Portraiture, Dave Hill? (im sorry)

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  1. dave196

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    For a level 3 scholarship paper (last year of high school),
    our task was to emulate a modern photographers style.
    I chose to do Dave Hill style portraits, using a studio light rig, and various editing programmes,
    here are my results.
    C&C welcome (unless your here to get onto the whole "get your own style" rubbish that Dave Hill seems to inspire)

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    Hmmm haloing seems to be a problem in almost all of them, but on prints it is unnoticeable.

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    *bumping*
     
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    I think the first,second,and third photos turned out pretty well! I think the second image has a strange,foreboding,almost sinister quality to it; I only wish it were rendered a bit brighter and lighter, maybe with just a simple lifting of the curves.

    I think your third pose is the strongest,overall, but the framing is a bit tight on him; I think a bit more space around him would improve the composition,since as-shown it feels a bit tight,and there's a bit too much tension between him and the edges of the frame.

    Overall, pretty good at making some Dave Hill-inspired photos.
     
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    WOW i love these, how do you make them look like that?
     
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    I like that they are different! Keep up the good work
     
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    I love the second one! Very well done!
     
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    The 2nd one is acutally of myself, this shot was one of my favourites of the bunch. The water shot was probably the most difficult, as i was using self timer, and ended up geussing very wrong with the timing several times. ended up using 2L of water and had a soaking uniform for the rest of the day......
    Aside from that, thanks for the positive feedback. I handed in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd photo and got an Excellence worth 8 credits, which is always good.
    If anyones interested in the tech used PM me :)
    Thanks,
    Dave
     

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