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"Soni Kuri" (Beautiful Girl) #1

Suby In the House

I have seen that some people may think that I depend on photoshop to get all the lovely(okay I know that's subjective) images I achieve on this blog.

Okay now it's time to remind those people out there that, I DO NOT PHOTOSHOP ALL MY IMAGES, (just most of the ones I put up here LOL).

Why does Suby post lots of  photoshoped shots I hear you ask? Well it's like this, I really really really really WANT to become an editing GURU, not because I NEED IT to get lovely images, but so that I KNOW when to use it to to achieve any desired end result or to help rescue an image if need be. I must also add here even the "bestest" most reknowned photogrpahers in the world use photoshop.

Now just to remind you that I still can take shots without photoshoping it to death lol, why don't I just post one up.

I took this shot on Friday, taken indoors in a living room, lighting not the best, background not the best, what to do?

1.Decide what exactly I want to capture (beautiful girl/colourful dress)
2.Decide which setting to use on camera (Manual of course)
3.Decide what lens to use (Prime 50mm Lens, why? So I can blur out the background without resorting to photoshop and IT IS A portrait lens)
4.Decide, am I using flash? (answer was yes). Am I bouncing flash? (answer again was yes)
5.Decide in room with with not too flattering a background, where to place subject and angle at which to take shot without the background being too much of a nuisance (remember no photoshoping allowed)
6.Decide what emotion(s) I want to convey to any one viewing the image (Like duh, subject beautiful/she is stunning? oh & maybe lovely top :) )
7. Decide to start snapping :)  (must point out thought process above takes about 5 seconds)
 
Current Read - "Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers by Martin Evening".

Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

"Soni Kuri" (Beautiful Girl) #1

Suby In the House

I have seen that some people may think that I depend on photoshop to get all the lovely(okay I know that's subjective) images I achieve on this blog.

Okay now it's time to remind those people out there that, I DO NOT PHOTOSHOP ALL MY IMAGES, (just most of the ones I put up here LOL).

Why does Suby post lots of  photoshoped shots I hear you ask? Well it's like this, I really really really really WANT to become an editing GURU, not because I NEED IT to get lovely images, but so that I KNOW when to use it to to achieve any desired end result or to help rescue an image if need be. I must also add here even the "bestest" most reknowned photogrpahers in the world use photoshop.

Now just to remind you that I still can take shots without photoshoping it to death lol, why don't I just post one up.

I took this shot on Friday, taken indoors in a living room, lighting not the best, background not the best, what to do?

1.Decide what exactly I want to capture (beautiful girl/colourful dress)
2.Decide which setting to use on camera (Manual of course)
3.Decide what lens to use (Prime 50mm Lens, why? So I can blur out the background without resorting to photoshop and IT IS A portrait lens)
4.Decide, am I using flash? (answer was yes). Am I bouncing flash? (answer again was yes)
5.Decide in room with with not too flattering a background, where to place subject and angle at which to take shot without the background being too much of a nuisance (remember no photoshoping allowed)
6.Decide what emotion(s) I want to convey to any one viewing the image (Like duh, subject beautiful/she is stunning? oh & maybe lovely top :) )
7. Decide to start snapping :)  (must point out thought process above takes about 5 seconds)
 
Current Read - "Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers by Martin Evening".

Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

comments (26)

  • Reza
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2006, 00:10
All I have to say is....effin awesome.

Aaaaaand.....whats her number? Dang! She lives in England. I think your just trying to tease my now Suby, you know I love brown/tanned skinned ladies. Especially my middle eastern ladies.

Wonderful notphotoshoping you did there smile
Suby & Sinem: The Rezaaa man, how goes it? I knew you would like this bro, and yes it was meant to tease you smile Glad you like smile
Suby
  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 3 Jul 2006, 03:37
Mmm.. I think you still need to work with lighting and exposure. This shot is slightly underexposed and worse of all, the lighting is far too much on her back than her face (which is quite a bit darker). The harsh shadows on her face also aren't flattering (ie. the one behind her nose doesn't help). As you've said, you want to capture both the girl and the dress but the lighting suggests otherwise.
Suby & Sinem: Ummmm okay here goes,

with what I had with me, only one flash, a poorly lit room with all the curtains drawn, lighting all over the place, I had two choices,
1. Take shots and make the best of what I was presented with.
2. Not take shots or not make available lighting work for me.

I guess you know which I choose smile
Now do not mistake the explanation above as an excuse for the lighting, I actually decided that on some shots, I was going to concentrate on
1. The dress
2 casting a slight shadow if I can on her face.

