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Martin Schoeller. German Born Insperation.
Martin Schoeller. German Born Insperation.

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Challenge: Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Lens: Canon TC-DC52B 1.6x Teleconverter
Location: Basement
Date: Jan 24, 2006
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Emotive, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

Followed Schoeller's exact method of capturing emotion. If i got my way, i would have had the model i wanted, but i couldn't arrange it in time. Lighting sertainly didn't help the matter, but capturing the feeling was the difficult part.

Taken in my basement, horrable lighting and alot of frustraition. Looks much better without the resizing! can't belive how much detail was lost. I'm really debating whether or not to take it out before the challenge starts or not... so if you read this in the aftermath... Know that the full version looks WORLDS better!@

I messed around with brightness and contrast, came to the conclusion that darker was better (less loss in detail) and the right shoulder was just noticable.

I'm still not happy =( lol

Place: 170 out of 188
Avg (all users): 4.7222
Avg (commenters): 5.5000
Avg (participants): 4.5429
Avg (non-participants): 4.7988
Views since voting: 1251
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 234
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/05/2006 09:51:44 AM
Hi ben,

I googled mr schoeller, and i must say you did succeed to capture the emotion/expression like he does! nice !

The problem with the pic tho imo is that it lacks sharpness (due to resizing?) , lightning ain't that good, and the photoshopping is quite obvious around the hair etc...

A little better photoshopping could've bumped up the score i think.

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02/03/2006 12:34:44 AM
Interesting capture...and it made it onto your page ;-) That's always an accomplishement, hehe. I'd love to see the full sized version...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 07:23:37 PM
While the close up photo works, I think an important thing missing here are the super lit, very sharp over exaggerated eyes that come across in his portraits. But I can see the inspiration.
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01/29/2006 03:36:42 AM
Schoeller's portraits are tightly cropped even though expressions are stark and empty. I think for this image to be as powerful, first, sharp focus needs to be present. It's lacking in that area. A tighter crop would be good as well. Lastly, Schoeller's eyes are very sharp. I think this needs it as well. Great try though/
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01/27/2006 08:11:45 PM
You captured "the look" that Schoeller seems to get, but need better light to reflect the eyes.
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01/27/2006 04:08:28 PM
Crop is a little off and I would have done something about the background as his series of close-ups tended to do.
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01/26/2006 11:01:02 AM
I would have liked to see a little more light in the yes in true MS fashion. Aside, this is a great tribute.
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01/25/2006 02:49:00 PM
should have cropped vertically. Great blank stare. Looks like you need just a tad more DOF for focus.
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01/25/2006 10:09:10 AM
Very simpl eand stark. Nice clean white background. Interesting lighting to highlight the brow neck and chin.
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01/25/2006 02:48:11 AM
Composition is similar to Schoeller's although not portrait which is more common. Plain face with lots of character works well and in style. Missing catch lights I see in the eyes of Schoeller's work. Focus and sharpness is a little off. All this sounds negative ... and I don't mean it to. It is among my top picks in spite of the critique.
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