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08-APR-2008 Robin Reid

Class Lessons

Poway, CA

Iím basically a snapper, cropper, and contrast man.

Reminders and instructions in class are beginning to sink in that I should do more (it helps to not be in a hurry).

Here I color balanced the entire image, selected the fence and toned down the white, dodged his face to lighten it, selected and used curves to make his eyes and teeth whiter, and finally used a layer mask (set at screen) to pick up some highlights in his hair. Some sharpening and a added frame ended the process.

Iím not bragging; just commenting on a few things I am trying to see and learn to do. It helps to have a great subject like Oliver which makes the effort worth the time.

Canon EOS 5D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/1000s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
virginiacoastline14-Apr-2008 16:37
all your efforts apparently paid off . . .looks professional
Buz Kiefer11-Apr-2008 16:11
Excellent result Robin. Nice photo all around.
snootydog11-Apr-2008 05:52
Hey Robin, the hard work shows.... this is one of your best.
Scott R Schroeder11-Apr-2008 05:05
Really nicely done.
Herb 11-Apr-2008 03:39
Well done
Susan T11-Apr-2008 02:42
I love this one Robin, great job!
Cindi Smith11-Apr-2008 01:38
This is wonderful, Robin! Well done! You nailed this one!;)
laine8211-Apr-2008 01:17
I love your lessons Robin as your so giving with hints & tips...thanks for sharing...Oliver is a great little subject !!
Bryan Ramsay11-Apr-2008 01:08
Ahhh the real pleasures of CS3! Very nice done Robin! -BJ
Bob Foisel11-Apr-2008 00:18
Looks great. Well done.
Ron S. Bernardo10-Apr-2008 22:32
You are really getting good at this! Keep us inspired...
Guest 10-Apr-2008 21:46
Well done with the treatment Robin, and you captured a sweet and playful expression and moment.......Lovely Portrait!
Dougie Young10-Apr-2008 20:12
A beautiful portrait Robin and thanks for passing on what you are learning in you class..:>
Richard Calmes10-Apr-2008 19:27
Inspired portrait!