I could have ensured that the light illuminated her face fully, but I did not want to do that on this shot (& yes I do have other shots where the face is the focal point which should be posted in a few days)

Now why did I take this shot this way, because I wanted to add the added mystery if I decided to convert this shot to monochrome, which was my earlier intention. However I decided to go the route of no editing hence leave in colour so here we are with this shot.

Would have actually liked to step the exposure down by 2 stops but that would have been cheating as no photoshoping was allowed smile as only editing done was converting the image from RAW to JPEG.

Wow it's hard getting anything past the Shutterchance police smile

Suby
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2006, 06:34
nice shot, some niggles with the lighting, her back is better exposed than her face. a nice shot of a beautiful model
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Bro, See my response to Denosha above smile

Suby
I see Asiko's point...face should have been the lighter part. Nice execution though.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Bro, you guys are really hard to please, but I like that a lot, so i always have to bring only my BEST EFFORT in here. Me likes the challenge and it makes me grow smile
Suby.
P.s
See my response to Denosha smile
  • GeckoZ
  • Singapore
  • 3 Jul 2006, 07:59
Hey Suby dude, i'm back posting in my photoblog already! =D
Suby & Sinem: Yo bro, welcome back, that was a long time off for you. See you have come back with some lovely shots smile
Suby
  • GeckoZ
  • Singapore
  • 3 Jul 2006, 07:59
oops, i typed my email wrongly in my previous few comments.
Suby & Sinem: Sent again smile Yo bro, welcome back, that was a long time off for you. See you have come back with some lovely shots.
Suby
  • Steve
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2006, 08:32
I agree with Denosha, and have another point - the most dominant part of the picture is her upper arm. The dark shadow makes it look bigger than it is and it's not as pretty as either her face or her top.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks for the comments Steve, the comments on the arm is taking on board, on the lighting, see the response I posted to Denosha's comments smile
Suby
  • debola
  • Nigeria
  • 3 Jul 2006, 08:35
Pretty girl..
Suby & Sinem: Yep she is definitely a "Soni Kuri" smile

Suby
nice attractive portrait!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks for the comments Nishath
Suby
  • chinny
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2006, 09:16
hey hun! unlike the other foto's of your pretty women, the back ground is completely un seen ( as in not centre of attraction or distraction) n the subject is the main focus. however in response to the comments above, i think it depends on what works for the viewer in the sense that i love her attire and it really doesnt bother me thet the lighting brings out how pretty the attire really is and casts a bit of shadow on her face.All in all she aite! Not one of my absolute favorites because it is not as emotive as ur pics usualy are.x
Suby & Sinem: Chinny, Okay me thinks I will post up one of her tomorrow that will certainly be a little nit more emotive smile thanks for the comments as always.

Suby
  • Kiran
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2006, 10:06
Hi Suby,

Well done you took a another fantastic picture,Even though the lighting may not be the best as some might say, But I think that you have made the best of the lighting that comes into my living room. As for her eye's looking a bit dark that was the look for the evening. I think that you have high lighted the best part of what Tamina wanted and that was her outfit,the fact that she looked stunning anyway and the picture has enhanced that by focusing on her and not the back ground.Another job well done.

Luv
Kiran xxx
The proud sisterxxx
Suby & Sinem: You tell them proud sister smile Yup every one, mess with the Subster and I will set "The proud sister" on you guys, so bewarned smile

Suby
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 3 Jul 2006, 10:59
Hmmm...you have a lot of courage man to speak up like that. Just kidding! Ok! I will also post one non-photoshoped image in a few days...
Suby & Sinem: Yup I either am brave or a sucker for punishment smile

Thanks for visiting.
Suby
  • micki
  • 3 Jul 2006, 11:02
Oh my goodness, inside the mind of Suby!! Very cool! But where was the evil plot to take over and rule the world?

Beautiful portrait, my friend.
Suby & Sinem: The evil plot to take over the world still there, phase 1 & 2 already complete smile

The world will be mine (place extremly eveil and sinster laugh here) smile

Thanks for visiting.
Suby
  • faustina
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2006, 11:19
lovely portrait.

