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Fashion Hunter
Fashion Hunter

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Melling
Date: Aug 25, 2012
Aperture: F9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2012

Softbox front left 45*. Umbrella rear right 45*.

The idea for the shot was to have the model dressed / made up in a style that would be more appropriate for fashion yet using the rifle as a hunting weapon in an attempt to show how she was hunting fashion ( well that was the idea anyway)

[Sep. 4th, 2012 02:32:43 PM]

HarveyG - You are right on the weapon handling skills and the type of weapon that appears in the shot. The model will certainly have to improve those skills before her next holiday as we will be going shooting (I will be standing nowhere near her ;-)

The air weapon is .22 and is proficient in the execution of vermin ;-)

Place: 209 out of 246
Avg (all users): 5.1102
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 4.9888
Avg (non-participants): 5.4828
Views since voting: 605
Views during voting: 189
Votes: 118
Comments: 5
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09/08/2012 03:01:59 AM
Gun safety is rather critical in my world :) Been carrying for 30+ years. Sorry if I seemed harsh, it's only a photo after all. In SA we are only allowed 0.177" unlicensed. 0.22" has to be licensed. A break neck .22! Interesting. Grog's right, those nails! :)
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09/05/2012 01:37:47 PM
Grog train females to defend younglings in cave while Grog away on hunt. Grog try to tell female glowing-in-dark nail polish not good for fight in forest. Female not listen to Grog. Says Grog know nothing of good fashun sense. Enemy tribe find female in dark and takes. Good, now enemy tribe may breed stupid younglings.
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09/04/2012 10:01:57 AM
This must be Jon as the clue is in the title,a fine image of very good quality.
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09/02/2012 04:45:45 PM
I can't decide whether the fact that there is only a segment of face showing is an issue or not. For me, my eye is drawn immediately to her finger nail, not her eye, and as such I don't engage with the model. The strap clip between the finger and the eye is a problem too (albeit not much you can do about that one). It serves as a stop off between eye and finger, so my gaze darts about between the three points. Perhaps a focus on the eye with a shallower depth of field would help. Maybe no nail polish would help too. Finally, because of the way she is holding the gun, her hand does not look very elegant, and as that is the main focal point for me, again it's not very engaging. On the plus side, I like the lighting and processing, and I think the props of the gun and the camo jacket could well be put to future use. I score this a 6.
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09/02/2012 04:25:52 AM
A lot of voters will hate this image thanks to the "aaargh, a gun!" factor.

Personally I'm not enamoured because she is not holding it correctly or safely...it's neither pulled tight into her shoulder nor is her cheek in the correct position for aiming, that is on the cheek plate of the stock. She is clearly not ready to fire the weapon safely or accurately yet her index finger is already on the trigger and not on the guard.

Perhaps it's art and the lighting and exposure is good, but personally I'd strive for some believability too.

BTW it's a 0.177" single shot break neck air rifle. Not a semi-automatic...
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