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Bobbi Meyer
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« on: December 23, 2009, 11:32:30 AM »

A lot of beginners on here ask for critiques on their mounts.

So Im going to try and outline what types of photos are needed
BEFORE you post, so it will save you time and you wont need to
Run back and forth between the forum and your mount, dragging your camera
With you! LOL

If possible take the mount outside, so the lighting is good.
If that isnt possible, just use whatever means you have to get enough light for good,
clear pictures.

Hope these tips help you out.

My own personal preference is that you post the pictures BEFORE the mount is dry.
This way things can still be moved or adjusted.
Once the mount is dry, redoing things is MUCH more involved.

DO however, blow the fur as dry as possible before posting the pics.
A nice fluffy animal is easier to work with, as you can tell where the final hair
patterns will be, if it is blown dry and groomed.

When possible, Im going to use live deer pictures rather than pictures of mounted
Deer in case you want to use the photos as reference.

First off well start with the basic frontal shots.

We need a good picture of the brisket area.
Just squat in front of the deer so its a straight on shot.



Next we need a straight on shot of the head neck area.




Now we need a side shot  of the whole head



A close up of the eyes




A front shot of the eyes.




A front shot of the nose



A side shot of the nose.




Additional shot you may want to take would be one from the back.






The same basic principals apply to mammals, but add a shot of the legs/paws and tail.
and blow the FUR dry before posting pics

« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 09:15:30 AM by Bobbi Meyer » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 12:01:03 PM »

sweet good thinkin bobbi hehe i love the critique posts but ur right the pics are almost always craptastic wonder if this could be stickied in the beginners section and gamehead section so peopel would always see it first

good on yas

joe
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 12:03:00 PM »

Very nice Bobbi. That's GREAT advice.
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 12:06:57 PM »

Great idea Bobbi,, and yes, I added the reference photo's.

Thanks
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 12:13:20 PM »

Nice work Bobbi. In Fact I would say; Flawless. Everything is so Natural looking. You should win ANY competition you enter!  GL
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 12:14:55 PM »

you would have to report to the moderator and ask for a sticky...I can't report my own post
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2009, 12:17:16 PM »

Nice work Bobbi. In Fact I would say; Flawless. Everything is so Natural looking. You should win ANY competition you enter!  GL

too funny!
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2009, 12:41:49 PM »

You might want to tell the newb that mounted that deer, that the right ear looks like it might be a bit low. Judging by the yellowing of the inner ear, I'm also going to guess they used that crappy ear epoxy from McKenzie. It wouldn't hurt if they back brushed that brow a little while it was still wet, and the edge of the deer's left ear has a spot that doesn't look very crisp.

Good examples of what's needed for a more informative critique Bobbi.
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 12:50:23 PM »

I thought the same thing Cole, but I felt sorry for the guy since he was "new" LOL
sorry I had to swipe your pic, but couldn't find a live deer in the pose I wanted !
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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2009, 12:56:38 PM »

I'm honored that a pic of mine is allowed to grace the pages of a Meyer thread. ;D
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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009, 01:19:28 PM »

blushing!
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009, 03:42:38 PM »

good idea to put this in a post. should make it sticky, i know it will help me when i need a critique on my first
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2009, 12:24:57 AM »

its about time someone did this. thanks bobbi
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2009, 07:53:48 AM »

if someone could mention it to ken he may be able to sticky this, if you think it's a good idea?

also, if you think there are some other shots that may prove useful, or if you have a better reference pic, let me know and I'll edit the original post and add them.
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2009, 08:40:07 PM »

excellent idea! Thanks Bobbi
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