Peter Elliston  

In hiding by Peter Elliston

August 2022 - In hiding

August 2022 - Peter Elliston


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Details: This is a studio shot. I have several images of Amie the model in different poses and costumes. In this one I was aiming for a kind of secretive, special agent, fugitive type shot. Previously I called this ‘Aimie - checks and lines’ drawing attention to the various lines and patterns in the image but now think that is not as good as ‘In hiding’ - perhaps you’ll let me know what you think. Both might be terrible! Taken on a Sony 7RM3 1/180@f5.6 ISO 400. I have done a fair bit of work on this image on her face and by using Silver Efex. I have not airbrushed her face because I wanted a more natural look. Since taking this I realise that shots like these with blinds have become something of a photographic cliche but I still think they can add a touch of drama to an image.

6 comments posted

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Great expression and very good pose. The only thing I would change is to make the face a little softer and work on some small blemishes. I brought the image into camera raw and put a Radial Gradient filter around her face and took down the clarity and texture and lighten her skin a little. I did the same with her hands and darken them a little. I also made her lips a little darker to give them more contrast.   Posted: 08/02/2022 22:52:34
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Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Peter,
"In Hiding" is my choice for the title. You captured her eyes nicely with a stream of light. Her expression sets the mood. The shadows and lines created by the blinds adds to the mysterious story. Tack sharp throughout. You did a fantastic job creating an image of a spy "in hiding".   Posted: 08/04/2022 09:20:52

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Hi Peter. I think you've captured a superb studio portrait. I love the play of light and shadows and the feeling of intrigue in your image. A great example of a classic Film Noir vibe. No suggestions. Well done.   Posted: 08/04/2022 12:23:17

Gerard Blair   Gerard Blair
Peter, I think this is a very effective great of light and shadow and yes others have used this before but I think your shot does it well. I love the lips - not the usual pose.
At this resolution, the blemishes on the face are not so obvious but with more definition I would suggest that since the whole scene is so clearly staged that not touching up the face seems a little cruel; I would consider the "spot healer" in photoshop (no pun intended).   Posted: 08/06/2022 10:46:53

Kathleen McCrary   Kathleen McCrary
Hi Peter - The first thing I notice about this image is the stripes of light and shade from the blinds. I really like the effect on the jacket because it adds to the mystery. I find myself wishing the hat didn't come down so close to the eyes because the eyes are very expressive and I want them featured more. Just a thought! A very interesting image.   Posted: 08/07/2022 15:20:38

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
You have a well-conceived shot, you had a good model, and the effect is great.
One comment. The shadow across the middle of the model's face crosses the opening of her nostrils. I think it would look better if it crossed in the open between her nostrils and her upper lip. Or across her nose, but under her eyes.   Posted: 08/07/2022 20:26:02


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