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Equipment & Techniques => Medium Format / Film / Digital Backs – and Large Sensor Photography => Topic started by: dustblue on October 17, 2008, 02:19:52 AM

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 17, 2008, 02:19:52 AM
Many photographers here are professionals, who count their life on their works.
Since this is a professionals' forum in some extent, I think if we have a thread which people could post their proud works here, and have a place to talk about them, all users here would benefit.

So let's focus on the technics, not the equipments; the art side, not the hardware side.
In the end you are what you shoot, not what camera you use.

And if you like, you can add who are the clients, what's the layout,  where is your inspirition comes from, and how you did it.
Of coz you could just post a image but say nothing, it's ok because just enjoying a great picture is already good enough  .

Edit:We don't care whether it's a commissioned work or a self promotion(personal) one, as long as you are serious and proud of it, it would have a place here!

I'll start with some pics for Harper's Bazaar, the editor wants some shiny effects, so I did this (still not finished retouching):
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Nick-T on October 17, 2008, 02:43:52 AM
Quote from: dustblue
I'll start with some pics for Harper's Bazaar, the editor wants some shiny effects, so I did this (still not finished retouching):
Thanks for starting the thread Dustblue and lovely pics, always nice to look at well executed shots.

Nick-T
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 17, 2008, 04:49:06 AM
Thank you Nick. I hope this works.
dustblue

Quote from: Nick-T
Thanks for starting the thread Dustblue and lovely pics, always nice to look at well executed shots.

Nick-T
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: flashfredrikson on October 17, 2008, 05:14:42 AM
For german KultMag. P45+ on H2
The whole magazine can be found on kultmodelagency.com
cheers,
martin

[attachment=8993:mfriedrich_kult1.jpg] [attachment=8994:mfriedrich_kult2.jpg] [attachment=8995:mfriedrich_kult3.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on October 17, 2008, 05:51:11 AM
Nice shots, Dustblue!

Thierry

Quote from: dustblue
I'll start with some pics for Harper's Bazaar, the editor wants some shiny effects, so I did this (still not finished retouching):
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 17, 2008, 05:58:18 AM
I like the head shot, especially the moody color and big aperture.

to Thierry: thanks a lot:)

Quote from: flashfredrikson
For german KultMag. P45+ on H2
The whole magazine can be found on kultmodelagency.com
cheers,
martin

[attachment=8993:mfriedrich_kult1.jpg] [attachment=8994:mfriedrich_kult2.jpg] [attachment=8995:mfriedrich_kult3.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 17, 2008, 07:36:25 AM
from my industry serial of left places.
for exhibition purposes. 160 x 160 cm.
[attachment=8999:081016_1...e75_1223.jpg]

the image is brighter in LL after the upload than the original although everything`s sRGB.
why?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tho_mas on October 17, 2008, 09:25:00 AM
Dear Rainer,

beautiful one again. I like the distortion and the resulting "spin". Attracts like an undertow.
Few colors - actually red and cyan - well balanced.
A bit scary and gloomy but without pointing out this ambiance too much...
Like it very much!

Quote from: rainer_v
the image is brighter in LL after the upload than the original although everything`s sRGB.
why?
do you use a color managed webbrowser?

Best Regards,
Thomas
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 17, 2008, 09:57:02 AM
Quote from: tho_mas
Dear Rainer,

beautiful one again. I like the distortion and the resulting "spin". Attracts like an undertow.
Few colors - actually red and cyan - well balanced.
A bit scary and gloomy but without pointing out this ambiance too much...
Like it very much!

 do you use a color managed webbrowser?

Best Regards,
Thomas
thanks a lot thomas.
i use firefox.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tho_mas on October 17, 2008, 10:11:42 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
i use firefox.
Firefox has CMS. Did you enable it?
CMS in Firefox must be activated by the user ... at least in the beta versions you had to activate it manually (maybe in the final release that's default).
adress - type: about:config
press enter
confirm warning
Look for the entry: "gfx.color_management.enabled"
set "true" (or just doubleclick)
edit: restart firefox

Maybe this solves it... ?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on October 17, 2008, 06:38:43 PM
I shot this for an editorial.  

Edited:  Now that I see it after uploading to LL, color is off, I think its in ProPhoto RGB. Too magenta in the highlights, too bronzed out in the mids. Its a little dark as well.  This is a JPEG that came back from prepress.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on October 17, 2008, 07:50:33 PM
Here's one from a series that's heading for exhibition.

Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on October 17, 2008, 09:04:22 PM
Beautiful!

Thierry

Quote from: Murray Fredericks
Here's one from a series that's heading for exhibition.

Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 17, 2008, 11:47:53 PM
Here's a couple more of a 1937 Peugoet I shot last summer.  It's just recently slowed down enough for me to work on a few things that are more passion than profit.  Even though the car looks a bit out of place in the overhead I think it still works with the rest of the series (shown in the first Recent Works thread).  Jim

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[attachment=9016:fender_d...0010_dc5.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on October 18, 2008, 12:10:32 AM
Image before final production retouching to fit our client's advertising campaign.
I will try to post the add when we get it ready.
Rz67 with A75a at ISO50
2.8/250 ?
http://AndreNapier.com (http://AndreNapier.com)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on October 18, 2008, 02:45:15 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's a couple more of a 1937 Peugoet I shot last summer.  It's just recently slowed down enough for me to work on a few things that are more passion than profit.  Even though the car looks a bit out of place in the overhead I think it still works with the rest of the series (shown in the first Recent Works thread).  Jim

[attachment=9017:down_view_0008_dc6.jpg]
[attachment=9016:fender_d...0010_dc5.jpg]

Really nice.  

My father is a car collector.  These old Peugeots are really beautiful.  My father has several 1935 Hudsons, a Hornet and a Terraplane, among others.  He had a Terraplane shot a few years ago in LA, I wish you had shot it!

T
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 18, 2008, 03:55:09 AM
Jim:
It's great to see your excellent works again. I just watched your whole website, it takes me 2 hours..and I want to say I really love your works, especially the vintage series. They are just perfect curves, perfect highlights and perfect color. Oh and I love Jimi Hendrix too!  He is my hero when I was a lead guitar in a college band.

Just two questions:
1.how do you avoid yourself to appear in the reflective surface? or do you retouch them off?
2.the second photo you post, is it a composition or you just shoot it under the sun?

Thanks again for sharing!

Regards
Dustblue

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's a couple more of a 1937 Peugoet I shot last summer.  It's just recently slowed down enough for me to work on a few things that are more passion than profit.  Even though the car looks a bit out of place in the overhead I think it still works with the rest of the series (shown in the first Recent Works thread).  Jim

[attachment=9017:down_view_0008_dc6.jpg]
[attachment=9016:fender_d...0010_dc5.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on October 18, 2008, 07:12:13 AM
This car with its shapes AND the shots are just BEAUTIFUL: a pleasure for the eyes.
Continue to show us such nice things and thanks!

Thierry

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's a couple more of a 1937 Peugoet I shot last summer.  It's just recently slowed down enough for me to work on a few things that are more passion than profit.  Even though the car looks a bit out of place in the overhead I think it still works with the rest of the series (shown in the first Recent Works thread).  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 18, 2008, 08:29:16 AM
Thanks for all the positive comments!  I really appreciate them.  To answer Dustblue's questions,  the vehicles were shot in my studio (there's a picture of it in the Studio thread) and the images were assembled and retouched (by me).  The fender detail had a variety of tripod legs to remove and the overhead actually was two shots with my light bank lighting either side of the vehicle and then the two captures blended together.  Dustblue, my website is in the process of a major overhaul and in a couple of weeks will have a considerable amount of new content.  By the way, the first concert I ever attended was Jimi Hendrix, he played at the Masonic Temple in Detroit in 1968.  I was in bands too, luckily for me I traded my bass guitar for an old Nikon F!  Thanks again, Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: avelpavel on October 18, 2008, 08:38:29 AM
[attachment=9023:pastrovi...o_vetri1.jpg]


This will be my new promo card to Ad around.

It has been my lunch after discovering new DB prices...  


Cheers



Roberto



Emotion 54LV/RZ67
_________________________
www.robertopastrovicchio.com
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on October 18, 2008, 08:55:22 AM
That's a nice shot, Roberto. I like the colours composition.

Thierry

Quote from: avelpavel
[attachment=9023:pastrovi...o_vetri1.jpg]


This will be my new promo card to Ad around.

It has been my lunch after discovering new DB prices...  


Cheers



Roberto



Emotion 54LV/RZ67
_________________________
www.robertopastrovicchio.com
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 18, 2008, 08:56:06 AM
Jim:
Luckily for me that I don't have to trade my vintage stratocastor for a camera, I still love it:)
I'm sure I'll go to your website when it's refreshed, thank you for that!

Regards,
Dustblue

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Thanks for all the positive comments!  I really appreciate them.  To answer Dustblue's questions,  the vehicles were shot in my studio (there's a picture of it in the Studio thread) and the images were assembled and retouched (by me).  The fender detail had a variety of tripod legs to remove and the overhead actually was two shots with my light bank lighting either side of the vehicle and then the two captures blended together.  Dustblue, my website is in the process of a major overhaul and in a couple of weeks will have a considerable amount of new content.  By the way, the first concert I ever attended was Jimi Hendrix, he played at the Masonic Temple in Detroit in 1968.  I was in bands too, luckily for me I traded my bass guitar for an old Nikon F!  Thanks again, Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: avelpavel on October 18, 2008, 09:38:51 AM
Thanks for your appreciation, above all I'm enjoying the 54LV very much, it's like a brand new start from small format to medium. Amazing!


Kind regards


Roberto



Quote from: thsinar
That's a nice shot, Roberto. I like the colours composition.

Thierry
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BernardLanguillier on October 18, 2008, 10:50:14 AM
Like this one, Mamiya ZD:



Cheers,
Bernard


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: hubell on October 18, 2008, 11:15:49 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Thanks for all the positive comments!  I really appreciate them.  To answer Dustblue's questions,  the vehicles were shot in my studio (there's a picture of it in the Studio thread) and the images were assembled and retouched (by me).  The fender detail had a variety of tripod legs to remove and the overhead actually was two shots with my light bank lighting either side of the vehicle and then the two captures blended together.  Dustblue, my website is in the process of a major overhaul and in a couple of weeks will have a considerable amount of new content.  By the way, the first concert I ever attended was Jimi Hendrix, he played at the Masonic Temple in Detroit in 1968.  I was in bands too, luckily for me I traded my bass guitar for an old Nikon F!  Thanks again, Jim

Jim:
I was at that same concert in 1968.
That, and the Stones concert at Olympia in 1969, are seared in my memory.
Howard
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 18, 2008, 11:30:08 AM
Sorry to say I missed the Stones concert, although I've seen them many times since.  I was at a rock memorabilia show a couple of years ago and picked up the poster for the Hendrix show.  I'll shoot it and send it off to you.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on October 18, 2008, 01:36:50 PM
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on October 18, 2008, 01:46:57 PM
I think it is supposed to. It looks like a 'broken glass burger'
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on October 18, 2008, 02:58:21 PM
I totally missed the glass  But that one spot still takes my eye away from the rest of the shot.

Quote from: Dustbak
I think it is supposed to. It looks like a 'broken glass burger'
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on October 18, 2008, 03:03:02 PM
Test shot. Just starting to play with other subjects outside my normal architorture work. Any comment since this is my first food shots welcome.

(1-2) H2 with 120 Macro Leaf Aptus 75 (3) H2 with 80 mm
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on October 18, 2008, 03:23:55 PM
(1) H2 80mm Leaf Aptus 75 (2) H2 120 macro Leaf Aptus 75
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: avelpavel on October 18, 2008, 04:44:30 PM
It's amazing how weird is the behaviour of glass when you pile it up, like multiple shifted lenses.

That's correct, it's a broken glass burger as Dustback said, we have a saying in our town when you are not happy to do something: then we said "it's better a broken glass burger..."(or something similar).

Just a different kind of food shot, just sharper.  


Roberto

_________________________
www.robertopastrovicchio.com



Quote from: pixjohn
I totally missed the glass  But that one spot still takes my eye away from the rest of the shot.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on October 18, 2008, 05:45:55 PM
I like this shot as I had the idea of this dancer Bobby somersaulting in air over zebra crossing to illustrate his dance style and after working out positioning I did a few shots and got what I'd previsualised, but it lacked a little something. But when Juan [chap in background] appeared I asked him to do a handstand and got Bobby to do another flip. Only took the one shot as it was exactly as I wanted. Well without repainting road markings to make them more symmetrical.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3191/2845517481_55f381c403_o.jpg)

As an aside, I posted this on another forum to illustrate why a 5D was more than adequate for dance photography as if you simply take the shot at right moment, then a fast motordrive is not needed. The amount of abuse I got for daring to suggest a camera that only does 2.5/3fps [?] was good enough for dance photography was astonishing. I was also attacked for the over-Photoshopped image - ironic as the image look/quality is just the JPEG straight out of camera to quickly stick up on Flickr, not the processed RAW file!
It always amazes me how loudly people like to proclaim their lack of knowledge.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on October 18, 2008, 06:04:45 PM
I lost a similar image a while ago in a hard disk crash, and had requests to buy prints of it so I had to wait for a decent evening to re-shoot it, which happened tonight:

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/pano2_900wide.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rudy Torres on October 18, 2008, 06:34:13 PM
Graham

Fantastic shot.

- Rudy Torres
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rudy Torres on October 18, 2008, 06:39:30 PM
Not as fancy as some other posts but classic headshots still get me going.
Here is one from the other day.
Mamiya 645II with ZD Back 150mm 3.5 lens hand held wide open so a little soft.

- Rudy Torres
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Arminw on October 18, 2008, 07:46:09 PM
Just a couple of images form a series I did for a jewellery designer shot on a 120 mm Macro H3dII 39 ....
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on October 18, 2008, 08:06:31 PM
A Recent Interior!


Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 18, 2008, 09:08:06 PM
Nice Murray, Haven't seen too many with a bird in it.  Cool!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on October 18, 2008, 10:16:57 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Nice Murray, Haven't seen too many with a bird in it.  Cool!  Jim


Yep,

we had a bird handler there and the bird was trained to be used to flash!

The client was extremely patient with the whole process, even while the bird went 'woopsies' (as the handler called it) all over the floor!

Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Wayne Fox on October 18, 2008, 10:43:25 PM
Quote from: Murray Fredericks
Here's one from a series that's heading for exhibition.

Murray


Very nice.  Mind sharing camera/lens?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on October 18, 2008, 10:50:10 PM
Quote from: Wayne Fox
Mind sharing camera/lens?
Cheers!

Shot on an Alpa SWA, with a 24mm APO Digitar XL, Sinar 75LV Back.

Cheers

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: hubell on October 19, 2008, 12:43:10 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Sorry to say I missed the Stones concert, although I've seen them many times since.  I was at a rock memorabilia show a couple of years ago and picked up the poster for the Hendrix show.  I'll shoot it and send it off to you.  Jim

Thanks.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 19, 2008, 02:46:56 AM
Graham:

Very nice color and great composition!
Just a litte disappointment: the messy(sort of) foreground. I was always bothered by it too when I try to shoot some panorama for buildings like this, some times it's just impossible to find a higher eye point...

btw It's hard to see some of the photos which are not directly uploaded to LL, some times it's even impossible to see them. I tried many proxies to watch your photo this time (infact all your photos posted here recently, I have to find proxies for them...)  so if you will you could upload them directly to LL next time, that would be really convenient!

Thanks for sharing!

Regards,
Dustblue



Quote from: foto-z
I lost a similar image a while ago in a hard disk crash, and had requests to buy prints of it so I had to wait for a decent evening to re-shoot it, which happened tonight:

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/pano2_900wide.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 19, 2008, 07:26:19 AM
student housing, chicago.
shot from 17 meter crane. 15 sec. exposure.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 19, 2008, 09:54:05 AM
Nicely done Rainer!  Looks like wind wasn't an issue.   Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 19, 2008, 10:02:35 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Nicely done Rainer!  Looks like wind wasn't an issue.   Jim
no wind. although its astonishing how quiet some of this machines stand in wind, meanwhile they react hysteric to every movements of yourself.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: nikf on October 19, 2008, 10:26:47 AM
Quote from: foto-z
I lost a similar image a while ago in a hard disk crash, and had requests to buy prints of it so I had to wait for a decent evening to re-shoot it, which happened tonight:

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/pano2_900wide.jpg)

The evening mood is coming thru very good in this fine shot. What often disturbs me is the amount of shifting which leads in my perception to mushroom like buildings and blossom like effects of
buildings bending to the sides, especially in wide angle shots. Am I alone with this perception? I'm an artist who can do what he wants and therefore rarely use shifting because of these side effects.
I really would like to know if other photographers here use large amount of shifting because of clients demands or because they think it looks 'natural'?
Here is a simple example of one of my photo works with no shifting. It was captured with the H3DII39, which I had as a loaner from Hasselblad during the time my H3DII31 was repaired because of a sensor problem.

(http://www.nirto.com/photoworks/traumatic_edge3.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on October 19, 2008, 10:38:31 AM
Quote from: dustblue
Graham:

Very nice color and great composition!
Just a litte disappointment: the messy(sort of) foreground. I was always bothered by it too when I try to shoot some panorama for buildings like this, some times it's just impossible to find a higher eye point...

btw It's hard to see some of the photos which are not directly uploaded to LL, some times it's even impossible to see them. I tried many proxies to watch your photo this time (infact all your photos posted here recently, I have to find proxies for them...)  so if you will you could upload them directly to LL next time, that would be really convenient!

Thanks for sharing!

Regards,
Dustblue


Has this become THE Dustblue show...??
Not only insulting peoples work in the other thread, Now making comments about others work here??

Who are you to make comments on peoples works (snapshot's) But now also in "professional" works...

Very strange character...

Should I/we Comment on some of your Overly retouched work....

Or can we just post our work and have people look at it or not....
Snook











Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 19, 2008, 11:15:47 AM
Snook:

I will appreciate it if you commented on my photos, critics make people learn and grow. For the retouching, it's a combination of my opinion and the editor's(she wants the shiny effects as I wrote in my post), and I did 6 editions(3 of them were posted), the other 3 are relatively simpler.

I reply to Graham because I like his works, and he knows that(both publicly AND privately, you could ask him), so I am bold enough to show him my real feeling(I do so also because I have encountered the same problem, which I think isn't bad to share it)

I think I know why you reply like this and point me with a gun, I've read the other recent works thread.

And so I think it's better to let people judge.

But please leave this thread clean, don't make it chaos like what you did to the other thread.

And I'll thank you for that.



to xinchenc:

I know this is exactly what I said to you in another thread, because you wanted to take nationality as an excuse for what you did, and I don't think that's appropriate. I'm really sorry if that harms your feeling.



Dustblue
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on October 19, 2008, 11:44:02 AM



Well that is fine then... Just in every other thread everyone get's hot headed over comments.. Very typical here.
I did not know this was a different thread.

Maybe you should change the topic heading or first thread to let people know.

I do not think it is a bad idea to have a critic thread at all..

Just normally in here if people have commented on images most people get in an up roar about it.
In many other threads there are soo many people commetning you get all kinds.

I do agree with you if it is made clear in the beginning...

Might be an interesting thread if that's the case...

Are comments like snapshot... critical opinion? Seriously...

I have seen many images in the "recent" threads that look like crap, not only photographically but Quality as well and they were shot with MFDB...
I have to hold back the comments many times as sometimes as they all know in here I have a thin Filter and say what I feel most of the time whether anyone likes it or not.

It's a hard battle..:+}


Just wondering when critique becomes offense.. that is the thin line....

Snook




Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 19, 2008, 12:53:00 PM
Xin:

I think normally defination of professional photographers is whom make their income more than 50% on photography. I make my income 100% on photography, so I don't hesitate for a second to label myself as a professional. I am young, and I am learning, and thank you for your kindly notice.

About your previous thread, I don't want to say too much, just let people dig themselves(if they are interested...).

This is still a "works" thread, we'll all appreciate that if you post your works, but not quarrel.

Thanks for understanding.

Regards,
Dustblue

Quote from: xinchenc
What is the meaning of your 'Recent Profenssional Works'? Are your works professional? How do you take photo? By camera or Photoshop? All I can say is that you are too young. At your age, especially when doing some PS works for big magazine as Bazaar, you can easily regard yourself as something.

Thanks for your mention on my previous posts on Leaf AFi. You even have not bought and owned a Leaf AFi or a Sinar Hy6, how could you judge what I was saying? Upon your greatest imagnation? I have never made my purchasing experience of Leaf AFi public (Even at this time, I still believe Leaf AFi a great product).


Xin
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 19, 2008, 01:32:01 PM
Quote from: nikf
buildings bending to the sides, especially in wide angle shots. Am I alone with this perception? I'm an artist who can do what he wants and therefore rarely use shifting because of these side effects.
I really would like to know if other photographers here use large amount of shifting because of clients demands or because they think it looks 'natural'?

 i`d say that this depends on how these lenses are used and you cant make any rule out of singulat images,
nor if you yourself are not used to work with this lenses or cameras.

in fact an alpa with a  lens with larger image circle is a camera system which allows movements, as there have been this kind of cameras since the very early days of photography. how are used the perspectivic possibilities in a way that a "natural" perception is realised is not allways easy, further it does not mean that vertical lines have allways be corrected to 100%.  there is certainly no rule in it which could leave to your conclusion that its wrong or right to use it or people just use it because they cant work "free".  i personally love to use shift cameras and use them whenever i can for static subjects, client demand or not.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: juicy on October 19, 2008, 02:06:28 PM
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 19, 2008, 02:10:48 PM
Thanks Rainer.
I myself sometimes have the same confusion with nikf too. These two photos were both stitched, with the first one looks a little "big headed", it's not hard to tune it in the panorama tools, but I just can't get a single satisfied result from it. And the second one looks more pleasing to me, and it's very easy to get to this point for this single image.(sorry I still didn't finish retouching and you could see luminous ununiformity caused by tonemapping)

regards,
Dustblue



Quote from: rainer_v
i`d say that this depends on how these lenses are used and you cant make any rule out of singulat images,
nor if you yourself are not used to work with this lenses or cameras.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: simplify on October 19, 2008, 02:27:20 PM
sticking to the subject.

Phase One P45+ Last night with a group of bay area night photographers.
[attachment=9058:Mare001.jpg]
[attachment=9059:Mare002.jpg]
[attachment=9060:Mare003.jpg]

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: juicy on October 19, 2008, 03:09:36 PM
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: nikf on October 19, 2008, 03:17:00 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
i`d say that this depends on how these lenses are used and you cant make any rule out of singulat images,
nor if you yourself are not used to work with this lenses or cameras.
(...)
 there is certainly no rule in it which could leave to your conclusion that its wrong or right to use it or people just use it because they cant work "free".  i personally love to use shift cameras and use them whenever i can for static subjects, client demand or not.


I didn't propose a rule or made a conclusion, I asked ... I have and use shift (and tilt) lenses myself for my Nikon stuff and will try Hasselblads offering for my H3DII. It was an impression from my side, that shifting seems often been used quite drastically and the photos get a somewhat strange look IMO. I would never support making rules for aesthetic work. I quite simply asked for the reason for obviously strong shifting. Is it style, client demand, fashionable or what?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: juicy on October 19, 2008, 03:27:32 PM
Lines of thought.

[attachment=9062:lines_1_bw.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 19, 2008, 03:32:15 PM
Quote from: nikf
I quite simply asked for the reason for obviously strong shifting. Is it style, client demand, fashionable or what?

neither nor.
its one of the oldest photographic technics beeing used on plate cameras even in the 19th century and allows
perspectivic corrections as they are  done as well in drawings.
in any case the results with unsymmetric shift lenses as nikon/canon/schneider/contax/olympus arent
comparable with symmetric lenses with large image circle as used on the alpas/cambos/artecs or on 4x5".

more fashionable than using shift seems to me the use of extrem wide angles, shiftable or not. i personnally use them with care.

Quote from: dustblue
Thanks Rainer.
I myself sometimes have the same confusion with nikf too. These two photos were both stitched, with the first one looks a little "big headed", it's not hard to tune it in the panorama tools, but I just can't get a single satisfied result from it. And the second one looks more pleasing to me, and it's very easy to get to this point for this single image.(sorry I still didn't finish retouching and you could see luminous ununiformity caused by tonemapping)

regards,
Dustblue

i agree about the second one. looks as a nice perspective and here you have done what i wrote above: not correcting the verticals for 100%.

its seems very difficult with these 180 degrees (or more) shots to get pleasing results which contain more than the spectacular wide effect. i had ( and have ) a seitz roundshot camera, i was in love with it some time but nearly forgot to use it therefor. although i`ve seen roundshots which are great, but for architecture its not easy i.m.o.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 19, 2008, 03:40:30 PM
from my industrial serial MINAS.
2x2 stitches done with a horizontal/ vertical moved  28HR on the artec.

for exhibition,  160 x 190cm.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on October 19, 2008, 03:56:23 PM
Quote from: juicy
A mask.
[attachment=9061:mask_1.jpg]
An other mask : Dan Yacouba.

PdF

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 19, 2008, 03:59:32 PM
Quote from: PdF
An other mask : Dan Yacouba.

PdF
i like that one. sure it looks great printed ...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on October 19, 2008, 04:08:29 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
i like that one. sure it looks great printed ...
Hello Rainer,

Thank you very much for your appreciation. I really like your photo upstairs !

I send you an other one (my last published mask: wonderfully printed in a french newspaper, and a sad garbage in the invitation of my client !).

PdF
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 19, 2008, 04:14:58 PM
Quote from: PdF
Hello Rainer,

Thank you very much for your appreciation. I really like your photo upstairs !

I send you an other one (my last published mask: wonderfully printed in a french newspaper, and a sad garbage in the invitation of my client !).

PdF
wow.
so expressive ....

how many masks did you shoot?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 19, 2008, 04:31:45 PM
Thanks Rainer.
May I ask what is the difference between symmetric and asymmetric lenses? I googled but didn't get satisfied results...

Quote from: rainer_v
in any case the results with unsymmetric shift lenses as nikon/canon/schneider/contax/olympus arent
comparable with symmetric lenses with large image circle as used on the alpas/cambos/artecs or on 4x5".
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: juicy on October 19, 2008, 04:39:41 PM
Quote from: PdF
An other mask : Dan Yacouba.

PdF

Fantastic images!

May I ask how did you shoot them? On a glass table or with some kind of an exhibition stand?

Cheers,
J
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: juicy on October 19, 2008, 04:41:20 PM
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 19, 2008, 04:49:06 PM
Quote from: dustblue
What is the difference between symmetric and asymmetric lenses? I googled but didn't get satisfied results...
with symmetric lenses the rear elements are exactly the same than the front elements, but in case of wide angles the lens has to come very close to the capture unit ( as film or digi back ), therefor symmetric wides cant be used with mirror boxes in between.
distortion can be removed completely because the rear element distorts in the same way ( but in the opposite direction ) than the front elements. so theses two distortions eliminate themselves, tieory to 100% but of course there are production tolerances between the single lense elements. ( exist the same in the audio world with symmetric cables ...).

unsymmetric lenses can be mounted more far away ( in case of wides ) to reach this the lrear element of the lens has to be a different constrcution
than the front element, in ths way it projects the image farer away ( or closer in case of tele lenses).
because this two basic lens elements are now different their distortion is also different and  the optical elimination of the  distortions is not working anymore,
at least not to 100%. results are visible distortions.


image: high rise detail .
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tho_mas on October 19, 2008, 04:52:59 PM
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rethmeier on October 19, 2008, 05:03:36 PM
I would like to make a comment on Graham's image.
The only reason for the bowing of some of the buildings is that the image was done with a pano-stitch.

If the same image was done as a single shot with a shift lens,you wouldn't have the bowing or curving.
The lines would all be straight.

Rainer did explain this as well.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 19, 2008, 05:12:00 PM
Rainer:
Thanks so much for your effort to clarify the concept! I remember now the biogon 38mm on hassie swc is a typical symmetric lens...
And it seems that it's a cost for slr cameras not to have great WA lenses like biogon..

Regards,
Dustblue

Quote from: rainer_v
with symmetric lenses the rear elements are exactly the same than the front elements, but in case of wide angles the lens has to come very close to the capture unit ( as film or digi back ), therefor symmetric wides cant be used with mirror boxes in between.
distortion can be removed completely because the rear element distorts in the same way ( but in the opposite direction ) than the front elements. so theses two distortions eliminate themselves, tieory to 100% but of course there are production tolerances between the single lense elements. ( exist the same in the audio world with symmetric cables ...).

unsymmetric lenses can be mounted more far away ( in case of wides ) to reach this the lrear element of the lens has to be a different constrcution
than the front element, in ths way it projects the image farer away ( or closer in case of tele lenses).
because this two basic lens elements are now different their distortion is also different and  the optical elimination of the  distortions is not working anymore,
at least not to 100%. results are visible distortions.


image: high rise detail .
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 19, 2008, 05:35:29 PM
Willem:

I think you are right.

The bowing effects on Graham's pano seem to be caused by the projection method for stitching. Using rectilinear projection won't cause the bowing effect, it's the cylindrical and equirectangular projection make it bowing.

While the problem is, when the field of view is too big, like 180 degree which Rainer has mentioned, we won't use rectilinear projection, otherwise we'll have horrible distorted big edges. While in the same time, we don't have such a WA lens which FoV is bigger than 180 degree. So sometimes the bowing effect is just inevitable, which is why I'm so frustrated with one of the image I post upstairs...  

And I think it's why Rainer said big FoV shot is not easy.

I try to make a screen shot of the ptgui software stitching big FoV pano to make it clear, but ptgui doesn't work on my pc right now...I should fix it later, sorry for that.

Regards,
Dustblue

Quote from: rethmeier
I would like to make a comment on Graham's image.
The only reason for the bowing of some of the buildings is that the image was done with a pano-stitch.

If the same image was done as a single shot with a shift lens,you wouldn't have the bowing or curving.
The lines would all be straight.

Rainer did explain this as well.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on October 19, 2008, 06:06:35 PM
for a cookbook....
(http://www.witzke-studio.com/gallery_images/030.jpg)

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tho_mas on October 19, 2008, 06:46:40 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
from my industrial serial MINAS.
I like it a lot.
Is this morning or evening sun? Looks like morning... And - if I may ask - did you use a reflector? Anyway, the structures are well worked out so it has a strong graphical impact but at the same time a great deapth. Looks "easy" but one have to see it that way first.
Aber ganz oben rechts und ganz unten links, da strahlt was in die Ecken :-)
What does "Minas" stands for in your serial?

As so much architecture is posted now I'll maybe throw one in, too.
I'm honestly not sure about this one. On the one side I like it one the other hand the forground is maybe ...a bit twitchy?
[attachment=9076:CF002230.jpg]
edit: Cambo WRS, Digitar 47XL, P45; 2 captures stitched
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 19, 2008, 07:09:21 PM
Quote from: tho_mas
I like it a lot.
Is this morning or evening sun? Looks like morning... And - if I may ask - did you use a reflector? Anyway, the structures are well worked out so it has a strong graphical impact but at the same time a great deapth. Looks "easy" but one have to see it that way first.
Aber ganz oben rechts und ganz unten links, da strahlt was in die Ecken :-)
What does "Minas" stands for in your serial?

As so much architecture is posted now I'll maybe throw one in, too.
I'm honestly not sure about this one. On the one side I like it one the other hand the forground is maybe ...a bit twitchy?
[attachment=9076:CF002230.jpg]
edit: Cambo WRS, Digitar 47XL, P45; 2 captures stitched

very nice shot.  
about the foreground  i agree. maybe a  little bit less space for it and less color would be more ?

"minas" is spanish for " (iron/copper/gold) mines". its evening sun, and .... yes , some vignetting is visible but will be worked out or cropped a little bit,- i will see.






Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on October 19, 2008, 09:01:41 PM
Quote from: dustblue
While the problem is, when the field of view is too big, like 180 degree which Rainer has mentioned, we won't use rectilinear projection, otherwise we'll have horrible distorted big edges.

That's right. In this situation cylindrical projection was the best choice, imo, even with the distortion that introduces.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on October 19, 2008, 10:14:39 PM
I like the composition and colors alot. Maybe if added a bit of blur to the foreground to calm the weedy chaos? It seems to distract from the true subject.

Quote from: tho_mas
As so much architecture is posted now I'll maybe throw one in, too.
I'm honestly not sure about this one. On the one side I like it one the other hand the forground is maybe ...a bit twitchy?
[attachment=9076:CF002230.jpg]
edit: Cambo WRS, Digitar 47XL, P45; 2 captures stitched
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on October 20, 2008, 02:26:43 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
wow.
so expressive ....

how many masks did you shoot?
Almost 50 since 2-3 years.

PdF
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on October 20, 2008, 02:38:18 AM
Quote from: juicy
Fantastic images!

May I ask how did you shoot them? On a glass table or with some kind of an exhibition stand?

Cheers,
J
Thank you Juicy,

I've made some pictures of the making-off of some pictures, but I can't let see the incredible mess of my studio ...

PdF




Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tho_mas on October 20, 2008, 03:17:19 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
very nice shot.  
about the foreground  i agree. maybe a  little bit less space for it and less color would be more ?
"minas" is spanish for " (iron/copper/gold) mines". its evening sun, and .... yes , some vignetting is visible but will be worked out or cropped a little bit,- i will see.
Quote from: jmvdigital
I like the composition and colors alot. Maybe if added a bit of blur to the foreground to calm the weedy chaos? It seems to distract from the true subject.
"Minas" ... I thought so but was not sure.
Thank you both. Less saturation is certainly good. About cropping and/or blur I am not really sure. Slight crop is okay as long as it does not like a pano.
Blur... I've never seen digital blur that really looks like narrow DOF of a lens... and if it looks too artificial I think I'd have some problems with it.
I'll put it aside for while and will see. Thanks again.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 20, 2008, 03:25:16 AM
Quote from: tho_mas
"Minas" ... I thought so but was not sure.
Thank you both. Less saturation is certainly good. About cropping and/or blur I am not really sure. Slight crop is okay as long as it does not like a pano.
Blur... I've never seen digital blur that really looks like narrow DOF of a lens... and if it looks too artificial I think I'd have some problems with it.
I'll put it aside for while and will see. Thanks again.

in which print size you would like to see  the image?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tho_mas on October 20, 2008, 03:27:54 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
in which print size you would like to see  the image?
120cm high
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on October 20, 2008, 02:23:41 PM
A commissioned piece.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on October 20, 2008, 10:09:51 PM
Shot in downtown Fort Collins the other night. P30+ with Mamiya AF 45mm.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on October 21, 2008, 04:37:47 AM
Hello,

One of hundreds of shots taken for a up coming advert.

Nice to see Summer starting in this part of the world.

Stats:

Mamiya 645 AFDII
Mamiya AF 80mm Lens
Leaf Aptus 75
F 11.0, 230th Sec, 50 ISO
Processed in Adobe CS3

Getting Adobe CS4 insulted tomorrow, which I have been looking forward to.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on October 21, 2008, 04:48:18 AM
Nice to have summer here, but STILL quite cool!
 

Nice shot.
Thierry

Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

One of hundreds of shots taken for a up coming advert.

Nice to see Summer starting in this part of the world.

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 21, 2008, 05:03:28 AM
I like it, very nice color!
Dustblue

Quote from: jmvdigital
Shot in downtown Fort Collins the other night. P30+ with Mamiya AF 45mm.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jing q on October 21, 2008, 05:14:47 AM
digging through my old photos yielded a real heartwarming photo.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on October 21, 2008, 05:29:47 AM
Hello,

One more from the series.

Stats:

Mamiya 645 AFDII
Mamyia AF 105-210mm Lens (210mm)
Leaf Aptus 75
F 11.0, 160th Sec, 50 ISO.
Processed in Adobe CS3

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on October 21, 2008, 06:53:51 AM
Quote from: dustblue
Many photographers here are professionals, who count their life on their works.
Since this is a professionals' forum in some extent, I think if we have a thread which people could post their proud works here, and have a place to talk about them, all users here would benefit.

So let's focus on the technics, not the equipments; the art side, not the hardware side.
In the end you are what you shoot, not what camera you use.

And if you like, you can add who are the clients, what's the layout,  where is your inspirition comes from, and how you did it.
Of coz you could just post a image but say nothing, it's ok because just enjoying a great picture is already good enough  .

Edit:We don't care whether it's a commissioned work or a self promotion(personal) one, as long as you are serious and proud of it, it would have a place here!

I'll start with some pics for Harper's Bazaar, the editor wants some shiny effects, so I did this (still not finished retouching):
Shot today, a commercial ad, with Phase One P45+ on Contax 645 and Vario Sonnar 45-90mm, ISO 50, f/11, 1/60s.
Regards, K
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 22, 2008, 05:34:02 PM
Here's something I shot a while back but just got around to imaging.  It was originally shot as an illustration to accompany an article on the glory days of Chrysler and it's hot Mopar motors.  Jim

[attachment=9124:Mopar_Su..._profile.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on October 22, 2008, 05:45:28 PM
Gidday Jim,

Cool shot.

It reminds me of when I was a teenager in the 70’s when my mate Manu‘s dad had a Valiant Regal Chrysler which was similar to the car in your shot.

It was purple with a cream vinyl roof. We used to say it was like a lazy boy with a motor attached as it was so comfortable inside.

On very rare occasion his would let us take it for a drive. You can well image the fun two 15 year old boys had in that car.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 22, 2008, 10:02:19 PM
Jim:

It's such a lovely car..So pityful that we don't see any vintage cars like this here in Beijing. May I ask did you use a lot of dodge and burn(or similar technics) in this photo or is it the result of a polarizer(seems like the effects when I attach a PL in front of my lens when shooting products too)?
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Regards,
Dustblue

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something I shot a while back but just got around to imaging.  It was originally shot as an illustration to accompany an article on the glory days of Chrysler and it's hot Mopar motors.  Jim

[attachment=9124:Mopar_Su..._profile.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 22, 2008, 10:24:38 PM
Quote from: dustblue
Jim:

It's such a lovely car..So pityful that we don't see any vintage cars like this here in Beijing. May I ask did you use a lot of dodge and burn(or similar technics) in this photo or is it the result of a polarizer(seems like the effects when I attach a PL in front of my lens when shooting products too)?
Thanks a lot for sharing!

Regards,
Dustblue

Thanks for the compliments!  There's a fair amount of voodoo that went into the imaging.  Something that does look like localized burning and dodging is the clarity slider in Camera Raw.  No polarizer though, sometimes I'll use one but not on this shot.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 22, 2008, 11:33:53 PM
Jim:
Thanks a lot!
Dustblue

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Thanks for the compliments!  There's a fair amount of voodoo that went into the imaging.  Something that does look like localized burning and dodging is the clarity slider in Camera Raw.  No polarizer though, sometimes I'll use one but not on this shot.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on October 23, 2008, 02:33:33 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something I shot a while back but just got around to imaging.  It was originally shot as an illustration to accompany an article on the glory days of Chrysler and it's hot Mopar motors.  Jim

[attachment=9124:Mopar_Su..._profile.jpg]
Allways perfect !

PdF
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on October 23, 2008, 02:47:29 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something I shot a while back but just got around to imaging.  It was originally shot as an illustration to accompany an article on the glory days of Chrysler and it's hot Mopar motors.  Jim

[attachment=9124:Mopar_Su..._profile.jpg]

One word....


Wow!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: stewarthemley on October 23, 2008, 05:21:54 AM
Totally in awe of Jim's stunning images, but I dared/was foolish enough to post this regardless! Hass 39, 50-110 zoom, 100 iso, handheld.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Photostudent on October 23, 2008, 05:46:32 AM
good to see such inspiring work friends.

good for new guys like me.

cheers
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 23, 2008, 06:56:31 AM
Still a lot of photos to work on from the trip to Miami, but here are two skylines to share.
I've never shot a serious skyline before so be gentle

1.
(http://www.htforum.nl/fotofrank/albums/userpics/10001/skyline3pano.jpg)

2.
(http://www.htforum.nl/fotofrank/albums/userpics/10001/skyline1.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 23, 2008, 11:59:05 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Still a lot of photos to work on from the trip to Miami, but here are two skylines to share.
I've never shot a serious skyline before so be gentle

1.
(http://www.htforum.nl/fotofrank/albums/userpics/10001/skyline3pano.jpg)

2.
(http://www.htforum.nl/fotofrank/albums/userpics/10001/skyline1.jpg)

Frank, I like them, the second image might benefit from a lighter foreground, reflections in the water, etc.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 23, 2008, 01:28:24 PM
The second one was shot during the very dark and from under a bridge so I was already struggeling to get everything ok.
The first one was shot during the twilight, so much more detail in the water luckely.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: EgillBjarki on October 24, 2008, 12:59:53 AM
Here are some shots from this summer in Beijing China. The B&W's are part of a private project, the others are for Robb Report Lifstyle Magazine in China.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 24, 2008, 06:23:46 AM
Nice work!  Their editors Nicole Liu and Kana Ma found me one day and showed some works to me, including the photos you posted, to illustrate what kind of style they want...it seems that the world is very small  

regards,
Dustblue

 
Quote from: EgillBjarki
Here are some shots from this summer in Beijing China. The B&W's are part of a private project, the others are for Robb Report Lifstyle Magazine in China.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on October 25, 2008, 04:28:18 AM
Quote from: EPd
Then, from yesterday, an "iconic" image shot during a corporate assignment using Sony A900:

[attachment=9159:KoiGhost_small.jpg]

Da*n 35mm DSLR AA filters!




Just kidding, really nice shot, lots of atmosphere.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 25, 2008, 07:08:27 AM
Quote from: EPd
A classical style boy-portrait, shot last week with Schneider Apo-Symmar 150mm Macro on a Rolleiflex 6008i as shown here:
http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&p=224778 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=28166&view=findpost&p=224778)

[attachment=9157:Boy_07SFW2.jpg]

Then, from yesterday, an "iconic" image shot during a corporate assignment using Sony A900:

[attachment=9159:KoiGhost_small.jpg]

i like both but esp. the  eyes  of the boy ...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on October 25, 2008, 07:29:28 AM
Very nice shots!

Thierry

Quote from: EPd
A classical style boy-portrait, shot last week with Schneider Apo-Symmar 150mm Macro on a Rolleiflex 6008i as shown here:

Then, from yesterday, an "iconic" image shot during a corporate assignment using Sony A900:
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on October 25, 2008, 12:29:14 PM
Quote from: dustblue
Many photographers here are professionals, who count their life on their works.
Since this is a professionals' forum in some extent, I think if we have a thread which people could post their proud works here, and have a place to talk about them, all users here would benefit.

So let's focus on the technics, not the equipments; the art side, not the hardware side.
In the end you are what you shoot, not what camera you use.

And if you like, you can add who are the clients, what's the layout,  where is your inspirition comes from, and how you did it.
Of coz you could just post a image but say nothing, it's ok because just enjoying a great picture is already good enough  .

Edit:We don't care whether it's a commissioned work or a self promotion(personal) one, as long as you are serious and proud of it, it would have a place here!

I'll start with some pics for Harper's Bazaar, the editor wants some shiny effects, so I did this (still not finished retouching):
One more from few days ago, P45+ on Contax 645 with Apo Makro-Planar 120/4.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on October 25, 2008, 12:56:55 PM
Nice image, K.

Thierry

Quote from: Khun_K
One more from few days ago, P45+ on Contax 645 with Apo Makro-Planar 120/4.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: simplify on October 25, 2008, 03:50:16 PM
Phase One P45+ Hasselblad 503 cw 80mm cfe.

[attachment=9180:10_24_08...000088_1.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: EricWHiss on October 25, 2008, 07:37:49 PM
Quote from: EPd
A classical style boy-portrait, shot last week with Schneider Apo-Symmar 150mm Macro on a Rolleiflex 6008i as shown here:
http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&p=224778 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=28166&view=findpost&p=224778)

[attachment=9157:Boy_07SFW2.jpg]

Then, from yesterday, an "iconic" image shot during a corporate assignment using Sony A900:

[attachment=9159:KoiGhost_small.jpg]


EPd,
These have a nice gentle feel to them - I also like the portrait.  
Eric
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: EricWHiss on October 25, 2008, 07:40:52 PM
Quote from: witz
for a cookbook....
(http://www.witzke-studio.com/gallery_images/030.jpg)

These are great - love the colors too.
Eric

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 25, 2008, 07:48:32 PM
Here are the rear cover, cover, sample pages and spreads of a book I'm printing both for self promotion and sale.  For the most part the vehicles have been shot over the last two years although the Scarab was shot in 2003 both on film (4x5) and digital (H2O).  I'm very happy with how it's coming together although I'm sure the printing/publishing end of it will be interesting (it's my first book).   Thanks,  Jim


[attachment=9181:rear_cov..._2_print.jpg]
[attachment=9183:pages_8_...le_print.jpg]
[attachment=9182:pages_26...le_print.jpg]
[attachment=9184:pages_30...ge_print.jpg]
[attachment=9185:firebird...le_print.jpg]

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on October 25, 2008, 07:54:37 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here are the rear cover, cover, sample pages and spreads of a book I'm printing both for self promotion and sale.

Hi Jim, I doubt that book wil be available in this part of the world, so please let me know when it's for sale and how I can get a copy. Beautiful work!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on October 25, 2008, 07:57:59 PM
Put me on the same list, Jim.

Thierry

Quote from: foto-z
Hi Jim, I doubt that book wil be available in this part of the world, so please let me know when it's for sale and how I can get a copy. Beautiful work!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Andy M on October 25, 2008, 08:24:30 PM
Me too please

Have you considered asking a notable motoring-related person to write a foreword (eg, Gordon Murray)?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on October 25, 2008, 09:34:55 PM
Quote from: thsinar
Put me on the same list, Jim.

Thierry
Here too,

K
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: elitegroup on October 25, 2008, 09:40:40 PM
Quote from: thsinar
Put me on the same list, Jim.

