Cheryl Dubois  

Brown eyed lady by Cheryl Dubois

October 2020 - Brown eyed lady

October 2020 - Cheryl Dubois


About the Image(s)

Canon 5d mark ii - OCF from Speedlight with 24" modifier; 1/125; f/4.6, ISO 200; 70-300 mm f/2,8 IS II;

This image was taken at a local park as part of a mini Senior photography session. I like the soft blur of the background created by the chosen focal length. Post processing with Lightroom including minor adjustments to exposure & contrast, clarity, sharpening, and lens correction. In photoshop I used the healing brush and also used frequency separation for final retouching of blemishes and stray hair. I know I often get comments that I have removed too much texture from the skin, so I am hoping the frequency separation will resolve some of those issues.

6 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
What a pretty young lady and a great portrait as usual from you!! Her eyes are really sharp and a nice direct contact with the camera. You did well to tone down the highlights that were in the original image as they were distracting.
I do wonder whether a small crop on the left side would improve the image? I also find the tree in the background a bit eye catching even though it is nicely blurred which is a shame. Perhaps just stepping to the left and the model turning slightly this could have been avoided?
Even so it is a lovely portrait, well done.   Posted: 10/09/2020 15:55:49

Noël Bonné   Noël Bonné
Same comments as Angela, you did already soften the skin, wonder how it would look if you did a a bit more.
Question the lens you used is it a 70-200 or 70-300, I could not find a 70-300 f2.8. The 70-200 f2.8 ii is a VERY sharp lens ...   Posted: 10/11/2020 01:02:20
Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Sorry about the error regarding lens - it was the 70-200; f/2.8 II, IS   Posted: 10/18/2020 06:17:27

Hema Narayanan   Hema Narayanan
Nice joyful portrait and crisp with a color contrast which is eye catchy. Perhaps it is the makeup on the girls face, that makes the face look a bit differently bright compared to the color of her neck. Some toning down there may help?   Posted: 10/12/2020 03:39:09

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Cheryl, nice portrait. I have a hard time with portraits, and you have done a nice job here. She is a little washed out and you can bring her back with post processing. The background is nice, and perhaps a bit bright in lower left, but you already did a very nice job on the background from the original. Nice detail in the hair you brought out too.   Posted: 10/12/2020 07:48:18

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
Lovely young lady as your subject, Cheryl! I think you did a great job capturing a happy, teenager for her senior portraits. I like your background. If it would be possible to reposition without the tree, I think that would be good, but that's not always possible!   Posted: 10/14/2020 00:37:41


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