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 Post subject: Found My Style
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:13 am 
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I know not everyone is a fan of major edits on photos but I do think used in the right time and place and correctly done can convey something in the photo. I've been experimenting with my own receipt and I'm getting close. I can't apply it to every photo and found it works best with something with texture in the background. What I am posting below is a good cross sample. It does not work on every photo below but there are some that I love...
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 Post subject: Re: Found My Style
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:40 am 
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To me they don’t looked over cooked, I would suggest trying some + EV to bring out the faces especially in the shade/shadows.

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 Post subject: Re: Found My Style
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:46 am 
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i like them. some look as though they are slightly HDR-ish but i like the look and feel. It suits the subject matter and the colours. I like them.

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 Post subject: Re: Found My Style
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:08 am 
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Thanks, I appreciate it. Shadows on the face are tough in the military because we always have our hats on and everyone wants to schedule a photo 1-pm when the light is horrible. This recipe I have come up with throws a lot of heavy contrast so the picture has to be right. Men with a little stubble on their face look horrible and women have to be placed just right or it makes every skin blemish stand out bad. And I think the pic looks better with a good background like the first 2 of the volleyball

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 Post subject: Re: Found My Style
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 2:46 am 
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I love the first one most! the photo effects are amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: Found My Style
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:00 pm 
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I really like the way you processed them, though HDR-ish, it's pretty nice. The shots either way are pretty nice, I really like the background of #2 and #3, it fits the editing style and it's really non-distracting.

The one thing about them, as 4xxxx mentioned, is that some look a tad underexposed. Other than that, great set :)

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 Post subject: Re: Found My Style
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:27 am 
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I always enjoy the content and your photo's Mike, I can imagine its a bit of a challenge to get the shots at the right time given your job and I think the style you've developed lends itself to the military quite well.

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