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LVicari


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Challenge: Free Study 2009-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Date: Feb 20, 2009
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Rural
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2009

Again I have to thank Max(' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Quigley) for letting me submit this pic. I had a session with Dave(model) and his partner Cindy this day to get some shots for his portfolio and some of the 2 of them.

Max came along and was a great help and pleasure to work with! Max was lugging some stuff and holding the reflector and managed to get some excellent shots as well (one of which he was going to enter)

I had another shot' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/70000-74999/72670/120/765845.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/70000-74999/72670/120/765845.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' I was going to submit but after processing this one, I really liked how it turned out and asked Max if I could submit this. Being the great guy he is Max said "go ahead and submit I won't put one in"

Thank you so much Max!
Thx to Dave and Cindy for the great day we had!

First entry with my new bling... canon 17-40 f4L I like the 3Dish effect going on here.

Thx for comments and votes.

Post: This is f&^#%#^ awesome! I am surprised and so glad to see this ribbon. It was a fun shoot! Dave is a great model and he is trying to break into the "Biz" and the shoot we did was for his port. You can see more of him here
Dave's pics

Thx again! Tough crowd! Great images in this challenge with low scores!

Edit to add: some asked about the lighting: Simple it was overcast this day so the sky was a big huge softbox(Sun on the left. you can see by his shoulder and face)and my trusty ass't ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Quigley with reflector on the right to light his face. That's it.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 436
Avg (all users): 6.9677
Avg (commenters): 8.4211
Avg (participants): 6.8667
Avg (non-participants): 7.1800
Views since voting: 6494
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 155
Comments: 53
Favorites: 11 (view)


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02/09/2011 11:57:31 PM
Nice use of natural light!
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03/23/2009 11:50:52 AM
no....this photo is bad...it shouldnt be 3rd place..........
03/11/2009 11:35:38 AM
Nice work Leo!!!
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03/11/2009 12:11:20 AM
Congrats Leo!!!

I have been too busy to comment, very nice work here. See you on the 18th
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03/10/2009 06:49:50 PM
I like that hat, wonderful shot
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03/10/2009 04:32:58 PM
Excellent shot.

Well deserved ribbon :- )

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03/09/2009 06:14:02 AM
congraz, nice nice photo ... good postprocessing
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03/08/2009 08:43:48 PM
congrats on this wonderful portrait and the ribbon
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03/08/2009 07:59:44 PM
Congratulations, wonderful portrait. The lighting is perfect. Like your outtake too!
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03/08/2009 07:37:45 PM
amazing DOF, love the cartoon/high pass look and the detail and sharpness.. congrats
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03/08/2009 04:15:35 PM
Congrats Leo. I love your out take of the ship as well. Keep up the great work.
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03/08/2009 01:17:40 PM
It's easy to see why this did well (lighting, DOF, and that DPC sharpness) but for me this would work a lot better had you shown a little restrain and refinement in your editing like what you've demonstrated in the past with your other work. In terms of detail, the guy and his clothing look great (at this size anyway), but everywhere else the detail just looks like digital fuzz, a nebulous of noise/dead pixels masquerading as detail. That might work as a style but when you coupled that with the fence, which appears to be growing a colony of pixel fungus along its edges, it becomes too much. You've really pushed those pixels well past their breaking point. Frankly, I don't know why you just didn't keep the background untouched. You probably would have scored well over a 7 had you did.
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03/08/2009 11:41:14 AM
Great shot. Perfect lighting and a hunk of a model too. :-)
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03/08/2009 11:18:37 AM
just a plain simple clean shot. Perfect in all ways, well done indeed
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03/08/2009 09:47:16 AM
Leo, I'm thrilled that you took a ribbon with this shot. If you remember back to our discussion over your entry as to weather or not you should change the boat

(which is also a fantastic photo) for this photograph of Dave, I said to you that, "I not the best photographer but I know a great photo when I see it

and this one of Dave is a ribbon winner!" Turns out I was right, now if I could only do that for myself :) I would finally have a ribbon of my very own. One can

dream can't he :)

I had a fantastic time on the shoot and will always be there to help if you need me, thank you, your a great photographer and I've had the opportunity to learn so

much from you in the short time we've been friends. You're generous with your knowledge of photography and patient with your teaching, your truly a GREAT friend.

All the best to you and yours.

