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By Bogwoppett
Well, finally I'm able to upload again!

I have decided to instill a sense of history in this upload.

This is an old photo from my first ever session doing proper portraits.
The subject is Samantha, a wonderful friend at the time and a work collegue who gracefully agreed to pose for me.

I was definately the most nervous of the two of us, I even had trouble remembering how my camera worked!!

Lighting is natural light through patio doors, and I even had a projector screen on the other side to bounce some light back.

It is relevent to the present day because I have used a scan to experiment and learn new things in photoshop. An old paper background layer, a texture layer and toning to give that vintage photo look.

The digital age is here!

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: graceland, Scanny, Gary_Williams and 20 more

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Scanny 13 29 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2005 11:41AM
What a great effect - well done. I have a drawer full of photos like this taken by my father in the 1940-50's. You've got the ageing spot on. Good shot.

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sybilla 13 258
7 Sep 2005 12:20PM
What a lovely effect.

gemm 13 800 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2005 12:26PM
Great portrait. Excellent effect.
silburkp 13 3 England
7 Sep 2005 12:46PM
A very effective piece of work.
Pegon 12 78 1 England
7 Sep 2005 2:09PM
Excellent work.
7 Sep 2005 3:46PM
thanks! very much appreciated!
xanda 14 244 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2005 5:11AM
A beautiful portrait, well presented. Click.
Bronnie666 12 42 England
19 Aug 2006 8:54AM
Nearly a year after it was uploaded...and I've only just spotted it, but even a year on, it still deserves a click!
A wonderful sensitive picture Steve - the effect really works!

You have some great stuff in your pf...I'll try to visit here more often!

19 Aug 2006 8:59AM
what a surprise!! I thought that these pics were long forgotten and lost by people!!

thanks for the great comment, Paul!!
2 Oct 2006 8:12PM
its timeless great shot and a lovely model
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 4:08PM
Had a play !!
16 Jan 2007 4:14PM
Very nice mod, the picture suits an untoned black and white - it is in this format originally.
Not so sure on the border, I think the black is too wide and dominant and distracts attention from the picture. I would prefer a thin black pencil line here!!

graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 4:17PM
Ok Let me Try it again Thanks all helps
16 Jan 2007 4:23PM
it's all only my personal opinion!

however, a little tip, -sample a colour/tone from the picture itself, and then use that in the border (pencil line again).
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 4:27PM
Thanks just learning so it all helps You have some great picture , do look at mine and do tell me what you think , we all inprove with help ,, Thanks Rob (:
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 5:02PM

Was a Great picture to work (play) on

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