Taking Pictures

© Mario Aguilar

<b> Taking Pictures </b>

Uploaded: August 31, 2007 21:56:32


I shot myself in the studio today. Manual focus by trial and error. Used 3 strobes. Placed all the images together in PS CS. Hope ya'll enjoy it!


Carol Teal August 31, 2007

Very creative! I love the tie! #727578

Pat Gamwell August 31, 2007

EXTREMELY well done, Mario! Excellent PS work, very creative and wonderfully presented. #4730394

Mario Aguilar September 01, 2007

Thank you ladies! #4730425

Autum Rhoades September 21, 2007

Super cool, Mario! Congrats on your finalist! #4820839

September 21, 2007

Wonderful image! Great work! #4820846

Vikram Jamwal September 21, 2007

Wonderful image Mario that you have created here!!! Congratulations - Everything you have done to it makes it wonderful image!!! A Winner! Best wishes! -vikram #4822159

Crossroad Photography September 21, 2007

Clever and creative! Congrats on your finalist! #4824010

Mario Aguilar September 21, 2007

Thank you everyone... I appreciate your comments. There is a much better version of this image in my gallery if you care to take a quick look. #4825119

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 21, 2007

Love the fun and creativity, Mario!
Congratulations on this finalist!
Prediction: We'll see this one again!
--Lisa #4825237

Colleen Farrell September 21, 2007

I love this, Mario! Beautifully done--congratulations on your finalist! #4825430

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 21, 2007

Congratulations Mario on your Finalist...Dominick #4825555

Casey A. Hanson September 22, 2007

I love this Mario...very well done! Love the Yankees hats... :0) #4826925

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 23, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4832868

Meghan Gonski September 24, 2007

This is an amazing photo. A lot of thought and time was put into this. Great job, it's so unique and funny. #4835928

Mario Aguilar September 24, 2007

Thank you again everyone. I had fun making this image and putting it together. #4836154

Susan T. Evans level-classic September 24, 2007

Congrats Mario on this awesome first place win and wow so creative. #4837875

Evy Johansen level-classic September 24, 2007

Big congratulations on your first place win, Mario!! #4837877

Cyn Valentine September 24, 2007

Awesome image.. congratulations!!! #4838127

Shawn Jennings September 24, 2007

Great work, Mario! Congratulations on your win! #4838170

RC Fritz September 24, 2007

Congratulations on your WIN!! #4838242

Lorri Shane September 24, 2007

Congratulations, Mario! What a fun image and very creative! A well deserved WIN! #4838279

Chastity Abbott September 24, 2007

I LOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!!!!!!! it looks so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE CONGRATS and gosh at the work that went into this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep it up! :) #4838302

Marsha S. Smith September 24, 2007

Has to be one of my favorite shots of all times. So funny and so perfect!
Congratulations!! #4838596

Kate Jackson September 24, 2007

Congrats Mario on a super fun shot! #4838610

anonymous September 24, 2007

Congratulations Mario on your fantastic First Place Win! B- #4839089

Monika Sapek September 24, 2007

Many congratulations on your really well executed idea and your fantastic Win, Mario!

Mario Aguilar September 24, 2007

Thank you everyone. I appreciate all you comments. This is my first 1st place and I'm pretty psyched. Thank you all again! #4839390

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 24, 2007

BIG congrat's on your beautiful first place win!!!
Peaches #4839423

Diana L. Ralph September 24, 2007

MOST EXCELLENT!!! Congratulations! #4839459

Diana L. Ralph September 24, 2007

MOST EXCELLENT!!! Congratulations! #4839687

Susan M. Hembree September 24, 2007

What fantastic editing, Mario! I really had thought these were different people. Congratulations on a very well deserved 1st place! #4840287

Vikram Jamwal September 24, 2007

Congrats on your win Mario! #4840845

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 24, 2007

Mario, Congratulations on your first place winner. #4840876

James Quantz Jr. September 24, 2007

Congrats, Mario! JQ #4840924

Jill Odice level-classic September 25, 2007

Don't know where my comment went about this, but I knew when I saw it that it should get 1st place! trhis is great! #4841700

Esra Belgin September 25, 2007

Excellent shot, Mario. Congratulations on your win. #4843641

Jill Flynn September 25, 2007

Kudos for putting this together Mario! Great job and congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win! #4843994

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 25, 2007

Brilliant work and idea, Mario! Congratulations on your magnificent First Place win! #4844171

Wendy Stevenson September 25, 2007

Fantastic image and post work Mario!! Love the fun and colour in this very creative well done FIRST PLACE WIN!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! #4844730

Cora Miller level-classic September 25, 2007

What a fun image. Congratulations on your win. #4846780

Cliff & Patti Smith September 26, 2007

A big congratulations on your well deserved 1st place win Mario! Your images are awesome and, I predict you will go far in your career! I could spend all day looking at your gallery! #4848040

