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Official BeyondUnreal Photography Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BillyBadAss, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    He actually shaves every now and then. He just likes to have facial hair like a goat. No idea why.
     
  2. WaitForTheRain

    WaitForTheRain New Member

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    BBA, that software looks awesome. I've tried to get film-like results in Photoshop before, but they're usually a bit iffy. I'm downloading the trial now.
     
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  3. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    You need to be more careful. Don't overfill the baths. Some of those chemicals are toxic. :)
     
  4. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Some day.. you may have to. Seems like your final output is digital. It may be more cost effective to go with filter software than to shoot on film first. But I can certainly understand the appeal of getting the look you want the first time around.
     
  5. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    Was given a polarizing filter as a graduation gift today by my family. Gonna try it out tomorrow :)
     
  6. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Did a bunch of photo sessions last week. I'm trying to get caught up with them now. Here are a few from a project I have going on right now.

    I've expanded on my B&W processing with the intent to make them a bit more edgy. Trying my damnedest to get an original look. Its hard to come up with something fresh and original especially when not all the photos I take work well with the processing. I have to do it manually ever time. Yes, its very time consuming and I hope to refine the process later. Alas.. I think I can settle for something that just looks cool.

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  7. BillyBadAss

    BillyBadAss Strong Cock of The North

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    Nice! I like 4 the best. 5 is good, but I think her expression looks like she was getting a little bored.
     
  8. shadow_dragon

    shadow_dragon is ironing his panties!

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    They look good but I'd say in some places a little overly grainy?

    #1. For example almost looks like she has razor bumps on her throat... in truth I find 1 quite hard to look at... Also where the hair meets the white background is a bit odd on the eyes, almost pixelated?

    The rest are all great, at first I agreed with BBA on the last photo looking a bit bored but everytime I look back at it I have a slightly different opinion and she doesn't look so bored anymore.
    It's still a great photograph too ofcourse.
     
  9. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Oh yeah.. I noticed that too. I wasn't sure the bumps on her throat where that noticeable, I may have to smoothen that out a bit. Its a side effect of my processing.

    The strange hair on white pixel effect is just the effect you get when you overexpose the background with a flash. Thats just how my camera interprets it. Its kinda like a bloom/subtle flair effect, no doubt enhanced by my processing.

    On the last photo she was going for a very subtle playful/smile. That was the shot before she smiled.. and of course when she smiles her eyes get small and that wasn't what I wanted. Nothing you can do about that :) Honestly I'm not entirely happy with the processing of the very last shot. I like the lighting effect that I achieved.. but something just feels off about it.
     
  10. shadow_dragon

    shadow_dragon is ironing his panties!

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    My only critcism would be the black in the top left hand corner draws my eye away from the model slightly I think.
     
  11. TomWithTheWeather

    TomWithTheWeather Die Paper Robots!

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    Nothing great, just cute.

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  12. Zxanphorian

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  13. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

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    Great shots there Mike. I know you mentioned some overexposure, but is that a Highpass filter blended in Photoshop or do you use the Clarity adjust in Lightroom?
     
  14. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    I will usually use a multilayer approach with the highpass filter to help achieve the metallic effect on my B&W photos. Clarity filter works pretty well for some images but I don't like the black halo effect it creates on the edges of certain images.

    Of course this has very little to do with my overexposure of the white backdrop.
     
  15. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    More photos, different model, similar processing.

    This girl has had some confidence issues lately.. can't imagine why.

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  16. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    Meh. I guess it can happen when the people you desire are not attracted to you.

    Nice photo's :)
     
  17. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    Maybe her latest boyfriend is an honest person with an actual sense of self-worth who doesn't suck up to her and treat her like a goddess in earthly form. Bummer. :(
     
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  18. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    LOL, who treats their girl like a goddess? You can be loving and appreciative without loosing your self respect. anywho.. she has some body issues which she has voice out loud. Might be brought on by her boyfriends comments, some kind of expectations or it could just be her personality. Some people just like to complain to get attention.
     
  19. Jacks:Revenge

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    you'd be surprised how many guys still don't get it.
    honestly it took me the first couple tries to figure that out.

    the lessons of Ferris Bueller are timeless.
     
  20. Juggalo Kyle

    Juggalo Kyle Sup brah.

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    Nice poses, however it looks like they were shot at ISO 3200. Too over processed in my opinion.
     

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