Jim Hooper  

Lady with Rose Tattoo by Jim Hooper

February 2021 - Lady with Rose Tattoo

February 2021 - Jim Hooper


About the Image(s)

I adjusted basic exposure, contrast, shadows and highlights in Lightroom, and then opened it in photoshop. In Photoshop, I cloned out one tattoo on her shin (I wouldn't normally clone over a tattoo, but it was small, faint, and looked more like a bruise. It was her first tattoo, and was a classic "stick and poke" tattoo, that she regretted later on, so she suggested I take it out for the image). I then did a frequency separation technique to smooth her skin tones and acne scars, primarily in her face. While doing the FS technique, I also cleaned up the underarms, as a faint stubble had shown, and the FS allowed me to remove texture and blend tones. Overall, this image didn't get a lot of work done to it.

3 comments posted

Donna Paul   Donna Paul
Jim, this image in very lovely. I like how the light shins to the top and her face. I like all the angles with Her arms and legs. I like how you touched it up and remover the tata on her leg. My eye is pulled to the thing in the top left of the image. JMO but the black thing in-between her and behind her knee in another spot that would take my eye away from her. Well done this is a very nice soft shot.   Posted: 02/07/2021 14:05:35

Manfred Mueller   Manfred Mueller
Great image Jim; well thought out and executed. The sheets complement her skin tone so very well. The pose is great and her outfit compliments her tattoos, as does your lighting work. Everything has come together really well.

A few very minor issues. I find that the skin looks a bit over-processed, something I find happens a lot with frequency separation. The shoes at the bottom of the frame are softening up just enough to be noticeable.   Posted: 02/07/2021 16:28:04

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
I like the pose and the lighting. The color harmony is quite nice. I actually like the skin processing.   Posted: 02/22/2021 07:34:49


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