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Old 03-02-2011, 04:16 PM
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Re: Photographed TODAY (or Processed today) con't

How strange!
i just posted my Dove image and it appeared way over saturated because i used 'save for web'.......any ideas anyone, i recently did a monitor calibration??
Anyways saving normally for the meantime seems to keep the pic normal.
This i took yesterday after my local camera club meeting while sipping coffee at the local Marina. I really liked the backdrop red wall.

Nice image Michael,
care to share your black and white conversion process, i normally convert to .tiff from raw and use channels in CS4 - always useful to know an alternative as this way can produce a bit of noise with further editing..
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:21 PM
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thanks, palms

michael, i just pulled out my old canon F1 again and sort of wistfully sighed, dusted it off a bit and put it back in its case and tucked it back in the library again

the clarity of your images always surprises me, gary. i can practically feel the feathers on that.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:02 PM
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Craig,

I know how you feel, sometimes I just have to pull out the old film camera and shoot a couple rolls of black and white or chrome just for the sheer joy of it.

I think we're giving away our age though.

Cheers,
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:53 PM
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that's ok, i'd be happy to give away my age... by at least 40 years
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:25 AM
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I'd be happy just to look my age, I still get mistaken for a teenager half the time.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:19 AM
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Hi guys

please check my lates work at: http://euphoria-imaging.com/portfolio/retouching13.html
The photo isn't so cool but I like the final result a lot!
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:09 PM
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Re: Photographed TODAY (or Processed today) con't

I'm still new at photography so any criticism is greatly appreciated.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/instant...gn/5360893431/
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:37 AM
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Instant,

Interesting concept. I like the idea overall.

There are, however, several aspects of this image that could be improved. Firstly, your model doesn't look particularly engaged...he just looks like he's holding a controller and modeling. There is no intensity, and the image suffers as a result.

Second, the lighting isn't bad per se...but it doesn't really do anything for the image. I'd try some rear cross lighting, I think it would fit the scene better and make the shot more dramatic. If you have access to a projector, plug in a video game and project it onto the model, using it as your fill light, it would give the shadows a lot more texture while giving a hint of the monster lighting that is common in video games. I'd also shoot it short lit rather than broad.

Third, the wrinkled muslin backdrop seems out of place, it doesn't feel like it belongs and it distracts from the image.

The last couple are styling notes, the depth of field is way too big, every object in the image is in focus. Using a narrower DOF will help to bring the focus onto the gamer and the garbage. I'd take this image to a square crop, removing a lot of the dead space and again, the distractions.

My last note is that I feel your attempts to "stylize" the image have resulted in an image that looks like it was done badly. You've taken the stylization to the point that it hinders rather than aids the image, particularly the sharpening. With a little lighter hand, you can get that super-sharp look without it slipping into bad-filter territory.

I don't want to come off like I'm ragging on your image, but these are all things that could use some work, I'm attaching a crop of your photo to show what I'm talking about there, and a photo that has been processed for a super-sharp feel without it looking cartoonish.

Hope that helps you out.

Cheers,
Michael
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:07 AM
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Re: Photographed TODAY (or Processed today) con't

Thanks a lot, I appreciate the criticism, and yeah I'd rather have real critique then people trying to be nice so this helps, again thanks.
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Any time, that's how we learn and improve.
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