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Historian
03/06/2006 01:46:48 AM
Historian
by egillbjarki

Comment by aquarian11:
Such a young face to be a historian. Such sad eyes for so young. Interesting capture and shadows. 8
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Historian
03/06/2006 01:24:33 AM
Historian
by egillbjarki

Comment by hotpasta:
excellent protrait with great detail...wow! 9
Photographer found comment helpful.
Historian
03/06/2006 01:02:03 AM
Historian
by egillbjarki

Comment by rscorp:
hmm, very much like a recent portrait that did very well. Same photographer?
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Historian
03/06/2006 12:53:47 AM
Historian
by egillbjarki

Comment by Jutilda:
EXCELLENT!!! Love the contours of the face and the shadows and light. Perfect eyes. 10
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Experiance
02/28/2006 12:14:35 PM
Experiance3rd Place
by egillbjarki

Comment by dizzydean3:
thank god i dont have to look at this everytime i go to the website
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Experiance
02/17/2006 04:00:57 PM
Experiance3rd Place
by egillbjarki

Comment by byrongates:
Wonderful shot, I have a sim photo of my Dad, not as nice as yours, and now it is my most prized possession. I love the 5 o'clock shadow, makes it real.
Great job.

Byron Gates, Jr.
Cafepress.com/byrongates
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Experiance
02/14/2006 07:38:34 AM
Experiance3rd Place
by egillbjarki

Comment by Tej:
Greetings from the Critique Club! I asked for image to critique and what I got does not really need much words :)

Aesthetic: Perfect. Thats all I can say. The wrinkles actually convey "experience".

Technical: Again Perfect. But since I have to write something- try looking at the picture without focussing on it (Try to focus on your reflection on screen) and you will be able to see some areas which you might look at dodging. All-right, I'm saying this because I dont have anything more to say :) But try it anyway...

Challenge: Well, anything would be fit for "Free Study". So no comments on this one (Pooh...I saved myself!)

Conclusion: Overall a very strong composition complimented by excellent technical base. Certainly BW is the best choice here and I really liked the duetone for the "experimental picture" in your comments. Maybe the same tone might have added more rustic feel ... but I dont know if this photo needed any rustic feel or not :) Extra sharpening around eyes really draws the focus to them while keeping wrinkles as ideal backdrop for the "title". Congratulation on the well deserved ribbon. "Freaky" is your profile is "freaky" ..and yet cool. Looking forward to learning more from your technique.

I'm by no means expert in area of photography. My comments are purely based on my limited understanding of technology and art behind digital photography. Apart from doing detailed evaluation of your submission, my intent is to learn different styles of photography by critically evaluating selective submissions. If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via email or PM.

Wish you a great day!
-Tej
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Experiance
02/14/2006 06:24:41 AM
Experiance3rd Place
by egillbjarki

Comment by solitude:
I can't get my eyes off his!
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Experiance
02/12/2006 02:34:06 PM
Experiance3rd Place
by egillbjarki

Comment by egillbjarki:
As you know, when you bounch up into a flat white sealing, you will get an eaven destrobution of light on your subject when you do it right. If you look at the edge of my faters face, you can see that it is a lot darker than the rest of his face. This effect is a good "support" for the eye, the whey you look at the picture, your eyes dont "fall away" from the face, you keep the viewers focus in the face.

This effect would typically be reached by placing black material close to the models face on both sides, and lit by one soft light source from front.

But I dont own any studio equipment, so I have to make this effect with the aid of photoshop. I´ll try my best to explain how I did that in this photograph.

This is basically a trial and error thing. By making multiple adjustments to areas in the face until you are satisfied with the resaults. Fyrst of all, you need to be working on layers. That way your photograph will stay in good condition under the adjustment layers, even after constand changes back and forth.

I used channel mixer to convert this photo to B&W, then above that layer I made many many curve adjustment layers. I basically look at one single thing in the face while making adjustments in curves until I am satisfied. When that area is like I want it to be, I invert the layers mask so the effect of the curves layer is none. Then I select the brush tool and paint the area I want the effect to reach with the curves layers selected with about 20% opacity. This I do to every single part of the face until I am satisfied.

The key is to know when to stop. The picture must look real, you are not making a pace of art, you are simulating a type of lightning.

I'm have been a student in photography since january 2006, there we have some studio equipment. I set up a lightning the other day and placed a fellow student in front of it. I was trying to get this effect with out all the hard photoshop work, here are the resaults :

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Experiance
02/12/2006 10:06:10 AM
Experiance3rd Place
by egillbjarki

Comment by egillbjarki:
Once again, thank you every one! I have recived messages from people from DPC regarding the treatment on this photo and how it endid up like this from a bounced flash. I will glad write it in details here, but I really dont have the time at this moment, but I will post more prosessing details soon.

Egill Bjarki
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