Thierry

Me three  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 25, 2008, 11:14:36 PM
Well, what a great response!  Thanks so much!  Estonia, Thailand, UK, and Australia, it's amazing how small and intimate the world has become.  When the book is printed I'll make sure all of you get copies.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on October 26, 2008, 12:00:46 AM
Add Japan! Me four  

Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 26, 2008, 02:28:00 AM
And certainly China, me five!

Dustblue

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Well, what a great response!  Thanks so much!  Estonia, Thailand, UK, and Australia, it's amazing how small and intimate the world has become.  When the book is printed I'll make sure all of you get copies.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Bruce Wilson on October 26, 2008, 03:45:43 AM
[quote name='haefnerphoto' date='Oct 25 2008, 06:48 PM' post='232070']
Here are the rear cover, cover, sample pages and spreads of a book I'm printing both for self promotion and sale.  For the most part the vehicles have been shot over the last two years although the Scarab was shot in 2003 both on film (4x5) and digital (H2O).  I'm very happy with how it's coming together although I'm sure the printing/publishing end of it will be interesting (it's my first book).   Thanks,  Jim


Great shots Jim. Look forward to seeing the whole book. I had a chance to visit some of the large studios of Detroit back in the 80's when I was in photo school back in Michigan. It gave me a great appreciation of car photography.

Bruce
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 26, 2008, 04:10:17 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Well, what a great response!  Thanks so much!  Estonia, Thailand, UK, and Australia, it's amazing how small and intimate the world has become.  When the book is printed I'll make sure all of you get copies.  Jim

here comes germany+ spain... pls put me o the list.
fantastic shots.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Imaginara on October 26, 2008, 04:13:47 AM
I'll toss in Sweden aswell so sign me up
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dale Allyn on October 26, 2008, 04:58:05 AM
Wow, Jim, fantastic images as usual. Congratulations on your book. With such high quality imagery it will be a fine publication.

Cheers! From the U.S. (and Thailand today).
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: David WM on October 26, 2008, 08:29:22 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Well, what a great response!  Thanks so much!  Estonia, Thailand, UK, and Australia, it's amazing how small and intimate the world has become.  When the book is printed I'll make sure all of you get copies.  Jim

... and I'd appreciate another one for Australia Jim, looks great
thanks, David
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on October 26, 2008, 08:50:09 PM
The light was so gorgeous today here in Kentucky.... had to jump out of the car to shoot these.....
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/hwy42-1.jpg)
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/hw42-3.jpg)
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/hwy42-2.jpg)




Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on October 26, 2008, 08:52:32 PM
and some from the other morning.... I hate getting up early... but I love it when I'm watching it all light up!
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.(http://www.witzke-studio.com/dt2.jpg)
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/dt1.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 26, 2008, 09:46:05 PM
Witz, Great shots!  I've worked around Lexington in the past, there were some great locations.  Michigan is looking a little dreary these days.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on October 27, 2008, 03:22:56 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Well, what a great response!  Thanks so much!  Estonia, Thailand, UK, and Australia, it's amazing how small and intimate the world has become.  When the book is printed I'll make sure all of you get copies.  Jim


No kidding, put me on that list as well. Please make sure you write something nice in it. Lovely preview of the book.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: david o on October 28, 2008, 09:14:19 AM
done yesterday... projects in progress : "close for the season" & "windmill country farms"
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on October 28, 2008, 09:56:44 AM
Quote from: david olivier
done yesterday... projects in progress : "close for the season" & "windmill country farms"

Hey David.. Are those 5D images ... they have a _MG text to them which is usually 5D..
Just wondering and be-careful cuz the MF boys get their panties in a ruffle when people post DSLR pictures in the MF section..:+]
IF not could you post the equipment used..

Nice images either way
Snook

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on October 28, 2008, 10:20:40 AM
Lol, yeah they have the earmarks of 35mm, including the format ratio. Snook, just fyi, all Canon cameras use that "_MG" prefix when the camera is set to use AdobeRGB color space; if you leave it at sRGB, it uses "IMG". Not just the 5D.

Quote from: Snook
Hey David.. Are those 5D images ... they have a _MG text to them which is usually 5D..
Just wondering and be-careful cuz the MF boys get their panties in a ruffle when people post DSLR pictures in the MF section..:+]
IF not could you post the equipment used..

Nice images either way
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on October 28, 2008, 10:33:10 AM
Quote from: jmvdigital
Lol, yeah they have the earmarks of 35mm, including the format ratio. Snook, just fyi, all Canon cameras use that "_MG" prefix when the camera is set to use AdobeRGB color space; if you leave it at sRGB, it uses "IMG". Not just the 5D.
Thanks..
I have never used anything but AdobeRGB and My 1DsMII files come in as _F12345.cr2 or did you mean just the _ underscore..
My first thought by the format was dslr also.. But I thought, It could not be true... the thread is now contaminated...LOL :+]
Snook


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on October 28, 2008, 10:41:34 AM
Well then I'm mistaken! Ha. In every Canon I've had (XT, XTi, 20D, 30D, 5D, and 1DsIII) the file names were always IMG or _MG. My fault, sorry about that. At least it appears the underscore is constant though.

-J



Quote from: Snook
Thanks..
I have never used anything but AdobeRGB and My 1DsMII files come in as _F12345.cr2 or did you mean just the _ underscore..
My first thought by the format was dslr also.. But I thought, It could not be true... the thread is now contaminated...LOL :+]
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: david o on October 28, 2008, 11:35:16 AM
yes they are... I thought, reading the first post it was about pro work, no matter the hardware... sorry if anybody is offended..
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mcrepsej on October 28, 2008, 11:43:06 AM
[attachment=9257:p45jdc.jpg]    full size (http://www.iversenfoto.dk/z/p45jdc.jpg)
Mamiya RZ 140 macro P45+

[attachment=9258:p45hf.jpg]    full size (http://www.iversenfoto.dk/z/p45hf.jpg)
Mamiya RZ 180SB P45+

[attachment=9259:p45nb.jpg]    full size (http://www.iversenfoto.dk/z/p45nb.jpg)
Mamiya RZ 140 macro P45+

Iversen
Denmark
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on October 28, 2008, 12:05:27 PM
dude... chilax on the file size.... I'd think 12" wide at 72dpi would be good enough for us to get the picture..... otherwise your images are bringing this thread to a crawl.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Zachary Goulko on October 28, 2008, 05:34:07 PM
Aptus 75 on a Sinar X
Rodenstock 150mm Digital

[attachment=9268:beauty.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: juicy on October 28, 2008, 07:10:20 PM
Quote from: Snook
Hey David.. Are those 5D images ... they have a _MG text to them which is usually 5D..
Just wondering and be-careful cuz the MF boys get their panties in a ruffle when people post DSLR pictures in the MF section..:+]
IF not could you post the equipment used..

Nice images either way
Snook


Oh- oh no! I ruined it already a week ago!
Is there any hope left for this section if I delete my images immediately?

Cheers,
J

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SeanBK on October 28, 2008, 08:11:39 PM
Quote from: juicy
Oh- oh no! I ruined it already a week ago!
Is there any hope left for this section if I delete my images immediately?

Cheers,
J

   I don't know how you got away from scrutiny of self appointed big brother. I thought DUSTBLUE started a very nice thread, but the batton wielding police is taking the joy out of it. Has anyone notice along with James R others are not posting images anymore....what a shame. Thank you, as witz said take some chilax, will ya.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: juicy on October 28, 2008, 08:21:27 PM
Quote from: SeanBK
 I don't know how you got away from scrutiny of self appointed big brother. I thought DUSTBLUE started a very nice thread, but the batton wielding police is taking the joy out of it. Has anyone notice along with James R others are not posting images anymore....what a shame. Thank you, as witz said take some chilax, will ya.


Yes, a very nice thread indeed and lots of nice images.
We'll all be cool here, (I hoped the smiley would have been enough).
Just to make sure Dustblue's opening guidelines were pretty clear that no format wars would appear in this thread.
Anyway, too many words, let's make way for images, please.

Cheers,
J
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on October 28, 2008, 09:24:35 PM
Quote from: david olivier
yes they are... I thought, reading the first post it was about pro work, no matter the hardware... sorry if anybody is offended..

Hey No offense here at all.. Keep them coming..
It's some of the old ladies that get upset here.....:+]
Started with the 1Ds/1DsMII and am finishing it with the P30 Mamiya combo.
Have almost the whole collection sold already..:+}

Snook
In fact here is a Recycle series I am doing...Pretty proud of..:+}
[attachment=9271:BLANK_3_000954_1_.jpg] [attachment=9269:BLANK_3_000974_1_.jpg]
[attachment=9270:BLANK_3_000978_1_.jpg] [attachment=9272:BLANK_3_000982_1_.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 28, 2008, 10:48:59 PM
Snook, Very interesting subject matter, I like them!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Ikko on October 29, 2008, 02:17:56 AM
Test shot for H3D demo.
Hasselblad H3D-31 HC80mm

I've decided to go for H3D2-31 by this demo.
It's a awesome camera!![attachment=9275:kimonojapan.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on October 29, 2008, 04:38:04 AM
Quote from: Snook
Hey No offense here at all.. Keep them coming..
It's some of the old ladies that get upset here.....:+]
Started with the 1Ds/1DsMII and am finishing it with the P30 Mamiya combo.
Have almost the whole collection sold already..:+}

Snook
In fact here is a Recycle series I am doing...Pretty proud of..:+}
[attachment=9271:BLANK_3_000954_1_.jpg] [attachment=9269:BLANK_3_000974_1_.jpg]
[attachment=9270:BLANK_3_000978_1_.jpg] [attachment=9272:BLANK_3_000982_1_.jpg]

very nice ....
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Derryck on October 29, 2008, 06:51:52 AM
Took this shot this morning in the studio using pillow filling as the clouds and lit with Christmas tree lights under the filling. A cold can of Sprite had to pose as champagne. For the cover of Swissotel's quarterly newsletter.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 29, 2008, 07:00:27 AM
Nice shot! Very interesting technic:)

Quote from: Derryck
Took this shot this morning in the studio using pillow filling as the clouds and lit with Christmas tree lights under the filling. A cold can of Sprite had to pose as champagne. For the cover of Swissotel's quarterly newsletter.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on October 29, 2008, 07:51:55 AM
Very nice images, Snook!

Thierry

Quote from: Snook
In fact here is a Recycle series I am doing...Pretty proud of..:+}
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on October 29, 2008, 08:34:15 AM
Quote from: thsinar
Very nice images, Snook!

Thierry


Thank you guys.. I really appreciate it..
I will post the P30 ones here soon...

Thnaks again
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on October 30, 2008, 05:39:54 PM
Rollei 40mm f3.5 PQ lens, on Rollei 6008AF and Sinar eMotion54. Still a few little retouches to do but I've had enough for today

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/crow-girl.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on October 30, 2008, 10:31:46 PM
A critique, not a criticism, but you should bend the crow's claws in a little and dimple her arm where he's hanging on...  

Just the biologist in me coming through.

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Guy Mancuso on October 31, 2008, 12:10:39 AM
Just finished shooting this project. Phase One p25 Plus all with the Mamiya 28mm
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on October 31, 2008, 06:07:07 AM
Quote from: wolfnowl
A critique, not a criticism, but you should bend the crow's claws in a little and dimple her arm where he's hanging on...

You are absolutely right, and that's on the list of things to do today. I'm not one of those guys who is offended by constructive criticism. I agree with about half the feedback I get, and sometimes people notice things I missed. If it makes for a better image in the end, that's all that matters to me.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on October 31, 2008, 11:04:13 AM
Shot in 2005 on RZ Pro II+film, recently scanned
Part of "Women beautiful" series.

(http://michaelezra.com/temp/postings/ll/5219.4_WEB-700px.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ihv on October 31, 2008, 06:33:59 PM
Quote from: foto-z
Rollei 40mm f3.5 PQ lens, on Rollei 6008AF and Sinar eMotion54. Still a few little retouches to do but I've had enough for today

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/crow-girl.jpg)

I like this photo very much, especially because of colour contrast. I was wondering, which castle in Estonia?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: paulmoorestudio on October 31, 2008, 06:56:36 PM
Quote from: Snook
Hey No offense here at all.. Keep them coming..
It's some of the old ladies that get upset here.....:+]
Started with the 1Ds/1DsMII and am finishing it with the P30 Mamiya combo.
Have almost the whole collection sold already..:+}

Snook
In fact here is a Recycle series I am doing...Pretty proud of..:+}
[attachment=9271:BLANK_3_000954_1_.jpg] [attachment=9269:BLANK_3_000974_1_.jpg]
[attachment=9270:BLANK_3_000978_1_.jpg] [attachment=9272:BLANK_3_000982_1_.jpg]


the most creative stuff I have seen here.. really enjoyed them, you should be proud
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on October 31, 2008, 07:25:25 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here are the rear cover, cover, sample pages and spreads of a book I'm printing both for self promotion and sale.  For the most part the vehicles have been shot over the last two years although the Scarab was shot in 2003 both on film (4x5) and digital (H2O).  I'm very happy with how it's coming together although I'm sure the printing/publishing end of it will be interesting (it's my first book).   Thanks,  Jim
I find it hard to believe this is your first book. Your images are always jawdroppingly beautiful. Look forward to seeing it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on October 31, 2008, 07:29:37 PM
Quote from: Snook
Hey David.. Are those 5D images ... they have a _MG text to them which is usually 5D..

Nice images either way
Oddly enough I thought they were 5D shots, though I didn't look at file name.
Still nice pics though.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on November 01, 2008, 10:12:22 AM
Quote from: paulmoorestudio
the most creative stuff I have seen here.. really enjoyed them, you should be proud

Thank you Paul I appreciate...
As soon as I get the rest of the series done on my P30... will post them here..
Was with out work for about 3 weeks due to the crisis.. everyone cannot decide what to do!!
Just started picking up again for the Christmas season I guess... Hopefully it keeps up.
Thanks
Snook

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on November 01, 2008, 04:41:36 PM
A few from today

Model : Bianca

1.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/Bianca_1_November_2008_workshop_7.jpg)

2.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/Bianca_1_November_2008_workshop_10.jpg)

3.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/Bianca_1_November_2008_workshop_5.jpg)

MvrGr.
Frank
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on November 02, 2008, 12:36:42 AM
Quote from: MichaelEzra
Shot in 2005 on RZ Pro II+film, recently scanned
Part of "Women beautiful" series.

Always love your figure work, Michael...

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: psorantin on November 02, 2008, 01:41:08 AM
Worked with a girl today on headshots.

This one came out nice;

Hassy503cw, Zeiss macro-planar 120mm, and a simple Aptus-17.
Does the trick for me for studio lights.

Peter
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on November 02, 2008, 11:21:48 AM
Another Textured Series:
VAL series One
[attachment=9395:_MG_0279__1_.jpg][attachment=9396:_MG_0282__1_.jpg]
[attachment=9397:_MG_0281__1_.jpg][attachment=9398:_MG_0287__1_.jpg]

Hope you like them...:+}
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on November 02, 2008, 09:54:38 PM
Gidday,

A shoot for Ford.

Stats:
Mamiya RZProIID
Mamiya 45mm lens
Aptus 75
F 13.0, 10 Sec, 50ISO
4x Dedo lights
Processed in Adobe CS3

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on November 03, 2008, 01:18:08 AM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Gidday,

A shoot for Ford.

I don't mean this as a criticism, but it looks more like an animation, a graphic, than a photograph.  Just speaks to the way technology is blurring the edges around things...

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: marc gerritsen on November 03, 2008, 02:48:47 AM
been away for 4 weeks and would love to show some photos but the old way to insert images
is gone, seems like I have to upload images to a website and then insert the url is that correct?
Seems like there are 2 ways of inserting images
- pasted in the message
- in a black box to be opened in another window

what to do?

thanks
marc

 
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on November 03, 2008, 06:09:43 AM
Been working on a serie with very simple lightsetups, here four from this serie.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: choen on November 03, 2008, 06:36:08 AM
Two images here from two different recent campaigns. One for Heineken and one for Sony (used a pre production a900 which annoyed the hell out of everyone in my team due to it's inconsistency in studio).
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on November 03, 2008, 06:39:58 AM
I thought this thrad was for works your really proud of.
Not the daily model shoot type stuff.
Isn't the other thread for that..
I mean no offense but if we get the Daily shoots with models it is going to be filled with boring images if you ask me..
Just my opinion but seems like some are just flooding the thread with "daily" shoots..
Correct me if I am wrong
Thanks
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on November 03, 2008, 07:21:37 AM
Quote from: Snook
I thought this thrad was for works your really proud of.
Not the daily model shoot type stuff.
Isn't the other thread for that..
I mean no offense but if we get the Daily shoots with models it is going to be filled with boring images if you ask me..
Just my opinion but seems like some are just flooding the thread with "daily" shoots..
Correct me if I am wrong
Thanks
Snook
i agree.

snook: like your website. so simple but why not,- thats attractive in it as well as it just shows images without  info.
did you made it with lightroom or similar tool or someone made ot for you?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on November 03, 2008, 07:58:35 AM
If you start it then start also with telling names ??

Who can say if the shots posted are daily shots or something they are proud off.
I know for myself I only post the work I shoot for personal work in the series, not the standard work and I guess that also counts for the other ones.

Take your own last post, is that a paid assignment you are working on ?
If you follow your own rules you can only post your work if you get paid for it (or do I understand incorrectly).

Why not just enjoy the sharing instead of trying to decide for others what is a pro work or a P&S work....
the atmosphere on LL is going rather downhill lately to be honest.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on November 03, 2008, 08:12:41 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
i agree.

snook: like your website. so simple but why not,- thats attractive in it as well as it just shows images without  info.
did you made it with lightroom or similar tool or someone made ot for you?

Hey Thanks..
Yes just a temporary Lightroom website from SlideShow pro..
I am making a site with sub directories like Beauty/Fashion/Portrait etc..
I like the simple Lightroom site and like to look like a slideshow..
But soome people have commented it is better to have it with catorgories...?
I know 400 something shot's is maybe too much but it is hard when I like a lot of my shot's.
I have literally thousands of images over the past 20 years..:+]

Frank, I guess you have to ask yourself are you really Proud of those shots'..
Not that they are bad, but Not certainly some of your best.. Looks a lot like most of your portrait studio stuff.. Not bad but I thought this forum was more for the WOW factor.
That is also why I probably won't post my typical model shoots here unless they are .....Wow..
Like I said no offense was meant..
Just hope this thread does not get filled with your daily model/people shoots.
Probably better in the other thread..
Snook

PS. Frank, I would get rid of the cheesy advertising icons on your pictures also.. Save that for your site if your looking to give publicity to Elinchrom, Leaf or whom ever..
Just MHO.


Decided to write here instead of using another post b/c would like to keep this post clean..:+}

Frank No problems here. I just do not use a filter on what I think and cannot help commenting.
Like I said your image is "nice" But would not consider it a Proud Image..
Like I said it looks like all your other images of people that you post here..
every page has a daily shoot image of yours..
Glad your getting images your proud of everyday with what ever subject matter you are shooting.
I will not comment anymore on your images as you obviuosly think I have something against you, which I do not.
Just try and keep this thread clean of the daily wannabe model shoots. from your talliers...:+}
Hope you understand...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on November 03, 2008, 08:33:43 AM
It's a shame this happens all the time between you and me, don't know why.

When I post something it's because I like it, and what is not wow for you can be wow for someone else.
I love to play with light, looking at what I post will make that clear I think.
Like it or not, it's not the what snook likes thread.

Don't put other photographers down because you have a personal opinion, start your own forum if you want that

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on November 03, 2008, 09:06:08 AM
Quote from: Snook
I am making a site with sub directories like Beauty/Fashion/Portrait etc..
I know 400 something shot's is maybe too much but it is hard when I like a lot of my shot's.
To my mind it makes it look unfocused and lacking in discipline, especially as images seem somewhat random. Plus, to my mind there are also too many shots of same model in slightly different poses. Just choose the best one of each and use that. You'll have a much stonger site as a result.


Quote
PS. Frank, I would get rid of the cheesy advertising icons on your pictures also.. Save that for your site if your looking to give publicity to Elinchrom, Leaf or whom ever..
Just MHO.
Not this dumb observation, yet again.
I'll say what I said last time, I never even noticed the credits, until some dufus complained about them, as I simply looked at the photos.


Also - images that people are posting may be their work shots, but if they are proud of them, then they are proud of them, just because they are not to your tastes, doesn't make them bad photos.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on November 03, 2008, 09:35:12 AM
Quote from: jjj
To my mind it makes it look unfocused and lacking in discipline, especially as images seem somewhat random. Plus, to my mind there are also too many shots of same model in slightly different poses. Just choose the best one of each and use that. You'll have a much stonger site as a result.


Not this dumb observation, yet again.
I'll say what I said last time, I never even noticed the credits, until some dufus complained about them, as I simply looked at the photos.


Also - images that people are posting may be their work shots, but if they are proud of them, then they are proud of them, just because they are not to your tastes, doesn't make them bad photos.
Thanks jjj I appreciate the constructive criticism..
Like I said this is just a temp site while I am developing the new flash site..
I always have the same problem of selecting "The" image to post on my site...:+}
I will be following your advice and trying to shorten each story, which does make sense. And beleive it or not they are all shortened A lot already...:+}

I really did not mean offense but I really feel those shots look like his everyday shot's that he post all over the threads here...
As everyone know very well, I usually say what I feel and cannot hold back sometimes... Just so happens it was frank.
I am not going to comment anymore as I do not want this thread to be about aguing.. trying to respect Dust's intention of this thread.

The other has a post by Frank everyday...

I on the other like constructive crticism and am not offended at all by it.. Contrarily I like it. Helps artist like me see it in another perspective.

Snook

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: samuel_js on November 03, 2008, 10:37:30 AM
Quote from: Snook
Thanks jjj I appreciate the constructive criticism..
Like I said this is just a temp site while I am developing the new flash site..
I always have the same problem of selecting "The" image to post on my site...:+}
I will be following your advice and trying to shorten each story, which does make sense. And beleive it or not they are all shortened A lot already...:+}

I really did not mean offense but I really feel those shots look like his everyday shot's that he post all over the threads here...
As everyone know very well, I usually say what I feel and cannot hold back sometimes... Just so happens it was frank.
I am not going to comment anymore as I do not want this thread to be about aguing.. trying to respect Dust's intention of this thread.

The other has a post by Frank everyday...

I on the other like constructive crticism and am not offended at all by it.. Contrarily I like it. Helps artist like me see it in another perspective.

Snook

You never mean to offend but you comments are always full of poison.
The other thread died because of you and this one is going the same way.

I confirm everyday my decision of not posting my images anymore here. Very glad not seeing them mixed with all of this BS.

Regards
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Colorwave on November 03, 2008, 11:11:35 AM
The sniping and personal attacks that seem to come with preexisting baggage are threatening another thread here.  
Is this tone part of a larger drift in the nature of LL, or a temporary phase?

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on November 03, 2008, 12:12:39 PM
Quote from: samuel_js
You never mean to offend but you comments are always full of poison.
The other thread died because of you and this one is going the same way.

I confirm everyday my decision of not posting my images anymore here. Very glad not seeing them mixed with all of this BS.

Regards

Please don't post anything then..
Alteast if you pst images we have something to look at..
But your opinion means nothing and blogs up the thread even more, So in the same way you are poisoning the thread yourself.
If you don't like it, Then don't comment.. very easy really..:+}
Now you wasted 3 posts.. You and Colorwave and now my reply..Don't you feel like shit...?
Snook
Get over it an post images or don't post at all.
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on November 03, 2008, 12:40:58 PM
But only what makes you proud.....

You know what I won't post anything anymore in this thread, it makes me sick.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on November 03, 2008, 01:24:54 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
But only what makes you proud.....

You know what I won't post anything anymore in this thread, it makes me sick.

Frank, I for one really enjoy your images.

Snook, live and let live, please. Others have different opinions than you.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BlasR on November 03, 2008, 01:36:16 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
from my industry serial of left places.
for exhibition purposes. 160 x 160 cm.
[attachment=8999:081016_1...e75_1223.jpg]

the image is brighter in LL after the upload than the original although everything`s sRGB.
why?


I just like to ask, what is beautiful about this?
Snook complain about some one else, but not about this.

I'm only asking.

BlasR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on November 03, 2008, 02:02:17 PM
Quote from: BlasR
I just like to ask, what is beautiful about this?
Snook complain about some one else, but not about this.

I'm only asking.

BlasR
looks as if you are not a fan of my work ..:?  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: paulmoorestudio on November 03, 2008, 02:22:01 PM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Gidday,

A shoot for Ford.

Stats:
Mamiya RZProIID
Mamiya 45mm lens
Aptus 75
F 13.0, 10 Sec, 50ISO
4x Dedo lights
Processed in Adobe CS3

Cheers

Simon

wow, 4 dedo lights? 400's?  if you lit this set in one shot with 4 fresnel lights I can only say.. I bow down, as you be da litemaster of the cyc cave.
very clean and nice.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Mark_Tuttle on November 03, 2008, 02:56:52 PM
For those of you who are tired of dealing with petty crap, instructions for bliss.

Click on the screen name of the person who offends you.  Upper left.

Your choice will next be View Member's Profile.

In the left column, the third selection is Options.

The first choice is Ignore User.

Works for me.

Have a nice day.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BlasR on November 03, 2008, 03:09:55 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
looks as if you are not a fan of my work ..:?  


Rainer,

nothing again your work,(so far is the only photo I can see the is your)

I know I'm coming with the but

here is go,But do you think that is good work?

Maybe you are proud of it,

In I'm sorry but (again the but )I can't see the beauti of the photo.

Now I have a lot respect for you. In i hope you don't take it out of respect

I just don't like the photo.

BlasR  

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Christopher on November 03, 2008, 03:22:50 PM
Quote from: BlasR
Rainer,

nothing again your work,(so far is the only photo I can see the is your)

I know I'm coming with the but

here is go,But do you think that is good work?

Maybe you are proud of it,

In I'm sorry but (again the but )I can't see the beauti of the photo.

Now I have a lot respect for you. In i hope you don't take it out of respect

I just don't like the photo.

BlasR

I think a lot depends on taste I for one really like his images all three of them. Rainer keep up the great work.

EDIT:

And what is good ? who defines it ? I think some of the best earning and successful photographer produce "bad" work, still I can understand that perhaps their work is not my taste, that does not make it bad work. Only because YOU don't like it doesn't really matter a bit. I mean Does it matter that I like it ? NO, but it shows how different we all are.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: smhoer on November 03, 2008, 03:28:20 PM
Thanks!  I just used it.  Getting tired of reading the somewhat personal attacks some are getting.


Quote from: Mark_Tuttle
For those of you who are tired of dealing with petty crap, instructions for bliss.

Click on the screen name of the person who offends you.  Upper left.

Your choice will next be View Member's Profile.

In the left column, the third selection is Options.

The first choice is Ignore User.

Works for me.

Have a nice day.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BlasR on November 03, 2008, 04:41:58 PM
Quote from: Christopher
I think a lot depends on taste I for one really like his images all three of them. Rainer keep up the great work.

EDIT:

And what is good ? who defines it ? I think some of the best earning and successful photographer produce "bad" work, still I can understand that perhaps their work is not my taste, that does not make it bad work. Only because YOU don't like it doesn't really matter a bit. I mean Does it matter that I like it ? NO, but it shows how different we all are.


Rainer,,Don't work any more, I think Chris don't like you( I do)

Work is for people the don't have anything else to do. So what they do,,work, work in work.
They never have time for their self, because of work.

go in enjoy take some photos, but if you want to, not because some one else tell you, what to do.(like chris just did).

Life is good

Blas
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on November 03, 2008, 05:26:23 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
looks as if you are not a fan of my work ..:?  

I Love your work.. keep it coming.

Before everyone jumps down my throat, as usual.. I did not ever say someone images were bad.. Just said they looked like his everyday shoots that he post all over the other thread.
I was not the one calling others works snapshots and that is why this thread started.....
I simply thought this thread was for Wow images that you were proud of.
I know everyone knows perfectly what and why I said it.. Just a bunch of old ladies in here always ready to jump on me b/c I say what I feel.
Deal with it..:+}
I am even sure Frank knows what I meant.
I am a Fashion photographer by day, making my living doing it and I would probably not even post a fashion image here. My own! Much less some regular lit portrait in studio.. Unless she was making some kind of statement or emotion.

If you think your going to make it as a photographer and cannot take a little criticism, poison, what ever you may want to call it..
You got Big problems and probably will never make it as a photographer anyways. Photographs and photographers are critiqued all the time.
If you cannot handle my little comments through an internet forum.. You might want to change business or stay in your shallow studio and never come out to the real world...

I have also stated several times that I think frank does some nice stuff. I would never say some one is a horrible photographer... Unless I really thought so.

So stop your crying and Post some good images. That will shut everyone up.. guaranteed.

And most of the ladies that are complaining never post anything anyways... Right?

Snook




Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: smhoer on November 03, 2008, 07:03:07 PM
Mark,
Wow, this is a wonderful feature.  It works!  


Quote from: Mark_Tuttle
For those of you who are tired of dealing with petty crap, instructions for bliss.

Click on the screen name of the person who offends you.  Upper left.

Your choice will next be View Member's Profile.

In the left column, the third selection is Options.

The first choice is Ignore User.

Works for me.

Have a nice day.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on November 03, 2008, 07:40:12 PM
Quote from: paulmoorestudio
wow, 4 dedo lights? 400's?  if you lit this set in one shot with 4 fresnel lights I can only say.. I bow down, as you be da litemaster of the cyc cave.
very clean and nice.

Hi Paul,

The Dedo lights I use are the Aspherics2 model which use a 24V/150Watt bulb.

Thanks

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: vandevanterSH on November 03, 2008, 09:48:29 PM
Quote from: Mark_Tuttle
For those of you who are tired of dealing with petty crap, instructions for bliss.

Click on the screen name of the person who offends you.  Upper left.

Your choice will next be View Member's Profile.

In the left column, the third selection is Options.

The first choice is Ignore User.

Works for me.

Have a nice day.


Thanks Mark..Good idea...Too bad the entire post doesn't go away..I guess nothing is perfect.

Steve
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: david o on November 03, 2008, 10:06:14 PM
can someone post images and let go on instead of that fight... I myself loved too but don't own  digit MF    
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jing q on November 03, 2008, 10:53:51 PM
Quote from: Snook
I Love your work.. keep it coming.

Before everyone jumps down my throat, as usual.. I did not ever say someone images were bad.. Just said they looked like his everyday shoots that he post all over the other thread.
I was not the one calling others works snapshots and that is why this thread started.....
I simply thought this thread was for Wow images that you were proud of.
I know everyone knows perfectly what and why I said it.. Just a bunch of old ladies in here always ready to jump on me b/c I say what I feel.
Deal with it..:+}
I am even sure Frank knows what I meant.
I am a Fashion photographer by day, making my living doing it and I would probably not even post a fashion image here. My own! Much less some regular lit portrait in studio.. Unless she was making some kind of statement or emotion.

If you think your going to make it as a photographer and cannot take a little criticism, poison, what ever you may want to call it..
You got Big problems and probably will never make it as a photographer anyways. Photographs and photographers are critiqued all the time.
If you cannot handle my little comments through an internet forum.. You might want to change business or stay in your shallow studio and never come out to the real world...

I have also stated several times that I think frank does some nice stuff. I would never say some one is a horrible photographer... Unless I really thought so.

So stop your crying and Post some good images. That will shut everyone up.. guaranteed.

And most of the ladies that are complaining never post anything anyways... Right?

Snook

I have no issues seeing frank post up images and it may not be to my taste but if he's proud of it and he's adding content to the forum, why not? it's better than being vicious.
Positivity my man.there's enough negativity dealing with clients, we don't have to come online and get more of it.

btw Frank nice to see a different look to the images, looks like you've been experimenting much more!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on November 03, 2008, 11:09:04 PM
Anyway - Back to topic!
Window light to left, tungsten bulb behind head.
Still wondering about doing this in B+W.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/3001864426_d7d8183ea9_o.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: stewarthemley on November 04, 2008, 03:53:08 AM
Like that shot, jjj.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on November 04, 2008, 01:02:48 PM
Quote from: jjj
Anyway - Back to topic!
Window light to left, tungsten bulb behind head.
Still wondering about doing this in B+W.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/3001864426_d7d8183ea9_o.jpg)
I wonder if it couldn't be just a little less tightly cropped. I appreciate what you're aiming for, but cutting off the end of his chin somehow looks wrong to me.

I'd love to see it in b&w, though.

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jing q on November 04, 2008, 02:03:34 PM
here's an unpublished one from a recent editorial...
(http://superhyperreal.com/test/crossp2.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: juicy on November 04, 2008, 03:35:02 PM
Power.

[attachment=9459:power_1.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on November 04, 2008, 06:13:11 PM
Quote from: jing q
here's an unpublished one from a recent editorial...
(http://superhyperreal.com/test/crossp2.jpg)

I saw the spread in Surface.  I liked it!  The sense of it being street photography in a studio is a great concept.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on November 04, 2008, 08:11:13 PM
Quote from: kikashi
I wonder if it couldn't be just a little less tightly cropped. I appreciate what you're aiming for, but cutting off the end of his chin somehow looks wrong to me.
I agree about the chin, as I normally don't like to slightly crop as it usually looks wrong. But shooting an unenthusiastic model is always harder work. But I find the eyes draw you in which makes up for it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on November 04, 2008, 08:14:19 PM
Quote from: stewarthemley
Like that shot, jjj.
Thanks.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jing q on November 04, 2008, 08:43:58 PM
Quote from: TMARK
I saw the spread in Surface.  I liked it!  The sense of it being street photography in a studio is a great concept.

oh people still read Surface...  
except it was really done on the street...

one more, older one

(http://superhyperreal.com/test/crossw1.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on November 04, 2008, 09:39:21 PM
Quote from: jing q
oh people still read Surface...  
except it was really done on the street...

one more, older one

(http://superhyperreal.com/test/crossw1.jpg)

I like it even more now that I know you shot it on the street. Nice work.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on November 05, 2008, 02:16:26 AM
Quote from: TMARK
I like it even more now that I know you shot it on the street. Nice work.
great shots jjj. ove them...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on November 06, 2008, 02:38:02 PM
Shot in the Poudre Canyon, CO. P30+, Mamiya 150D
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: paulmoorestudio on November 06, 2008, 04:00:25 PM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hi Paul,

The Dedo lights I use are the Aspherics2 model which use a 24V/150Watt bulb.

Thanks

Simon

you lit that entire set with 4 150w bulbs?  please tell me it was more than one exposure...
that is a lot of real estate to cover!  regardless I would have never guessed dedolights.
amazing.  I use 640w bulb in one of my heads for a cookie shot!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on November 06, 2008, 06:14:09 PM
Quote from: paulmoorestudio
you lit that entire set with 4 150w bulbs?  please tell me it was more than one exposure...
that is a lot of real estate to cover!  regardless I would have never guessed dedolights.
amazing.  I use 640w bulb in one of my heads for a cookie shot!

Hi Paul,

I kid you not.

It was 4 Dedo’s and one exposure. The dedo’s are very bright for such a small bulb.

You should try them out of your food photography even though I have to say your photography is fantastic.

Regards

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: [email protected] on November 09, 2008, 05:02:34 AM
Nice One Murray
As usual

Julian
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on November 09, 2008, 08:36:35 AM
here's some images from a recent project of mine....
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/post/witzke-louisville3.jpg)
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/post/witzke-louisville1.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on November 09, 2008, 08:58:33 AM
Fantastic images and processing Witz!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on November 09, 2008, 09:00:37 AM
very nice, Witz.

Thierry
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on November 09, 2008, 09:30:14 AM
thanks!...

yes... I stumbled upon a tattered wall in an alley and layer it into the images..... along with some other tricks..... sort of addicted to this look lately and everything else seems boring now. But.... a client saw an image where I did this treatment and has me doing a whole campaign with it. I know the "look" has been done countless times and I don't feel I own any look.... but heck, if it looks good and feels good, then it can't be bad right?
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/post/witzke-just.jpg)
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/post/witzke-kyle.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: hubell on November 09, 2008, 09:59:35 PM
Early November in Southern Vermont "after" the Fall Foliage Season. Not a leaf peeping tourist within 200 miles. Hasselblad H3D-39 with HC 300mm lens at f/16.[attachment=9580:Vermont_...CS__Web_.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: hubell on November 09, 2008, 10:18:22 PM
Another from sunrise in early November in Southern Vermont. H3D-39 with HC 300mm at f/11.[attachment=9582:Vermont_...142_CS__.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on November 10, 2008, 01:56:34 AM
Quote from: witz
thanks!...

yes... I stumbled upon a tattered wall in an alley and layer it into the images..... along with some other tricks..... sort of addicted to this look lately and everything else seems boring now. But.... a client saw an image where I did this treatment and has me doing a whole campaign with it. I know the "look" has been done countless times and I don't feel I own any look.... but heck, if it looks good and feels good, then it can't be bad right?
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/post/witzke-cobler.jpg)
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/post/witzke-thatch.jpg)
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/post/witzke-just.jpg)
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(http://www.witzke-studio.com/post/witzke-kyle.jpg)
I do not care how many times I see this first image, who is credited for the original technique or if you were 10 when you took it but every time I see it my heart just stops for a second as there is an essence of photography in it and the reason we all pick up a camera every day. Needless to say I wish I took it. Love it.
Andre
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on November 10, 2008, 07:31:24 AM
Quote from: AndreNapier
I do not care how many times I see this first image, who is credited for the original technique or if you were 10 when you took it but every time I see it my heart just stops for a second as there is an essence of photography in it and the reason we all pick up a camera every day. Needless to say I wish I took it. Love it.
Andre


wow.... good memory you have.... yes, that 1st image I shot when I was just a teenager, now I'm in my 40's. Something makes me through it out there to be seen every once in a while.

Sorry it's not a recent image as the thread requires.... but it was just another example of the layering I'm hooked on lately.

We are so lucky to have discovered photography and let it take us to where we are now..... a group of people who all share the same passion. And a passion that's basic fundamentals are visual arousal and intrigue. There are many things in my life that I have given up on... many hobbies and trends, but photography has never wavered one bit. And to be honest.... If I were the last person on earth I'd still want to take pictures.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on November 10, 2008, 07:41:42 AM
nice words of a real passion!

Thierry

Quote from: witz
wow.... good memory you have.... yes, that 1st image I shot when I was just a teenager, now I'm in my 40's. Something makes me through it out there to be seen every once in a while.

Sorry it's not a recent image as the thread requires.... but it was just another example of the layering I'm hooked on lately.

We are so lucky to have discovered photography and let it take us to where we are now..... a group of people who all share the same passion. And a passion that's basic fundamentals are visual arousal and intrigue. There are many things in my life that I have given up on... many hobbies and trends, but photography has never wavered one bit. And to be honest.... If I were the last person on earth I'd still want to take pictures.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: marc gerritsen on November 10, 2008, 08:04:11 PM
Quote from: witz
wow.... good memory you have.... yes, that 1st image I shot when I was just a teenager, now I'm in my 40's. Something makes me through it out there to be seen every once in a while.

Sorry it's not a recent image as the thread requires.... but it was just another example of the layering I'm hooked on lately.

We are so lucky to have discovered photography and let it take us to where we are now..... a group of people who all share the same passion. And a passion that's basic fundamentals are visual arousal and intrigue. There are many things in my life that I have given up on... many hobbies and trends, but photography has never wavered one bit. And to be honest.... If I were the last person on earth I'd still want to take pictures.


great photos and inspiring words!

here are a couple of mine from last month
cheers
marc
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on November 11, 2008, 07:01:36 AM
Marc, Is the third image shot in Detroit.  It looks very much like the GM headquarters.  I like them all very much.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: marc gerritsen on November 11, 2008, 09:08:21 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Marc, Is the third image shot in Detroit.  It looks very much like the GM headquarters.  I like them all very much.  Jim



Thanks Jim.
They were all shot in France and forgot to mention with my trusted H3D39 + a 35mm
1 Orleans
2 Millau
3-4 Paris (la defense)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on November 13, 2008, 06:45:52 AM
shot yesterday.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on November 13, 2008, 08:16:58 AM
[attachment=9678:CF004558_Edited.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on November 13, 2008, 08:30:12 AM
Frank:
Nice shots!
I like the second one, beautiful color, and very moody.

regards,
Dustblue

Quote from: Frank Doorhof
shot yesterday.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on November 13, 2008, 11:49:21 AM
Frank did you choose the color of the car first to match the dress or look for the car to match the dress?

I also prefer the 2nd shot.

Quote from: Frank Doorhof
shot yesterday.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on November 13, 2008, 01:26:01 PM
We found the car to be honest.
It was raining very severely so our options were limited, luckely the rangers are waterproof.
My camera was protected by my assistant with two very large umbrellas, it was a weird session
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on November 13, 2008, 05:56:24 PM
Here's something I shot Monday as a graphic statement image for one of my architectural clients.  Jim

[attachment=9685:Conserva...9411_dc3.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: psorantin on November 13, 2008, 06:37:00 PM
From a personal project - Paterson, New Jersey;
old industrial town, that hasn't fully recovered from disappearing of classical manufacturing industry.

Hassy503cw, Aptus-17.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on November 13, 2008, 07:14:37 PM
Quote from: psorantin
From a personal project - Paterson, New Jersey;
old industrial town, that hasn't fully recovered from disappearing of classical manufacturing industry.

Hassy503cw, Aptus-17.

Peter, It looks as though Paterson and Detroit have a lot in common.  Nice work!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on November 14, 2008, 02:54:57 AM
@psorantin,
Wonderful when I was in the states we visited bombay beach and drove arround the Salton Sea, also very surreal.
I love that kind of material, helps me filling up HDDs
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: maxima302 on November 14, 2008, 03:49:41 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something I shot Monday as a graphic statement image for one of my architectural clients.  Jim

[attachment=9685:Conserva...9411_dc3.jpg]

Excellent, you don't see shots like this every day!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on November 14, 2008, 08:16:12 PM
Quote from: sergio
Just made this one. 5D w/ 85 1.2 at 1.4 1/80th sec and ISO 800 with tungsten lighting for a cover.

wrong forum!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SeanBK on November 14, 2008, 09:10:50 PM
Quote from: dustblue
Many photographers here are professionals, who count their life on their works.
Since this is a professionals' forum in some extent, I think if we have a thread which people could post their proud works here, and have a place to talk about them, all users here would benefit.

So let's focus on the technics, not the equipments; the art side, not the hardware side.
In the end you are what you shoot, not what camera you use.

And if you like, you can add who are the clients, what's the layout,  where is your inspirition comes from, and how you did it.
Of coz you could just post a image but say nothing, it's ok because just enjoying a great picture is already good enough  .

Edit:We don't care whether it's a commissioned work or a self promotion(personal) one, as long as you are serious and proud of it, it would have a place here!

I'll start with some pics for Harper's Bazaar, the editor wants some shiny effects, so I did this (still not finished retouching):
   Foto-z,
       This IS the complete  quote of the Original Post (#1 post)by the "dustblue", so there is no need to be self appointed police. Sergio is right @ posting in this forum.
           Do chill out, please.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on November 14, 2008, 09:14:26 PM
Quote from: SeanBK
Foto-z,
       This IS the complete  quote of the Original Post (#1 post)by the "dustblue", so there is no need to be self appointed police. Sergio is right @ posting in this forum.
           Do chill out, please.

..and this is the title of the forum: Medium Format Digital Backs and Photography
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on November 14, 2008, 10:02:23 PM
Quote from: sergio
Just made this one. 5D w/ 85 1.2 at 1.4 1/80th sec and ISO 800 with tungsten lighting for a cover.

Sergio, nice shot, but try not to dead-center her eye next time. You wasted a lot of space on the top of the frame by conveniently using that center focus point. Also, yeah yeah, but this is a Medium Format forum.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: simplify on November 14, 2008, 11:55:33 PM
Quote from: psorantin
From a personal project - Paterson, New Jersey;
old industrial town, that hasn't fully recovered from disappearing of classical manufacturing industry.

Hassy503cw, Aptus-17.


I like these.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on November 15, 2008, 01:54:50 AM
Quote from: jmvdigital
Sergio, nice shot, but try not to dead-center her eye next time. You wasted a lot of space on the top of the frame by conveniently using that center focus point.
Quote from: sergio
Just made this one. 5D w/ 85 1.2 at 1.4 1/80th sec and ISO 800 with tungsten lighting for a cover.
My bold. The 'wasted' space is handy for placing the title.
When shooting for magazine or graphic design layouts I would tend to shoot wider/have more 'white' space, to allow for design elements, compared to when shooting for oneself.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on November 15, 2008, 02:47:07 AM
Quote from: jjj
My bold. The 'wasted' space is handy for placing the title.
When shooting for magazine or graphic design layouts I would tend to shoot wider/have more 'white' space, to allow for design elements, compared to when shooting for oneself.

I hope you are not saying that the image in question is compose right for whatever usage. It is one thing to be polite to LL member who posted the picture but quite another to have others who browse LL in quest to learn something about photography to walk away believing that this is how you should shoot for covers.
Http://AndreNapier.com (http://Http://AndreNapier.com)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: yaya on November 15, 2008, 03:55:08 AM
Quote from: SeanBK
Foto-z,
       This IS the complete  quote of the Original Post (#1 post)by the "dustblue", so there is no need to be self appointed police. Sergio is right @ posting in this forum.
           Do chill out, please.

I agree...Dustblue specifically suggested that "So let's focus on the technics, not the equipments; the art side, not the hardware side.
In the end you are what you shoot, not what camera you use"
but the way things are, most will insist to mention which camera and what lens they were/ are using...

I think that the equipment is relevant only if if it was that specific lens or another part of the kit that allowed to achieve a certain quality or an effect or a look, on one hand, or if a certain image that would logically require equipment X was actually captured with a far lesser/ unsuitable equipment Y on the other hand.

