Terry Walters  

Title suggestions? by Terry Walters

August 2019 - Title suggestions?

August 2019 - Terry Walters


About the Image(s)

Something different this month. I took this at the end of a prison location shoot, the only light was from a sodium lamp on the building across the courtyard, so ISO 32,000 @ F4, 0.4 sec. Very grainy so thought it would suit a newspaper and voila, this is what I ended up with for a creative competition.

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7 comments posted

Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
This is a fun creative way to make something unique out of that high ISO grainy pic. I think your newspaper design is perfect, and the nod about being fooled is great as well.

Don't have much to say about the pic / composite itself. The processing and colors look natural for a newspaper photo.

When I see this woman, it makes me think she is breaking in (and someone else out) vs. escaping herself. The "warning shots" message is ominous and adds to the scene -- maybe you could title it "Prison Break - Shots Fired" or something like that.   Posted: 08/01/2019 08:48:44

Richard Huang   Richard Huang
Hi Terry. This is very creative. I love it. I might give it a try next time. And I like the 'Did he fool me?' sign.

The newspaper is too straight forward to me. It comes with a benefit to see more of the picture. But to make it more real, I would suggest to switch the angle a little bit, so that viewer won't straightly look at the picture. Or, maybe add a something to the picture together with the newspaper, i.e. a pen, a cup of coffee, glasses, etc.

I might convert picture into BNW with the title of the newspaper in color, to make the newspaper looks more real...

Great work.   Posted: 08/01/2019 09:35:54

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
I think its super fun! And pretty realistic, except for the "zombie" in the title. Can you chat about how you fixed the sodium lamp coloring and any other fixes you did to get the pic ready for the newspaper?

How did you do in competition? So creative!   Posted: 08/01/2019 10:25:29

Terry Walters   Terry Walters
Way too much time was spent on this, the initial image was put through Topaz Denoise, then Topaz Adjust (Exposure), then sharpened. The adjustment to B+W was with a green filter, then finally Levels.
The paper was photographed on the kitchen table, and parts cropped out and others cloned to nothing and blended to remove all trace. The text I added was then given a Gaussian blur to make it look more line the actual paper text.
The figure is a character from the Walking Dead series, hence Zombie Killer in the headline.
Thanks for all your comments, especially the idea to add a cup of coffee and/or some glasses. I've recycled that newspaper now so have a new one from the weekend (only get 1 per week for the big crossword) to try again before the competition in October.
  Posted: 08/04/2019 14:01:04
Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Thanks for all the background on your workflow, Terry! Great results and I'd love to try it sometime!   Posted: 08/04/2019 19:24:59

Alan Welch   Alan Welch
This is the kind of thing that I like. It encompases the photo and great computer work. I like this kind of challenge.
The processing on the computer is a great part of my love of photography. Nicely done.   Posted: 08/07/2019 18:01:03

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
Just wanted to mention that every time I look at this, I like it even more! I'm looking forward to your glasses, coffee cup, etc., version!   Posted: 08/15/2019 08:24:16