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12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

HEADSHOT WITH THE 12-40 f2.8



I've tried a much tighter crop on a previous posted photo. Do you think the tighter crop works?

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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

Yes, the crop works well.
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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

The crop works fine Tom,tell us a bit more about the PP.A kinda like it I think.
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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

Agree about the crop, but a little over-processed for my liking
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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

Thanks for the comments guys, I chose a warm tone for the BW conversion and used a frequency separation technique to enhance the look of the image.

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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

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Agree about the crop, but a little over-processed for my liking
I like the crop of her too, but also agree it looks like it has been over processed to me too (like spray paint skin).
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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

I'll echo the comments about the skin; it looks like a fashion ad image, where the photographer has gone OTT with Face Filter. I'd crop so as to lose the white shoulder, too - it distracts, catches the eye.

You'd probably do better to retain more skin detail, but go higher key. The vignette looks noisy, and I don't think you need it. Was this a hand-held shot? It gives that impression to me.

Nice pose, though!
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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

I think this lens will get you comments similar to those I got using the 50mm f/2.0

The models didn't like the amount of detail it produced and I'd ofter get asked to process the skin and blemishes,

I like tight crops so this appeals to my eye
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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

Hi Tom
I would concur about the overprocessed skin, I also feel that the distant eye does not recede enough and loses the 3d effect. I think the latter maybe something to do with the tones around the bridge of the nose. Having said all that I think you are close to really good portrait.
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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

The crop is fine. The mask like skin tone is interesting, I'm sure you knew exactly what you were doing in creating that effect, Tom - an arresting image for sure.
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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

Dont like the crop particularly the hair at the top cut off ..but the mouth is all wrong ..looks like she is about to suck a lolly .....
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Re: 12-40 f2.8 HEADSHOT

I prefer tighter crops with portraits. Keep the processing natural looking.
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