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Aug 10, 2012 23:40 |  #1

OK, out of my comfort zone a bit. Made a huge score on a big Norman boom stand (makes my other gear look like toys...thing is huge...9 foot boom arm, 15 lb. counterweight...awesom​e), and tried it out with a shot of my family. Not the easiest shoot....that's for sure, but C&C is certainly welcome. I may try to bribe them into another session this weekend.

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Aug 11, 2012 02:06 |  #2

focus is so crisp in this it's hard to believe, very well done




  
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Aug 11, 2012 09:18 |  #3

Great Pic. Well Done.


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Aug 11, 2012 09:36 as a reply to  @ cableguy619's post |  #4

Fantastic! This is something you should be proud of. I like the post processing as well. What software did you use?
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Aug 11, 2012 09:57 as a reply to  @ John37's post |  #5

wall hanger for sure. great looking family. my only critique would be its pretty bright to the one side.


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Aug 11, 2012 10:01 |  #6

rick_reno wrote in post #14843297 (external link)
focus is so crisp in this it's hard to believe, very well done

Thanks!

cableguy619 wrote in post #14843970 (external link)
Great Pic. Well Done.

Thanks!

John37 wrote in post #14844026 (external link)
Fantastic! This is something you should be proud of. I like the post processing as well. What software did you use?
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Thank you! I used Photoshop. Played with levels a bit and I thought I'd toy around with the Orton effect to see if it would create the look I was after (dialed opacity back until I thought it looked OK). It's been so long since I've used it that I forgot the name.


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Aug 11, 2012 10:07 as a reply to  @ Scott_1469's post |  #7

Lore wrote in post #14844088 (external link)
wall hanger for sure. great looking family. my only critique would be its pretty bright to the one side.

Thank you. Yep, I noticed that light was a bit hot. Unfortunately, after dialing it back I lost momentum with the kids and smiles just didn't work on the other pictures. I have about 3 minutes tops once I call them in for the shot, so I feel like I pulled off a minor miracle.


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Aug 12, 2012 12:40 |  #8

Great family, great picture. A big ol wall hanger there.


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Aug 12, 2012 20:21 |  #9

Thanks chef


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Aug 13, 2012 05:49 |  #10

Nice work! I have three small boys, and a 1-year old girl. I want pictures of the four of them so badly, but I shudder at the stress of it - LOL! Can't imagine adding myself and hubby in there as well. :)


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Aug 13, 2012 05:54 |  #11

That is a great shot
Be proud and hang it.
Great looking family


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Aug 13, 2012 08:51 |  #12

so well done, I can't believe it was a self family portrait. The stress of just thinking of attempting it is to much for me. Everyone is smiling and happy looking, in mine someone would have been crying, most likely me.


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Aug 14, 2012 22:33 |  #13

Family self portraits are the worst. Nice job, especially for a first go at it. Agree with the comments about the light being a little hot on the right side, but you could probably calm that down a little in post...


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