Yair
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: revaaron on November 15, 2008, 04:08:45 AM
is it:
(Medium Format Digital Backs) and (Photography)
(Medium Format (Digital Backs and Photography))
(Medium Format Digital (Backs and Photography))

I always assumed it was: (Medium Format (Digital Backs and Photography))
where the AND is a union (engilsh AND) and not an intersection (logical AND)
Any commercial works I've done is with my nikon D3
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on November 15, 2008, 04:31:25 AM
Less juvenile bickering and more photos, please (I'd post but I don't have an MFDB).
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jørn.kiel on November 15, 2008, 10:38:03 AM
Quote from: foto-z
wrong forum!

How about to change your name to Graham Marshall instead of Graham Mitchell?


Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.
    Dutch Proverb

 
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rsmphoto on November 15, 2008, 11:31:41 AM
Quote from: jørn.kiel
How about to change your name to Graham Marshall instead of Graham Mitchell?


Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.
    Dutch Proverb

 

And you've decided to portray Graham as a Fascist for this rather benign comment! Gotta love some of the people on this forum...

In my opinion Graham's posts on this forum have been consistently useful, at times thought provoking (images), and always on the mark in terms of this forum.

Your comment is neither amusing nor relevant, and borders on offensive.

For most posts such as this one, it's better to just ignore them. This one I could not.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on November 15, 2008, 11:37:56 AM
Quote from: jørn.kiel
How about to change your name to Graham Marshall instead of Graham Mitchell?


Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.
    Dutch Proverb

 
yoern i dont think this is good taste what you show here.
take your "dutch" sentence ( which is quite known over the world )  and look what does provocate you soo much in grahams comment that you have to react in such nasty way.
i.m.o. this is a heavy violation and over each limit.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Mort54 on November 15, 2008, 12:06:54 PM
I agree with Graham. What's the point of having a medium format forum if it's not focussed on medium format? There are other forums on this site that are more appropriate for 35mm shots, and probably hundreds of forums on other sites dedicated to 35mm. Finding a decent MF forum is hard enough. This is a good one. We should preserve it as such. Just my opinion. Not trying to be Graham's deputy :-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on November 15, 2008, 12:06:57 PM
Come on guys.
I think the title says professional, not childish.
Please not make LL a new forum that goes downhill and scares away the pros.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on November 15, 2008, 12:23:24 PM
Graham is right in his assessment. Nobody can definitively blame him for defending a place for what it has been designed originally.

I find the remark to be over the top and wish it could be deleted.

Thierry

Quote from: jørn.kiel
How about to change your name to Graham Marshall instead of Graham Mitchell?


Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.
    Dutch Proverb
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Mort54 on November 15, 2008, 12:30:41 PM
Well, with the exception of the sniping, it's been a great thread so far. There are some really great images here. It would be a shame to see it go the way of the previous one.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jørn.kiel on November 15, 2008, 12:51:37 PM
Ok, i am/was over the limit. You are right, thats childish.

I apologize. To Graham and to you all.

But i have to say that this >wrong forum< writing everytime from mostly the same one makes me so angry over the times that i couldn´t resist to answer in a provocation.

It is like it is, and yes, the dutch quote is for me , too, thats why i added the ;-).

jørn
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on November 15, 2008, 01:39:38 PM
Not to change the subject but, here's some photographs!!  I started this project 2 1/2 years ago, it's nice to finally see it completed.  Jim

[attachment=9706:Peugeot_...ormation.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on November 15, 2008, 02:19:14 PM
Jim:
GREAT works yet again!
I think they just touch the deepest part of a man/boy's love for machines, from the car bones to the shiny skin. I see alot great car photos out there but no one have the power of these. You make me saw the soul in this machine. I really love them.

Regards,
Dustblue


oh and sorry for my shitty English..I should have better words to convey my feeling..

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Not to change the subject but, here's some photographs!!  I started this project 2 1/2 years ago, it's nice to finally see it completed.  Jim

[attachment=9706:Peugeot_...ormation.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on November 15, 2008, 02:51:30 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Not to change the subject but, here's some photographs!!  I started this project 2 1/2 years ago, it's nice to finally see it completed.  Jim

[attachment=9706:Peugeot_...ormation.jpg]


fantastic work!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on November 15, 2008, 07:37:25 PM
Thanks for the encouraging and questioning words!  EpD, keep in mind, I'm primarily a product photographer.  The challenge with the Peugeot was to show it in various stages of restoration, try to make it interesting and read at the same time. Here's the first shot of the unrestored Peugeot, I felt that the other views wouldn't read if the light and background were so moody.  Also, attached is a 1960 Cadillac that I posted a while back, perhaps you didn't see it.  Thanks again, Jim

[attachment=9710:profile_0043_dc4.jpg]
[attachment=9711:downview_2c_dc1.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on November 15, 2008, 08:12:57 PM
Interesting, how the same touches people differently or not at all.

For me it is exactly this unreal look that touches me, the perfection of the lines, curves and shapes, together with the beauty of these cars.

Thierry

Quote from: EPd
Jim,

I have now seen a lot of your pictures and every time it strikes me that they look particularly synthetic, almost like CAD renderings from a computer. I would like to know what it is that you do to them (and also why you do it), assuming that you do start out with a real photograph. Obviously a lot of people like your style, given the many positive comments found here, but personally the unreal look throws me off. To me it feels as if I am not looking at real cars (or interiors). That blocks me from being emotionally touched by the images. It's a bit like with electronic music: a computer could play Bach with theoretical perfection, but it is the imperfection of real intruments being played by real people that will make me cry. Perhaps you should consider putting a photo in your book showing a really old, oxidized, bobbly car, just as a reference to what a real oldtimer, one that had a life, looks like.

EPd
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: samuel_js on November 15, 2008, 09:09:13 PM
Quote from: thsinar
Interesting, how the same touches people differently or not at all.

For me it is exactly this unreal look that touches me, the perfection of the lines, curves and shapes, together with the beauty of these cars.

Thierry

I agree. Love these pictures!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on November 15, 2008, 09:35:04 PM
Quote from: AndreNapier
I hope you are not saying that the image in question is compose right for whatever usage. It is one thing to be polite to LL member who posted the picture but quite another to have others who browse LL in quest to learn something about photography to walk away believing that this is how you should shoot for covers.
Http://AndreNapier.com (http://Http://AndreNapier.com)
Eh!??  I simply pointed out that the photo was specifically stated as being shot for a cover, so the blank space may well have been left for the title of this particular cover. I did not say that is how you should shoot a cover or that the photo was correct for every usage. There are many ways to skin a cat or indeed frame a cover shot. People are way too eager to condemn, put people down or post without considering alternatives. I simply posited an alternative, not a manifesto for how to shoot covers.  

And if shooting images that require copy, graphics or titles placed on afterwards, you may well have to have more white space than if shooting a straight photograph. Learning that is also a useful thing. No good taking great photos that would look great on a gallery wall, but cannot be used in a design/layout context, if that is the brief.
Though if presenting such a shot as an image in it's own right and not as a tear sheet, then some cropping may well have been appropriate.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on November 15, 2008, 09:44:43 PM
Pictures of cars in studios are to my mind really dreary and uninteresting.
However Jim's work is consistently sublime.
To my mind they look more like gorgeous photorealist paintings than 3D rendering [which I'm not a big fan of either].
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on November 16, 2008, 02:01:59 AM
Love the first one! the retouched background give a different look than a usual "worn out cars" shot(though I love usual worn out cars shot too, if well handled), really beautiful!

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Thanks for the encouraging and questioning words!  EpD, keep in mind, I'm primarily a product photographer.  The challenge with the Peugeot was to show it in various stages of restoration, try to make it interesting and read at the same time. Here's the first shot of the unrestored Peugeot, I felt that the other views wouldn't read if the light and background were so moody.  Also, attached is a 1960 Cadillac that I posted a while back, perhaps you didn't see it.  Thanks again, Jim

[attachment=9710:profile_0043_dc4.jpg]
[attachment=9711:downview_2c_dc1.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Leonardo Barreto on November 16, 2008, 07:40:33 PM
P25/mamya 45mm

(http://leonardobarreto.com/images/ZBLOG_IMAGES/nube_HDR3.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on November 16, 2008, 11:05:37 PM
Gidday,

Just got back from been on the road for a week around the Piako District of the North Island.

Took this when the art director wasn't looking.

Stats:

Mamiya 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 35mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
F8.0, 100th Sec, 50 ISO
Processed in CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: NBP on November 17, 2008, 07:40:37 AM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Gidday,

Just got back from been on the road for a week around the Piako District of the North Island.

Took this when the art director wasn't looking.

Stats:

Mamiya 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 35mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
F8.0, 100th Sec, 50 ISO
Processed in CS4

Cheers

Simon

Nice shot, but I really think you need to take you're foot off the sharpening peddle a tad - makes my eyes hurt a bit, tbh.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: sergio on November 17, 2008, 05:04:13 PM
Well, I am awfully sorry with you overreacting guys for being guilty of using a little, humble overused old 5D, but since I read the forum using "view new posts" I didn't realize I was in the sacred territory of the Medium Format. What's wrong with you people? Where did all the politeness go in these forums?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Leonardo Barreto on November 17, 2008, 05:47:43 PM
Oh yea, this is a ferociously guarded territory where people log on just to see how "professional" you are or if the EXIF of your image smells to smaller format (particularly 5D's). I do log on to see people attacked on the spot, but it is getting a bit tiresome.
 
Quote from: sergio
Well, I am awfully sorry with you overreacting guys for being guilty of using a little, humble overused old 5D, but since I read the forum using "view new posts" I didn't realize I was in the sacred territory of the Medium Format. What's wrong with you people? Where did all the politeness go in these forums?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on November 17, 2008, 08:00:28 PM
Quote from: sergio
Well, I am awfully sorry with you overreacting guys for being guilty of using a little, humble overused old 5D, but since I read the forum using "view new posts" I didn't realize I was in the sacred territory of the Medium Format. What's wrong with you people? Where did all the politeness go in these forums?

So true.  Its not how big your camera is, its how you use it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: H1/A75 Guy on November 17, 2008, 08:04:16 PM
Quote from: sergio
Well, I am awfully sorry with you overreacting guys for being guilty of using a little, humble overused old 5D, but since I read the forum using "view new posts" I didn't realize I was in the sacred territory of the Medium Format. What's wrong with you people? Where did all the politeness go in these forums?
Sergio,

It doesn't bother me that you use a 5D, but I am curious as to why you are proud of that particular headshot. Assuming you shot what the client wanted, your 'cover' appears to be less of a reflection of the work you are capable of, and more of a statement of low expectations of your client. I'd be curious to see the end product. Nice stuff on your website by the way!

David
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on November 17, 2008, 09:12:34 PM
Gidday,

Things you do to get the shot for the client.

Stats:

Mamiya 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 28mm Lens
Leaf Aptus 75
F11.0, 15th Sec, 50 ISO
Processed in CS4

After I took these shots I was carefully walking off the unfinished bridge and accidently knocked the camera and the Leaf back fell off.
It was like slow motion as it landed on one of the few planks and slide a few centimetres from the edge of the bridge.

Fortunately the external battery took the impact and the back was unharmed.

A very scary moment.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kaelaria on November 17, 2008, 09:35:13 PM
Recent portrait


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on November 18, 2008, 02:51:28 AM
A bit in B&W and two color.
Shot for several occassions.

For the jump shot, ranger RXspeed with an A head to freeze the motion.

Camera on all Mamiya RZ67ProII 180mm and Leaf Aptus22 back.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: elitegroup on November 18, 2008, 05:31:11 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
A bit in B&W and two color.
Shot for several occassions.

For the jump shot, ranger RXspeed with an A head to freeze the motion.

Camera on all Mamiya RZ67ProII 180mm and Leaf Aptus22 back.

The first two images are my favorite that I've seen from you. The B+W files and model have an edgy editorial look  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kurt Kamka on November 18, 2008, 10:25:30 AM
Frank,

I really like the first three. Love the grain on the first two.

Kurt
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rudy Torres on November 18, 2008, 01:48:07 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
A bit in B&W and two color.
Shot for several occassions.

For the jump shot, ranger RXspeed with an A head to freeze the motion.

Camera on all Mamiya RZ67ProII 180mm and Leaf Aptus22 back.

The first B&W shot is my favorite. Great shooting Frank.

- Rudy Torres
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on November 23, 2008, 02:31:56 PM
Here's something I put together basically for practice, there aren't many Citroen's in the US so I thought it would make a good sample.  I've included the before so that you can get an idea of the retouching that is common in this type of photography.  I shoot for parts of the car and assemble them as seen, in this example the only variations were a direct light version and a reflected light version which were merged.  Jim

[attachment=9830:Citroen_...0039_dc3.jpg]
[attachment=9831:Citroen_...ont_0039.jpg]

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PeterA on November 23, 2008, 03:47:10 PM
Nice B&W Frank - second shot left eye needs looking at.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on November 24, 2008, 06:04:58 AM
Jim:
Great Lesson! So the intense color is from a direct light? How many light sources do you use for the direct lightning one? I would love to see the direct light version if you could:)
Thanks a lot for your sharing! It's always a pleasure to see your works!
Regards,Dustblue

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something I put together basically for practice, there aren't many Citroen's in the US so I thought it would make a good sample.  I've included the before so that you can get an idea of the retouching that is common in this type of photography.  I shoot for parts of the car and assemble them as seen, in this example the only variations were a direct light version and a reflected light version which were merged.  Jim

[attachment=9830:Citroen_...0039_dc3.jpg]
[attachment=9831:Citroen_...ont_0039.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on November 24, 2008, 10:52:10 AM
Dustblue, The direct light does make the color vibrant but there are other adjustments made.  The vehicle is completely pathed out so that the sheetmetal can be separated from every other part of the car, then I can adjust the color, contrast, etc.  In this case I had two direct lights on the vehicle, one from directly above the car, another from the left side hitting the front.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on November 24, 2008, 10:57:27 AM
Colorado foothills at it's best.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on November 24, 2008, 11:50:29 AM
Jim, thanks a lot~ I should try it someday, really great technics!
Dustblue
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Dustblue, The direct light does make the color vibrant but there are other adjustments made.  The vehicle is completely pathed out so that the sheetmetal can be separated from every other part of the car, then I can adjust the color, contrast, etc.  In this case I had two direct lights on the vehicle, one from directly above the car, another from the left side hitting the front.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on November 24, 2008, 11:51:32 AM
Wonderful shot! It's beautiful~
Dustblue
Quote from: jmvdigital
Colorado foothills at it's best.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Aurelio on November 24, 2008, 01:16:11 PM
Recent works with Hasselblad H1  Phase One P45
[attachment=9847:CF007300.jpg]
[attachment=9848:CF007021.jpg]
[attachment=9849:CF006364.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on November 24, 2008, 02:05:20 PM
Quote from: Aurelio
Recent works with Hasselblad H1  Phase One P45

[attachment=9849:CF006364.jpg]
Aurelio,
by keeping keeping the right side of the face darker you created a deep shadow around lower right side of her nose. It looks a bit like the nose is separated from her face and it puts emphasis on the part that is not her stronger point. Just my opinion.
Andre
http://AndreNapier.com (http://AndreNapier.com)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bradleygibson on November 24, 2008, 03:09:00 PM
I'm late to the party, but add the United States--me six.

Gorgeous work and a lovely theme!

-Brad

Quote from: dustblue
And certainly China, me five!

Dustblue
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on November 24, 2008, 05:19:29 PM
Thanks Brad! Great website you have, beautiful work!!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on November 26, 2008, 05:43:08 PM
Gidday,

Stats:

Mamiya RZ ProIID
Mamiya RZ 90mm Lens
Leaf Aptus 75 Back
125th Sec, F11.0, 50 IS0
3 Bowens Flash
Processed CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on November 27, 2008, 09:15:31 AM
Simon, This genre of photography has been neglected lately, here in the states it's all but disappeared.  For years, a local Detroit photographer, Ed Monahan, did nothing else then shoot girls w/tools, girls w/tires, girls w/hot rods, etc and then there's the Pirelli calendars that elevate the subject to an artform.  Glad to see it's still alive and well in New Zealand!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on November 27, 2008, 05:37:27 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Simon, This genre of photography has been neglected lately, here in the states it's all but disappeared.  For years, a local Detroit photographer, Ed Monahan, did nothing else then shoot girls w/tools, girls w/tires, girls w/hot rods, etc and then there's the Pirelli calendars that elevate the subject to an artform.  Glad to see it's still alive and well in New Zealand!  Jim

Hi Jim,

It was a very enjoyable shoot. The girls were very pleasant young ladies to work with.

Jim Beam is the number one selling sprit in New Zealand followed by Smirnoff.

Attached is a shoot I did for Jim Beam the same time last year and as you can see one of the girls is in the latest shot.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 03, 2008, 03:29:52 PM
heat ....


[attachment=10087:081203_0...75_1589X.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on December 03, 2008, 03:57:06 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
heat ....


[attachment=10087:081203_0...75_1589X.jpg]
Wow.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on December 03, 2008, 04:39:10 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
heat ....

very nice
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on December 03, 2008, 04:44:42 PM
Wow for heat.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on December 03, 2008, 05:16:23 PM
Wow indeed! Fantastic shot Ranier.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 04, 2008, 02:11:22 AM
Quote from: jmvdigital
Wow indeed! Fantastic shot Ranier.

thanks all.
sometimes ( mostly ... )  its worth to stand up before sunrise
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Colorwave on December 04, 2008, 03:30:03 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
sometimes ( mostly ... )  its worth to stand up before sunrise
Worth it!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on December 04, 2008, 05:36:52 AM
Rainer,

I hope being allowed to say that it's a fantastic image, even if your are using a Sinar product.
 
And I know well how difficult it is for you to wake up before sunrise!
 

Thierry

Quote from: rainer_v
thanks all.
sometimes ( mostly ... )  its worth to stand up before sunrise
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on December 04, 2008, 05:38:01 AM
I had about 30 minutes with this group of lawyers to take a group photo. Was hard to keep them under control  

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/sorainen_composite.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on December 04, 2008, 06:16:01 AM
30 minutes?! It makes it even better, this image, all seems at the right place.

Thierry

Quote from: foto-z
I had about 30 minutes with this group of lawyers to take a group photo. Was hard to keep them under control  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Christopher on December 04, 2008, 06:18:19 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
heat ....


[attachment=10087:081203_0...75_1589X.jpg]

Really love the heat coming through here.

Wonderful image.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Christopher on December 04, 2008, 06:19:00 AM
Quote from: foto-z
I had about 30 minutes with this group of lawyers to take a group photo. Was hard to keep them under control  

Love the lawyer in the far left corner. So sneaky ;-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on December 04, 2008, 06:19:45 AM
Quote from: foto-z
I had about 30 minutes with this group of lawyers to take a group photo. Was hard to keep them under control  

 
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: hubell on December 04, 2008, 09:14:27 AM
Quote from: foto-z
I had about 30 minutes with this group of lawyers to take a group photo. Was hard to keep them under control  

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/sorainen_composite.jpg)

This is no way for lawyers to treat a client.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bronek kozka on December 04, 2008, 07:58:02 PM
New image from a series (ongoing) I'm doing , to be exhibited next year some time.

Bronek

shot with Hasselblad H3D 39  , 80mm
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on December 04, 2008, 10:58:24 PM
Gidday,

Stats:

Sinar P2
Rodenstock 210mm Apo-Sironar lens
Leaf Aptus75
Bowens flash
Processed in CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on December 04, 2008, 11:20:19 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
heat ....


[attachment=10087:081203_0...75_1589X.jpg]


Yeah - great work, Rainer
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on December 05, 2008, 02:35:51 AM
Very nice Simon.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on December 05, 2008, 02:39:59 AM
.edit
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: flashfredrikson on December 05, 2008, 02:47:43 AM
Quote from: bronek kozka
New image from a series (ongoing) I'm doing , to be exhibited next year some time.

Bronek

shot with Hasselblad H3D 39  , 80mm


Amazing, beautiful, disturbing,
thanks for sharing.

martin.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on December 05, 2008, 02:52:54 AM
Very nice shot, Simon.

Could you share how this was done, and also how you've got the drops in the green area "green" and the others normal? In PP I suppose? Nice idea anyway.

Thanks,
Thierry

Quote from: HarperPhotos
Gidday,

Stats:

Sinar P2
Rodenstock 210mm Apo-Sironar lens
Leaf Aptus75
Bowens flash
Processed in CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on December 05, 2008, 03:25:59 AM
Quote from: bronek kozka
New image from a series (ongoing) I'm doing , to be exhibited next year some time.

Bronek

shot with Hasselblad H3D 39  , 80mm


Bronek,

I love this photograph.  Probably the nicest image I've seen posted on this forum.

Thanks.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: csp on December 05, 2008, 07:06:42 AM
Quote from: bronek kozka
New image from a series (ongoing) I'm doing , to be exhibited next year some time.

Bronek

shot with Hasselblad H3D 39  , 80mm



wonderful !!!  the mood reminds me on a movie of ang lee - the ice storm
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Arminw on December 05, 2008, 07:30:12 AM
Quote from: bronek kozka
New image from a series (ongoing) I'm doing , to be exhibited next year some time.

Bronek

shot with Hasselblad H3D 39  , 80mm


What a wonderful image , very inspiring ...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bronek kozka on December 05, 2008, 07:31:37 AM
Quote from: csp
wonderful !!!  the mood reminds me on a movie of ang lee - the ice storm



Thank-you very much.

Bronek


www.kozka.com
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bronek kozka on December 05, 2008, 07:37:41 AM
Quote from: James R Russell
Bronek,

I love this photograph.  Probably the nicest image I've seen posted on this forum.

Thanks.



Thank-you very much, I was very happy with. It was technically a challenging shoot - rain, flash gear, and faulty generators...but we got there in the end. I could really see the benefit of the Hasselblad in rendering fine detail in the leaves and branches...I was happy with the gear before but after that shot I  am really sold on it.

Bronek


www.kozka.com
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: David Grover / Phase One on December 05, 2008, 08:10:57 AM
Quote from: bronek kozka
New image from a series (ongoing) I'm doing , to be exhibited next year some time.

Bronek

shot with Hasselblad H3D 39  , 80mm

I echo the comments!

Would love to see this in printed form.

David


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: choen on December 05, 2008, 08:21:56 AM
Something fun I did for my brother's pre wedding. He loves his Lego.

(http://www.aspectnetwork.com/privatepreview/s-choen-20081116-hongstef-sendoff-a.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Morgan_Moore on December 05, 2008, 09:36:24 AM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Gidday,

Stats:

Sinar P2
Rodenstock 210mm Apo-Sironar lens
Leaf Aptus75
Bowens flash
Processed in CS4

Cheers

Simon

That beer can pic - one exposure many ? please give me all your secrets

S
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on December 05, 2008, 10:11:32 AM
Quote from: bronek kozka
New image from a series (ongoing) I'm doing , to be exhibited next year some time.

Bronek

shot with Hasselblad H3D 39  , 80mm

Nice.  You like Ryan McGinley?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on December 05, 2008, 11:38:24 AM
Quote from: thsinar
30 minutes?! It makes it even better, this image, all seems at the right place.

Quote from: Christopher
Love the lawyer in the far left corner. So sneaky ;-)


Quote from: geotzo
I like it, very funny, well made  

Quote from: hcubell
This is no way for lawyers to treat a client.

Thaks for the comments!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on December 05, 2008, 02:52:16 PM
edit.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on December 05, 2008, 05:23:30 PM
Quote from: bronek kozka
New image from a series (ongoing) I'm doing , to be exhibited next year some time.

Bronek

shot with Hasselblad H3D 39  , 80mm


Beautiful Mood and balance...

a contemporary Wynn Bullock?

Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on December 05, 2008, 05:24:21 PM
edit
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bronek kozka on December 06, 2008, 08:12:40 PM
Quote from: Murray Fredericks
Beautiful Mood and balance...

a contemporary Wynn Bullock?

Murray


That is high praise, thanks

Bronek
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bronek kozka on December 06, 2008, 08:13:44 PM
Quote from: David Grover / Hasselblad
I echo the comments!

Would love to see this in printed form.

David


Are you coming back to Australia at all?

Bronek

www.kozka.com
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on December 09, 2008, 02:49:31 PM
Took the P30 to the beach this weekend. was planning on doing some night time long exposure shots, but forgot my releas cable and the Mamiya AFDII only does 30 second exposures which did not get me much as I was shooting on a golf course with only street lamps peaking through the trees...:+{

But the weekend was not a complete loss photographically speaking.

Snook


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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: hubell on December 09, 2008, 10:36:30 PM
Tuscany, near Pienza, May, 2008.
Hasselblad H3D-39 with 50-110 Zoom. Two shot composite for focus with Helicon Focus software.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on December 10, 2008, 10:58:45 AM
On the way to the beach thsi weekend we ran into this little gold mine of old cars.
This farm is from the 1800's and I only had a few minutes to shoot as we were late for an appointment at a near by farm.
Thes are shot with:

Mamiya AFDII with P30 and one of my favorite lens the 80 1.9 manual focus.

No photoshop, straight out of C-1 4.5.1

All these shot wide open.

Snook
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on December 10, 2008, 11:39:49 AM
Nice shots of the old cars Snook!  Didn't know you were out of Chile.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on December 10, 2008, 01:29:53 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Nice shots of the old cars Snook!  Didn't know you were out of Chile.  Jim
I swear I was thinking of you when I got there.
I had literally 10 minutes to shoot.
The women that owns it along with the Farm said i could come back at anytime to shoot.
You bet I wll take her up on it.
There were literally 100's of cars and motorcycles. Never seen anything like it.

I was going to mention you in the post as I thought you would appreciate them..
Thanks a lot

If you ever come to Chile and would like to shoot there, I could arrange it..:+}

Thanks

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ziocan on December 10, 2008, 03:58:30 PM
Quote from: Snook
On the way to the beach thsi weekend we ran into this little gold mine of old cars.
This farm is from the 1800's and I only had a few minutes to shoot as we were late for an appointment at a near by farm.
Thes are shot with:

Mamiya AFDII with P30 and one of my favorite lens the 80 1.9 manual focus.

No photoshop, straight out of C-1 4.5.1

All these shot wide open.
Great shots Snook.
I agree with you about the lens.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 10, 2008, 05:04:36 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Nice shots of the old cars Snook!  Didn't know you were out of Chile.  Jim
i would love the place too.
great atmosphere in your shots....
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kurt Kamka on December 10, 2008, 05:12:12 PM
Very nice, Snook. Am also another that favors the 80/1.9.

Kurt
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on December 10, 2008, 05:32:21 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
i would love the place too.
great atmosphere in your shots....
Whenever you get down here would gladly take you.. Just e-mail me and let me know you are coming.
There are some amazing locations here in chile. From deserts in the North to Glaciers in the south with beautiful farm lands in between..:+]
I am just now starting to get into the Landscape/Art photography. As things have been slower in the advertising and fashion world due to the economic crisis, I have had a little more free time.
Thanks for the nice comment,
here is another great locations that is totally different.

And Yes Kurt the 80 1.9 is a little Gem.. Not crazy about the contrast ( Alittle Flat)
But when shooting pretty much open it is pretty easy to focus and with the "IN FOCUS" green light you know when it is in focus. Something I never knew until I started playing with it.

(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/VAL/images/_MG_0282%20(1).jpg)

(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/VAL/images/_MG_0278%20(1).jpg)

(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/VAL/images/_MG_0287%20(1).jpg)

S.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on December 10, 2008, 07:18:10 PM
Beautiful shots and nice location!

Thierry

Quote from: Snook
On the way to the beach thsi weekend we ran into this little gold mine of old cars.
This farm is from the 1800's and I only had a few minutes to shoot as we were late for an appointment at a near by farm.
Thes are shot with:

Mamiya AFDII with P30 and one of my favorite lens the 80 1.9 manual focus.

No photoshop, straight out of C-1 4.5.1

All these shot wide open.

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on December 11, 2008, 04:04:57 AM
Quote from: Snook
On the way to the beach thsi weekend we ran into this little gold mine of old cars.

That really is a treasure you found! I dream of finding something like that
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on December 11, 2008, 08:29:44 AM
Quote from: foto-z
That really is a treasure you found! I dream of finding something like that

Thanks guys. I appreciate it.. specially when I know most of you all do not like me in here..:+]

Can you beleive I shot all that and some more in about 10 minutes!!
I cannot wait to go back b/c there were literally 100's of cars if not more and every corner I turned there were more cars and more cars and Motorcycles also..;+]
there was that same mood around every corner. There were also some dogs there that kept jumping on me and my 2 daughters so they were a little scared and I could not pay attention to what I was doing.
I think the 80 1.9 wide open looks like something special... Like a view camera sort of. if that is the right word!

As soon as I get back I will post some more..:+]

Snook
Not sure if this is the area to ask, But do you all think there is a market for these type of photographs, and if so through internet?
Where I live, unfortunately , there is not much of a market for landscape or artistic type photographs? Actually there is hardly a market for photographic prints period.
Thanks for any help or information about this. Does anybody know if there are any High Quality online consignment type Galleries?
IS it profitable to do an online type "store" to sell images like these and or artistic type images. Or is it a waste of time?

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on December 11, 2008, 08:42:38 AM
You're wrong, Snook, or at least concerning me.

share some more of these as soon as you have the chance to re-shoot there.

Thierry

Quote from: Snook
Thanks guys. I appreciate it.. specially when I know most of you all do not like me in here..:+]
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on December 11, 2008, 08:45:09 AM
Quote from: Snook
Thanks guys. I appreciate it.. specially when I know most of you all do not like me in here..:+]

Not speaking for anyone else, but I don't dislike you, I just find it frustrating when you once in a while post extremely critical and harsh posts. There must be a nicer way...

Quote
Not sure if this is the area to ask, But do you all think there is a market for these type of photographs, and if so through internet?
Where I live, unfortunately , there is not much of a market for landscape or artistic type photographs? Actually there is hardly a market for photographic prints period.
Thanks for any help or information about this. Does anybody know if there are any High Quality online consignment type Galleries?
IS it profitable to do an online type "store" to sell images like these and or artistic type images. Or is it a waste of time?

I am no pro, and don't know about such things as profitability, but you might consider a calendar. 12 or 13 of these types of images would look great in that format.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on December 11, 2008, 09:22:22 AM
[quote name='carstenw' date='Dec 11 2008, 08:45 AM' post='243572']
Not speaking for anyone else, but I don't dislike you, I just find it frustrating when you once in a while post extremely critical and harsh posts. There must be a nicer way...


I have been known to write before thinking it over..:+}

I have a filter problem sometimes and I write what I think, whether good or bad..:+}

Thanks for the comments...  and I am trying to be less harsh and extremely critical.
I just happen to get bent out of shape sometimes.. specially with one particular photographer in here that every time I see his posts I have to hold back on my thoughts!! :+} I do not like copy cats!:+}
Actually I have taken down a lot of my work (here) and do not show half of my "main" stuff as I do not want people to copy my some of my work.

In any case Thank you guys and I am trying to keep the harsh comments to a minimum..:+]

trying to use atleast the 1 stop ND filter on myself...:+}
LOL

Snook

PAUL: going to post here in an edit as not to waste another post to conversation.
Thanks for your comments and suggestions.
I appreciate it.
No offense about the Puzzle statement at all. I actually thought about that myself as my 2 little girls are into puzzles right now. Just not sure if I would want it so commercial. But it is a thought..."$" :+}.
It looks kind of like a Puzzle already when you look at it. That is how they build there and the lines are not distorted... That is how they build there in the hills.
I too like spicy conversation every once in a  while. But many times in forums things can get out of hand and when you write fast and ppost, many people look at it different ways and have time to read into all kinds of things.
accusing of something your not. I made a stupid comment once about a certain ethnic group,trying to be political correct here:+}, and I am not racist at all. I do not have one ounce of racism. But I won't get into that. In any case everyone jumped all over me.
It is hard to write with out offending people sometimes even if you may be sarcastic or joking.
Case and Point, I think there is some Hitler video, I did not even look at it, going on that looks like the post is ping ponging around with some thinking it is funny and others offended or Vice Versa. You cannot please everyone.
In any case this is getting off topic,But I think you know what I mean.
When I made a comment about Frank D getting into a Posting argument and I went to get popcorn.. I laughed myself silly for an hour.. But Most did not like it at all... Well I did! :+]

Thanks again!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: paulmoorestudio on December 11, 2008, 09:54:05 AM
Thanks for the comments...  and I am trying to be less harsh and extremely critical.
I just happen to get bent out of shape sometimes.. specially with one particular photographer in here that every time I see his posts I have to hold back on my thoughts!! :+} I do not like copy cats!:+}
Actually I have taken down a lot of my work (here) and do not show half of my "main" stuff as I do not want people to copy my some of my work.

In any case Thank you guys and I am trying to keep the harsh comments to a minimum..:+]

trying to use atleast the 1 stop ND filter on myself...:+}
LOL

Snook
[/quote]

while I don't think these as strong as the earlier stuff I saw of yours - I think they are good.. and would have some commercial art interest for the automotive sector.. cards, calander etc..I'm not saying they are of that level (postcardy) and wouldn't sell as fine art prints but that is how I see them.  
the cityscapes are very nice as well and I am sure would make nice art prints.. don't take this the wrong way but they would make killer jigsaw puzzles!! would keep my mom busy for a month.
say hello to dougy thompson if you run into down there.
I have been trying to rekindle my art side of photography the past few years - after so many years of tying to be a creative commercial photographer I now look at the art business side differently than when I was getting my art degree.. so it makes it easier to step back and look at both aspects with some degree of separation and amusement.. so don't take my comments or anyones too seriously.. that goes for what you say as well.. I like to see the fireworks here, means that we aren't dead yet and have not been totally emasculated..god knows we are headed to both.. so let it rip and let the chips fall.. we are all big boys here and can defend ourselves.. at least with words still.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on December 12, 2008, 01:53:04 PM
One from today.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 13, 2008, 08:24:31 PM
.....  from "Minas"


taken this friday in Spain.



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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on December 14, 2008, 09:18:07 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
.....  from "Minas"
taken this friday in Spain.

I like this one a lot. Strong composition and colours.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jparadise on December 14, 2008, 11:10:12 AM
From last week -- Leaf Aptus on Mamiya 645 AFD
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on December 15, 2008, 06:29:44 AM
edit.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: H1/A75 Guy on December 15, 2008, 10:12:43 AM
I like these, Frank. When you get a chance, I'd like to see some female images that also show some stronger skin texture.

David
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on December 15, 2008, 12:22:13 PM
depends on the setting.
And you should see the full res versions they have alot of detail
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on December 18, 2008, 03:48:36 AM
Hi All,

this shot is still 'rough', needs quite a bit of post, but it's the first time I shot 'stitched panoramics' from a chopper.

The brief was to shoot progress shots of the construction site on the peninsula in the foreground and relate it to the harbour and Sydney city beyond.

This is only 2 frames, but some of them were 6 frames and they all stitched beautifully in PS. Great for wall size display which is the final use...

Cheers

Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 18, 2008, 04:10:05 AM
Quote from: Murray Fredericks
Hi All,

this shot is still 'rough', needs quite a bit of post, but it's the first time I shot 'stitched panoramics' from a chopper.

The brief was to shoot progress shots of the construction site on the peninsula in the foreground and relate it to the harbour and Sydney city beyond.

This is only 2 frames, but some of them were 6 frames and they all stitched beautifully in PS. Great for wall size display which is the final use...

Cheers

Murray
cool.
great view too. which  time of the day? so clear...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on December 18, 2008, 04:27:44 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
cool.
great view too. which  time of the day? so clear...


Hi Rainer,

2.30pm in summer. Usually very hazy/dusty at that time (and in summer), but we have had a bit of rain lately to clear the air.

This was from 2000 feet, usually it gets worse from that high but this time it was better higher in terms of clarity...

Thanks

Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndrewDyer on December 18, 2008, 04:53:38 AM
NIce one Murray!!

I am flying back to Sydney in a couple of weeks, after being away for 4 &1/2 years...
Hope it is nice and clean like that when I get there.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on December 19, 2008, 09:29:46 AM
Quote from: Murray Fredericks
Hi All,

this shot is still 'rough', needs quite a bit of post, but it's the first time I shot 'stitched panoramics' from a chopper.

The brief was to shoot progress shots of the construction site on the peninsula in the foreground and relate it to the harbour and Sydney city beyond.

This is only 2 frames, but some of them were 6 frames and they all stitched beautifully in PS. Great for wall size display which is the final use...

Cheers

Murray

Any chance of seeing a 100% crop from the back(upper) part of the picture..:+}
Very nice
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on December 19, 2008, 05:10:52 PM
Quote from: Snook
Any chance of seeing a 100% crop from the back(upper) part of the picture..:+}
Very nice
Snook


Little Bit of sharpening - 80%  .7

Cheers

Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on December 20, 2008, 01:46:42 AM
Here's a 7 Frame Stitch - final image 18000 pixels native.

Also a crop 100% of the background - sharpening only on the crop 90%  .7.

Cheers

Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Don Libby on December 20, 2008, 03:52:07 PM
This might be going to a publication shortly.

Cambo RS 1000/35mm lens P45+ (three images layered with different focusing points)

[attachment=10433:Bright_Angel_II.jpg]

don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: shelby_lewis on December 21, 2008, 03:06:01 AM
Quote from: Iron Creek
This might be going to a publication shortly.

Cambo RS 1000/35mm lens P45+ (three images layered with different focusing points)

[attachment=10433:Bright_Angel_II.jpg]

don

This is excellent Don!

Not to be fidgety, but am I seeing some green/magenta color shift in the gray sky area?

None the less... Beautiful.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on December 21, 2008, 03:20:43 AM
A composite for Fashion Weekly
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 21, 2008, 05:33:16 AM
Chemical Island


http://www.tangential.de/fertiberia/ (http://www.tangential.de/fertiberia/)





This is a serial of shots, originally taken with the G10 just as layouts for a production with my e75.  
finally i liked the look of the G10 and finished them, printed as 35x50 cm prints.
( although i will reshoot several views to make these large ).
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on December 21, 2008, 05:54:28 AM
Rainer,

some sublime images in there...

I love the more textural, abstract works in there.

Are you familiar with Shinichiro Kobayashi's work?  Also a bit in the realm of Burtynsky...

Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 21, 2008, 05:57:41 AM
Quote from: Murray Fredericks
Rainer,

some sublime images in there...

I love the more textural, abstract works in there.

Are you familiar with Shinichiro Kobayashi's work?  Also a bit in the realm of Burtynsky...

Murray

thanks murray
no i am not familiar with his work. i will search for ...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ixpressraf on December 21, 2008, 06:28:07 AM
Old abandoned steel mill. Ixpress 96C on a digiflex with the 1,2mm 50mm nikon Ai lens wide open.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on December 21, 2008, 06:49:43 AM
While we are on this...

The day I tested the Sinar System I finally purchased, I rented an ultralight and spent the day following a helicopter dropping napalm on the felled forest coups of NE Tasmania.

The colours are as seen through the spectral effects of the smoke...

Murray
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on December 21, 2008, 07:38:15 AM
really nice..I always like this kind of subjects..
Quote from: ixpressraf
Old abandoned steel mill. Ixpress 96C on a digiflex with the 1,2mm 50mm nikon Ai lens wide open.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ixpressraf on December 21, 2008, 07:44:41 AM
Quote from: dustblue
really nice..I always like this kind of subjects..
I use them for calendar and office decoration. But as i have a lot of these images i was thinking of making a book out of them....
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: klane on December 21, 2008, 05:32:00 PM
Quote from: ixpressraf
I use them for calendar and office decoration. But as i have a lot of these images i was thinking of making a book out of them....


You should. Id buy a copy.

Why is that some images have much less of a vignette of the square area than others? doesnt the digiflex have a a gate opening of 24x36? Id love to to know specifics about that aspect.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ixpressraf on December 21, 2008, 08:36:31 PM
Quote from: klane
You should. Id buy a copy.

Why is that some images have much less of a vignette of the square area than others? doesnt the digiflex have a a gate opening of 24x36? Id love to to know specifics about that aspect.

The Digiflex does indeed only have a 24/36 image frame but because that opening is relatively far away from yhe sensor, you get an extra milimeter or so and those wonderfull softed edges at wider appertures. I use the digiflex with the 50mm lens but mostly with my super rotators now.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Aurelio on December 23, 2008, 08:55:21 PM
from last week session for a client  Leaf Afi7
[attachment=10495:Untitled_00146w.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kirk Gittings on December 23, 2008, 09:23:00 PM
Quote from: Murray Fredericks
.........I rented an ultralight and spent the day following a helicopter dropping napalm on the felled forest coups of NE Tasmania

Murray

And you were flying through this toxic soup??????
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ziocan on December 23, 2008, 09:47:58 PM
Quote from: Kirk Gittings
And you were flying through this toxic soup??????
"Smells like victory."
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ixpressraf on December 24, 2008, 01:48:18 AM
"Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning." and now some music please, preferably Wagners flight of the......
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on December 24, 2008, 05:11:10 AM
You all have beautiful work! Many thanks for sharing...
Here is mine, it's a test for my next work... P45+ and 120mm macro mamiya
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on December 24, 2008, 06:53:13 AM
Quote from: michele
You all have beautiful work! Many thanks for sharing...
Here is mine, it's a test for my next work... P45+ and 120mm macro mamiya
I like your lighting a lot. What apperture is that taken with?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: clawery on December 24, 2008, 09:42:10 AM
Quote from: ixpressraf
Old abandoned steel mill. Ixpress 96C on a digiflex with the 1,2mm 50mm nikon Ai lens wide open.


Beautiful work!

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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on December 24, 2008, 09:47:40 AM
Quote from: geotzo
I like your lighting a lot. What apperture is that taken with?

Thanks!
It was 11...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ziocan on December 24, 2008, 11:53:23 AM
Quote from: michele
You all have beautiful work! Many thanks for sharing...
Here is mine, it's a test for my next work... P45+ and 120mm macro mamiya
very interesting light.

which version of the 120mm do you have?
I have the old version with the aperture ring and cannot meter with the camera. hopefully the optical quality is as good as the newer one.  

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Josh l. on December 25, 2008, 02:48:37 AM
Just shot this for fun in my kitchen the other day.
Shot with a P21 via a mamiya, with a 120 macro, all processed with the latest capture one.
Enjoy.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/flyforskinnyguy9/Egg_Layered.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on December 25, 2008, 05:23:35 AM
Quote from: ziocan
very interesting light.

which version of the 120mm do you have?
I have the old version with the aperture ring and cannot meter with the camera. hopefully the optical quality is as good as the newer one.

First of all happy christmas!!!
well,
I have the D version, so the last one, I don't have the older version so I can't say if there are some differences, but I have the 35 the 80D and the 120D macro and I think that the 35 has some limitations in terms of resolution and color rendition, it has a distortion pretty much visible but capture one 4.5 teaks care of it...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: chiek on December 25, 2008, 08:50:16 PM
for Dvico multimedia player company....

Hasselblad H1 + leaf valeo 22 back,

This is my 2nd post...  

I studied a lot of item this forum, especially MFDB & 35mm wide lenses...

Happy New Year~!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ndevlin on December 26, 2008, 09:26:24 AM
[quote name='rainer_v' date='Dec 21 2008, 10:33 AM' post='246120']
Chemical Island


Rainer,

This is a captivating body of work, and a testament both to your eye and the competence of the G10 (which is rapidly becoming one of my favourite cameras ever).  What will be the end product of this project?

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year, btw.

- Nick.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on December 26, 2008, 12:00:55 PM
Finally Got my daughter to pose for me..
Made my Christmas and Once again my Favorite combo at the moment
P30 AFDII 80 1.9 either wide open or @ 2.8 max...:+}

Nothing Like capturing a good look from your own daughter..
I guess that is what Pride is all about...

Hope everyone had a great Holiday..:+}
Snook

These are hot off the press with no Post..
[attachment=10539:CF041711p.jpg][attachment=10540:CF041646p.jpg]
[attachment=10541:CF041544p.jpg][attachment=10542:CF041546p.jpg]
[attachment=10543:CF041629p.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ixpressraf on December 26, 2008, 12:28:43 PM
Quote from: chiek
for Dvico multimedia player company....

Hasselblad H1 + leaf valeo 22 back,

This is my 2nd post...  

I studied a lot of item this forum, especially MFDB & 35mm wide lenses...

Happy New Year~!

Hi Chiek,
Nice shots altough i prefer pictures of girls who eat a bit from time to time.....I had a girlfriend like her and believe me, it seldom ends like in a fairy tale.
best greetings, rafaello di ixpressivo.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 26, 2008, 09:31:54 PM
[http://tangential.de/fertiberia/]
Chemical Island


Rainer,

This is a captivating body of work, and a testament both to your eye and the competence of the G10 (which is rapidly becoming one of my favourite cameras ever).  What will be the end product of this project?

Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year, btw.

- Nick.
[/quote]

its part of my work about active or left industrial places. originally iwas just scouting, more so because its dangerous to be on the island without protection, also in parts of the islands is high radioactivity.
 will go back there to make hi resolution shots and make them large for exhibits and publication. large prints should give a very realistic impression of the texture of the ground, which is not natural  in most parts, just chemical.
after reviewing the shots i also liked the G10 files and their roughness.
btw. did you try RawPhotoProcessor for the G10? its amazing what details brings out the konverter with this camera. incredible much better than acr or all other konverters for the g10, also in the shadows there is so much more in the files than acr is konverting. RPP does a great job with my sinar or brumbaer dngs as well.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ndevlin on December 27, 2008, 10:36:08 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
btw. did you try RawPhotoProcessor for the G10? its amazing what details brings out the konverter with this camera. incredible much better than acr or all other konverters for the g10, also in the shadows there is so much more in the files than acr is konverting. RPP does a great job with my sinar or brumbaer dngs as well.

Rainer,

I have not tried RawPhoto, but will on your recommendation.  I liked the G9 a lot (as my article here last year said) but I feel the G10 is in a different class of quality.  

Lovely work -- just make sure you don't end up turning the same turquoise colour as the soil! That was kind of disturbing.
 
