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Challenge: Politics (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Nikon
Date: Feb 20, 2014
Date Uploaded: Feb 20, 2014


[Mar. 2nd, 2014 07:01:42 PM]

My models did a GREAT job. Very few times I have been able to get exactly what I had in mind for a shot. And this time what was even harder was the lights set up.

The place were I take these shots is not huge, therefore getting the right amount of light for all the characters was tough.

The best solution was to use a couple of speedlights from the ground towards Nicola, the main character, while the other models had their smartphones hid behind someone else in order to get the light they needed without showing the real source of light.

The idea came to my mind since Nicola, who's gonna be a candidate in the next regional elections, asked me to take him some photos for his political campaign. My answer was positive, of cours, but I told him that I needed a model for for another photo.

Of course without Marco, Silvia, Federico and Alessandra this photo couldn't be the same :)

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It was not a usual score for a blue but I take it! Very exciting to win with this image that I like very much for its concept and excution. Thanks everybody :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 39
Avg (all users): 6.5319
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 6.3750
Avg (non-participants): 6.5857
Views since voting: 1521
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 94
Comments: 24
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03/04/2014 12:56:13 PM
The expression on the guys face would give anybody the shivers....
Great work, Alex. Congrats on the Blue.
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03/04/2014 10:15:09 AM
Congratulations on taking the blue. Great expression of popular sentiment.
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03/03/2014 11:51:07 PM
Oscar worthy! Bravo!!
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03/03/2014 01:12:29 PM
Originally posted by blindjustice:

(however, I am a bit dissapointed in the lack of nudity, given, at least, the history of National Italian politics)


Yep, next time I'll ask Silvio to take some photos inside his house ;)

Message edited by author 2014-03-03 13:12:44.
03/03/2014 12:39:23 PM
Well done Alex, congrats! Reminded me "House of Cards" with Kevin Spacey
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03/03/2014 12:37:51 PM
So nice Alessandro- congrats on the well deserved blue. (however, I am a bit dissapointed in the lack of nudity, given, at least, the history of National Italian politics)
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03/03/2014 10:59:47 AM
Great Job!!!! Congrats on the shiny new ribbon!!!
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03/03/2014 10:13:13 AM
This is a brilliant take on the challenge and so well executed. Really love the b&W, the lighting and for all that 'honest' political smile. Congrats on the Blue!
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03/03/2014 07:47:17 AM
knew this would do well! Great shot and congrats on the win!
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03/03/2014 05:55:27 AM
Congrats Alex. Excellent concept and execution.
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03/03/2014 05:23:37 AM
Great lighting Alex. Tell the main star, he looks convincing!
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03/03/2014 05:07:47 AM
Congrats man!
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03/03/2014 02:11:25 AM
Clever use of smart phones!!
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03/03/2014 12:23:00 AM
Great take on the challenge, and, as always, excellently done. Congrats on the very well deserved blue, Alessandro.
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03/03/2014 12:16:45 AM
Congrats, Alessandro. Very clever to use the phones as light sources! I just did the same thing for another entry :)
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03/03/2014 12:03:17 AM
I had no doubt this would win. by far the best in the bunch.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/01/2014 04:58:13 PM
A top candidate! Well executed and very balanced image! 9
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02/28/2014 11:17:35 PM
Well-lit image that conveys the sense of Lucifer as politician, amid his dark coterie of acolytes. Draped in bling --- good touch. I feel that we are getting a truer picture than politicians prefer to present. Too bad his acolytes don't look more grim.
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02/27/2014 11:34:19 PM
Love it! Great lighting. The balance of shadows and sinister facial expressions is awesome. My favorite in this challenge.
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02/25/2014 11:24:18 AM
He reminds me so much of Alec Baldwin! Great concept. Lighting this must have been excruciating!
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02/25/2014 02:00:04 AM
great lighting!
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02/24/2014 10:58:16 PM
Best in show award, congrats
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02/24/2014 01:38:41 PM
Good staging. 6
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02/24/2014 12:12:49 AM
Best I've seen dealing with the subject of the competition and composure of the imgae. Nice work
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