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s O u L  cAtcHinG  . . . .(my first high key try-out)
s O u L cAtcHinG . . . .(my first high key try-out)
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Challenge: Black and White Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: in my super small home studio ...............
Date: Jan 5, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180 s
Galleries: Black and White, Children
Date Uploaded: Jan 7, 2007

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how can i create a good looking "HIGH KEY" photo in PS

Statistics
Place: 31 out of 491
Avg (all users): 6.4493
Avg (commenters): 7.6316
Avg (participants): 6.3462
Avg (non-participants): 6.5301
Views since voting: 1393
Views during voting: 454
Votes: 296
Comments: 46
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/16/2007 02:28:38 AM
I like the color one alot better just because of its natural look.
01/17/2007 01:23:01 PM
Having been watching your portfolio, and am a little unsure as to why you didn't place higher. This is a wonderful capture, with really strong focus on the clarity of the eyes. Thanks for your comment too!
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01/17/2007 12:29:02 AM
This is another one that I thought should have done better even in this very talented competition.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 09:12:24 PM
very angelic and pure. I wish there was a little less white space on the left, but otherwise I think this has a shot at at least the top 20.
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01/16/2007 09:09:34 PM
"Soul catching" for sure, your wonderful image does not need an explanation.
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01/16/2007 08:48:54 PM
gorgeous, but why the tight crop?
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01/16/2007 08:16:03 PM
I love it, so beautiful. She is adorable. 10
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01/16/2007 06:15:14 PM
well done hi-key 7
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01/16/2007 02:08:34 PM
(my first high key try-out) I hate explanations in titles. Let the photo speak for itself. This is a great capture and does not require footnotes. I am not sure that this is the best crop but overall really good. 9
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01/16/2007 08:16:27 AM
Once again - very strong work. An excellent image. Your high key attempt works great with ths strong contrast and detail in her eyes IMHO. Keep this up along with the work in your portfolio and you will be rewarded well here at DPC.
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01/16/2007 02:48:03 AM
Actually a very good first attempt. Nothing looks burnt out, good catch light and just enough shadow under the eyebrows and lips for definition. A little loss of detail on the left (her right) ear and hair. Much better than most of the other shots of kids in this challenge
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01/16/2007 02:11:32 AM
This just has to win the ribbon, Absolutely stunning!!!! I don't think any other picture that this little girl has taken of her will ever capture her the way you have. Just beautiful!!! Would love to be able to take a photo of my little girls like this someday. (tips welcome;) A much deserved 10!!!!!!!
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01/16/2007 12:31:04 AM
Love the eyes, and the facial expression
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01/16/2007 12:23:51 AM
I was browsing your portfolio shortly before this challenge & this is one of many images that caught my attention. As good as this looks here, it's ironic that it looks even better in color.

You have an incredible eye & sense of space- good luck! << 10 >>
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01/15/2007 11:41:27 PM
excellent first try! Well done.
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01/15/2007 02:28:11 AM
oh wow, such big eyes on her.... she is adorable! :)
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01/14/2007 03:58:22 PM
Nice job on the eyes.
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01/13/2007 11:13:52 PM
VERY nice high key shot! It could sell baby shampoo ... 9
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01/13/2007 07:10:27 PM
Your first? Wow!
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01/13/2007 03:49:58 PM
nice job. This looks really great.
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01/13/2007 09:52:40 AM
wow, really nice child portrait. you captured it at a good moment but i would probably refrain from explaining things in the title of your picture. 8
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01/12/2007 02:41:09 PM
I'm not generally a big fan of High Key, but I think you've done a pretty nice job here. The eye's are the star of this shot of course. Great catchlight and clarity in those eyes. Nice job.
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01/12/2007 01:59:52 PM
Brilliant.
Its pretty obvious who the photographer is, but let that be a testiment to the pure quality that i've seen from you.

Incredible eyes, lovely soft feel, and i love the pose.
8, but i may be back to bump it up on a second look.
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01/12/2007 09:25:16 AM
nice high key. well done, but the composition and crop really bother me. lots of wasted sapce on the left. i tighter crop should have been used here. good shot though. 7
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01/11/2007 10:52:40 PM
I think you did great! Tubby time and high key are great together
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01/11/2007 04:58:42 PM
stunning eyes. beautiful child
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01/11/2007 03:25:45 PM
this works very well for me.. hope this is doing well in the scoring.. 7
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01/11/2007 02:37:12 PM
I just love this photo. I love her expression, it is just beautiful, and the lighting and editing is lovely.
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01/11/2007 02:31:35 PM
I might've pushed it a little further with the high key- ie, pushed the whites even a little more. Nice expression, the cropping is okay. The eyes are fabulous
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01/11/2007 11:12:44 AM
nice on your first try
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01/11/2007 04:41:40 AM
I have seen this picture in another contest. Is this allowed?
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01/11/2007 04:41:39 AM
very good high key attempt, but needs a little more DOF
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01/11/2007 12:26:18 AM
this is nice. Love the eyes. I love high key and can never seem to get it right. Everyone always complains about it being too light. But I love this look.
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01/11/2007 12:18:11 AM
Your first try with high-key? It looks great. I have to learn how to do this.
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01/10/2007 11:50:56 PM
great photo - tacky title. Love the photo in every way, have no real input. Won't penalize you for the dumb title, but I think you did your excellent work a disservice - 8 for now
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01/10/2007 10:58:27 PM
beautiful eyes
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01/10/2007 10:20:34 PM
this is excellent...the clarity is just perfect.
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01/10/2007 07:59:11 PM
beautiful
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01/10/2007 07:13:17 PM
The eyes are captivating. Beautiful!
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01/10/2007 05:05:42 PM
Wow, you did very well on your first high key! High key is probably my favorite kind of portrait, and this one is beautiful! Nice soft skin tones (without being tooooo soft). Great clarity in the eyes. I bet it won't be your last high key, will it :) This is one of my highest rated photos so far! Good luck! 9
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01/10/2007 03:08:50 PM
The way you processed the skin and eyes creeps me out to be blunt. The skin looks like plastic and the eyes almost glow. No offense.
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01/10/2007 12:03:44 PM
I like the eyes (great job!) and I like the skin, but I don't like the hair.
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01/10/2007 10:05:11 AM
pretty eyes
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01/10/2007 09:57:11 AM
Awesome first high key attempt. I love it!
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01/10/2007 01:29:32 AM
I don't think the high key works so well here. Kids have great skin and usually high key will make adult skin look better. Not that you can't photo children in high key. Because your lighting down on her face the depth of light is dropping off a bit and her chin and lower lip has some tone coming in. This makes me feel like your light is just uneven and over exposed not high key. Even so I love the faming and the expression 7
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01/10/2007 12:15:52 AM
i love the picture, but not the captial/not letters on the title. but it is very nice, and i really like the detail in the irises
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