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Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by bentleya, 25 Jul 2009.

  1. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    Yeah, one of my favorites too, not sure why I didn't pick it. Just lazy.
     
  2. Vers

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    I see. While I have no idea in regard to what they want, or your vision, I personally like the idea of environmental, full length or at least 3/4 portraits for this type of stuff (similar to what you did with the last example). Lighting that shows off muscle tone and expression that matches the task at hand (Not smiling while hitting the bag, for example). Otherwise, if the subject isn't performing any type of physical action there should be eye contact and a general welcoming feel between the subject and the viewer. I only get that from the first woman, but unfortunately she happens to be punching a bag. Lighting wise, I understand that you're trying to give them a moody look, but it almost seems that they were shot in a dungeon which may or may not be what you want to portray, but for me being the viewer is kind of a turn off (especially if they lack in intesnity, both in terms of lighting and subject expression). I hope this doesn't come off negatively, just sharing my opinion :)
     
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    I finaly have a tripod :)
     
  4. Unicorn

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    There are some amazing photos in this thread and also some great information. A beginner can really learn some great tips just from flicking through this.

    I have a question about something that I would like to try. This post became rather long and I don't want to take this thread off topic, so I've posted it here.
     
  5. GregTheRotter

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    I ended up using the AF chart shown on this guys blog;

    http://regex.info/blog/photo-tech/focus-chart

    The one I had originally used,

    http://focustestchart.com/chart.html

    just wasn't working for me. All you have to judge by, is what is sharp, and even then, it's hard to judge. With the first one I posted a link to, you are looking at light gray blocks, numbers, writing, and it's a lot easier to use.

    I knew from previous testing, with a different AF chart, that it was front focusing. I found setting the cameras AF fine tune to +5 gave better results so I just used that as a starting point. Took 3 shots of each, checked the results, and went back and did the whole thing again. I haven't had a chance to do more testing that what I've shot of the cat, but I'm pretty sure it's a done deal now. Who knows, will do some more testing on sunday and report back.
     
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    Yup thats the lens of his I have used the most. I guess i need to do a direct comparison, but I had a look through my library and yes, the 135 is sharper most of the time. The reason i probably thought the macro was sharper is it seems to have a bit more contrast, and most of the photos ive taken so far with the 135 have been indoors, low light so some motion blur could be evident.
     
  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    15 minutes ago from my balcony. SOOC.

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    The lens flare is slightly annoying but it's the first time I shot right at the sun so I guess I'll figure it out as I go along.
     
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    D80
    35mm F2D
    Iso 100
    1/200th
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  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Veeeeeery thin DOF there. I like :naughty:
     
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    Wonderful weather today :)
     
  13. GregTheRotter

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    Hmmmm... bacon... :D
     
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    A little look at the shots from my first ever commissioned shoot! All the shots can be viewed larger here!
     
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    Starlit glass
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    starlit glass blue
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    click for large
     
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    from my trip to Malaysia as well.

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    D80 and 55mm Micro Nikkor f2.8 AI-S

    f2.8
    Iso 200
    1/60th
     
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    still playing with the fiary lights

    spray roses
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    tulip and stars
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