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Jun 16, 2011 22:37 |  #136

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WOW! is all I can say. you and your brother from another mother (Pham) puts out some serious stuff, always enjoy your work.




  
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Jun 17, 2011 13:37 |  #137

Even on 1.3x crop, this lens can still rock! :D

1/160, f4.5, 1 sb-28 on the right 1/32 power to simulate hard spot light...ISO3200 to get the ambient light in the background.

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Jun 17, 2011 13:37 |  #138

Thats a great shot sonny the lighting is perfect!!




  
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Jun 17, 2011 13:43 |  #139

Thanks Jake, it was the first time I shoot at night. Luckily we found a balcony :)


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Jun 17, 2011 16:31 |  #140

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Jun 18, 2011 05:44 |  #141

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Jun 18, 2011 07:33 as a reply to  @ chesterjohnphoto's post |  #142

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Jun 18, 2011 07:38 |  #143

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Nice shoots as usual, Ryan!


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Jun 19, 2011 12:23 |  #145

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I am still having trouble with focusing but I know its probably me and my Fibromyalgia condition. Should I start using a tripod?

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Yes! Always use a tripod when you can, and a good monopod is possibly more valuable than a tripod for everyday "snap" usage. Don't confuse focus issues with depth of field variations either. Your images are "ok," focus-wise . . . at the point the lens has set for correct focus. Then again, every lens is in focus at a specific distance and, at that distance, if it is blurry when the shutter is tripped . . . is is camera movement of some sort while the shutter is open.

Looking through this section at the large number of blurry photos (not yours though, for yours aren't severe at all) makes me wonder why folks post blurry photos to serve as example quality of the 85mm f/1.2 L lens . . . unless maybe they are posted by makers of competitive lenses! LOL

BACK TO YOUR IMAGES . . .
A tripod will force you to slow down and try different apertures taken of the same subject, at the same instant in time, to see how it affects your depth of field. Thus, you will eventually benefit of having the head knowledge to use the right aperture setting to get the effect you want! An added benefit? Your photos will be tack sharp at their exact focus distance with the camera on a secure tripod!

It isn't the camera's fault when your depth of field isn't what you want, for as a photo instructor once said, "a camera is programmed to make the same mistake EVERY time when it faces certain situations."

ANOTHER KINDLY SUGGESTION/TIP:
Avoid shooting a sitting woman at knee level. It draws the viewer's eyes to the wrong part of the image. Worse, the upper leg extending towards the camera lens distorts the legs . . . making them appear bigger than they are. It becomes a truly HUGE problem when using wide angle lenses but even using the 85mm telephoto it DOES distort a person's proportions.

A more effective suggestion would be to try to have the camera slightly above eye level, and focus on the eyes. Hope this helps. With each thoughtful critique we get better, and this is a good place to get that critique!




  
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Jun 19, 2011 18:39 |  #146

hairyjames wrote in post #12620289 (external link)
Yes! Always use a tripod when you can, and a good monopod is possibly more valuable than a tripod for everyday "snap" usage. Don't confuse focus issues with depth of field variations either. Your images are "ok," focus-wise . . . at the point the lens has set for correct focus. Then again, every lens is in focus at a specific distance and, at that distance, if it is blurry when the shutter is tripped . . . is is camera movement of some sort while the shutter is open.

Looking through this section at the large number of blurry photos (not yours though, for yours aren't severe at all) makes me wonder why folks post blurry photos to serve as example quality of the 85mm f/1.2 L lens . . . unless maybe they are posted by makers of competitive lenses! LOL

BACK TO YOUR IMAGES . . .
A tripod will force you to slow down and try different apertures taken of the same subject, at the same instant in time, to see how it affects your depth of field. Thus, you will eventually benefit of having the head knowledge to use the right aperture setting to get the effect you want! An added benefit? Your photos will be tack sharp at their exact focus distance with the camera on a secure tripod!

It isn't the camera's fault when your depth of field isn't what you want, for as a photo instructor once said, "a camera is programmed to make the same mistake EVERY time when it faces certain situations."

ANOTHER KINDLY SUGGESTION/TIP:
Avoid shooting a sitting woman at knee level. It draws the viewer's eyes to the wrong part of the image. Worse, the upper leg extending towards the camera lens distorts the legs . . . making them appear bigger than they are. It becomes a truly HUGE problem when using wide angle lenses but even using the 85mm telephoto it DOES distort a person's proportions.

A more effective suggestion would be to try to have the camera slightly above eye level, and focus on the eyes. Hope this helps. With each thoughtful critique we get better, and this is a good place to get that critique!

Thanks for the tips it really helps to get some pointers, I do think I have alot of problems shooting wide open with this lens. I have another shoot with her tomorrow at a petting zoo so will give it another go (she wanted a farm shoot lol) I keep trying to tell the model not to wear loud patterns but she always does.

I see what you mean about her legs I did make them look bigger than they are thank you for pointing that out to me. Keep up the critiques with me lately I had been thinking of selling the lens and going back to my regular 85 I once had but I know its user error not the lens. BTW I have thought about bring my tripod but its so darn heavy, so I was thinking on a monopod instead. Do you think that will help?


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Jun 19, 2011 18:57 |  #147

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Thanks for the tips it really helps to get some pointers, ....I was thinking on a monopod instead. Do you think that will help?

monopod's help, but if you're prone to heavy movement, the monopod will still move around with your breathing... i'd suggest playing with breathing technique before abandoning hand helds if carrying a tripod isn't an option.


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Jun 19, 2011 20:49 as a reply to  @ mikewinburn's post |  #148

Nodin wrote in post #12607482 (external link)
WOW! is all I can say. you and your brother from another mother (Pham) puts out some serious stuff, always enjoy your work.

x_tan wrote in post #12614626 (external link)
Nice shoots as usual, Ryan!

Thanks.

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Jun 20, 2011 01:45 |  #149

^^^^^^^^^

Great image Ryan. Very nice composition, their flowers give it a splash of color and there was even a perfect spot to frame your logo.


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Jun 20, 2011 15:57 as a reply to  @ agv8or's post |  #150

1Ds MKII shot taken with available light at Naarden's photo-festival (Holland) last week.


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