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Old March 12th, 2017, 01:20 PM
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Default Armed Emelie ...

Sometimes I find some images from old sessions that did not get done. Here is Emelie, that I first met when assisting a photographer pal.



Some images that was done is a vector style ...



This was shot in Stockholm in front of a church, with a speedlite and a transparent umbrella.



And a more fashion lie face, at least half way.

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Old March 13th, 2017, 02:18 PM
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Sometimes I find some images from old sessions that did not get done. Here is Emelie, that I first met when assisting a photographer pal.


Per,

This has a flair to it, energy and a great composition. Well done. I like the model. Is she available for your work too?

It's too polished, as if for a fashion magazine, for what I think would go in a gallery. If it were not so finished, would you class it as "gothic"?

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Old March 13th, 2017, 03:04 PM
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Thanks. Its been years since I had contact with Emelie and I don't know what she is doing nowadays. Yes, I polish to much at times, as I am a little obsessed with retouching skin manually =).
Here is the dodge and burn layers combined for the skin retouch of the third image.



.. and here is the skin in 100% ...

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Old March 13th, 2017, 05:15 PM
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Thanks. Its been years since I had contact with Emelie and I don't know what she is doing nowadays. Yes, I polish to much at times, as I am a little obsessed with retouching skin manually =).
Here is the dodge and burn layers combined for the skin retouch of the third image.


With what blur/blend modes?

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Old March 14th, 2017, 12:43 AM
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No blur used. I use Soft Light for general D&B and Overlay to enhance whites, for instance in eye reflections. Multiply to lower whites.
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Old March 14th, 2017, 03:47 AM
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A lot of skill, Per my good friend! Do you do retouching for others too?

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Old March 14th, 2017, 04:49 AM
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No retouching jobs, except last month =), for a cd cover. I am a terrible business man but that frees some time for strange projects =)
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Old March 14th, 2017, 09:14 AM
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No retouching jobs, except last month =), for a cd cover. I am a terrible business man but that frees some time for strange projects =)
You are talented 🐝🐝🐝

No doubt about it!


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