Paperbag? Okey Dokey...

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    These are a few shots from a school assignment. We were given a paperbag, and told to take 9 photos. Here are a few, please critique! This was my first time shooting in RAW (school camera, but not a DSLR) and I absolutly LOVE it! It's so great to be able to edit them without sacrificing quality!

    I tried to do something different... everyone was just crumpling theirs up, so ripped mine and soaked it! We were only given one period to shoot. And I was using these clip-on lights, with nothing to attached them to, so I hand-held them. Very awkward, especially because they get REALLY hot!

    Not masterpieces or anything, just an excersize. What do you think?

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    Number 4 is a 9 in my book (it would be a 10 if it wasn't for that white reflection in the eye). Composition is great, her hair blends seamlessly with the paper bag, and her skin is beautifully exposed. Really cool shot.:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Damn, man. What did that paper bag ever do to YOU?!

    I liked the general composition of 1, but it didn't exactly floor me. I couldnt tell you why. #4 was very clever. I like it a lot.

    It looks like maybe you could use a bit of color balancing? (particularly since you shot them raw- should be easy to adjust temperature)

    I might sharpen them and deepen the contrast, maybe boost the saturation on a few to bring out some of the colors.

    I also might do some more fun stuff with the bag. Put the cat in it. Tape it to a car and get a shot as someone drives down the street. I dunno... just kind of throw everything at it.

    Also, I think the last 2 shots I would do as...

    1. bag on fire
    2. ashes

    Maybe you could even do a birth of the bag kind of thing and stick it under a tree. :) Do a whole bag life cycle. :)
     
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    thanks!
    I love eyes, so that's one of my favs too! I'll try eliminating the white spot, and see how it looks :)

    Paper bags are mean to me. This was revenge...Muhaha. lol

    I was kind of going for a sterile, greenish glow, weird effect... Needs a better name... basically just because I liked playing with all the sliders on the photoshop RAW thing... :p

    Glad you like 4 too! I think we have a keeper!

    Haha, putting my cat in the bag and lighting it on fire - NOT at the same time - were the first things I wanted to do! But unfortunately she (teacher) wanted us to do them in class. So the water was all I had to work with... I'm gonna see if I can light it on fire there (I nearly did by resting the light on it, haha) or ask if I can do some at home... There's only so much you can do in that room...

    Hey, I like the idea of the paperbag life-cycle, haha! May have to try that...

    Thanks for all the comments and ideas guys!
     
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    I like 4, but I think 5 is my favourite...
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Pretty cool composition on your pictures, but shooting raw and not using a DSLR?

    You we're using a digital camera right? Must have been a point and shoot?
     
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    Thanks!
    Yup, I was (pleasantly) surprised too! I just checked the EXIF, and it was a Fuji Finepix S527. I guess it is a prosumer P&S.
     

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