Cheers,

- Nick.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 27, 2008, 11:27:24 AM
Quote from: ndevlin
Rainer,

I have not tried RawPhoto, but will on your recommendation.  I liked the G9 a lot (as my article here last year said) but I feel the G10 is in a different class of quality.  

Lovely work -- just make sure you don't end up turning the same turquoise colour as the soil! That was kind of disturbing.
 
Cheers,

- Nick.
the turquoise is really there in this strength,- if not more ! its some chemical which has this tint.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ixpressraf on December 27, 2008, 02:21:55 PM
Some shots of trains that will never steam again.... DigiflexII with ixpress V96c and Super rotator 35mm and nikon 35mm 1,4 Ai lenses.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Mitchell Baum on December 28, 2008, 07:24:13 AM
Rainer,

Great series!

Have you tried Raw Developer with your Sinar?
Does Bumbaer still have advantages over Exposure?

Thanks for your many contributions to the forum.

Best,

Mitchell
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PeterA on December 28, 2008, 08:30:11 AM
Snook - lovely work.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on December 28, 2008, 12:14:41 PM
Quote from: PeterA
Snook - lovely work.

Thank you very much Peter..
They were not for work just for personal..:+]


Here are some form a recent catalogue last week..:+}

Snook


(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/RBW/images/RB1Done.jpg)

(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/RBW/images/RB2.jpg)

(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/RBW/images/RB3.jpg)

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PeterA on December 28, 2008, 05:13:31 PM
Snook ( nice catalogue work..but) - I hardly give 'commercial' work a second glance - pretty much everyone shoots the same - because clients all want the same 5-10 canned styles..
Personal work - well thats no excuses shooting isnt it? -

Cheers
Pete
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 28, 2008, 07:40:15 PM
Quote from: Mitchell Baum
Rainer,

Great series!

Have you tried Raw Developer with your Sinar?
Does Bumbaer still have advantages over Exposure?

Thanks for your many contributions to the forum.

Best,

Mitchell

thanks mitchell.

yes i tried raw develloper, but i prefer adobe for its much faster workflow with similar quality in the end. although now i am on the RPP train,
its so much sharper and cleaner in the shadows that its worths to convert with it from dng to 16bit and than to go on with editing in ps.

brumbaer is faster but now i use normally exposure. dng file quality is a little bit better now from exposure, although very close.
i prefer the dng workflow  of exposure now.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on December 29, 2008, 04:26:21 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
thanks mitchell.

yes i tried raw develloper, but i prefer adobe for its much faster workflow with similar quality in the end. although now i am on the RPP train,
its so much sharper and cleaner in the shadows that its worths to convert with it from dng to 16bit and than to go on with editing in ps.

brumbaer is faster but now i use normally exposure. dng file quality is a little bit better now from exposure, although very close.
i prefer the dng workflow  of exposure now.

Do you use Lightroom, or some other solution, for managing your files?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Lust4Life on December 29, 2008, 09:06:24 AM
A shot from my trip to the Texas Hill Country in November, 2008.
Pedernalis Falls - Approaching Storm.

Camera Hasselblad H3DII-39 with 28mm.
When reduced to jpg it came out much darker and far less dynamic range.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Mitchell Baum on December 29, 2008, 09:17:11 AM
Thanks Rainer. Very helpful.

Best,

Mitchell
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on December 29, 2008, 07:48:17 PM
Quote from: carstenw
Do you use Lightroom, or some other solution, for managing your files?

i use lightroom and bridge. bridge for actual projects and lightroom for image banks
and harddisc catalogues.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: chiek on December 29, 2008, 10:05:25 PM
Quote from: ixpressraf
Some shots of trains that will never steam again.... DigiflexII with ixpress V96c and Super rotator 35mm and nikon 35mm 1,4 Ai lenses.

Hi ixpressraf.
Nice Work, I like your pictures...
I just sold DIGIWIDE via Ebay.
and I making my systems (SINAR frame + SINAR DB shutter + Phaseone FLEX adaptor + any 35mm lens systems.)
Making is completed. and now testing my lenses...   pc-nikkor, pentax 645 lenses, ETC

Best regards,
Chiek
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ixpressraf on December 29, 2008, 10:12:59 PM
Quote from: chiek
Hi ixpressraf.
Nice Work, I like your pictures...
I just sold DIGIWIDE via Ebay.
and I making my systems (SINAR frame + SINAR DB shutter + Phaseone FLEX adaptor + any 35mm lens systems.)
Making is completed. and now testing my lenses...   pc-nikkor, pentax 645 lenses, ETC

Best regards,
Chiek
Hi Chiek,
i have never seen a digiwide in reality. It looks like a digitlex model 1 without viewfinder to me. I also had a digiflex1 some time ago. I was a perfect travel camera as it is very very small and lightweight. i am looking forward to see tour pictures made with the sinar system. It looks as if it will be a somewhat bigger system to carry arround....
Best regards, ixpressraf
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on January 01, 2009, 09:03:32 AM
Here's something a little different for me.  This car is a beautifully unrestored Voisin from around 1936 (still need to verify the exact year).  Attached is an exterior view, as well as, an interior.  The interior is a combination of Photomatix HDRI and crunching in Camera Raw.  Jim

[attachment=10667:Voisin_7...0018_dc3.jpg]
[attachment=10668:Voisin_D...dc4b_cr1.jpg]

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Terence h on January 01, 2009, 10:19:27 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something a little different for me.  This car is a beautifully unrestored Voisin from around 1936 (still need to verify the exact year).  Attached is an exterior view, as well as, an interior.  The interior is a combination of Photomatix HDRI and crunching in Camera Raw.  Jim

[attachment=10667:Voisin_7...0018_dc3.jpg]
[attachment=10668:Voisin_D...dc4b_cr1.jpg]

Hello Jim i really like that interior shot what set up did you do that with please.


Regards
Terence
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on January 01, 2009, 11:50:01 AM
Terence, That shot was lit from the right with an inkie shot through a glass block.  Two kino flos for fill were placed towards the back seat and out the left window, a couple of 2k's were hitting the cyc wall.  Glad you like the shot.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SeanBK on January 01, 2009, 12:43:36 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something a little different for me.  This car is a beautifully unrestored Voisin from around 1936 (still need to verify the exact year).  Attached is an exterior view, as well as, an interior.  The interior is a combination of Photomatix HDRI and crunching in Camera Raw.  Jim

[attachment=10667:Voisin_7...0018_dc3.jpg]
[attachment=10668:Voisin_D...dc4b_cr1.jpg]
Different yes, but as always great. I love the interior.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: redbutt on January 06, 2009, 02:48:27 AM
From a recent head shot session.
Lighting setup = mother nature.
P21+ on Mamiya AFD2 with 80mm f/2.8.
ISO 100, 1/100th @ f/3.5
[attachment=10767:talia_034.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: fovis on January 06, 2009, 03:05:00 AM
Spend the last weeks of 2008 in Berlin, - very nice city!!!

These are from a personal project: "The Architecture of Power"

[attachment=10769:fg_berlin01.jpg]
[attachment=10770:fg_berlin02.jpg]


Regards,

Peter H
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on January 06, 2009, 02:13:32 PM
Some Pics from this past weekend...:+}
Spent the week at the beach for the New Year...
Some of my favorites so far this year.

AFDII P30 and Mainly 80 1.9 or 35mm
The 35mm I only like at like f8 and smaller.. otherwise pretty soft I think..

Snook
(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/HDQ/images/CF042037_8_6_tonemapped.jpg)

(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/HDQ/images/CF042170_68_67_tonemapped.jpg)

(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/HDQ/images/OrangePlaya.jpg)

(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/HDQ/images/CF042110_07_09_tonemapped.jpg)

(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/HDQ/images/CF041852_3_4_5_6_7_#820001.jpg)


(http://homepage.mac.com/ekphotography/HDQ/images/CF042135_4_3_tonemapped.jpg)








Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: witz on January 06, 2009, 07:06:48 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something a little different for me.  This car is a beautifully unrestored Voisin from around 1936 (still need to verify the exact year).  Attached is an exterior view, as well as, an interior.  The interior is a combination of Photomatix HDRI and crunching in Camera Raw.  Jim

[attachment=10667:Voisin_7...0018_dc3.jpg]
[attachment=10668:Voisin_D...dc4b_cr1.jpg]


Jim,

I really like that you keep your whites from going 255 and ad some warmth to them.... to me this is more natural as well as some left over rule ingrained in me from my 8X10 film days doing print ads for picky AD/CD's and pre-press strippers. Gorgeous work as usual!


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on January 06, 2009, 09:03:52 PM
Thanks for the compliments on the vintage car shots!  In a week or so I'll be able to post some new work of a vehicle that's being introduced at the Detroit Auto Show.  I'm anxious to get it into my book!  Witz, the warm whites were also supposed to emulate a soft, cross processed effect, Kodalith paper also looked that way.  I'm so happy I don't shoot 8x10 any more!!!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: psorantin on January 07, 2009, 05:55:28 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
Chemical Island

http://www.tangential.de/fertiberia/ (http://www.tangential.de/fertiberia/)

This is a serial of shots, originally taken with the G10 just as layouts for a production with my e75.  
finally i liked the look of the G10 and finished them, printed as 35x50 cm prints.
( although i will reshoot several views to make these large ).



Hi Rainer,
The chemical island series looks very atmospheric.
As a chemist by training, I can relate to that...

By the way, I lived for 10 years in Munich, and enjoy seeing your work (being a regular visitor to tangential.de), e.g the Oberfranken church series.

A couple of technical questions to the chemical island series:
- Looks like you used HDR on some of the shots - correct?
- Feels also that high micro-contrast in post and high-ISO in-camera were used to enhance the look - ?

Herzliche Gruesse,
Peter

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dwdmguy on January 07, 2009, 10:45:23 PM
"Leaving the Playground" I wanted to show my son, now 12, growing up, keeping the playground close but having smooth waters ahead. A 5 second exposure using the new SR Vari-ND Duo Filter.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Colorwave on January 07, 2009, 11:42:57 PM
Quote from: dwdmguy
"Leaving the Playground" I wanted to show my son, now 12, growing up, keeping the playground close but having smooth waters ahead. A 5 second exposure using the new SR Vari-ND Duo Filter.
Beautifully done, with a wonderful atmosphere.  As the father of a son the same age, I like it even more for the metaphoric content.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dwdmguy on January 08, 2009, 08:29:02 AM
Quote from: Colorwave
Beautifully done, with a wonderful atmosphere.  As the father of a son the same age, I like it even more for the metaphoric content.
Thank you very much for such kind words.

Tom
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on January 08, 2009, 05:46:32 PM
Quote from: psorantin
Hi Rainer,
The chemical island series looks very atmospheric.
As a chemist by training, I can relate to that...

By the way, I lived for 10 years in Munich, and enjoy seeing your work (being a regular visitor to tangential.de), e.g the Oberfranken church series.

A couple of technical questions to the chemical island series:
- Looks like you used HDR on some of the shots - correct?
- Feels also that high micro-contrast in post and high-ISO in-camera were used to enhance the look - ?

Herzliche Gruesse,
Peter

thanks peter,
there is a semi transparent hdr layer  in several shots, also i have made very high micro contrast in the mid tones. iso isnt high but i added grain.
all the best
rainer
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: brentward on January 08, 2009, 08:05:59 PM
Here's a couple of shots of wine I did awhile back.

h2 + p45

(http://www.splashpour.com/images/beverage/01.jpg)(http://www.splashpour.com/images/beverage/02.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Juanito on January 09, 2009, 02:08:24 AM
Did a casting today. My stylist discovered this guy. No previous experience.

(http://mirelesblog.com/photos/damon_test/mireles_damon.jpg)

H1 w/ 50mm. Aptus 22.

John
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on January 09, 2009, 04:19:40 AM
This is coming up for a local clothing company:
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jing q on January 09, 2009, 11:55:59 AM
(http://superhyperreal.com/test/kenfbt.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on January 10, 2009, 10:43:10 AM
Quote from: jing q
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on January 10, 2009, 11:20:47 AM
Quote from: brentward
Here's a couple of shots of wine I did awhile back.

h2 + p45

(http://www.splashpour.com/images/beverage/01.jpg)(http://www.splashpour.com/images/beverage/02.jpg)

Really nice job brentward! can I ask you wich brand of flash do you use?
my best
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: phoTOMgraphy on January 10, 2009, 04:14:47 PM
hi everyone,
this is my first post at this thread. i'm looking to this thread everytime i come to luminous-landscape forum.  
now i'm proud to post one of my first images as a digital medium format photographer.
i got a 2nd hand H3D-39 2 weeks ago, and this is from the first shooting.

i'm not a professional photographer so this isn't really a "recent professional work" like the topics title - sorry.  

i would appreciate your opinion.

[attachment=10836:Mercedes...ienhafen.jpg]

regards
thomas

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on January 10, 2009, 04:36:21 PM
Thomas, I think you can spend a considerable amount of time on that  building, it's very interesting.  I'd shoot in at as many different times of the day as possible.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 10, 2009, 05:01:49 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Thomas, I think you can spend a considerable amount of time on that  building, it's very interesting.  I'd shoot in at as many different times of the day as possible.  Jim
I agree. It is crying out for a portfolio.
Very nice.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: phoTOMgraphy on January 11, 2009, 08:43:57 AM
Quote from: EricM
I agree. It is crying out for a portfolio.
Very nice.

yes indeed.
the only problem is, its about 1000km away from my hometown. it was during my stay in düsseldorf (germany) where i met the guy who sold the camera. i had just a few hours till my plane went back to vienna.

tom
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: brentward on January 11, 2009, 10:15:07 PM
Quote from: michele
Really nice job brentward! can I ask you wich brand of flash do you use?
my best



Thanks Michele, I use Broncolor lighting.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on January 12, 2009, 05:48:47 AM
Quote from: brentward
Thanks Michele, I use Broncolor lighting.


Really nice
Thank you for the information... I'm getting involved in high speed photography, but I alredy had profoto, so I'm expanding with a 7apro...
I'd like to see more of your high speed and splash work, but I cannot find anything in your website, I liked pretty much also your portraits!
my best
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 12, 2009, 06:33:09 AM
This is my first post in the Medium Format forum. I greatly admire all of your work! I've been spying for a long time.

I'm a young/emerging photographer specializing in cars and based in Australia, I was given my maiden commercial shoot last year to shoot some new cars for Jaguar in the French Alps.

I invested in a Mamiya AFDIII/ZD system for it. But I normally work on my Canon 1Ds Mark II.

I regret the purchase and wish I had either forked out the extra cash to buy the Phase One back, or rented them out instead.

The Mamiya has been nothing but disastrous, which i'll list in detail and ask for your help and feedback on in a new thread.

Despite the challenges, the shoot went exceptionally well, the client was ecstatic with the images and were proudly on display at the Detroit Motorshow as the Managing Director gave his speech over the weekend. I wish I was there personally to see it. I'm very happy!

(http://www.eastonchang.com/ll/image01.jpg)

(http://www.eastonchang.com/ll/image13.jpg)

(http://www.eastonchang.com/ll/image14.jpg)

(http://www.eastonchang.com/ll/image18.jpg)

Mamiya AFDIII with ZD back and 45mm prime, for all the shots.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: elitegroup on January 12, 2009, 07:14:13 AM
Quote from: Easton
This is my first post in the Medium Format forum. I greatly admire all of your work! I've been spying for a long time.

I'm a young/emerging photographer specializing in cars and based in Australia, I was given my maiden commercial shoot last year to shoot some new cars for Jaguar in the French Alps.

I invested in a Mamiya AFDIII/ZD system for it. But I normally work on my Canon 1Ds Mark II.

I regret the purchase and wish I had either forked out the extra cash to buy the Phase One back, or rented them out instead.

The Mamiya has been nothing but disastrous, which i'll list in detail and ask for your help and feedback on in a new thread.

Despite the challenges, the shoot went exceptionally well, the client was ecstatic with the images and were proudly on display at the Detroit Motorshow as the Managing Director gave his speech over the weekend. I wish I was there personally to see it. I'm very happy!

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 12, 2009, 07:18:43 AM
Quote from: elitegroup
Excellent work  

Thank you!!! *encouraged*
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on January 12, 2009, 10:42:24 AM
Easton, Well done!  I'll be down at the Detroit show sometime soon and will look for the art.  I've got a question concerning the rig for the motion shots, who or what did you use, or did you accomplish the look in post?  Again, great shots!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 12, 2009, 10:58:14 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Easton, Well done!  I'll be down at the Detroit show sometime soon and will look for the art.  I've got a question concerning the rig for the motion shots, who or what did you use, or did you accomplish the look in post?  Again, great shots!  Jim

Hi Jim!

Not sure if my images will be at the stand anymore, as they were just used on the large display screen on the wall and shown as a slideshow during the Press/Media presentation on sunday. But if you do see it please take a snap of it for me!

I don't know much about the rig as it and the rigger was organized by the production team. I just told him what I wanted and he did it for me. I have no experience with other professional/rental rigs so I can't comment on whether it was a good one or not. It took him a long time to set up (about 2 hours) but it was (obviously) extremely strong and stable.

I also did the post processing on all these shots. I had to retouch the rig out and supporting cables out from the shot and (slightly) desaturated the image as the green was too "Hobbit/Shire"
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 12, 2009, 11:05:29 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Easton, Well done!  I'll be down at the Detroit show sometime soon and will look for the art.  I've got a question concerning the rig for the motion shots, who or what did you use, or did you accomplish the look in post?  Again, great shots!  Jim

Here is a photograph of the rig (And me firing the pocket wizard!)

(http://www.eastonchang.com/bts/bts10.jpg)

The resulting image
(http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/62600/3333830d.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MAmaro on January 12, 2009, 01:23:23 PM
Quote from: Easton
Here is a photograph of the rig (And me firing the pocket wizard!)

(http://www.eastonchang.com/bts/bts10.jpg)

The resulting image
(http://www.supercars.net/pitlane/pics/62600/3333830d.jpg)

Easton,

Great work as always, I’ve been following your automotive work (along with Ruji's) for some time now.  Your rig shots even when they were from your custom setups looked great as well, if you didn't tell me I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference.  Although you had issues with your MF setup you still got some great shots that the client was pleased with – so in the end a success.  I think that Rig looks a lot like a "Move 'N Shoot" setup.  From what I can tell they seem to rent their custom setups out (http://www.move-n-shoot.com/).  Looks pretty sturdy, the site has specifics and some photos of the equipment used for those looking for more info.

Q
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on January 12, 2009, 03:10:24 PM
That Jag going downhill is good enough cause me a slight case of vertigo even at screen res. Truly amazing shots - and nice location!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on January 12, 2009, 07:50:46 PM
Easton, Here's a production still of a rig shot I did about 7-8 years ago that was one of the more elaborate rig shots I'd done.  The rig was something I had fabricated in the mid 90's and was strong enough to handle an 4x5 (although I did a few 8x10 shots too).  In this case we shot with a RZ67 and a 645 mounted to the same head so that I could shoot double the images (film).  The shot wasn't as spectacular as the location (Colorado) and the horses were problematic.  Horses don't listen like dogs do and they were constantly getting mixed up with the rig.  Anyways the carbon fiber square tubing and underbody mounts are quicker to install than my rig.  Love your location, was it New Zealand?  Jim
[attachment=10879:pontiac_rig_shot.jpg]

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 12, 2009, 08:55:13 PM
Hi Jim!

I do DIY rigging but this shoot for Jaguar was the first time I got the chance to use a real/professional rig. And it was great simply because I didn't have to worry about it, the rigger just does the angle I ask

But for my (bread and butter) magazine work at home, I do my own rigging and it's also quite ghetto. It is not anywhere near as stable as the professional one and you need to move on snail pace to try and get a sharp shot.

The location was in the French Alps - I really miss the place it was beautiful!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 12, 2009, 08:58:34 PM
Quote from: qstudios
Easton,

Great work as always, I’ve been following your automotive work (along with Ruji's) for some time now.  Your rig shots even when they were from your custom setups looked great as well, if you didn't tell me I wouldn't have been able to tell the difference.  Although you had issues with your MF setup you still got some great shots that the client was pleased with – so in the end a success.  I think that Rig looks a lot like a "Move 'N Shoot" setup.  From what I can tell they seem to rent their custom setups out (http://www.move-n-shoot.com/).  Looks pretty sturdy, the site has specifics and some photos of the equipment used for those looking for more info.

Q

I'm pretty sure it isn't the move-n-shoot setup, although they are all look to be roughly of the same or similar design. I do know that the rig we used is owned by a photographer though. Who rents it out whenever he's not using it. From what it seems like there are rigs for hire everywhere in the UK and Europe and move-n-shoot is just one of a multitude available these days.

Back here in Australia though - they are as rare as the Tasmanian Tiger, so you have to make do with your own DIY ideas.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jonathan H on January 12, 2009, 09:20:04 PM
Easton, those rig shots are fantastic!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rueyloon on January 12, 2009, 10:09:14 PM
Easton, eh, welcome on board  

I remember you from the days when you just started posting your car shots on clubsnap,
you've really progressed very well and very far

cheers

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: billthecat on January 13, 2009, 05:26:10 AM
Dear Easton,

Love the shots! I wouldn't know that this was your first big job, I'd have thought that you were doing this for a long time.

Happy to see the ZD looking good. Want to hear your problems with the ZD.

Bill
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: couleur on January 14, 2009, 05:22:05 AM
Quote from: billthecat
Dear Easton,

Love the shots! I wouldn't know that this was your first big job, I'd have thought that you were doing this for a long time.

Happy to see the ZD looking good. Want to hear your problems with the ZD.

Bill

Amazing photos, really like the second one...

I've seen this rig a couple of times, always used by Nigel Harniman. I wonder how much they actually cost to purchase.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: phoTOMgraphy on January 14, 2009, 05:46:07 AM
hi,
wouldn't it be same if you shoot a static scene, and afterwads adding some motion blur effects in photoshop?  
at least it would be a lot cheaper. or am i wrong.

great picures albeit!!

regards
tom
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SeanBK on January 14, 2009, 07:44:11 AM
Quote from: phoTOMgraphy
hi,
wouldn't it be same if you shoot a static scene, and afterwads adding some motion blur effects in photoshop?  
at least it would be a lot cheaper. or am i wrong.

great picures albeit!!

regards
tom
If I may interject. The motion blur where it transitions from close foreground (fast motion/higher blur effects) to distance where it is minimal, that smooth gradation/gradual transition IS very difficult/impossible to achive in post/PS - I think. That is the main reason for the rigs & in field shots.
  Please, do correct me if someone knows in post one can achive this. Thx.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 14, 2009, 08:27:27 AM
This shot here was achieved using that exact method.

http://www.eastonchang.com/jaguar8/image02.jpg (http://www.eastonchang.com/jaguar8/image02.jpg)

It can be done, but it's always much less preferred to using a rig.

There are a lot of complicated factors to motion blur. You can't just add blur, the real thing also has:

- motion blur in the reflections (panels, windows) of the car, and moving in the right direction (i.e it follows the curves and lines of the metallic object).

If it's say a front windscreen than it's basically impossible because you have to be able to see the driver behind the windscreen. You cannot individually blur the tree reflections without blurring the driver behind the glass.

- photoshop blur is not the same as real blur, it's close but subconscienciously you can just tell that it's not the same. It's mostly apparently at night, because photoshop blur will just "stretch" light across, making it look weaker and softer. In reality a spot light would drag in the background causing a light sabre effect.

- there are also varying degrees of blur based on distance to the moving car. For instance when you're travelling on a train and you look out the window, the trees nearest to you whizzes by extremely fast, whilst the objects in the distance move a lot more slowly. This means in a "rig" shot the blur is greatest when it's closest to the camera.

In other words... blur varies in 3 dimensions (includes depth). Whereas Photoshop blur just acts in 2 dimensions, it would blur the near objects and far objects to the same amount and it just looks wrong.

- blur also spins and bends, in photoshop you can basically only blur in a single straight direction. There are ways around it (distorting the background to fit the curvature) but it just dosn't work well.

I used to use photoshop to just do blur in the old days when I was just starting out and experimenting with all of this (about 3 or 4 years ago), then I started to build my own DIY-basic rig and never went back.



Also, the reason why I used photoshop blur in that picture is related to a problem with the Mamiya when it was taking the "rig/moving" exposure. Which i'll talk about in a new thread!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 14, 2009, 08:32:59 AM
By the way, your mind is always thinking and considering these things when you envision a shot - because you have to be able to clearly see the image in your mind (pre-rig) when making these kinds of images.

i.e you have to be able to stare at a road, and in your mind knowing full well how it would look on a moving rig.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on January 14, 2009, 08:52:32 AM
You know, just about anything is possible in post.  Don't forget that the target audience for Easton's photographs aren't other photographers but  the general public/consumer.  Not that they are naive but most people don't study the image as we would.  Easton's shots are successful (to me) because everything is right, it all looks natural, the locations are incredible and there's impact as a result of being there.  Believe it or not one of the toughest retouching nuances are the wheel spins, unless you have a profile (where the wheel is round) spinning the wheels in photoshop is problematic.  It can be done to most people's satisfaction but it doesn't look like the real thing.  Many times I'll shoot the vehicle then jack it up and spin the wheels to be shot for strip.  I'll also shoot studio vehicles and then shoot blur backgrounds that we'll put together in post and that looks good usually.  That look is similar to the parking garage motion shot Easton posted.  Attached are a few examples, none were shot with a rig.  The warm images are examples of shooting spinning wheel strips (you also get a good read on the brake), the cool shot I spun the wheels in post.   Jim
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 14, 2009, 09:20:40 AM
Gorgeous!!

Now I'm thinking I should be shooting the cars in a studio!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on January 14, 2009, 09:51:56 AM
Easton, There are some production advantages in working that way.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on January 14, 2009, 11:17:02 AM
Easton and Jim,

I want to thank you both for explaining so well what goes on in automobile photography. Doing plain old landscapes (that don't usually go anywhere very fast), I've never had any idea what a "rig" was or how or why one might use one. So this has been a real education for me, and makes me admire the beautiful results you both have shown even more.

Looking at Easton's example of a shot with blur added in Photoshop, it was interesting to note how the positioning of the car and the close nature of all of the surrounding blurred areas effectively minimized the 3D vs. 2D problems.

Great work guys!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on January 14, 2009, 01:59:22 PM
Quote from: EricM
Easton and Jim,

I want to thank you both for explaining so well what goes on in automobile photography. Doing plain old landscapes (that don't usually go anywhere very fast), I've never had any idea what a "rig" was or how or why one might use one. So this has been a real education for me, and makes me admire the beautiful results you both have shown even more.

Looking at Easton's example of a shot with blur added in Photoshop, it was interesting to note how the positioning of the car and the close nature of all of the surrounding blurred areas effectively minimized the 3D vs. 2D problems.

Great work guys!

Seconded - this has been some of the most interesting exchanges I've seen on the forums in a while.

Now, if only we'd have someone shooting motorcycles - preferably Harleys  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on January 19, 2009, 11:13:55 PM
Photographed with the Leaf AFi7 for a print ad...


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on January 20, 2009, 10:42:31 AM
"A Man and His Dog"  Hasselblad H2F, 39MS, 80mm.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: oyvindandersen on January 21, 2009, 06:16:35 AM
Publishing a picture of my 2 year old daughter Tora from a session in the studio recently.
Hasselblad 503CWD 80/2.8
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 22, 2009, 01:42:28 AM
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*testing LL upload feature*

I've been doing more testing on the ZD back so I took some tripod shots around my area over the weekend.

I did some post processing to restore as much detail and highlights as I could although i didn't correct the distortion - the first 2 images didn't need multiple exposures and the third one could've gone without bracketing either but I wanted to keep noise down. I'm amazed with medium format's ability to restore highlights and detail. The second shot looks kinda HDR'ish though. The back seems to choke beyond 15 second exposures.

Mamiya AFDIII/ZD 28mm Sekor D... still badly wanting a P21/25/30.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: stewarthemley on January 22, 2009, 04:01:17 AM
Oyvind, I really like your shot.  And yours too, Easton - especially the middle one.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Adina on January 22, 2009, 04:17:58 AM
Quote from: Easton
... I'm amazed with medium format's ability to restore highlights and detail. The second shot looks kinda HDR'ish though. ...

... welcomme in the world of MFDB ...

Greetings
Adina
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ivan muller on January 22, 2009, 04:58:12 AM
Hi,

Towards the end of last year I did some bottle shots for a national wine ad campaign. When I bought the local Time man of the year issue  I was quite surprised to see the final print ad.(I didn't even recognize the photos at first!) This made me think of the way I photographed these wine bottles , and I thought I would share my experience. Let me state that I am also not a specialist still life photographer!

For the camera I used a 450d with a 100mm macro. I  used the live view function to focus, frame and expose. It took about an hour (at a leisurely pace) to fine tune the lighting. I had already made some test shots beforehand and my highlights on the bottles had been okayed by the AD. I used a home made setup that cost in total about 70usd and a day to assemble. The white wine was photographed first and the label and cork separately. The AD then did some work on the highlights etc  and assembled all the separate photos. together. When the client arrived she had it all ready for them. they were happy and I could then photograph the red wine. The lighting setup remained unchanged. We couldn't initially figure out why the colour two labels looked different until we realized that the label on the white wine was more yellow because of the light shining through the transparent white wine! We then used the same label for both the bottles, only changing the colour of the lettering. The whole process took about half a day and my only involvement was lighting the bottle, label and bottle top and then handing over the converted raw files. For the shadows the final shots were used and sorted in photoshop. The AD did the rest. Live view,no photoshop(from my side), no fancy equipment, no assistant, no flash and a home made lighting rig.

Regards, Ivan
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: NBP on January 23, 2009, 06:01:41 AM
Jim & Easton: Great reading, thanks.

& Easton: Love the feel of your images - esspecially this one.


Quote from: Easton
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Got a feeling you will go far - best of luck  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 24, 2009, 05:13:35 AM
Thanks Stewart and NBP

Quote from: NBP
Got a feeling you will go far - best of luck  

I hope so! I'll be happy just to get another commercial client under my belt, I'm trying to get an agent at the moment!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: froesner on January 26, 2009, 12:09:16 PM
For Amnesty International, German chapter, "60 years of human rights".
H3D II 39 / HC 28 / 100 ISO / 0.6 sec / 8.0

Cheers, Frank

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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: R_Medvid on January 26, 2009, 06:55:41 PM
Some samples out of 20+ still shots for a major TV channel in Ukraine -- these were used to create captions for the Good Morning show.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kurt Kamka on January 26, 2009, 09:12:18 PM
Very nice, Roman. Out of curiosity, which lens is this with? Thanks.

Kurt

Quote from: R_Medvid
Some samples out of 20+ still shots for a major TV channel in Ukraine -- these were used to create captions for the Good Morning show.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Arminw on January 27, 2009, 01:06:56 PM
Quote from: froesner
For Amnesty International, German chapter, "60 years of human rights".
H3D II 39 / HC 28 / 100 ISO / 0.6 sec / 8.0

Cheers, Frank

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Very nice image Frank ... loving the colours and feel of it . I am thinking of getting the HC28 are you happy with it ?

Armin
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: froesner on January 27, 2009, 02:16:21 PM
Quote from: Arminw
Very nice image Frank ... loving the colours and feel of it . I am thinking of getting the HC28 are you happy with it ?

Armin

Thank you Armin and yes, I am happy with the 28. It's sharp even in the corners and together with Phocus / DAC it delivers outstanding results

Best,

Frank
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: R_Medvid on January 27, 2009, 07:15:35 PM
Quote from: Kurt Kamka
Very nice, Roman. Out of curiosity, which lens is this with? Thanks.

Kurt

Thank you, Kurt. The first shot was done with 35mm AF, others were shot with 45mm AF (all bought at eBay for reasonable money  ) )

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Streetwise on January 27, 2009, 10:47:45 PM
Here's a couple of raw shots from a few weeks ago. They're from a series of shots of the new library at West Point Military Academy.

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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: miketelemark on January 27, 2009, 10:48:01 PM
Fantastic work in this thread.  Great idea for a post!  A couple from my recent travels.

-Mike
www.MichaelAndersonGallery.com
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 27, 2009, 11:06:04 PM
Wow!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mjrichardson on January 28, 2009, 12:16:14 AM
Beautiful shots Mike, love the atmosphere! Would you mind sharing what equipment you used? I have always found it fascinating the way they use the Cormorants to catch the fish, my next trip for sure!

Thanks for sharing.

Mat.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on January 28, 2009, 12:29:25 AM
I second that: wonderful images.
I would be interested in the atmosphere/light: how was it done?

Thanks,
Thierry

Quote from: mjrichardson
Beautiful shots Mike, love the atmosphere! Would you mind sharing what equipment you used? I have always found it fascinating the way they use the Cormorants to catch the fish, my next trip for sure!

Thanks for sharing.

Mat.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: miketelemark on January 28, 2009, 12:59:53 AM
Quote from: thsinar
I second that: wonderful images.
I would be interested in the atmosphere/light: how was it done?

Thanks,
Thierry

Thanks you guys!  I shoot with a Hasselblad H2D, and the lighting is natural in the photo of Angel Falls.  I made manual adjustments to white balance and min B/D in the clouds.  I used a grad over the sky.  This is Canaima National Park in Venezuela, one of the most unique and dramatic landscapes in the world.  I have such great memories of that trip!  The shot of the fisherman benefited from a fill flash to preserve detail in the black feathers and the fisherman's face.  I also dodged them a lttle in PP.  The sky was really that color- the best sunset of a month long trip.  The area is know for it's hazy skies and I got lucky with a brilliant sunset and a somewhat smoky sky.  I used a 2 stop split graduated neutral density grad in this shot too.

-Mike
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on January 28, 2009, 01:20:42 AM
Thanks Mike, for these interesting details.

Thierry

Quote from: miketelemark
Thanks you guys!  I shoot with a Hasselblad H2D, and the lighting is natural in the photo of Angel Falls.  I made manual adjustments to white balance and min B/D in the clouds.  I used a grad over the sky.  This is Canaima National Park in Venezuela, one of the most unique and dramatic landscapes in the world.  I have such great memories of that trip!  The shot of the fisherman benefited from a fill flash to preserve detail in the black feathers and the fisherman's face.  I also dodged them a lttle in PP.  The sky was really that color- the best sunset of a month long trip.  The area is know for it's hazy skies and I got lucky with a brilliant sunset and a somewhat smoky sky.  I used a 2 stop split graduated neutral density grad in this shot too.

-Mike
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: elitegroup on January 28, 2009, 03:22:43 AM
Quote from: miketelemark
Thanks you guys!  I shoot with a Hasselblad H2D, and the lighting is natural in the photo of Angel Falls.  I made manual adjustments to white balance and min B/D in the clouds.  I used a grad over the sky.  This is Canaima National Park in Venezuela, one of the most unique and dramatic landscapes in the world.  I have such great memories of that trip!  The shot of the fisherman benefited from a fill flash to preserve detail in the black feathers and the fisherman's face.  I also dodged them a lttle in PP.  The sky was really that color- the best sunset of a month long trip.  The area is know for it's hazy skies and I got lucky with a brilliant sunset and a somewhat smoky sky.  I used a 2 stop split graduated neutral density grad in this shot too.

-Mike

Fantastic work Mike  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on January 28, 2009, 05:25:40 PM
Got to go back to the old car graveyard again..:+}

Got to do 2 sessions there and was told I can go there when ever I want..:+}
The people were more than friendly.

Snook
Just a few
AFDII P30 and the 80 mm 1.9 either wide open or at 2.0

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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Don Libby on January 28, 2009, 06:18:58 PM
Haven’t posted here much lately but wanted to add this image.  I’m currently in Crescent City photographing the redwoods, decided to do some coastal shots.

(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/8/6/8/harris-beach-28mm.jpg)

Phase One AFD, P45+ and 28mm lens

don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Steve Hendrix on January 28, 2009, 06:21:35 PM
Quote from: Iron Creek
Haven’t posted here much lately but wanted to add this image.  I’m currently in Crescent City photographing the redwoods, decided to do some coastal shots.

(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/8/6/8/harris-beach-28mm.jpg)

Phase One AFD, P45+ and 28mm lens

don


That's very nice Don. I'm assuming you were perched on a rock like one of those I see?


Steve Hendrix
Phase One

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on January 28, 2009, 07:38:51 PM
Some architecture shots I was trying with the 80mm 1.9 wide open.
Thought I would get more CA but nothing on these shots.
Straight out of C-1 4.6
Snook
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on January 28, 2009, 07:43:33 PM
Some very nice images, Eric.

Thierry

Quote from: Snook
Got to go back to the old car graveyard again..:+}
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on January 29, 2009, 05:01:56 AM
Quote from: Snook
Got to go back to the old car graveyard again..:+}

Got to do 2 sessions there and was told I can go there when ever I want..:+}
The people were more than friendly.

I really love that second-last shot of the steering wheel, Snook.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on January 29, 2009, 09:03:34 AM
Thank you guys..
trying to throw up a website to show you all as I shot around 400 images and like most all of them believe it or not..:+]
Thanks for the comments.
It is a shooters paradise there.. specially if you like old cars, low light and fast lens...:+}
Snook
I had to be careful b/c some of the cars had not even been opened up in 10-20 yearsand had bees nest bird doodoo and all kinds of creatures in and around the cars.
Here where I live there is a disease called hanta and it is usually in dark non ventilated areas like where I was...
Actually a friend of mines brother died from it and he was only 18 years old.

Will try to post some more and or the website..

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on January 29, 2009, 02:45:37 PM
PhaseOne P45+ 80mmD and 120mmD on PhaseOne camera... Profoto 7a 1200w
What do you guys think?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on January 29, 2009, 03:47:48 PM
Quote from: michele
PhaseOne P45+ 80mmD and 120mmD on PhaseOne camera... Profoto 7a 1200w
What do you guys think?

That's brilliant! Great execution as well.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Toto on January 29, 2009, 04:28:17 PM
Very nice

Here is Palm Beach, Florida

H3D2 31 28mm

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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Anthony R on January 29, 2009, 05:26:09 PM
Quote from: michele
PhaseOne P45+ 80mmD and 120mmD on PhaseOne camera... Profoto 7a 1200w
What do you guys think?

Well done. I don't think you need all the white space around the image though. Maybe crop in?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on January 29, 2009, 07:02:45 PM
Some more from the "Lost Cars"
:+}

Maybe Haefpner will help me get all te names of these cars... Hum... Maybe another trip.....

Snook
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Don Libby on January 30, 2009, 12:43:03 AM
Quote from: Steve Hendrix/Phase One
That's very nice Don. I'm assuming you were perched on a rock like one of those I see?


Steve Hendrix
Phase One

Thanks Steve, actually I was standing in about 6" of water!

don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Don Libby on January 30, 2009, 12:51:07 AM
(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/8/6/8/cf001051.jpg)

Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park - Cambo RS1000, 35mm lens and P45+

don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on January 30, 2009, 03:36:28 AM
Quote from: Anthony R
Well done. I don't think you need all the white space around the image though. Maybe crop in?

Thanks to all!!!
Yes, you are right, too much white around, I'll crop, I was thinking about the needs of the art director...
My best
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Mitchell Baum on January 30, 2009, 10:02:43 AM
Don,

That's a real beauty. Did you do anything special with the exposure  to handle the DR?

Best,

Mitchell
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on January 30, 2009, 02:21:32 PM
Recent Cover for a international magazine..

Snook
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on January 31, 2009, 05:26:25 PM
Some very nice work being shown lately!  Snook, I wish those cars were a little closer to home, what great subjects!  Here's a couple of the shots I did last week.  Jim


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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 31, 2009, 09:51:39 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Some very nice work being shown lately!  Snook, I wish those cars were a little closer to home, what great subjects!  Here's a couple of the shots I did last week.  Jim


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Looking great, I (of course) especially love the second one! What camera system do you use Jim?

Love all these recent new images everyone.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on January 31, 2009, 10:16:07 PM
Easton, I use the Mamiya 645 and P45 back.  I've always used Mamiya starting with the RB67.  The P45 works great for me also (they might be a good buy used).  By the way, I was contacted last week by a creative director here in the US that was desperate to buy an image from me although he originally thought you were the photographer.  Apparently, your name is getting around!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on January 31, 2009, 11:20:43 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Easton, I use the Mamiya 645 and P45 back.  I've always used Mamiya starting with the RB67.  The P45 works great for me also (they might be a good buy used).  By the way, I was contacted last week by a creative director here in the US that was desperate to buy an image from me although he originally thought you were the photographer.  Apparently, your name is getting around!  Jim

The P45 is still a little unaffordable for me at the moment, though i've been given a great price on an ex-demo Aptus 65 which i'm extremely close to deciding to purchase this week. I didn't know you used a P1.

Yes i'm starting to realize how small the world is when familiar names start popping around! The world must have shrunk even more when internet forums kicked in.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on January 31, 2009, 11:42:07 PM
Some particularly stunning work over the the last page or so.
Nice work peeps.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Justinr on February 01, 2009, 04:14:11 AM
The Mamiya ZD back is not the class leader as we know but when it gets things right it's not that bad-

Stone wall (http://www.thstonemason.ie)

This is fairly grey/blue wall taken on a dull day and yet with minimal tweaking it really found the colour.

Justin.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bernardo68 on February 01, 2009, 05:27:11 AM
though i have h3d for commercial,
these shots in of parkour in marrakech marokko are made with 2 pretty 20 year old mamiyas 6,
so i think equipment does not always matter

bernhardhuber.com

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on February 01, 2009, 07:28:18 AM
bernardo beautiful shots! I think equipment does matter, but just as long as it allows you to take the photographs you want...
This is a composite of something about 12 shots, unfortunately this place doesn't exist in reality   P45+ and Mamiya 35mm postproduced in Ps Cs3
My best
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Justinr on February 01, 2009, 07:28:42 AM
Quote from: bernardo68
though i have h3d for commercial,
these shots in of parkour in marrakech marokko are made with 2 pretty 20 year old mamiyas 6,
so i think equipment does not always matter

bernhardhuber.com

Certainly doesn't-

(http://www.justinseye.com/Kilfinane-Dec-08-wbsz.jpg)

Taken on a 70 year old 6X7 Agfa  last month (the film was 2yrs out of date as well).

Justin.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Don Libby on February 01, 2009, 11:03:59 AM
Quote from: Mitchell Baum
Don,

That's a real beauty. Did you do anything special with the exposure  to handle the DR?

Best,

Mitchell

Hi Mitchell

Nothing special so far on this shot other than almost falling down the hill I was on.  I opened first in C1 then over to CS4 for some minor post.  I’ll really work on it when I get it back in the studio and better computers and monitors.

Thank you for the complement

don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 01, 2009, 11:12:57 AM
Easton, What's a P1?  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ctz on February 01, 2009, 11:19:44 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Easton, What's a P1?  Jim

i presume a P1 is a phase one.
for the record, i use a P1 on a P2.

(a P45+ on a Sinar P2)

...hm, nice...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on February 01, 2009, 11:32:47 AM
Sorry! Yes thats what I meant - Phase One

I've noticed that the best car shooters often use Phase Ones....

Car images in the high end which still possess unstripped EXIF data usually reveal a Phase One back of some sort.

Nigel Harniman also uses P45+

Rene Staud uses Leaf but he rarely does rig shots and it's mostly studio work.

A working assistant I know who assists some of the best car shooters in London also mentioned that in his experience - all the high end car shooters he's come across use Phase One's.

Hmm - so if I bought a Phase One back would I also become a successful high end car shooter?

..If only it were that easy!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 01, 2009, 03:00:19 PM
How could I not have known that!  Phase One, yes, here in Detroit the majority of car guys use them.  Mostly P45's or P45+'s, not sure if anyone's splurged on the P65 yet.  Here's the balance of the 68 Camaro show car.  Keith, that's a very interesting image, what is it?  Jim
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Terence h on February 02, 2009, 02:41:53 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
How could I not have known that!  Phase One, yes, here in Detroit the majority of car guys use them.  Mostly P45's or P45+'s, not sure if anyone's splurged on the P65 yet.  Here's the balance of the 68 Camaro show car.  Keith, that's a very interesting image, what is it?  Jim
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Jim you really are a master vehicle photographer.

Regards
Terence
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: phoTOMgraphy on February 02, 2009, 04:08:50 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
How could I not have known that!  Phase One, yes, here in Detroit the majority of car guys use them.  Mostly P45's or P45+'s, not sure if anyone's splurged on the P65 yet.  Here's the balance of the 68 Camaro show car.  Keith, that's a very interesting image, what is it?  Jim
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hi jim,
great work!

i wonder if you would tell me the secret of how to get that graphic look on your shots?  
i like the look just like illustrator art.

cheers
tom

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on February 02, 2009, 04:10:23 AM
Quote from: Terence h
Jim you really are a master vehicle photographer.

Those Camaro shots are so perfect they look like CG! You should put a little dirt on it somewhere
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on February 02, 2009, 05:01:37 AM
Quote from: KLaban
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Flagellum


Circles of confusion, then, Keith?

As my Latin(?) sucks, does Flagellum have anything to do with flagellation or am I simply flagging up another monumental error? Oh dear, never mind, it´s very early in the mid-morning for me. That´s another interesting concept that I came across in The da Vinci Code, which despite much criticism, I thoroughly enjoyed. The book, I mean.

I haven´t be visiting this section much of late - somewhat dangerous territory for me at times - but I do think there is quite often some pretty nice stuff on show, particularly the American cars, a youthful daydream of mine long lost in economic reality. Nice to see your work here too!

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: David WM on February 02, 2009, 10:06:53 AM
These are stunning!  I was wondering it you mind sharing how you achieved the DOF with the rear view. Its a bit hard to tell with the image that size but it looks like you pretty well have the whole length of the car covered.

