Help, Advice and C&C for Portrait Novice

Started Nov 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
Turbo Hampster Contributing Member • Posts: 556
Re: Help, Advice and C&C for Portrait Novice

jayboo wrote:

Turbo Hampster wrote:

I really like it aswell!

Im guessing that's the same guy in the picture on the mantlepiece? Very clever composition...

I agree though it could use more contrast and I would throw in a bit of clarity aswell, but that's just me

Thanks Turbo Hamster, yes the picture on the mantlepiece is one I took of him on his 85th birthday.

I guess my processing skills also need a little work, when I add more contrast it seems to throw his face into more darkness, but I will give it another go, thanks for your comment and advice.

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I don't know what you use for your b&w conversions, but don't simply use the contrast slider to add contrast, use the colour channels and keep the yellow and red sliders up which will avoid his face getting darker

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