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10/03/2005 02:08:56 AM · #1
cross-processed senior photo

Do you like the effect and border?
10/03/2005 02:13:59 AM · #2
pardon me but what has the topic or photo got anything to do with "Batman" ? thanks
10/03/2005 02:15:36 AM · #3
Originally posted by shadow:

pardon me but what has the topic or photo got anything to do with "Batman" ? thanks


I was telling Batman "HOLY SENIOR PHOTO".
10/03/2005 02:16:05 AM · #4
It might be just a tad oversharpened ... but wow, I like it. Really nice lighting and colors. Interesting frame... I like it too, 'cept that the inside edge looks jagged (as in digital jaggies) and sharpened (especially the top left).

Message edited by author 2005-10-03 02:16:23.
10/03/2005 02:19:32 AM · #5
Very cool & unique! I like the effects. Agree with dw about the jagged edge, but that can be fixed. The only other issue might be the 1:1 aspect - hard to make wallets, 8x10s & 5x7s.

Great work, Robin!
10/03/2005 02:20:11 AM · #6
Originally posted by dwterry:

It might be just a tad oversharpened ... but wow, I like it. Really nice lighting and colors. Interesting frame... I like it too, 'cept that the inside edge looks jagged (as in digital jaggies) and sharpened (especially the top left).


Yeah, the frame was upsampled to see what it would look like on the photo. I'll be fixing that in the hi-res version. Just wanted to get some quick feedback. Thank you!
10/03/2005 01:20:31 PM · #7
bump for morning crowd.
10/03/2005 01:35:04 PM · #8
Very Very Cool!
10/03/2005 01:36:35 PM · #9
I like everything, but the border... especially the girl she is pretty
10/03/2005 01:40:30 PM · #10
Very cool! I really like your processing. Wish my senior photos were that cool, way back when. :-)

Nice website also, btw.
10/03/2005 01:53:05 PM · #11
That's the type of girl in the senior class that would never talk to me. It just brings back bad memories.
;-)
10/03/2005 01:53:59 PM · #12
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

That's the type of girl in the senior class that would never talk to me. It just brings back bad memories.
;-)


That's the type of girl that STILL doesn't talk to you...lol! JK!
10/03/2005 01:55:47 PM · #13
Originally posted by MeThoS:

Originally posted by Strikeslip:

That's the type of girl in the senior class that would never talk to me. It just brings back bad memories.
;-)


That's the type of girl that STILL doesn't talk to you...lol! JK!


Ahaha, I guess I walked into that one.... it's funny because it's true, hehe.
10/03/2005 02:23:48 PM · #14
LMAO!
10/03/2005 03:08:11 PM · #15
Silly me! I thought (from the thread title) that you had photographed a septuagenerian. Exceedingly well preserved!
10/03/2005 03:15:13 PM · #16
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

That's the type of girl in the senior class that would never talk to me. It just brings back bad memories.
;-)


Me either...but they talk to me now: "Fries with that?"

Ok, that's not true...they're all way more successful than me now. That guidance counsellor was a liar!

Message edited by author 2005-10-03 15:15:27.
10/03/2005 03:23:26 PM · #17
It's over-sharpened, and I don't like the crop or the border, but I like it. Give it a 4x5 crop, just inside the border, and I think you got something.

10/03/2005 04:02:46 PM · #18
I also think that it is oversharpened, and I'm not sure if you intended the border to be used on the web (where it works) or on a print (where I think it would look out of place.)

If this was a senior I was shooting, I would've turned her so her body wasn't facing directly toward the camera, and I would have done something else with her left hand -- especially since just "hanging there" it makes it seem quite large -- to the point that it looks like her hand could entirely cover her face. You don't say what focal length you shot this at, but short focal lengths can exacerbate this problem (I see it quite a bit on portraits posted here).

Just my 2¢... take it for what it's worth!
10/03/2005 04:06:45 PM · #19
Originally posted by EddyG:

I also think that it is oversharpened, and I'm not sure if you intended the border to be used on the web (where it works) or on a print (where I think it would look out of place.)