David

Quote from: haefnerphoto
How could I not have known that!  Phase One, yes, here in Detroit the majority of car guys use them.  Mostly P45's or P45+'s, not sure if anyone's splurged on the P65 yet.  Here's the balance of the 68 Camaro show car.  Keith, that's a very interesting image, what is it?  Jim
[attachment=11311:68_Camar...rear_dc5.jpg]

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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on February 02, 2009, 10:15:21 AM
Quote from: Rob C
As my Latin(?) sucks, does Flagellum have anything to do with flagellation or am I simply flagging up another monumental error? Oh dear, never mind, it´s very early in the mid-morning for me. That´s another interesting concept that I came across in The da Vinci Code, which despite much criticism, I thoroughly enjoyed. The book, I mean.
It has everything to do with it. A flagellum is a whip-like structure possessed by some bacteria, which they use to move around. Whether that's how it's used in this context, I'm not sure.

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on February 02, 2009, 10:36:54 AM
Quote from: KLaban
Jim, thanks. As is the case for most of my work, it's what you see or you want it to be.

I want it to be a reversed reflection in a non-flat surface of a model in a skimpy swimsuit.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on February 02, 2009, 12:34:13 PM
Quote from: KLaban
Rob, as kikashi has said, flagellae are whip like structures. Has the image anything to do with flagellation, well, as I said in my previous post, if you imagine it has or want it to be...
Sorry to be picky, but the plural of flagellum (3rd declension, IIRC from more than 30 years ago, like bellum) is flagella. The plural would be flagellae only if the singular were flagella (1st declension, like mensa).

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BJNY on February 02, 2009, 03:20:21 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
How could I not have known that!  Phase One, yes, here in Detroit the majority of car guys use them.  Mostly P45's or P45+'s, not sure if anyone's splurged on the P65 yet.  Here's the balance of the 68 Camaro show car.  Keith, that's a very interesting image, what is it?  Jim
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Jim,

I've not been keeping up,

but a while back did you say you're doing these great images with dedolights?

Billy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 02, 2009, 09:42:22 PM
Quote from: BJNY
Jim,

I've not been keeping up,

but a while back did you say you're doing these great images with dedolights?

Billy

Billy, I don't use dedolights, that was Simon Harper in New Zealand.  I use kenoflos and tungsten lights bounced off of flying flats (at least that's how I lit the Camaro images).  I agree that the shots can be over imaged a bit but I guess that's my background.  Also, since I shot 3 exterior views and 2 details in one day there wasn't much time for experimentation.  These were done very quickly by car photography standards, which is something that I'm finding to be the case more often than not.  I'm glad they've been received well, I'm happy with them.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on February 13, 2009, 07:10:47 PM
Editorial for Valentine's Day, the 1st one is a cover shot. I only had 15 hours from shooting to PP before they print it, so those are a little rough. And of coz I got chocolate splashed all over my studio after this...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on February 13, 2009, 07:47:11 PM
Very nice shots!

Thierry

Quote from: dustblue
Editorial for Valentine's Day, the 1st one is a cover shot. I only had 15 hours from shooting to PP before they print it, so those are a little rough. And of coz I got chocolate splashed all over my studio after this...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 13, 2009, 08:15:20 PM
Dustblue, Nice shots!  It has been so long since anyone had posted I was beginning to think that the world's photographers collectively had stopped shooting.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: NBP on February 13, 2009, 08:47:35 PM
Cracking shots, Dustblue.

This was my Valentines ad for a client from a year ago...

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n233/pieone/NZZValentinFlowersFinal.jpg)

(lots of text placed around it)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on February 14, 2009, 05:54:49 AM
Thank you guys, I'm a little surprised too, that people didn't post photos here for such a long time...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jack Flesher on February 14, 2009, 05:39:11 PM
Here's one from a recent workshop in Canyon De Chelley.  Mamiya/Phase P45+,  4 frames converted in C1, then assembled in APP, then final pano tweaked in CS4.  Final image is about 18k pixels wide.  Can't see them in this 1200 pixel jpeg, but the canyon floor is scattered with horses that will obviously render in a large print.  I will print this one, but crop or brush out the park sign on the LH side of the frame.

(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/2/cdc_pano1_copy.jpg)

Cheers,

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BJNY on February 14, 2009, 06:14:33 PM
Very nice, Jack.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 14, 2009, 06:32:03 PM
Here's something I worked on today.  It was shot three years ago and for several months I've been planning on imaging the shot.  It's really more about retouching then anything else so I've included the original capture to illustrate what can go on with these car pictures.  I'll probably revisit it in a couple of days to tweak it a bit more, perhaps play with it in Camera Raw to make it a bit gritty.  Jim
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BJNY on February 14, 2009, 06:44:28 PM
Thanks for sharing, Jim.

Do you create the ground and walls with Cinema4D or similar?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jack Flesher on February 14, 2009, 06:59:09 PM
Quote from: BJNY
Very nice, Jack.

Thanks BJ!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rudy Torres on February 14, 2009, 07:08:56 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something I worked on today.  It was shot three years ago and for several months I've been planning on imaging the shot.  It's really more about retouching then anything else so I've included the original capture to illustrate what can go on with these car pictures.  I'll probably revisit it in a couple of days to tweak it a bit more, perhaps play with it in Camera Raw to make it a bit gritty.  Jim
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Thank you for the examples. I also thank you for keeping the paths. That's a ton of work. Great job. You even put a highlight on the tire. Did the tire's highlight come from another shot?
Do you think you could translate your methodology of lighting and post work to something smaller, let's say a blow dryer?

- Rudy Torres
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 14, 2009, 07:10:06 PM
BJ, The walls were shot for strip.  They are painted muslin stretched over 1x4 frames, somewhere around 50% of full size.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 14, 2009, 07:19:09 PM
Rudy, This approach can be applied to any subject.  The paths are the best way for me to select what I'm working on but you're right they are time consuming.  Automobiles, because of their size can make lighting challenging, which means the shots can need a fair amount of retouching.  This amount of effort is not uncommon at all.  The front tire came from a brighter capture and then was made contrastier to look like a highlight.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on February 14, 2009, 08:36:36 PM
Love the shots Jim! I do love the retouched-studio background techniques and although I've tried i've never been very successful with it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on February 15, 2009, 03:15:02 AM
Quote from: dustblue
Editorial for Valentine's Day, the 1st one is a cover shot. I only had 15 hours from shooting to PP before they print it, so those are a little rough. And of coz I got chocolate splashed all over my studio after this...

Beautiful!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 15, 2009, 09:24:03 AM
Easton, Thanks, glad you like it!  It's probably is a little low and a little wide but I'll add it to my vintage stock library, you never know what someone might need it for.  I didn't work on it before because I had quite a few other angles I liked better but this car was just sold at auction (somewhere around 3,000,000.00) and this view is the one they used as the major illustration (unretouched) so I thought perhaps it should be finished.  It looks a bit over done so I'll revisit it in a day or two.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on February 15, 2009, 09:44:47 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Easton, Thanks, glad you like it!  It's probably is a little low and a little wide but I'll add it to my vintage stock library, you never know what someone might need it for.  I didn't work on it before because I had quite a few other angles I liked better but this car was just sold at auction (somewhere around 3,000,000.00) and this view is the one they used as the major illustration (unretouched) so I thought perhaps it should be finished.  It looks a bit over done so I'll revisit it in a day or two.  Jim

3,000,000? Oh dear. Oh my.

Thanks for posting the before and after - very impressive. At the same time there's not much difference except for the reflections and bg, but there's a huge difference in the overall mood. Beautiful car, and a stunning shot!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 16, 2009, 06:15:08 PM
Gidday,

States:
Mamiya 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 45mm Lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens Flash
Processed in CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 16, 2009, 06:51:44 PM
Simon, That's a cool shot, what's the story behind it?  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 16, 2009, 09:49:10 PM
Gidday Jim,

Its a advert for a animal drench company, were you can go into a competition to win a a stack of tools.

They were also filming a TVC at the same so when they were setting up for the long shot in a paddock behind me. I had about 30 minutes to get my shot and get the hell out of there.

My assistant is lying in the grass by the fence so the cows would come over to her cause if you are lower than there eyes they are not scared of you and will walk right up to you.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 16, 2009, 10:32:11 PM
Simon, Someday I'll have to try that cow trick.  Can't wait to ask my assistant to go over and kneel before those cows!  Although, he'll probably already know that one.  Thanks, Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 16, 2009, 10:54:41 PM
Gidday Jim,

Years ago I used to have a Mazda MX5 as I love convertibles.

One time after I had been up North of Auckland to do some black and white landscapes, as I came around a corner on a gravel road a herd of dairy cows were coming towards me taking up the whole road.

As I sat there they started to lick the car and me so I was covered in cow spit, I think one of them even tried to remove the CD from my stereo.

The farmer was beside himself with laughter on his motor bike.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mtomalty on February 17, 2009, 12:29:45 AM


Nice Valentines shots,Dustblue.

Could you provide any background info on how you triggered the flash,etc to capture the 'crown' splash in the chocolate.

I've shot similar crowns in the past for stock and basically timed it manually which created 100's of misses.

Did you use actual chocolate?  I would have thought it would have had too thick of a consistency to create a crown


Mark


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on February 17, 2009, 01:16:19 AM
Hi Mark:

I had a hard time to capture the crown too. Actually I just tried many times to achieve it: my asist drop the ball, and I use my D700's 8f/s continues to shoot. Even it's 8f/s, it's not enough, most of the shots are not usable, and actrually none of them is like the final one you see--I just pick up a good crown, and add a ball in post. There is a better way to achieve this, which is use a sound/light trigger, not that complex but you need to prepare for that--but I don't have the time for this assignment.
 
You are right about the chocolate, I put water in to nestle's chocolate cream, and make it fluid like water. In fact I don't like this chocolate water, I think if it's hot real chocolate like the chocolate spring, it would be much better.

Sorry for my poor English.

Dustblue

Quote from: mtomalty
Nice Valentines shots,Dustblue.

Could you provide any background info on how you triggered the flash,etc to capture the 'crown' splash in the chocolate.

I've shot similar crowns in the past for stock and basically timed it manually which created 100's of misses.

Did you use actual chocolate?  I would have thought it would have had too thick of a consistency to create a crown


Mark
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Willow Photography on February 17, 2009, 06:34:43 AM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Gidday,

States:
Mamiya 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 45mm Lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens Flash
Processed in CS4

Cheers

Simon


Love this image Simon!

Can you tell us a little bit about the PP on this image?

Willow


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mtomalty on February 17, 2009, 11:41:46 AM

Thanks for the background info,Dustblue.

Mark
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 17, 2009, 06:56:20 PM
Quote from: Willow Photography
Love this image Simon!

Can you tell us a little bit about the PP on this image?

Willow


Gidday Willow,

Here are the three shots it took to get the finale image.

The Art Director from the the agency did the photo retouching.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: elitegroup on February 17, 2009, 07:11:23 PM
Kia Ora,

Didn't realize this was a merge of three different images, nice work simon  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: DesW on February 17, 2009, 07:42:21 PM
Ha Simon!

Here's me thinking --Hmmm Nice  shot -- and then you give away the secrets!-so do we congrat the Art Director/retoucher as well.

Are you sure the "Art Director" did the PS-- and he didn't sneak it to the Lounge /etc?

I like the Lucis/Dragan feel to the"mood" and colorise.

Good Work

DesW
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 17, 2009, 07:43:13 PM
Quote from: elitegroup
Kia Ora,

Didn't realize this was a merge of three different images, nice work simon  

Gidday David,

As they say its all smoke and mirrors.
It seems to be the trend now days. I some times say  “I’m a jigsaw puzzle photographer”.

Cheers Bro.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 17, 2009, 07:50:54 PM
Quote from: DesW
Ha Simon!

Here's me thinking --Hmmm Nice  shot -- and then you give away the secrets!-so do we congrat the Art Director/retoucher as well.

Are you sure the "Art Director" did the PS-- and he didn't sneak it to the Lounge /etc?

I like the Lucis/Dragan feel to the"mood" and colorise.

Good Work

DesW

Hi Des,

Nice to hear from you.

The art director did do the retouching, he’s a wiz when in comes to this sort of thing.

I once asked Jason at The Lounge if he could show me some before and afters of the images on there website.

He said that he couldn't as the other photographers wouldn’t let him.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: DesW on February 17, 2009, 08:41:50 PM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hi Des,

Nice to hear from you.

The art director did do the retouching, he’s a wiz when in comes to this sort of thing.

I once asked Jason at The Lounge if he could show me some before and afters of the images on there website.

He said that he couldn't as the other photographers wouldn’t let him.

Cheers

Simon

Yoh Again Simon,

Hmmm -- Yes I bet Drayton would kill him--Ha!

Des
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 17, 2009, 09:05:46 PM
Quote from: DesW
Yoh Again Simon,

Hmmm -- Yes I bet Drayton would kill him--Ha!

Des

Hey Des,

I think Drayton uses a guy called Dan.

Dan did the retouching for me for this shot.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 17, 2009, 11:01:09 PM
I wish I lived in New Zealand!!  It's got Detroit beat by a mile (or alot more).  Anyways, here's what I think is the final on the Talbot Lago.  I dropped in a couple of my stock backgrounds and I think it's more dramatic.  Also, attached are some shots taken today at the Henry Ford Museum.  My daughter has the week off from school so I took the afternoon off and we headed down to Dearborn.  The technique is a little bit HDR, some exposure blending in Photomatix then capping it off with Camera Raw.   Jim
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 17, 2009, 11:09:46 PM
Hi Jim,

Wow great shots of the car and museum, love to go there one day.

Did you use your Mamiya or did you use something lighter in the museum?

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: DesW on February 17, 2009, 11:15:30 PM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hey Des,

I think Drayton uses a guy called Dan.

Dan did the retouching for me for this shot.

Cheers

Simon

Oh-what happened to Patrice I wonder?

Des
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 17, 2009, 11:32:16 PM
Quote from: DesW
Oh-what happened to Patrice I wonder?

Des
Gidday Des,

Don’t really know what the other guys and girls are up to in Auckland. I try to keep a very low profile.
Just trying to stay busy in business in this economic climate.
Too many bloody photographers in this town

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: DesW on February 18, 2009, 01:37:58 AM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Gidday Des,

Don’t really know what the other guys and girls are up to in Auckland. I try to keep a very low profile.
Just trying to stay busy in business in this economic climate.
Too many bloody photographers in this town

Cheers

Simon

Good  move !-- I got thrown out of my Auckland Studio by C99--too old and too slow
so you don't have me to contend with -Ha!

Keep up the excellent work,

Best

Des
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on February 18, 2009, 07:26:51 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
I wish I lived in New Zealand!!  It's got Detroit beat by a mile (or alot more).  Anyways, here's what I think is the final on the Talbot Lago.  I dropped in a couple of my stock backgrounds and I think it's more dramatic.  Also, attached are some shots taken today at the Henry Ford Museum.  My daughter has the week off from school so I took the afternoon off and we headed down to Dearborn.  The technique is a little bit HDR, some exposure blending in Photomatix then capping it off with Camera Raw.   Jim
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Jim the second picture or the Diner one on the left hand side has some strange reflections bleeding into the seats...
you can see a reflection of a car and the hand rails are bleeding into the brownish plate on the booth.
Great shots, but something strange is going on with the blend there?
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 18, 2009, 08:16:25 AM
Quote from: Snook
Jim the second picture or the Diner one on the left hand side has some strange reflections bleeding into the seats...
you can see a reflection of a car and the hand rails are bleeding into the brownish plate on the booth.
Great shots, but something strange is going on with the blend there?
Snook

Glad you like the shots!  I did take the Mamiya and all the shots were taken with the 28mm.  I wanted to shoot the Dymaxion House for a self promo so I thought that I might as well take the best I have.  Snook, these were pretty much snapshots, the diner had to be shot through a locked glass door.  Even though I held up my jacket to take care of most of the reflections I couldn't get all of them.  My plan is to present these to the museum, if there's any interest perhaps they'll have me back and I'll have greater access to the displays.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: thsinar on February 18, 2009, 08:21:00 AM
As always Jim, superb!

Best regards,
Thierry

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Anyways, here's what I think is the final on the Talbot Lago.  I dropped in a couple of my stock backgrounds and I think it's more dramatic.
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on February 18, 2009, 01:56:01 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Glad you like the shots!  I did take the Mamiya and all the shots were taken with the 28mm.  I wanted to shoot the Dymaxion House for a self promo so I thought that I might as well take the best I have.  Snook, these were pretty much snapshots, the diner had to be shot through a locked glass door.  Even though I held up my jacket to take care of most of the reflections I couldn't get all of them.  My plan is to present these to the museum, if there's any interest perhaps they'll have me back and I'll have greater access to the displays.  Jim

That explains it and they are VERY nice images.... Just thought you might have not seen it...
Good stuff as usual from you..:+}

Thanks for sharing
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 18, 2009, 03:17:18 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
I wish I lived in New Zealand!!  It's got Detroit beat by a mile (or alot more).  Anyways, here's what I think is the final on the Talbot Lago.  I dropped in a couple of my stock backgrounds and I think it's more dramatic.  Also, attached are some shots taken today at the Henry Ford Museum.  My daughter has the week off from school so I took the afternoon off and we headed down to Dearborn.  The technique is a little bit HDR, some exposure blending in Photomatix then capping it off with Camera Raw.   Jim
[attachment=11578:3_4_front_1c_dc10.jpg]

[attachment=11579:hf_029_3...just_dc3.jpg] [attachment=11580:hf_061_4...just_cr1.jpg] [attachment=11581:hf_071_3...just_cr2.jpg]

Hi Jim,

Did they let you use a tripod?

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on February 18, 2009, 03:51:07 PM
Quote from: DesW
Good  move !-- I got thrown out of my Auckland Studio by C99--too old and too slow
so you don't have me to contend with -Ha!

Keep up the excellent work,

Best

Des


Gidday Des.

Well it can’t be that bad living on The Great Barrier Reef drinking a few cold Crown Larger’s.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on February 18, 2009, 05:00:05 PM
Simon, They did let me take in a tripod.  Amazingly enough, I ran into another photographer shooting medium format.  We're everywhere!!  Prints and a letter are already off to the curator, hopefully they will be well received.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rsmphoto on February 25, 2009, 07:32:49 PM
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rsmphoto on February 25, 2009, 07:50:01 PM
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Gary Yeowell on March 01, 2009, 03:07:09 PM
[attachment=11843:Louvre_jpg.jpg]
[attachment=11844:Millenni...ge___jpg.jpg]

Mamiya 7, 43mm, Portra 160NC.

Copyright: Gary Yeowell.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on March 01, 2009, 04:43:08 PM
Quote from: Gary Yeowell
[attachment=11843:Louvre_jpg.jpg]
[attachment=11844:Millenni...ge___jpg.jpg]

Mamiya 7, 43mm, Portra 160NC.

Copyright: Gary Yeowell.


Gary, Those are very cool shots!  As I remember the Mamiya 7 shot the 6x7 format, so that 43 would be a pretty wide lens.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Gary Yeowell on March 02, 2009, 05:38:27 AM
Thanks Jim, yes pretty wide, about 20/21mm equivalent on 35mm.

Regards,
Gary.

 

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on March 08, 2009, 08:47:40 PM
Here's something a little different!  A week ago I dusted off my anaglyph technique and the following is the result.  Attached is the before and after, if you need the 3-D glasses please send in 19.95 and I'll send a pair out.  Of course they are readily available for much less anywhere else!  Jim
[attachment=11980:cb1_003_..._cr1_dc2.jpg]
[attachment=11981:full_res...lyph_dc3.jpg]




Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: DesW on March 09, 2009, 12:02:10 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something a little different!  A week ago I dusted off my anaglyph technique and the following is the result.  Attached is the before and after, if you need the 3-D glasses please send in 19.95 and I'll send a pair out.  Of course they are readily available for much less anywhere else!  Jim
[attachment=11980:cb1_003_..._cr1_dc2.jpg]
[attachment=11981:full_res...lyph_dc3.jpg]

Hi there Jim,

Nice shots man!-sorry I did'nt get back to you earlier--re your request for some pictures of the Great Barrier Reef--

Well just to say it's under here somewhere!

A Cat4/5 Cyclone Mar 09_09 12:55AM

DesW

[attachment=11982:Hamish.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on March 09, 2009, 12:09:07 AM
Gidday Des,

Was thinking about you when I saw that on the news..

Hope you have got enough Crown Larger beer to get through it.

Take care

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: adam z on March 09, 2009, 02:05:41 AM
All personal work.

The last 2 are abstract self portraits. PLEASE COMMENT - good, bad or otherwise
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on March 09, 2009, 12:05:21 PM
Des, Was that shot medium format?  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: DesW on March 09, 2009, 06:23:01 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Des, Was that shot medium format?  Jim


Ahem Jim, I'll have to ask NASA!

Anyway good news-it's passed to the south today and appears to be weakening.

Yoh Simon-- plenty of Crownies-- but no tins of baked beans left on the shelves!

DesW


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Leonardo Barreto on March 09, 2009, 06:42:05 PM
PhaseOne on SINAR via adapter and Fujinon 180mm 4capture stitch 110mb @ 8bits-
Image based on caravaggio painting

(http://anacoreta.topcities.com/images/ZBLOG_IMAGES/fruitBasket.jpg)
(http://anacoreta.topcities.com/images/ZBLOG_IMAGES/detail-bodegon.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rudy Torres on March 09, 2009, 07:22:39 PM
Leonardo

What adapter are you using?
I have been doing research for reintegrating 4x5 type workflow into my photography. My Sinar has been sitting there for about 9 years.
I want to use it with my Phase One P25+ back.

- Rudy

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Leonardo Barreto on March 09, 2009, 08:37:14 PM
I went the easy/cheap way. This is something that mounts on my Mamiya AFD and is sufficiently strong to keep the camera and P25. The advantage is that you can shoot tethered, focus and compose with the camera and at the same time use the movements of the SINAR. The other advantage is that you don't remove the back from the camera and expose it to dust and other potential problems. You can also rotate the body from vertical to horizontal and do about 4 stitches (2 and 2)

(http://i2.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/9b/9a/3772_1_sbl.JPG)  

for $139 you can be using your view camera.

Quote from: Rudy Torres
Leonardo

What adapter are you using?
I have been doing research for reintegrating 4x5 type workflow into my photography. My Sinar has been sitting there for about 9 years.
I want to use it with my Phase One P25+ back.

- Rudy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rudy Torres on March 10, 2009, 12:36:18 AM
Quote from: Leonardo Barreto
I went the easy/cheap way. This is something that mounts on my Mamiya AFD and is sufficiently strong to keep the camera and P25. The advantage is that you can shoot tethered, focus and compose with the camera and at the same time use the movements of the SINAR. The other advantage is that you don't remove the back from the camera and expose it to dust and other potential problems. You can also rotate the body from vertical to horizontal and do about 4 stitches (2 and 2)

(http://i2.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/9b/9a/3772_1_sbl.JPG)  

for $139 you can be using your view camera.

You're shooting Architecture with this setup? What about vignetting due to the AFD Body Chamber?

- Rudy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on March 10, 2009, 01:21:40 AM
Quote from: adam z
All personal work.

The last 2 are abstract self portraits. PLEASE COMMENT - good, bad or otherwise

I like the flow of lines and colours in the last one.

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Leonardo Barreto on March 10, 2009, 07:37:53 AM
No, of course you can't use with wide lenses, I use a 180mm or even 135mm for close up table top ... even landscape. It is like a PC lens more than a camera...

Quote from: Rudy Torres
You're shooting Architecture with this setup? What about vignetting due to the AFD Body Chamber?

- Rudy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on March 10, 2009, 09:29:36 AM
Shot near where I live. Hopefully the blue cast behaves itself in your browser. A little bit off seems to go a long way with this image.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on March 11, 2009, 09:50:27 PM
Gidday,

Some thing a bit different. One of hundreds of shots I had to do for a advertising campaign.
As the old saying goes, Never shoot children or animals.
Likely we had 3 cats to choose from as 2 of them where not going to cooperate at all. One actually hide it self behind my computer desk and had to be dragged out by its owner.

Still all good fun.

Stats:

Mamiya RZ ProIID
Mamiya RZ 110mm Lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens Explorer flash

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Roskav on March 12, 2009, 07:45:18 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something a little different!  A week ago I dusted off my anaglyph technique and the following is the result.  Attached is the before and after, if you need the 3-D glasses please send in 19.95 and I'll send a pair out.  Of course they are readily available for much less anywhere else!  Jim
[attachment=11980:cb1_003_..._cr1_dc2.jpg]
[attachment=11981:full_res...lyph_dc3.jpg]

Just saw your post ... lovely!  ( I had a pair of glasses in the back of a 3d book) I like the way it moves slightly when you do too.  How can I get info on this technique?  I have always used double images which ppl need to cross their eyes for.. hang on I wonder do I have an example... hmm not easily transmittable ... will do later!

Ros


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on March 12, 2009, 10:13:09 AM
Ros, Here's a link that explains the process.  Have fun!  Jim


http://www.dogfeathers.com/3d/3dhowto.html (http://www.dogfeathers.com/3d/3dhowto.html)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mcfoto on March 13, 2009, 07:37:05 PM
FashionLab.net
images ©Montalbetti+Campbell

Thank you to the amazing team of artists that came together to make this charity campaign possible!

Mamiya AFD2 / 55-110 zoom / Aptus 75
Studio, Aptus 75 and Broncolor lighting courtesy of Sun Studios
Retouching and 3D environments courtesy of CREAM Studios
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on March 13, 2009, 07:49:35 PM
Dennis, Those are very cool!!  How much of the set (grid background) is real?  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on March 14, 2009, 03:38:23 AM
@Dennis,
Amazing as always, love your work.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: yaya on March 14, 2009, 03:46:57 AM
Quote from: mcfoto
FashionLab.net
images ©Montalbetti+Campbell

Thank you to the amazing team of artists that came together to make this charity campaign possible!

Mamiya AFD2 / 55-110 zoom / Aptus 75
Studio, Aptus 75 and Broncolor lighting courtesy of Sun Studios
Retouching and 3D environments courtesy of CREAM Studios

Great concept and perfect execution!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mcfoto on March 15, 2009, 04:43:21 AM
Thanks
This was a challenging one with no buget.
Denis
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on March 15, 2009, 05:13:58 AM
Amazing work Denis!

Maybe i'll get to see these images in printed media soon.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: nicholask on March 15, 2009, 06:37:19 AM
Astonishing work Denis and Gay!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on March 18, 2009, 09:47:51 PM
Gidday,

Stats:

Mamiya 645AFDII
Horseman VCC adaptor
Rodenstock Apo-Rodagon-N 105mm Lens
Leaf Aptus 75
F16.0, 125 Sec, 50ISO
Bowens flash
Processed Adobe CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jozef Zajaz on March 19, 2009, 08:42:45 AM
Shot with phaseone p30+
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Leonardo Barreto on March 19, 2009, 08:56:18 AM
[email protected] file PhaseOne/sinar [personal work]
(http://photos-f.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v2604/20/53/668172083/n668172083_1643533_3428498.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on March 20, 2009, 11:49:36 AM
some catalogue works for a lingerie brand.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rcdurston on March 22, 2009, 07:07:07 PM
Here are some recent cosmetic works.


(http://durstonphoto.com/photo/Belli_RGB_V1.jpg)

(http://durstonphoto.com/photo/Gap-Perfume4_RGB_V1_2.jpg)

(http://durstonphoto.com/photo/Gap-Perfume5_RGB_V1.jpg)

(http://durstonphoto.com/photo/Nood-Tubes_RGB_V1b.jpg)

Fun stuff, like shooting it.

PS. Denis love those images

r
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rcdurston on March 22, 2009, 07:09:43 PM
How do you get just the little thumbnails to show up instead of the full sized version?
Anyone?

thanks
r
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on March 22, 2009, 07:15:36 PM
today i was awarded in the 3rd "photography masters cup " with the following images, which i like myself too :

http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...re&id=32291 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Winner%20in%20Architecture&id=32291)


http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...rt&id=32313 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Fine%20Art&id=32313)


http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...re&id=32327 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Architecture&id=32327)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on March 22, 2009, 07:48:53 PM
Quote from: rcdurston
How do you get just the little thumbnails to show up instead of the full sized version?
Anyone?

thanks
r
It's a three-stage process. When composing the message,

1. click on the "Choose File" button (lower right) to select the file you want to show as a thumbnail;
2. when it's selected, click "UPLOAD" (to the right of the previous button);
3. once it's uploaded, use the "Manage Current Attachments" menu and click on the icon with a green + mark.

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on March 22, 2009, 11:09:28 PM
Rainer, great work, congratulations!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mcfoto on March 23, 2009, 02:02:07 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
today i was awarded in the 3rd "photography masters cup " with the following images, which i like myself too :

http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...re&id=32291 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Winner%20in%20Architecture&id=32291)


http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...rt&id=32313 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Fine%20Art&id=32313)


http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...re&id=32327 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Architecture&id=32327)

Well done!!!
Denis
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rethmeier on March 23, 2009, 02:11:17 AM
Nice work Rainer!
Greetings from Willem.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on March 23, 2009, 04:17:20 AM
Rianer, congrats.
Well deserved.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: stewarthemley on March 23, 2009, 04:54:31 AM
Brilliant, Rainer. Producing original interpretations of buildings that have been photod by many is not easy but you often manage it. And also, thanks for sharing your considerable knowledge on a regular basis. Your generosity has helped many people.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on March 23, 2009, 05:59:37 AM
Congratulations, Rainer, though I know those beautiful pictures since long.

Best regards,
Thierry
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on March 23, 2009, 06:58:19 AM
Congratulations, Rainer! Very nice shots (although I have also seen them before).
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on March 23, 2009, 08:12:23 AM
Congrats, Rainer, great shots, Well Done!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: David WM on March 23, 2009, 08:17:52 AM
Congratulations Rainer,

David



Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Bill Caulfeild-Browne on March 23, 2009, 09:28:17 AM
Wow!
Congratulations,
Bill
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on March 23, 2009, 04:23:25 PM
Bravo !

PdF
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on March 25, 2009, 06:17:50 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
today i was awarded in the 3rd "photography masters cup " with the following images, which i like myself too :

http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...re&id=32291 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Winner%20in%20Architecture&id=32291)


http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...rt&id=32313 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Fine%20Art&id=32313)


http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...re&id=32327 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Architecture&id=32327)
Beautiful works as usual, congratulate.

Regards, K
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on March 25, 2009, 04:01:31 PM
Just shot 2 days ago, for 2009 Mazda MX-5, Phase One P45+ on Contax 645, with Zeiss Distagon 55/3.5, this is one in the series.

Regards, K
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on March 25, 2009, 05:34:38 PM
Quote from: Khun_K
Just shot 2 days ago, for 2009 Mazda MX-5, Phase One P45+ on Contax 645, with Zeiss Distagon 55/3.5, this is one in the series.

Regards, K

Nicely done!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: andershald on March 25, 2009, 05:51:24 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
today i was awarded in the 3rd "photography masters cup " with the following images, which i like myself too :

http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...re&id=32291 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Winner%20in%20Architecture&id=32291)


http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...rt&id=32313 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Fine%20Art&id=32313)


http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...re&id=32327 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Architecture&id=32327)

Congratulations Rainer, your work is amazing.

I managed to snag a first place in the Fashion category, with a childrens fashion image :-)
http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...?x=p&cid=31 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/winners.php?x=p&cid=31)

And three nominations in the Portrait category
http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...?x=p&cid=56 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/nominations.php?x=p&cid=56)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on March 25, 2009, 06:50:59 PM
Quote from: andershald
Congratulations Rainer, your work is amazing.

I managed to snag a first place in the Fashion category, with a childrens fashion image :-)
http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...?x=p&cid=31 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/winners.php?x=p&cid=31)

And three nominations in the Portrait category
http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...?x=p&cid=56 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/nominations.php?x=p&cid=56)
wow.
congratulations .
great and mystic protraits you are showing  ....

thanks to all the friends here, who give me nice comments and also to those who ( dont but ) share their experiences here in LL.
for me a place to meet a big variety of great photographers.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SeanFS on March 25, 2009, 07:26:59 PM
Quote from: rainer_v
today i was awarded in the 3rd "photography masters cup " with the following images, which i like myself too :

http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...re&id=32291 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Winner%20in%20Architecture&id=32291)


http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...rt&id=32313 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Fine%20Art&id=32313)


http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...re&id=32327 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Architecture&id=32327)


Congratulations Rainer,
 Beautiful work - and could not happen to a nicer person!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on March 25, 2009, 10:34:09 PM
Quote from: Khun_K
Just shot 2 days ago, for 2009 Mazda MX-5, Phase One P45+ on Contax 645, with Zeiss Distagon 55/3.5, this is one in the series.

Regards, K
wow a new ad campaign for mazda?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Prakash Patel on March 25, 2009, 11:53:17 PM
Very beautiful work ....congratulations, Rainer

prakash
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on March 26, 2009, 09:12:06 PM
Rainer, congratulations on the recognition of your work!  Kuhn K. congratulations on making interesting automotive ads, I'm jealous!!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on March 27, 2009, 08:51:41 AM
An abstract shot several months ago in a dump site behind an abandoned post office.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on March 29, 2009, 12:14:52 PM
With thanks to Twins Dalen hairdressers.

1.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00049voorkeur_Frank.jpg)

2.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00190.jpg)

3.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00206K.jpg)

4.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00239K.jpg)

5.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00271.jpg)

6.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00337.jpg)

7.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00083.jpg)

Greetings,
Frank

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on March 29, 2009, 07:24:57 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
With thanks to Twins Dalen hairdressers.

Greetings,
Frank

Amazing work as always, you do great lighting and have beautiful helpful models, Expert photographer + Great Lighting + Beautiful Models + trusty Stuff [MUA, Hairstylist,...] = Masterpiece ART.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on March 29, 2009, 08:33:52 PM
Great camera work, and I admire the patience of the models for being able to sit still long enough to have that work done!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on March 29, 2009, 09:19:59 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
With thanks to Twins Dalen hairdressers.

Oh boy. They are gorgeous. The first photograph is absolutely amazing! Great work.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on March 29, 2009, 10:05:11 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
With thanks to Twins Dalen hairdressers.

Excellent work, Frank!  As always, you give me something to aspire to!

-Patrick
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Adina on March 30, 2009, 03:43:48 AM
@Frank: Beautiful !
(esp. 1. and 3.)
Greetings
Adina
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Robert Hart on April 01, 2009, 12:54:29 PM
A test shoot for Piek Gas Installatie Company.

Like this one, 1Ds Mark III

Any comment since this is my first test shot welcome.

Regards,
Robert

[attachment=12651:_W2D7809_Edit.jpg]




Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on April 01, 2009, 03:10:37 PM
Robert, Nicely handled!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 02, 2009, 11:16:35 AM
Not a job this time, but an experiment on how close I can get with my extension tubes  (Here was 60mm tube on 80mm f2.8 PQS at f11)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/gerli_19.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on April 02, 2009, 02:12:35 PM
Quote from: foto-z
Not a job this time, but an experiment on how close I can get with my extension tubes  (Here was 60mm tube on 80mm f2.8 PQS at f11)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/gerli_19.jpg)
Obviously, pretty close! Wouldn't it have looked better focussed on the eye rather than the lashes? Just a thought.

Jremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 02, 2009, 02:15:26 PM
Quote from: kikashi
Obviously, pretty close! Wouldn't it have looked better focussed on the eye rather than the lashes? Just a thought.

Jremy

I like the lashes sharp, and secondly I can see every little blood vessel in the eyeball but for some reason the iris is not so detailed (is the iris set back a bit from the surface of the eye?) I looked at other shots with more focus on the iris and still not much detail. I will have to look more closely into this girl's eyes next time I see her to figure it out
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on April 02, 2009, 09:18:36 PM
Quote from: kikashi
Obviously, pretty close! Wouldn't it have looked better focussed on the eye rather than the lashes? Just a thought.

Jremy

agree, It was probably an accident as with macro so close , if the model or photographer moves even a millimeter that will happen often.
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on April 02, 2009, 11:46:28 PM
Frank, If I may ask. How much is makeup, how much retouching. Very nice and clean shots

Quote from: Frank Doorhof
With thanks to Twins Dalen hairdressers.

1.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00049voorkeur_Frank.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on April 03, 2009, 02:39:50 AM
some still-life shots for a cosmetic magazine
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on April 03, 2009, 03:10:21 AM
@Pixjohn,

They worked for 1-2 hours on the different hairstyles and makeup.
Photos took app 10 minutes per hairstyle, much more time is not available due to the ammount of styles you have to capture during a day.
Photoshop work was done on the spot and is mostly skinsmoothing and some small changes to the hair if necessary, but most of the time the hair was very well done.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on April 03, 2009, 03:22:32 AM
Quote from: foto-z
is the iris set back a bit from the surface of the eye?
Yes. The transparent part of the eye in front of the iris is the cornea, which does most of the focussing and is convex forwards: it's the continuation of the white part (the sclera). Behind the cornea is the anterior chamber, which contains fluid, then the iris, then the lens, posterior chamber and retina.

Here endeth the lesson.

Quote from: foto-z
I will have to look more closely into this girl's eyes next time I see her to figure it out
Mixing business and pleasure again. Enviable.

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on April 04, 2009, 09:27:54 AM
Quote from: dustblue
some still-life shots for a cosmetic magazine
Looks pretty good except I do not fancy the fake water, takes away from the image a bit.
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on April 04, 2009, 03:29:36 PM
]Test with a new Ford girl.  The scan doesn't do the print justice, much less the jpg. Shot on the fly, hauling ass through the crowds of brokers crying in their Starbucks.

Leica M4, 50 f2 CZ, Delta 3200.  Underexposed by a stop, pushed 30 seconds in Xtol.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: E_Edwards on April 04, 2009, 03:36:07 PM
Quote from: dustblue
some still-life shots for a cosmetic magazine

Dustblue,


Nicely arranged and lit product shots. I like your stuff.

Edward
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on April 04, 2009, 06:57:51 PM
Quote from: Snook
Looks pretty good except I do not fancy the fake water, takes away from the image a bit.
Snook

I have to agree. The water and the mirror reflection in the last one are far to contrasty and prominent. It makes the whole shot rather "busy."
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on April 04, 2009, 09:19:29 PM
Thank you guys~ I can always get good and professional advices here, I love ya all  
Dustblue
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on April 04, 2009, 09:58:42 PM
Dustblue, I liked the shots alot, nicely designed and very clean.  The reflections could have been played back a bit but I certainly don't think they're objectionable.  Actually, I'd like to know how you did them.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on April 05, 2009, 02:15:46 AM
Jim:

I'm glad you like them. The method is really easy: first I shot everything separately, including every product and plants; and then composited them together, made a reflection. To make them feel like real stuff (I mean like they are set together, not PS work), I need to add shadows to every product(the water dew one), or use strong side lights to make it feels like there is a back light behind the "set"(and for these I don't add shadows).

Infact I would really like to set them together (because it's just a editorial work) and then just press the shutter, much more easier. But my own still-life "studio" is too small to do that, so I have to use PS a lot..  

Oh and two of them are not final works yet (the two without water), I still didn't retouch them, just simply composite them together. So there are very obious bugs  

Dustblue

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Dustblue, I liked the shots alot, nicely designed and very clean.  The reflections could have been played back a bit but I certainly don't think they're objectionable.  Actually, I'd like to know how you did them.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: sanjaynarayan on April 05, 2009, 05:41:07 AM
Quote from: dustblue
Jim:

I'm glad you like them. The method is really easy: first I shot everything separately, including every product and plants; and then composited them together, made a reflection. To make them feel like real stuff (I mean like they are set together, not PS work), I need to add shadows to every product(the water dew one), or use strong side lights to make it feels like there is a back light behind the "set"(and for these I don't add shadows).

Infact I would really like to set them together (because it's just a editorial work) and then just press the shutter, much more easier. But my own still-life "studio" is too small to do that, so I have to use PS a lot..  

Oh and two of them are not final works yet (the two without water), I still didn't retouch them, just simply composite them together. So there are very obious bugs  

Dustblue

dustblue
i too was wondering about the lighting on the composites!...and like the way the compositions have turned out...would it be better if the plants showed  through  some of the transparent packs/caps?

sanjaynarayan
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on April 05, 2009, 06:00:19 AM
sanjaynarayan:
Yes you are absolutely right! And that's why I try not to put things behind those transparent parts(to avoid more retouching  ). For those already there,  I think I can give them more retouching to make them look better, but since refraction come in here ,  it should  be a litter hard to do it (I've never done this before).
Dustblue

Quote from: sanjaynarayan
dustblue
i too was wondering about the lighting on the composites!...and like the way the compositions have turned out...would it be better if the plants showed  through  some of the transparent packs/caps?

sanjaynarayan
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on April 05, 2009, 09:17:52 AM
Dustblue, I was interested in the method of creating the water effect, any hints would be appreciated.  Thanks, Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on April 05, 2009, 10:13:16 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Dustblue, I was interested in the method of creating the water effect, any hints would be appreciated.  Thanks, Jim

Looks like the photoshop plug in Flood...:+]
by flaming pear..
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on April 05, 2009, 10:46:39 AM
It's just a plugin, for photoshop. I think there should be lots of methods, and mine is the most lazy one  
Have a look at this:
http://www.flamingpear.com/flood.html (http://www.flamingpear.com/flood.html)

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Dustblue, I was interested in the method of creating the water effect, any hints would be appreciated.  Thanks, Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on April 05, 2009, 11:01:45 AM
Guys, Many thanks!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Enda Cavanagh on April 07, 2009, 06:20:04 PM
God help us if some people are morre worried about the camera than the photo in this post.

 look thats not the
Quote from: Snook
Hey No offense here at all.. Keep them coming..
It's some of the old ladies that get upset here.....:+]
Started with the 1Ds/1DsMII and am finishing it with the P30 Mamiya combo.
Have almost the whole collection sold already..:+}

Snook
In fact here is a Recycle series I am doing...Pretty proud of..:+}
[attachment=9271:BLANK_3_000954_1_.jpg] [attachment=9269:BLANK_3_000974_1_.jpg]
[attachment=9270:BLANK_3_000978_1_.jpg] [attachment=9272:BLANK_3_000982_1_.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Enda Cavanagh on April 07, 2009, 06:39:51 PM
I'm working on series of images based around the Poolbeg power station in Dublin at the moment. Here are some I have done already. It's basically about man's impact on the landscape and how the 2 merge together in time.

Sorry. I don't know what happened the images. They were all there last night

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on April 07, 2009, 06:51:41 PM
Here are a couple from my last shoot for a local fashion designer's new swim line.

Leaf Aptus 22
Mamiya AFD II
Mamiya 105-210 f4.5

(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/ja_00275_1b-copy.jpg)

(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/ja_00278_1b-copy.jpg)

Patrick
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Enda Cavanagh on April 07, 2009, 08:06:25 PM
Frank
Really good photos. I love the 1st 3 and especially number 3. Fantastic stylist. Really original. You used your imagination well.

Quote from: Frank Doorhof
With thanks to Twins Dalen hairdressers.

1.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00049voorkeur_Frank.jpg)

2.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00190.jpg)

3.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00206K.jpg)

4.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00239K.jpg)

5.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00271.jpg)

6.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00337.jpg)

7.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/26_januari_2009_Twins_Dalen_00083.jpg)

Greetings,
Frank
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on April 07, 2009, 09:56:16 PM
Quote from: Enda Cavanagh
I'm working on series of images based around the Poolbeg power station in Dublin at the moment. Here are some I have done already. It's basically about man's impact on the landscape and how the 2 merge together in time.

http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&id=12834 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=12834)[/img]
http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&id=12833 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=12833)[/img]
http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&id=12832 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=12832)[/img]
http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&id=12831 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=12831)[/img]

What happened to your links?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on April 08, 2009, 02:28:53 AM
@Patrick,
Lovely shots, well done.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Robert Hart on April 08, 2009, 02:53:53 AM
Quote from: Robert Hart
A test shoot for Piek Gas Installatie Company.

Like this one, 1Ds Mark III

Any comment since this is my first test shot welcome.

Regards,
Robert

[attachment=12651:_W2D7809_Edit.jpg]

Thanks, Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on April 08, 2009, 05:52:53 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
@Patrick,
Lovely shots, well done.

Thanks Frank!!  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Enda Cavanagh on April 08, 2009, 06:24:49 PM
They are uploaded now again. Sorry there I don't know what happened. They were there last night.

http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&id=12853 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=12853)
http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&id=12854 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=12854)
http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&id=12855 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=12855)
http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&id=12856 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=12856)





Quote from: Professional
What happened to your links?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on April 09, 2009, 04:38:41 AM
I like the second one!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on April 09, 2009, 09:06:41 AM
Quote from: foto-z
Not a job this time, but an experiment on how close I can get with my extension tubes  (Here was 60mm tube on 80mm f2.8 PQS at f11)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/gerli_19.jpg)

foto-z, I am wondering about you you processed the file - on my monitor her skin is a very bright, almost dayglow orange...

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 09, 2009, 09:11:04 AM
Quote from: lisa_r
foto-z, I am wondering about you you processed the file - on my monitor her skin is a very bright, almost dayglow orange...

This was just one of those files where the sRGB on Photoshop and in the browser look very different. There's nothing I can do about that (afaik).

From this morning. 3" exposure with 180mm f2.8 PQ lens

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/2776589D.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on April 09, 2009, 02:58:48 PM
Shot for a dansschool this morning.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: E_Edwards on April 09, 2009, 03:31:21 PM
Quote from: foto-z
From this morning. 3" exposure with 180mm f2.8 PQ lens


That's an interesting image, I like it. But what is it?

Edward
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 09, 2009, 03:36:48 PM
Quote from: E_Edwards
That's an interesting image, I like it. But what is it?

