The image was severely cropped, and underexposed by at least 1/2 stop and has some serious noise issues. I used Grain Surgery on it, but pre-sharpened it 1st, which wasn't the right way of doing it. Any constructive comments welcomed 8)
Obtain Scott Kelby's book The Photoshop CS Book For Digital Photographers. It has numerous examples of techniques that can be used with PS CS. They are spelled out in a simple step by step process that is pretty easy to follow. I have learned a lot from reading this book and recommend it highly to anyone that needs help with PS CS.TR_Fox said:Hey Gordon,
Can you tell me more about the the "Scott Kelby" process.
I can't find anything on it.
That's why it looks correct now. Also, I noticed in the exif that I mistakenly set the cam to -1/3 EV.JCPhoto said:Steve you said it was underexposed by at least a 1/2 stop. I did a method where you go into Photoshop and do a selection just choosing the face mask. Then go to levels and see if the histogram shows over /under exposure. What I saw was a centered histogram. The only thing I did see were spaces on either side of the histogram showing lost information on the highlight and shadow side. Besides that and to me with this process it looked as if it wasn't underexposed. What do you think?
I'm the 1st to admit I have no clue how to properly use my SB800. I'm much more familiar, although far from adept at using studio strobes. They a lot simpler. Turn em on, adjust power, shoot. Will check out that sharpener prog you mentioned.Chris101 said:By the way, there is no sign of flat light on this shot. All the curved parts look real round.
Like her cheeks. ...
Is the backlighting natural light and front light flash?