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1.72 - "Needs Work" 

Night beauty shot with no special lighting. Shot through the window to get the bokeh from lights from the street.

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I like the idea of the window bokeh, but I feel like the half circles with hard lines is distracting. That side of the image also feels a bit washed out. Thankfully these are easy (ish in bokeh) fixes.

Sagar Bhat's picture

Thanks for the input! I would love to learn how to fix them and if I can I will try to do it. :)

My first thought for bokeh is clone stamp tbh. Either to remove them entirely or try to clone it as a mirror. I feel like her hair will be easier to do the mirror, but her face overall poses more of a challenge either way.

The washing out is a simple gradient with exposure changes.

Sagar Bhat's picture

Thanks a lot! Much appreciated! will try to work with these tips!

Jesse Merz's picture

In general this photo could use a lot of refining. The contrast and colors are very dull and her pose is not interesting. I actually like the bokeh reflections idea but it doesn't work covering her face like this. It's going to be tough getting a good image shooting through a window.

Sagar Bhat's picture

I agree! I could use a lot of refining :D It is great to have the input from community and know where and which direction i should work in. Thanks for the input!