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Portrait of a gamer...

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by Flyfishdk, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Flyfishdk

    Flyfishdk

    515
    Nov 1, 2006
    Denmark
    Hi all

    I got an assignment from the news paper I freelance for, "make some portraits of the first danish pro computer gamer (fifa soccer)"

    Hmm very difficult I thought I can make the normal shoots of him in front of a computer... id did them.... just to be safe... but I thought that I had to be creative... almost all kids would be in wonderland if they could make money of playing computer.. how can I show that..... I made this portrait of the guy... for me the shadow is a symbol dreaming... Does it work do you think?
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    NIKON D300    ---    28mm    f/7.1    1/250s    ISO 250


    I also made this of his "golden" hands....
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    NIKON D300    ---    40mm    f/5.0    1/125s    ISO 250
     
  2. Does he get paid to play WoW? Hehe.

    Great images - very unique and I love the shadow play.
     
  3. ...nevermind, just noticed the controller doesn't look like it would belong with WoW.
     
  4. EssieK

    EssieK Guest

    That first one works very well! I like the imagery from that shot - and coupled with a nice tagline you've got the entire story there :) 

    Not so sure about the 2nd one though - but for an article about a pro-gamer I guess you must include a shot of his "tools" :) 
     
  5. fks

    fks

    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    hi nico-

    the shadow is great, with the uptilted similar to the classic superman pose. but the look on his face doesn't match; to be honest, he looks dopey.

    ricky
     
  6. I like the first one and the idea of the dreaming-shadow , the second one might look better with more dof .
     
  7. Flyfishdk

    Flyfishdk

    515
    Nov 1, 2006
    Denmark
    Hi all

    thanks for the nice feedback... I agree with the face expression... he is a gamer.. he plays 10 hr a day... very difficult to get him act natural... I agree about the second one.. more dof would have been better..

    Stacey: he plays Fifa soccer..
     
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