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Keith Maniac


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Challenge: Fashion (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Chicago, USA
Date: Feb 18, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Fashion, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Feb 18, 2006

Kapan and I took a lot of shots for this challenge. Some of the outtakes were nothing like this one and instead had Kapan with a red hat and handbag. We liked some of those shots a lot, but ended up going with this one for its raw, immediate impact and because I think it's just plain cool :)

My strategy during the photoshoots was to just sit back and let Kapan do her thing. I gave her very little direction, cuz if I did it probably would have just mucked things up. Kapan exudes style and fashion sense, so the best thing for me to do was to just let her be her without getting in the way.

Single light setup. Softbox positioned to the camera's left. Background is our living room wall :)

Thanks to all the commenters!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 133
Avg (all users): 7.3010
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.9385
Avg (non-participants): 7.3754
Views since voting: 10443
Views during voting: 631
Votes: 382
Comments: 44
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/07/2006 01:04:26 PM
I just don't like the deformation and the cut in her left hand!/other features are excellent!
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03/04/2006 03:56:36 PM
When I saw the thumbnail for this shot, I was distinctly unimpressed. However, this is one of those shots that looks better in full-size. There's just so much detail and colour in the shot and the impression of movement in the edges of the hair is superb, along with the expression captured. Even the cut-off elbow and hand don't detract, in my opinion. I think that this is superb.
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03/03/2006 03:51:40 PM
I like it. A 3rd place again! Come on.... ;)
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03/01/2006 05:51:02 PM
That's a really cool shot! Congratulations. I even like that the arm isn't fully in the frame, it's almost like she's leaning towards it.
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03/01/2006 03:45:02 PM
Such a striking, incredible image!!! I agree Vogue should be lucky to have someone with your talent!
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03/01/2006 01:41:23 PM
Perhaps the most lively and dynamic pose in the challenge. very well captured and very well lit. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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03/01/2006 08:45:47 AM
congratulations...well deserved...Vogue should hire you!
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03/01/2006 08:15:28 AM
Excellent job. Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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03/01/2006 05:49:11 AM
Congratulations!
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03/01/2006 05:40:35 AM
Way to go Christopher. Congrats.
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03/01/2006 05:11:13 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon, great shot!
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03/01/2006 12:21:47 AM
This is great. Congrats on the ribbon, I really like the effect with her hair like that.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2006 01:07:05 PM
Really great! Love the movement in her hair. Outfit works perfectly for the challenge.
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02/28/2006 01:36:48 AM
looks like a commercial shot for a jeans store!
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02/27/2006 07:54:32 PM
Great job, love the pose
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02/27/2006 01:35:44 PM
Very nicely done.
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02/27/2006 02:08:33 AM
Looks to me like it's straight from a fashion ad
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02/25/2006 04:48:08 AM
Now this is fashion!


Damn... I've been voting all day, and it's quite a relief to see an actual fashion pic. Magnificent.
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02/25/2006 01:07:30 AM
This is a really great picture, one that I would expect to see in Cosmo or Vogue.
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02/24/2006 09:47:57 PM
Excellent! Bumping this up to a 10
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02/24/2006 05:33:26 PM
Top 5 of my favs so far in this challenge. I like the color and the off-white background color.
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02/24/2006 02:09:03 PM
wow look at that hair hehe... intantly grabs and keeps my attention. clean cut and tack sharp. 7.
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02/23/2006 06:54:08 PM
i she was looking a bit more down and was wearing a bra it would have been perfect! 8
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02/23/2006 05:26:34 PM
hair, top, jeans, amazing colors and dynamic...
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02/23/2006 11:17:43 AM
One of the best fo' sho.
VERY excellent job. Not so sure I like how her head is, but everything else, 'specially her hair is perfect. So, I gotta give you a 10.
Nice work here.
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02/23/2006 10:13:43 AM
Beautiful. 9.
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02/22/2006 11:32:34 PM
This ROCKS! Nice edgy high fashion feel to the shot!
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02/22/2006 11:18:13 PM
Good hair toss! Like the lighting.
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02/22/2006 11:16:45 PM
i'm feelin this one!
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02/22/2006 06:59:58 PM
Now this is good. Very good. Love the angle and hair. I don't often give out 10's...
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02/22/2006 06:32:47 PM
Amazing!!! My guess... top 10!
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02/22/2006 05:35:47 PM
great shot...could definitly see it in a mag.
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02/22/2006 12:41:32 PM
tremendous! Great fashion shot, beautiful model and excellent photography - a ribbon winner for me!
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02/22/2006 11:38:08 AM
Excellent shot. Lighting, composition, skin tones, colors, pose - everything works nicely together. Love it.
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02/22/2006 11:12:18 AM
Fantastic! Love the movement and the vibrant color and contrast is perfect for this type of photo. Great job!
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02/22/2006 11:03:41 AM
yes. right on topic
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02/22/2006 09:47:35 AM
To play a little bit of Tyra Banks here, this photo is well done. The only thing I find wrong is the model in this case is showing a bit too much neck, and too little face. Head forward and uplifted a bit would have been better. Also the left hand is doing something wierd. The hair is great. The background works, but does have some kind of mark on it to the left of her left hip. Too bad basic editing didn't allow for that to be smudged out, but it's not a huge distraction. This is in line with a few of my other top picks though. Well done.
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02/22/2006 09:09:07 AM
EXCELLENT! Very fashionista. Looks like a magazine layout!
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02/22/2006 08:53:32 AM
Eyes frek me out a little. Can't tell if the catchlights are huge or if diffuse glow, etc. was used to magnify this. -9-
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02/22/2006 08:42:44 AM
Awesome. Looks like a gap commercial.
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02/22/2006 07:35:01 AM
Very good. Love the hair move.
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02/22/2006 07:19:44 AM
love everything about this except her arm and other hand cut off
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02/22/2006 04:22:52 AM
Now this is fashion!
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02/22/2006 12:55:16 AM
Beautiful! Shows great motion and energy yet still keeping perfect focus. technically perfect, looks like it belongs in a magazine. Good luck!
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