Bev Caine  


ALEXANDRA by Bev Caine

September 2021 - ALEXANDRA

September 2021 - Bev Caine

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About the Image(s)

This is the granddaughter who just got engaged and I took this the evening before her engagement party. Just put it into a critique session and improved it following the suggestions of the majority of the group. This was not posed. It was one of a myriad of images I "grabbed" while sitting at a table and conversing with other guests.

Shot with my Canon T2I Tamron 16-300 39mm 1/125sec ISO 400


8 comments posted




Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
A nice photo of Alex, but it needs a little more work. I ran the image through Luminar Ai then made a few adjustments using Luminar Ai, adjusting the face, removing some of the lines under her eye, her eyes cleaned up a little, then went back to Topaz Studio 2. Ran it through topaz Denoise Ai and Topaz Sharpen Ai. went back into photoshop and removed the piece of "purple" on the sleeve on her right arm. I feel you should change the back ground or remove the blur on the background on the right side.   Posted: 09/01/2021 11:50:27
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Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
Dear Bev, you seem to have an abundance of great looking female/ models in your family. Very lucky! Since most judges go right for the eyes, I try to do the same. The catch lights are different sizes so I cloned the left to the right and toned down a little. Also thought the background could be a little more complementary so I tried several. Maybe better maybe not?   Posted: 09/01/2021 17:24:27
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Tom Buckard   Tom Buckard
  Posted: 09/01/2021 17:25:01
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Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Bev, I find candid shots to be so difficult to get anything good. This one is great. She is really lovely and you captured her face beautifully. I like Tom's soft peach background because it picks up the colors in her top and also echoes her soft skin tones. Part of her right sleeve was lost in the background change. I also like the catchlights in her eyes in the original.   Posted: 09/06/2021 10:35:33



Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I did not notice the catch lights being different sizes, the lines under eyes, not the purple spot until Stuart and Tom mentioned them - guess I'm not very observant. All I saw was a lovely girl. I think I like the plain background best.
  Posted: 09/06/2021 10:35:41



Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
Hi Bev,
Nice capture! I like what Tom did with her eyes, reducing the catchlights. Photoshop's select and mask can help to get more of the "whispy" hair in the masking process.   Posted: 09/07/2021 15:56:36
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Thanks Lloyd. I just purchased a webinar on masking, etc. and will have to open it on my laptop and work on the image on the desktop at the same time to get it to sink in.   Posted: 09/07/2021 19:11:16
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Thanks Lloyd. I just purchased a webinar on masking, etc. and will have to open it on my laptop and work on the image on the desktop at the same time to get it to sink in.   Posted: 09/07/2021 19:11:16



 

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