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Old 03-31-2005, 08:25 PM
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April 05 Contest Discussion

Add your comments, questions or general discussion about the April Contest entries as well as the contest itself here...
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:37 AM
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Correct. Presumably they'd use a real frame.
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:51 AM
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Old 04-01-2005, 01:01 PM
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Added my entry, but have to say that getting an 8M file down to 100K has lost any texture and detail that was in the image. The image posted has posterised quite noticeably because of this. I have to ask if the 100K limit is sufficient for judging a retouch of this nature on anything but the most superficial impression.
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:27 PM
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We were expecting heavy cropping, etc., to get the stylized romantic portrait. That's why the original is at such high resolution. It never occurred to me that people might just leave it as-is.
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:45 PM
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Stained-Glass window

I was wondering about that. The colorful window could be something that the couple would want in the picture. But you'd have to know what the people were looking for, overall.

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Old 04-01-2005, 03:59 PM
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Just a friendly reminder that in this contest you are the neighborhood photo retoucher and your goal is to present this couple with the best possible wedding portrait.

Take your time to look over the photo and decide what needs to be done…
How’s the lighting and composition? Does the color need to be corrected? Are there any distracting elements, should the bride be closer, should you crop the image and so on. Should it be a black & white, selective color, or full color? Do you want to diffuse it, add sparkles to their eyes, add cupids flying around their heads (well hopeful not the cupids -- you’d probably get fired, but you get the idea).

Now since this is a contest, we are not going to tell you exactly what to do. That's where your creative talents come to play. What you decide to do is up to you; it’s your call. Just approach this like the bride and groom are your clients. This is a treasured memory for them and you need to decide what needs to be done to the photo to give them the best quality portrait possible.
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Old 04-01-2005, 05:05 PM
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I didn't quite leave it as is, but obviously I didn't crop tightly either. It appears if I want to display anything like an acceptable image, I will have to crop really tight, but if everyone does that then there'll be little variety in anyone's entries.
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Old 04-01-2005, 09:08 PM
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I'm all for variety!
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