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Sep 19, 2012 08:05 |  #3076

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The question Im wondering out loud from a photography sense is… A swimsuit model shoot like this… does it work? Traditionally, the standard has been clean skin.

More than a couple of great points, Harpo :) I'd like to try and answer your last one... well, the perception impact lies with... well... the beholder. So it all comes down to the targeted audience/market. If the target is pretty young and into body art sure it'll make sense to have a model the public can identify herself with.


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Sep 19, 2012 08:19 |  #3077

Agent Provocateur wrote in post #15013292 (external link)
So it all comes down to the targeted audience/market. If the target is pretty young and into body art sure it'll make sense to have a model the public can identify herself with.

Agree completely. That image wouldn't go over very well in the AARP magazine. :p (American Association for Retired Persons, for those not in the US, and no, Im not old enough to receive it, yet!)


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Sep 19, 2012 09:20 |  #3078

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Agree with you AbPho. Gonzo, it is still about the broader sense of photography, as seen through the eyes of Canon. Always amazes me how one persons opinion draws such criticism, I think you did good with the shot Gonzo, still see a decline in young peoples self respect that obviously radiates outward.

Guess everybody's just supposed to say "ooh , aaah, good job"

For the record, I'd be happy if she chose me to shoot her as well. Ooops, not supposed to talk about the models.....

No, feel free to criticize the work. Its my work and I can handle reasonable criticism. But she didnt sign up to be critiqued and opening up the door to critiquing the models (or non models) leads to a slippery slope where people start taking cheap shots. "Good shot, but boy your wife is fat, or your kid is ugly".. Its a distraction, especially in a lens sample thread.




  
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Sep 19, 2012 09:26 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #3079

Perhaps, but it is a free world. And seeing all the responses a lot of people agree with my original comment.

If she was that sensitive about her looks then maybe she should not have given you permission to post her image in a public forum.


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Sep 19, 2012 09:40 |  #3080

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If no one else says anything, you begin to wonder. Me, I'm no big fan of the washed out or faded look some people use--but this--this is phenomenal portraiture. I love it.


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Sep 19, 2012 10:12 |  #3081

sharad.medhavi wrote in post #15009110 (external link)
Beautiful set Thomason!
Are these wide open, or with a stopped down aperture?

All taken with f2


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Sep 19, 2012 11:32 |  #3082

Point taken Gonzo. Other points also well stated. Life is a learning curve...life on the web can indeed be a slippery slope as one deals with people of vastly different cultures and backgrounds placed on the same level playing field.

Also agree that the portrait above is a classic and well done!


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Sep 19, 2012 11:47 |  #3083

Dankata wrote in post #15011851 (external link)
This lens is just awesome, no panorama :D

Thanks! I was down on the ground so I can blur foreground and background, the composition is very important when you use this lens wide open :D

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Sep 19, 2012 11:58 |  #3084

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Nice PP! love it...




  
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Sep 19, 2012 18:56 |  #3085

N.O.R.E. wrote in post #15010921 (external link)
good stuff on last couple pages.

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very cool :) Did you add those lines and objects to the bokeh lights or is that how it came out? I like it!

I"m sure it's been asked before, but how much better would you guys say the 135 f2L is compared to the canon 85mm 1.8? Not that I'm planning on getting the 135 before going full frame, but.. just wondering if I should point myself in first getting the 85 or focus on the longer transition to FF and this 135L, which will undoubtedly be one of the first lenses I invest in. It's more than 2x the price of the 85mm (which I guess I would still use on the FF)


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Sep 19, 2012 20:45 as a reply to  @ hyogen's post |  #3086

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Sep 19, 2012 20:56 |  #3087

Hyogen,
Which focal length would you use more and enjoy? Both are stupid sharp and the 85 will have the speed edge. Do you find yourself at the long or short end of a lens and is there any money left over after buying your kitties kibble ;-)a
I love long lenses- 300/4,135/2,100/2.8 and 1.4x. My wide angle kit consists of a $40 18-55 and the kit lens of my 40D, the 28-135.


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Sep 20, 2012 03:01 |  #3089

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Hyogen,
Which focal length would you use more and enjoy? Both are stupid sharp and the 85 will have the speed edge. Do you find yourself at the long or short end of a lens and is there any money left over after buying your kitties kibble ;-)a
I love long lenses- 300/4,135/2,100/2.8 and 1.4x. My wide angle kit consists of a $40 18-55 and the kit lens of my 40D, the 28-135.

I would probably use the sigma 50mm 1.4 a little more than the 85mm 1.8. There aren't too many instances where I want more length, but when I do have the space it'd be nice to take portraits at a far distance and get creamier backgrounds. I believe DOF is actually about the same for these two lenses for the same framing distance.... but the 85mm 1.8 will have more compression, giving it the blurrier look.

I rarely touch my 30mm 1.4... i find this is only good for group dinner photos in a dark restaurant, outdoors, a club, etc..


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Sep 20, 2012 08:09 |  #3090

Very nice. Odd to think that when you are down on the royal mile that you don't realize how close the water is.


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