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a self-portrait, yeah basically i was shooting with two cameras at the same time.

my D200 for some Great Herons, and the D700 for this self-portrait on a 20sec timer.

thats me in the nature babe :D
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great work
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
thank you :)
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
np
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Paigesmum Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Awesome shot!!! :)
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:iconbad95killer:
bad95killer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
thanks you :)
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Alastor3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Sweet picture.. i wonder if you would tell but, how do you do it so as if it looks your drawn? I have seen it a few times and i wouldnt use it myself because i like natural but it looks so cool and makes me curious how people do it.
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
i like natural too...but cool stuff are just cool :D.
it took so much use of layers.

*The base two layers are two exposures of the sky, and the land. and i used a flash to expose me from the left side.
*There is a lot of dodging and burning done.
* Also used NikEfex software.
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Alastor3000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
So if i understand it right it is mostly a effect you created with layer settings? Or did you also use brushes? I saw it in a magazine and the guy explained it like some recept which is hard to discover since i have respect for people who are able to create this as well. It looks like it has been drawn, or pained, either way .. it looks nice and still natural.
I keep typing .. lol. Either way I am impressed and im a really picky guy. Thank you for your response btw.. if it is done with (just read it again and think i misunderstood). Burning and dodging? I dont get how you could get such a effect out of that since it mostly upgrades the contrast of a shade or lightning .. o.0. I dont get it .. if you could atleast hint i would really apreciate it and might try it out sometime. If you would rather keep it for yourself, understandable too and still cool.

Bulk of text.. sorry bout that.
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
No it is two exposures, i shot the picture in RAW where i would be able to have more control of it later.
The original picture was in the middle. so i made two pictures out of that one RAW picture. mainly for the sky, and the other is for the ground.
There is so many ways to use photoshop, or to do one trick. Here i used Nik Color Efex. there is a mode where you can low-mid-and high contrast and curve the shadows of them as much as you want. it is really hard to make you imagine how to do so if you havent seen the software.
Now The original picture has to be in good quality to begin with otherwise you are just making yourself some extra work. The original look liked this, but this one has more wrinkles (cooler shadow effects) (where you can burn shadows)[link]

its lets say half HDR, with some freestyle extra work.
DO YOU HAVE NIK COLOR EFEX?
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Alastor3000 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Sorry for the slow respons. I dont have nik color efex and for some reason photoshop wont open my RAWR files =/?
I have saved this message to look it up later, i thank you beforehand even though i dont know if i will figure it out lol. Just a shame i am way to busy with my study and website now to look around and try stuff out > ___ <
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
what adobe are you using,,,have you tried updating your codec?
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dmarty78 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   Photographer
Bad a** photo! Like the Calvin Hollywood look!
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
lol, thanks heaps buddy
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vees0 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
So fuckin' GOOD !
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
thanks
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Naraika Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
great
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LRMHamilton Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Really neat!:D
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:iconbad95killer:
bad95killer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
thanks heaps :)
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Comacold Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda looks like a painting... wow
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:iconbad95killer:
bad95killer Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
it does,,, thanks
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Amazing deviant ID, I love how you seem to pop out and "glow" in the picture :D
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
i hope to see you on my Facebook page
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like your logo. This image gets a high rating in my view.

In the way of critique, I start with a question. Was this a digital overlay or blending of the two images, or did you do a composite by selecting and extracting the tripod, you and some foreground plants, then inserting it into the lake image?

I like the lake image, as well as the image with you, the tripod, and some foreground plants. However, the blending of the two seems rough.

Since there is a big difference in dynamic range and the edge contrast between the two images, if the edges are not blended a little, it can look too much like you and the tripod were cut-out with a pair of scissors and pasted on the lake image. NOTE: I am way exaggerating as an example—yours does not look like a cut and paste.

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Unrelated to this image, something that is becoming more and more common with Professional photographers, including portrait photographers, is the use of subtle HDRI. With some of the images, the HDR is barely noticeable, and in some, you would find it hard to spot.

What it does give you is improved Dynamic Range without loss of Tonal Quality and without loss of detail in the highlights and shadows.

There are photographic purists who turn their noses up at HDRI and tone mapping. But I think it is an amazing tool that can be used in a number of different ways, some just to for subtle enhancement, to add drama, or to give images their own unique style or effect.
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
Hello,


This was made as a manual HDR, i have not added anything to the frame but the logo. All i did was separating the sky from the process since it had that fine look anyways.
the grass, lake, tripod..and myself were all in the frame. a remote speedlight (SB900) was hanging from a tree, and i took the exposure for the background,,where the flash suppose to light me up. There where you see the shadows on my vest.
The sun was low, on the right of the frame..working as a kick light.

the HDR technique is very useful in any kind of photos, and i lately see it used in so many portraits. HDR is a big yes yes for me.


Husain
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inspiredcreativity Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the sharing the technique you used for putting this shot together.

Good work. I like to see photographers stretch themselves, experiment, be creative and imaginative.
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intruder-x Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
τhis id is one of the best IDs i've ever see in deviant art ! man its perfect !!
cheers !
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
i hope to see you on my Facebook page
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
you compliment means a lot to me :) thanks
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intruder-x Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
cheers mate ! =]
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spacingOUTasWEspeak Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
the shadows give a great effect, makes it look almost digital... great picture, i love it :D
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
i hope to see you on my Facebook page
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
thanks,,, i'v heard so much about the shadow :D...so many different opinions :)
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spacingOUTasWEspeak Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
haha, yeah, i'll bet it catches a lot of people's eyes. it gives the photo an effect that's hard to miss, but really cool. ;)
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YOSHIMETAL Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009   Photographer
Nice Id man I like it :clap:
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
thanks for stopping by buddy :)
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capitolblueart Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
woot! epic! :iconimgrinningplz:
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FreakOfTheArts Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
great.

edited? hill style?
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
i hope to see you on my Facebook page
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:iconbad95killer:
bad95killer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
i made a post processing yes.
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Devil427 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Nice work budy .. lovely colors and shot .. yeah those both cameras = SICK :+fav: too
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
thanks alot :)
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DJLD Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
That is a GREAT photo! Awesome job!
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
i appreciate the comment :)
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AFZ-STYLE Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
:) nice one
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
i hope to see you on my Facebook page
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fatikat Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
great :#1: I loved it
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
i hope to see you on my Facebook page
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FuriousEnnui Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
Who's your fashion advisor? ;)
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
i hope to see you on my Facebook page
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
am i dressing too badly? lol,,,i dont dress up when i go in muddy trails lol
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