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Old 08-13-2008, 09:55 AM
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James Quantz Jr portfoliio

while reading through some posts i will quite often look at members web sites, today i looked through retouchpro's member "Quinter's!

Wow Wow and double Wow superb work I love it all but if you dont look at any other just look at portfolio 2 ( under work heading)the animals there are beyond words ( and yes there are cats there )

http://www.quantzphoto.com/#a=0&at=0...=10000&s=0&p=1

great work James will look in again and hope others do


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Old 08-13-2008, 11:24 AM
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Re: James Quantz Jr portfoliio

Palms, I think what makes his animals so striking is 1) good sharpening technique 2) dark backgrounds instead of the expeceted whites.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:45 PM
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Re: James Quantz Jr portfoliio

Wow, thanks for the very kind words. I don't get a chance to post too often here so recognition from two legends is quite humbling! Swampy, I do use some selective sharpening as well as saturation for the desired effect on those images. I gravitate toward the dramatic(only in imagery!) and when developing the series of animal portraits I felt black would give them a nice effect by accentuating the "painted" light.
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:47 PM
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Quinter... I don't know about being a "legend", but thank you. :-)

It is nice to go to a gallery where the images aren't all washed out and grungy looking! LOL Yours are super images.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:05 PM
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Re: James Quantz Jr portfoliio

me a legend not

Such a great portfolio needs recognition (and not just the animals ) and some might find it strange (that it is not a cat) but my favorite has to be the Orca did you take the photo as well ?

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Re: James Quantz Jr portfoliio

second the above, stunning work :-)
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:26 PM
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Re: James Quantz Jr portfoliio

Yes, I photograph all the elements used in my imagery(no stock!). That doesn't mean I can't use "models"...

The "Orca!" image is actually one of my first in this style of imagery. I figured if I was going to construct a composite I may as well make it as outlandish as possible just to see if I could pull it off. A more detailed story(better written than I could do myself!) about that image and a few others is coming out in the next issue of AfterCapture magazine.

Thanks amica!
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:47 AM
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Re: James Quantz Jr portfoliio

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Yes, I photograph all the elements used in my imagery(no stock!). That doesn't mean I can't use "models"...

The "Orca!" image is actually one of my first in this style of imagery. I figured if I was going to construct a composite I may as well make it as outlandish as possible just to see if I could pull it off. A more detailed story(better written than I could do myself!) about that image and a few others is coming out in the next issue of AfterCapture magazine.

Thanks amica!
Thank you for the info, I am off to have a major sulk now as i would LOVE to see a orca/whale let alone photograph one ( mind you i have seen dolphins )

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Re: James Quantz Jr portfoliio

Palms, thanks for bringing up Mr. Quantz's work - I've looked through it before, and it is so good that it's a pleasure to look at again. I especially remember the elephants in the carwash -- love that concept!

James, I agree with all the above accolades, and also think that your work on the rhino is especially good; the lighting (whether pre or post production) brings out the skin texture and the shape of the ears and even emphasizes the eye in a way that brings out a level of attractiveness that I don't normally ascribe to a rhino.

Love the lady and the tiger leaving the upscale restaurant, the lions appreciating the portrait of a gazelle, the photographer facing the inhabitants of Area 51, your WWII images... etc.

Now I'm going to read your blog.
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Old 08-18-2008, 02:12 PM
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Re: James Quantz Jr portfoliio

CJ- Thank you for your feedback. I always enjoy hearing other people's take on some of my work. I hope to see you on my blog sometime.

Palms- Note I mentioned "models" - Mr. Orca is sitting right here on my desk(along with a few planes and helicopters)!

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