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Challenge: Free Study 2012-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Feb 12, 2012
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2012

Model: Amanda Callas
MUA: Angel V. Prado
Wardrobe/Accessories: Terri King

The driving force behind the shoot that produced my Strange People image. Amanda is not only divinely beautiful, but one of the sweetest, most collaborative people I've worked with. Together we created this grungy/gothic type of melancholic vibe, which fit the clothes perfectly.

convert from raw
CEP tonal contrast
clone out light stand foot
layer of blur for the face
shifted eye color
vignetting via layer for painting
save for web

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Place: 25 out of 296
Avg (all users): 6.5855
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.4505
Avg (non-participants): 6.9512
Views since voting: 720
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 152
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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03/08/2012 02:58:46 PM
Ah that old outfit - I wondered what happened to it after I got rid of it ;- P

Great lighting and striking shot
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03/08/2012 01:42:53 PM
She looks pretty nice.. not at all a bad girl! Beautiful lighting and PP as always!
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03/08/2012 08:53:19 AM
Great background J. nice shot and good finish.
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03/08/2012 07:24:52 AM
I was one of your 9's Johanna...great stuff!! Thought this would finish higher...
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03/08/2012 12:08:53 AM
It's getting easier to pick yours Johanna :0 Great result. Aaaah Goth. Is that what they call it :) Then your forgiven for the dark cheek!
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03/08/2012 12:06:04 AM
Are those wings or shoulder pads? :) She doesn't look that bad. She looks wonderful! Love the rich color and the lighting. Congrats on a great finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2012 10:21:12 PM
Love the hair. Wonderful portrait J.
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03/07/2012 02:42:22 PM
Love the lighting, and the colors are so dramatic! Nice one.
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03/07/2012 02:32:33 PM
Wow. Awesome lighting (barring her left cheek area; good but perhaps subtle reflected light there would not go amiss), fabulous skin tone, helped by a redheads' generally fairer complexion, and more light emphasis on her upper half than on the hands, lower half; deliberate? Makes me focus on upper and away form hands. Mad period style costume. Which brings me to the floral motif bra. Sadly I think it's out of place with the Elizabethan/Victorian slant. However I can stare at this image and your classy models engagement for hours. 8.

Johanna if this is yours, understand I am in no way pulling your (or whomever) image to pieces. I am in awe of professional portraiture and am nowhere near pulling off this quality of work. This is merely my way of embedding knowledge in my thick portraiture skull and I hope it will guide me at my next attempt.
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03/05/2012 04:29:48 PM
Looks like she is ready to play the part of a wicked witch in a Disney movie. Great job with the hair, makeup, clothing, and lighting.
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03/02/2012 01:48:29 PM
The first thing I noticed was the "offness" of the bra/shirt cut out. Beyond that, I think it's a WONDERFUL shot. Great detail. Love the lighting and colors.
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03/01/2012 03:01:51 PM
Love the lighting and composition good contact with her eyes on the camera lovely processing .Well done
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03/01/2012 05:54:11 AM
Really? What did she do? Very nicely set up and the lighting and detail is superb as well as the processing. 8
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