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Challenge: Cell Phone Mania (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Front yard
Date: Mar 20, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Emotive, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2007


Place: 63 out of 118
Avg (all users): 5.3522
Avg (commenters): 5.7000
Avg (participants): 5.3448
Avg (non-participants): 5.3547
Views since voting: 741
Views during voting: 368
Votes: 230
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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03/28/2007 01:30:03 PM
Color, lighting and capture are generally good. Is a fun interpretation of the challenge topic. Perspective is the best feature of this image. Overall capture is OK.

Sharpness and general exposure are good. The use of flash gives the sky background a subdued look that works well for the exposure, but not necessarily for the image overall.

If you look on a discriminating monitor (I'm on an LCD monitor) you can see some digital jaggies on the cell phones.

Flash distance made your head darker than the foreground body and that hurt the image.

The challenge:
Meets the challenge. No question. Center focusing is necessary in this particular image but not generally a 'good' perspective for many high scoring DPC images. Though this image is creative in concept DPC viewers might not have thought it photographically creative enough to rate a higher score.

DPC voters generally rate images taken with camera mounted flash lower. If you can avoid it, for DPC, don't use on-board camera flash whenever possible or use it as MINOR filler flash only, never anything more. If it is noticable it will probably be voted lower.

Lengthen the exposure to reduce "flash" noticebility. You can and should still use on-board flash, just make it less noticable to the viewer.

Rework sharpness to remove digital "jaggies" on LCD monitors.

Use burn to brighten your head against the background.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2007 05:31:24 PM
I like the idea behind this photo. It is very in focus and the neutral colors against the blue background is nice!
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03/24/2007 08:50:09 PM
IMO lighting does not look natural.
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03/24/2007 06:42:04 PM
funny idea. the lighting is pretty graded, with emphasis on his arms and abdomen; maybe a diffuser would help with this?
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03/23/2007 11:59:05 AM
definetly meets the challenge. nice lighting, colours, and idea...gl 7
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03/22/2007 11:04:44 PM
The number of phones in this picture is ridicules. There is no reason that someone would have 2 phones in their hands and 5 glued to their chest. I think this picture would have been better just checking the one.
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03/22/2007 11:05:24 AM
hmm what an interesting fella. they looks glued to his shirt:P. cool angle.
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03/21/2007 05:21:48 PM
nice fill flash
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03/21/2007 05:20:57 PM
i like the song "where you at" and this is a nice image aswell
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03/21/2007 11:28:40 AM
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03/21/2007 11:26:56 AM
I really like the creativity in this photograph.
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03/21/2007 11:16:36 AM
interesting did you tape the other phones on him?
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