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"I'd like high resolution photos of everyone. What I'll be doing is cutting them out and making a montage in photoshop. I'd like 2 poses; one looking off into the distance somewhere (or rather, just not straight at the camera) and one looking into the camera. For each of these poses, i'd like one smiling and one straight-faced/unsmiling - AND one cropped tightly (head and shoulders) and one full-body in the frame. So a total of 8 different options. And the most important thing: that they be photographed against a plain white background (this is crucial for masking out the background in photoshop)."

-- Frankie Butler, Chess Life Art Director

 

The following photos submitted by Keith Rodriquez were found excellent by Frankie Butler, so they are a good guide for the photos by the remaining members of the team. Of course, the samples as shown below were reduced in size considerably for web use. Keith's original digital files were 1 meg in size.

Another approach was taken by Michael Millstone. See:

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=13j7uj13.2ph76j1b&x=0&y=-tr6n76.

Michael created an on-line album of his photos that Frankie could copy. One example is shown at the bottom of this page.

-- Franklin

Keith Rodriguez
Cropped tightly (head and shoulders)
Serious Smiling
looking off into the distance somewhere (or rather, just not straight at the camera)
looking into the camera

 

Full-body in the frame

Serious Smiling
looking off into the distance somewhere (or rather, just not straight at the camera)
looking into the camera

 

Jason Bokar samples

 

Ken Reinhart samples

 

Bob Rizzo samples

 

Michael Millstone samples
See his complete on-line album at:
http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=13j7uj13.2ph76j1b&x=0&y=-tr6n76

 

Corky Schakel samples

 

Franklin Campbell samples

 

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