3/52 Technical and Conceptual challenge

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  1. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    So, if this is eaten by my work computer crashing I will scream.

    As I was saying. I suck. I am so sorry I haven't been timely. For those not on my FB we recently bought a house that needs a complete renovation (plus side, it was cheap!). With that we're moving out of the apartment and balancing rebuilding the essentials (kitchen and bathroom) with moving during non work hours. We're both working full time and I was just given a promotion and an assignment to rebuild the program (from scratch) that I ran in Vegas. Add to that that Sloan is in heat so we're rotating dogs and my life is utter chaos right now.

    That said, I am extremely impressed with your effort and presentations lately. I am even more impressed with the peer reviews, I have only been able to really read a few like Saras but they have been fantastic, PLEASE keep it up! I can't wait to get on a computer (we've been without internet except on our phones for a while) and really look at everyones work!

    Without further rambling, this week we're moving on with a technical and conceptual challenge!

    Your challenge this week is:

    Shoot in the style of...

    The goal this week will be to pick an artist, past or present, and shoot in their style. Artists tend to always have a particular "tell" of their work and your goal is to find one you like, find what it is about their work that says "that's their work" and emulate it with your own spin.

    Again, you may or may not use your dogs in this challenge.

    You can take as many shots as you would like and you can edit images in production, some artists really utilize production in their work but some do not, your job will be figuring out how they achieved their final product and recreating it with your own spin.

    When you are finished you'll post the final product here. You'll post 1 to 3 final images. In addition to your shots you will post something of theirs (or a link) and some sort of description as to why you choose who you did and what you were setting out to recreate. For example:

    Good luck guys and again have fun!
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Here is another fantastic link: http://photodoto.com/25-famous-photographers-share-favorite-shots-stories-behind-them/

    This is one of my favorite projects that I've done in way more photo classes than I can count. Sometimes I have failed miserably in my attempts but I have always learned a lot about styles and challenged myself. When I have a bit more time I will show my set from my Wegman attempt and my set from my Mary Ellen Mark attempt (http://www.maryellenmark.com/text/magazines/american photographer/911T-000-001.html).
     
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    Ooooo. Very cool idea! I've got some research to do....
     
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    It's a really fun challenge, it's wide open but challenging for sure.
     
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    Totally mad at myself now. There's this image of a whippet or italian greyhound or a dog similar (might be a street dog?) that I want to replicate. There's so much emotion in it and it's fantastic. However I can't remember who the photographer was or how to find it! So frustrated.
     
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    I really really want to see these! This challenge looks super interesting.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Ohhh, Sara, that's immediately what popped to my mind, if we're thinking of the same thing. Unfortunately, I can't help you 'cause I don't remember either LOL.

    I think we can attempt this one. All of my water pictures sucked, but I'm going to try this one at least.
     
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    The reference to a Greyhound/Italian Greyhound photo sounds familiar - what details do you two remember about it? I want to say I'm thinking of something vaguely similar, but it's a bit of a long shot.

    Awesome theme for the week, though!! I couldn't participate last week because I left the DSLR at home when I went back on campus. I've never really studied photographers before, and this will be a great opportunity to learn more about them and about their style and inspirations.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    The one I'm thinking about was I'm pretty sure a street dog, and the most striking was the sunlight/shadows/silhouette of the dog on the ground.
     
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    Okay, not the same one I was thinking of. Hope you two find it, I would love to see it!
     
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    Ok, I had to go WAY outside of my comfort zone for this one. And I am SO HAPPY. I'm thrilled with these. I will post three. My artist was chosen by Jason because I wanted to use Kastle and I know no artists. William Wegman is who I am mimicking.

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    This one is super grainy, but I really liked the overall effect so I left it :)
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    I really like Amanda Jones' studio stuff, but I don't have enough lighting to pull it off. :p

    Still trying to come up with something for this week...
     
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    I had a hard time finding shots I liked that I could actually do with background/lighting. It was SUPER hard. I have one (extremely shitty flash, it only fires about 1/4 times) light and no backdrops. My shots are on a dog blanket that is propped up on Kastle's pen in the basement...best I could do!
     
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    If I have time I'll take a new photo, but my photographer professor several years ago said this one reminded him of a specific photographer. I forget his name, but maybe if I post the picture someone will know who he was talking about.

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    This.. So much this. I seriously wish I could find it again. I think of that photo often actually because it reminded me so much of Zuma's expressions at the time and still does.
     
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    Okay, got some new pics today, so I'm replacing one of my earlier photos. Robert Vavra is my inspiration. :)

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    I found the photo that I've been searching for!!! I'll take some today and hope it looks enough like it to post. :D
     
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    These are fantastic! Did you do that in PhotoShop?
     
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    and arycrim

    This week I attempted to shoot in the style of Traer Scott's Street Dogs. I thought I had my head wrapped around the characteristics of the image I wanted to explore but after going through my images, I discovered that there was some things missing. I may attempt to reshoot this with a higher aperture setting because I feel that detail and texture is lacking from my attempt. Hopefully I get another shot! In the mean time, here is my first attempt.

    Having a dark dog against a dark background was difficult as was finding a background that had the texture I wanted. At first I thought that the emotion shown by the dog was the most important thing but now I realize that it's so much more than that. The texture of the image, the lighting, the contrast between the dog and the backdrop are all huge characteristics.

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    Week3 by ZooomDog Photography, on Flickr
    Shutter speed 1/250 Aperture f/2.8 ISO 100

    Here is Traer Scott's image from "Street Dogs" http://www.traerscott.com/portfolios/street-dogs
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