attempting something different

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  1. greenspleen

    greenspleen TPF Noob!

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    i'm doing this as a final project for my photography class... it's basically my face photoshopped into various foods, and the faces are looking at eachother sometimes, and interacting. anyway it's kind of weird, but i wanted to do something humorous for a change and kinda focus on my photoshop skills, which are admittedly lacking. but i'd like to improve them so i want to do as much as i can in the program to hone my skills.

    anyway i'd appreciate any advice you have on it. whether it be technical stuff, which i'm sure there's a lot that needs work, or basically the idea or execution. i really want my final project to kick butt and sometimes i get the feeling my friends tell me things are cool but they're just doing it so they don't discourage me... if that makes any sense. i ask for an honest opinion but i don't think i get one all the time.

    thanks in advance for any help or advice you can give me, it's greatly apprecaited.
     
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    greenspleen TPF Noob!

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    oh, i guess i should give you some info about the images too.

    the tablecloth, faces and eggs in the bowl are all raw images taken with a fuji finepix E550. then i did the adjustments in the camera raw plugin thingy in photoshop CS, brought them into photoshop as seperate layers and did some final adjustments and burned the shadow onto the tablecloth (because the original bowl was on a wood table).

    i'm gonna be printing on kodak and epson premium glossy paper and using an epson SP2200 for printing. i think i'm gonna do all of the pictures in 13 by 9 format and then bind them like a diner menu, and title the project "eat me".

    i really like the IDEA of my project, i just think the execution could be better but i don't really know exactly WHAT i need to improve to make it work well, which is why i'm here.

    and once again, any help or opinions any of you can give me are GREATLY appreciated.

    thanks again :)
     
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    Unimaxium TPF Noob!

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    I do not like green spleens and ham, I do not like them Sam I Am. ;)

    I couldn't help but saying that, lol. I think the picture's pretty nice. I like how they look at each other.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Dude...that freaked me out!!! AWESOME!!!
     
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    excellent! :lmao:
     
  6. greenspleen

    greenspleen TPF Noob!

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    wow, thanks guys. maybe i'll upload a few more photos from my project within the next few days to see if y'all think the rest of the series is okay too. :)
     
  7. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think you executed your idea fairly well. I like the idea of menu presentation too. The white Fiestaware is a good choice, showing how you preserved deatail in the highlight areas.

    Clean up the jaggies on the shadow side parimeter of the bowl.

    And... I dunno about the project title. It's so 70's. I bet you can brainstorm something that works better. You cetainly have an imagination!

    Nice work. Good luck!

    -Pete
     
  8. jadin

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    That's really cool. About the only thing I'd recommend for changing is taking off a small amount of the borders. Not too much, but some.
     
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    interesting idea.
    Have you tried other angles not 90deg from the dish?
    And I personally dont like the green part of the tablecloth
     
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    photo gal TPF Noob!

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    Very cool concept!!! I like the different expressions on your face!! I would try different angles from the dish as well! Great imagination you have there!!! : )
     
  11. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like your idea and you seem to be executing it pretty well. One thing that I think I see...is that it looks like the plate is at a different perspective than the table cloth. It's as if the plate shot was taken just about vertically and the table cloth shot was from a slightly lower perspective.
     
  12. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    This is a hilarious photo, great job. I agree with Big Mike about the perspective, and Jadin about the crop (a little tighter to the bowl).
     

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