Brian Magor, APSA, MPSA  

Portraits by Brian Magor, APSA, MPSA

January 2020 - Portraits

January 2020 - Brian Magor, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

Took this original image at the PSA Conference in Spokane.
Wanted to do something different for our camera club's people competition so tried different filters in a programme called Image Cartoonizer. Didn't like most of them but thought this effect might be worth something. Judging will be on 17th Jan - when we come back from Skiing at the end of January will tell you what the judge thought. In the meantime what do you think?
Olympus OMD EM! mark 2, Lumix Vario f 2.8 35-100mm lens (equivalent to 70-200) at 60mm(equivalent to 120mm), f5.6, ISO 640

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
(Groups 73 & 94)
Not something I would ever think to do.....but it is unique. Taking the image and making it dreamy or muted to match the pose would be where my mind would go. It is a very sharp and clean image of the individual (and clearly done to allow artistic expression with the bland background) but the posing would not lead me to a cartoonish interpretation. I don't think it is bad (just not something I would think to do), but I will give it unique and creative.   Posted: 01/09/2020 11:14:51

Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
The original image does draw the eye in. The white clothe separates the person from the darker backdrop. In terms of the various filters, they are certainly unique. In terms of judging, the bright colors may bring in the judge's interest, but overall, I personally don't thing it will score well. Looking forward to see how this image scores.   Posted: 01/09/2020 20:19:49

Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
Good start for Andy Warhol inspired editing. Lends well to commercial media and to making social statements about current or popular events. Soften the effect somewhat to get a more manual edit to them but also keeping them uniform. notice Andy Warhol sometimes make subtle differences like painting one thing in an image a different color. check out his Marilyn Monroe and soup cans. It is fun to play.   Posted: 01/11/2020 11:44:48

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
I found the creative images to be very interesting. However, I'm not sure about having 4 sets in one image...If I were judging, and I judged clubs, salons, etc. for almost 40 years, I would have a hard time with the 4 images in one....but, that's just my opinion...I do like the effect but would have preferred a single image.   Posted: 01/18/2020 00:34:11

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
(Groups 8 & 18)
Just great ! And I do like the 4 up creation. I could see this as a big seller in an art fair!   Posted: 01/20/2020 15:10:56

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Adelet really nailed the artistic origins of this style--Andy Warhol. See the attached sample of the MM images she refers to. Your technique is very compelling. I really like the way the four images came out.   Posted: 01/22/2020 23:30:44
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Brian Magor   Brian Magor
Judge liked the image at our Club People competition but didn't give it any awards. To use a British saying - it's like Marmite - you either love it or hate it!   Posted: 01/30/2020 06:23:39