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Jan 07, 2014 18:32 |  #1531

I bought a friend a 1100D as an early wedding present so just after Christmas we went off exploring the local area, cameras in hand. He's new to photography, but was interested in how my ND110 worked, so without too much thought I plonked my tripod down and fire off a shot. The composition is a mess, but considering that i'm surprised that it was anything more than an example to show my friend.

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I'm looking forward to the weather drying up a bit and heading out their again, and hopefully get some better shots. St Albans hadn't even occurred to me as a place to shoot, and it's practically on my doorstep!

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Jan 08, 2014 02:00 |  #1532

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I do use it sometimes, usually at dog training because of the zoom it's easy to do wider shots or close ups. But if I'm shooting wildlife then I use the 400L all the time.

I had a play around with some gel things on the 2nd speed light that lights the background paper today - it didn't work quite as planned and I'm not sure why yet. You can see it just lit the bottom RH corner in this shot.

he liked being wrapped up.
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I love his expression in this one, he just seems so indifferent. Such a great shot!

Do you use a white background, or is it actually grey?


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Jan 08, 2014 04:31 |  #1533

Richard1959 wrote in post #16586270 (external link)
If you have put a gel on a light it will loose you a stop or more of like so you might want to try a bump up the power of the backlight that has a gel on it

Thanks Richard, I did fiddle around with it but the spread of light just seems so small.

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I love his expression in this one, he just seems so indifferent. Such a great shot!

Do you use a white background, or is it actually grey?

it's grey - I have white, black, grey and a beige colour I haven't used yet. Morris is the master of expressions :lol: he actually really enjoys this kind of thing, I think it's the individual attention - the others were all at the door trying to get in!


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Jan 08, 2014 04:56 |  #1534

These two ^ are my favourites of the set.

The Christmas - New Year holiday period gives me my big chance to practice my people/portrait photography. Here are some of my efforts from this season...

1. Most are candids:

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2. Some are impromptu poses:
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3. Some are more formal -- at the extended family Christmas gathering there's a tradition of each family taking their turn standing on the stairs and a line of family members taking pictures:
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4. Visiting not-often seen cousins:
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5. And some new and upcoming ones:
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6. Time for reflection:
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7. Time for a sneaky bite while carving the turkey:
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8. And snacking on the left-overs the next morning:
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Jan 08, 2014 05:22 as a reply to  @ FuzzSummit's post |  #1535

Fuzz I have no idea why you think / thought you weren't good at portraits - these are excellent. Especially the first one and the last two. Really great feel to them all. What lens did you use?


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Jan 08, 2014 09:29 |  #1536

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Fuzz I have no idea why you think / thought you weren't good at portraits - these are excellent. Especially the first one and the last two. Really great feel to them all. What lens did you use?

Thank you. I guess I think of good portraiture as grizzled faces and intense/haunting stares or creamy bokeh-filled/Brenizer-type shots. :) I should probably expand my perception of portraiture or at least what I consider good portraiture.

All of these were with the 35L except for #3, which was with the Sigma 85/1.4.


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Jan 08, 2014 11:25 |  #1537

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Thank you. I guess I think of good portraiture as grizzled faces and intense/haunting stares or creamy bokeh-filled/Brenizer-type shots. :) I should probably expand my perception of portraiture or at least what I consider good portraiture.

All of these were with the 35L except for #3, which was with the Sigma 85/1.4.

yes I know what you mean - Hassleblad shots usually I think!
Did you add the vignette or does that happen naturally with the 35L?


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Jan 08, 2014 12:24 |  #1538

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Did you add the vignette or does that happen naturally with the 35L?

35L relatively wide open on a full-frame = natural vignetting. I could correct it easily with one click using the lens profile correction in LR, but I like the natural vignette look.


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Jan 08, 2014 15:47 |  #1539

FuzzSummit wrote in post #16588390 (external link)
35L relatively wide open on a full-frame = natural vignetting. I could correct it easily with one click using the lens profile correction in LR, but I like the natural vignette look.

yes I like it too.


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Jan 09, 2014 15:33 |  #1540

It's been a bit quite on here today so here's one from this evening from me.

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Jan 09, 2014 16:25 |  #1541

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It's been a bit quite on here today so here's one from this evening from me.

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that's nice Dom, I love her hair!

I had a doggy in the studio today - a springer.

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he was very sweet, but I still couldn't get the movement thing right - tried to get him catching a ball - none of the shots worked. I can do this so easily outdoors, just can't seem to get it in the studio. And yet a while back - I did - like this one. Will have to find out the differences in the settings.

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Jan 09, 2014 16:36 |  #1542

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that's nice Dom, I love her hair!

I had a doggy in the studio today - a springer.

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he was very sweet, but I still couldn't get the movement thing right - tried to get him catching a ball - none of the shots worked. I can do this so easily outdoors, just can't seem to get it in the studio. And yet a while back - I did - like this one. Will have to find out the differences in the settings.

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Thanks Penel, this was the last outing for the pink hair for a while as I've been informed tonight it's changing colour tomorrow but that's just an excuse to shot some more I think.
Love the do first one with the ball in the mouth and the third one he has a real spring in his step.


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Jan 09, 2014 18:47 |  #1543

@ Dom ~ another nice image of Kristina :) Initially I looked and thought the composition is more than just a rule breaker, just unbalanced............​..still not 100% sure in that regard but having said that the space around her & across the top is what 'makes' magazine covers to insert the masthead et al.

@ Penel ~ that Springer looks so full of character and as for the last one (what breed was he?) even without the ball in shot has lots of energy & movement.

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Jan 10, 2014 05:01 |  #1544

Gundogs wrote in post #16587562 (external link)
it's grey - I have white, black, grey and a beige colour I haven't used yet. Morris is the master of expressions :lol: he actually really enjoys this kind of thing, I think it's the individual attention - the others were all at the door trying to get in!

It might be easier to use the get the colour to show up using the white background, but I don't have much experience with anything other than white so I can't say for sure. I do know it's a case of cutting out as much of the ambient as you can, and making sure that none of your un-filtered subject light is hitting the backdrop. You can usually get away with lowering the power of the subject light and/or moving it closer to the subject. Easier with people than dogs I imagine though ;)

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The Christmas - New Year holiday period gives me my big chance to practice my people/portrait photography. Here are some of my efforts from this season...

2. Some are impromptu poses:
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Damn, and just when you had me questioning the worth of my landscape shots you go and show that my portraits need a lot of work too!

Great stuff, not at all jealous. grumble...grumble...

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@ Dom ~ another nice image of Kristina :) Initially I looked and thought the composition is more than just a rule breaker, just unbalanced............​..still not 100% sure in that regard but having said that the space around her & across the top is what 'makes' magazine covers to insert the masthead et al.

I'm with you on this one. Could've been a nice image if you'd gotten lower and shot a bit up so that her upper half was in the sky as it were Dom. As is it feels wonky, like two separate photos were stuck together or something.


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Jan 10, 2014 07:36 |  #1545

Today my boiler died! :( 13 years old. Was always a bit temperamental - now awaiting a new one £2000 bill. Not a happy bunny!


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