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by Duck
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Workshops and Seminars
Topic: Online: Wed 4/1/20 - Beyond the Rule of Thirds with Duck
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Online: Wed 4/1/20 - Beyond the Rule of Thirds with Duck

Wednesday, April 1st @ 6pm EST. Google Meet The "Rule of Thirds and How to Expand Beyond It" will be the topic of the first Hartford County Amateur Photographers "Beat the Virus" Socially Distanced presentation and Q&A. Our guest presenter is Duck Unitas. Charles "Duck" Unitas is a commercial produ...
by Duck
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Fountain sodas
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Fountain sodas

With the existing shot, the trick is to find a balance of color among the various glasses without looking 'staged'. By switching the Mountain Dew with the Root Beer I would create the needed contrast on the end and reduce the lost feeling. However, that would put the two dark colas like bookends. Ma...
by Duck
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Things Showcase
Topic: Fountain sodas
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Fountain sodas

I like the perspective but something about the background bothers me, I think the color is too close to the soda, but it could just be me. S- The tabletop was chosen to match that of the restaurant's but yes, the sodas on the far end do tend to get lost. I actually want to redo a soda shoot. Hopefu...
by Duck
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Comic Brii Hiltz
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Comic Brii Hiltz

Thank you Minnie. Achieving this effect is relatively easy with only a few adjustment layers and mask effects, with some pen tool line work tossed in. :D
by Duck
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Comic Brii Hiltz
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Comic Brii Hiltz

Bri is a friend on mine I met many years ago. She has been doing stand-up for five or six years (or so) now. I offered to do a photo session with her to get her some marketing material for her (i.e. both of us). From that session I took this one image and decided to do some abstract design to make a...
by Duck
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: To The photoMentoris Family - COVID-19 Update
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: To The photoMentoris Family - COVID-19 Update

Beautifully said, Steve. It really is easy to get self involved in what's going on. The survival mode kicks in and so many other things end up taking less and less priority. While the threat of COVID-19 is real and affecting us in a very personal way the truth is that eventually this will pass. Mayb...
by Duck
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: People Showcase
Topic: Comic Stefano Sanzo
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: Comic Stefano Sanzo

Thanks Minnie. He ended up using that second image as his facebook header image. :D

By the way, the CMY colors used are based on his preference. He has them in his logo as well.
by Duck
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Forum Update 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Forum Update 2020

minniev wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:58 pm
[...] I will take some time to explore your newest changes and learn more about how to make them work.
Let me know if you have any questions. This is a pretty complex piece of software.
by Duck
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?
Replies: 18
Views: 906

Re: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?

Thanks for sharing those images. The one behind the cat is along the lines of what I'm looking for; a painterly look with a natural vignette. It definitely gives the image a very rich look. I'll definitely be trying my hand at painting my own background.
by Duck
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Forum Update 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Forum Update 2020

I know that the forum has gone through some extreme changes in the past month. Preceding that there were posting issues and obnoxious error messages. It is our hope that those issues have now been resolved. I wanted to take some time to fully explain what has happened and why the radical changes to ...