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These are my most recent edits on my flickr. I'm sort of new to photography and editing, and use CSP for a majority of my work. I'm trying very hard to work on poses, adding filters, and doing paint-overs. I feel like every post is some small improvement, however! Any feedback is welcome :)

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23 hours ago, KirinGale said:

These are my most recent edits on my flickr. I'm sort of new to photography and editing, and use CSP for a majority of my work. I'm trying very hard to work on poses, adding filters, and doing paint-overs. I feel like every post is some small improvement, however! Any feedback is welcome :)

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Kirin, these are FABULOUS pics!

You should give some thought to posting in the "How does your avatar look today ?" thread in the "Your Avatar" forum: it's a much more active thread, and we actually have more in-depth discussions about photography and technique there than you generally see here. I'd love to hear more about how your produced these!

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6 hours ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

Kirin, these are FABULOUS pics!

You should give some thought to posting in the "How does your avatar look today ?" thread in the "Your Avatar" forum: it's a much more active thread, and we actually have more in-depth discussions about photography and technique there than you generally see here. I'd love to hear more about how your produced these!

I just posted at your recommendation, tysm for the suggestion! So, let's see, as far as technique goes: 

  • First I try to find interesting locations or I set a plain backdrop at my house and then frankenstein one in later.
  • I take several shots under different windlights for purposes of texture, color, and shading. Then when in CSP I use different masking options to enhance a base photo; usually one with heavy shadow, or in Nam's.
  • I separate the subject from the BG, and then use a light, guassian blur over different areas to achieve focus and depth.
  • Basic smudging, blending, clone tool, multiply, and color/glow dodge layers to render lighting and fix errors/clipping.
  • Fun effect brushes for detail in the BG, or to add lense flare.

I have seen other techniques; like setting up props, or combining different aspects of multiple photos to make one image -- but they're a bit above my skill level atm.

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53 minutes ago, KirinGale said:

I just posted at your recommendation, tysm for the suggestion! So, let's see, as far as technique goes: 

  • First I try to find interesting locations or I set a plain backdrop at my house and then frankenstein one in later.
  • I take several shots under different windlights for purposes of texture, color, and shading. Then when in CSP I use different masking options to enhance a base photo; usually one with heavy shadow, or in Nam's.
  • I separate the subject from the BG, and then use a light, guassian blur over different areas to achieve focus and depth.
  • Basic smudging, blending, clone tool, multiply, and color/glow dodge layers to render lighting and fix errors/clipping.
  • Fun effect brushes for detail in the BG, or to add lense flare.

I have seen other techniques; like setting up props, or combining different aspects of multiple photos to make one image -- but they're a bit above my skill level atm.

Whatever you're doing, it's working very well!

Can I ask which viewer you're using?

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