Musing Eye's picture

Beauty Shot Novice

So, I'm not normally one for beauty shots, but one of the owners of the studio I was renting time at had a cool curved reflector set up and we had a few moments between sets. Ali hopped up, I boomed in a beauty dish, and this was the first shot. I'm quite happy with it.
Comments, suggestions and constructive critique welcome.

Model: Ali Zagame (IG: @ali_zagame, MM#3154678)
Studio: Freeze Frame Studio, Gardner MA

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Radoslav Katanik's picture

Lovely shot but I would probably fix the blemishes on her face in post. This could be outstanding shot with a little touch in PS.

Musing Eye's picture

Thanks, I do need to work on my retouching for things like that. Having worked with her several times, she has a bluish tone under her eyes that hopefully I've suppressed here by faintly painting in a bit of her skin tone over it.

Radoslav Katanik's picture

Find out what frequency separation is, it'll change your life!

Musing Eye's picture

I gotta admit I've shied away from it because of some bad plastic/inhuman looks from it, but I know that's not so much the technique as the way people over-use it.

Jared Wolfe's picture

Beautiful shot. The reddishness in her nose bugs me though. Easy fix with an HSL adjustment layer or painting in hue blend mode. Otherwise its solid. Keep it up.

Musing Eye's picture

Ah, I think I found a good video on using the HSL approach, so I'll try that:

Hugh Anderson's picture

I feel she is hunched over somewhat. The PS advice is solid. Nice shot though. :-) Hugh