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Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by FuryofNature, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. FuryofNature

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    Or too much photoshop? I can't tell, I've looked at it too much I guess. What do you guys think?

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    This one will eventually be in a book on The Making of the movie.

    Thanks for looking!
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    Your first pic seems too dark to me, especially with your subject smiling; had he been in a more serious mood, it might have fit the dark image better in my opinion.
    Your second pic is nice and all I would do is maybe crop off the top a bit; the ceiling lights are boring... again, my opinion... :)
    Hope this helps some...
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I'm not sure still about the first one, I think I made it so dark becasue he's playing a hitman....So he's kinda dark, even with a smile. I don't know if that changes anything.
     
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    I actually think it works for the first shot. It reminds me of a painting.
     
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    crop the top off the second one, and youll have an awesome set of shots.
     
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    Like this?

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    Worked on another:

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    I apologize in advance, I'm going to proffer a strictly honest opinion and hope that it's valuable to you.

    Frankly, I don't like any of the images much at all. Of the ones you posted, I suppose the blue-tinted one is the best, but even this one suffers from being over-exposed (the hair of the man on the right bleeds into an overhead light), and the overall 'soft glow', blurred look of the picture feels trite and uninteresting. I would enjoy it a lot more if were sharper (otherwise, I like the composition).

    I'm not sure where to start on the others. Honestly, I'm not sure what you're going for, so it's difficult to make a poignant criticism. The initial portrait you posted (while I like the subject) isn't very good. It looks as though you used one, very harsh light-source, blowing out half of his face with white, and blackening the rest. The 'soft glow' feels cheesy, and looks awfu, especially when I notice that the collar is still sharp.

    The last picture you posted is a joke. The hair looks awful. That said, though, I think the grainy/'soft glow' feel succeeds much more in this picture. It almost feels a little bit like how a scan of a very old, blurred photograph might appear today.

    I hope that was helpful.

    Always remember that no amount of photoshopping can save a bad photograph. Having not seen your original pictures, realize that I'm not saying your originals were poor, but this is what your photoshopping suggests to me, and I think that it's an overall important consideration to maintain.
     

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