"Witch's Well"
see http://www.inspect-ny.com/vision/sinkholes.htm#Estonia (http://www.inspect-ny.com/vision/sinkholes.htm#Estonia)
Glad you like it
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: E_Edwards on April 09, 2009, 03:45:50 PM
Quote from: foto-z
"Witch's Well"
see http://www.inspect-ny.com/vision/sinkholes.htm#Estonia (http://www.inspect-ny.com/vision/sinkholes.htm#Estonia)
Glad you like it


Well, you learn something every day!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: alexsar on April 09, 2009, 04:08:27 PM
here is something I shot last september in Bhutan
alexandros[attachment=12892:bhutan_c...743_Edit.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mcfoto on April 12, 2009, 08:15:36 AM
Hi
Just did a YAHOO search on us & found out that we were nominee in the 2009 photojournalist in the International color awards
.
http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photo...sm&id=29241 (http://www.worldphotographicarts.com/photoshow/colorawards/3rd_gala/presentation/fullsize.php?t=Nominee%20in%20Photojournalism&id=29241)

BTW this image was shot on film & scanned with a $500.00 USD Epson scanner....go figure?
Cheers Denis
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on April 12, 2009, 12:40:54 PM
congrats Dennis.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on April 12, 2009, 01:35:14 PM
Claudio Sadler, a Michelin starred chef(the other is the restaurant manager).
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: doncody on April 12, 2009, 03:03:41 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
congrats Dennis.
Frank,
Love your stuff.

2 recent shots
H2
Leaf 75
100mm
[attachment=12953:LL_Rebec...7_4.2.12.jpg]
[attachment=12954:LL_Rebec...6_4.2.12.jpg]

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: archivue on April 12, 2009, 03:43:51 PM
CMA tower, Zaha Hadid Architect.
6 pics at every building steps... here is one day shooting...

[attachment=12956:Image_2.png]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ziocan on April 12, 2009, 03:49:40 PM
Quote from: foto-z
"Witch's Well"
see http://www.inspect-ny.com/vision/sinkholes.htm#Estonia (http://www.inspect-ny.com/vision/sinkholes.htm#Estonia)
Glad you like it
It also looks like a giant japanese wooden sake glass. spilling a lot of sake, of course.  
great image.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on April 16, 2009, 03:20:44 AM
by-catch for an otherwise pretty boring shoot for glasses (which turned up useless due to the fog ).
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on April 16, 2009, 08:39:56 AM
Quote from: Dustbak
by-catch for an otherwise pretty boring shoot for glasses (which turned up useless due to the fog ).

useless? WOW, i love this "useless" shot, then what will be the useful and worthy shots look like?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on April 16, 2009, 12:28:28 PM
Quote from: Dustbak
by-catch for an otherwise pretty boring shoot for glasses (which turned up useless due to the fog ).

Beautiful work!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on April 16, 2009, 05:19:08 PM
Thx!  I was quite happy with the by-catch. Another one:
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on April 16, 2009, 05:32:39 PM
Quote from: Dustbak
Thx!  I was quite happy with the by-catch. Another one:

Amazing! Tells quite a story. Love the colors.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on April 16, 2009, 08:39:33 PM
Beautiful shots, both, Dustback.

Thierry
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on April 17, 2009, 02:07:48 AM
Quote from: Dustbak
Thx!  I was quite happy with the by-catch. Another one:

The first one was okay, but this one is really well done!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on April 17, 2009, 02:37:41 AM
Very nice dustbak,
Shot in the dunes in the Netherlands ?
No need to travel far away for that cowboy feeling

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on April 17, 2009, 03:45:37 AM
Quote from: wolfnowl
The first one was okay, but this one is really well done!

Mike.

Thx!

Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Very nice dustbak,
Shot in the dunes in the Netherlands ?
No need to travel far away for that cowboy feeling

Yes, about 10km's from where I live. The ocean is on the left but hid in the fog. No need to travel far, you do need to get up at 5am  (which I haven't done in years but after this I plan on doing it more often, it felt great)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ixpressraf on April 17, 2009, 05:23:20 AM
Quote from: Dustbak
Thx!



Yes, about 10km's from where I live. The ocean is on the left but hid in the fog. No need to travel far, you do need to get up at 5am  (which I haven't done in years but after this I plan on doing it more often, it felt great)

Hi Ray, glad you were able to sell the house and move to another country. I hope to  visit you if i find the time to travel to the ocean( Atlantic or Pacific???)
Please don't tell me you moved to the far east, i hate long airline flights.....    
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on April 17, 2009, 07:22:41 AM
Quote from: ixpressraf
Hi Ray, glad you were able to sell the house and move to another country. I hope to  visit you if i find the time to travel to the ocean( Atlantic or Pacific???)
Please don't tell me you moved to the far east, i hate long airline flights.....    

Ok, the North Sea is technically not an ocean but a sea (always extra confusing with my German friends where an ocean is a lake, a lake a sea, etc..)  

Not a chance of us going East at this moment. As it appears we will probably move West. Sure, you are always welcome to come and stay.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on April 17, 2009, 11:39:44 PM
This one is also for Mazda MX-5, Phase One P45+ on Contax, Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 45-90/4.5 at 90mm, exposure 1/2s.

Regards, K
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 19, 2009, 08:36:40 PM
Work in progress from today. Shot these twin sisters for a fashion ad. 80mm PQS lens on Rollei 6008AF/Sinar eMotion54LV, ISO 50, f8 (focus bracketing)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/lilli_finalv2.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PeterA on April 19, 2009, 09:20:12 PM
Good work Graham!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on April 19, 2009, 10:06:57 PM
very nice work, Graham!

Thierry
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on April 20, 2009, 01:35:32 AM
Quote from: ThierryH
very nice work, Graham!

Thierry
Agreed!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on April 20, 2009, 02:52:41 AM
Quote from: foto-z
Work in progress from today. Shot these twin sisters for a fashion ad. 80mm PQS lens on Rollei 6008AF/Sinar eMotion54LV, ISO 50, f8 (focus bracketing)

I'm a stickler for posture, and the model has very poor posture in the standing photo: hunched shoulders, head and hips pushed forward. Otherwise the photos look gorgeous, as your work always does!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Mitchell Baum on April 20, 2009, 08:31:58 AM
Graham,

I'm usually not very interested in fashion, but really like this! Composition dark and light, space. I do feel a little let down by the far model. She looks static, whereas the the near figure has a great feeling of flow, down and a bit to the right, the arm, head and elements of the dress.  

Did you use Helicon for focus?

Nice work,

Mitchell
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 20, 2009, 08:41:37 AM
Quote from: Mitchell Baum
Did you use Helicon for focus?

No, just one shot for each model and comp'ed in PS.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ynp on April 20, 2009, 11:00:05 AM
Graham,
Great work! Thank you for posting it.
Yevgeny

Quote from: foto-z
Work in progress from today. Shot these twin sisters for a fashion ad. 80mm PQS lens on Rollei 6008AF/Sinar eMotion54LV, ISO 50, f8 (focus bracketing)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/lilli_finalv2.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 20, 2009, 12:08:39 PM
Quote from: ynp
Graham,
Great work! Thank you for posting it.
Yevgeny

Bolshoe spasibo! I just updated the file with second round of retouches
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: cjmonty on April 20, 2009, 08:39:08 PM
great work
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on April 21, 2009, 08:56:49 AM
More by-catch  At ISO800 with the CF39 which isn't that bad alltogether given you have enough light and don't mind some noise.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on April 21, 2009, 09:06:13 AM
Those ongoing projects
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 21, 2009, 09:20:49 AM
Quote from: geotzo
Those ongoing projects

What a beautiful pool. Is that in Athens?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on April 22, 2009, 06:35:41 AM
Quote from: foto-z
What a beautiful pool. Is that in Athens?
No, it is in Birmingham UK
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: marc gerritsen on April 23, 2009, 09:52:58 AM
Haven't posted on LL for a while
still this is one of the better threads
been very busy here
this year will be big for me in promotional terms

my new website is finally done, lots of new work
http://www.marcgerritsen.com/ (http://www.marcgerritsen.com/)

a 600+ page book is being published at the end of may
and will have an exhibition in june

anyway... still always have time to have a quick check
into this thread and check out some great photos
thanks
Marc
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: christian_raae on April 23, 2009, 10:44:01 AM
From my latest fashion shoot.


H3D22-II 80HC
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on April 23, 2009, 01:50:07 PM
Quote from: marc gerritsen
Haven't posted on LL for a while
still this is one of the better threads
been very busy here
this year will be big for me in promotional terms

my new website is finally done, lots of new work
http://www.marcgerritsen.com/ (http://www.marcgerritsen.com/)

a 600+ page book is being published at the end of may
and will have an exhibition in june

anyway... still always have time to have a quick check
into this thread and check out some great photos
thanks
Marc

Nice clean work on your site Marc! Let us know when your book is coming. Can I pre-order?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Anthony R on April 23, 2009, 01:54:16 PM
Quote from: christian_raae
From my latest fashion shoot.


H3D22-II 80HC

Nice idea, but she looks sooo dropped in. Integrate, better mask, shadowing etc. Don't buy it for a second.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Imaginara on April 23, 2009, 02:05:53 PM
Quote from: Anthony R
Nice idea, but she looks sooo dropped in. Integrate, better mask, shadowing etc. Don't buy it for a second.

Well i dont think she is dropped in, but the back rim light cast a pretty strong shadow, stronger than the main light which is opposite it camera right. This makes the lighting look very artificial but the surrounding doesnt. That may contribute to the somewhat "fake" appearance.

Dual opposite lights does work (even if its "against the rules"  sometimes, but not always.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on April 23, 2009, 02:12:53 PM
Quote from: marc gerritsen
Haven't posted on LL for a while
still this is one of the better threads
been very busy here
this year will be big for me in promotional terms

my new website is finally done, lots of new work
http://www.marcgerritsen.com/ (http://www.marcgerritsen.com/)

a 600+ page book is being published at the end of may
and will have an exhibition in june

anyway... still always have time to have a quick check
into this thread and check out some great photos
thanks
Marc

Beautiful work.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: christian_raae on April 23, 2009, 02:26:39 PM
Quote from: Anthony R
Nice idea, but she looks sooo dropped in. Integrate, better mask, shadowing etc. Don't buy it for a second.

Well you don´t have to buy anything, cause she´s not dropped in.

In general, does the lighting work?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SeanBK on April 23, 2009, 03:04:42 PM
Quote from: marc gerritsen
Haven't posted on LL for a while
still this is one of the better threads
been very busy here
this year will be big for me in promotional terms

my new website is finally done, lots of new work
http://www.marcgerritsen.com/ (http://www.marcgerritsen.com/)

a 600+ page book is being published at the end of may
and will have an exhibition in june

anyway... still always have time to have a quick check
into this thread and check out some great photos
thanks
Marc
Real nice work, clean & perfect. ALL the images look great on 30" monitor. Did you use M.F (if yes, then which) or a DSLR? Love the Interior shots.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on April 23, 2009, 03:23:57 PM
Quote from: christian_raae
Well you don´t have to buy anything, cause she´s not dropped in.

In general, does the lighting work?

The lighting is nice and moody, but as Imaginaria said, the key should be dialed up or the rim/back light dialed up.  There needs to be more distinguishing rim/key, in this case anyway.  Jill Greenberg uses super hot accent lights to great effect, but they are grided/snooted so the effect is really dramatic and sculpting, and she uses a broad source key dialed below the accent lights.

If this was a test for lighting, you know whether you acheived the result you had in mind and probably learned something.  My suggestion is that lighting technique should be used to support the idea you are trying to communicate in a photograph.  The problem here is that the lighting is dramatic, there is no real idea or theme or message being communicated.  Its three elements (pretty girl in "fashion" pose, dramatic light, and 800 year old interior), none of which really make sense when combined like this.  Again, I don't mean this as a harsh critique, as I know this was a test.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on April 23, 2009, 03:50:06 PM
It interesting but, the end results its to busy for me. My eye's can't focus on the model.

I cropped your image below. I hope its ok to post.

(http://www.johngibbel.com/croped.jpg)

Quote from: christian_raae
From my latest fashion shoot.


H3D22-II 80HC
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: christian_raae on April 23, 2009, 03:51:34 PM
Looks like the photo below, which is a part of the series :-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: marc gerritsen on April 23, 2009, 07:10:00 PM

will let you know exactly when the book is out and all the relating details.

95% medium format, I have a friend in Holland who is not even a photographer but has a keen eye and
he picked out most of the slr photos. Great test to do......... next week I will tell which one is which

thanks for the compliments!
cheers
Marc
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on April 23, 2009, 07:21:42 PM
Quote from: marc gerritsen
Haven't posted on LL for a while
still this is one of the better threads
been very busy here
this year will be big for me in promotional terms

my new website is finally done, lots of new work
http://www.marcgerritsen.com/ (http://www.marcgerritsen.com/)

a 600+ page book is being published at the end of may
and will have an exhibition in june

anyway... still always have time to have a quick check
into this thread and check out some great photos
thanks
Marc

Your work is fabulous. It's work like yours that humbles me.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Don Libby on April 23, 2009, 07:54:34 PM
Out scouting new areas and came away with this.

(http://forum.getdpi.com/gallery/files/8/6/8/heavy-clouds.jpg)

Cambo RS1000,35mm,P45+ opened first in C1 then completed in CS4

Don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on April 24, 2009, 12:32:37 AM
Gidday,

A shoot of 3 DJs for a local radio station in Auckland

Stats:

Mamiya 645 AFDII
Mamiya AF 80mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
F11.0, 125th Sec, 100 ISO
Bowens Explorer 1500 watt battery generator
Flash duration 1/5700 sec
Processed in CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: zeitwand on April 26, 2009, 02:03:05 PM
Some Architecture Impressions of the Mercedes Benz Museum, Stuggart - Germany

Cambo Wide DS / S&K 35XL / Leaf Aptus 22

[attachment=13250:mbm.jpg]

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: maxima302 on April 26, 2009, 06:57:15 PM
Michael! Gorgeous work!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 27, 2009, 06:12:54 AM
From a portrait session this morning:

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/music-school_117.jpg)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/music-school_59.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JerryReed on April 27, 2009, 06:35:11 AM
Quote from: foto-z
From a portrait session this morning:

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/music-school_117.jpg)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/music-school_59.jpg)


Graham,

Very lovely!  Is the focal length the 80 mm?

Jerry
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 27, 2009, 06:37:19 AM
Quote from: JerryReed
Very lovely!  Is the focal length the 80 mm?

Thanks! First is 80mm @2.8. Second is 40mm @f3.5.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JerryReed on April 27, 2009, 10:27:55 AM
Quote from: foto-z
Thanks! First is 80mm @2.8. Second is 40mm @f3.5.

Graham,

I never think about the wide lenses for portraiture...until now!

Jerry
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JerryReed on April 27, 2009, 10:47:22 AM
Here is a recent family portrait; Mother and daughter

Jerry
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JerryReed on April 27, 2009, 10:48:18 AM
Here is a recent family portrait; Mother and daughter

Jerry
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Mitchell Baum on April 27, 2009, 11:08:10 AM
Graham,

I think these both are outstanding and different from each other. Such strong evocations of personality. I love the second girl's poise and communication with the camera.

Dare I say Mona Lisa? I would love to see her with a Mona Lisa kind of background. The background here is very successful obviously for a budding musician, but there is something very intriguing about this girl that I'd like to see closer up and in front of a darker outdoor landscape.

Exciting to see these!

Mitchell
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on April 27, 2009, 12:09:39 PM
Quote from: JerryReed
Here is a recent family portrait; Mother and daughter

Very nice!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on April 27, 2009, 01:20:18 PM
One of the small series made on this young Russian, Yana.  Phase One P45+ on Contax 645, Palnar 80/2.
Regards, K
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on April 27, 2009, 01:38:19 PM
Quote from: Khun_K
One of the small series made on this young Russian, Yana.  Phase One P45+ on Contax 645, Palnar 80/2.
Regards, K

Nice grain did you do it in post like Kodak Plug in or something.
Looks like post grain..

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on April 27, 2009, 01:54:23 PM
Quote from: Snook
Nice grain did you do it in post like Kodak Plug in or something.
Looks like post grain..

Snook
Yes, it was post, made in CS4 using the noise filter, no particular plug-in.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on April 27, 2009, 02:13:02 PM
Very nice "portrait"!

Thierry

Quote from: JerryReed
Here is a recent family portrait; Mother and daughter

Jerry
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on April 28, 2009, 04:42:31 PM
Here's a couple from last week, part of my vintage car project, as well as, a Buick studio shoot (I'm responsible for the vehicles).  Jim

[attachment=13314:Profile_1_009_dc2b.jpg]
[attachment=13315:7_8_Side_009_dc4.jpg]
[attachment=13316:2010_Bui..._cropped.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Easton on April 28, 2009, 11:01:21 PM
Zing!

Thats hot Jim, nice to see you doing so well in these rough times in the car industry.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on April 29, 2009, 07:21:45 AM
Jim:
Those are simply astonishing!!
Dustblue

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's a couple from last week, part of my vintage car project, as well as, a Buick studio shoot (I'm responsible for the vehicles).  Jim

[attachment=13314:Profile_1_009_dc2b.jpg]
[attachment=13315:7_8_Side_009_dc4.jpg]
[attachment=13316:2010_Bui..._cropped.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on April 30, 2009, 11:07:52 PM
Hello,

Shoot a few weeks ago on a TVC.
Only had two chances to get this shot as we where on a open road and the motion camera man got it in the second take .

This is the sort of work I will now be using my new Nikon D3x camera on.

Stats:

Mamiya 645 AFDII camera
Mamiya AF 28mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Processed CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on May 01, 2009, 01:28:57 AM
Got milk?

Wow!

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on May 01, 2009, 01:45:59 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
[attachment=13314:Profile_1_009_dc2b.jpg]

Wow, very nice!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: CBarrett on May 01, 2009, 06:11:43 PM
I've been working the last few days trying to narrow down my portfolio for the new website.  I got it down to 120 then 60, now at 45.  I may be too attached to all these to whittle it down anymore... was hoping to target 30.

Here are the picks as they stand (a few of these files still in process)

Portfolio (http://christopherbarrett.net/new_portfolio/)

Thanks,

-chris
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PHOTO ZARA on May 01, 2009, 06:26:34 PM
Quote from: CBarrett
I've been working the last few days trying to narrow down my portfolio for the new website.  I got it down to 120 then 60, now at 45.  I may be too attached to all these to whittle it down anymore... was hoping to target 30.

Here are the picks as they stand (a few of these files still in process)

Portfolio (http://christopherbarrett.net/new_portfolio/)

Thanks,

-chris

Very nice Chris

I love the process of the image you posted

and the rest of your Portfolio, very classy work!




Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndrewDyer on May 01, 2009, 08:29:11 PM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

Shoot a few weeks ago on a TVC.
Only had two chances to get this shot as we where on a open road and the motion camera man got it in the second take .

This is the sort of work I will now be using my new Nikon D3x camera on.

Stats:

Mamiya 645 AFDII camera
Mamiya AF 28mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Processed CS4

Cheers

Simon

Hi Simon.
Nice job getting that image.
I dont know if it is finished retouching, but you might like to tweak the halo around the top of the trees.
It looks like the Shadow/Highlight filter (or another technique to bring out the detail) has left its mark.
Nice one though.

cheers.
Andrew
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on May 01, 2009, 09:03:59 PM
Chris, Very nice work, personally I'd take out the B/W because there's no particular reason for it being B/W, perhaps the desert shot could go too.  Just my suggestions.  By the way, thanks for the compliments everyone on the car stuff.  I will post some more soon.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on May 01, 2009, 09:13:32 PM
Quote from: AndrewDyer
Hi Simon.
Nice job getting that image.
I dont know if it is finished retouching, but you might like to tweak the halo around the top of the trees.
It looks like the Shadow/Highlight filter (or another technique to bring out the detail) has left its mark.
Nice one though.

cheers.
Andrew

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the comments, but I can't see the halo you have mentioned.

I am home on my Mac Book on a very wet Autumn day, so it could be my screen.

Regards

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on May 01, 2009, 09:46:05 PM
Simon, I like the shot too and after the comment concerning the halo had another look and could see a faint halo around the trees.  It's happened to me from too much camera raw voodoo.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on May 01, 2009, 10:00:41 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Simon, I like the shot too and after the comment concerning the halo had another look and could see a faint halo around the trees.  It's happened to me from too much camera raw voodoo.  Jim

Hi Jim,

Always nice to hear from you.

I will have a look on my 30" Mac screen at the studio on Monday.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: archivue on May 01, 2009, 10:25:44 PM
sorry, wrong place !
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on May 02, 2009, 12:37:58 AM
Wow, Stupendous, super duper. That dirt really show off the beauty of the 5d! It was worth the knowledge of posting in the medium format recent professional works, thanks.

Quote from: archivue
from my last architecture report... not so bad for a 5D Mark II !

[attachment=13397:giancata...archivue.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: DesW on May 02, 2009, 05:56:30 AM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the comments, but I can't see the halo you have mentioned.

I am home on my Mac Book on a very wet Autumn day, so it could be my screen.

Regards

Simon

Yoh Simon,

Hmmmm- Yep nice advert money in the bank shot--Jim's right poss' a tad mucho Shadow Highlight--but hey nice effect!

I think I know that location/corner-isn't it out Maeratai/Whitford way?

Keep up the great work

DesW

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on May 02, 2009, 06:07:59 AM
Quote from: DesW
Yoh Simon,

Hmmmm- Yep nice advert money in the bank shot--Jim's right poss' a tad mucho Shadow Highlight--but hey nice effect!

I think I know that location/corner-isn't it out Maeratai/Whitford way?

Keep up the great work

DesW

Hi Des,

Looked nice and warm on The Great Barrier as I watched the weather on TV tonight.

The location was Otaua Rd Aka Aka at the back of Pukekohe.

All the best

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on May 02, 2009, 11:06:30 AM
Archivue, I like that image you posted. Well done, nice tones.

(a little rude pixjohn, no?)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: gunnar1 on May 02, 2009, 09:33:06 PM
Quote from: AndreNapier
I do not care how many times I see this first image, who is credited for the original technique or if you were 10 when you took it but every time I see it my heart just stops for a second as there is an essence of photography in it and the reason we all pick up a camera every day. Needless to say I wish I took it. Love it.
Andre

I think I just figured out why the first image strikes me: it is because it has a Vermeer/Rembrandt feeling to it. Primarily the lighting. I wouldn't profess to actually know the first thing about art history or the Old Masters for that matter; that's just the way it feels to me and I have always enjoyed the style.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 02, 2009, 10:31:28 PM
A three shot series from a Wyoming aspen tree. Shot with the P30+, Mamiya 150D, and extension tubes.

[attachment=13425:CF001558_Edited.jpg] [attachment=13426:CF001572_Edited.jpg] [attachment=13427:CF001560_Edited.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on May 02, 2009, 10:39:06 PM
I always like your images and style: great pictures, Justin.

Best regards,
Thierry

Quote from: jmvdigital
A three shot series from a Wyoming aspen tree. Shot with the P30+, Mamiya 150D, and extension tubes.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on May 03, 2009, 10:06:16 AM
Hi Justin, was there a lot of post processing done?

I am seeing a fair amount of images here which look almost like illustrations and I am wondering if it's deliberate or some artifact of the processors being used, or if its something else entirely.

Thanks.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jozef Zajaz on May 04, 2009, 04:28:38 AM
3 from a hair & beauty editorial.


P30+ with mamiya 120mm macro
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: maxima302 on May 04, 2009, 04:31:03 AM
Jozef- These are wonderful!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on May 04, 2009, 09:15:24 AM
Quote from: Jozef Zajaz
3 from a hair & beauty editorial.


P30+ with mamiya 120mm macro

VERY NICE!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 05, 2009, 02:54:33 AM
A few shots from last week, location Hatfield house UK and st. Albans UK.
Shot during one of the location workshops I teach.

Shot with the Mamiya 645AFD/III with the 105-210 lens and a leaf aptus22 back.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on May 05, 2009, 07:57:45 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
A few shots from last week, location Hatfield house UK and st. Albans UK.
Shot during one of the location workshops I teach.

Shot with the Mamiya 645AFD/III with the 105-210 lens and a leaf aptus22 back.

Very nice Frank!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JohnBrew on May 05, 2009, 08:22:29 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
A few shots from last week, location Hatfield house UK and st. Albans UK.
Shot during one of the location workshops I teach.

Shot with the Mamiya 645AFD/III with the 105-210 lens and a leaf aptus22 back.

Frank, lovely work, as usual. Thanks for posting.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on May 05, 2009, 09:20:51 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's a couple from last week, part of my vintage car project, as well as, a Buick studio shoot (I'm responsible for the vehicles).  Jim

[attachment=13314:Profile_1_009_dc2b.jpg]
[attachment=13315:7_8_Side_009_dc4.jpg]
[attachment=13316:2010_Bui..._cropped.jpg]
Beautiful, very beautiful.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 05, 2009, 09:26:05 AM
Lisa-

I have attached the straight out of the camera version from a similar shot. You'll see that I processed the color quite a bit, but you have to keep in mind that most RAW images are rather flat and lack in apparent contrast sometimes. The data is there in the bit depth, it just needs massaged out. Everything I did in processing took place in Capture 1 Pro, no fancy magic in Photoshop.

It's deliberate. I'm not sure what you mean about a style being an "artifact of the processor being used." My photography, like many people on this board is a form of art. I am not concerned with how the scene looked originally. I am only concerned with how the end product looks. And while my processed version doesn't look a whole lot like it's origins (at least in color), the processed version takes it from being a documentary recording (i.e., photograph) to a piece of art that happens to be a photograph. This is just how I view my own work and process. Everyone's interpretation of what is "art" and what is "photography" and how far those styles can be taken are different.

Hope that answers your question.

-J


Quote from: lisa_r
Hi Justin, was there a lot of post processing done?

I am seeing a fair amount of images here which look almost like illustrations and I am wondering if it's deliberate or some artifact of the processors being used, or if its something else entirely.

Thanks.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on May 05, 2009, 10:16:29 AM
Thanks for the info Justin, Nice work on your web site too :-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jozef Zajaz on May 05, 2009, 01:03:35 PM
Quote from: PLLove
VERY NICE!!


Thank you!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 07, 2009, 01:36:54 PM
Still tweaking this one, but it's nearly there...

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/biker.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 07, 2009, 02:20:23 PM
Already said it on another forum, love it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Mitchell Baum on May 07, 2009, 02:31:20 PM
Graham,

This is great! Your execution is terrific, but you also have great concepts, with just the right pitch of humor.

Mitchell
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 07, 2009, 07:16:12 PM
Thanks to you both!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on May 07, 2009, 08:05:25 PM
I love it too, Graham.

Cheers,
Thierry

Quote from: foto-z
Still tweaking this one, but it's nearly there...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: EricWHiss on May 07, 2009, 08:21:28 PM
Me too - that's excellent from idea through execution, Graham!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on May 08, 2009, 12:43:41 AM
Quote from: foto-z
Still tweaking this one, but it's nearly there...

Great work!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on May 08, 2009, 12:46:53 AM
Quote from: foto-z
Still tweaking this one, but it's nearly there...

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/biker.jpg)
Very nice!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on May 08, 2009, 01:50:28 AM
A lot of effort went into that one!  Well done!!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on May 08, 2009, 03:01:10 AM
Woouaw !  Very good picture, indeed ! Fine job.

PdF
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dergiman on May 08, 2009, 03:20:00 AM
graham, this image is awesome, love it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 08, 2009, 04:08:23 AM
Thanks for all the kind words! I just updated it and I *think* I'm done with it now
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndrewDyer on May 08, 2009, 08:39:23 AM
Quote from: foto-z
Thanks for all the kind words! I just updated it and I *think* I'm done with it now
Nice one Graham... the headlight is much better.
Great image.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 08, 2009, 09:45:35 AM
Quote from: Khun_K
Very nice!

What is he dropping? Cannot tell whether it is money are Cards for playing?
Would be a little stronger if you could tell what it was..Coke,Money, cards?
Snook

By the way Graham nice shot, I just could really see what it was as the whites are pretty blown no pun intended...:+}

Also not sure if you noticed but there is a blob bewteen the light pole and building about 3/4 up. Is that alos a baggie that is out of the light out something else.

Sorry but with compositing I am always looking with a fine tooth comb for errors.
Nice image in any case..:+}
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 08, 2009, 10:28:15 AM
Quote from: Snook
What is he dropping? Cannot tell whether it is money are Cards for playing?
Would be a little stronger if you could tell what it was..Coke,Money, cards?
Snook

It is hard to see details on a small web jpeg but they are plastic packets containing white powder.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Mitchell Baum on May 08, 2009, 12:03:41 PM
Bummer Dude!

The white powder was clear to me.

I really like the diagonal made by the bright lights, and the building and electrical pole backgrounds.

This works on a lot of levels.

Mitchell
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 08, 2009, 04:36:33 PM
Great photo. And the cop is after him for littering!   
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 08, 2009, 04:38:38 PM
Quote from: Snook
Also not sure if you noticed but there is a blob bewteen the light pole and building about 3/4 up. Is that alos a baggie that is out of the light out something else.

Sorry but with compositing I am always looking with a fine tooth comb for errors.
Nice image in any case..:+}
Snook

No problem. That is actually a security camera, although at this tiny size I guess it is hard to make out. The full resolution looks very different
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PHOTO ZARA on May 08, 2009, 05:01:57 PM
Quote from: foto-z
No problem. That is actually a security camera, although at this tiny size I guess it is hard to make out. The full resolution looks very different

Very nice work Graham

can you imagine how much it would cost to turn this chase in to a 20 seconds of video with of course the same look processing.

how many MFDBs
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on May 08, 2009, 08:32:54 PM
one single RED camera, we have been told many times.

 

Best regards,
Thierry

Quote from: PHOTO ZARA
can you imagine how much it would cost to turn this chase in to a 20 seconds of video with of course the same look processing.

how many MFDBs
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on May 09, 2009, 02:19:29 AM
A bit of location scouting in my direct vicinity:

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PHOTO ZARA on May 09, 2009, 02:49:45 AM
Quote from: ThierryH
one single RED camera, we have been told many times.

 

Best regards,
Thierry

   

perhaps

sure we've been told many times

but lets see some footage of the sam feel

maybe not without cgi
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 10, 2009, 06:27:04 PM
penance #1


(http://www.pbase.com/ddk/image/112163480/original.jpg)





Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 10, 2009, 06:28:51 PM
penance #2



(http://www.pbase.com/ddk/image/112163482/original.jpg)



Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on May 10, 2009, 08:18:07 PM
David, Those are cool portraits!  Don't think I've seen something quite like them before.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 11, 2009, 05:38:34 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
David, Those are cool portraits!  Don't think I've seen something quite like them before.  Jim


Thank you Jim, it means a lot coming from you!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 11, 2009, 09:25:25 AM
I like these two portraits, as well. Nice concept! Personally, I like the composition of the first one best. The bottom one is neat too, but the lighting puts too much emphasis on her large and out of focus nose. Just my $0.02.

-J

[quote name='ddk' date='May 10 2009, 03:28 PM' post='282690']
penance #2

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 11, 2009, 08:15:14 PM
Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment Justin, I see your point regarding the nose, specially if one's monitor is calibrated brighter than mine.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 14, 2009, 01:58:07 PM
Keeping the thread on top, a few from today

Mamiya 645AFD/III with the 105-210 and Leaf Aptus digital back


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 14, 2009, 02:10:35 PM
Quote from: ddk
Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment Justin, I see your point regarding the nose, specially if one's monitor is calibrated brighter than mine.

I don't think it's too bright, in the absolute sense, it just feels too bright in relation to the surrounding areas. Just makes the nose stand out a bit more than desirable for me.

-J
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 14, 2009, 02:11:33 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Keeping the thread on top, a few from today

Mamiya 645AFD/III with the 105-210 and Leaf Aptus digital back

Frank, LOVE that first image! Wonderful wood texture and interesting pose. Nice colors as well. Ah heck, I like the lighting and tones too... the whole things is perfect.

-J
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 14, 2009, 10:40:36 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Keeping the thread on top, a few from today

Mamiya 645AFD/III with the 105-210 and Leaf Aptus digital back

Love the tones in that first one.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 15, 2009, 03:45:17 AM
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subdued window light (dusk) and light from the juke box, one shiny board hand held.

50mm F2.2, 1.80th second, 800 iso.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on May 15, 2009, 04:40:23 AM
H2 50-110 Leaf Aptus 75

Editorial shoot
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 15, 2009, 04:58:53 AM
Great shots pixjohn and Russel.

Love your natural looking shots james, always a delight to see.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 16, 2009, 01:27:04 PM
two from today....
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 16, 2009, 02:25:43 PM
Quote from: James R Russell
[attachment=13685:1ds3_juke_box.jpg]


subdued window light (dusk) and light from the juke box, one shiny board hand held.

50mm F2.2, 1.80th second, 800 iso.

James Great light but the right eye of your model (Her Left camera right) looks rather strange. Looks like you captured right when she was shutting it..Or when the Herion kicked in...:+]
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 16, 2009, 03:00:13 PM
Its hard to pick a favorite with so many great shots, great mood Jim. Frank, the smoke and skulls transform an already wonderful image into something very unique!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 18, 2009, 01:02:35 PM
Shot last week for a Local Jewelry designer.
P30
Mamiya RZIIProD 180mm

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Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 18, 2009, 01:25:58 PM
Shot in an abandoned barn near Colorado Springs. Handheld P30+ with 150D.



Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on May 18, 2009, 01:44:40 PM
Quote from: Snook
Shot last week for a Local Jewelry designer.
P30
Mamiya RZIIProD 180mm

Snook

These are beautiful!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 18, 2009, 07:25:52 PM
For a local makeup school ... both shot using 150mm f4 PQS lens.

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image132.jpg)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image238.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: David WM on May 18, 2009, 08:25:21 PM
Great set of images Snook!
Did you need to do much PP to get the color like that or did you get it pretty much like that in camera.  Looks like you gelled rear/ right with the blue and rear/left with magenta then clean hard light on the front.
David
Quote from: Snook
Shot last week for a Local Jewelry designer.
P30
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 18, 2009, 09:14:16 PM
Quote from: David WM
Great set of images Snook!
Did you need to do much PP to get the color like that or did you get it pretty much like that in camera.  Looks like you gelled rear/ right with the blue and rear/left with magenta then clean hard light on the front.
David

Thanks guys..
Yes you are quite right.
Magenta gel camera left, cyanish aqua right and hard light a little camera left or right depending on her angle.
Capture one freaked as they came in so it took a while to tweak them to look right.

I desaturated them a bit but they look more colorful in ProfotoRGB on a monitor..:+]

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 18, 2009, 11:35:05 PM
For an older gal's scrap book...


(http://www.box.net/shared/static/kcqnl6vgfx.jpg)




(http://www.box.net/shared/static/5hyfond2gl.jpg)




(http://www.box.net/shared/static/2z34sa74d7.jpg)





Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on May 19, 2009, 02:45:17 AM
Quote from: ddk
For an older gal's scrap book...

Great work, David.  No attempts to 'hide' her age, but it's accented instead.  It shows her real beauty.

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dergiman on May 19, 2009, 02:54:36 AM
Quote from: foto-z
For a local makeup school ... both shot using 150mm f4 PQS lens.

graham, your images are getting better and better, conceptually and technically. do you need an intern over the summer months?

philipp
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on May 19, 2009, 03:07:05 AM
Graham:
No offence but why not upload the photos to LL directly?  I think it's much more convenient both for you and others. I could never load any photo you've posted which linked to another website, through whatever networks in China I've used. It's a pity that I could not see your great works!  
Dustblue

Quote from: foto-z
For a local makeup school ... both shot using 150mm f4 PQS lens.

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image132.jpg)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image238.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on May 19, 2009, 03:33:53 AM
Quote from: wolfnowl
Great work, David.  No attempts to 'hide' her age, but it's accented instead.  It shows her real beauty.

Mike.
I agree entirely. I'm particularly taken with the third.

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 19, 2009, 04:15:37 AM
Quote from: dergiman
graham, your images are getting better and better, conceptually and technically. do you need an intern over the summer months?

philipp

Hi Philipp, I will PM you.

Quote from: dustblue
Graham:
No offence but why not upload the photos to LL directly?  I think it's much more convenient both for you and others. I could never load any photo you've posted which linked to another website, through whatever networks in China I've used. It's a pity that I could not see your great works!  
Dustblue

No offence taken, and there's a reason I do it. The main reason is that I often notice a little improvement here and there I'd like to make to the image. If I update the image once on my server, then the update appears instantly in any forum where I post the image. It makes life very easy (and in some forums you can't edit a post after a few minutes or hours). Sorry that you can't see any of them.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 19, 2009, 09:53:34 AM
Quote from: wolfnowl
Great work, David.  No attempts to 'hide' her age, but it's accented instead.  It shows her real beauty.

Mike.

Quote from: kikashi
I agree entirely. I'm particularly taken with the third.

Jeremy

Thank you both for looking and commenting!

I didn't see any point in trying to make her look much younger with makeup, she'd never be able to compete with a real 20 odd year old. Instead I thought that it would be better to show off her attraction at age 50 and use slightly more dramatic lighting, but I'm not sure if she agreed with that logic...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 19, 2009, 01:32:19 PM
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JRR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on May 19, 2009, 02:35:23 PM

I love the atmosphere in that shot, James. I find myself wishing that the Blue Ribbon ad was completely inside the frame, and that the shadowy object on the left was not, but these are very minor quibbles. Is it for Pabst, or for something else?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 19, 2009, 02:57:07 PM
@James,
Mail when you're in the Netherlands
Love the atmosphere in this shot, just wish we would have locations like that close to my home town

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kurt Kamka on May 19, 2009, 04:24:41 PM
A recent shot with the P45+ and 110/2 Hasselblad lens.

Kurt
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 19, 2009, 06:36:23 PM
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JRR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on May 19, 2009, 08:36:54 PM
Quote from: James R Russell
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JRR

AWESOME!!!  I love this!  Love it!  Love IT!!!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on May 19, 2009, 09:22:57 PM
I prefer this over the first shot. I feel the mood of  the model is better.


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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on May 19, 2009, 10:59:08 PM
James, I like this one the best too!  Nice touch with the dogs out the window.  Since I shoot cars and architecture my knowledge of glamour/fashion is limited but there seems to be a decided trend to retouch faces I think a bit too much.  Although I suppose it's similiar to how we've been retouching cars for so long.  Jim

http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&id=13793 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=13793)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 20, 2009, 03:11:49 AM
Quote from: James R Russell
[attachment=13793:smfinalf...408_copy.jpg]

I'd prefer the dog wasn't there, but I love the attitude of the model, the setting and especially the lighting and colours.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on May 20, 2009, 03:31:28 AM
Lighthouse of Gytheion
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 20, 2009, 11:12:22 AM
Quote from: foto-z
I'd prefer the dog wasn't there, but I love the attitude of the model, the setting and especially the lighting and colours.


I knew you'd be a cat person.

JRR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 20, 2009, 11:17:05 AM
Nice Image James.
With what equipment and lens ISO may I ask.
Looks to be a high iso but with what camera.
Looks rather long the format.
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 20, 2009, 11:35:15 AM
Quote from: Snook
Nice Image James.
With what equipment and lens ISO may I ask.
Looks to be a high iso but with what camera.
Looks rather long the format.
Snook


Snook,


Let me dig around in my box of cameras.

Ok, it's a Leaf with verso flex in 2:3 format . . . oh sorry, not that one.

Ok, here it is it's a Leica S2 also in a 2:3 format . . . oops, that's just a prototype, not working yet.

Ok, found it, it's a P30+ that I had a lens shade that blocked part of the frame . . . uh oh, wrong again, haven't used those in a while.

Now I found it , it's the Canon 1ds3, 50mm lens. F2.2  1./20th of a second at iso 800.

Processed in C-1 V 4, pushed approx one stop, (if you really do push this in processing).

Actually, lately I've seen a difference between the C-1 window and the photoshop window, when an image is processed it is flatter and darker when it goes into PS4.

Doesn't happen everytime, but about 50% of the time.

Don't get it.

JRR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 20, 2009, 12:53:15 PM
Quote from: James R Russell
Snook,


Let me dig around in my box of cameras.

Ok, it's a Leaf with verso flex in 2:3 format . . . oh sorry, not that one.

Ok, here it is it's a Leica S2 also in a 2:3 format . . . oops, that's just a prototype, not working yet.

Ok, found it, it's a P30+ that I had a lens shade that blocked part of the frame . . . uh oh, wrong again, haven't used those in a while.

Now I found it , it's the Canon 1ds3, 50mm lens. F2.2  1./20th of a second at iso 800.

Processed in C-1 V 4, pushed approx one stop, (if you really do push this in processing).

Actually, lately I've seen a difference between the C-1 window and the photoshop window, when an image is processed it is flatter and darker when it goes into PS4.

Doesn't happen everytime, but about 50% of the time.

Don't get it.

JRR


Wow, seems you have a lot of "use to be expensive" paper weights laying around.
I thought that format did not look MF.. But seeing how everyone loves you here I am sure they won't give you flack for posting in the wrong forum...
Nice shot either way, sure is nice having pretty girls to use. I have to wait until luckily one may cross my path....
I guess the Big city life has it downside as well...
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 20, 2009, 01:27:30 PM
Quote from: Snook
Wow, seems you have a lot of "use to be expensive" paper weights laying around.
I thought that format did not look MF.. But seeing how everyone loves you here I am sure they won't give you flack for posting in the wrong forum...
Nice shot either way, sure is nice having pretty girls to use. I have to wait until luckily one may cross my path....
I guess the Big city life has it downside as well...
Snook


Snook,

I'ts very hard to joke with you, but in reality cameras mean nothing to me.  Since my first dsc 760 I've seen more changes in post processing than anything hardware related.

Also I don't understand format obsession, because none of these things are "standard" formats.  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 crops.  It just enough to make my head spin and some cameras are good for some things, some aren't.  Lately the camera that works the best is the camera that is the most useable, because every project is on an foot to the floor accelerated scale.

Actually this was shot in Dallas, Texas.  I bought a studio here three years ago and this year have used it more in the last 4 months, than the previous 30.

Part reason is everyone is playing the numbers and we can produce here with less expense and a million times less hassle.  Texas doesn't have state income tax and our building in Dallas, though fairly expensive would have been impossible in NY, double the price in LA, plus it was a good investment as in the last three years they are building all around me.  36 major building projects so the city is changing, but is still pretty cool about allowing you to shoot without jumping through hoops.

The bar location only asked we pay the bar tab and tip well.  We actually worked two very different locations for this shoot and in LA or NY it would have been difficult to get from place to place with even a medium sized crew.

The economy has changed everything.   Not that we're not a location is everything based business, because there is and always will be a certain group of clients that believe unless your have a 1 or a 9 in front of your zip code your not going to get the call, which is one of the reasons I'm still based in NY.  (though I may modify that thought by the end of the year).

Still, the economy has pushed clients into a more open mindset of getting it done for the right price, and ease, rather than where is the best place to shop.

I've bid my last three jobs in LA, NY and Dallas and shot the last three in Dallas.  It doesn't have the talent pool of NY, doesn't have all the locations (no beach) of LA, but there are two large retailers and a whole slew of blue chip companies based here and the level of models and crew have gone up exponentially  in the last year.

This model is from Texas, though was based in LA, came back and works more now than she ever did in the 310 area code.  Same with the last 7 models we've used, so finding talent isn't that difficult.  Finding a beach in Dallas is.

JRR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 20, 2009, 01:52:05 PM
Quote from: James R Russell
Snook,

I'ts very hard to joke with you, but in reality cameras mean nothing to me.  Since my first dsc 760 I've seen more changes in post processing than anything hardware related.

Also I don't understand format obsession, because none of these things are "standard" formats.  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 crops.  It just enough to make my head spin and some cameras are good for some things, some aren't.  Lately the camera that works the best is the camera that is the most useable, because every project is on an foot to the floor accelerated scale.

Actually this was shot in Dallas, Texas.  I bought a studio here three years ago and this year have used it more in the last 4 months, than the previous 30.

Part reason is everyone is playing the numbers and we can produce here with less expense and a million times less hassle.  Texas doesn't have state income tax and our building in Dallas, though fairly expensive would have been impossible in NY, double the price in LA, plus it was a good investment as in the last three years they are building all around me.  36 major building projects so the city is changing, but is still pretty cool about allowing you to shoot without jumping through hoops.

The bar location only asked we pay the bar tab and tip well.  We actually worked two very different locations for this shoot and in LA or NY it would have been difficult to get from place to place with even a medium sized crew.

The economy has changed everything.   Not that we're not a location is everything based business, because there is and always will be a certain group of clients that believe unless your have a 1 or a 9 in front of your zip code your not going to get the call, which is one of the reasons I'm still based in NY.  (though I may modify that thought by the end of the year).

Still, the economy has pushed clients into a more open mindset of getting it done for the right price, and ease, rather than where is the best place to shop.

I've bid my last three jobs in LA, NY and Dallas and shot the last three in Dallas.  It doesn't have the talent pool of NY, doesn't have all the locations (no beach) of LA, but there are two large retailers and a whole slew of blue chip companies based here and the level of models and crew have gone up exponentially  in the last year.

This model is from Texas, though was based in LA, came back and works more now than she ever did in the 310 area code.  Same with the last 7 models we've used, so finding talent isn't that difficult.  Finding a beach in Dallas is.

JRR


Did not know you were Joking..
You want beach... Go to Galveston.... hahahaha Nice pretty water there...:+}
Seriuolsy once you get past Corpus Christi the water and beaches are gorgeous.. Yeh something about those Texas girls...:+}
I went to highschool in Houston. Thinking about moving back there soon myself. Kind of tired of the South American way of working myself.
My sister says Texas is supposedly the only state with out economic crisis for the last 6 months. Must be the oil again.

By the way I think we who have been shooting digital for the past 8-10 years know that by now there is not really a difference in print of most medias. But everytime I open my PO p30 files I see a BIG difference, specially after going through some layers in Photoshop.

The only thing that would make me shoot Canon over MF would be for Higher asa/iso.
Otherwise like I have stated, I feel like a I would be letting myself down. Seriuosly!.

