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Subject: Saturday Feb 16 - New Pics
I took a few really neat pics today.  I've been trying to work with what I know and push the limits a little.  There are a lot of people doing better work than I am with similar tools, so...  I gotta work harder.

[Image: http://nfggames.com/gallery/d/5236-4/OllyWall+1.jpg]
This was a lucky shot. He was going to jump the gap (from right to left) and I was setting up two off-camera flashes to capture it. He worried about the drop so while he tested the height I was testing the lights... Unfortunately a minute later we were rather efficiently ushered off the property by security. =(

[Image: http://nfggames.com/gallery/d/5234-4/Olly.jpg]
This one was interesting - it was originally a landscape shot, and had a lot of clutter on the left and right sides. In order to draw attention away from the traffic, the signman and the scaffolding I desaturated the background and then cut the contrast down a few notches, while leaving the subject as-shot. I'm quite pleased with the result, but I've heard quite a few disagreeing opinions.

[Image: http://nfggames.com/gallery/d/5227-2/Olly+Rail+2.jpg]
Nothing special here. I underexposed the background and lit the subject up with the on-camera SB-800. Except for some motion blur I'm quite satisfied with the result.
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a lot of your images have distortions of some description, are you using a lens or adding them as effects after?
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Um...  Unless you think I'm using a pinhole camera, you can safely assume I'm using a lens of some description.  As for the distortion, the lens I'm using is a fisheye, which causes the extreme curvature.
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Stop lying, we all know you can bend space and time.

What I am curious about though, is how did you get the subject in the second picture coloured and the background greyscale? As much as I mess around in photoshop I have never been able to do it.
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In this case I duplicated the image, cut out the subject, and pasted it as a new layer over the de-saturated background of the first image.  Then I used the airbrush to mask out the details around the subjet that were missed with the cutting.  I tend to do rough cuts rather than try and trace around every minute detail, as masking later is easier.
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Needs more catgirls.
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Quote by Wehrwolf:
Needs more catgirls.
Shit, yeah.  I gotta get right on that.
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