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Overwhelmed College Student
Overwhelmed College Student

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Challenge: Your Occupation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Butte, MT in my basement
Date: Dec 24, 2006
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/8 s
Galleries: Studio, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 24, 2006

So...this took FOREVER...not that long to set up. My dad has a massive amount of books, and I just took them off the shelves.

Anyway, trying to figure out the lighting was a B****. I'm sort of new at the lighting thing....I used myself as the model and couldn't find my remote, so I had to keep getting up and changing the shooting mode back between shots...grr.....And hopefully my dad isn't mad for messing up his book shelf...hehe

oh yeah, aren't my dad's huge glasses hot? hehe...

levels, contrast, desaturate, dodge and burn on skin (though not much was done), sharpen, save for web.

I hope it goes over well, and that people consider "student" an occupation...hey, it's included on surveys and stuff! Plus my only other job is a photographer for my college paper...I'm not even at my college anymore because it's Xmas break, so my creative ideas wouldn't work.

Place: 18 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.5417
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5538
Views since voting: 3219
Views during voting: 629
Votes: 240
Comments: 24
Favorites: 0

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01/04/2007 01:13:00 PM
Hello from the Critique club, my name is Jon Rowe, and i will be looking at your image this evening :)

Composition/Lighting : i really think the composition and the lighting of this are spot on. there's a great amount of contrast to hold the attention, and the eye travels quite pleasingly throughout the image, with the main focus brought on that cute face with the wore out look :D i feel your pain;) great job on the lighting composition. as a fellow college student, i could not possibly tell you how i agree with this image. only thing i was thinking was what someone else said about having more books open. this would show more frustration and stress, and could have further showed your problems. nonetheless, it's a great image, and very nice score. congrats on your new personal best :D

Challenge : it definitely fits the challenge quite well. being a college student is definitely full time, and this really shows the aggrevation you go through.

Conclusion : i love everything about this image. great lighting, great execution. everything is wonderful. congratulations on a job well done :D

Keep on shootin!

Good luck on your future challenges:)
-Jon Rowe
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01/01/2007 08:44:43 AM
Congratulations on top 20 and a new PB! Nice lighting and perspective on this shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/31/2006 08:35:25 PM
Works well as a monochrome shot, especially with the lighting.
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12/31/2006 11:42:42 AM
Nice shot, damn lot of work to setup all them books. Nice lighting, nice job on the eyes looking very dramatic.
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12/30/2006 08:33:51 PM
Ha ha, I can totally feel for this. Awesome portrait, well done.
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12/30/2006 06:05:26 PM
great shot! I can relate; been there! done that! good luck with your studies!
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12/29/2006 10:40:48 PM
could have had better light and nicer glasses on the student or no glasses
I give it a 3
12/28/2006 08:24:35 PM
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12/28/2006 10:45:09 AM
Clever use of the books. The overall tone is a bit flat though. Maybe try bump up the contrast a bit, or boost some of the lighting.
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12/27/2006 04:53:06 AM
Awesome facial expression on the model. Good angle. Probably would have put the model off center though, might have given it more power.
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12/26/2006 11:57:44 PM
You couldn't be that overwhelmed, you only have one book open. I think this could have been more dramatic if there where stacks of books open aswellas the ones you have there. Maybe some coffee and a little more frazzled hair and some really crazy bugged red eyes, L()L... yeah, Im in college also 6-;.
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12/26/2006 11:54:35 PM
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12/26/2006 04:00:41 AM
I like the perspective and composition...the look on your face doesn't look overwhelmed it looks over-overwhelmed :-) nice shot
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12/26/2006 02:38:31 AM
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12/26/2006 12:31:17 AM
This is awesome. Very creative and super lighting for this. Great idea!
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12/25/2006 11:40:08 PM
This is PERFECT! I'm an executive assistant and I thought of something like this for my occupation too -- but you pulled it off so perfectly, I'm glad I didn't have time to even try :) Fantastic job! 10
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12/25/2006 10:18:10 PM
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12/25/2006 07:20:17 PM
good shot,
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12/25/2006 01:56:27 PM
Very nice and funny, I would prefer to see the books' titles.
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12/25/2006 01:11:30 PM
Happy Holidays! 7
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12/25/2006 12:55:08 PM
Second student shot well presented...8
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12/25/2006 10:23:54 AM
great idea, well executed -
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12/25/2006 01:43:11 AM
This is great. The focus, perspective and light. LOL This is really funny too.
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12/25/2006 12:19:50 AM
great angle and lightning! 9
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