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Challenge: Billboard (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: UK
Date: Feb 26, 2005
Aperture: F2.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Fashion, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2005


Place: 82 out of 148
Avg (all users): 5.3510
Avg (commenters): 4.8750
Avg (participants): 5.0330
Avg (non-participants): 5.5983
Views since voting: 852
Views during voting: 319
Votes: 208
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2005 09:42:19 PM
you should use curves to brighten the picture.
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03/03/2005 05:15:59 PM
I'd like this a little more if the stuff in the background were white. I'm not sure if it was originally that tan color or not, but it makes the white balance feel "off". Beautiful composition and idea, though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/01/2005 01:12:05 PM
Took me a while to figure out the background. I think advertising people tend to sell the image/lifestyle rather than the product itself in these cases.....the lipstick container isn't particularly attractive whereas the woman applying it would have to be
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/01/2005 10:50:06 AM
Would like to see the kiss print in focus, or at least closer to focused.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 08:51:23 PM
Nice use of depth-of-field. The perspective of the foreground and background elements seems to be out of synce though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 07:44:09 PM
ok, i am voting this challenge in 2 passes. in this pass, you will get a partial comment and a score. then i will come back to comment again. if you have any problem whatsoever with this comment, pm me and let me know. otherwise, take it with a grain of salt...i'm not trying to be a know-it-all, i'm just explaining where i'm coming from in voting this challenge. and, if this comment is NOT helpful (of if you think i'm full of $#!+), don't mark it helpful.

billboards are a science unto themselves. a lot of research has gone into determining just how much information a person can digest and retain in specific time spans. they use this information to develop formulas for determining the number of words and letters to use on billboards, as well as their sizes. they also determine the size and number of visual elements to include.

the graphics/photograph on a billboard are designed to get the point across in a moment. on the road, a driver will have less time with a billboard than a voter will give your image. this is a key element in the challenge: composing a shot that will get its point across quickly and succintly. along those lines, a strong composition will probably have few details and make strong use of negative space.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/28/2005 01:47:06 PM
this is not 640x320
02/28/2005 09:16:19 AM
I don't find Bokeh photos often on billboards. Great image, but perhaps for a magazine, not for the big boards.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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