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Photoshoot w/ Friends

Photoshoot w/ Friends
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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07
Categories: Humorous, Event, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Experimental, Portrait
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, AF NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6G, Hoya Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Eye Of The Beholder [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-21 4:09
Viewed: 4552
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photoshoot w/ Friends, self-portrait, an amature composition, shot w/ ten-second delay.

See THIS PIC from the same photoshoot :)

This is my first photoshoot together w/ some TL members, 'twas a 2-day event. I didn't use the built-in flash, the sun was burning outside, at +40C. Additional lighting was set-up by Andy to fill in the shaded/shadowed parts. They wanted to see me pose but I chickened out so I closed the door, adjust the cam settings, POV, and angle, and took some shots. Everyone saw most of the shots, this is one of those few photos that I can publish here in TL w/o being banned. I'll publish the rest of the pics in another site :)

Model: NIKON D200
Exposure Time: 10/250 sec
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 50 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern
Personal effects: Venetian mask, $$$ Donna Karan 1st line ready to wear
Time/Temp: 2pm/+40C outside :)

Pp work:
1. crop, clone some curtain patterns, sharpen,
2. create border to hide some clutters and resize

Quote of the Day:
"A photograph is usually looked at seldom looked into." -Ansel Adams

rewshearer, Regiomontana, Silke, pdp, c_rapp, rychousmama, mvdisco, shelbeesmom has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To shelbeesmom: Thanks! :)Freddie 1 12-23 01:13
To crisgotiny: Thanxxx!Freddie 2 09-27 04:59
To Aida: Thanxxx! :)Freddie 2 09-20 15:07
To mvdisco: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 09-10 08:59
To Marylou: Thanxxx! :)Freddie 1 08-24 22:33
To kristian: Thanxxx! :)Freddie 1 08-16 04:40
To RICOXT: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 08-09 18:04
To rychousmama: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 07-31 06:33
To c_rapp: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 07-31 06:27
To Kilted-Arab: a girly mask, don a silky robe and pose semfumaretue 4 07-30 23:38
To pdp: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 07-30 04:25
To SylFondacci: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 07-27 14:26
To lenazap: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 07-27 14:24
To Silke: Thanxxx!Freddie 3 07-25 10:13
To janneman: Thanxxx!Freddie 2 07-23 02:02
To fumaretue: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 07-23 01:39
To Regiomontana: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 07-23 01:23
To Kilted-Arab: Yippeee!Freddie 2 07-21 17:06
To rewshearer: Thanxxx!Freddie 3 07-21 15:23
To Ananfoto: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 07-21 07:59
To pablominto: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 07-21 07:01
To Manjee: Thanxxx!Freddie 1 07-21 06:52
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Critiques [Translate]

That's you?? Hehe ... no way ... ?

Good work, excellent work with the light - it allows a very good balance of exposure, and the highlights on your neck and chest here are very good.

Good pose, expression, mood. I think it's a shame that the top of your head was cropped, but it's not really a big deal.

The only shot you can publish ... let me guess, the robe didn't feature in all of your shots??


Hello Fred,
Creative and exotic!
Someone told me self portraits tend to depict the model/ photographer the way they like to see themselves...
Light management is good, fair details also in the shady parts!
Pablo -

story telling one...Great light and composition

I must ask what type of portfolio you are building that engourages you to wear a girly mask, don a silky robe and pose semi-naked - and have most of your images turn out to be unsuitable for a family site such as Treklens.

Hi Fred >
Wow..what a beautiful shot you have here..>Nice pose..>I like that, so simple but i do more like you wearing mask..>like Zorro...:O)..Nice color tones and very nice border and frame..>..;O)Well done my friend..>


It could have been more "great"... A different background, or different curtains... and no frame : )

Hi Freddie, like the pose and the light, those Venetian masks are gorgeous, some people are just ignorant about more worldly finesses.I agree with fumaretue about the bg though.
There is nothing upsetting about your image, the family viewing is intact, you always encounter bigots, c'est la vie... thanx, M, (*_*)

I like the dark tone of the robe against the light courtains. The frame looks perfect, specially with part of your arm placed in front of it. Great composition and colors. TFS

It sure is a different side of you Fred !
The " pose " works well for me.
The combinatie curtain - robe could be better : they don't match ( for my taste )
I think I would perfer a bit more light on the mask. " think " because I must compare.
Very creative.

You forgot the link ... >:-)



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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-07-25 6:56]
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NOw that I am allowed to use my hands again, I simply HAD to come back to this photo that I saw a few days ago (and could not comment on!)
I love the mood, the colours, the lighting, the composition and I must say that it is remarkably fine for a self portrait.

Wow, so handsome and cute you are here, I like the pattern and colors of the dress, really I am envious of it.

Great pose, elegant shot, good work, Freddie !
Not a fan of the curtain though.
Keep shooting.

  • pdp Gold Star Critiquer [C: 110 W: 39 N: 123] (538)
  • [2007-07-29 15:32]
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Hello Freddie,

Great portrait. The lighting is very good here and your pose is good creating a nice mood to the shot. My only criticism would be that the curtain behind you beign open has made a bright area that does catch my eye a little. Very nice work!

Great self portrait! Love the pov and the mask! Great pose and love the pic. TFS

Freddie my jaw practically dropped when I saw this. You look like a hottie! Haha! Like Rew said I think the window lighting softly hitting the chest is really beautiful and adds a dynamic quality to the shot. There is a nice introverted and mature touch with the pose, the downcast position of the head, and the tight vertical framing to focus on you. Good frame that picks up on the blacks and gold browns of the shot. I only wish it was a little sharper or less blurred at the bottom right corner (with a slower shutter speed like that it's hard to keep the camera from picking up any little movement you make). Really sensual and stunning, and that mask is awesome! TFS! Oh, and don't mind the bitter little comments made by angry little bumpkins ;)

excellent work! very nice........Tiago

Hello Freddie, Nice model and interesting idea. Well done

Hi Fred :o)
Lovely portrait :o) Great work, i like it ! Wonderful with this venetian mask, really elegant. You have a nice pose, congrats :o)
Friendly greetings

Hi Fred,
Very nice work of the light and portrait nicely composed , beautiful naturel colors, and Excellent point of view..Well done..

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  • Aida Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 39 N: 200] (2292)
  • [2007-09-20 7:06]
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Hi Freddie,
This photo could be fantastic... in my opinion and taste. For me I would like a closer look in the face and chest because the mask looks good on the face creating a great "side nose"; no robe at all (just kidding but there is too much pattern in robe and mask together). Good light but bad curtains (more pattern...). I like the arm pose and the frame. You would be offended if I say that you remind me a little a gigolo?
In spite of the excess of patterns(!!!) I think you deserve a :D

wow you resembles Hongkong Star Andy Lao,Looking at your pic is like looking on a star. Very nice shot.


Oh my my..yes you are a HOTTIE Freddie!! Too bad I am old enough to be your mother! HAHAHAHA! Fabulous self-portrait, VERY secretive and Super Hero!

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