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Great danielswalsh 2005-12-25 22:09

Funny enough... this is the exact photo I was talking about in my last critique I gave you.

I really like the amazing contrast you get. Almost as if the sand was shining under a black light or similar effect. Can you tempt me with some tips on your post production Mark?
If you don't mind me asking- do you/ did you serve with the army, or were you brought along as a photojournalist? Great stuff Mark, I like it!
- Dan

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Old 12-26-2005, 05:12 AM
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I am not really sure I can disclose the exact technique to do this conversion since it was passed onto me by someone else who took a long time to perfect it. However, most of the trick involves turning up playing with the curves to the extreme contrasts, and then use the dodge tool to bring out certain features. In this case, it was the sand on his face and uniform.

I took this as story as part of the unit this past summer. I went about it from a photojournalist POV, just as an embedded would. So I guess, 1/2 and 1/2
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Thanks for the tips Mark- I think you've pointed me in the right direction to do some more searching the subject on the net.
After reading your bio- all the best with your career aspirations.

Seasons Greetings!
- Dan
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