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Depraved Professional Cameraman (poster dimensions w/o title graphics)
Depraved Professional Cameraman (poster dimensions w/o title graphics)

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Challenge: DPC Cinema II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Metairie, LA
Date: Oct 17, 2009
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1 sec.
Galleries: Self Portrait, Horror
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2009

bought some stock photo of the lady and displayed it on my laptop to create reflection in camera 100-400mm lens with polorized filter. Used 1 sec. exposure to capture the reflection in the 100-400mm and held my camera flash in my hand and manually flashed it to capture my face.

Since I didn't have a second camera to use in the photo, I stuck my macro flash case on the end of the 100-400mm lens to give it some body.

raw tools: PS CS4
kept it relatively dark, added a little vibrance

Photoshop and NiK Software:
layer masks to isolate my face, my eye, lady's reflection, lens, and the stand

the lady
-Sharpener Pro
-PS Black & White w/red tint
-layer mask to isolate lady's towel and background
-desaturated layer (towel and bckgrd) to bring out lady's fleshy tone

the stand
-Hue/Sat on the stand

my face
-Sharpener Pro

camera lens

full picture
-Color Efex Pro - Midnight effect
-bright-cont and curves

combined layers
scaled to 720px

used levels to blacken greyish background

created another layer and used Dfine to remove noise throughout picture especially cameraman's face
applied layer mask and used soft brush to expose shaper features from lower layer

saved for web

Place: 16 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.2681
Avg (commenters): 7.1000
Avg (participants): 6.1795
Avg (non-participants): 6.3030
Views since voting: 1326
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 138
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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01/09/2010 07:50:33 AM
clever indeed! great work...
10/26/2009 03:29:08 AM
Super job - very clever and well executed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2009 09:46:03 PM
This is one that definitely looks like a movie poster to me. Not sure why you added the stuff in parentheses because it doesn't really add anything here. Very creative and spooky!
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10/24/2009 10:33:29 PM
crreeeeepy. good job.
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10/22/2009 09:42:30 AM
cool idea and well executed
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10/21/2009 10:32:01 AM
Title is a stretch.
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10/20/2009 01:36:05 PM
Most definitely looks like a movie poster. I'm kind of iffy on the title. Granted, it was hard to do something with those letters.
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10/20/2009 02:23:57 AM
This is one of the few "looks like a cinema poster" photos. 7
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10/19/2009 08:23:57 PM
Some excellent creativity with this one,. Keep up the great work.
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10/19/2009 07:04:17 PM
fits the challenge well. (7)
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10/19/2009 04:33:26 PM
interesting if legit. At least you honored the spirit of the challenge!!! Most here did not. The (poster dimensions...) comment is unneeded and annoying. Should have left the title as is.
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10/19/2009 09:50:03 AM
Not a bad title (but not great either) but with an excellent photographic realisation of your chosen vision.

I'm liking the faithful aspect ration and the negative space for graphics.

Photographically, this is pretty impressive and probably much harder than it looks. I hope to see this on the front page; I'm not sure it will have wide enough appeal - but I hope so.
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