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Challenge: Free Study 2007-08 (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: studio
Date: Aug 1, 2007
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Studio, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2007

Claire McAdams

This actually did use expert editing. I didn't have a background big enough to get it to all be white, so I had to duplicate the background to cover up some stuff in the background. This took a lot of editing to get the lighting right, but barely any to clean up me. I left the hair and clothes alone. One little detail I thought was cool was that my right eye was actually just a teeny bit open so i just used an airbrush to black it out and make it look closed again. Editing was almost all just color, lighting and getting the background white. I adore this self portrait. I really wanted to just put it in my profile and not put it in a challenge because id have to wait for comments, but I think this could be a great thing to try and put in the free study to see how it does.

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Place: 100 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.2409
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 6.1584
Avg (non-participants): 6.4722
Views since voting: 1583
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 137
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/14/2007 07:45:31 PM
Critique Club feedback -

You regularly submit well executed, creative shots and this is no exception. The lighting is very nice and the amount of effort you put into the shot certainly paid off. I'm actually puzzle as to why this didn't score higher as it pretty much delivers everything the 'typical' DPC style shot should. Who can predict the fickle tastes of the masses...

Very nice work!
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09/08/2007 11:18:00 PM
What a great capture! I'd say it was fun, but the "expression" on your face gives it much more emotion, imo.
09/08/2007 12:25:02 AM
What a fun shot! Thanks for including the set-up and editing details.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2007 10:36:29 PM
My first impression is goofy self portrait with good technicals. I would have liked to seen this cropped so that your head/shoulders/hair/necklace were more prominent. I think you would have scored a lot higher too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/06/2007 08:14:41 PM
Really fresh image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2007 04:03:47 PM
Great exposure all round.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/05/2007 01:13:17 PM
great use of turning the photograph, looks coollll
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2007 10:02:28 PM
nice directing - well executed!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/04/2007 05:12:01 PM
Great shot1
09/02/2007 01:27:44 AM
Nice shot - Like the tones - nice flowing feel to this - Not too sure why you rotated it though as it now seems a little awkward. Nice shot though
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/01/2007 11:54:40 AM
Wow!!! Fabulous! My first 10
09/01/2007 01:21:26 AM
love it...love the movement and the white bg...8
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