Suby & Sins House

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Suby In The House

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I have realised a little something. I give my paying (& mostly non-paying) customers images that are not too radically PPed or edited. "Normal & safe" images as I call them. I always tend to throw in 1 or 2 "radically" PPed shots just for the heck of it.  I am discovering lately that people are starting to gear more towards these radically PPed shots, it adds something different to their homes, it is a talking point;

 "Wow where did you take that?", "Who took that?" "How was it done?", "That is a unique shot".

This is a good thing I know however it's starting to leave me with a problem, as more people want these uniquelly PPed shots, the Subster does not have the time to do them.  I PP very few shots I provide to customers, stick with old school, get it right 1st time or just do quick 30 sec PP job if needed (colours & contrast).  But the customers is always right, they want it, and prepared to pay for my time in editing, me will deliver, I know I am a sucker for the dollar :P but I need to remind you, the Mark II does not come cheap LOL

Anyway I am from Tuesday posting a couple of shots that have been edited my style, I will also be posting up links to the Original shots. This is not something I subscribe to been done but just for this series, I would like you my veiwers to see where the image started from and how the finished product looks.

Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

Unique Edits Series

Suby In The House

See  policyofsubster

I have realised a little something. I give my paying (& mostly non-paying) customers images that are not too radically PPed or edited. "Normal & safe" images as I call them. I always tend to throw in 1 or 2 "radically" PPed shots just for the heck of it.  I am discovering lately that people are starting to gear more towards these radically PPed shots, it adds something different to their homes, it is a talking point;

 "Wow where did you take that?", "Who took that?" "How was it done?", "That is a unique shot".

This is a good thing I know however it's starting to leave me with a problem, as more people want these uniquelly PPed shots, the Subster does not have the time to do them.  I PP very few shots I provide to customers, stick with old school, get it right 1st time or just do quick 30 sec PP job if needed (colours & contrast).  But the customers is always right, they want it, and prepared to pay for my time in editing, me will deliver, I know I am a sucker for the dollar :P but I need to remind you, the Mark II does not come cheap LOL

Anyway I am from Tuesday posting a couple of shots that have been edited my style, I will also be posting up links to the Original shots. This is not something I subscribe to been done but just for this series, I would like you my veiwers to see where the image started from and how the finished product looks.

Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

comments (20)

  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2006, 00:23
Cool shot Suby, like it a lot (except for the single hair over her cheek). I know exactly what you mean about the special PP taking loads of time. Also, if you've taken a bunch of photos for a customer, you can't do the same special PP to every shot, you'd have to do a range of effects, so the time goes up exponentially. Eek. Incidentally, I can't see the original post because I get a message saying that it's not available to the general public. General Public? What a nerve! I'd have you know tha
Suby & Sinem: Steve you have to be very special to be able to see the original grin

I have sorted it out now grin

Suby
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2006, 00:30
Well I had thought I was special sad

Definitely like what you've done here. Very effective processing.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks again Steve,

Suby
P.s
You are special grin
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 20 Sep 2006, 00:34
I personally don't go for a lot of PP... even if I do, its never more than a few clicks in Picasa tongue you know how it is. But then, I really admire people who can PP ok-looking shots to something exceptional.

Your PP is just that. As you said, it takes time... but a lot of ppl learn from what you have to offer (and do) and no doubt a lot of your customers like it too. I guess its worth it in the end.

Anyway, love the shot! The dark tones and softness is very appealing.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Mia, I wish I could get it right all the time striaght from the camrea but we know it just don't work like that smile

Suby
Lovely shot suby. I hadn't noticed the hair until steve mentioned it. You cannot blame people for liking what looks ethereal or angel-like or being how we would like to be perceived. Maybe you need to train a ps monkey to do stuff in your style. Some first year design student who wouldn't mind making some extra beer money. Do you ever record actions for your commonly used functions (i know each photo is different but just a thought).

