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The Chiropractic Twist
The Chiropractic Twist

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Challenge: Alternative Medicine (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Dr. Douglas Davis\' office Burbank Ca
Date: Mar 6, 2007
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2007

Taken at my Chiropractor's office with my new Cannon Rebel XTi. I am still learning how to use this camera and it shows in this image. I am not happy with the shadows produced by the on camera flash, but I can't afford to upgrade the flash at this time. So some advice on how to mitigate the harsh effects of the light from the flash would be really appreciated by anyone here at DPC.

Since this is basic editing, I feel like I am on a level playing field on this challenge. Editing included a slight crop of the image, some adjusment of contrast and levels and sharpening. Resized image for DPC and uploaded.

Place: 108 out of 131
Avg (all users): 4.5647
Avg (commenters): 4.0000
Avg (participants): 4.4375
Avg (non-participants): 4.5942
Views since voting: 709
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 255
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2007 07:20:22 PM
Good candid shot of some alternative medicine practice. For better results I would suggest not using the on camera flash or bouncing the flash off the ceiling or a wall.
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03/12/2007 11:39:53 AM
The stuff in the background is a distraction. It makes the picture seem like it doesn't have a main point to it.
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03/11/2007 02:58:53 PM
The most interesting portion of this image, is the shadow casted by the light reflecting in the mirror on the bamboo plant. Although my back aches wanting this treatment, I find the image flat. I think maybe a face shot with some emotion would make a much dramatic appeal as well as a stronger angle and not from the perspective of someone standing there (feels snapshotish) Bring the camera close and personal hard angle and adjust the levels/curves a bit for a more poppier image.
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03/10/2007 01:19:39 AM
Ok, it meets the challenge 100% (and that's at least 5 from me), but how about a little bit of photographic art?
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03/09/2007 10:24:28 AM
Ouch, painful.
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03/08/2007 12:47:54 PM
The harsh flash makes this looks a great deal like a snapshot.
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03/08/2007 11:47:29 AM
shows alternative medicine well, but as a photo is merely a "snapshot". The lighting is mainly what does you in as well as the fact that we can't engage their faces at all. 4
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03/08/2007 01:12:32 AM
The direct lighting takes away any mood from this and the composition is a little awkward with distracting background details.
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03/07/2007 07:23:06 PM
This might have appealed more if the window was cropped out.
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03/07/2007 05:37:28 PM
dont use flash unless it gets you a cool effect or you gave really profetional flash equipment. and you should try taking the picture from a more artistic angle.
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03/07/2007 12:55:12 PM
Could you have bounced the flash off the ceiling? The shadows and the reflection from the mirror in the corner are very distracting
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03/07/2007 12:14:12 PM
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03/07/2007 11:06:53 AM
good idea but your flash is too harsh
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03/07/2007 10:51:06 AM
oh I would kill for an adjustment right about now ...
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03/07/2007 09:06:17 AM
This just looks like a quick snapshot to me...not something thought out. Sorry. Maybe if the shadows wern't so distracting or if you shot from the angle that you could see her face.
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