Portrait of Jodie.

Discussion in 'People' started by frede, May 1, 2007.

  1. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    This is the last edit of Jodie Cheng. Comments welcome. We plan to work together again, so you may see some more of Jodie. :smile:


    I felt creative here.

  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice work
    Like the second one. Looks great
  3. it's beautiful just the way it is in B&W or color. Levels adjustment maybe but please, this shot doesn't need gimmicks...
  4. Lowolf


    Jan 26, 2006
    superb both are great but number two just is great
  5. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Really nicely done Fred, I even like the "repeater", but I got just one word for the model; MANICURE!
  6. I love these two Fred!! Composition is great, facial expression is great, lighting and everything else is wonderful!!!! The only thing I would suggest is that Jodie get a manicure. With her hands that visible in the shot, it really takes away from a really incredible image...(for me)
  7. Love the first one! Not thrilled by the effect in the second one.
  8. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Good work.
  9. cuss2much

    cuss2much Guest

    I like the B&W photo...

    not really feeling the effect in the second one..
  10. renaud


    May 14, 2006
    Ouah very nice work
  11. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    Fred, The B&W is excellent. Great skin work with nice detail remaining and an excellent pose with very nice framing.

    The second is a cool idea, but I'll second Woody's comment that the shot is definitely good enough without the wizardry. Cool concept though.

    Here's is your photo with levels highlight slider moved left to meet with the bulk of the data and a de-fog sharpening which is USM set at 50%/10 pixels.

    I think it clarifies it a bit and eliminates the original's *slightly* murky appearance.

    Great work here Fred!! An excellent shot!!


    As far as Steve's comment about the manicure.....this is a lesson I learned a few shoots ago. I always ask about their nails during the pre-shoot phone interview. Since most models working on a TFCD basis are usually young and broke I'll offer to reimburse them for a manicure if they have one done before the shoot. This also helps eliminate stripper/porn star nails which I detest. You know the ones......squared off French manicure. Yuck! It is also one more thing that makes them look forward to working with you again in the future. What young woman wouldn't enjoy a free manicure?:biggrin:
    In the overall scheme of things it is a very minimal added expense.

    I think you could get in and fix the rough cuticles with the healing and clone tools if you want. It would be worth it just for the photoshop exercise.
  12. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Thanks to all for the helpful comments. The B&W was my first coversion using the Fred Miranda tool. I really like the tool - you can tweak until the cows come home with that baby, and just $30.

    Okay now the "repeater" photo....... I'm with the nays now. I think it looks kind of cheezy.

    Thanks Stuart. I had lunch with Jodie today to discuss concepts for another shoot. I'm picking up the cost of a manicure when we shoot again. :biggrin:
  13. BigPixel

    BigPixel Guest

    what he said....the B&W is exceptional.
  14. frede


    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Thanks Mike. I am very pleased with the Fred Miranda tool.