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  1. #11
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    C&C always welcome Don. You of all people should know I need all the help I can get.
    Thanks Frank
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  2. #12
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    Well, I'm not sure if what I suggest is agreed on or not. I'm basically passing on the kind of Critiques I've received during my tenure at school ... and what the paid "professional" educators seemed to be hot about. Everyone has their own take on these things and hopefully we all get better as we go along.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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  3. #13
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    Don you aren't getting SOFT on us are you.LOL Where is the old DON?? Is he out for repair.
    You comments are always welcome. I may not be able to get it right (as we seen before) but I will keep trying.
    Frank
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  4. #14
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    No, Frank ... this one really impressed me. It had character ... and that spunky innocense of a young child. You successfully captured it and that's the remarkable part of this particular shot. It deserves a "well done."

    It's not "soft" ... just honest. Good work.

    Upon review, I may have been just a tad bit too aggressive in the crop, though. I was going for a proportional fit (standard 800 x 533 (600)) and brought the right side in just a little too far. She's was off center. I have corrected, below ...

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    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    Lightbulb Reaching out ... handing off

    Then there's always the Mock-3D effect ...


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    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  6. #16
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    They look great I like the 3D effect. You always have something up your sleeve. LOL Now I have something else to try to learn.
    Thanks
    Frank
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  7. #17
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    Here is my attempt at 3D. I don't know how to remove the the white background.
    Frank

    Last edited by sparkie1263; 10-15-2008 at 12:51 PM.
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    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

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  8. #18
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    Okay ... here's my secret. What I do is screen capture the DCRP page. I then paste it into the Adobe PS image and "sample" the background color with the eyedropper, to make it the foreground color.

    I then use the "paint bucket" tool to flood the color into the surounding "white" area of the jpg ... and match it up to the DCRP page background. The seam is almost invisible. Also, it helps to add a little shadow underneath or in the opposite direction of the source lighting.

    I also sharpened up her hand a little to make it slightly different than the original image. I "sampled" and used the dark & light colors of the donut crust for the border.

    BTW: That is a very good start, Frank.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 10-15-2008 at 02:19 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  9. #19
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    So there is no way to do it without matching th BG color of the web page. You are sneaky. LOL Good trick.
    Frank
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    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  10. #20
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    Look ... I do not get paid a lot for doing this ... so I have to find other creative things to occupy my time, other than spending money. LOL
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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