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D800 - Too much detail for close up portraits?

MelT

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"RE: D800 - Too much detail for close up portraits?"

MelT Registered since 06th Jul 2002
Mon 20-Feb-12 09:19 PM | edited Mon 20-Feb-12 09:22 PM by MelT

Well the standard today seems to be that you make everyone look like a model worthy of a magazine cover, trim off excess weight while perhaps enhancing other body features. I am not into transforming people into something they aren't so that is why I routinely say "no" to requests of senior portraits, weddings, etc. Sure, I will do some retouching to smooth skin, etc but I do not want to put up with expectations of total transformations.

With regards to going to 36MP, I think one will have to relearn their retouching skills in the same manner that one may have to look at their shooting technique.


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