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  1. #11
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    The Final Ad

    Thanks everyone for their input on PS for this project. I learned alot. Now, I can truly say I have my first photographic project in a nationwide publication.
    Here it is:
    Law and Motion Ad.pdf
    Darin Wessel
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    Zooms: Tamron SP AF70-200mm f2.8 Di LD Macro; Sigma 28-90mm D macro, Konica-Minolta 18-70 f3.5-5.6
    Primes: Minolta 28mm f2.8; Sony 50mm f1.4
    Minolta RC-1000 remote commander

    Film:
    Calumet Cambo CC400 4x5 View Camera
    YashikaMat 6x6 TLR (other accessories)
    Minolta Maxxum 7000 w/ Minolta 35-80mm f/4-5.6 & Minolta 2800 flash
    Minolta Maxxum 5000i & Vivitar 728 AFM flash
    What's next???

  2. #12
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    Darin,
    As you know (maybe) I've been away on a trip so was unable to contribute to this thread and I know your project is finished so anything I have to say is for the future.

    The main thing I notice is that there is a bit of a veiling haze across the image.This is really a dynamic range issue causing the main information to be compressed. You can deal with this in levels (or curves) and don't worry that the extreme highlights get burned out because you'll bring them back using a vector mask.

    Because of the lack of flash and the harsh lighting lighting, I used a levels adjustment layer and masking to lighten the right side of the faces.

    Finishing with a boost in contrast, well almost, I added some colour to the sky.

    Sorry I couldn't be of any help when it counted.

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  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peekayoh View Post
    Darin,
    As you know (maybe) I've been away on a trip so was unable to contribute to this thread and I know your project is finished so anything I have to say is for the future.

    The main thing I notice is that there is a bit of a veiling haze across the image.This is really a dynamic range issue causing the main information to be compressed. You can deal with this in levels (or curves) and don't worry that the extreme highlights get burned out because you'll bring them back using a vector mask.

    Because of the lack of flash and the harsh lighting lighting, I used a levels adjustment layer and masking to lighten the right side of the faces.

    Finishing with a boost in contrast, well almost, I added some colour to the sky.

    Sorry I couldn't be of any help when it counted.
    Thank you for your input. There will be future projects!!! Besides, anyone reading this thread might be able to learn as well from your insight.

    So far, I have learned PS on my own and just began discovering the benefits of layers and adjustment layers. Now with my ditigal class, in the last week I started to learn about the benefits of layer masks and how to lighten (reduce) the effect in localized areas.
    Darin Wessel
    α 900
    Zooms: Tamron SP AF70-200mm f2.8 Di LD Macro; Sigma 28-90mm D macro, Konica-Minolta 18-70 f3.5-5.6
    Primes: Minolta 28mm f2.8; Sony 50mm f1.4
    Minolta RC-1000 remote commander

    Film:
    Calumet Cambo CC400 4x5 View Camera
    YashikaMat 6x6 TLR (other accessories)
    Minolta Maxxum 7000 w/ Minolta 35-80mm f/4-5.6 & Minolta 2800 flash
    Minolta Maxxum 5000i & Vivitar 728 AFM flash
    What's next???

  4. #14
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    Adjustment layers and masks are one of the most useful tools in PS.
    Like you, I've learned the hard way and I'm sure I would benefit from some proper tuition.
    You'll soon be showing us the way.

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