A couple ikea lights and photoshop

Any feedback to improve? I know I didn't start with the best image but I don't have any lights, just used an ikea desk light pointed at an angle and my ceiling lights. A lot of curve adjustments, then did a brights luminosity mask and did a curve adjustment on that mask to give the image a little pop / contrast

Shot with a sony a7r 55/1....

New to photography. Any c/c greatly appreciated.

Nikon D750
Sigma 24-105 F4

Shot at:
24mm
F8
1/250
ISO 2500

This will be my first post on this site, I'm just after any c/c in general from these two photos. Whether it be composition, camera settings or post production, anything would help out a great deal so thank you in advance. (P.S Im aware the...

purim is coming!!!!! :)

Hi every one!!

first of all i see more and more members join this group and i love this!
i would love to see more works of before and after, gets some tips, videos of retouch or some questions! anything on your mind or on your pc :)
i invite you all to share and hope to see more and more discussions in the future!

now...

My first portrait session

Four weeks ago I did my first portrait session in Manchester UK. All natural light & edited in Photoshop CC 2017. CC welcomed.
Gear/setting & more images from this shoot https://500px.com/dancarson

Pushing my gear to the limit

I've heard many times that shooting against the sun it's not recommended but i decided to do it anyway. To my surprise the dynamic range of my D7000 it's waaay higher that nikon would ever care to admit and using just a speedlight in front of my subject i've managed to get this shoot. Let me know what do you think about it

Before/after macro abstract

This was a huge undertaking- model's skin was covered in fine hairs and larger pores, that made the smooth texture I was going after difficult. This was the best I could do. I am wondering if in the future I should ask the makeup artist to wax the model's face, but she advised me the model may be offended! I just wasn't sure how much prep was...

Lightening and manipulation

Just playing with curves and tones on the first one, adding some gradient layer.
Second one is a bit photomanipulated, adding foggy effect and sky, I am still quite amateur when it comes to photomanipulation, learning. For night effect I used color balance, curves and solid color layer as I remember. I would like to hear some critiques,...

Federica (step by step gif included)

It has been a while since last time I posted a Before/After look.
so here I am again asking for your comments and critiques.
[If there is any issue in gif quality open it in new tab]

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
@ f/2.8 - ISO 160 - 1/640s
Picture Style: Cinestlye by Technicolor...

1 hour edit

This was just a quick edit before a lesson I am holding tomorrow. Skin could be smoother but total retouching time came to just over an hour.

Speed edit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cMazFisTsQ