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Trojansoc Feb 8, 2009 9:12 PM

Son of a friend for whom I did a shoot outdoors yesterday for his senior pics. (Background substitution made to remove a dreary sky)

Finally, a somewhat sinister look that is belied by the previous shots.

C & C welcome.


Hawgwild Feb 8, 2009 10:17 PM

Paul, those are some very nice pics you have made for him. I like what you did in the first one. The last one I didn't care for, but that's my personal taste. These are some very nice shots! Robert

NotDadsW41 Feb 9, 2009 12:23 PM

Great shots. I think #2 is stunning though.

[email protected] Feb 9, 2009 7:07 PM

I like the #2 shot as well - you really open up his soul.

Seems like a nice young man.

conor Feb 12, 2009 1:02 PM

All great shots, but unlike some others, I like the last one best. Dark and gloomy for sure but I don't think I'd call it sinister.

Was that done with a colored gel?

Trojansoc Feb 12, 2009 10:17 PM

Thanks to all for the feedback. I really like #2 as well, although I'm not totally pleased with the framing; he's too close to the center. I cropped to vertical orientation in one version of this shot and fell I lost too much contrast with the background.

Conor, shot #4 was taken with a Pentax 540 flash with a fabric diffuser that gives a very warm light. In addition, I was using a large gold reflector to reflect a bright sun to shaded areas of the photo. This is the original shot

I then simply used the Levels command to darken the whole photo. The bright red color was brought up by using the mid-tone slider in the Levels dialogue box. I then got rid of the white collar to enhance the darkening effect.



vIZnquest Feb 21, 2009 10:56 PM


Nice work on the second and last shot.

The first shot has a distraction in the foreground. I believe it is a rock.

The third shot has a distraction of the curb behind him that goes through the back of his head.

The second shot is the best of the lot shared here.



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