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Sep 19, 2012 04:46 |  #151

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They were intended to be B&W shots, so I don't have the color.

It doesn't matter what body or lens. You could do this with a Rebel and an 85mm 1.8 and the only difference would be the resolution.

Never a truer word spoken, the lighting on those b/w is superb. I get some crit on my shots which can sound harsh but if you take it on board and listen hopefully it helps you to progress. No one knows it all but there are guys on here that know a lot more than others.


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Sep 19, 2012 23:35 |  #152

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Sep 20, 2012 08:51 |  #153

That is a much better photo. The light on her shoulder and dress is a tad hot. I would have her fix the dress so you don't see the bra. Posing wise the way she is standing it looks like her stomach is being pushed out a bit - the stance makes her look bigger than she probably really is. Perhaps the arm is being held against the body as well? Hard to say for sure on that one.


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Sep 20, 2012 10:23 |  #154

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That is a much better photo. The light on her shoulder and dress is a tad hot. I would have her fix the dress so you don't see the bra. Posing wise the way she is standing it looks like her stomach is being pushed out a bit - the stance makes her look bigger than she probably really is. Perhaps the arm is being held against the body as well? Hard to say for sure on that one.

Nope she's pretty tall and what not. Everything you see is exactly how you see it :lol:

I do agree on the bra but I wanted to keep it fairly natural. I did PS the tag out though.


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Sep 20, 2012 11:16 |  #155

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Nope she's pretty tall and what not. Everything you see is exactly how you see it :lol:

I do agree on the bra but I wanted to keep it fairly natural. I did PS the tag out though.

By bigger I'm not talking about height.


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Sep 20, 2012 12:58 |  #156

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I post a few landscapes here and there. Mostly I'm comfortable with my work and I have other photographers who review my work and I review theirs. I mainly come here to help other people by giving critiques. Actual critiques. Not free pats on the back and "good jobs". If something is wrong, I will tell you. If you want more information, just ask. But here I attached a shot. This was an impromptu shoot done in natural light, no modifiers, taken from the camera and converted to B&W. This was done while I was explaining to some other local photographers what to look for when photographing in natural light and looking for where you can use light when you don't have a flash or reflector or anything with you. Second was from the same situation, showing how to use natural lighting conditions to mimic studio lighting, adding depth and dimension to a photo - even how you can find a place with great lighting in the middle of town, get catchlights in the eyes and turn out a good photo with completely natural lighting - at mid-day too. Also, before these photos I had never been to this location before so I had no idea where to go and had to figure it out on the fly - which was part of the lesson here.

Loving this guys ego.
So we have a model standing infront of a brick wall in the shade with natural light coming in on one side.... This shot can easily be taken with a cellphone and 5 mins of PS.


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Sep 20, 2012 13:22 |  #157

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Loving this guys ego.
So we have a model standing infront of a brick wall in the shade with natural light coming in on one side.... This shot can easily be taken with a cellphone and 5 mins of PS.

lol...looks like you have a lot more to learn too.

Could you do this with a cellphone? Nope.

SOOC, no PS needed here. Posted to show what you could do with minimal equipment.


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Sep 20, 2012 14:00 |  #158

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lol...looks like you have a lot more to learn too.

Could you do this with a cellphone? Nope.

SOOC, no PS needed here. Posted to show what you could do with minimal equipment.

I agree with you 100%. I'm nowhere near my peak as a photographer and have a ton to learn. In fact, I plan to keep learning my for as long as im shooting.

Unlike you as I'm sure you have already grown as much as you ever will as a photographer.


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Sep 20, 2012 14:20 |  #159

I'm sorry I'm coming into this conversation late. I too think you don't need very expensive gear for great pictures. I even prefer good old film. Does the $400 budget include the Photoshop, Lightroom, or whatever software you are using and the computer you are running it on?


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Sep 20, 2012 14:39 |  #160

I'm new here. Are all threads this hostile?

BTW, I'm southern so I'm used to tanned women. What's wrong with the skin tones?




  
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Sep 20, 2012 15:14 |  #161

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I'm new here. Are all threads this hostile?

BTW, I'm southern so I'm used to tanned women. What's wrong with the skin tones?

Purple is not a good skin tone. If your skin really is purple you should go see a doctor.


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Sep 20, 2012 15:14 |  #162

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I agree with you 100%. I'm nowhere near my peak as a photographer and have a ton to learn. In fact, I plan to keep learning my for as long as im shooting.

Unlike you as I'm sure you have already grown as much as you ever will as a photographer.

I still have a lot to learn myself. That doesn't mean that I won't offer advice to others to help them get better.


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Sep 20, 2012 15:24 |  #163

love the slip'n slide photo on your flickr mat. great photos :D

some people drank a lil too much haterade this morning :P


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Sep 20, 2012 15:32 |  #164

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Purple is not a good skin tone. If your skin really is purple you should go see a doctor.

I'll agree with that statement.




  
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Sep 20, 2012 15:32 |  #165

MDavey wrote in post #15018816 (external link)
Nope she's pretty tall and what not. Everything you see is exactly how you see it :lol:

I do agree on the bra but I wanted to keep it fairly natural. I did PS the tag out though.

Numenorean wrote in post #15019032 (external link)
By bigger I'm not talking about height.

Yeah Matt... he is referring to how flattering the pose is (or is not). Take a look at the back of her arm. It looks like her arm is simply resting against her body which in turn pushes out that bit of "flab" at the back. If she had just put her hand on her waist so her arm wasn't touching her body it would make her arm look thinner. Even on a girl that is already skinny, small adjustments like that will make a difference.


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