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Challenge: Free Study 2008-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Location: my diningroom
Date: Aug 25, 2008
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Aug 25, 2008

My boyfriend. He actually let me paint his face, im surprised. Of course he had to bitch and moan about it for an hour before he finally let me do it. Unfortualy the left background is kinda noisy, hope no one really minds

Place: 460 out of 487
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Votes: 153
Comments: 11
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09/08/2008 10:35:37 PM
I think you should try it again, if he will let you. All that's wrong with this is it looks tentative. IMHO. One of those smooth-on, peel-off beauty masks would protect his skin from the dye in the face-paint. Pose him against a white BG that matches his eye-whites, & don't let his natural skin color show. Maybe work out your lighting in advance to light the black separately from the red. Later, you can work it up to look like a cover for Rolling Stone Magazine or something. "D
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09/06/2008 12:57:24 PM
Very bizarre image. I'm sure it carries a strong message for you.
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09/06/2008 10:04:41 AM
I think I get what you are going for here, but the lighting doesn't really serve your purpose. I like how you've kept good detail in the eyes, though.
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09/04/2008 08:48:58 AM
Sorry, but I find this photo rather unappealing and disturbing to look at.
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09/04/2008 01:43:41 AM
lighting is too flat for 'model photography' like this
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09/02/2008 02:12:23 PM
Full props for going the make-up route, but the lighting needs some work. Based on the reflection in the eyes, it's an 8-dollar Home Depot special.
09/02/2008 07:42:21 AM
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09/01/2008 03:29:46 PM
The lighting appears to be a little flat and some detail has been lost in the forehead area. Still, this image has a slightly disturbing (and compelling) element to it that I can't quite explain. It might have to do with the very direct stare and the paint running down the neck. . .
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09/01/2008 01:42:32 PM
thats odd. lol, but kudos to whomever puton all that makeup. eyes are very strong though. maybe a little dodge.burn would have helped them pop more
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09/01/2008 05:41:16 AM
Sorry, I don't get it. The eyes are piercing, yes, but wouldn't they still have been without the mess? In an all-black field, maybe? Don't see the need for the red.
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09/01/2008 04:41:34 AM
It must have been some party! The eyes need to be "more" I feel, at the moment the red/black contrast overpowers them, the nose is also "lost" in the black
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