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Light up my life!
Light up my life!
smurfguy


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-10 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Oct 27, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160s
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2007

New studio lighting - strobist style. =) First portrait shoot with new gear.

Portraits are so much nicer to edit for advanced:
- Sharpen
- Selective soft glow blur
- Color balance and selective color adjustment layers
- Resize, save for web

Statistics
Place: 43 out of 521
Avg (all users): 6.4488
Avg (commenters): 7.6429
Avg (participants): 6.4747
Avg (non-participants): 6.3571
Views since voting: 1291
Views during voting: 189
Votes: 127
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/13/2008 03:09:07 PM
Awesome baby portrait!
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12/01/2007 10:59:33 PM
STUNNING baby portrait, the parents must adore this
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11/13/2007 11:53:48 PM
Great portrait! The lighting here is really amazing!!
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11/13/2007 10:06:24 PM
OMG! This is such a brilliant picture. Oh and the kid is cute too! :P
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11/13/2007 09:13:57 PM
Wonderful colours and expression.
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11/10/2007 07:04:42 AM
Originally posted by smurfguy:

Thanks for the wonderful comments all! =)


I have been trying to develop a two layer technique. I am not sure whether other people do it or not but last one month or so I have done some portraits with this. Here is how this works.

The glow in your photo is due to blur effect. Using blur for this type of effect is common. But what is not common is to use blur and sharpening both on same image. Since they are antipodal. Try this.
Create a dublicate layer. Adjust the opacity of top layer to 35 %.
apply sharpening on top layer. Now go to base layer and apply Gaussian blur. See the effect. You can adjust top layer opacity to your taste.

These are two examples:
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11/08/2007 10:27:38 AM
Thanks for the wonderful comments all! =)
11/08/2007 08:44:51 AM
Should've had a much higher placement.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2007 10:26:49 PM
Wonderful portrait. She's a charmer I'm sure. But I can't help wonder, do you have one where she's looking at the camera?
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11/07/2007 08:21:14 PM
Nice eyes! that was the first thing i noticed about this baby.
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11/07/2007 02:45:25 PM
What a cutie. Great lighting and love the colors.
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11/06/2007 03:29:01 PM
Delightful shot. I hope it does well.
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11/05/2007 07:00:18 AM
8 - Beautiful portrait. Clothing is pretty and adds nice character. Lighting is very nice. Only two things I can suggest are the background / backdrop visible bottom left (more in or else out) and possibly a variation in crop/framing, but both quite minor.
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11/03/2007 10:08:13 AM
she looks like my own daughter, she is same age as her.
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11/02/2007 11:50:03 PM
What a cutie! Very nicely lit.
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11/02/2007 08:39:16 PM
The clarity here is stunning. The intenstity of the colors, the depth of the tones and contrasts. Everything is so delicate and life-like. Breath-taking image.
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11/02/2007 06:01:16 PM
Such a cute baby, love the cloths - nice shot :o)
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11/02/2007 12:54:38 PM
Great lighitng and terrific expression you have captured. One of my very favorite baby pictures I have seen on this iste.
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11/02/2007 12:48:44 AM
What a perfect expression, great photo :)
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11/01/2007 07:37:30 PM
That's pretty amazing. Not a typical cutesy baby shot. Exquisite lighting. Love the purple sweater and hat.
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11/01/2007 10:17:34 AM
Great shot. 7
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11/01/2007 08:29:04 AM
can you knit me one of those hats? I love it! ;-)
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11/01/2007 03:07:51 AM
awwwwww
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11/01/2007 12:40:47 AM
I don't care where this image lands in the end. But it's #1 in my book. Just gave it a 10 and a favorite! Great job!
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