My feeling is that photoshop sometimes can be cheating. I feel like that when I think of people taking amazing photos long before digital and making it perfect on film. I feel lazy for using it sometimes. On the other hand, if something isn't perfect in a photo - why not fix it if you have the tools? I think that although the most impressive images come straight from the camera, the ones that are processed mean that you cared enough to change it a bit. Anyway, that's my 2 cents.
Suby & Sinem: You know what people always forget, before the advent of photoshoping and all, film photographers where actually "editing" their shots in the dark room. Lets not forget that fact smile Well if the difference between me getting an okay shot and a wow shot is me enhancing the shot with a little bit of photoshop magic, take I bet what I would choose to do smile

Suby
  • Sinem
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2006, 12:58
All you guys out there, droning on about the lighting, do you really and honestly bother to read the explanations underneath the photograph? I mean, if you are literate and use your brain to process the writing, it is not a huge challenge to read the writing in blue, is it? In Suby's words,"I took this shot on Friday, taken indoors in a living room, lighting not the best, background not the best, what to do?" What he is trying to say is crystal clear isn't it? And after someone has taken the time and trouble explaining the conditions he worked under to get what he wanted to achieve, to question the use of lighting is a bit lame. Like duh!
Anyway, I'd best be going.
An unimpressed Sin

ps. Suboms, this is not one of your best but I know what you aimed to show; pity people won't bother reading though...
  • Mr Skee
  • Skeetown, SkeeLand
  • 3 Jul 2006, 13:47
Photoshop should not be seen just as a tool for correcting mistakes.
Suby & Sinem: Never use photoshop to correct mistakes, I use it to ENHANCE smile

Suby
  • Bloomer
  • Europe
  • 3 Jul 2006, 14:13
Beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder
Suby & Sinem: You saying she is not beautiful? smile or your are just way to smitten by her beauty to say more smile

Suby
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2006, 16:23
I think this is lovely. And your approach to the shot is pretty much what I would have done except my portrait lens is 85mm, and I use Aperture priority for the most part although occaisionally full manual and rarely shutter.

PS I am going to conquer that camera!!! I will prevail!!! (If it doesn't kill me first.)
Suby & Sinem: Hey Laurie, I hope you get the camera before it gets you LOL. I really have to start using AV and TV a lot more, I just am so used to using manual setting I rarely ever use anything else. I am extremely fast with my setting changes now I just do them without thinking. Glad you like this shot Laurie, how was your weekend smile boys driven you up the wall yet?

Suby
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 3 Jul 2006, 17:21
Oooooh man lighting lighting lighting, thats really missing on her face.
This might be an exception here because you ask for advice but it still counts, ahem are we judging thy photo " lighting not the best, background not the best," ahem ahem? I'm watching grin
What would i have done, well I wouldve increased flash level, ummm maybe not bounch , fill flash probabhly, but I know I wont get that great a shot. Is she Indian? Looks like.
Only a GREAT SHOT!!! from me man, the lighting kills it.
  • Shuva
  • India
  • 3 Jul 2006, 17:32
To answer to your comment at http://shuva.aminus3.com/image/2006-07-03.html , its really me, Shuva. I work as a software developer and my compnay is called Virtusa. VSA=Virtusa Soccer Arena. Yes! we are having some fun, but Brazil, Argentina and England are all gone.
  • Solaria
  • United States
  • 3 Jul 2006, 17:36
You knmow, Adobe Photoshop (or any editing program) is roughly equivalent to a digital darkoom for this digital age. Even fine art analog photographs need to be touched up in a darkroom or "edited" to achieve a desired outcome. Look to Ansel Adams if you have any doubt. He sometimes took one negative and made a dozen prints out of it, making them look completely different from one another.
Digital photography doesn't make one "less" of a photographer, in my humble opinion.

Btw.. the girl in the photo, is absolutely beautiful. You captured her glowing skin and color well. Nicely done.
It should be "Soni Kuri Punjab Ki" ;-) Nice shot!
  • yungyaw
  • Malaysia
  • 3 Jul 2006, 18:05
Well, Suby. There's really nothing wrong with post processed images. Yes, many of us will be too tempted to get perfect results straight out of the camera. But sometimes we have to know the limitation of our hardware and the scene. That's where photoshop can save the day.

At the end of the day, photography is not all about capturing 100% exactly the same visual as what we are seeing. It's about how to present the messages you want to convey through your photos.
Nice shot.U actually did not finish the processing cos I can see the stretch marks on her arm,but all together U got a good pic in there.
Suby & Sinem: No processing done at all on this shot bro.

Suby
I've created a web gallery for you & Sinem smile

http://www.remskibrown.co.uk/ss/
gorgeous shot. a beautiful pic of a beautiful woman. very good! smile

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