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Nice photo.


Jan 19, 2013 at 02:46 AM
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eskimochaos wrote:
F****** *******. I'm a May 2012 undergraduate and am already making $2,000 less per year with his taxes.


Yep. I took a hit, my wife took a hit, my brother took a hit.

None of us are rich.

Sucks



Jan 19, 2013 at 02:57 AM
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sirimiri wrote:
Yes, it's impressive (maybe in a bad, stressful way?) to see the aging this charge does to you.


I'm glad that I haven't aged at all in the past four years... ;-)

Dan



Jan 19, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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pretty obvious its a canon sensor, tons of banding in the BG


Jan 19, 2013 at 03:08 AM
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artsupreme wrote:
... tons of banding in the BG


I thought that was the "stripes".



Jan 19, 2013 at 03:17 AM
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They lit him with copy lighting. Very flat and boring. No sense of anything. One too many umbrellas - you can see 'em in the eyes. Too bad. It could have been a great shot but was ruined by crappy light. And unfortunately, this is often the mark of a photojournalist. Great at found light but not so much at making it.


Jan 19, 2013 at 03:19 AM
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gdanmitchell wrote:
I'm glad that I haven't aged at all in the past four years... ;-)

Dan


Although some of us may resort to Botox, such procedures have no known effect on the passage of Time, and they can not possibly alter the fact that a few of us around here are becoming older than dirt.



Jan 19, 2013 at 03:24 AM
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Peter Figen wrote:
They lit him with copy lighting. Very flat and boring. No sense of anything. One too many umbrellas - you can see 'em in the eyes. Too bad. It could have been a great shot but was ruined by crappy light. And unfortunately, this is often the mark of a photojournalist. Great at found light but not so much at making it.


Ceiling was probably too high.



Jan 19, 2013 at 03:30 AM
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sirimiri wrote:
Yes, it's impressive (maybe in a bad, stressful way?) to see the aging this charge does to you.

gdanmitchell wrote:
I'm glad that I haven't aged at all in the past four years... ;-)

Dan


PetKal wrote:
Although some of us may resort to Botox, such procedures have no known effect on the passage of Time, and they can not possibly alter the fact that a few of us around here are becoming older than dirt.


...and dirt is really old.



Jan 19, 2013 at 03:31 AM
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It sure is, Jim.


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eskimochaos wrote:
F****** *******. I'm a May 2012 undergraduate and am already making $2,000 less per year with his taxes.


. They are your taxes, not his.

And if you want to lower the amount you pay, it is really easy. Earn less money. And then go F*** yourself. Doesn't feel so good when somebody directs it at you now, does it? I am not an Obama supporter, but seeing as you are a "May 2012 undergraduate," I will give you some advice and say you might want to learn to show a little respect if you ever want to be taken seriously.



Jan 19, 2013 at 03:34 AM
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Peter Figen wrote:
And unfortunately, this is often the mark of a photojournalist. Great at found light but not so much at making it.

There is much truth in that.



Jan 19, 2013 at 03:51 AM
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PetKal wrote:


There is much truth in that.


That slight shadow for modeling purposes be not needed or even seen by the masses, the aesthetics of such lighting would detract from the intended view. These masses rarely view from gallery walls the fine art of light seeing, do not know of it's magic.

The shine on his forehead bugs me, as does virtually no shadow, not even a hint...press photography at it's finest...ouch...it's still a nice still; my nits are at my wits end...night..



Jan 19, 2013 at 04:43 AM
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I think the lighting is terrible also. Too flat and no shape at all...terrible placement of the sources and too much light on the background, as well.


Jan 19, 2013 at 04:50 AM
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Poor fellow has dandruff.


Jan 19, 2013 at 05:02 AM
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While I agree the lighting is flat. I think the skin tones are preferable to the other 2 samples of of Odeirmo and Panetta (too orange and too red). But then again, it could just be that those Jpegs were improperly saved or convert with the wrong color profile.

Edit: I found a better copy of the older portrait. I think the older portrait actually has better lighting and tones:
http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2009/0109_obama-portrait/images/obama_portrait1.jpg

Edited on Jan 19, 2013 at 05:46 AM · View previous versions



Jan 19, 2013 at 05:40 AM
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They get like 60 seconds to take the shot for the most part from what I hear and they hardly set up fancy lighting or anything at all. You are told go, rush, rush, toss up that this, boom, take, he is off. Done. Unless it has changed or I'm mistaken.




Jan 19, 2013 at 05:42 AM
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skibum5 wrote:
They get like 60 seconds




Don't worry that's almost 354 shots on small jpeg.

Model your assistant, masking tape on the floor for positioning; 'This way Mr. President'.



Jan 19, 2013 at 06:15 AM
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All I can say is that I've had more than my share of shoots with absolutely minimal time. I was given about two minutes with Armand Hammer, or another time less than a single minute with the president of Security Pacific bank (remember them?), or a huge fifteen minutes with George Harrision, but somehow was able to make decent light. But remember, this is the official White House photographer, who, I imagine, at least has the ability to set up his lights before and shoot test images with a stand-in. That's what I would do.


Jan 19, 2013 at 06:26 AM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · New Obama White House portrait... guess what camera?


I like the shot overall but arms folded / defensive and closed posture is an odd choice if I'm honest..

It may convey confidence but its confidence for me without caring about you..

Edited on Jan 19, 2013 at 08:52 AM · View previous versions



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