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The Indian warrior pictured in this famous pow-wow poster was running by me on a dead run when I snapped the exposure with my Mamiya 645 medium-format camera, VPS 160 color negative film, and 150mm Leaf shutter lens.
But the flash didn't fire, so the shadows were greatly underexposed, but the highlights were properly exposed.
However, I absolutely nailed my manual focus and timing I loved the dynamic composition and spent considerable time correcting the massive bad exposure problems caused my camera malfunction to successfully resurrect the photograph from the trash.
HOW TO CORRECT EXTREME EXPOSURE PROBLEMS
First, I had the professional wet lab make three photographic prints (because I did not have a film scanner in 2001) one print for the shadows, one print for the midranges, one printed for the highlights then I scanned all three prints into Photoshop on my flatbed scanner and stacked them together in Photoshop layers.
Next I began erasing out the bad parts from each layer until I ended up with only the best parts all in all I probably spent over 40 hours in retouching and buffing up this extreme image in Photoshop and finishing it off with a Photo shop painterly effects. The poster remains one of my most favorite and most famous Photoshopped images to date.
FAMOUS POWWOW POSTER IMAGE, 17x27 inches.
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MODEL CREDIT Professional dancer: Paris Leighton-Greene, Nez Percé Indian.
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