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11-14-2012, 10:23 PM
I spent some time on the weekend with a friend from my karate club. We were shooting some shots to use to create a poster for our karate club and this is what we came up with...




11-14-2012, 11:30 PM
Well I think 3 is the best of this set it has a good composition. Number 1 could be great, but to me the face is a little blurry and it needs a bit of fill in flash. And number 2 is a nice crisp silhouette. I think if you can get number one perfect, you'll have the perfect poster right there!

11-15-2012, 07:52 AM
I concur with Realist exactly!

11-15-2012, 08:20 AM
I like this set. Technically, I favour shot 3 here.
But if the goal is to promote Karate in Halifax, maybe the concept in shot 1 is best.
If that is the case then it occurs to me if reshooting is easy, that it might be cool if the model's leg was level with the green roof and close enough that there is no space between the roof and the leg.
That way it might look like he's karate kicking the roof in. Just a thought.

11-15-2012, 08:48 AM
Thanks, Realist, Bambi, and Marko. Critique right on the mark. I think we'll probably drop the cityscape ones anyway because I suspect it'll make the poster too busy. I've handed over all my reasonable images from the day to a friend of a friend who's going to do the design for free. I'll try to remember to post the final result.

I like your idea Marko. Giving the town clock the boot would have been cool. I hadn't thought of that.

11-15-2012, 09:21 AM
I think everyone pretty much covered my thoughts. :) I too prefer three technically but like the idea of them all!

11-15-2012, 11:33 PM
Nice set. 2 & 3 for me - I do find the background in the 1st a little busy

11-16-2012, 02:05 PM
Thanks, kat and Runmonty.

11-30-2012, 09:36 AM
I favor shots 2 and 3. In 2 the silhouette is sharp and the kick perfectly matches the horizon (I don't know how difficult that was to achieve). Number 3, the stance, the slanting rocks, the focused expression on his face and the sharness is dead on. You have two different concepts accomplished beautifully.

12-01-2012, 12:13 PM
#1 - I like the idea but I find in this composition the background a bit distracting.
#2 - Like this one, but I find the tree on the right a bit distracting.
#3 - The best. Simple but effective.

12-02-2012, 10:15 PM
Thanks, Smiley and asnow.

Funny, that tree has people either hating it or loving it and I myself am not 100% sure. I kinda like the little bit of nature but it does steal from the main subject a bit.

#3 is definitely my fav as well. The angles worked out well and I think it will likely make a great poster. :fingerscr

12-07-2012, 08:33 AM

I actually like #2. Only two changes I would try, would be to have his leg more towards the top 3rd line, and remove the bush/tree to the right. I think the silhouette adds a bit mystery to the shot, and fits in well with the martial arts theme.

12-07-2012, 09:25 PM
Thanks, Bucky.

12-13-2012, 04:58 AM
Sorry, missed this. All three do work, but #3 really stands out for me with the feet firmly planted in this stance on the strong solid rock, along with the intense facial expression.