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Nov 27, 2012 18:26 |  #16

these are so sharp, I just cut myself.
Very good IQ and color.
Did you do any PP? Can you please share your set-up / lighting? Esp for the first 2.




  
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Nov 28, 2012 00:16 |  #17

facedodge wrote in post #15296081 (external link)
These are great! The lighting/PP on number 2 is especially good. You should hang it on your wall. You may be pushed to crop tighter though. I like it the way it is, but my lady seems to always want it tighter on the people in the photos whenever I take environmental shots like this. If you print it big enough that may not be an issue.

Thanks facedodge. The surroundings and the light were so beautiful, I couldn't ignore it. I figured it was ok if the surroundings competed with the subject, makes for a more intersting picture.:)


luckybamboo13 wrote in post #15296405 (external link)
very nice series.. i like #7 great catch

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SoCalTiger wrote in post #15296452 (external link)
These are all really excellent. Love them all. Excellent DOF.

If this pictures are "soft", then the uncompressed ones must look amazing.

Thanks Tiger!

tomholman wrote in post #15296788 (external link)
These are great!

Thanks Tom!

ryan_caldero wrote in post #15296831 (external link)
Do you mind telling what you did for post processing on how you got the warm yellowish tone?

ps_n_dslr wrote in post #15297268 (external link)
these are so sharp, I just cut myself.
Very good IQ and color.
Did you do any PP? Can you please share your set-up / lighting? Esp for the first 2.

I used a Canon 5d3 for #2 with a 70-200L 2.8, I lit the subjects with a single 600ex-rt zoomed to 20mm, plus 3 compensation, HSS, thru an umbrella. I used PS for pp (cs5). I usually shoot at 5600 kelvin, then if I want more warmth, I usually add a color balance layer and add reds and yellows. Then just adjust opacity and mask off the subjects. After that, I add contrast with either a gradient map set to soft light, or a Curves layer adjustment, s-curve (soft light). I do 90 percent of my processing using levels though with a quick mask. it's hard to explain, but I hope u get the idea.


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Dec 08, 2012 12:24 |  #18

SubliM3 wrote in post #15298461 (external link)
I used a Canon 5d3 for #2 with a 70-200L 2.8, I lit the subjects with a single 600ex-rt zoomed to 20mm, plus 3 compensation, HSS, thru an umbrella. I used PS for pp (cs5). I usually shoot at 5600 kelvin, then if I want more warmth, I usually add a color balance layer and add reds and yellows. Then just adjust opacity and mask off the subjects. After that, I add contrast with either a gradient map set to soft light, or a Curves layer adjustment, s-curve (soft light). I do 90 percent of my processing using levels though with a quick mask. it's hard to explain, but I hope u get the idea.

I'm gonna need to see a video of you PPing an image... you know, for science! :mrgreen:

Really though, these are amazing as is your other work which I've seen on 500px. I typically do all my PP in Lightroom. Would really love to learn how to get a similar look like these have. Sounds like I need to jump into PhotoShop and play around.


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Dec 08, 2012 12:40 |  #19

Great location and family


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Dec 09, 2012 14:55 |  #20

These are beautiful, I wish I had your Quality issues. lol


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Dec 09, 2012 16:39 |  #21

Thanks guys, I appreciate it! Here's one more of my nephew and niece:

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Dec 10, 2012 03:17 |  #22

Wow... just wow... #2 looks like they were literally pasted into the image. Subjects are so sharp and the background blur is so creamy/smooth. WOW. I would kill to be able to take nice pics like these!


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Dec 10, 2012 18:58 |  #23

Thanks fashionrider, it looks like u certainly have the gear to do it, you're perfectly capable.:)


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Dec 11, 2012 15:04 |  #24

These shots are unreal! :)

The first two look like composites. That compression is serious! Do you have any family shots without the strobe?


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Dec 11, 2012 16:00 |  #25

these are perfect dude . great job


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Dec 11, 2012 17:54 as a reply to  @ chrisvanbeekum's post |  #26

Great photos! I am curious about the PP work though, was there anything done with the DOF in PP or was that part of it all done on camera? I'm wondering this because like other people were stating it looked like they were just pasted on there almost as if the DOF is too perfect lol. Or is that just the kinda effect you can accomplish with a lens that has a long focal length?


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Dec 11, 2012 20:50 |  #27

He mentioned that he used a strobe for the first two shots so that could explain the color difference of the family to the background. He also used layer masks in PS so that he could warm up the background without over-warming the family.

He might have also used so sort of ND filter to shoot with a strobe at such a wide aperture.

He has me looking at the 70-200 f/2.8L as a serious lens to get, though I am trying my hardest to stick with my guns and get the 135L.


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Dec 11, 2012 21:02 |  #28

short_wave wrote in post #15354305 (external link)
These shots are unreal! :)

The first two look like composites. That compression is serious! Do you have any family shots without the strobe?

I don't think I have any without using the strobe. Here's an example of one using available/natural light:

IMAGE: http://mitcht.smugmug.com/Portfolio/Favorite-Portraits/i-kPs72j5/0/L/L28A8751-L.jpg


chrisvanbeekum wrote in post #15354521 (external link)
these are perfect dude . great job

Thanks chris!

lbcyalater wrote in post #15355027 (external link)
Great photos! I am curious about the PP work though, was there anything done with the DOF in PP or was that part of it all done on camera? I'm wondering this because like other people were stating it looked like they were just pasted on there almost as if the DOF is too perfect lol. Or is that just the kinda effect you can accomplish with a lens that has a long focal length?

No PP on the depth of field. You can achieve this effect without resorting to a Brenizer technique. If shooting with your 70-200, zoom in all the way, then back up until u achieve almost a wider angle. You wold be shooting at a distance from your subjects, but they will definitely separate from the bg. I often do this using an 85L at 1.4. I would back up pretty far, then shoot wide open. In PP, I never apply global sharpening, I usually just do a high pass filter on my subjects, then mask off the bg too preserve the camera's natural bokeh.


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Dec 11, 2012 21:04 |  #29

short_wave wrote in post #15355674 (external link)
He mentioned that he used a strobe for the first two shots so that could explain the color difference of the family to the background. He also used layer masks in PS so that he could warm up the background without over-warming the family.

He might have also used so sort of ND filter to shoot with a strobe at such a wide aperture.

He has me looking at the 70-200 f/2.8L as a serious lens to get, though I am trying my hardest to stick with my guns and get the 135L.

Thanks shortwave, you're dead on. I didn't use an ND filter though but simply relied on my high speed sync so I shoot beyond the limited 1/250. 135L is an awesome lens, I think it has better bokeh than the 85L.


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Dec 12, 2012 05:34 |  #30

I remember you mentioning HSS so that explains the wide aperture. Love that natural light image! Hopefully I'll be getting that 135L soon...Christmas is right around the corner! :)


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