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 20, 2009, 02:07:46 PM
Quote from: Snook
Did not know you were Joking..
You want beach... Go to Galveston.... hahahaha Nice pretty water there...:+}
Seriuolsy once you get past Corpus Christi the water and beaches are gorgeous.. Yeh something about those Texas girls...:+}
I went to highschool in Houston. Thinking about moving back there soon myself. Kind of tired of the South American way of working myself.
My sister says Texas is supposedly the only state with out economic crisis for the last 6 months. Must be the oil again.

By the way I think we who have been shooting digital for the past 8-10 years know that by now there is not really a difference in print of most medias. But everytime I open my PO p30 files I see a BIG difference, specially after going through some layers in Photoshop.

The only thing that would make me shoot Canon over MF would be for Higher asa/iso.
Otherwise like I have stated, I feel like a I would be letting myself down. Seriuosly!.

Snook


Not to take this off subject, but . . .

Texas' largest export is cotton, though the oil revenue does keep state income tax away and compared to LA, NY, the income tax makes owning here virtually free.

It's not perfect and I don't live here all the time, though the more time we spend here the more we like it, though I've found as along as we're making a living and shooting what we like we're usually happy.

Dallas shows some signs of the recession, but nothing like the coasts and maybe the money was allocated a long time ago, but they building that is going on in and around the downtown area is pretty amazing.

As far as living in a place, I've lived most everywhere and it takes three years to get use to a new place, at least for me.   I was born in Texas but hadn't put a  foot here in 15 years when I bought this building, but I was tired of the tax man and landlord eating my life savings, so there you go.

It's funny, there is perception and reality and usually both don't coexist well.  This business has always been about perception, until times get tough then reality takes over.  

I run into people here from LA all the time now and some moved here way before I invested.   I know models, makeup artists that were on the verge of starving in LA, that now live in 3,400 sq ft. homes and work every week, almost every day in Dallas.

That surprised me.

JRR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tho_mas on May 20, 2009, 02:18:35 PM
Quote from: James R Russell
lately I've seen a difference between the C-1 window and the photoshop window, when an image is processed it is flatter and darker when it goes into PS4.

Doesn't happen everytime, but about 50% of the time.

Don't get it.
As the preview in C1 is just a preview (and not the final data) it has not the same bitdepth as the final image.
Though overall you will not take notice of that it takes effect especially in the darkest tonalvalues.
Secondly it depends on the output profile. If you embed the camera profile differences should be less. But if you process to AdobeRGB or such a "small" colour space the colour chanels get clipped more easliy at the low end. Admittedly the conversion to the output colour space is considered in the preview. But it's a kind of softproof (C1 converts the camera profile to the output colour space in the RAM and than transforms to the monitor profile) and therefore one step less accurate as direct conversion from the camera profile to the monitor profile.
Thirdly it has a huge effect on the expression of the image if you set the default dark background in C1 and the default middle grey background in Photoshop. Backgrounds in both applications should be the same (I for myself have C1 set to the "light" background and set exactly the same values in Photoshop as background). In C1 with the default setup everything looks more contrasty and you are more sensitive to subtile modulations in dark tonalvalues as compared to looking at the same image in Photoshop with its much brighter interface and background.
All three points together cause the impression that the images are flatter and darker in Photoshop. But actually only the darkest tonalvalues differ (due to the smaller bitdepth of the preview).
You can check this when you make screenshots of the C1 preview and the processed file in Photoshop and put both the screenshots together on layers in Photoshop in a new file - when you toggle the two layers they match except for the darkest tonalvalues (down from L*5 or what... so actually nearly black). At least this is the case here..
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on May 20, 2009, 05:48:23 PM
Quote from: tho_mas
As the preview in C1 is just a preview (and not the final data) it has not the same bitdepth as the final image.
Though overall you will not take notice of that it takes effect especially in the darkest tonalvalues.
Secondly it depends on the output profile. If you embed the camera profile differences should be less. But if you process to AdobeRGB or such a "small" colour space the colour chanels get clipped more easliy at the low end. Admittedly the conversion to the output colour space is considered in the preview. But it's a kind of softproof (C1 converts the camera profile to the output colour space in the RAM and than transforms to the monitor profile) and therefore one step less accurate as direct conversion from the camera profile to the monitor profile.
Thirdly it has a huge effect on the expression of the image if you set the default dark background in C1 and the default middle grey background in Photoshop. Backgrounds in both applications should be the same (I for myself have C1 set to the "light" background and set exactly the same values in Photoshop as background). In C1 with the default setup everything looks more contrasty and you are more sensitive to subtile modulations in dark tonalvalues as compared to looking at the same image in Photoshop with its much brighter interface and background.
All three points together cause the impression that the images are flatter and darker in Photoshop. But actually only the darkest tonalvalues differ (due to the smaller bitdepth of the preview).
You can check this when you make screenshots of the C1 preview and the processed file in Photoshop and put both the screenshots together on layers in Photoshop in a new file - when you toggle the two layers they match except for the darkest tonalvalues (down from L*5 or what... so actually nearly black). At least this is the case here..

Thomas, interesting points, but at least points 2 and 3 don't explain why James *sometimes* sees the difference, and sometimes not.

James, do you just see the difference between the image in C1, or also between a processed image, and PS?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tho_mas on May 20, 2009, 06:07:25 PM
Quote from: carstenw
Thomas, interesting points, but at least points 2 and 3 don't explain why James *sometimes* sees the difference, and sometimes not.
Maybe I get the question wrong but my reading was that he was referring to the same image - so the preview in C1 and the view of the same image processed and opened in Photoshop.
"Sometimes" depend on the luminance level of the images or whether there are dominant dark areas or not (I'd assume).
I forgot point #4: you have to zoom in to at least 25% viewing size. Smaller sizes are lowres and you don't get a picture of the real contrast and density.
This is how it looks like here (C1 on the left, PS on the right):
[attachment=13837:screenC1_PSCS4.jpg]
(for a preview I find this really good to work with)


edit: as to the "sometimes" question here are some nice examples:

http://web.mit.edu/persci/gaz/gaz-teaching/index.html (http://web.mit.edu/persci/gaz/gaz-teaching/index.html)
http://www.johnsadowski.com/big_spanish_castle.php (http://www.johnsadowski.com/big_spanish_castle.php)
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/index.html (http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/index.html)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on May 20, 2009, 08:20:26 PM
James, i like your photos, but i was thinking that this thread is for only MF shots, we have 35 DSLR, but as long it is in Medium Format then i think we want to see only MF shots regardless of how perfect are those 35mm DSLR shots can be, we know you or many here are pro enough to do wonders even with P&S, but there is another thread for DSLRs rather than MF, i have 1Ds3 and 1Ds2 and 5D, but i will post here only MF shots if i will have something great shots anyway by my H3D2-39, but i am sure many members here will say that they don't care to see any great shots [high quality pro] from any camera here.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on May 20, 2009, 08:24:37 PM
And i am not saying to post 2 shots from 35mm DSLR and MF and ask people if they can define which from which body, we are not looking for making comparisons between bodies here, it is just to keep the thread for one type of cameras [or level] in here, why not posting large format shots then? why not P&S if we can have stunning pro shots by them? i will not got into challenge to see how great those entry-level and P&S are capable of producing against MF, I just hope members keep this thread with pure MF shots.

Sorry if this is annoying or rude, but it is my opinion.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mcfoto on May 20, 2009, 08:43:30 PM
Quote from: James R Russell
[attachment=13793:smfinalf...408_copy.jpg]



JRR

Very nice work!
Denis
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tho_mas on May 20, 2009, 08:44:26 PM
Quote from: Professional
I just hope members keep this thread with pure MF shots.
That's a valid standpoint. You take the device as premise.
But there is another standpoint that is valid as well: history as premise.
James comes from MF an now switchted (mainly) to 35mm. (Actually I don't know at all where he comes from... probably from all the formats).
He uses the 35mm for the same purposes he used MF before.
And - more important - he'd like to share his images with the people that are active in this forum (historically).
And the people that are active in this forum are very pleased that James shares his image here - I bet!
Isn't it the content, the subject and the context that matters?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on May 20, 2009, 10:32:29 PM
Quote from: tho_mas
That's a valid standpoint. You take the device as premise.
But there is another standpoint that is valid as well: history as premise.
James comes from MF an now switchted (mainly) to 35mm. (Actually I don't know at all where he comes from... probably from all the formats).
He uses the 35mm for the same purposes he used MF before.
And - more important - he'd like to share his images with the people that are active in this forum (historically).
And the people that are active in this forum are very pleased that James shares his image here - I bet!
Isn't it the content, the subject and the context that matters?

Yes, i agree, but isn't there another thread for those 35mm shots? also great pro shots there, or is that 35mm there is for non pro?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 20, 2009, 11:19:17 PM
Quote from: Professional
Yes, i agree, but isn't there another thread for those 35mm shots? also great pro shots there, or is that 35mm there is for non pro?


Please, the central theme of this thread seems to be processing rather than any camera or format, honestly, look at any of the fashion shots here and tell me that's how the raw file looks. The camera is completely moot at this level, just look at James' images, they're fantastic and I have never seen anything looking like that from my Canons or Nikons for that matter but now I know what's possible. Let it go...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 21, 2009, 03:15:01 AM
If I may add.
I'm mostly only active in this board, so when I shoot something with the 5DMKII I would love to share it in this board, because it's were I hang arround most of the times.
For me this board is as mentioned in another board the "Pro" board and I would love it if it stays that way.

As James mentioned many times before it's not the camera that will give you the shot, it's the photographer.
And to be honest I would just love to see beautiful work by pros instead of policing the board by minor details

I very much enjoy looking at this thread and see it as the PRO share your shots thread if you own a MF back, but hey that's me


And to add something :
two different tonings (experiments) of the same setup.
Shot a few weeks ago with the 5DMKII, I shoot 99.9% of the model work with the Leaf, but this was simply impossible due to the high ISO needed, for me it would be weird to upload these in another section of the forum where I normaly don't hang out.....
Or not ?

I think we should be more on sharing and respecting/enjoying each others work than in trying to make the board go down or scaring people away.

The MF crowd might be small with little options to hang out online without being overwashed with DSLR user who claim that MF is dead, let's keep this place a nice hangout and share our shots
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 21, 2009, 03:30:58 AM
Recent Professional Work

[attachment=13850:professi...otograph.jpg]


JRR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 21, 2009, 04:21:18 AM
Great James, love the small droplets and reflection.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jing q on May 21, 2009, 04:23:50 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
If I may add.
I'm mostly only active in this board, so when I shoot something with the 5DMKII I would love to share it in this board, because it's were I hang arround most of the times.
For me this board is as mentioned in another board the "Pro" board and I would love it if it stays that way.

5D MkII FTW!!!!
recent campaign

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jing q on May 21, 2009, 04:38:22 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
If I may add.
I'm mostly only active in this board, so when I shoot something with the 5DMKII I would love to share it in this board, because it's were I hang arround most of the times.
For me this board is as mentioned in another board the "Pro" board and I would love it if it stays that way.

5D MkII FTW!!!!
recent campaign
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wollom on May 21, 2009, 05:40:49 AM
Quote from: James R Russell
Recent Professional Work

[attachment=13850:professi...otograph.jpg]


JRR

I'm curious to know how much of we are seeing that can be attributed to good lighting/styling/photography/post-processing in this series.  For me part of what makes these shots work well is a coherence in the colour, light and composition.  The first shot (with the torn red couch) has plausibly mixed lighting, but is kind of warm.  The second (with dogs) works for me with the cool tones, "slutty"–can I say that?–pose and those steely 'blown' highlights.  The last, above, looks like there was a lot of work done to balance the light inside and out, and perhaps a cyan layer added in post to key into the lapels of the jacket; for me this pose is the most convincing given that I'd guess showing the clothes was an important factor in posing.  James?  Want to deconstruct these a little for us?  Was it a crew of thousands, a post-processing whiz,...?

Cheers

Wollom
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on May 21, 2009, 06:10:25 AM
Quote from: jing q
5D MkII FTW!!!!
recent campaign



Nice! What is with the fuss about 35mm images? I thought this thread was for images you are proud of regardless of format! When they are all like these or like the ones James & Frank posted, keep them coming I would say
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on May 21, 2009, 07:57:58 AM
What about this?

http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....showtopic=24443 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=24443)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on May 21, 2009, 08:07:43 AM
Quote from: James R Russell
Recent Professional Work

[attachment=13850:professi...otograph.jpg]


JRR

Nice.  New Orleans?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on May 21, 2009, 08:43:56 AM
Quote from: James R Russell
Not to take this off subject, but . . .

Texas' largest export is cotton, though the oil revenue does keep state income tax away and compared to LA, NY, the income tax makes owning here virtually free.

It's not perfect and I don't live here all the time, though the more time we spend here the more we like it, though I've found as along as we're making a living and shooting what we like we're usually happy.

Dallas shows some signs of the recession, but nothing like the coasts and maybe the money was allocated a long time ago, but they building that is going on in and around the downtown area is pretty amazing.

As far as living in a place, I've lived most everywhere and it takes three years to get use to a new place, at least for me.   I was born in Texas but hadn't put a  foot here in 15 years when I bought this building, but I was tired of the tax man and landlord eating my life savings, so there you go.

It's funny, there is perception and reality and usually both don't coexist well.  This business has always been about perception, until times get tough then reality takes over.  

I run into people here from LA all the time now and some moved here way before I invested.   I know models, makeup artists that were on the verge of starving in LA, that now live in 3,400 sq ft. homes and work every week, almost every day in Dallas.

That surprised me.

JRR

I can't live in NYC anymore.  I love it but in so many ways but its time has passed.  As I get older, I'm 36, I just don't have patience for the bull.  The big bites of real estate and taxes introduces income insecurity.  I was OK with this before we had kids, now it keeps me up at night.  Brooklyn Friends is $21k a year for elementary, $16k for Kindergarten.  This is about average.  Packer is about the same.  My wife was an MUA but now stays home with the kids, so its all on me.  Not enough room in our condo, either.  I'm making more money now that I'm mainly working in film, but in the long run it not enough.  

So I bought a large historic house in Richmond VA, where good private schools are cheap, cheap 50 minute flights to NYC leave 3 times a day, Winter isn't debilitating, and its CHEAP.  Keeping the Condo in NYC to work out of. I was going to rent it out but the perception of being based in a 1 or a 9 zip is powerful.  In fact, I have a client I shoot for a few times a year, the Martin Agency.  They are based in Richmond, VA.  I asked them if they ever hire Richmond photographers.  Nope, they don't even look unless they see someone they like in an art show.   I was surprised to see how many ad agencies are in Richmond, and the number of Fortune 500's.  

JR, I was just in WACO yesterday location scouting.  Its like the 80's never ended.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 21, 2009, 12:55:13 PM
Quote from: TMARK
I can't live in NYC anymore.  I love it but in so many ways but its time has passed.  As I get older, I'm 36, I just don't have patience for the bull.  The big bites of real estate and taxes introduces income insecurity.  I was OK with this before we had kids, now it keeps me up at night.  Brooklyn Friends is $21k a year for elementary, $16k for Kindergarten.  This is about average.  Packer is about the same.  My wife was an MUA but now stays home with the kids, so its all on me.  Not enough room in our condo, either.  I'm making more money now that I'm mainly working in film, but in the long run it not enough.  

So I bought a large historic house in Richmond VA, where good private schools are cheap, cheap 50 minute flights to NYC leave 3 times a day, Winter isn't debilitating, and its CHEAP.  Keeping the Condo in NYC to work out of. I was going to rent it out but the perception of being based in a 1 or a 9 zip is powerful.  In fact, I have a client I shoot for a few times a year, the Martin Agency.  They are based in Richmond, VA.  I asked them if they ever hire Richmond photographers.  Nope, they don't even look unless they see someone they like in an art show.   I was surprised to see how many ad agencies are in Richmond, and the number of Fortune 500's.  

JR, I was just in WACO yesterday location scouting.  Its like the 80's never ended.


Zipcodeitius;   A disease for the easily impressed.  (See alternate definition Smoke and Mirrors).

Symptoms;  Live in small places, pay high taxes, receive minimal city services.  Everything costs double and takes twice the time.  The effected tend to do a lot of one hand clapping and going to industry parties if there are free drinks.

If not treated Zipcodeitius progresses to Brokeonyourassitus, or worse, Mustliveinhugecrowditus with the complication of Takethefilthysubwaytoworkitius.    Zipcodeitius is especially prevelant in 20 to 28 year old's and usually results in Emptytrustfunditius.

Cure;  No known cure, though treatments include moving from 1 or 9, usually due to a financial recession.

The dirty little secret about NY is if you removed the out of state money from the two major institutions, finance and advertising, rent would be $400 a month.

Sure a million ad agencies are up and down Madison Ave, but these million ad agencies probably only work for 3 NY based clients.

There are 10,000 manufacturer offices in Manhattan (actually more, though the numbers are dropping fast), but they are usually just offices with logos, point of sale posters, one receptionist and the rest of the real business is handled in the middle of the country.

Believe it or not you don't have to live in NY to be a good photographer or make a good living, though you do have to know how to maneuver there when needed then get on a plane and leave.

Recently it's been more cost and time effective to move a few key crew members and talent to someplace other than NY which is not a big leap because the last time I counted the crew on a set only myself and my producer lived in Manhattan.  Most of the crew and talent lived so far off the Island in New Jersey, Queens, Brooklyn and Philadelphia, they might as well have been in Richmond.

The few people that do get treatment for Zipcodeitius realize the middle of the country actually has W hotels, sidewalks, locations, electricity and working toilets and waiters are actually pleasant to you whether you spend $7 or $700.

As far as Wall Street.  Does anyone really believe Wall Street can't be handled by a server and a laptop.  Same with Advertising.  I work with agencies in NY and never see the main players until the day of the shoot.  It's all done from the computer.

I'm lucky, I've lived a lot of places and worked about everywhere and if I've learned anything it's to get the "local" mindset out of your head.  Even NY or LA develop local minds where everything starts to look the same.  The very best way to produce is bring in the best from every market.

My crew last week came from Orange Country, West Hollywood, Ft. Worth, Dallas, New York and Miami.  

Nothing suffered, everything was shot on time without horrid stress, or $15 a day sand bag rentals.

I still have our NY space, but as I'm getting over Zipcodeitius I spend as little time there as possible.

When I bought this building in Dallas, everyone said I was nuts,  as the economy was roaring at full tilt and but I did my research for a year, found that Dallas had 50 major building projects to revitalize the city center, the 4th largest metro area in the U.S.  and had the highest per capita discretionary spending in the U.S.      In other words, people were not eaten by the taxman and landlord.  We were in Dallas for 2 hours when we walked into this building, I asked the price . . . heard the price and my wife said "Buy It".  

I've had a blast, go to NY when I want, actually go anywhere I want when I want and the only thing I'm missing is sitting in traffic for hours . . . oh yea and a beach, though believe it or not, Dallas is building a beach.

JRR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: brentward on May 21, 2009, 01:11:20 PM
Here's one from a couple of weeks ago.

Shot with the 5D II. I also am in favor of have more of a professional show your work than having it based strictly on format since I shoot both when needed.

(http://www.splashpour.com/strawberry.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 21, 2009, 01:13:42 PM
Quote from: TMARK
Nice.  New Orleans?

Thank you TMARK and Frank.

No not New Orleans, Dallas. Though 1/2 of New Orleans seems to have moved here.

 Rented the whole trolly for $250 and the rail line said "thank you".

The reflections were there, I only added the water drops.  Actually this image didn't require a lot of post work and it was shot medium format, by medium I mean a full frame 1ds3.

As far as this being a thread for medium format, I read the "rules" and this thread says Recent Professional Works.  As Andre says the rule for professionals is if you make more than 50% of your income from photography your a professional photographer, so since I've made 100% of my income from photography my adult life I guess I qualify.

Since I own two medium format backs, 4 medium format cameras that should also get me into the "club".   Since I chose not to primarily shoot with those two medium format backs and 4 medium format cameras maybe that gets me tossed out of the "club".

But what is "medium format"?   I mean a lot of digital cameras are smaller than 35mm, only one medium format back is almost full frame 645, so what qualifies, the box that holds it together, the lens, or maybe the fact that batteries only last 1 hour?

Maybe that's the next forum heading.  Shot with a camera that was designed in 1994 and requires 12 batteries per day.  

JRR

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JohnBrew on May 21, 2009, 01:19:50 PM
Well, I suppose you could go down to White Rock with a couple of sandbags...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 21, 2009, 01:37:43 PM
Industrial Observations Within the Western Landscape, a new series I've been working on. A new style for me, both in subject and processing. Let me know what you think.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 21, 2009, 03:04:04 PM
Quote from: brentward
Here's one from a couple of weeks ago.

Shot with the 5D II. I also am in favor of have more of a professional show your work than having it based strictly on format since I shoot both when needed.

(http://www.splashpour.com/strawberry.jpg)

Wow Brent great shot and timing..
Nice one.

On a side note, there went the neighborhood with 35mm.
Yeh you can be all artsy fartsy and say the format does not matter now...:+}
Now a Canon 1DsMIII is suddenly Medium Format..

I did not make the rules just have tried to follow them. Never posted a Canon shot here myself.

Snook

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on May 21, 2009, 03:30:12 PM
I can't resist to splashes...  here are mine...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on May 21, 2009, 03:33:10 PM
the other one...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on May 21, 2009, 03:34:00 PM
some problems with the uploading...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 21, 2009, 04:46:27 PM
JMV those are gorgous.

@snook,
In real live there are more than enough rules, let's just enjoy each others work.
I think most will be medium format anyway.
the 35mm crowd has their own board, but it's silly to leave out stunning work as james posted just because he thought he shot it with one of his many MF cameras and later realised he used that DSLR lying inbetween the MF backs (just kidding James).
In the end it's not in the camera but in the photographer, the camera is just the means to an end for me anyway.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 21, 2009, 07:30:56 PM
Recent Professional Works

[attachment=13887:1smpool.jpg]

Snook my friend. This one's for you and btw, if your planning on moving back to Texas, remember about Texans and rules.

BTW:  800 iso, 50mm lens, 1/20th of a second, f2.5,

Room light and small 1k frensel feathered down and bounced from the cealing for a key.

JR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Colorwave on May 21, 2009, 07:46:42 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
In the end it's not in the camera but in the photographer, the camera is just the means to an end for me anyway.
Frank-
I was with you 100%, until you walked right up and darned near put your hand right on the Ken Rockwell button . . .



I'm also a fan of the shots you just posted, JMV.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 21, 2009, 07:47:52 PM
Quote from: James R Russell
Recent Professional Works

[attachment=13887:1smpool.jpg]

Snook my friend. This one's for you and btw, if your planning on moving back to Texas, remember Texans don't follow rules very well.

JR

Don't mention me, I could care o less 35mm or Medium Format.
It just sounded strange saying this is the Pro section and Canon is now consider Medium format.. I do not think the other forum for the 35mm would like to hear that. They already think you guys are snobs.
Maybe Michael could merge it all together?

And That's why I would be moving back there.
I speak the native language pretty well. Actually both of their native languages now.
The first two images were the strongest and made the girl look the prettiest by the way.


S.


yeh qui est juste, je parle assez bien le néerlandais aussi ...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 21, 2009, 08:16:49 PM
Quote from: Snook
And That's why I would be moving back there.
I speak the native language pretty well. Actually both of their native languages now.


I didn't know you spoke Dutch.


Quote from: Snook
The first two images were the strongest and made the girl look the prettiest by the way.

Man your hard to buy for.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 21, 2009, 08:54:41 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
And to add something :
two different tonings (experiments) of the same setup.

I missed this until now. I like these a lot!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on May 22, 2009, 01:16:49 AM
Quote from: Snook
yeh qui est juste, je parle assez bien le néerlandais aussi ...

You speak Dutch? Very good Dutch even...

Quote from: James R Russell
Recent Professional Works

Room light and small 1k frensel feathered down and bounced from the cealing for a key.

JR

Really nice. Great location and atmosphere.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on May 22, 2009, 01:50:02 AM
Quote from: jmvdigital
Industrial Observations Within the Western Landscape, a new series I've been working on. A new style for me, both in subject and processing. Let me know what you think.

Interesting series... well represented!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mcfoto on May 22, 2009, 02:02:43 AM
When it comes to recent works it should be all in one thread. MFD & 35D & Film even Pin Hole if that fits the brief. The Hasselblad Maters is only MFD but what about the rest? Cameras are tools regardless of the format. When we show our book the AD, CD or an agent no one ever comments on what camera you used.
Denis
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 22, 2009, 02:18:27 AM
@Colorwave,
Well that button is something I would not dare to touch lol
Don't get me wrong I love MF and I'm shooting it whenever I can but I refuse to let shots go because they are impossible or hard to get with a MF.
In the end it's my vision I want to portrait and not I want to shoot with MF let's see what fits that format.
Most of my visions luckely can be shot with MF

@Snook,
Somehow when I visit the states people always think we are Danish.
You are a bit closer but in between the Netherlands and France there still is Belgium lol

If you want to speak Dutch don't post French.

Of in andere woorden, als je dan toch Nederlands wilt of denkt te kunnen spreken doe het dan ook goed en post niet iets in het frans want geloof me de mensen staan je dan toch wel erg vreemd aan te kijken

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on May 22, 2009, 03:46:21 AM
Shooting for a strange pet shop supplier...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jim Pascoe on May 22, 2009, 06:40:50 AM
Hello everyone!

I have been trawling through through this thread on and off recently, and have really enjoyed some of the work displayed.  To my mind, whilst some of the pictures are of a superb technical quality, they are not all to my taste.  But hey, that is what makes this such a fantastic field of creativity.

There does though seem to be a dark current of disagreement over which pictures should be eligible to be included in the thread.  I am a professional, but since turning to digital capture have not used medium format.  Therefore I have resisted the temptation to upload any of my work.  Not to mention that although I am very proud of some of my work, it is not necessarily on a par with some of that displayed here!

In my opinion, the end result is what counts, and not the technique or equipment used.  However.

This thread is clearly in a section marked 'Equipment and Techniques'.  It is in a sub-category marked 'Medium Format Digital Backs and Photography'.  A paragraph then explicitly says - "This forum is intended exclusively for the discussion of medium format digital backs and related topics".

Surely the post would be better in the 'Art of Photography' section.

The original post is titled 'Recent Professional Works', but then goes on to say that commissioned and non-commissioned work could be shown.  If it is non-commissioned, why does it have to have been taken by a professional photographer?

At the sizes of the images displayed here, is it really possible to distinguish whether a picture was taken with a MFDB or a DSLR. And as for suggestions that the shape of the picture is a clue....

Anyway, as I said, I love some of the pictures and personally do not care how they were originated.  Except for that picture of the girl in the bar, the one with the dog out of the window.  James, that is great!  I am going to get my 1Ds mk3  out with the 50mm 1.4 lens and nip down to the local pub at lunchtime!  Unfortunately I will not be able to post the results here.  

Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 22, 2009, 12:17:18 PM
Quote from: Jim Pascoe
Hello everyone!

 Therefore I have resisted the temptation to upload any of my work.  Not to mention that although I am very proud of some of my work,
Jim



It's Michael's forum, Michael's website,  so what he decides to do with it is up to him.   It's his call.

Still, whether this is on topic or not, the definitions of photography, especially for commerce have changed.

I know some people take great exception to the thought that a "35-mm" camera frame would be considered medium format, or a smaller than 645 camera frame could be considered "large format", though I doubt seriously if Canon or Phase One would prescribe to that thought.

This website and many others hailed the original "35-mm" 1ds as a close equal to medium format film and later referenced 39 to 60 mpx medium format backs as the equal to 8x10 film so it's not that big of a leap to see the new formats as one size smaller, because in single shot capture devices there is no large format digital camera.    BTW: the S in the 1d series stands for studio.

This carries all the way to sales.   I don't know the numbers, but I would bet medium format camera sales today pretty much equal large format camera sales back in the roaring days of film.

Categorizing photography has always been difficult.  What is a portrait to National Geographic is photojournalism to Publicis, what is fashion to Old Navy is lifestyle to Neiman Marcus, what is high resolution to Macy's is low rez to Arizona Highways and all of those descriptions can change in a moment depending on who is in charge.  In the world of commerce and editorial, the "who is in charge" is changing by the hour.

This forum is based on the technical and brings out the geekiness in all of us, but I think a lot of people here would be surprised to learn that of the photographer's who's work they aspire to,  most don't really give a damn what camera they are using as long as it works.

Most just shoot, hand it to an assistant, that hands it to a technician, that hands it to a retoucher, than hands it to a client/AD,AB/DP for correction.  

Don't 100% buy into camera maker's websites, pdfs or ads because few people that work professionally only use one type or format of camera, regardless of what they say in the testimonial or user insight pdf.  Also be aware that every forum post, regardless of how benign has an agenda.  Medium format reps and camera sales people want you to buy medium format cameras and photographers that drop 30 grand on a camera are loath to admit that it might not have been the best investment.   The flip side is all of the talented amateurs, semi-professionals and pros shooting a D20 that feel somewhat inadequate because there camera isn't "big enough".  

Since this thread is listed as professional works, knocking out anything shot 24x36 would pretty much eliminate 95% of the world's professional photographs.

It's all kind of silly.

Also let's don't turn this into a comparison of formats like that dxo thing that keeps floating around comparing noise floors, dynamic range and pixel level sharpness like the only thing that matters in photography is the scientific experiment.  

I use what I use for the situation, or what works.  I have way too many cameras, have spent way too much money searching for the holy grail and I can promise you at the end of the day, what goes on in front of the lens is way more important than anything that happens behind the lens shade.

Personally I don't care what equipment any photographer uses to make a photograph, but  of the hand full of good photographers I know, all of them have some kind of Canon or Nikon in their bag and most of them use it a lot more than even they will admit, so if you want to limit the viewing of professional images to a format or a frame size it's going to be a small, static world of imagery and your going to miss a lot of inspiring work.

JR
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 22, 2009, 12:26:34 PM
Can we just post some images? There are FAR too many words in this thread.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 22, 2009, 12:36:25 PM
Quote from: jmvdigital
Can we just post some images? There are FAR too many words in this thread.

Agreed. Snook and JR.. get a room

From today:

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/henessi/Image021.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jim Pascoe on May 22, 2009, 01:21:52 PM
[attachment=13904:Freya.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on May 22, 2009, 02:08:39 PM
A few recent ones:

(http://www.michaelezra.com/TEMP/Postings/LL/NU_OLM_0047_web.jpg)

(http://www.michaelezra.com/TEMP/Postings/LL/NU_OLM_0055_web.jpg)

(http://www.michaelezra.com/TEMP/Postings/LL/NU_OLM_0079_web.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on May 22, 2009, 03:41:33 PM
[quote name='MichaelEzra' date='May 22 2009, 02:08 PM' post='285786']
A few recent ones:

Michael, amazing images! Terrific work!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on May 22, 2009, 03:44:38 PM
Well, here's a shot from an architectural shoot (believe it or not) Monday.  It was shot to enter into the Maserati/Architectural Digest Garage competition.  The images haven't been uploaded yet, when they are I'll post a link to the site, perhaps some of you will be kind enough to put a vote in for us!  By the way, the recent flood of images is great to see!  Some beautiful work, although we need Rainer to throw in some of his latest.  Jim
[attachment=13907:ext_4_04...ust_dc4b.jpg]




Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: evgeny on May 22, 2009, 04:19:37 PM
Graham, excellent !
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 22, 2009, 04:23:21 PM
Quote from: evgeny
Graham, excellent !

Thanks! One more from an hour ago. Seems to be freckle Friday

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image035.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on May 22, 2009, 04:29:37 PM
Quote from: BobDavid
Michael, amazing images! Terrific work!
Thanks, Bob
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on May 22, 2009, 04:43:23 PM
I don't like the photos of M. Ezra. The last ones are simply horrible...

PdF
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on May 22, 2009, 05:03:12 PM
Quote from: James R Russell
I know some people take great exception to the thought that a "35-mm" camera frame would be considered medium format, or a smaller than 645 camera frame could be considered "large format", though I doubt seriously if Canon or Phase One would prescribe to that thought.

This website and many others hailed the original "35-mm" 1ds as a close equal to medium format film and later referenced 39 to 60 mpx medium format backs as the equal to 8x10 film so it's not that big of a leap to see the new formats as one size smaller, because in single shot capture devices there is no large format digital camera.

While ability to resolve detail may be the reason that someone moves up a format, the formats themselves have never been about what numerical resolution or dynamic range was achievable. Mentally, MF (or any other format; just staying on topic here) is about a certain class of tools, and in the technical sense, it has only been about the size of the capture area. Increasing resolution in 35mm cameras does not make them MF cameras any more than releasing a new, higher resolution film (which has happened often) does the same.

The only way that 35mm becomes MF is in the artificial sense that most pros (maybe) used to use MF, but they now use 35mm-FF. As long as this forum is the MF forum, it will be about cameras like the Mamiya, Hasselblad, Phase, Leaf, Sinar, and soon, the Leica S2, and not about Canon, Nikon or Sony.

Having said that, seeing 35mm-FF shots here of the caliber that you have been posting doesn't bother me in the slightest. Seeing sub-par 35mm stuff here *would* bother me, though.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on May 22, 2009, 05:06:52 PM
Quote from: J.R.
Since this thread is listed as professional works, knocking out anything shot 24x36 would pretty much eliminate 95% of the world's professional photographs.

It's all kind of silly.

Indeed.
Not that we need it, but here is one of Greg Kadel's stories for German Vogue shot with MF and a Canon, all mixed up together...

http://www.gregkadelstudios.com/women/sets...oni/middle.html (http://www.gregkadelstudios.com/women/sets/voguegermany08-12-21_toni/middle.html)

And here's another one, for Numero:
http://www.gregkadelstudios.com/women/sets...rid/middle.html (http://www.gregkadelstudios.com/women/sets/numero09-03-27_singrid/middle.html)

Now, look in the magazine (I have both issues) and there is no inkling as to which cameras were used for which pages. They all look great, IMO.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 22, 2009, 05:08:21 PM
@Graham,
Those last two shots have an amazing sharpness for internet versions.
And the shots are great, what more to wish for.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on May 22, 2009, 05:10:44 PM
Oh, by the way...

[attachment=13914:0180_web.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 22, 2009, 05:41:58 PM
Quote from: foto-z
Thanks! One more from an hour ago. Seems to be freckle Friday

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image035.jpg)


Hey Graham nice girls,Both are really beautiful.
The first one is great!
Are they local girls.
Nice light and color on both of them.. Very natural and beautiful skin..
Congradulations your pulling out some nice stuff lately.

Snook

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 22, 2009, 05:49:08 PM
Quote from: Snook
Are they local girls.

Thanks for kind words and yes they are both local.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on May 22, 2009, 06:43:49 PM
Just one day when i will become a professional [a dream] then i will post here  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on May 22, 2009, 08:12:40 PM
Any more details on how one can support you and vote?

Best regards,
Thierry

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Well, here's a shot from an architectural shoot (believe it or not) Monday.  It was shot to enter into the Maserati/Architectural Digest Garage competition.  The images haven't been uploaded yet, when they are I'll post a link to the site, perhaps some of you will be kind enough to put a vote in for us!  By the way, the recent flood of images is great to see!  Some beautiful work, although we need Rainer to throw in some of his latest.  Jim
[attachment=13907:ext_4_04...ust_dc4b.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on May 22, 2009, 08:13:58 PM
Beautiful images.

Thierry

Quote from: foto-z
From today:
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on May 22, 2009, 08:55:50 PM
Thierry, I'll post the link next week when my client has uploaded the images.  I appreciate your support.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on May 22, 2009, 08:57:54 PM
Sorry Jim, it was actually explained in your initial comment: I am still in my wake-up phase!

Best,
Thierry

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Thierry, I'll post the link next week when my client has uploaded the images.  I appreciate your support.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 22, 2009, 09:49:55 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Well, here's a shot from an architectural shoot (believe it or not) Monday.  It was shot to enter into the Maserati/Architectural Digest Garage competition.  The images haven't been uploaded yet, when they are I'll post a link to the site, perhaps some of you will be kind enough to put a vote in for us!  By the way, the recent flood of images is great to see!  Some beautiful work, although we need Rainer to throw in some of his latest.  Jim
[attachment=13907:ext_4_04...ust_dc4b.jpg]


Ahhhh, all these beautiful girls, some even nude but you got my heart racing Jim!  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on May 22, 2009, 09:51:24 PM
Quote from: PdF
I don't like the photos of M. Ezra. The last ones are simply horrible...

PdF

How can you say they are "simply horrible?" If you've got something better, why don't you post it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 22, 2009, 10:00:49 PM
And now for something without freckles....


(http://www.pbase.com/ddk/image/112163483/original.jpg)


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on May 22, 2009, 10:54:54 PM
I believe that everybody is allowed to express his opinion and say that he does not like what he sees, as much as praising a particular image posted.
I am myself also not specially "attracted" by these shots (and it's not the subject, 2 women together, which makes me feel so), although I understand that others find them outstanding, technically and artistically: they definitively are nice images, just not my style.

Thierry

Quote from: BobDavid
How can you say they are "simply horrible?" If you've got something better, why don't you post it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on May 23, 2009, 02:07:54 AM
[quote name='foto-z' date='May 22 2009, 01:23 PM' post='285822']
Thanks! One more from an hour ago. Seems to be freckle Friday

Love the lighting... great work!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on May 23, 2009, 02:08:35 AM
[quote name='MichaelEzra' date='May 22 2009, 11:08 AM' post='285786']
A few recent ones:

Michael:  I've always been a fan of your figure work.

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 23, 2009, 04:07:50 AM
Quote from: ddk
And now for something without freckles....

I don't think I've seen something like that before. Quite dramatic
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on May 23, 2009, 06:59:21 AM
Here is from the same session. The models are twin sisters:)

(http://www.michaelezra.com/TEMP/Postings/LL/NU_OLM_0315.322.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Toto on May 23, 2009, 07:12:23 AM
Quote from: ThierryH
I believe that everybody is allowed to express his opinion and say that he does not like what he sees, as much as praising a particular image posted.
I am myself also not specially "attracted" by these shots (and it's not the subject, 2 women together, which makes me feel so), although I understand that others find them outstanding, technically and artistically: they definitively are nice images, just not my style.

Thierry

Generally,when people dislike, they just  don't comment. Here, it's strange, because those photos are noways "horrible". They are certainly one of the most striking b&w I've ever seen here. I think the comment was more moral than aesthetic

I'm not fond of women's nude, but those one are great.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Toto on May 23, 2009, 07:13:20 AM
Quote from: MichaelEzra
Here is from the same session. The models are twin sisters:)

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 23, 2009, 08:57:18 AM
love that last one Michael.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 23, 2009, 09:15:26 AM
Did you guys notice that Michael or someone changed the forum name today...:+}
Medium format and LARGE sensor photography only...
Does that mean that Michael also does not want Canon shots posted here? Or am I reading into wrong?
I am all confused after James say Canon is Medium format now??

Seriously

I have held off for over year now from posting my Canon shots as I have thousands!!

       

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 23, 2009, 09:20:14 AM
Quote from: Snook
Does that mean that Michael also does not want Canon shots posted here? Or am I reading into wrong?

I don't claim to know the answer but if people start posting Canikon shots, it is not hard to see how they could soon outnumber the medium format shots and this would become another Canikon forum. What would be the point in that? I'd welome a separate 'professional' forum which people can post all images regardless of format, but this is a format-based forum.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 23, 2009, 09:34:19 AM
Quote from: foto-z
I don't claim to know the answer but if people start posting Canikon shots, it is not hard to see how they could soon outnumber the medium format shots and this would become another Canikon forum. What would be the point in that? I'd welome a separate 'professional' forum which people can post all images regardless of format, but this is a format-based forum.

I agree to tell you the truth., If you lay down with dogs your going to get fleas...
I sure would hate for this thread to get bombarded with flower shots.... Specially now every Joe has a 5DII which is now medium format supposedly....  
Plus if you make a "Professional" thread, What are the requirements to be professional. Living off of photography ONLY for the last 15 years like myself...

It is a touchy subject for sure.
Since we are in Michaels house I fully respect what he says....

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on May 23, 2009, 11:09:39 AM
Guys, I rarely see this board as a pure equipment board(as it should be), it's more like a "pro's club". I see all kinds of threads here: looking for asistants, shooting technics, working experience, monitors, software, retouching... If it's just a equipments board, should we remove all of them?
And I think there are so many kinds of threads here is simply because many of us only post here, only check this board everyday, and are familiar of many usernames here. Thus this board is more like a club, a place to hang out, not a pure equipments board. This is a fact, and I really don't see any bad in that.

And this thread is for people who hang out here to post their professional works(as James said people who hang out here surely use various kinds of formats). I start this thread in the first place is because the other "recent works" thread was full of snapshots(many of them were taken with MFDBs), and I think it would be good if we have a separated professional works thread, so I did it, and it really works. You can dig the "recent works II" thread out and give them a comparison.As many would remember, there was a pretty big quarrel about those two threads after I posted this one, which doesn't matter now because this thread turns out to be welcomed. I for one learned a lot from this thread. So why bother to restrict anyone from posting 35mm works, and start a new quarrel again?? I mean, if no one could tell the differeces between 35mm/mfdb works here, what's the point to ban 35mm anyway?

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 23, 2009, 11:55:33 AM
I think I finally have a colour version I prefer to the b&w version. Your thoughts?

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image035colour.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on May 23, 2009, 01:17:30 PM
I like the color, although perhaps a little less saturation.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on May 23, 2009, 03:04:17 PM
Less talk, more photos  I'd post but don't have new MF film shots, and am no pro, so I mainly lurk.

Graham, the color version looks sharper. I prefer the B&W shot - it's a more feminine and feels more intimate.

edit: hmm, seems like this is digital-only forum now, according to the updated name and description. Oh well..
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on May 23, 2009, 03:32:09 PM
Quote from: foto-z
I think I finally have a colour version I prefer to the b&w version. Your thoughts?

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image035colour.jpg)
I much prefer the b&w version.

That's my thought!

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Caracalla on May 23, 2009, 04:38:46 PM
Quote from: PdF
I don't like the photos of M. Ezra. The last ones are simply horrible...

PdF

First signs of typhlosis hahahaha....


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Caracalla on May 23, 2009, 04:40:59 PM

Graham, Very nice!!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: EricWHiss on May 23, 2009, 04:52:41 PM
Graham, Jim, David
All excellent shots and all very different!  Thanks for sharing!

Graham - really like your lighting on these
David - the shot angle and toning work very well together to create the feel of this image
Jim - well done - you make these cars and places come alive

Regards,
Eric

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 24, 2009, 02:53:19 AM
For the people who like it I've just uploaded a small video on www.youtube.com/frankdoorhof we shot during the shoot with the new Elinchrom Quadra yesterday.
Make sure you watch it in HQ.

Photos were done of course with a MF camera

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on May 24, 2009, 05:10:55 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
For the people who like it I've just uploaded a small video on www.youtube.com/frankdoorhof we shot during the shoot with the new Elinchrom Quadra yesterday.
Make sure you watch it in HQ.

Photos were done of course with a MF camera

Nice video and promo!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: andershald on May 24, 2009, 05:48:26 AM
Quote from: lisa_r
Indeed.
Not that we need it, but here is one of Greg Kadel's stories for German Vogue shot with MF and a Canon, all mixed up together...

http://www.gregkadelstudios.com/women/sets...oni/middle.html (http://www.gregkadelstudios.com/women/sets/voguegermany08-12-21_toni/middle.html)

And here's another one, for Numero:
http://www.gregkadelstudios.com/women/sets...rid/middle.html (http://www.gregkadelstudios.com/women/sets/numero09-03-27_singrid/middle.html)

Now, look in the magazine (I have both issues) and there is no inkling as to which cameras were used for which pages. They all look great, IMO.

Hi Lisa.

I agree, it is great looking work and it is not immediately appearant which images are shot on the P45+ and which ones on the Canon 1ds III. But you can right click on the images, save them to your desktop, open them in Photoshop, hit file info and see the EXIF data. Camera, aperture, shutter speed, shootdate and (for the Canon) focal length. Because there is no camera info with the P45+ I can only know for sure that he does not use a Contax 645 :-)

...or just enjoy these great looking images.

Best regards
Anders
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on May 24, 2009, 10:14:27 AM
Yes, that's how you can tell which cameras and lenses were used. And if you are using Vista, you can just right click the jpeg, choose properties and select the details tab ;-)
It looks like he uses the Canon for the wide-angle shots and the back for the longer shots. Anyway, a couple more of mine:
[attachment=13934:IMG_0433.JPG]
[attachment=13935:IMG_0607.JPG]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Anders_HK on May 24, 2009, 04:41:58 PM
Quote from: lisa_r
Yes, that's how you can tell which cameras and lenses were used. And if you are using Vista, you can just right click the jpeg, choose properties and select the details tab ;-)
It looks like he uses the Canon for the wide-angle shots and the back for the longer shots. Anyway, a couple more of mine:
[attachment=13934:IMG_0433.JPG]
[attachment=13935:IMG_0607.JPG]

There is a far more simple way to just look at the proportions 1.33:1 vs. 1.5:1.


Some comments to including dslr images here:

1) Personally I find disappointing to see dslr images here. This has been one of the best threads in this forum and a pleasure to see what high skilled professionals are up to with medium format equipment.

2) More so, this very part of the forum has been truly instrumental in medium format equipment on the internet. Now its title has changed, apparent not acknowledging medium format film. One can ask if its function to be instrumental in medium format is falling apart....

3) As for "large sensor photography", does that include the Sigma Dp1 which has a large sensor? Or is it restricted to MPs for which p&s will soon exceed 20MP?? Or... does it actually refer to larger areas than 36x24mm thus also include scanning backs?

Regards
Anders
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on May 24, 2009, 04:47:15 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
For the people who like it I've just uploaded a small video on www.youtube.com/frankdoorhof we shot during the shoot with the new Elinchrom Quadra yesterday.
Make sure you watch it in HQ.