MAX!
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03/08/2009 09:40:04 AM
Congrats, Leo! Excellent image. He has a great face, his eyes are really hypnotic.
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03/08/2009 09:18:18 AM
congrats nice shot
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03/08/2009 08:50:34 AM
Congratulaltions LVicari on your wonderful finish, loved this portrait.
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03/08/2009 08:49:08 AM
Love it! Perfect pose, lighting and environment. Beautiful face, too!
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03/08/2009 06:41:28 AM
well done and congratulations..a stunning picture
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03/08/2009 04:59:24 AM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon. Very nice entry.
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03/08/2009 03:41:58 AM
Oh got crying out loud who would give this a one?? Three or four? Geez?!?! Anyway. Great shot he is one handsome man! Great job capturing him!!
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03/08/2009 01:45:17 AM
Congratulations, excellent image.
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03/08/2009 01:27:05 AM
brilliant image and an awesome process .. so involving .. congrats on your ribbon .. :)
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03/08/2009 01:20:02 AM
Excellent portrait. congrats. Wow those eyes!
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03/08/2009 01:12:10 AM
Beautiful composition and lighting! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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03/08/2009 01:02:30 AM
Great shot. Congrats on the yellow.
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03/08/2009 12:28:10 AM
Awesome job Leo..... your definitely on a roll.
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03/08/2009 12:07:14 AM
Fantastic photo and editing...congrats on third.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2009 09:11:32 PM
Lighting/HDR, focus, really is working here. Excellent. Congrats.
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03/07/2009 08:58:16 PM
Like what you did with the processing. Makes this a unique portrit. Lighting is great on him. It provides great textures in his jacket and hat. Plus his eyes are crisp. 9
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03/07/2009 05:51:51 PM
way too much PP - just my opp - 7
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03/07/2009 03:58:37 PM
This is masterful. 10

If I get that exact jacket and stand in that exact lighting, will I look that good? Not a chance, but I like to think so, nonetheless. Just as well, because if I did, I would have to hire people to follow me everywhere with those lights, and it would get expensive....
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03/07/2009 11:42:57 AM
nicely done - does he have an older brother?
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03/07/2009 11:16:03 AM
Strong, dynamic composition on this portrait...very well done!
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03/06/2009 10:29:02 PM
Great lighting. His face really pops. I'd like to know more about your lighting setup. I'm guessing you have a softbox or umbrella on both sides at about 45 degrees. Slight criticism: The background almost looks fake because the light on him is so sharp and considerably lighter. I think the strobes would be a little more natural if you brought up the ambient slightly. Then again, this has a very unique and punchy style exactly as is. My favorite so far. 10
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03/06/2009 07:30:55 PM
Very good use of darkness makes subject standout.
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03/06/2009 07:53:25 AM
Excellent portrait. His eyes really grab you and just hold you there.
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03/05/2009 10:09:36 PM
Whoa....10
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03/05/2009 07:17:53 AM
Great portrait. The only thing that bugs me is that he stands out too much from the background...almost like he's in front of a poster. Perhaps a higher exposure on the backdrop of this would have given it that extra edge IMO. Still, wonderful shot, wonderful editing to the model.
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03/04/2009 11:22:48 PM
Nice color range.
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03/04/2009 11:48:59 AM
great shot
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03/03/2009 05:00:00 PM
Nice composition, nice DOF
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03/03/2009 08:55:08 AM
I preferred your other portrait which was a closer crop, but this is nice too.
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03/02/2009 11:47:15 PM
Lighting a bit harsh on the face, good locale and shot.
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03/02/2009 10:43:25 PM
I like the bw shot of him that you did in a similar pose better. The lighting on his face looks a bit forced in post processing in this one. Very nice clarity and dof though.
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03/02/2009 09:29:21 PM
I'm over 60% through this FS and this is one of the best 3 or 4 so far, great all around shot. Looking forward to seeing how you lit this.
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03/02/2009 07:31:34 PM
wow...fabulous...and so is he!...lol 9
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03/02/2009 09:33:22 AM
I saw your other shots on the forum. I think the eyes are a little hyper-realistic but other than that, great shot! Oh, and the boken is a little weird looking to me, maybe over sharpened?
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03/02/2009 01:30:58 AM
Fantastic!!
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03/01/2009 10:19:21 AM
What an excellent portrait!!!! WOW
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03/01/2009 03:57:32 AM
This is a great shot
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03/01/2009 12:16:17 AM
Great shot, perhaps a bit oversharpened.
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