Cheryl Dubois  

Totally serious by Cheryl Dubois

October 2021 - Totally serious

October 2021 - Cheryl Dubois


About the Image(s)

1/160; f/2.8; ISO 100; 50mm prime Shot in studio; large window light 90 degrees camera right, bouncing off a large white V flat 90 degrees camera left, with a bit of strobe modified by a large umbrella about 35degrees camera left.

I knew when I made the image, I would change the background as the colors of the flowers didn't match the scarf. I imported into lightroom and opened up the shadows, made adjustments to clarity; imported into Photoshop - changed the background, made various edits to brighten the image and enhance the skin and eyes, as well as soften the wrinkles in the scarf.

4 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Another great portrait!!! The title really tells all. Very good eye contact and I like the crop you have done. Very subtle lighting.
The one ear ring bugs me a bit and wonder if would be better cloned out?
Well done.
  Posted: 10/04/2021 15:38:41

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Cheryl, you did wonderful, especially with they eyes. I like the framing. It looks like you had some interesting shadows in the original, adding depth. Maybe see if you bring some back very subtly.   Posted: 10/09/2021 14:41:02

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
Great portrait, Cheryl! I like the background much better than the original. I think your subtle adjustments really work for this photo. Your subject must be thrilled with this portrait!   Posted: 10/12/2021 11:06:30

Brent Doornbos   Brent Doornbos
Excellent portrait. I like both with and without the background. Left eye has WAY more detail than the right, maybe make them a bit more similar?? Just stands out to me. But excellent portrait.   Posted: 10/12/2021 12:38:25


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