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Terry_Watson
10-31-2007, 06:52 PM
Thanks for all the feedback on my last post. It was most helpful. I thought I would post another composite and see what you guys think. Now that I look at this, I am not sure the tribal designs in the bg really add to the image. In fact, it might even be a little distracting.

All these images were shot in studio on a roll of seamless.

http://www.watsonfx.com/sk8/sk8_poster_web.jpg

Keith_A_Howe
10-31-2007, 07:04 PM
Terry
I agree the designs are distracting especially when looking at it as a competition image. I like the action but the lighting is pretty flat. Having nice directional lighting would add a lot of depth to the image and shape to his face. JMO Keith

D._Craig_Flory
10-31-2007, 07:13 PM
Hi Terry;

Keith nailed it. You used 1:1 lighting (the same as I.D. cards) and it would have worked a lot better with at least a 3:1 ratio. Shadows are your friend. They make a person look three dimensional ... on a two dimensional piece of paper.