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nycwriters 06-18-2003 03:11 AM

Your opinion please (actor types)

Frieda 06-18-2003 04:23 AM

that's not a headshot, that's a chest hair shot! don't do that, it's distracting. also, his face is not in focus and he's looking as if he's seeing a trail of ants carrying the sugar bowl away behind the camera..

tell him to act when you're taking a pic!

dickieC 06-18-2003 05:06 AM


Originally posted by Frieda
that's not a headshot, that's a chest hair shot!
Uh-oh, don't get her started....

Frieda 06-18-2003 05:13 AM

lol dickie! let it be clear that i do not appreciate chest hair.

chuckie egg 06-18-2003 08:43 AM

You mistook (is that a word) Frieda for moi.

Chest hair = *grrrrrrowl*

Zyle 06-18-2003 08:45 AM


Originally posted by chuckie egg
Chest hair = *grrrrrrowl*
you are quite clearly insane, my dear chuck.

chuckie egg 06-18-2003 08:47 AM

what?!?! Its amazing!! I love to run my fingers through it. Wow.

*sits down*

dickieC 06-18-2003 09:31 AM

OK ladies, you're going to have to make your mind up. I'm never going to remember to put on or take off the chest wig for each individual one of you...

dinzdale 06-18-2003 09:38 AM

Well DC you could do the baldy whimp chest fanciers, and I'll look after the fur-lovers....

dickieC 06-18-2003 09:43 AM

Well, I'd have to have a waxing session first... Never really fancied the Chippendale look myself.

Red Princess 06-18-2003 11:47 AM

i want him to either button it up or take it off.

Red Princess 06-18-2003 01:25 PM

i have this problem with ripping shirts off....

chuckie egg 06-18-2003 02:05 PM

Black and white photos are GOOD!

Frieda 06-18-2003 04:36 PM

ok, some more advice here.. i'm burdened by photographer genes, so here goes.. i'm sorry if it hurts you in any way but here's my opinion..

the picture, despite the ants, doesn't have enough motion. it's not striking, it could be anyone on that pic. his face is not showing anything powerful.

to accomplish this: talk to him while you take pictures, talk about everything you can make up: something he hates, something he loves, his parents, stepping in dog shit, sex, eating marshmellows, everything! maybe you can make him recite something if that's easier for him. oh, and never ever stop taking pictures. out of every 40 pictures, 6 really good ones is a regular score.

and, please, no chest hair. (but that's personal :D)

now, if you're taking these pics with a digital camera, the camera will only focus the middle of the picture. the top and bottom third of the picture will be out of focus, especially because D's head is farther back than his body and has lower lighting. to avoid this, make him wear either a white or a black shirt. see for yourself what the difference is!

if you want the bottom of his face to be light, put a white towel or piece of cardboard in his lap to reflect the light. again, check the differences.

also, there's this crack in the wall that some might find distracting (personally i don't care, but some might).

post what you made! i'm curious! good luck! :)

masterofNone 06-18-2003 05:27 PM

*donning critic's hat*
head shots, in my limited acting experience, are generally just that... shots of just the head. (what say you lala?) so, while it's fantastic that your guy has chest hair, if it's for acting we shouldn't be seeing it. other than that the exposure and contrast range (even the focus) are perfectly acceptable for a headshot. if you focused on his face more the soft focus issues would be less of a problem. maybe the background could be further away and less distinct.

good work peg.

Zyle 06-18-2003 05:39 PM

I don't know shit about photography, but I do agree with frieda in that he doesn't really look animated on that picture, he looks a bit like he's trying too hard. Maybe it's just me cos I have been staring at it for ages now.
oh and it looks totally in focus to me but again, I know shit ;)

I really like that shirt btw :p

Red Princess 06-18-2003 05:48 PM

i could get rid of that crack in the wall in photoshop. i could give him a scar too if you want, or remove the hair (all of it if you like) photoshop can be very fun. oh i know, how about fangs?

dickieC 06-18-2003 06:35 PM


Originally posted by nycwriters
Thanks again for your feedback, I appreciate not only the candor, but the intelligence of every post.

My post was intelligent? *swoons*

zenbabe 06-18-2003 10:13 PM

hope you don't hate my for being super critical but I used to work in the biz. First of all, the shirt is horrible, or the way it is hanging off of him, makes it look like he has a beer belly. I know he doesn't so you need to fix that. Second, he looks like he is stoned. You need to figure out what kind of roll you are going for and shoot for that, of course you can take many different casting shots. Use interesting lighting, I had some shots taken at an outdoor cafe, just the guy shooting and me holding a plate covered in tin foil..the best shots I think I ever had...


Hyperbole 06-19-2003 10:52 AM

a little touch up....
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Not too bad.. Although I do agree with most of the earlier posts...(ants/sugar bowl etc...) So I played around with it a bit, touched up the wall and adjusted the levels and a few other things...I hope it helps....


Frieda 06-19-2003 10:59 AM

well done hyperbole!! now it looks as if the picture is "breathing"! good job! :)

oh, and welcome by the way.. please wait for rune with the POS

RuneT 06-19-2003 11:00 AM

Squeeek Squeeek *kicking the POS wagon*

Hello Hyper, welcome on board.

It's my job to make you feel welcome and to get you drunk.
Would you like some Grey goose vodka? and are you hungry?

Rune, your soon to be favourite crossdressing Viking

Hyperbole 06-19-2003 11:11 AM

Thanks for the welcome....Some grey goose would go perfectly with my Ultimate bloody mary..!


priceyfatprude 06-19-2003 11:12 AM

The main thing wrong w/this pic is that D is in it.

in a bad mood today

RuneT 06-19-2003 11:15 AM

In my opinion your mod looks a bit wierd because everything but the face is very blurred (and a sudden change from blurred to sharp, i would try to blurr it down more gradually). It's like the face comes towards you.

I like the dim background.

Do you want a herring? I have plenty of leftovers in the POS wagon.

Frieda 06-19-2003 11:16 AM


RuneT 06-19-2003 11:17 AM


Frieda 06-19-2003 11:26 AM

hey! knock it off! what's Hyperbole supposed to think about us if we start a fish fight the minute he enters the board!! behave now.

RuneT 06-19-2003 11:29 AM

uhhhm, ok. I need to go home anyways :)
The work pretend day is over

Frieda 06-19-2003 11:33 AM

15 more minutes rune..

priceyfatprude 06-19-2003 11:33 AM

Welcome, Hyperbole. Now drink up!

Hyperbole 06-19-2003 11:35 AM

copy that...
It is 815am for me...But ALRIGHTTT !!!!!
This round is on me..

Red Princess 06-19-2003 11:38 AM

thank-you,, hey sailor, you come here often?

Frieda 06-19-2003 11:40 AM


you're gonna eat a NACHO, MAN..

*marches around*

Red Princess 06-19-2003 11:42 AM

i want some SALSA, and make it hot

Frieda 06-19-2003 11:43 AM

feelin' HOT HOT HOT

Red Princess 06-19-2003 11:49 AM

i think we scared him away already. poo

Hyperbole 06-19-2003 11:53 AM

Didnt scare me away.. Just had to run to the laundry machine....Sorry.....So where is everyone from?

Red Princess 06-19-2003 11:58 AM

different places, now is when you tell us stuff about yourelf that is none of our business

Hyperbole 06-19-2003 11:59 AM

None of you business eh?? I woundt want anyone to lose any sleep....

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