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Another Man portrait! Sorry.. not too creative with titles! Haha! But it's yet another shot taken straight from a normal camera. No special lighting etc. I ran through Photoshop.. tinkered with it.. and well, ta-da, the end result. I would love to have a chance to play around in a real studio with all the gadgets and gizmos rather than going through Photoshop.. but hey, one day!

Hope you like it!

Smile Ade

Title:Man 2
Username:messhai messhai
Uploaded:16 Sep 2004 - 11:21 AM
Tags:Portraits / people
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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012607 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2004 - 11:25 AM

This is superb! K.

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magda_indigo
16 Sep 2004 - 11:25 AM

You can work with white and black reflectors, to diffuse light and/or shadows, but you did good, there is a nice mood in it, click (*:*)

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deltafour
deltafour  10
16 Sep 2004 - 11:26 AM

Excellent result,I like it.
click
Stewart.

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bigheart.
bigheart.  10 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2004 - 11:29 AM

Excellent work.

Steve

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Sep 2004 - 11:32 AM

perfect, love the expression and lighting.

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croberts
croberts  102160 forum posts Ireland8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2004 - 11:40 AM

studio work requires a lot of effort before taking the picture. In P'shop theres lots to do after, unless you get a good image to start with!! both ways have their hassles. all that matters is the quality of final image. Dont get to caught up in the idea that it takes fancy gear to get good pictures, most studio work involves getting the light to look as natural as possible anyway! i like this photo by the way. clicked.

Chris

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scotpics
scotpics  10
16 Sep 2004 - 12:00 PM

excellent!

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alzeepark
alzeepark  1081 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Sep 2004 - 12:18 PM

Stunning shot Ade, I think the empty dark area on the left really balaces out the image. it gives me the impression that the guy is in deep thought staring into an emptiness.
well captured.
Alan :O)

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messhai
messhai  10 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2004 - 12:35 PM

Thanks everybody for your comments!

Magda... what are black and white reflectors!? Probably cost too much for me! Just graduated.. currently unemployed! Haha! Any jobs out there for an engineer?! Tongue

Chris... you're right obviously! But I do have this picture of professional photographers with all their fancy equipment, strange terminology and technical know-how. And I just want to reach that level, I guess. But then it's the end results, as you say, which matters.

The original shot was taken in a restaurant so I had to remove the background.. AND the reflection from his glasses which was a bit of a pain! So, if you have, you may notice some unnatural bits/feel in his right eye spectacle area and also in his hair where I tried to blend it naturally with a black background!

Anyway, thanks again everybody! I hope to do more portrait shots as I do like capturing emotions on photo. Just going out stalking my next 'victim'! Haha!

Ade Smile

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novocastria
16 Sep 2004 - 12:45 PM

Very good portrait, Ade. It sounds like you've done a lot in PS too! Either way, it has produced a very good image. Well done.
*click*

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ankita
ankita  10
16 Sep 2004 - 1:55 PM

very nice portrait. lovely lighting and balanced shot. that face has got a weitage. Liked it.

Ankita

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gajj  1032 forum posts
16 Sep 2004 - 2:15 PM

Well done, will get even better with above suggestions!
Regards,
Jan

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flossie
flossie  111557 forum posts
16 Sep 2004 - 2:19 PM

Excellent portrait. I love the crop and the lighting ...lovely effect of emerging from the shadows

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shane
shane  10 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2004 - 3:16 PM

You're very good in PS and its the end shot that counts and this is great.

Excellent

Click

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inkarts  1061 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2004 - 4:22 PM

Good shot, glasses just right. john.

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agmcbride
agmcbride  11
16 Sep 2004 - 5:07 PM

Perfect portrait.

Alistair

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sugarbird
sugarbird  10223 forum posts South Africa
16 Sep 2004 - 5:45 PM

really good, the lighting is spot on, excellent work
reagrds Jill

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messhai
messhai  10 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2004 - 6:50 PM

Thanks Jill!

Went through your portfolio and I love it loads!!!! It's brilliant! For those who have not seen it.. have a look! She does cracking portrait shots! Smile

Ade

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proz  10205 forum posts United States
16 Sep 2004 - 6:59 PM

Ade, your shots are superb!

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whipspeed e2 Member 104044 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Sep 2004 - 7:17 PM

Excellent Portrait Ade, has a really moody feel to it, grat PS work.
Sarah

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paul_indigo
16 Sep 2004 - 10:18 PM

Good work.

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Firebaby  111204 forum posts Faroe Islands
20 Sep 2004 - 9:45 AM

Wonderful Ade!!

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magda_indigo
21 Sep 2004 - 2:50 PM

Normally they are reversible, have come down in price tremendously, anythin white(paper, sheet, foam) can work for white, black velvet, crepe, painted cardboard, aluminium or kitchen foil makes a fantastc reflector, you can cover any shape with it... try the different effects on a person or object, you'll learn soooo much about light in less than an hour, you'll be surprised. Enjoy, lol, Magda (*_*)

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messhai
messhai  10 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2004 - 3:21 PM

Thanks! I think I get it.. LOL!

Smile Ade

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rosie42
rosie42  10 Australia
27 Sep 2004 - 10:33 AM

Terrific portrait, Ade - well done. Really like the tones and the pose; the thoughtful gaze into the dark void ... nice work! *click*
Susie :o)

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messhai
messhai  10 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2004 - 3:46 PM

Thanks everybody!! Great to know that you all liked it and thanks for the advice! Now, all I need is a model for my next portrait shot!!!!

Smile Ade

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carriebugg  1065 forum posts England
20 Mar 2005 - 4:18 AM

Fab lighting - even without reflectors!

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Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315487 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2006 - 7:38 PM

Very nice portrait, great tones and composition.

Paul

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