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03/09/2011 12:51:24 AM · #1
Since the challenge description has a dead link in it to the Users profile I'll add a link here.

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Should be interesting.

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03/09/2011 12:55:32 AM · #2
Looking forward to it - I suggested it so I HAVE to make the effort to shoot it now!
(Thread title needs fixing tho for Libraodo typo)
03/09/2011 12:56:26 AM · #3
Good job MattO on the title typo lol. I already put a ticket in on the user link in the challenge.
03/09/2011 12:57:47 AM · #4
Wayyyyy out of my league!!
03/09/2011 01:07:55 AM · #5
I hope Manny enters, And I hope he does as well as Ansel Adams did in his challenge.
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03/09/2011 01:09:21 AM · #6
Yes, I am struggling with the current challenges - I am not into portraits (Librodo is great though!), there isn't much of Urban Nature here (I am not in an urban area at the moment), so I am left with a water bottle, holding it tightly, while waiting for inspiration! :)
03/09/2011 01:34:22 AM · #7
Iím afraid that if I was to try and enter this challenge I would only insult Manuel. However, I do love his work and this may be enough to pull me out of my self imposed sabbatical from DPC less than one day in (first time since entering challenges that I have not had an image in voting or one ready for upcoming challenges Ė feeling withdrawal symptoms already). Iíll definitely be voting though as this should be great!
03/09/2011 01:41:46 AM · #8
Perhaps he can finish in the top 10 of his own challenge. Heida managed to crack the Top 10 Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_820204.jpg in the style of Heida.

Originally posted by BrennanOB:

I hope Manny enters, And I hope he does as well as Ansel Adams did in his challenge.


Librodo's portfolio is inspiring. Can't wait to see the entries for this challenge.

03/09/2011 05:54:05 AM · #9
Quick! Buy stock in companies that sell head scarves. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_831514.gif
03/09/2011 08:42:13 AM · #10
I will vote with appreciation and cheer for all who attempt this formidable task.
03/09/2011 09:15:09 AM · #11
I have such a great idea for this challenge. I just hope I can do his style justice.
03/10/2011 10:37:54 AM · #12
I have been obsessively studying his photos, what an AMAZING photographer. But I didn't even think to look beyond his work that he's posted in his portfolio on DPC. Have you guys checked out his site? Amazing! Love everything here - //www.pbase.com/manny_librodo/librodized

I love the tip that posters make great backgrounds. Would NEVER have thought of that.

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03/10/2011 10:38:21 AM · #13
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03/10/2011 11:06:17 AM · #14
Even if I had the model and the backgrounds and the scarves....this would be a total insult by me trying this!

How to use a water bottle?
03/10/2011 11:08:42 AM · #15
Originally posted by kichu:

I have been obsessively studying his photos, what an AMAZING photographer. But I didn't even think to look beyond his work that he's posted in his portfolio on DPC. Have you guys checked out his site? Amazing! Love everything here - //www.pbase.com/manny_librodo/librodized

I love the tip that posters make great backgrounds. Would NEVER have thought of that.

Left me speechless. Unbelievable talent.
03/10/2011 11:28:03 AM · #16
Oh man. When the challenge came out, I thought "Cool, I could at least try this"
But the more I look at his pictures, the more intimidated I get, and the more I feel like I couldn't possibly pull off a good image.
I wish I had a smidgeon of his talent. (incidentally I also wish I had actual lights and models :-P)
03/10/2011 11:53:19 AM · #17
Originally posted by Fiora:

(incidentally I also wish I had actual lights and models :-P)


I believe many of his portraits are natural light; no flash, no reflectors.

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03/10/2011 12:15:54 PM · #18
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Originally posted by Fiora:

(incidentally I also wish I had actual lights and models :-P)


I believe many of his portraits are natural light; no flash, no reflectors.


No flash is correct, but he has been using reflectors in his more recent work. But you are correct, he started off his photography career with pure natural light and nothing else.

Message edited by author 2011-03-10 12:21:51.
03/10/2011 12:35:02 PM · #19
Natural light? Really? Ohhhhh...hmmm. Ok, interesting.

Come on you guys! Try it at least. I know NOTHING about taking portraits, lighting, OR advanced editing, but I'm going to attempt to learn as much as possible before the challenge and see what I come up with. Just try!
03/10/2011 12:42:14 PM · #20
Originally posted by kichu:

Natural light? Really? Ohhhhh...hmmm. Ok, interesting.

Come on you guys! Try it at least. I know NOTHING about taking portraits, lighting, OR advanced editing, but I'm going to attempt to learn as much as possible before the challenge and see what I come up with. Just try!


Also, keep in mind that tremendous amount of post-processing work goes into every single one of his shots. You still definitely need to start off with a great image, but pictures don't come out of cameras like that :) Skin, eyes, enhanced make-up, dodge/burn, adding artificial directional light if there wasn't one in the original shot already, and much more is done in post-processing for every one of his shots.
03/10/2011 01:06:20 PM · #21
Originally posted by nightpixels:

Originally posted by kichu:

Natural light? Really? Ohhhhh...hmmm. Ok, interesting.

Come on you guys! Try it at least. I know NOTHING about taking portraits, lighting, OR advanced editing, but I'm going to attempt to learn as much as possible before the challenge and see what I come up with. Just try!


Also, keep in mind that tremendous amount of post-processing work goes into every single one of his shots. You still definitely need to start off with a great image, but pictures don't come out of cameras like that :) Skin, eyes, enhanced make-up, dodge/burn, adding artificial directional light if there wasn't one in the original shot already, and much more is done in post-processing for every one of his shots.


Yeah, I've started reading up....5 days is enough time to make me an expert on advanced editing, right?? :p

Message edited by author 2011-03-10 13:06:33.
03/11/2011 01:45:16 PM · #22
Oh man, I might actually just make this work.
I had decided earlier that I wouldn't participate in this challenge, but then I was thinking about it and thought "But it would be nice to shoot some portraits again. Maybe next week." So I sent out an email to some friends offering a free photoshoot, telling them any time they could make it in the next week would work for me (Its finals week here abouts and this time I only have essays due that one submits online). Well, now I have two shoots lined up on Tuesday of all days. Meaning, I might just be able to edit one in time to submit it for the challenge.
We shall have to see! Its going to be stressful
03/11/2011 02:06:18 PM · #23
UGH!!! I just don't understand lighting!! I don't get how to achieve anything close to a flattering portrait. I feel like ripping my hair out right now. :(
03/11/2011 04:49:05 PM · #24
Originally posted by kichu:

UGH!!! I just don't understand lighting!! I don't get how to achieve anything close to a flattering portrait. I feel like ripping my hair out right now. :(


I am no expert but I would be glad to offer my help
03/11/2011 04:54:45 PM · #25
With the hair ripping or light setup?
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