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Dec 01, 2013 13:02 |  #1336

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Cool! Can't wait for your shots! I'm in an early winter funk and more of a POTN fanboy than anything else these days. Not to mention my kids (99% of my subject matter) HATE the camera and I'm getting quite frustrated trying to coerce photos out of them...:(

Thanks Cory. And I know the feeling with the winter blues. Luckily my wee guy is too young to realise he doesn't like it yet so im milking it while I can


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Dec 01, 2013 14:07 |  #1337

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Thanks Cory. And I know the feeling with the winter blues. Luckily my wee guy is too young to realise he doesn't like it yet so im milking it while I can

Take advantage of it while you can, then down the road try to be slick about it...don't let him realize what you are doing! ;)

Not sure why I am posting all these shots I'm not too stoked on, but what the hey!?! I want to redo this one with a better "golden hour" and with someone sitting on the fence looking down, might be a little more interesting.
Check out the terrible air quality caused by the early winter inversion here in Boise! ick!!

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Dec 01, 2013 14:26 as a reply to  @ idsurfer's post |  #1338

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Dec 01, 2013 16:57 |  #1339

Still a decent shot Cory. I remember the inversion caps when I lived in SLC Utah. It really created some crappy air conditions during the winter.

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Take advantage of it while you can, then down the road try to be slick about it...don't let him realize what you are doing! ;)

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Dec 02, 2013 14:23 |  #1340

I am just starting to use this lens. I am by no means an expert but, so far I am liking it.

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Dec 03, 2013 15:40 |  #1344

Ben, once you get the hang of where the sweet spot is with this lens you are going to be amazed at the work it can do. Most people think it is stellar at 2-2.2, but I am comfortable at 1.8 and it really produced some great bokeh and is almost too sharp for portrait. Look forward to more from you in the future.

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Dec 04, 2013 07:08 |  #1345

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Ben, once you get the hang of where the sweet spot is with this lens you are going to be amazed at the work it can do. Most people think it is stellar at 2-2.2, but I am comfortable at 1.8 and it really produced some great bokeh and is almost too sharp for portrait. Look forward to more from you in the future.

Thank you, I am trying to practice every weekend with my friends.


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Dec 04, 2013 07:15 |  #1346

@sirquack - here is one at 2.2 and the second is 2.8. What do you think?

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Dec 04, 2013 08:46 |  #1347

Definitely got the focus much better in these shots. On the second you can still see the hard shadow from your flash. Are you using any sort of modifier on your flash? I am guessing no with the shadows that defined. You can find some really cheap shoot through umbrella's or even soft boxes that will help with that.


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Dec 04, 2013 08:50 |  #1348

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Definitely got the focus much better in these shots. On the second you can still see the hard shadow from your flash. Are you using any sort of modifier on your flash? I am guessing no with the shadows that defined. You can find some really cheap shoot through umbrella's or even soft boxes that will help with that.

I was using a my speed light with a diffuser. One issue is that the location is on a busy street in front of a business.


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Dec 04, 2013 09:38 |  #1349

i think both are overexposed. judging by the shadow, your flash is on camera left. maybe if you can angle it more to the left, raise up more and tilting down. little movements of the main light create a huge different.

but i understand you were in a hurry since you're on a busy street.

what you can do in PP to fix to flatness of the light is do dodge and burning. and lower the exposure a bit.

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Dec 04, 2013 09:42 |  #1350

Thank you, Vin, I love your work.


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