I recall when i was young my parents took my bro and i to a photographer to have formal shots and i think some of those were hand coloured. They were relying on the artisan for their work. It is no different you are just using ps as your tool. again really nice shot.
Suby & Sinem: I like the idea of a ps monkey. I record actions, but I have such an ecclectic way of PPing it never is the same when I PP grin

Suby
  • Intern
  • United States
  • 20 Sep 2006, 01:25
Though personally I am really bad or a total begginer at PP ... I love seeing well done PP by others. In fact I'm all for any type of experimentation ... dramatic, simplistic, abstract, goth ... anything... As much as I enjoy simple without PP photos... In shot - I am for RANGE ... anything that appeals to my senses ...

AND this one is AWESOME! Lovely shot!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Intern. can't get to your site by the way.

Suby
  • atunbi
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2006, 02:22
This is a cracking shot! simple as.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Bro.

Suby
  • sk
  • UK
  • 20 Sep 2006, 06:18
yeap nice shot Suby, lighting and all. like how the pose and the framing on the face, c ya soon he he he
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Bro, Friday it is I guess smile

Suby
LMAO @ Robin.

Well you've really improved in your PPing however I still have a few issues with this shot. I think it would have worked for me if I saw the other eye or if the eye was looking straight into the camera in a cheeky way.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks bro, did you get the shot I sent you of her with both eyes, did not really feel the look.

Suby
  • Karl
  • Germany
  • 20 Sep 2006, 09:28
kinda mytic and dark, but nice portrait smile
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Karl, the Subster likes dark, although I am working on a light series so you may yet see some lighter shots from me smile

Suby
  • blacktinkerbell
  • My cubicle
  • 20 Sep 2006, 10:05
wow! I wish I could look like that. lol! Very well done Suby.
nice portrait and excellent use of lighting
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Neil, funny thing this is one of those shots where the lighting was literaly pants, was in a badly lit night club, but had to work it to get the shot. I am glad the end result is liked.

Suby
  • micki
  • United States
  • 20 Sep 2006, 11:04
Suby, both portraits are lovely!! When you start off with an excellent image, as you said you always try to do, and then can change it to be equally outstanding but with a little extra flair, you've really created for yourself a wonderful opportunity to be unique and a sought after portrait photographer. Fantastic work!
Suby & Sinem: I think thats the aim, to be unique, to be able to produce images that are different but still has all the lements of old school as I call it. Not an easy thing to achieve and you do get it wrong sometimes, but then I have you lovely people to set me straight if I do smile

Suby
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 20 Sep 2006, 11:48
I like the tones, and her skin is lovely...The hair over the eye is not to my liking. I want to reach in and brush the hair from her eye, and the one stray hair off her cheek. I think her hair may be a little oversharpenned. It looks "beaded" which is not the case in the original. I would wonder how that would look blown up and printed.
Suby & Sinem: I know about the hair, but that was the way she was styled so I had to make it work, I did actually take images of her with the hair drawn back but I feel it does not work, I think it would look awesome blown up :d

Suby
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Sep 2006, 17:59
being frank, i do not like to see variations in the shot that is posted...i dont like seeing versions of the shots that are processed differently or the original...sppoils the beauty of the shot for me, u can have a thought behind the pic butposting another version just adds another level of complexity that takes the charm away....of course u must listen to customers, also, i know that im hardly in a position to tell the subster what to do.... grin
right, back to this amazing shot...8.75/10
cr=9/10
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 20 Sep 2006, 19:29
Hey Suby. I've had some major connectivity problems this week, so I haven't been around. I'm back online now though. I like this version a lot better than the original. The Original composition was very strong, but I like what you have done with the lighting on this one. I can't wait to get an SLR so that I can mess around with RAW.
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 20 Sep 2006, 21:03
Hi Suby

so much has been sad already, I just let you know that i had a look at your picture and i like it

Diya
  • Petra
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Sep 2006, 21:23
Lovely portrait Suby!! great pp..the lady must be very pleased with this photosmile
  • chris p
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2006, 22:46
Have to agree with Petra, this is a lovely portrait. Nice one Suby smile
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Sep 2006, 22:55
Not much more to add. Really lovely image. Mal
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2006, 19:05
This is a great angle, especially with the bangs. The dark background works, maybe slightly too dark, but I guess that's personal preference. I like how she's looking up. It adds to the dreamlike quality of the photo.

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