If this was a senior I was shooting, I would've turned her so her body wasn't facing directly toward the camera, and I would have done something else with her left hand -- especially since just "hanging there" it makes it seem quite large -- to the point that it looks like her hand could entirely cover her face. You don't say what focal length you shot this at, but short focal lengths can exacerbate this problem (I see it quite a bit on portraits posted here).

Just my 2¢... take it for what it's worth!


web version is a little oversharpened. She had big hands. I shot with a 70-200 2.8 or 85 1.2 She was super thin and about 6'2, so I positioned her that way to add width to her frame. I use to hand print negs full frame with the border and they gave a print a pretty cool look. So the frame might stay for the print.

Everybody's opinion is worth more than 2 cents. :D

Message edited by author 2005-10-03 16:08:05.
10/03/2005 04:44:12 PM · #20
Originally posted by MeThoS:

She had big hands. I shot with a 70-200 2.8 or 85 1.2 She was super thin and about 6'2, so I positioned her that way to add width to her frame.

Gotcha. =]

Originally posted by MeThoS:

I use to hand print negs full frame with the border and they gave a print a pretty cool look. So the frame might stay for the print.

Interesting. I guess I'd have to hold a print with the "border effect" in my hand to really "see" it. I am always reluctant to add any type of border to customer prints, but perhaps I shall have to give it a try sometime as a "test"...

I forgot to comment on the cross-processing effect you used... it works pretty well in this situation. Personally, I might show something like that to a client as an option, but I would be hesitant to show it as the only proof of that pose.

Speaking of proofs... how do you proof your senior sessions? I provide printed proofs only, as a spiral-bound 10x10 proofbook printed by my lab. The seniors love it (and so do the parents, who take it to work), because they can carry it with them and show off their images (which means it is a marketing tool for me as well). I tried online proofing as well as CD-ROM slideshows and found that many people were satisfied just to have all their "proofs" digitally (even though they were watermarked with "PROOF" acroos them)... that is, they didn't feel the need to place a big order, because they could copy the CD-ROM and show it whenever they wanted or download their proofs from the web to their hard drive. I now only provide a slideshow CD-ROM as an "exclusive" that is available with my premium package.
10/03/2005 04:58:48 PM · #21
The last one I did is in another state, so online is very easy, plus I accept credit cards online. Makes sense though about the proofs, I take mine down after a certain time and usually make them crappy gifs so they can't be printed (plus a watermark). I don't thinnk I would do a CD-rom since they could keep it as long as they like. At least online you can delete them after a certain time frame.
10/03/2005 05:09:16 PM · #22
Originally posted by MeThoS:

At least online you can delete them after a certain time frame.

Yeah, that was my thinking originally as well... but the increasing number of offline browsing applications out there makes it way too easy for somebody to save web content (such as an online photo album) to their hard drive for them to "use" whenever they want... even if the site contains Flash or a bunch of JavaScript.

At least with printed proofs, they have to go through the "pain" of scanning the images (and if you have the paper mechanically texturized, it makes the quality of their scan that much worse...)
10/03/2005 05:11:18 PM · #23
...good point.
10/03/2005 05:30:13 PM · #24
Originally posted by Strikeslip:

That's the type of girl in the senior class that would never talk to me. It just brings back bad memories.
;-)

Maybe you shouldn't have offered to pay them to add you to their "friends list" :P

Originally posted by MeThoS:

She had big hands.


Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode...
10/03/2005 05:48:09 PM · #25
Like the effect... hate the border, or any borders for that matter.

To me borders only work on large poster sized prints (ex. Ansel Adams posters, etc.). With portraits when I see a printed border I think of someone who just got Photoshop and a border plugin for the first time and is going nuts with it. Next stop... dropshadow and bevel filters galore!

The photo should make an impact on it's own, which this one does, with a nice picture frame to act as an accent.

Message edited by author 2005-10-03 17:48:41.
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