19 Nov 2011 admin In G+ Posts Tags:

Behind the Lens – Photo Critique

Let's call this a critique of what you do with images that you want to make different…. or push your normal style….

What do you do?
How do you experiment?
Do your experiments work or are you turned off by others that do not like those experiments?

Do you forge ahead and try to push your work and your styles and are you worried about making mistakes and sharing them out for the world to see?

Also feel free to critique this experiment in styles…..

Comments: 9

  1. Stuart Ponder 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    Powerful and mesmerizing. This image is haunting because it is so ghostly. Great experiment. I'd love to see more and hear about how you achieved it.

  2. Michael See 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    Excellent result for an experiment (imho). Intriguing to see if you push this result even farther. Thanks for sharing this image.

  3. Mike Attanasio 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    I like the effect a lot just too much negative space on the right side.

  4. A Smith 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    One of my closest friend hates some of my work that I think is really quite good. I've come to the conclusion that if I like it, it's "good art." the liberating thing is that "good art" is a totally subjective thing, and that he hates what I like doesn't affect whether or not it's good, to me.

  5. David Levin 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    I think it is very interesting. The one thing that bothered me was her face. For her face, I can make out enough details that the effect feels in the way, so it feels like it should go further or back off on her face.

    Overall, I like it.

  6. Kevin Gault 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    Very cool and never stop trying something new. It's the kind of thing that separates the creative from the norm to a degree. It not only expands the mind but also how and what you want to do with images. To me this is more of a piece of art than a photo. 🙂
    Something I would try and this is me, but use the effect on just her and leave the background alone. 😉
    But I do like the image and it's quite unique.

  7. Brent Burzycki 19 Nov 2011 Reply

    Thanks all… it is quite amazing how different each persons point of view is on what one might think is cool…. I too have friends that could care less about somethings i do and others that really like it….

    This effect is a combo of several layers of photoshop work for toning and a final layer using a creative filter called fractalis. It's an interesting tool but most of the random presets just do not cut it and you really need to experiment with the controls.. it also only runs in 32bit mode in photoshop – so it is even more steps…..

    Here is a basic overview of how i did it….


  8. Tilden Moschetti 20 Nov 2011 Reply

    I like it too. Like Mike, I'd crop some of the right side…

  9. Brent Burzycki 20 Nov 2011 Reply

    +Tilden Moschetti thanks….. maybe time for another version of this also…

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