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Old Apr 7, 2009, 10:36 AM   #11
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I'm simply using a technique developed by a well-known photographer to see how it might alter an original shot in some interesting way. Clearly, as he says on his web site, he is not trying to reveal any hidden truth.

I like the gritty, generally unflattering aspect -- and the fact that the technique can sometimes make an ordinary shot much more interesting and striking.

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http://andrzejdragan.com/

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Old Apr 11, 2009, 1:23 PM   #12
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You have not got it quite right yet walter, only there faces are supposed to be Draganized not the whole picture unless you ment it to be. but keep trying, some nice shots thoe.
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Beg to differ with you alex. Only the faces ARE given the treatment. The backgrounds are only darkened, but not Dragan-ized.
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The dragan effect I see here makes it look like we are looking at the picture through those magic sunglasses advertised on tv. Seems to bring out the details and makes the picture crisper and darker. Under the right conditions a good effect. Certainly not one Id use on a nice baby shot. I dont think its a flattering look, but I like it nonetheless. Good work Walter.
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 9:06 AM   #15
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Sorry walter , but this is how it should be done, its not my photo my I add.
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Old Apr 12, 2009, 6:06 PM   #16
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In your earlier post, alex, you talked about the background of a Draganized shot. Then you post someone else's shot with absolutely no background at all to support your contention. Sorry, I don't get it.
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Old Apr 13, 2009, 8:58 AM   #17
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Sorry Walter

I don't know much about Dragonizing, never tried it myself, so maybe I should not comment, some photos I have seen dragonize the whole picture, but mostly its just the face like the one I down loaded here just as an example as to what I think it should look like. Hope I have not upset you with my comments that was not my intension.

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Old Apr 14, 2009, 1:24 AM   #18
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This fellow was selling walking canes at the beach, so I asked if he would pose.

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Then, I applied a "Dragan" effect in PS3. C&C welcome.

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This is a favorite of mine. Done by Dave Hill, he does a dragan effect, and so much more.

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