IntO thE LiGthS - ChiLd PorTrAit
My First Attempt on Outdoor Child Portrait
on my niece..
The most difficult to capture on a portrait shot outdoor is when the subject skin is light or Brown.. OE is unavoidable on light skin , and details will loose on brown skin..unless the subject is in a shaded portion and we use a lightform to make the hard light bounce to the subject and make it soft , that , all this factors would change..however , photoshop is one of a good alternative tools to tweak the image and give more details and reduce OE on our image as well , but it needs a lot of time to do it..and i don't have that time nor many of us here , so what i did? both of us are in a shaded portion of the house..still the details is not much on the skin tones and the eyes , but the hair details are great! I just say that to compliment myself! ha ha ha!
partial shaded , time 5:30PM sun position almost down..
Technical Aspect :
Nikon D40 APS-CF 6.1MP
Lens : Tamron 18-200mm Asperical LD Macro lens
Apperture : Widest at 5.6 to get a good blur of the Bachground..( Bokeh)
Shutter Release : 80s
Dial Selection : M for manual mode
ISO : 400 ( you can set this in Auto )
Saturation : Enhance Mode
Noise reduction : On
Flash : Did not Fire
Tripod : No
Post processing : PCCS3
Tweak the exposure level , Crop the Image , Shadow Drop , Selective tools ( magic Wand ) to select the eye for sharp edges and a sharpen .
Sharpening Technique :
Copy layer ( control + J )
Change Layer to darken , go to Filter>Unsharpen Mask> , Set Amount at 18 Radius at 40 Threshold at 0 percentage at 100% then hit OK ,Go back change the layer to Lighten same procedure but the percentage should be 50% hit OK..then change the layer to normal..
Go to Layer>Flatten Image..and your done! Cheers!
Thank you so much for viewing!