PP Skills and Artistic Intent • wanna try your hand?

1 year 7 months ago - 1 year 7 months ago #624030 by Nikon Shooter
This picture was taken by a student of mine (Marie Hass) that fully
authorised it's publishing and use for the purpose in this thread.

This is the untouched JPG version of the shot — please don't lose
anytime on it but download the original linked RAW file
  here !

The brief: Let's say that the end picture could be used as centre-
fold illustrating the title page of an article on interior decoration.
Do anything you want, go in any direction you please and post it!

I will post my version to the publisher later, have a good time! :P


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1 year 7 months ago #624079 by Roger Lang
This should be fun!


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1 year 7 months ago - 1 year 7 months ago #624229 by Stefan-Olsson
I went mental......hahahaha. My thought was there is way too much going on in the picture, so first i straightened it out, cropped it to get rid of certain elements, then hones in on the center piece with various techniques. Looking forward to what other people come up with....

The beauty of art......Its all in the eyes of the beholder, and this is what I saw:)







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1 year 7 months ago #624235 by Nikon Shooter
Don't let us down, Roger!  

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1 year 7 months ago #624236 by Nikon Shooter
Cool Stefan, thanks for your contribution.
Was it more satisfying working with a RAW file?

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1 year 7 months ago #624238 by Stefan-Olsson
Thank you Nikon Shooter....I love this stuff, thanks for the photo. Of course its a lot better RAW since there is so much more information to draw from.

Looking forward to more contributions.


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1 year 7 months ago #624239 by Nikon Shooter

Stefan-Olsson wrote: Looking forward to more contributions.


Me too… but you may be inspired to a second version, maybe?

I will post mine when more contributions have popped up!

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1 year 7 months ago #624267 by Khelm
Here's a take on it...


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1 year 7 months ago #624268 by Nikon Shooter

Khelm wrote: Here's a take on it...


Am I missing something?

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1 year 7 months ago #624270 by Khelm
Interesting... It didn't upload.  Here it is...

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 7D
ISO: 2000
Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Captured: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:06pm


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1 year 7 months ago #624325 by Nikon Shooter
Let's not forget the brief, gentlemen! :)

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1 year 7 months ago #624439 by Khelm
OK, I have no experience with magazine publications... I have edited the photo with some text, but I would think the publisher/magazine would do that?  I'm not fully sure the expectation so I'll submit what I have as best I can interpret the brief.  Interested to see/hear/learn terminology, technique, etc..  Thanks Nikon Shooter.

Since it will be a centerfold I aligned the text to one side so it would cross the binding (though I may have made it just a bit too wide and it might still bend down into the binding).  I  wanted to cover up the corner/edge of the (I think it's a) curio cabinet.  I debated whether or not to add an opaque box matched to the color of the wallpaper behind the text but eventually decided against it.  The alignment of the text was either where it is or down at the bottom corner below/over the bottom of the statue.  

Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 7D
ISO: 2000
Aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/80 sec
Captured: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:06pm


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1 year 7 months ago #624943 by Khelm
Hey NS I'm sure the second image is not the expected work... I am interested in understanding and learning from this little exercise.  Would you mind elaborating on the expectations.  What a Publishing/Magazine company would be looking for?  How to edit for them? Etc. Etc.  I enjoy learning new things and would love to learn a little in this area.  I don't have any opportunities for more formal learning opportunities, Thanks!


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1 year 6 months ago - 1 year 6 months ago #629254 by Nikon Shooter
The month I thought for this exercise is done. Thanks to all
that tried their hands at it. Here is my published version…


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1 year 6 months ago #629255 by Nikon Shooter

Khelm wrote: Hey NS I'm sure the second image is not the expected work... I am interested in understanding and learning from this little exercise…


For the magazine, a layout with the picture in the centre and
a column of text on each side was adopted by the AD.

My job is to provide a rendition that fits the purpose and I have
no control on the way it will be used.
 

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