Vicki Zoller September 26, 2007

I love photos that make me smile and this made me smile BIG TIME!!! Excellent work both in the studio and in the digital darkroom!! Now I must go see the rest of your gallery!
Congrats to you...you earned it! #4848126

Bill Houghton September 28, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful win Mario. You deserve it. Bill

My Photo Gallery:

Bill Houghton Photography #4855809

Craig J. C. September 28, 2007

classic! #4858228

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 29, 2007

Mario, excellent colors, detail, clarity, exposure, lighting and PS work; big congratulations on your First Place Win! #4861603

Kristi A. Howson September 30, 2007

Mario, congratulations on your First Place Winner!!! Great shot and funny too!!! #4865257

Mario Aguilar September 30, 2007

Thank you again everyone. I'm glad to see that you all have a sense of humor. #4867092

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 01, 2007

Congratulations Mario on your First place win!!!

Dominick #4871059

October 02, 2007

Very funny and well-thought out! Congrats! #4873079

Denise Denomy October 04, 2007

Fantastic! Whimsical! The contrast is outstanding! Congratulations on your win! #4881779

Cathy M. Gromball October 07, 2007

Congratulations on your wonderful First Place win, Mario!

Cathy :) #4894049

Mario Aguilar October 07, 2007

Muchas Gracias!

Jojie F. Alcantara October 11, 2007

Congratulations, Mario. Love your multiplicity shot. A real winner. :-) #4910684

Avril Young December 05, 2007

wow...clap, fantastically done...
Congrats...lots of work done here!!!

Cheryl Meisel December 05, 2007

I super enjoyed it laughingggggg it's a hoot! GREAT WORK! Wonderful fun shot!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this neat one!
Cherylm #5171049

Cheryl Meisel December 05, 2007

I super enjoyed it laughingggggg it's a hoot! GREAT WORK! Wonderful fun shot!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this neat one!
Cherylm #5171050

Cheryl Meisel December 05, 2007

I super enjoyed it laughingggggg it's a hoot! GREAT WORK! Wonderful fun shot!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this neat one!
Cherylm #5171051

Karen Engelbreth December 05, 2007

Fantastic image - big congrats on your WIN and POTD, Mario! #5171090

Susie Peek-Swint December 05, 2007

Very creative Mario .. many congrats on your win and POTD! #5171160

Michelle Alton December 05, 2007

Mario, Congratulations on this wonderfully creative and highly amusing photo. It certainly deserves all the honors that it received. It's brilliant!
Michelle #5171175

Joy Rector December 05, 2007

congrats on the POTD #5171187

Josselyne Klecanda December 05, 2007

Great creative work, love it. #5171365

Debbi Smirnoff December 05, 2007

LOL This is GREAT!!

Debbi #5171438

Cesar J. La Rosa December 05, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS on this FUNtastic Winner, Mario!!! Excellent work and very well-deserved First Place and POTD!!!
Cesar #5171464

Michelle N. Russell December 05, 2007

This is so fun! Thank you for sharing and Congratulations!! #5171697

Cheryl Meisel December 05, 2007

Super good work on this wild and FUN shot! Great going!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this wonderful piece of work!
Cherylm #5171726

Susan Cliett December 05, 2007

Cool shot!!! Very creative!! #5171758

December 05, 2007

Great image and the work you have done.
You have earend you rewards.
Gary C. #5171763

Donna La Mattino Pagakis December 05, 2007

A very creative self portrait, nicely conceived. Congratulations on your potd and win Mario! #5171986

Mary Clarke December 05, 2007

Fantastic image Mario, congratulations on POTD and your first place win #5172419

Patricia Ronan December 05, 2007

Great image, congrats on your win and POTD:) #5172830

Mario Aguilar December 05, 2007

WoW... This is my first POTD... I've gotten a lot of comments on this image. This is one of my favorites along with the image titled New York, NY. Thank you all... I appreciate all your encouragement. Enjoy! #5172885

Lindley Johnson level-classic December 05, 2007

Great fun, Mario, and a terrific colorful and creative image! Congratulations on your win and POTD. #5173222

Anita Bower December 07, 2007

I love photos that make me smile! Thank you for such an excellent and humorous and clever photo!!! #5178273

Michelle L. Frick December 07, 2007

This is incredible Mario! Very clever and so well put together - you look like you'd be so much fun to shoot with! Makes your clients very lucky indeed!! Congratulations on your Winner and POTD! #5179492

RC Fritz December 11, 2007

Congratulation again, Mario!
ยง:^D) #5197008

Renee C. Bynum June 12, 2009

Congrats! Totally awesome PS work and very unique and creative idea :) #7624469

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