The Face 2015 Photography Competition - I received a nice surprise in the post!

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Introduction

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In my first ever post on Steemit I posted this photograph which was my entry to the Digital Photo Pro Magazine's "The Face 2015" Competition.

Earlier on this year I found out that it had been shortlisted as one of the finalists.

Sadly it didn't win but it was still wonderful to get into the list of finalists given how amazing the other work was.


The Face 2015 Book - A lovely surprise in the post!

Yesterday I received a large package in the post and was delighted to discover it was a hardback book of all the winners and finalists.

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Here are some shots of the book. For those who are interested in the photo more I have some information on it at the end of the post including the original unedited (never previously posted) version and some shots from the same set.

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The Photos (download link)


2 - The Original Unedited Shot (never posted anywhere before).

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The camera used was my Nikon D800 and I used my usual portrait lens (for indoor shots) which is the Nikon 85mm/1.8. The model (Rachelle Summers) was standing next to a window (camera right) and I also used a hand held reflector. It was sunny with intermittent clouds outside. The light was constantly varying and even slight changes in pose resulted in different effects which you can see in some of other photos (below).

After doing basic retouching of the photo in Photoshop I added grain and adjusted colours in Nik Color Efex Pro 4. This was a variation of the Purple Film recipe that comes with CEP4.


Some Shots from the Same Shoot


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6 - This and the proceeding shot are the same RAW photo edited and cropped slightly differently.

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If you like my work and aren't already, please follow me and check out my blog (I mainly discuss photography but I do other topics too) - @thecryptofiend


Camera: Nikon D800 with Sigma 24-70mm/2.8 lens. Model is Rachelle Summers.


Photo Credits: All photos are my own unless otherwise stated and free for you to use under the terms of Steemit4free


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I had a similar experience and it's a cool feeling - CONGRATS


STEEM ON!

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Wow that is amazing! Congratulations:)

I am so happy for you!!!!!! I even had goose bumps when I have read it!!!

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Thank you:) I was pretty excited when I got it!

Great, congratulations

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Thank you:)

I like how you did this part

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Thanks. I thought I may as well use some space in my posts to help new users in case they see them.

Wow, extraordinary! That's really something :) Congrats!

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Thank you for your kind words. I was really pleased about it. I never expected to even be shortlisted in the first round, let alone the final!

Nice one, congratulations Arif!

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Thank you so much:)

great photo and congratulations on the almost win!

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Thank you:)

Congrats, well deserved!!

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Thank you for your support:)

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you're on a path to steem witness

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That's kind of you to say but I am not actually running:) - yet ;D

Really impressive photography. Upvoted, resteemed and tweeted. :)

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Than you very much:)

I like the way the portrait bleeds off the page on one side but you've got empty space on the other side. I think it adds tension and is unusual.

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Thanks. Yes I always try to think about composition in my photos:)

Very cool, maybe you will be interested in my work

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Thanks I will check it out.

Wow! HEARTY congratulations! I'm so happy for you. A well deserved accolade for a very talented photographer!! Super huge :D

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Thank you so much:)

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Thank you:)

Super awesome @thecryptofiend! It's always so exciting to see your work printed in a magazine, congrats :)

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These are some really, really nice shots man!! :D

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Thank you:)

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Thank you:)

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Thank you:)

Wow this is really cool, I am excited for you! and the post you made here is appreciated for sure.

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Thank you so much. It was just a really nice surprise.

Hello @thecryptofiend,

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You deserve it... I don't know much about pictures but I don't also need an expert to show me beautiful beautiful pictures... :-)

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Thank you for your kind words:)

Congratulations! What a nice surprise. Beautiful shot.

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