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Apr 17, 2012 15:55 |  #7261

just wanna share a couple shots

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Apr 17, 2012 15:57 |  #7262

jmalonear wrote in post #14282026 (external link)
I have nothing against the projector presentation...just stating my iPad has given me the same results, and with a better looking image I might add. The clarity of the iPad images is a big difference. And as far as taking turns...usually one parent is all that comes with the senior, but even when they both do show up...I have three chairs side by side, the one in the middle holds the iPad during the slideshow and they can all see with no problem.

Jay, does that app you use work well for making selections? Then what do you do to get your selections into Lightroom, go through manually with ipad and LR?


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Apr 17, 2012 16:12 |  #7263

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Jay, does that app you use work well for making selections? Then what do you do to get your selections into Lightroom, go through manually with ipad and LR?

You can rate the images 1-5 stars then choose which ones you want to view. However, I personally never use that. I have a printed order form that I have with me, and when they say....I want this one in an 11X14. I look below the image and write down the file number. That goes on my order form. I then build my order manually.


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Apr 17, 2012 16:58 |  #7264

jmalonear wrote in post #14282483 (external link)
You can rate the images 1-5 stars then choose which ones you want to view. However, I personally never use that. I have a printed order form that I have with me, and when they say....I want this one in an 11X14. I look below the image and write down the file number. That goes on my order form. I then build my order manually.

Thats basically what I do to, write down the picture numbers they like, then move those over to a folder and go through them again to narrow it down a bit further and get the order they want. this works great for regular prints as well as albums, accordion albums, storyboards etc. Im not sure how I would do that in lightroom, it would be nice to do a paperless method.


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Apr 17, 2012 17:38 |  #7265

captevo wrote in post #14282399 (external link)
just wanna share a couple shots

Bravo! I like them all but number one is top notch and my favorite of the bunch. Nice work.

Which prime did you use? (on number 2 especially)


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Apr 17, 2012 17:52 |  #7266

GerryDavid wrote in post #14282705 (external link)
Thats basically what I do to, write down the picture numbers they like, then move those over to a folder and go through them again to narrow it down a bit further and get the order they want. this works great for regular prints as well as albums, accordion albums, storyboards etc. Im not sure how I would do that in lightroom, it would be nice to do a paperless method.

How are you presenting the images to your clients?


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Apr 17, 2012 18:04 |  #7267

Right nwo on a laptop with a large screen using windows picture viewer. I would like to do a projector just so everyone in the room gets a better view of the pictures. I don't tend to sell many big prints other than 11x14 or 16x20 storyboards, but I do sell lots of albums.


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Apr 17, 2012 18:16 |  #7268

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Bravo! I like them all but number one is top notch and my favorite of the bunch. Nice work.

Which prime did you use? (on number 2 especially)

Watch ...

It's probably the 70-200mm or something like that - lol

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Apr 17, 2012 18:23 |  #7269

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Watch ...

It's probably the 70-200mm or something like that - lol

:cool:

Hehe, I was thinking the 135 or one of the 85's. If I can get that bokeh from 2.8 I'd be all over it though. Just seems a lot of the time when these portraits jump at me it's the 135. Must own.


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Apr 17, 2012 18:24 |  #7270

mdvaden wrote in post #14283081 (external link)
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It's probably the 70-200mm or something like that - lol

:cool:

Originally Posted by CptTripps
Bravo! I like them all but number one is top notch and my favorite of the bunch. Nice work.

Which prime did you use? (on number 2 especially)

Thank you both :)
It was 85mm 1.2. I always shoot portrait with this lens.
135mm if they want headshot.


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Apr 17, 2012 18:26 |  #7271

CptTripps wrote in post #14283115 (external link)
Hehe, I was thinking the 135 or one of the 85's. If I can get that bokeh from 2.8 I'd be all over it though. Just seems a lot of the time when these portraits jump at me it's the 135. Must own.

You win ... If you follow his Flickr link, they submitted the photo to the 85/1.2 forum....


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Apr 17, 2012 18:48 |  #7272

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Thank you both :)
It was 85mm 1.2. I always shoot portrait with this lens.
135mm if they want headshot.

Good to know. So do you usually shoot wide open or close to it when in the sun? Some look like natural light, but i see a catch light in number two and assume a flash was used. I'm just curious if I could get away with a couple speedlights through an umbrella in HSS (guessing not unless I have 5-6 of em) or an ND filter and a beefed up monolight with battery.

Anyway, sorry to threadjack, they are fantastic senior photos, I'm sure a certain someone along with the parents are pretty stoked.


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Apr 17, 2012 19:09 |  #7273

I usually have my strobe in BD and ND filter, but the cloud came out of nowhere that day, so i just use natual light, and you're correct, i had a 580ex turned on in some shot as fill (-2; very effective).

Depends on how far i am from the subject, i try to shoot wide open as often as possible, and try to use the sun as 'hair light'

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Apr 17, 2012 20:29 |  #7274

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Apr 17, 2012 20:50 |  #7275

I like this shot Kyle. To me, the pose is semi awkward and his expression is meh. Ive read from several fantastic photogs that a subjects shoulders and face should never face the same direction and to always turn their hips away from the camera, usually about 45 degrees. Granted, I know very well how high school boys can be with pictures. Probably even more so if mom forced him into doing them in his graduation gown. Did you gel your lightsource? There seems an odd color balance between the outside daylight and your inside light. If this is just indoor tungsten light, then that would explain it as well. The good news is the exposure is pretty good and the colors are fantastic. His skin doesnt look plastic either. :-)

A tiny detail that I feel should have been fixed in an image like this one is to have turned the tassel so that the year numbers were visible.

Hope that helps! Its a honest critique that I wish people would give me more often. :D


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