This challenge is simple if you are up to it. This week's challenge is: Commerical. Any shot you have done that you could easily modeify to use for an advertisement or magizeen cover. It may contain text but it is not required.
This gentleman wanted to be in an anti-smoking ad. After 42 years of smoking he quit under doctor's orders. He came up with the line "I'd walk a mile for Camel -- if I could." That was his brand, then told me he knew it wasn't really funny.
Aaron - I really love this challenge. Gives me a whole new slant on some on my pics.
It's reported to be the only shot around of the NEW F6. I know it looks like an old Super Speed Grahpic, but don't let that fool you. Nikon just borrowed some ergonomics. I think the ad campaign is "Back to the Future with the New F6.
I really like this "ad" a lot. I think people probably have a lot to say and people need to give them a chance and not ignore them completely. it seems that with every new generation there is less compassion or respect for the older ones and thats kinda sad I think. Maybe I don't make sense but the picture does and I just thought I'd letcha know what I thought.
I get the impression that Preston likes this challenge
For some reason no one could get this to scan right. The Absolute Fish was photographed with a 4x5 trasnparentcy, yet the fish in the slide is blue with goldfish, yet the finsihed scan the print is a dfferant color, yet the fish are green! Go figure.
OK, I'm in. Attached is a plain old picture of a dog (our family dog). About a month after the 9/11 attacks, my wife asked me to shoot the dog (with the Nikon--not anything lethal). A bunch of shots, scan the negs, so she can send it to relatives. Assignment accomplished, But-- patriotic mood still intact, I mucked around with the image, and sent a few alternate versions to friends. That was all a long time ago, and the patriotism is still there-- but I just wanted to explain that this composite Photoshop effort was accomplished in October of last year-- not derived as a throw-something-together to mess with Preston's great idea of adding captions to his previous shots. His addition of captions (Aaron and I call them cutlines) to photos is great, and I don't want him to think I took the concept to another level-- I was using my limited Photoshop skills in some sort of artistic effort to make myself feel good-- long before I ever heard of Nikonians. Trust me, I also messed with an interesting shot of a dog taking a leak over the image of a well known infamous Saudi-Arabian who is currently being hunted by the entire free world-- I love that shot and have sent it to friends, but don't want to post it here because it's just a piece of Photoshop gymnastics compounded by world events. ---Tom Shoot everything f/16 at a 100 and let the lab boys worry about it.
Thank you for using one of the most popular export products of The Netherlands (aka Holland). Freddy Heineken died last year and that was quite a shock over here. Your ad looks very professional, but there is one thing (in loving memory of Freddy) I have to say. The white part of a Heineken is supposed to be two fingers thick. Any beer that has less than one finger thick, is considered to be 'dead', and that is as bad as it sounds. Also the glass is one that would not amuse Freddy very much. It's for drinking lemonade or milk from, not beer. Maybe it's just a cultural thing, but I thought you'd like to know.
Marsel, you're absolutely right! When I was taking those photographs last year it was more of discovering what my new Coolpix was capable of, so I didn't pay enough attention to these details, which are extremely important in commercial photography. A couple of other things I don't like is that the full product name is not clearly visible, and the break in the background is visible. It's still a fun picture though - I'll just have to get some more "models" and shoot it again I guess!
The images you have posted (IMHO) would make excellent billboard advertisements. I like the one about Racism and the one with the old lady looking into the trash basket. (presumably, for cans or worse yet, something to eat) This is a sad but true fact of life. I wonder if there could be a market for these kinds of images. Perhaps a politician who is pushing for more benefits for the elderly.
here's a photo to rival the one of the fire extinguisher. Camera: Cambo 4x5 Lens: Nikkor 210mm f/5.6 Film: Kodak E100S Exposure 1: 1 sec @ f/8 Exposure 2: 1/125 @f/8 Other equipment used: Speedotron 2400 pack w/head.