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Mar 01, 2013 06:20 |  #31

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Diggin the new drops-- Shot this with an ND to get the setting at F/2.8

Just curious....Your lights will not go low enough for f/2.8 iso 100 or are you set up for f/8 and its just easier to slap on a 3 stop ND. (or)I guess maybe your studio is bright and you are getting other light sources contaminating the scene at 2.8?


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Mar 01, 2013 08:34 |  #32

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Just curious....Your lights will not go low enough for f/2.8 iso 100 or are you set up for f/8 and its just easier to slap on a 3 stop ND. (or)I guess maybe your studio is bright and you are getting other light sources contaminating the scene at 2.8?


I have 6 lights. I only have 2 AB400's that will get me down to F/2.8. My studio is set up in our basement. SO its just easier to set my ambient at F/5.6 for a lot of the work im doing.

12x28' on direction and 16x32' the other direction making it L shaped. So once i get my lighting set for shots i want, i dont want to start messing with the settings every time i want to change DOF perspective, so an ND lets me do this w/o having to change my settings continually. I will lower the lighting when i want to shoot at F/2.0.


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Mar 01, 2013 21:02 |  #33

I lit an arrow on fire last year.


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Mar 02, 2013 08:19 |  #34

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I lit an arrow on fire last year.

Cool:)

Thanks for answering my question Mike.


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Mar 03, 2013 09:46 |  #35

I have been reading this first part of this thread now for a couple of weeks. You guys are incredible. Your work is stunning and your willingness to help is awesome. I have a few seniors scheduled for the upcoming spring, maybe I will be bold enough to post some shots..... Then again maybe not :)




  
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Mar 03, 2013 11:48 |  #36

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I have been reading this first part of this thread now for a couple of weeks. You guys are incredible. Your work is stunning and your willingness to help is awesome. I have a few seniors scheduled for the upcoming spring, maybe I will be bold enough to post some shots..... Then again maybe not :)

You should post shots, for sure. Getting advice and tips from the seasoned pros here is one of the fastest ways to improve.


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Mar 04, 2013 11:00 |  #37

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You should post shots, for sure. Getting advice and tips from the seasoned pros here is one of the fastest ways to improve.

I agree. Bring 'em on. Sometimes it might sting a little, but those are the lessons you remember, not the atta-boys.


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Mar 04, 2013 20:00 |  #38

Here's some of my crap from this year since I haven't posted in forever!


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Mar 04, 2013 20:18 |  #39

Some of your crap looks great. :)

That almost sounds negative. All of your crap looks great.


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Mar 04, 2013 22:04 as a reply to  @ JakAHearts's post |  #40

JakAHearts wrote in post #15671779 (external link)
You should post shots, for sure. Getting advice and tips from the seasoned pros here is one of the fastest ways to improve.

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I agree. Bring 'em on. Sometimes it might sting a little, but those are the lessons you remember, not the atta-boys.

Well I'm a first time poster in here! I'm hesitant to post, especially after seeing everyone else's work in here.

The wind was blowing 25-30mph yesterday so we got in out of the nasty weather and found an abandoned warehouse. I've just started going thru this set of pics and here's the first one... it seems a tad overexposed on his face which i've tried to bring down a little bit, and I cut off his feet! :-/ C&C would be great, thanks!

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Mar 05, 2013 07:05 |  #41

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Well I'm a first time poster in here! I'm hesitant to post, especially after seeing everyone else's work in here.

The wind was blowing 25-30mph yesterday so we got in out of the nasty weather and found an abandoned warehouse. I've just started going thru this set of pics and here's the first one... it seems a tad overexposed on his face which i've tried to bring down a little bit, and I cut off his feet! :-/ C&C would be great, thanks!

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Hey, dont be silly. That looks great. The pose is nice and the light is nice as well. Great job on using a backlight to seperate him from the dark background. I dont know if you posed his hands that way but it looks natural for him. I think its a fantastic image. My only critiue is that background is so dark. I think a 1/3 or 2 stop brighter back there would really add some depth to the image. Maybe burn down hightlight just above his head also. Really though, those are afterthoughts and really nit picking. Its a great image and you shouldnt be afraid to post at all. :D


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Mar 05, 2013 07:56 |  #42

Thanks a lot for the feedback. I actually darkened the background a tad because I thought it may have been too bright.


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Mar 05, 2013 08:54 |  #43

I wanna take pictures like Tiffany (sevillafox) when I grow up. :)


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Mar 05, 2013 09:38 |  #44

Tiffany and Bryan, gorgeous work from both of you!

I finally got another senior. Why does there have to be so many cheap hacks in this town? lol Anyways, enough whining. This girl was drop dead gorgeous (and TALL...5'10"!) and a natural in front of the camera. I didn't have to do much at all as far as posing goes...she was constantly moving and changing her pose...must watch America's Top Model or something but it was awesome. Here are a few faves. I still have over 250 images in her LR catalog and no clue how I'll narrow them down.

50L + natural light in these shots...

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70-200L II + natural light + 52" white round reflector in these...
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Back to the 50L...natural light...
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50L plus OCF (580 EX II) shot through a white umbrella...boyfriend acted as a human light stand for me. lol
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AND the 85L + natural light here...
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Mar 05, 2013 09:52 |  #45

LisaJH wrote in post #15679115 (external link)
I finally got another senior. Why does there have to be so many cheap hacks in this town? lol Anyways, enough whining.

The ones that goes to the cheap photographers, would they have spent that much any way? :)

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Great work! This one is my favorite of the series!

I am behind on my senior spokesmodels search this year, I almost had one but she flaked. I had a few signed by this point and some prospective ones by this time last year. but it seems a good % of my reps last year never got around to doing their picture viewing, partly my fault I guess for not constantly reminding them. :)

Tiff, im surprised you are doing the free session for your spokesmodels? I thought you made them pay in previous years. :D


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