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Challenge 160 - Emotive Portraits

Emotive Portraits

I have really been getting into portraits lately, and find that creating portraits with a story behind them, emotion, moral statement, or fantasy, really lends itself to creativity behind the plain old portraits. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to shoot a portrait, whole body or just the face, that relays an emotive atmosphere. I encourage you all to work with light (yes we just practiced that in the last challenge), to create a mood, an emotion, or a fantasy theme. Feel free to tell your story under the image, in storybook form, or just one a one word title. The portrait and the title/story, should draw the viewer in, in both verse and imagery. The only requirements are that a head is shown (human portraits only), whether it be the back of the head, front, side, eyes, etc. The image must focus on one individual, even though other people are shown in the image. The subject of your portrait must stand out. The image must contain part of the head. Good luck, and let your knowledge of lighting from the past challenge, and your creativity, run wild.

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    The deadlines:

    Challenge Begins: Thur, May 22nd, 2008 at 00:00:00 GMT
    Challenge Ends: Monday, June 2nd, 2008 at 23:59:59 GMT

    Voting Begins: Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 at 00:00:00 GMT/Midnight
    Voting Ends: Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 at 23:59:59 GMT

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