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Challenge: Color Studio Portrait II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9000
Location: Kitchen
Date: Apr 15, 2006
Aperture: 3.4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/24
Galleries: Family, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2006

Melissa and her best friend
Adjusted saturation
duplicate layer
gaussian blur

Oh and my lighting?
Let's see, the window on the left, the light in the ceiling with flouresent bulbs, the window behind me and OH YEAH! My LIGHTSPHERE! Bounced off the Ceiling! ;)

Place: 118 out of 199
Avg (all users): 5.4604
Avg (commenters): 6.3077
Avg (participants): 5.2727
Avg (non-participants): 5.5935
Views since voting: 1020
Views during voting: 436
Votes: 265
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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04/24/2006 01:16:49 AM
Nice job, Deannda. I agree with the comments below both about the backdrop (for me, this is the only niggle) and the great lighting. Love how natural they both look. The colors of their shirts set off their faces - nice!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2006 10:18:31 PM
The idea is good but the perspective distortion of the had and the chopping of limbs is quite bad----more creative cropping would have worked better.
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04/23/2006 02:13:40 PM
That's really a fun pose and captures the spirit of these girls!
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04/23/2006 10:51:38 AM
Very nice shot Deandra! It's nice to see something other than standard portrait poses...
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04/23/2006 02:07:00 AM
I like it that the really look like they're having fun. I'm not so sure about that backdrop ...
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04/22/2006 03:39:41 PM
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04/20/2006 09:13:00 PM
Nice expressions, lighting and angle. I think I know the model.
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04/20/2006 08:21:57 PM
Very fun...great lighting and composition...but I do have to mention the chopped-off arm and foot (I'm sure others have mentioned it so I won't go on). ;) Overall it's really cute and different from all the boring headshots. 7 if I could vote! :)
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04/20/2006 09:56:12 AM
the girl underneath doesn't look very relaxed.
it looks like shes trying to get up.
she looks awkward.
the girl on top looks a lot more comfortable.
i think if they were both relaxed and comfortable then the picture would have been more effective.
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04/19/2006 03:21:00 AM
Nice Natural image
Well taken
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04/17/2006 11:11:20 PM
There is a bit too much going on. The girls look nice and natural, but because of the busy pose and strong colors, they would have been better off on plain colored background.
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04/17/2006 01:48:31 PM
I like the colors which go well with their playfulness. Also this looks and feels professional. My only issue is the pose of the girl on the bottom. Not really sure what is wrong perhaps it's because her arm and foot isn't in the shot? Maybe having her in a similar pose as the other one would work better?
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04/17/2006 07:05:53 AM
Great poses and happy pretty kids...only distraction are the feet in the back of the shot that look uncofortable up against a wall (?) Also, the focus seems to be on the girl in pink...perhaps a smaller aperture would have had more of the shot in focus. Well done though, hope you do well with this...
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04/17/2006 05:18:56 AM
Great, it conveys fun and comfort, there's no doubt they are good freinds and nt just posing. That is a great compliment to what you've achieved
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04/17/2006 03:17:21 AM
Very sharp. The girl with the reddish hair does not look as natural as the other one in her pose. It looks like she is straining a little to stay in that position. Both of their faces are very natural tough and colors are excellent.

Great job! 10 from me.
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