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Mojo Music Magazine
Mojo Music Magazine

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Challenge: Magazine Cover Revisited (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Casio QV-R40
Location: My Kitchen
Date: Mar 21, 2004
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2004

I wanted to do one of those dark moody Mojo covers with harsh lighting but I was finding it hard to get a model. So ended up with a self portrait at the last moment coz my wife was Ill, it was a rainy day and no one else was wanting to play.

If you want something done properly.......


Converted to B&W obviously
Painted out background
Severe Contrast
Picked out catchlight on eye using dodge
Tried a hint of the other eye but it looked too fake
Slight Gaussian Blur
Cropped to 640 X 535

Place: 69 out of 147
Avg (all users): 5.6425
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
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Avg (non-participants): 5.8404
Views since voting: 1481
Votes: 179
Comments: 9
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07/02/2004 05:12:46 PM
Nice Shot, Nice softness, Cute Model :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/27/2004 09:48:43 PM
Good mood lighting... but the focus is a bit soft.
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03/27/2004 05:12:14 PM
A little more black space above the head for the magazine titel but I guess in the real world you deal with that in PS. 8
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03/25/2004 01:40:26 PM
I can't connect this with the title, great portrait and could look good on a magazine cover.
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03/24/2004 03:14:45 PM
Edges are breaking up...but very "Meet the Beatles"
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03/23/2004 09:13:21 PM
Nice lighting idea. Would have liked to see a little bit more detail in the right side (his left) of his face.
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03/22/2004 11:39:42 PM
beautiful shot.
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03/22/2004 10:10:00 AM
I really have never cared for portraits with lighting only on one side of a face. This one also looks a little soft....not quite sharp enough on the eye.
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03/22/2004 07:06:00 AM
Nice portrait. Who is it?
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