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Another Arizona POTN get together (3)?

 
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Jul 25, 2009 03:10 as a reply to  @ post 8339846 |  #1441

Ok, here's the first one. We shot in a busy gym, so I couldn't put up a background (even if I had one) and there were lots of mirrors to pick up my flashes and so forth. I spent a few hours trying different effects to minimize the background, and ended up with a combination of blur and vignette. Please tell me honestly what you think of my results.

My two flashes are shoot through umbrella high camera left, reflective umbrella low camera right. He turned his head towards me in this shot, kinda screwing up the lighting, but I still like it.

Unfortunately, I spent all that time working on the basic quality JPEG (shot RAW + basic) - totally forgot about the RAW file. I'm such a NOOB! :oops: I will have to go back and do it all over again to get the best sharpness.

I liked the intensity in this pic - I have others where he's not deadlifting 675 lbs. I'l post more as I get to them.

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Here's how I had my lights set up. I'd love to hear any feedback you have on this.

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Kristy - beautiful pics. That lens does have some creamy bokeh! Sharp, too!

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Jul 25, 2009 13:39 |  #1442

Kristy wrote in post #8339826 (external link)
Thanks for the compliments Randy, Ryan and Dean...

Dean show us your pics from the session.. :) So interested to see...

Got my 70-200 f/4 IS today.... First thoughts.. FLipping sharp! WOWZA. I'm in love with the bokeh.... Second thoughts... The build is not as solid as the f/2.8 model, and the lens is not as fat... but....>?? Also the saturation is not as nice as what comes off of my 24-70.. I find that interesting.

Here are a few.. view them larger here if desired http://ksnyderphoto.sm​ugmug.com …164_hFJqL#60105​1418_2Nmd3 (external link)..
no PP done, but shot in RAW so a teensy bit of sharpening... teensy...

Special thanks to my cooperative test model... :)
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Jul 27, 2009 00:48 |  #1443

Just back from the NPC USA's in Vegas... my wife was in the competition... we shot these the day after... the spray tan has the skin all messed up... but... I still like the shots we got.

I converted the image to black and white as well... just to see how it looked... I dig it.

Skin looks a little smooth with the web compression... full res image has plenty of detail.

Lighting was the Ranger RX/AS and the Deep Octa...

I have a ton of catching up to do... maybe tomorrow evening...

Talk to you all later...

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Jul 27, 2009 10:57 as a reply to  @ Hatch1921's post |  #1444

Selling B400/case + stand/brella if anyone is interested. Willing to lower price due to no shipping if we can meet.

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Jul 27, 2009 19:46 |  #1445

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Jul 27, 2009 21:50 |  #1446

Hatch:
great second set of shots. The refraction of the water doesn't work in the first set - it's doing some funny things to her lower half.
How did Betty do in the competition?




  
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Jul 27, 2009 23:14 |  #1447

Hatch,

I like the last one best.


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Jul 27, 2009 23:24 |  #1448

Pose on first set is very awkward, second set much better :)


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Jul 27, 2009 23:27 |  #1449

Hatch, You nailed it on this one!! Great shots.

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Jul 27, 2009 23:29 |  #1450

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Hatch:
great second set of shots. The refraction of the water doesn't work in the first set - it's doing some funny things to her lower half.
How did Betty do in the competition?

Yeah... I like how she looks in the shot... but the distortion isn't doing anything for me... just glad I shot more at different angles... :)

She didn't do well... at least in her mind.. .she didn't break the top 15....

My spin on it... as you know... very few people can do what they do... so...that is an accomplishment to say the least. She is a type "A" personality... so... it's never good enough! LOL

She placed 1st in Jr. Masters...won the Jr. Masters overall, and placed 2nd in her class the week before in LA.

This show was much bigger... with 47 girls in her class alone... and it was the top girls from all over the US... so... it was a tough show. She learned a lot and will go for it again next year...

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Hatch,

I like the last one best.

Thanks :)

jbrown7815 wrote in post #8354780 (external link)
Pose on first set is very awkward, second set much better :)

The water distortion is throwing the 1st one off...

Thanks for the comments all.
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Jul 27, 2009 23:30 |  #1451

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Hatch, You nailed it on this one!! Great shots.

Many thanks Randy :) I have a few others to process... but...I do like this one a lot. I have some natural light shots to work on as well... all in good time I suppose. LOL

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Jul 28, 2009 19:18 |  #1452

Man you guys are boring. :lol:

Great shots Hatch! As always... :)

Well, I went up to Colorado this past weekend to visit my dad. Took a nice little drive through Rocky Mountain National Park. Pretty nice park. The weather was really funky while there. Some parts got SNOW!! SNOW IN JULY!!! :shock:

Anywho, here are two shots that I've gone through so far...

Some lake... can't remember the name. I'll have to look it up...

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And, random spot along the road. HDR the tweaked in PS. I'm... 50/50 on this one. Not sure yet... thoughts?
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So those are those... if I like the others, I'll post them. :)

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Jul 28, 2009 19:26 |  #1453

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Man you guys are boring. :lol:

Great shots Hatch! As always... :)

Well, I went up to Colorado this past weekend to visit my dad. Took a nice little drive through Rocky Mountain National Park. Pretty nice park. The weather was really funky while there. Some parts got SNOW!! SNOW IN JULY!!! :shock:

Anywho, here are two shots that I've gone through so far...

Some lake... can't remember the name. I'll have to look it up...
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And, random spot along the road. HDR the tweaked in PS. I'm... 50/50 on this one. Not sure yet... thoughts?
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So those are those... if I like the others, I'll post them. :)

Thanks Jeremy!

I really like the first shot... the reflection is great! I wonder what the 2nd shot would look like as a high conrast black and white?

Snow in July... I would take it right about now... 115 here in the oven.. .I mean Valley.



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Jul 28, 2009 19:33 |  #1454

Hatch1921 wrote in post #8359409 (external link)
Thanks Jeremy!

I really like the first shot... the reflection is great! I wonder what the 2nd shot would look like as a high conrast black and white?

Snow in July... I would take it right about now... 115 here in the oven.. .I mean Valley.

Thanks. :)

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Jul 28, 2009 22:02 |  #1455

What is a reasonble price to charge for 3 hours of work at a wedding, my first one?


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