a 'Dexter' themed photo

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  1. NikolasMason macrumors member

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    I recently got a friend of mine (the model in this photo) interested into Dexter, and so she wanted to try taking a Dexter themed photo, so this is what we came up with:


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    I actually quite like it. Setting it up was really fun, like coming up with ideas for how to make a light table, wrap her in plastic wrap, etc. What do you think?
     
  2. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

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    its looks pretty good man, but its a tad overexposed, the flash reflection on the clingfilm ruins it abit if im honest! :)
     
  3. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    I like the idea, however, I agree with the overexposure.

    I also fail to see a focus point as none of it looks sharp. I don't know if this is an effect through photoshop/aperture but it just doesn't strike me as being pin point sharp which I think a photo like this would need.

    It could also be the compression from the upload but that's my opinion.
     
  4. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't seen Dexter so I don't know what's up with the plastic wrap. I'd have cooled the colours a bit in PP... On the whole I'm not really sure what it is I'm looking at, she looks a bit too alive to be dead and too lifeless for it to be a torture scene.
     
  5. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    Also the composition drags you into the centre of the picture to start off with. There is no clear focal point (maybe if I watched Dexter I would understand) but I am not sure where my eye is mean to look.
     
  6. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

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    I like the concept, but not the execution.

    First, it's lit much too harshly. Dexter doesn't do his deeds in a room that brightly lit. You should use less light and have it focused more on the face.

    Second, the model's face is.... not quite scared/confused/anything. It simply doesn't work with what's about to happen to her.

    And this might just be me, but I'd probably prefer to have a darker background and her facing the opposite direction (ie, head on the left).


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    what his scene's typically look like
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  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    neat idea, and good work.

    i do agree that its a bit too bright though, and not quite terrified enough.
     
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  9. TheSVD macrumors 6502a

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    yeha i thought it was just me! but i kinda failed to see any sharpness as well. i agree that a dark(er) background may also be better :)
     
  10. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Not to steal the thread, but I'd like feedback on my Dexter-themed image as well...

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    :D
     
  11. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Cool concept. I am catching up on Dexter now--making my way through season 3--gotta love a serial killer with a family life.
     
  12. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Great idea, like the others said already, once you get the lighting sorted that'll really look the part!
     
  13. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    The show gets better and better each season. ;)
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    Regarding the picture, I agree it's a bit overexposed, and the facial expression is not one of a person about to get butchered. Also, if you're going to show the scalpel, you might as well show the blood slide as well. Oh, and Dexter has slight OCD (as well as myself :p), so the scalpel should be perfectly parallel to the top of the picture to reflect that. Finally, her head is slightly leaning to her left side, so the picture is not perfectly symmetrical.

    Still, the concept is great, and I'd love to see how you managed to pull off the light table.
     
  14. steviem macrumors 68020

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    The lighting is a bit more of his brother's MO, it seems a lot more like a refrigeration unit rather than where Dexter does his work...

    Cool concept though, but she doesn't look all that scared.
     

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