Confusing Decisions

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  1. FuryofNature

    FuryofNature TPF Noob!

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    I really like this photo....but I can't seem to choose which way of processing it is best. Some background: It's a still photo from a movie shoot. This is one of the characters, he's a Hitman.

    Can you guys please let me know what you think is the best and why? This one's making my brain hurt.
    Thanks!!!!!!

    Original:
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    Attempt 1:
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    Attempt 2:
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    Attempt 3:
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    Again thanks so much for any feedback you may have.
    _KA
     
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    Ah, something to choose, very good.
    I like attempt #1 the best. It gives him a little edge, a bit more badboy attitude (maybe because it darkens his stubble). The white background in 2 seems to alter his face (makes him look a bit dorky) and no. 3 is too plain, too 'clean'.

    good luck.


    pascal
     
  3. FuryofNature

    FuryofNature TPF Noob!

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    Thanks so much for the reply....I'm definately considering you're opinion :) He kinda is a dork...so thats gonna be hard to avoid :)
     
  4. teishu

    teishu TPF Noob!

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    i reckon attempt 1. looks really nice, attempt 2 is abit bright i thnk
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I would definitely exclude 2.
    I think you managed the difficult exposure best in 3, provided you were not going for any special effects in your post processing.
    Most effective, however, is your version 1 off the original!

    He's the guy who would always win my worst-clothing-award, isn't he, the one in kinda shorts and then socks and shoes? Horrors! :shock: :biggrin:
     
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    Thanks teishu :)
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    definately 1.... it has the cross processed look... and makes him look more 'badass'!.... good job :thumbup:
     
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    FuryofNature TPF Noob!

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    yes lafoto he is kinda dressed dopey...but I swear it his character, not him.

    It is really hard shooting these photos because they're outside in the middle of the day in sunny southern california. I was shooting at 1/4000 and it was still too bright.....i cant go any faster :( So im trying my best to get photos I can correct in photoshop.

    Thanks for all the opinions....theres never too many thoughts for me :p

    _KA
     
  9. teishu

    teishu TPF Noob!

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    wow.. 1/4000 mine only goes to 1/1000 :(
     
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    i actually really like the original and as a result i think attempt 3 is best...i think the others are either too bright, or are too grainy and make his face weird ( and for some reason make his eyes seem kinda insane)
     
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    Well he's supposed to be kinda insane....he's a volatile hitman :)
     
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    I am on the #1 band wagon. (Can #2) I kinda like #3 too.
     

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