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Ken Vasoli of The Starting Line
Ken Vasoli of The Starting Line

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Challenge: Image Grain (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Revolution Nightclub
Date: Oct 19, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Performance, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2005

Shot this at the Nintendo Fusion Tour Concert. This is Ken Vasoli of The Starting Line. Editing consisted of increasing contrast. Resize for web, sharpen and save. Then I decided a few days later that I'd enter this into a challenge so I reopened the web version, made it black and white, added more contrast, sharpened again and added more grain.

Place: 108 out of 274
Avg (all users): 5.4286
Avg (commenters): 0.0000
Avg (participants): 5.3565
Avg (non-participants): 5.5405
Views since voting: 2226
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 189
Comments: 2
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11/03/2005 11:45:51 AM
Hi Harrison and greetings from the "Critique Club"

Wow...only one comment...what's going on with commenting lately? Seems like commenting has really gone down through out these challenges...anyway, I'll get on with the "critique" now.

Overall this is a very effective documentary style shot. I like the strong contrast and the grain I feel does enhance the image and actually gives it a nice "filmy" quality. I like the tight crop, but I am curious about how this may have looked if you had pulled back just a bit? Who knows right?

Generally speaking I think the masses like their concert pictures to be bright and pretty, most of us have been to concerts and know what magic occurs when there's a good lighting tech around...people love being dazzled by pomp and pretty colors. I don't know if gig shooting is a road you are going to continue traveling down, but might I suggest taking a peek at a couple fellow DPCer's work? My all time favorite show photographer is terje...his work is slick, professional, and simply quite delicious...the guy is truly an artist. Also take a peek at Xion's work, particularly his "Buskers" series which can be found in [B[+]]: people: buskers...Xion is such the master of the street candid as far as I am concerned, his work sings.

If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to drop me a line, I hope I have given you atleast a couple of things to think about and look at...have fun! : }
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10/31/2005 05:15:04 PM
An excellent capture!
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