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poopinmymouth
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May 12, 2010 08:58 |  #61

Zansho wrote in post #10132200 (external link)
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Awesome. Love the skin texture, his expression, the composition, and the red bg.


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May 28, 2010 20:11 |  #62

poopinmymouth wrote in post #10166806external link
Awesome. Love the skin texture, his expression, the composition, and the red bg.

love this shot!!


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May 29, 2010 00:21 |  #63

Zansho wrote in post #10132200 (external link)
One of my shots from when I was first doing these for pay - which was about, 5-6 years ago.

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And my progress thus far!

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wow, MAD props to your progress and post processing skills


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Zansho
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May 29, 2010 09:51 |  #64

Thank you for the kind words! It was a big change for me to go from film, to digital. I'm glad I did, and I don't regret it one bit. :)


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spesmeadeus
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Dec 03, 2012 14:38 |  #65

Looking to bring this to life again.

This was taken in 2010 and it is wild to go back and see how much we (my wife and I) have grown.

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This was taken in September 2012
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When i look at the two side by side, our work is crisper now, cleaner, brighter and overall better composition. We started in 2009 and now 3 years we have grown so much. Hopping we keep growing!


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The ­ Fox
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Dec 03, 2012 23:18 |  #66

2008-

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2011-

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2012-

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Not the best but still going. Got a log of commercial work that I need to get ready for web portfolio.

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cisobe
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Dec 04, 2012 01:44 |  #67

Before:
Within the first week of getting my lights... my niece for an impromptu photo session...

IMAGE: http://cisobe.smugmug.com/Photography/Studio-Lighting-Practice/i-RmGtVG4/0/XL/IMG_4003-XL.jpg

After:
One from my wife's maternity set... Our golden, and my wife...
IMAGE: http://cisobe.smugmug.com/Photography/Kim-Maternity/i-VHNfSL3/0/XL/IMG_4401-FNL-XL.jpg

Our son, this past week... for our xmas cards...
IMAGE: http://cisobe.smugmug.com/Family/Rysen/i-Q9PXb9M/0/XL/IMG_0866-XL.jpg

Yup... definitely needs a lot more work... I thought I'd have a lot of time to practice after we had our son... How stupid was I? At least I have a somewhat willing model...

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Dec 04, 2012 01:57 |  #68

before: self portrait

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after: or you can just check out my website.
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Dec 04, 2012 10:25 |  #69

2007:

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2011:

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alintx
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Dec 04, 2012 12:29 |  #70

Fabulous!! Light positions/settings?


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Harleypugs
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Dec 04, 2012 13:23 |  #71

Thanks....

Canon 5DC with a 85L.

El-cheap-o Interfit 150 at maybe 1/4 setting with a 24x24 softbox right over my right shoulder feathered a bit.


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frugivore
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Dec 04, 2012 15:00 |  #72

I haven't been doing this picture-taking thing all that long, but I do see some improvement in my images.

This was taken earlier this year where I used single on camera direct flash showing hotspots and mixed lighting (flash/tungsten?) and poor framing on my part:

IMAGE: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8244432461_4c40250e46_z.jpg

A more recent image with dual-diffused flashes that were both gelled:

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BrandonSi
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Dec 04, 2012 21:02 |  #73

Neat idea.. a bit embarassing, but interesting to see the results.

First ever 'real' photo shoot, April 2011.

IMAGE: http://gallery.brandonharrisphotography.com/img/s4/v63/p1312357624-6.jpg


A couple more recent ones..

IMAGE: http://gallery.brandonharrisphotography.com/img/s1/v54/p1282264444-6.jpg

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Dec 04, 2012 21:43 |  #74

BrandonSi wrote in post #15327463external link
Neat idea.. a bit embarassing, but interesting to see the results.

I know what you mean. I'm not brave enough to post my older work (or even my more recent work). However, my first "real" shoot was a complete pictorial directory for my church at the time. I borrowed a Lowel Tota-Lite (nice incandescent) for key, used a 580EX II bounced off of a blue-green wall for fill, and the overhead fluorescent lights for rim. Yep, I thought that I had it all mastered at that point. I actually still use a shot from that shoot as my facebook photo to remind myself of where I have come from (though I doubt anyone else knows why I never change it). I had a face of many colors quite unintentionally...

My most recent shoot was a confirmation group at church shot with 2x White Lightning x1600's in 84" soft silver PLM's with diffusion covers sitting on fully extended 12' stands far enough back to give just a single stop of light falloff from the group to the altar and enough power to completely overpower the ambient. The results are far superior to my own eye... :)


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BrandonSi
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Dec 06, 2012 13:34 |  #75

come on people.. post..!

I don't want to have to scroll down and see my crappy 'before' picture any more.. :)


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