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Challenge: People II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Rehearsal Room 3
Date: Apr 15, 2005
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005

A Serendipitous Photo

A work colleague (and fellow DPC'r) were walking through the university where we work when we stumbled upon a group of Digital Film and TV students fiming a scene with an actor in a rehearsal room. We spoke to them and asked if they could let us have 15 minutes with the kit at the end of their shoot.

So I grabbed my friend and other work colleague (non DPC'r this time) John who had just bought himself a new bike days before.

so 30 odd shots, very rushed and not really sure what we were doing with the gear resulted in this.

I'd love to have some time in a proper studio now.

Very slight crop
Auto Levels and a curves tweak to boost the white of the background
Sharpen and submit


p.s. If anyone comments that his skin tone looks a funny colour it's because it is! (in real life)

Place: 66 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.9540
Avg (commenters): 7.4545
Avg (participants): 5.9256
Avg (non-participants): 5.9831
Views since voting: 950
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 239
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2005 10:19:46 PM
a fine image!
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04/24/2005 06:55:34 PM
Great capture in isolation. Not sure about the dark clothes they loose contrast on my monitor.
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04/24/2005 05:41:20 PM
this is nice, it shows personality and the lighting is great 10
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04/24/2005 02:00:52 PM
crisp amd clear. Wondering if "John" is standing in front of white bg or you deleted bg. Either way, nice.
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04/24/2005 01:27:23 PM
Very nicely done portrait.
The helmet, along with the pose and the slightly concerned look on his face added a lot to what could have been a "static" shot without a lot of mood. (7)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 10:13:08 AM
The lighting is perfect, the focus sharp, I donít know that I would change anything about this picture. I know not a very helpful comment, but I think you nailed it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/24/2005 04:54:04 AM
Hi John, why so serious.... Great portrait, bet John is thrilled.;-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/21/2005 04:21:38 PM
Nice direct portrait. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/19/2005 03:22:56 AM
nice image
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04/18/2005 07:54:11 PM
There are a lot of portraits in this challenge, I am favouring the ones that tell me about the person and I like this very much. Love the facial expression, the suit and helmut.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/18/2005 12:34:25 PM
Relaxed pose and intense expression. Good interest. Like it. Best of luck.
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04/18/2005 01:12:32 AM
Good contrast and background. Great shot
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