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Old 06-11-2005, 08:59 AM
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Bundles available on...

...eBay, and very inexpensive. If you get the older tintypes or whatever, you won't have a worry in the world about model releases. Just a thought. Flea markets work too sometimes.
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Old 09-16-2005, 06:52 PM
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Some of the photos on http://morguefile.com/ could be useful.
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Old 09-19-2005, 06:11 AM
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id look through deviantart.com they have a ton of stock photos that are free of people...
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:59 PM
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I can give you all you want....Just look at my posts.
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:23 AM
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Make you're own bad photos

Basically perform simulations of stupid photo tricks. Eg:

-Go to the drug store and get a disposable film camera and take some nice noisy, poorly colored, photos. A polaroid would be ideal if you can find one.
-Spill some spaghetti sauce on an otherwise good photo and fix the stain.
-Dip a photo in water and fix the bleeding.
-Put a photo in the sun for a few days and fix the fading
-Fold a photo in several places and fix the creases.
-Shoot a person with the sun at their back--intentionally underexpose them and recover the shadow details.
-Overexpose a face and recover the blown highlights.
-Take a picture of someone with an out-of-style hat so you can remove it in PP.
-Take an ordinary photo of a sunset or clouds and give it some punch.
-Take a color photo and partially desaturate it.
-Use the flash improperly and cause reflections in someone's glasses and remove the reflections.
-Take a "vacation" shot posing next to some monument, and have somebody else stand behind and make a funny face--you then remove this mischevious tourist.

Do all of these with the highest ISO setting on your camera so they're nice and noisy.

...I also once saw a photo of some poor chap in this forum who's face was sort of elephant-like. Maybe you can ask him permission to fix his face?

Bart
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Old 06-09-2006, 04:45 AM
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what you can also try is celebrity gossip websites, many of them routinely post high res red carpet, or sighting, event etc etc etc pics that have no retouching.

http://www.socialitelife.com
they regularly have photos you can use for retouch practice,


you can kind of click around and find other sites they link to, I've found a lot of photos that way.
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Old 06-09-2006, 10:52 AM
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Patrick, Photosig.com has a section titled Neglected Photos. There you will find a wide spectrum of poor photography, some of which is compositional and subject interest, but there is a lot of images which just need correction and retouching. Often by supplying a critique to the photographer, you can obtain permission to use their images.

http://www.photosig.com/go/photos/neglected

Regards, Murray
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Old 07-01-2006, 08:39 AM
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Newbie photo free

hi i,m new to this site but i,v been doing this for awhile , and i found a couple of sites that are online and copywrite free , the us libary of congress is a great site to start , a full range of pictures from tintypes to panoramas , and more ,they even have ansell adams pictures of japanese inturnment camps , ( yes i did retouch some of the great mans work lol ) try the american memory section too, most of these are by pro picture takers and high res, but for a real challenge try , the search term vietnam vets , this will take you to personal pages of vietnam vets , and a tresure trove of bad pictures , lots of color pictures gone bad due to poor workmanship , cracks rips ,tears , ect ect , and my guess is that it will be a major market in the future (thank you kodak brownie ) the upside of it is that the guys are real greatful when you send them a copy of thier picture back ,
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:42 AM
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Look

http://belle2005.blogspot.com/
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