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My first magazine cover featuring Derek Garcia just came out, I'm super stoked. He also just took 13th place in the New Orleans Ironman.

Had to share here.

I know the treeline is going through his head, that's because this was actually the very first shot, a test shot, then ended up having the best expression. Our concept was him holding the bike over his head, which we got, but this ended up as the cover, go figure!

Comments and critiques welcome as always!

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Apr 24, 2013 at 05:30 AM
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Good job!

Looks like you shot through an umbrella behind him on his right, and a reflective umbrella to your right (his left).

I think his face is almost lit almost a bit too bright. Just a tiny tiny bit.



Apr 24, 2013 at 05:56 AM
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MazeRunner wrote:
Good job!

Looks like you shot through an umbrella behind him on his right, and a reflective umbrella to your right (his left).

I think his face is almost lit almost a bit too bright. Just a tiny tiny bit.

Thanks! No umbrellas were used in the making of this picture, just octa's and reflectors.



Apr 24, 2013 at 06:01 AM
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Hi, Matt,

I don't think the tree line is a problem at all. And I'll bet the shot of him holding the bike over his head probably interfered with the text that needs to be in that space, right?

Whatever the case, this is good work (as usual). Congrats!

Steve



Apr 24, 2013 at 06:55 AM
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Steve Wylie wrote:
Hi, Matt,

I don't think the tree line is a problem at all. And I'll bet the shot of him holding the bike over his head probably interfered with the text that needs to be in that space, right?

Whatever the case, this is good work (as usual). Congrats!

Steve

No, I left enough room for it to work.



Apr 24, 2013 at 07:22 AM
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Congrats, man. That's gotta be a pretty awesome feeling to have your shot on the cover. Yeah, treeline doesn't bug me at all, wouldn't have even noticed it, had you not said anything. Kinda funny about the test shot being the final. The last senior session I did, the shots I took where I said "I'm just checking my exposure", ended up being some of my favorites for expression, because she was really relaxed.

--David



Apr 24, 2013 at 10:10 AM
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Caongrats!


Apr 24, 2013 at 11:13 AM
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Congrats on the cover. Good milestone in your work. It's a good shot with the right amount of room for the required text around him.


Apr 24, 2013 at 01:02 PM
 



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Great job - congratulations!


Apr 24, 2013 at 01:18 PM
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Matt, congratulations! Given the quality of your work, I'm surprised this is your first cover, but it's just the first of many now.

Normally, I'm blown away by how you sculpt your subject with light. But this time, I actually have a nit. I just don't like the spilled light just below his ear, just beyond his jawbone. I think keeping the shadow there would help define his face better. I think this is the first time I've ever had a nit on one of your pics.



Apr 24, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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friscoron wrote:
Matt, congratulations! Given the quality of your work, I'm surprised this is your first cover, but it's just the first of many now.

Normally, I'm blown away by how you sculpt your subject with light. But this time, I actually have a nit. I just don't like the spilled light just below his ear, just beyond his jawbone. I think keeping the shadow there would help define his face better. I think this is the first time I've ever had a nit on one of your pics.

Yeah, I totally agree. I corrected that after this first test shot. :-)



Apr 24, 2013 at 04:55 PM
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Congrats!


Apr 25, 2014 at 04:50 PM
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Congratulations! It's always nice to see your work in print.


Apr 25, 2014 at 04:54 PM
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Well done Matt, it must be a thrill!
Douglas



Apr 25, 2014 at 06:24 PM
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congrats and looks awesome. although it may be a bit bright to us, it still has a very commercial feel which is great.


Apr 25, 2014 at 07:50 PM





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