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January 6, 2013 - 11 went

Photo Scavenger Hunt w/Image Review

Kevin Zawicki - Interaction - 1) I think the strongest element of this photo is: // 2) I think the most distracting element of this photo is:

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on Jan 6, 2013.
 

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  • Kevin

    Self Critique: Who put that telephone pole there?!? I like the hard brick texture behind the couple, and the girl, but he's looking a bit dissheveled and uncomfortable. I think that photographer (her bag is cropped off the frame to the left) had her work cut out for her this afternoon!

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  • A former member

    I LOVE how the three figures interact! I agree with you, I wish the telephone pole were gone, so the photo would be framed to include more of the photographer.

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  • A former member

    Yeah, I don't like seeing the photographer's back with the telephone pole in the way, either. So the image as it is doesn't work for me. An interesting photo emerges, however [and this is just me], when I take a piece of paper to crop the image just to the right of the guy's tie, totally obliterating his facial features. Then you have an image of half a photographer, with all particular identifying features obliterated, taking a photo of a subject in the same condition. Try that crop and let me know what you think. It is a kind of out of the box thinking, such that I probably wouldn't think to do it on my own photograph, but given my distance from the particular image, I took a flyer.

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  • A former member

    Ooh, another handwritten signature, likely from a photoshop file on your computer. I ought to do that on my photos . . . .

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  • A former member

    . . . in other words, I like that idea.

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  • A former member

    Signature: Yeah- I like that too! Ok I think I'm the reason this is not as strong as I know it could be. LOL! I take all the blame. I don't, in reality- and the opposite of what I said,like that third figure. I almost love it, but am over it lol. What I miss is that one way sign that was up there. I think your instincts in the start to do a portrait framing on this was probably the best. :)

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  • Terry M

    Kevin, this one is a winner! I would find the photo more pleasing if the photo left of the barrel was removed. You really tell the story of interaction here. body language, expression and contrast really a good photo!

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  • Kevin

    @Bill, Carly - The handwritten sig: White sheet of paper and a thin, black Sharpey. Write it a bunch of times until you get something you like. Scan it into PS, make grayscale, clean up a little, turn the background transparent. Copy to a new layer and invert colors so you have one Black and one White which you can duplicate into any image and free transform for size and position. Add a color adjustment layer above the and use the white sig as a mask (alt-click on the border between the two layer). I keep my sig at 100%opacity, because it's not very bold. I've seen a bold sig that is done with an emboss layer style and then lower opacity.

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  • Kevin

    A reworked version is on my flickr page, http://www.flickr.com/photos/zawickik/8363737424/in/photostream

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