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Old 02-27-2008, 09:55 PM
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Re: Composing - Car and Model

hey.. i think it looks pretty damn cool, i guess there are some flaws, but its lookin pretty nice.

whatd you use to mask the subject
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Old 02-28-2008, 01:49 AM
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Re: Composing - Car and Model

@Senior members: Well, your eyes are maybe to much trained concerning retouches.
My main criteria - as a non professional - is how it looks overall. This image should not look (as dataflow said) like a real world image. BUT ... constructive criticism is very good to learn. So please do not stop to do so in the future.

@dataflow and namphoto: Thank you. Glad, someone likes it the way I do. namphoto, do you mean which selection tool I used for masking this subject? the path tool...
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:28 AM
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Re: Composing - Car and Model

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It appears that the light on the trees is coming from upper right and going to lower left. He is standing on the shadow of a tree, yet he is not casting a shadow. If the light is coming from behind him, why the big hi lite on his face?

Also under the car there are very bight sun spot areas. So the car has holes in it that allow the light to pass through and hit the ground?
Hi Mike,
I looked again at my image with your posting in mind. Let's say there is a lightning setup that will avoid shadows on the face of the guy on the photo. That also would avoid a shadow coming from the person because of the backlight.
But you are right with the very bright sun spots under the car. I will change that.

THANKS
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:39 AM
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Re: Composing - Car and Model

Changed version!
http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/5lqe-5-jpg.html
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:37 PM
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Re: Composing - Car and Model

I like the image overall but agree it still needs tweaks.

The thing that pops out at me the most is the left tire....it's way to light, and needs to be darker. It's good how you toned down the highights on the ground but they need to be a solid coverage of shadow.

Here's a quick change I made in photoshop, I just added shadows to the ground and to the guy a bit to try and make him blend into the scene better, such as shadowing the part of the car he's leaning on. It's a bit rough and now pixelated, but this is what I would work towards to polish up the image.
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:31 PM
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Re: Composing - Car and Model

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@Senior members: Well, your eyes are maybe to much trained concerning retouches.
A "normal" viewer will still see many of the mismatches, but it'll be subconscious; they won't be able to articulate why something "feels wrong", but it'll still have the effect of reducing believability.

In this case, since the image is obviously not intended to look like a photograph, that artificiality is much more acceptable. Were this designed to look like a real photo, the mismatches noted could easily spoil the illusion. As an illustration, a lot of little details can still be real-world-impossible and still be effective (if not necessarily optimum.)
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:37 PM
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Re: Composing - Car and Model

I think people are looking at the small details instead of the big picture first.
The perspective of the car/man to the background is off.
It seems like all three elements were taken at different angles with different
horizon lines.

Both the car and man should be 'further back', (higher and smaller).

Making the feet sit on the ground is THE hardest part.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:57 PM
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Re: Composing - Car and Model

i kind of like photos that have fake perspective, assuming they are done right...
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:24 AM
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Re: Composing - Car and Model

Although the man and the car were photographed together in one photo.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:49 AM
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Although the man and the car were photographed together in one photo.
But it's their relationship with the background that i said looks off...?

Although now you mention it, the man DOES look pasted in front of
the car! Ha.

Also, the shadow of the man you've added back on after
putting on the reflection, is that the right angle?
The shadow on the left arm indicates it doing something different
than it is. Maybe not.

Eh. You can always find things wrong if you're looking for them.
On any image.
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