Photos were done of course with a MF camera

How did you like the Quadras? I have already committed to buy one to use when I don't want the schlep the Ranger. Enough power compared to the Ranger (considering MF usage)?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 24, 2009, 04:55:41 PM
Hi,
We have two in the studio at the moment and I will be testing them the coming week in the field.
When using one head you will have 400Ws which is for most normal work more than enough, with two heads it's a 2:1 ratio so that's less.
If you already own rangers (like me) it's a wonderful addition for all those sessions were you don't need alot of power but just some nice fill in flash.
If you're a strobist photographer shooting with speedlights this will be a super upgrade.
The package itself is really light and small and it carries 4000 flashes on the lowest setting and 150 on full power (4000 seems a bit high to be honest).

I think Elinchrom hit a homerun with the Quadra, pricing is a bit high to get everyone in but again if it fits your style I think you will love them.

You can always drop by and play with them if you want.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ddk on May 24, 2009, 06:37:58 PM
Quote from: foto-z
I don't think I've seen something like that before. Quite dramatic


Quote from: EricWHiss
Graham, Jim, David
All excellent shots and all very different!  Thanks for sharing!
David - the shot angle and toning work very well together to create the feel of this image
Regards,
Eric

Thank you both, here's another from the same session


(http://www.pbase.com/ddk/image/112163484/original.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on May 25, 2009, 09:52:34 AM
Quote from: Anders_HK
Some comments to including dslr images here:

1) Personally I find disappointing to see dslr images here. This has been one of the best threads in this forum and a pleasure to see what high skilled professionals are up to with medium format equipment.

2) More so, this very part of the forum has been truly instrumental in medium format equipment on the internet. Now its title has changed, apparent not acknowledging medium format film. One can ask if its function to be instrumental in medium format is falling apart....

3) As for "large sensor photography", does that include the Sigma Dp1 which has a large sensor? Or is it restricted to MPs for which p&s will soon exceed 20MP?? Or... does it actually refer to larger areas than 36x24mm thus also include scanning backs?

I personally find the entire restriction of small/medium/large format only title, complitely pointless.

1) Owning a medium format digital back doesn't mean you are highly skilled... you could simply have the cash for it. I actually have a friend and a client who own MFDBs...
2) + 3) I agree, the specific topic needs to be more specific i.e P45 or greater shots only! If I own an old H10, can I post here? What's the point in that really? If we can post images from scanning backs why we don't accept scanned trannies... Then I often use MFDB and a Dslr for the same subject for various reasons, why should I separate the two in different topics? The resolusion we upload is so low anyway. Also, you ll find dead easy to change Exif data of an image... I really stragle to see any point to all this...
Just some thoughts
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on May 25, 2009, 10:10:12 AM
Quote from: geotzo
I personally find the entire restriction of small/medium/large format only title, complitely pointless.

1) Owning a medium format digital back doesn't mean you are highly skilled...

I think it should be a PRO Photographer forum, where you can post stuff from any camera as long as you are good ;-) There could be a facility to vote up or down like they have on the Engadget forums (http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/24/blackberry-magnum-onyx-pearl-3g-and-gemini-to-harmonize-on-at/#comments), where if you get enough down votes, you have to go down the minors - which is the non-pro forums. That way the good stuff stays and the bad stuff goes. Because I agree, every pro has various format cameras and it's silly to have to post in various places due to which camera you grabbed at the time. That way it would be merit based, not gear-head based. After all, the gear-head approach means someone like Sabastiao Salgado would for the most part not be allowed to post in this "work you are proud of" thread. Same with Helmut Newton (http://images.google.com/images?rlz=1C1GGLS_enUS309US310&sourceid=chrome&q=helmut%20newton&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi).

p.s. I also think all of this is discussion of what to put where is pretty silly, and everyone should just get back to work...it's all pretty much pro work on this forum already isn't it? I don't see any snapshots of squirrels and cats. Or did I just miss those...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Anders_HK on May 25, 2009, 10:30:33 AM
Quote from: lisa_r
I think it should be a PRO Photographer forum, where you can post stuff from any camera as long as you are good ;-) There could be a facility to vote up or down like they have on the Engadget forums (http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/24/blackberry-magnum-onyx-pearl-3g-and-gemini-to-harmonize-on-at/#comments), where if you get enough down votes, you have to go down the minors - which is the non-pro forums. That way the good stuff stays and the bad stuff goes. Because I agree, every pro has various format cameras and it's silly to have to post in various places due to which camera you grabbed at the time. That way it would be merit based, not gear-head based. After all, the gear-head approach means someone like Sabastiao Salgado would for the most part not be allowed to post in this "work you are proud of" thread.

p.s. I also think all of this is discussion of what to put where is pretty silly, and everyone should just get back to work...it's all pretty much pro work on this forum already isn't it? I don't see any snapshots of squirrels and cats. Or did I just miss those...


Lisa,

I agree with your point, however this thread is under "Equipment & Techniques", thus focused on the gear. Thus seems should be divided/based on what type of gear so we can find based on that and post questions relating to that.

On other hand... would be terrific if Michael expanded the "Art of Photography" section to perhaps "Art, Advanced and Professional Photography" and with also more subsections to encourage non gear focused posts. Perhaps also moved it to higher in the hierarchy since after all while gear is fun... the photography is what really counts.

Just my 2 added cents...


Plus. Indeed there are amateurs who can shoot just as there are pros who cannot, yet... how to judge it?

Regards
Anders
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 25, 2009, 11:29:05 AM
Quote from: lisa_r
I think it should be a PRO Photographer forum, where you can post stuff from any camera as long as you are good ;-) There could be a facility to vote up or down like they have on the Engadget forums (http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/24/blackberry-magnum-onyx-pearl-3g-and-gemini-to-harmonize-on-at/#comments), where if you get enough down votes, you have to go down the minors - which is the non-pro forums. That way the good stuff stays and the bad stuff goes. Because I agree, every pro has various format cameras and it's silly to have to post in various places due to which camera you grabbed at the time. That way it would be merit based, not gear-head based. After all, the gear-head approach means someone like Sabastiao Salgado would for the most part not be allowed to post in this "work you are proud of" thread. Same with Helmut Newton (http://images.google.com/images?rlz=1C1GGLS_enUS309US310&sourceid=chrome&q=helmut%20newton&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi).

p.s. I also think all of this is discussion of what to put where is pretty silly, and everyone should just get back to work...it's all pretty much pro work on this forum already isn't it? I don't see any snapshots of squirrels and cats. Or did I just miss those...

Agreed! There is still the potential for crappy MF stuff to be posted. Anyone remember the Rev from a few months ago and the dozens of shots of his poodle?

-J
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bcooter on May 25, 2009, 12:25:17 PM
Quote from: jmvdigital
Agreed! There is still the potential for crappy MF stuff to be posted. Anyone remember the Rev from a few months ago and the dozens of shots of his poodle?

-J


It's silly stuff like this is  why this section runs off so many good photographers.

All this specific naming tells me is how far removed this specific forum is from the real world.

In fact if this was the real world and you went through a magazine stand (real or virtual) and ripped out every image that was shot with a Canon or Nikon you'd have a dumpster full of photographs representing about 100 million dollars of production a month.

Actually you'd only rip them out  if you could tell the difference.

In the real world, nobody views or commissions a photograph  really cares about the  format of camera or puts the worth of the photograph on the camera brand.  

In days past when we viewed images on a lightbox or on contact sheets, bigger was better, or easier for the client to edit,  but in digital, it's all big on the computer and in Nikon/Canon/Sony land, it's all detailed on the camera lcd.

Go on set, shoot any medium format non tethered, then shoot a Nikon D3x and show both camera's lcds to the client.  To a person they will point at the Nikon and say use the big camera.

Shoot tethered and in the real world large format is a 30" Apple Cinema Display.    Camera format is whatever you set the image crop to and the size of the viewing window.

All of this is just silly, ironic, boring stuff and now is not the time to start limiting who can view what images.   The expensive camera makers are having more than though financial times, even Canon and Nikon are showing huge losses and still photography is becoming marginalized by the hour.

Guy Bourdin (to name just one photographer) shot most of his later work with an old Nikon FM and lenses that rattled (and no I'm not comparing anyone here to Guy), but it's crazy to think that if Guy was still with us and kind enough to share his photography and technique, he would be banned from showing photographs in this section.

So if shooting "35mm" means your going to get fleas then your going miss lying down with a lot of interesting dogs.

In fact some of the most vocal proponents of "larger Sensor Photography" are shooting second and third generation cameras.  If they really believed bigger made better photographs they'd all buy a P65+ the day it came out.

It doesn't really matter.

B
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on May 25, 2009, 02:14:14 PM
Quote from: lisa_r
I think it should be a PRO Photographer forum, where you can post stuff from any camera as long as you are good ;-) There could be a facility to vote up or down like they have on the Engadget forums (http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/24/blackberry-magnum-onyx-pearl-3g-and-gemini-to-harmonize-on-at/#comments), where if you get enough down votes, you have to go down the minors - which is the non-pro forums. That way the good stuff stays and the bad stuff goes. Because I agree, every pro has various format cameras and it's silly to have to post in various places due to which camera you grabbed at the time. That way it would be merit based, not gear-head based. After all, the gear-head approach means someone like Sabastiao Salgado would for the most part not be allowed to post in this "work you are proud of" thread. Same with Helmut Newton (http://images.google.com/images?rlz=1C1GGLS_enUS309US310&sourceid=chrome&q=helmut%20newton&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi).

p.s. I also think all of this is discussion of what to put where is pretty silly, and everyone should just get back to work...it's all pretty much pro work on this forum already isn't it? I don't see any snapshots of squirrels and cats. Or did I just miss those...

Absolutely not. Any popular voting going beyond "don't post photos of your baby/cat/Mustang" only promotes group-think and pandering to the lowest common denominator (which admittedly here is not as low as elsewhere). One only has to go to PhotoSIG to see what kind of "community" has arisen there: a bunch of sycophants and other words I'd rather not use here.

In any case, I don't see a reason for anyone judging whether something is worthy of inclusion in a "recent works" thread - again barring the cat photos. Such tedious debates don't promote anything else than noise. I'd rather see people share their work, no matter if it's MFDB or lomography, amateur or pro.

But I'm all for a forum which would promote discussion of photography itself, rather than yet another sub-forum which is geared towards.. gear. Unfortunately there is already a sub-forum for the art aspect, but that's largely dead, so it appears that LL is mostly frequented by gear heads. Not saying that's necessarily a bad thing, but I would much like to understand the art side better.

edit: and yes, Lisa, there indeed was a gentleman here a few months back who posted a bunch of candid vacation shots of... questionable artistic merit taken with a very expensive MFDB IIRC, which included the aforementioned poodle.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Conner999 on May 25, 2009, 02:49:44 PM
The endless debate about the best, most politically correct and seemingly most lengthy choice of title aside, isn't it simply just a good idea to segment DSLR Pro work vs > DSLR pro work simply to keep the forum easier to go thru and as relevant to as many folks as possible?

To help folks with MFDBs get better/different results? To work on PP techniques, lighting, etc? To help folks make buying decisions? To become a source for sample pics, reps to post comments (and get challenged) on, etc?  To give an idea to folks looking at moving up from 24x36 (or what have you) an idea of the pros/cons if they do so?

I'd be pretty safe in saying that there was no snobbery INTENDED.  You start combing everything and you'll see 1 MFDB post for every X DSLR shots simply than for no other reason than volumes of system sold in the pro community. Volume will go thru the roof and you WILL lose posters as a result -- even as MFDB kits become more affordable (in pure $$ terms) to more people as prices plunge.

Keep it Pro, but no harm in segmenting by 135 vs > 135 sensor size.

While a nice money-making image is a nice money-making image regardless of the sensor it was cut from, the PP, DoF, shooting considerations, lens choices, etc.,  between crop/FF DSLRs and MFDBs are VERY different. It is that difference that brings many folks, myself included (I have yet to buy a MFDB) to this forum. There are any number of places I can go for DSLR chatter/shots, pro or otherwise. MFDB, not so much.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on May 26, 2009, 12:14:38 AM
took it recently in Singen in  Germany ...



[attachment=13983:Hegau_Tower_19.jpg]




[attachment=13984:Hegau_Tower_20.jpg]




[attachment=13985:Hegau_Tower_21.jpg]



[attachment=13986:Hegau_Tower_22.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Ray on May 26, 2009, 01:50:43 AM
Quote from: ddk
Thank you both, here's another from the same session


 
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on May 26, 2009, 03:21:22 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
took it recently in Singen in  Germany ...

I like the third one best
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on May 26, 2009, 03:28:13 AM
digging out some unused shooting
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rcdurston on May 26, 2009, 04:05:51 AM
If you really want it to be a "pro" forum, why don't you only have people show tears or finished artwork with copy? They would truly be professional works since you (hopefully) have been paid to shoot them. It would also show how well each photographer and AD work together. You might have made a beautiful image but how well did it work with the end vision of the client?
SO, lets see your tears then people.
r
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on May 26, 2009, 10:17:25 AM
Quote from: Ray
Now that's a seriously lousy image. Congratulations! I haven't seen one that bad in a long time.  

Just like I said,
There goes the neighborhood!!!

And by the way, I seriuosly thought the poodle shots were quite interesting. But I guess opinions are like assholes , everyone has got one!

Prefer poodles to this crap!

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on May 28, 2009, 02:36:42 AM
A fashion accessories shot  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 28, 2009, 10:25:52 AM
Quote from: Snook
And by the way, I seriuosly thought the poodle shots were quite interesting. But I guess opinions are like assholes , everyone has got one!

Prefer poodles to this crap!

Lol! True enough.

@rcdurston - I shoot almost exclusively fine art photography. I don't do commercial shooting, though I am a graphic designer. Just because work hangs in a gallery or home instead of a newsstand doesn't make me any less of a professional. Just fyi.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 28, 2009, 10:49:19 AM
Yesterday we filmed a few sessions for an instructional video on the new Elinchrom Quadra and Ranger RX.

Enclosed some of my favorite shots.
The shots with the model in the dark dress were shot with the Ranger the other ones with the quadra.
And one studio shot we did inbetween sessions.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on May 28, 2009, 12:09:59 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Yesterday we filmed a few sessions for an instructional video on the new Elinchrom Quadra and Ranger RX.

Enclosed some of my favorite shots.
The shots with the model in the dark dress were shot with the Ranger the other ones with the quadra.
And one studio shot we did inbetween sessions.

Very nice Frank!
-PL
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 28, 2009, 01:05:33 PM
Thanks Patrick
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rcdurston on May 28, 2009, 03:10:13 PM
Quote from: jmvdigital
Lol! True enough.

@rcdurston - I shoot almost exclusively fine art photography. I don't do commercial shooting, though I am a graphic designer. Just because work hangs in a gallery or home instead of a newsstand doesn't make me any less of a professional. Just fyi.

Sorry
Ok
how bout a professional commercial section and a "professional" fine art section?
Just pulling yer leg.
Whatever, I think professional should lend itself to all formats; digital and film.

my thoughts
r
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 28, 2009, 03:20:21 PM
Put up, or shut up, right? A few from the Loveland Feed & Grain Study 1 series I'm working on. I've posted stuff from the Feed & Grain building before. I'm trying to work on creating more cohesive bodies of work, so I reprocessed and rethought some of these. Comments welcome. The full Study 1 series is 15 images.

Edit: Shot with P30+ on Phamiya.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Ray on May 29, 2009, 12:38:31 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
The shots with the model in the dark dress were shot with the Ranger the other ones with the quadra.

Frank,
I like the lady in the dark dress doing karate on the rocks. How did you get the lighting, or is that a trade secret?  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on May 29, 2009, 01:00:34 PM
Editorial for BMW, the first one was shot in a pretty bad weather,  sky and grass was added in post.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on May 29, 2009, 01:22:48 PM
These two were shot for a local fitness tea brand.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 29, 2009, 03:51:47 PM
Hi,
I used an Elinchrom Ranger RX speed with a Maxispot for that series.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on May 30, 2009, 06:52:05 PM
Im new to the forums here, and I have looked at some amazing works. the thread had its hardships and has come full circle to a respectful deep quality thread.  I had to skip pages 34 to the last as I tried to follow each and all posts from the first. many with the images no longer available.  

There were a few that stood out to me as it was relative and in my area of what I like. Many that took hours of post and it shows with great payoffs.

Keep them coming!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on May 31, 2009, 04:09:34 AM
Quote from: dustblue
These two were shot for a local fitness tea brand.
Forgive my ignorance, but what is a "fitness tea"?

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on May 31, 2009, 05:53:43 AM
Tea/Beverage that keeps you fit, understand loose weight.

Very trendy in Asia and huge market.

Thierry

Quote from: kikashi
Forgive my ignorance, but what is a "fitness tea"?

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rcdurston on May 31, 2009, 07:23:11 AM
These are some 48 and 96 sheet billboards I did for British Telecom.
Real people testimonials.
[attachment=14148:bt1.jpg][attachment=14149:bt2.jpg][attachment=14150:bt3.jpg]

r
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 31, 2009, 07:23:25 AM
Some shots I took last Friday.
The settings was a workshop during which we filmed for some short infomercials for the use of the Elinchrom Ranger RX speed and Quadra.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: CBarrett on May 31, 2009, 09:39:01 AM
Justin,

I've totally been there... a couple years ago I revisited some street work I had shot 15 years previous comprising some 600 images. I re-edited it into two entirely different bodies of work (15 images each) that I couldn't have envisioned when I Was a younger and different man.  Interesting how our subconscious can allow us to create images that we may not even appreciate for years to come.

While I find most of the images you posted to be striking, I do feel a discordance between them.  You are dealing with a few different issues.  The images vary in scale, perspective and overall spatial feelings.  If you want to create a cohesive body, tack all your images up on your walls and ask what the work is trying to tell you, and then find the images that speak that most clearly... I expect you will find them to be visually homogenous.  The depth of images 1,3 & 6 provide an eeriness that for me clashes with the subject matter.  I respond strongest to 2 & 4, as I find them graphically interesting, non-confrontational and clearly telling of the dilapidation of the site, which is I imagine what drew you there in the first place.

My .02.... maybe .03 cents...

-CB
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on May 31, 2009, 10:34:56 AM
Quote from: CBarrett
Justin,

My .02.... maybe .03 cents...

-CB

CB, wow! Thank you for taking the time to write. Seriously. I make no attempts to hide that I am relatively new to... myself, really, in regards to the changes the artist inside of me is going through. I've been lucky enough to have a few very successful photographers take me under their wing and give me the inside scoop, so to speak. Advice like yours is extremely important. Figuring out the concepts you discuss will divide the decent from the amazing.

-J
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on May 31, 2009, 11:52:43 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Some shots I took last Friday.
The settings was a workshop during which we filmed for some short infomercials for the use of the Elinchrom Ranger RX speed and Quadra.

FRANK!  That 2nd pic is SICK!!!  JUST SICK!!!!!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on May 31, 2009, 01:02:48 PM
Quote from: ThierryH
Tea/Beverage that keeps you fit, understand loose weight.

Very trendy in Asia and huge market.

Thierry
Ah - main ingredient snake oil, I imagine.

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on May 31, 2009, 01:24:25 PM
From 3.30am this morning

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/leppneeme/pano1.jpg)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/leppneeme/2887C26E.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on May 31, 2009, 01:29:12 PM
Wonderful graham
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: uaiomex on May 31, 2009, 01:58:19 PM
Frank:
First picture is good, third one is great, but second one deserves an Academy Award!
Eduardo
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: James R Russell on May 31, 2009, 02:01:47 PM

New


http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....showtopic=35189 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=35189)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on June 01, 2009, 03:30:05 AM
Nice shots and light, Graham.

Thierry

Quote from: foto-z
From 3.30am this morning
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on June 01, 2009, 03:32:33 AM
Nope - Water!

That's why it has such a ROI and why so many firms jump into these "fitness" markets.

Thierry

Quote from: kikashi
Ah - main ingredient snake oil, I imagine.

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on June 01, 2009, 10:49:46 PM
I thought I'd post this link to the Architectural Digest/Maserati competition for the coolest garage.  I posted the image below a week ago or so and now the entry is on this site, http://www.designdriven.us/Entries.aspx?c=1 (http://www.designdriven.us/Entries.aspx?c=1).  Have a look and if you are so inclined please enter a vote.  My entry is #0171 on the second page of entrants.  Popular vote is not the determining factor but it can't hurt.  Thanks, Jim
[attachment=14227:post_602...02_thumb.jpg]


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: chiek on June 02, 2009, 01:07:35 AM
for TVX products,

I have a question.

I used H1 + HC50-110 + leaf 22mp back.

I find a problem on this HC50-110. (only 15K clicks firmware 14.0.0)

during continuous shot, sometimes error message occured - lens problem 31...

I reboot camera connection and camera... then normally operated.

I have used another HC50-110 (80K clicks, firmware 9.0.0), it has never problem...

but this 50-110 has sometimes have problems...

I don't know what is bad... camera ? lens ? back? connection??

Anyone have experience about this problems???


JK
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 05, 2009, 03:34:03 PM
keeping the thread alive
A few from today.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Dustbak on June 05, 2009, 03:49:43 PM
Really nice Frank. Are you changing style? These last ones appear 'rougher', 'less smooth' than the things I have seen sofar from you. I like it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 05, 2009, 04:15:18 PM
Quote from: Dustbak
Really nice Frank. Are you changing style? These last ones appear 'rougher', 'less smooth' than the things I have seen sofar from you. I like it.
Thanks I'm indeed experimenting with a different look for my work.
I think it's important to always experiment and change looks (not forgetting the other styles)
And it keeps me fresh

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on June 06, 2009, 12:15:03 AM
Recent food shots, for hotels and restaurants(Hilton/Kempinski/Shangri-La etc.)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on June 06, 2009, 12:33:23 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
I thought I'd post this link to the Architectural Digest/Maserati competition for the coolest garage.  I posted the image below a week ago or so and now the entry is on this site, http://www.designdriven.us/Entries.aspx?c=1 (http://www.designdriven.us/Entries.aspx?c=1).  Have a look and if you are so inclined please enter a vote.  My entry is #0171 on the second page of entrants.  Popular vote is not the determining factor but it can't hurt.  Thanks, Jim
[attachment=14227:post_602...02_thumb.jpg]
looks good for u ..... + u got my vote 2.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on June 06, 2009, 07:30:45 AM
looks even a bit better: mine is given as well.

Good luck,
Thierry

Quote from: rainer_v
looks good for u ..... + u got my vote 2.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on June 06, 2009, 08:56:23 AM
Quote from: rainer_v
looks good for u ..... + u got my vote 2.


Quote from: ThierryH
looks even a bit better: mine is given as well.

Good luck,
Thierry

Many thanks for your support!  This might be my opportunity to be in Architectural Digest!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on June 06, 2009, 11:04:43 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Many thanks for your support!  This might be my opportunity to be in Architectural Digest!  Jim

And another. Up to 300. Sadly, there is one other garage ahead, with 555 votes. I don't even like that garage that much, nor are the photos as good. I guess lots of fancy cars sway people easily. Nice GT40 though.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on June 08, 2009, 04:38:54 PM
Frank, dig the processing style. Right up my alley.

Here are two more from the previous series I posted, Industrial Observation Within the Western Landscape.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on June 08, 2009, 10:40:05 PM
Quote from: lisa_r
Oh, by the way...

http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&id=13914 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=13914)
That girl looks like she spent quite some time in a concentration camp before going to hair and make up.    
Not attractive.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jjj on June 08, 2009, 10:41:52 PM
Quote from: jmvdigital
Frank, dig the processing style. Right up my alley.

Here are two more from the previous series I posted, Industrial Observation Within the Western Landscape.
On the other hand I like these a lot.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: stewarthemley on June 08, 2009, 10:48:35 PM
Quote from: jmvdigital
Frank, dig the processing style. Right up my alley.

Here are two more from the previous series I posted, Industrial Observation Within the Western Landscape.

Really like these. Love the treatment.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on June 09, 2009, 08:51:27 AM
JMV, I like the landscapes alot!  Nice work!!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: perbernal on June 11, 2009, 12:32:02 AM
Hasselblad H3DII-31. Crop from original full body.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 12, 2009, 06:49:52 AM
A few from yesterday shot for a Dance school.
more on www.frankdoorhof.com/portfolio in the movement section.

We will do a larger photoshoot with more students on location in a month so that will be a more spectaculair surrounding.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on June 13, 2009, 01:35:17 AM
This woman seriously needs to cut back on the Red Bull...  Great work, though!!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: billthecat on June 13, 2009, 01:51:53 AM
Thx for posting Frank. I always love your photos. Many of them seem to show even at Web size just what is special with medium format.

Bill
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 13, 2009, 11:20:19 AM
thanks Bill.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 13, 2009, 12:53:44 PM
Three more from today.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Carsten W on June 13, 2009, 03:43:59 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Three more from today.

The third one is great!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mcfoto on June 13, 2009, 08:05:22 PM
This is the work we did for ANTM that is on eBay for a charity auction ( good cause). Shot with the 1DsMKIII.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...alenotsupported (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270402588136&viewitem=&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching&salenotsupported)
Denis
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on June 13, 2009, 09:21:25 PM
Quote from: mcfoto
This is the work we did for ANTM that is on eBay for a charity auction ( good cause). Shot with the 1DsMKIII.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...alenotsupported (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270402588136&viewitem=&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching&salenotsupported)
Denis

Hi Denis,

Very beautiful, really good cause!

Michael
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 14, 2009, 04:57:14 AM
Which cycle was this ?
I can't remember seeing it yet, we're now watching cycle 12.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on June 14, 2009, 10:30:22 AM
Quote from: mcfoto
This is the work we did for ANTM that is on eBay for a charity auction ( good cause). Shot with the 1DsMKIII.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...alenotsupported (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270402588136&viewitem=&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching&salenotsupported)
Denis

Very nice Denis... Condradulations.
A quick question, were they all jumping on small trampolines, especially the girl in bright yellow?  Her legs kicked forward but hair blowing up.
really like the shots.
Snook

PS. Found the answer for myself, thanks anyways.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItD3Fa3COuo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItD3Fa3COuo)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on June 14, 2009, 11:17:37 AM
Very beautiful!

Quote from: mcfoto
This is the work we did for ANTM that is on eBay for a charity auction ( good cause). Shot with the 1DsMKIII.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...alenotsupported (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270402588136&viewitem=&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching&salenotsupported)
Denis
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: DesW on June 14, 2009, 10:06:39 PM
Quote from: mcfoto
This is the work we did for ANTM that is on eBay for a charity auction ( good cause). Shot with the 1DsMKIII.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...alenotsupported (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270402588136&viewitem=&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching&salenotsupported)
Denis

Beautiful campaign Denis-- and a nice gesture to a very vital cause in our society today.

I shot a Calendar for the  Aust BC Awareness Foundation in 06--- it was a moving experience.

Des W

http://www.deswilliams.com (http://www.deswilliams.com)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: shutay on June 15, 2009, 07:54:20 PM
Quote from: foto-z
From 3.30am this morning
Very nice Graham - are these stitched shots again?

BTW - sorry to bring up such an "old" post, but was curious to know...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on June 16, 2009, 01:51:31 AM
Quote from: shutay
Very nice Graham - are these stitched shots again?

yes, using 40mm  lens
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on June 16, 2009, 01:39:38 PM
I had another doggie in my studio a couple of days ago.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on June 16, 2009, 04:47:55 PM
Quote from: foto-z
yes, using 40mm  lens

Hey Graham they look  really nice. Are you stitching with a paroramic head or just by hand.
Been just starting to get into stitching but not sure if it is absolutely necessary to have the Pano head or Pano extension thingy.
Any suggestions or help? How do you approach the shot or in other word how did you approach that shot?
Thanks a lot
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bdp on June 16, 2009, 06:25:57 PM
Hi Graham,

I'd also like to know if you used focus bracketing to get the dof in the second one. I shot my first pano with a RRS nodal slide the other day with my Contax and Sinar e75, and was surprised at the lack of dof on a Contax 45mm at f11.

Ben
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on June 17, 2009, 05:03:16 PM
Some of my recent work:

Mamiya 645 AFD II
Leaf Aptus 22
Mamiya 105-210mm or 80mm

(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/crystal_brown1_web2.jpg)

(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/axelle_blue11.jpg)

(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/crystal_dress11.jpg)

P-Love

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on June 17, 2009, 06:44:06 PM
Quote from: Snook
Hey Graham they look  really nice. Are you stitching with a paroramic head or just by hand.

Thanks! I don't have a pano head either, but that just means you can't have anything too close to the camera in shot.

Quote from: bdp
I'd also like to know if you used focus bracketing to get the dof in the second one. I shot my first pano with a RRS nodal slide the other day with my Contax and Sinar e75, and was surprised at the lack of dof on a Contax 45mm at f11.

I may have shot at f16 - sorry, I can't remember. In any case I didn't use focus bracketing this time. (I never have with a pano).
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 18, 2009, 03:15:05 AM
Love it Patrick.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on June 18, 2009, 06:33:26 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Love it Patrick.

Thanks Frank!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jonstewart on June 18, 2009, 07:45:36 AM
Quote from: mcfoto
This is the work we did for ANTM that is on eBay for a charity auction ( good cause). Shot with the 1DsMKIII.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...alenotsupported (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270402588136&viewitem=&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching&salenotsupported)
Denis

That's a lovely concept and execution, Denis, and great selling it for charity.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 20, 2009, 02:02:41 PM
3 from today

RZ67ProII / 180mm / Leaf Aptus 22
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on June 20, 2009, 06:16:20 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
3 from today

RZ67ProII / 180mm / Leaf Aptus 22

Nice Frank!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: shutay on June 20, 2009, 10:04:18 PM
Quote from: Snook
Hey Graham they look  really nice. Are you stitching with a paroramic head or just by hand.
Been just starting to get into stitching but not sure if it is absolutely necessary to have the Pano head or Pano extension thingy.
Any suggestions or help? How do you approach the shot or in other word how did you approach that shot?
Thanks a lot
Snook

Snook

Those were questions that were in my mind too - I've been experimenting with this too since my widest lens is a 50mm , I would try to get a 40mm or the elusive 35mm soon.

My own experience is that I've tried both with and without a pano head. The pano head I have is the Manfrotto 303Plus. As Graham says, if there are nearby objects then you will need a pano head, or at least, some way to compensate for parallax when you pan. I find that finding the no-parallax point of a lens can be a fair bit of experimentation too. Once you find it, mark it or record it somewhere. If you get it wrong, the pano head won't help you there either...

I still remember Graham's stitched shots of a car in a street, I thought that was impressive especially since he did it without a pano head but can't find it anymore...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: uaiomex on June 20, 2009, 10:05:52 PM
Love the third one.

Quote from: Frank Doorhof
3 from today

RZ67ProII / 180mm / Leaf Aptus 22
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on June 20, 2009, 10:54:09 PM
I have not been posting here for a while so here it is:
This from our collaboration with actress Izabella Miko ( Coyote Ugly ) for ECO Movement. Production for Newsweek Poland.
Andre Napier
http://AndreNapier.com (http://AndreNapier.com)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on June 20, 2009, 10:57:17 PM
Another image from the same session:
Andre Napier
http:AndreNapier.com
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on June 20, 2009, 11:01:22 PM
...and a little art work for you guys
Andre Napier
http://AndreNapier.com (http://AndreNapier.com)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: gwhitf on June 21, 2009, 12:54:32 AM
My goodness -- we've now got dueling logos. Photographs are not cattle -- why do we feel the need to brand them? Where's the love? Where's the respect for the image?

Smiley thing here. Kinda. Kinda not.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 21, 2009, 02:25:02 AM
Quote from: gwhitf
My goodness -- we've now got dueling logos. Photographs are not cattle -- why do we feel the need to brand them? Where's the love? Where's the respect for the image?

Smiley thing here. Kinda. Kinda not.

Because some photos turn up on several photosites or collections as shot by another photographer.
And of course also to get a bit of attention to the site of the shooter :-)
As long as the logo's are not through the models or as large that they take away from the shot I think there's nothing wrong.
If you don't like it, no problem you can post without
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on June 21, 2009, 08:40:35 AM
Quote from: AndreNapier
I have not been posting here for a while so here it is:
This from our collaboration with actress Izabella Miko ( Coyote Ugly ) for ECO Movement. Production for Newsweek Poland.
Andre Napier
http://AndreNapier.com (http://AndreNapier.com)

LOVE THIS!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on June 21, 2009, 11:52:15 AM
Quote from: gwhitf
My goodness -- we've now got dueling logos. Photographs are not cattle -- why do we feel the need to brand them? Where's the love? Where's the respect for the image?

Smiley thing here. Kinda. Kinda not.

Hey gwhitf,
I know that I should ignore it but against my better judgment I will respond:

The love for image starts with days spend on creating a concept of an image in once mind and than it is followed by countless hours of negotiation with fitting model and its reps.
Than comes a love of people from your studio who are responsible for the production of a set, followed by work of people who are proud to do the make-up, hair and clothing.
During the shoot everybody in the studio pours their love to contribute to better image.
After the shoot the love is translated to hours of retouching to create the best work that one is able to achieve.
By the end everybody involved feels like the image is a result of their hard work and love and deserve recognition.
I am Andre Napier, but all of us involved in the production are Andre Napier Studios. Plain and simple.
Unless you snap images of cats or sell right-out all the rights to an image, you brand your professional product the same as every other company in every other field do.
It is call business.
I do not know what stands behind gwhitf but I hope you learned something today.
Andre
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ctz on June 21, 2009, 12:52:50 PM
andre:
offtopic, probably, don't want to upset you, but your foliolink site doesn't seem to work at this moment. ironically, the same foliolink tamplate works well on mr reverend gwhitf' site.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 21, 2009, 12:55:12 PM
Quote from: AndreNapier
Hey gwhitf,
I know that I should ignore it but against my better judgment I will respond:

The love for image starts with days spend on creating a concept of an image in once mind and than it is followed by countless hours of negotiation with fitting model and its reps.
Than comes a love of people from your studio who are responsible for the production of a set, followed by work of people who are proud to do the make-up, hair and clothing.
During the shoot everybody in the studio pours their love to contribute to better image.
After the shoot the love is translated to hours of retouching to create the best work that one is able to achieve.
By the end everybody involved feels like the image is a result of their hard work and love and deserve recognition.
I am Andre Napier, but all of us involved in the production are Andre Napier Studios. Plain and simple.
Unless you snap images of cats or sell right-out all the rights to an image, you brand your professional product the same as every other company in every other field do.
It is call business.
I do not know what stands behind gwhitf but I hope you learned something today.
Andre
OMG I was typing the response from my iPhone so I kept it short but you say 100% what I feel.
Amen to that. Couldn't agree more andre.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: uaiomex on June 21, 2009, 02:03:19 PM
Andre: Exquisite, lovely and of value.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on June 21, 2009, 03:55:48 PM
Another image from this shoot:
Andre Napier
http://AndreNapier.com (http://AndreNapier.com)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 21, 2009, 04:46:53 PM
That's my favorite andre.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: uaiomex on June 21, 2009, 10:07:08 PM
I kind of like it. I think the liquify effect on the hammer bothers me. also I think the girl should be more in focus. Other than that the image is stunning in its own nature.
Thanks for sharing
Eduardo
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
That's my favorite andre.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on June 22, 2009, 02:49:09 AM
Quote from: AndreNapier
Another image from this shoot:
Andre Napier
http://AndreNapier.com (http://AndreNapier.com)

It's a great series, Andre!  Thanks for sharing them.

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on June 22, 2009, 08:42:54 AM
Some fashion editorial for <men's style>(chinese), talents were movie actors, not models.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on June 22, 2009, 08:46:37 AM
I like those images much!

Thierry

Quote from: dustblue
Some fashion editorial for <men's style>(chinese), talents were movie actors, not models.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on June 22, 2009, 09:21:01 AM
Quote from: AndreNapier
Another image from this shoot:
Andre Napier
http://AndreNapier.com (http://AndreNapier.com)

it is interesting how the symbols change. A light bulb used to be a symbol of progress. And here is seems to be a symbol of over-industrialization.

Great images, Andre.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 25, 2009, 07:39:31 AM
a few from a serie we did yesterday for Micha a Dutch balloon artist for his website and promotion.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 27, 2009, 03:06:20 PM
Keeping the thread alive (hoping to see some more  )

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on June 27, 2009, 03:25:05 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
a few from a serie we did yesterday for Micha a Dutch balloon artist for his website and promotion.

Great stuff! Very nice photographs.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: uaiomex on June 27, 2009, 06:43:53 PM
Frank: Last one is heavenly
Eduardo
Quote from: Oleksiy
Great stuff! Very nice photographs.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on June 28, 2009, 09:57:42 PM
Nice shots Frank! keep posting
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on June 29, 2009, 02:43:25 PM
this last image is super!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on June 29, 2009, 03:18:02 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
this last image is super!



He´s right, you know, Frank, and it would have been even better if she had known how to lose her right hand. Shadow would have taken care of everything whilst also proclaiming a wonderful woman. Next time...

Apart from that touch of nerves, a beautiful shot and lighting.

Rob C

EDIT: if she has an agent, could you send the agent´s website via e-mail or message, please?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on June 30, 2009, 02:09:07 AM
Hi,
She has no agent as far as I know, in the Netherlands she's too short for being a pro model, which in my opinion is BS but the modeling agencies are getting too much girls who want to be a model so they don't even look if the girl is below 1.74mtrs is the feeling I get.
I have some absolutly stunning models that I use for the workshops and my own photoshoots that are declined by every modelagency, I also regulary shoot models that are higher than 1.74 but can't pose, have bad skin and are simply put way worse than the models I normally work with but are part of a big agency.

The models can get into the smaller agencies but often they can't give them work or charge write in fees.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 01, 2009, 06:29:08 AM
No-one else working in the summer ??
To keep the thread alive....

A few we did last Sunday for Saskia's Dansschool.
Will be used for their promotion and programms.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SeanBK on July 01, 2009, 09:40:30 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
No-one else working in the summer ??
To keep the thread alive....

A few we did last Sunday for Saskia's Dansschool.
Will be used for their promotion and programms.
Frank, as always lighting & post is terrific. Lighting is so accurate & precise that makes me think that models were individually shot & then composited in post??
   Either way final results are as always excellent. Thanks for posting.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 01, 2009, 09:47:20 AM
way to get the viewers fucos where you want it. Nice work Frank.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 01, 2009, 10:47:36 AM
Hi,
Believe me sometimes I think I could have better used photoshop.
We shot straight to the laptop and the owner of the dansschool was constantly checking if everyone was ok in the shot.
Somehow I let her do it because if I would have done it I was still shooting I'm afraid.
I always want everything perfectly and with such a group there is always someone that is not 100% the way I like it, but than again the shots worked they are delighted with them
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 01, 2009, 11:25:37 AM
Nothing against Frank, but it seems like this has become the Frank Doorhof thread, or no.
Do you have to post every shoot you do?

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on July 01, 2009, 12:13:48 PM
Quote from: Snook
Nothing against Frank, but it seems like this has become the Frank Doorhof thread, or no.
Do you have to post every shoot you do?

Snook

The moment you post yours, it will stop being "his".
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 01, 2009, 12:35:38 PM
Quote from: slobodan56
The moment you post yours, it will stop being "his".
Amen

I'm just trying to keep interest in the thread.
And trust me if I would post everything I do it would now be in the 100 pages
at the moment we're almost working non stop.

If not appriciated post your own work, there has been almost no posts in this thread so we could also let it die.
I shall not post again till someone else does ok
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mmurph on July 01, 2009, 12:54:26 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
I shall not post again till someone else does ok

I for one like seeing the work Frank.

On most sites I don't bother looking at the images.  I also tire of the self-promotion sometimes.     This site is different.

I closed my studio 3 years ago due to health (pain) problems.  I did 2 very un-interesting shoots last year, none this year. So nothing to post, and no way to justify buying equipment that depreciates quickly!    

I'm still trying to stay in the mix though, and a bit up to date. Please post if you feel like sharing!  Ialso appreciate seeing James' posts, though they tend to be buried in other threads.

Best,
Michael
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 01, 2009, 01:12:17 PM
HAHAhaa, Snook cracks me up!  Amazing!

Frank keeps the thread alive, and here is Snook taking shots at him posting.
And on top of that...Saying, "Nothing agaisn't Frank..." before you say something is not so meaningful...
As if you are drinking buddies and enjoy all other aspects of Frank besides his posting.  Unless that is the case, his relation to you is via this forum, and what you say is every bit against Frank.  Not that you can't say it. Like I said I actually find it funny. But if I were Frank I would likely tell you to buzz off :-)

If no one posts in the next 6 hours, I hope to see Franks work. I hope to see Frank's work regardless of time. I hope to see some interesting work period.

Snook, don't bother replying to this, as I have read other posts of yours, and I know you don't mean "bad". It is just funny.

I for one love this thread. It has gone through so much. It has matured, and is getting slow, But speed is not important...and I hope others like Frank can get the chance to keep it alive.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on July 01, 2009, 01:55:09 PM
Frank keep posting!

I like seeing your work!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: cyberean on July 01, 2009, 02:15:38 PM
Quote
... seems like this has become the Frank Doorhof thread, or no.
Do you have to post every shoot you do? ...
seems like the thread's running out of things to bitch about ...  
(probably time to start a new/fresh one ...)

still ... gotta love them picture quota (and at times, the sensor size) police ...

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Bruce Wilson on July 01, 2009, 03:09:15 PM
A recent knife shot
Leaf Aptus 75 / Sinar


Ok Frank, you can start posting again!

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: klane on July 01, 2009, 03:11:00 PM
Love it!

Care to share details Bruce?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 01, 2009, 03:59:16 PM
nice lighting work to get the surraded edge and bevels to pop

...and styling to mach the handle.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tierney on July 01, 2009, 06:48:56 PM
My first post here but I visit this forum daily.

Keep it coming Frank, I would love to see more action\movement photography.
I shoot dancers on a weekly basis so I understand what it is like having a dance school owner\choreographer stand over your shoulder checking every shot. If the dance technique is out just a tiny bit its a big NO! and another image is deleted.

I am interested in what shutter sync speed you are using, I am restricted by the 1Ds3's 1/250 and dream of what could be done with the Hasselblads 1/800 sync speed.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 01, 2009, 07:27:14 PM
Quote from: Bruce Wilson
A recent knife shot
Leaf Aptus 75 / Sinar


Ok Frank, you can start posting again!
Hallelujah, something different...
And Nice lighting by the way..
Thanks for posting something new and different.

And yes Phil I don't mean to be bad.. Just every once in a while I can hold back...
I do not have a filter on my thoughts.. Frank knows that by now. I don't like to post in here very much b/c usually a couple of weeks later Frank has done something similar..

I sure know he wishes there was a Gas station/Diner around to copy Russells shots that he posted..
I am sure he'll post something similar in a couple of weeks...      

The last Dave Hill wannabe affect on his dancers was interesting.
After all you guys need a little humor in here every once in a while..

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Bruce Wilson on July 01, 2009, 08:11:33 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Klane, Phil and Snook.
The knife was shot sitting on the pump handle of a 12 gauge shotgun.

Bruce
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 01, 2009, 08:40:35 PM
Quote from: Snook
After all you guys need a little humor in here every once in a while..

Snook


You do put a spin in the ball  :-)

I love the no thoughts filter...If all keyboards worked that way...oh boy :-)

I miss your work Snook, toss some up already. We saw enough of the old cars... HA! :-)
What the heck, put a couple more car images, they were really nice.

Some sexy fashion, or glossy page top notch material is needed already!!  Speaking of which Franks previous post of the model laying down was a different approach, and if you have more of those Frank, It was great, post some more.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Nick_T on July 01, 2009, 09:33:35 PM
Quote from: Bruce Wilson
The knife was shot sitting on the pump handle of a 12 gauge shotgun.

Let's be nice to Bruce.... (great shot BTW).
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Bruce Wilson on July 01, 2009, 09:57:55 PM
Nick, don't worry, its not loaded..............usually.
Phil, these are for you.
I got this idea all on my own a few months ago.
Some were shot with on a Canon 1Ds Mark III and some with an Aptus 75 and one of my favorite lenses, an old manual 50mm f/1.9
The idea just came to me one day!

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 02, 2009, 01:05:04 AM
Quote from: Bruce Wilson
Nick, don't worry, its not loaded..............usually.
Phil, these are for you.
I got this idea all on my own a few months ago.
Some were shot with on a Canon 1Ds Mark III and some with an Aptus 75 and one of my favorite lenses, an old manual 50mm f/1.9
The idea just came to me one day!


 "The Ol' Grill"! man that is some beautiful oxidisation going on, and you got some moss growing out the one in the middle. I can see a nice theme /series going.  

nice captures.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 02, 2009, 01:57:04 AM
Shutterspeed was arround 1/125 the highest a 645 will go.
When I need higher I will opt for the RZ which will sync to 1/400

@Snook,
Could you PLEASE stop with accusing me of things that simply aren't true.
YES I did a session on a car junkyard (several because it's not a minute from my home) but that was way before I saw your shots, also the work I did is totally different except there is a girl and an old car.
But man I think that topic has been done since way before you were born, so don't attack me because some how you don't like me (god knows why).
I always try to act normal, help you out when you have a question and try to be civil.
But accusing an artist/photographer of copying work of others while you know this is BS is just way below the belt.
So please grow up or at least behave.
I'm following you on several fora and one thing is very consistant you are out to put down certain people.

About the so called Dave Hill effect, I used this effect for many years and it's not a dave hill effect (he made it populair) it's simply a mix of HDR like effects, light and highpass filtering.
Also this has been done WAY before Dave Hill and is just a normal technique, which in this case fits this series.

In reality EVERYTHING has been done sometime or somewhere by someone.
There is no shame in being inspired, but being inspired is something else than copying.
I have several photos of mine being copied POSE BY POSE including clothing, props and light, in other words you lay them next to each other and everything is the same (except the quality of the light and model ) if something like that happens to you I understand you can be pissed off, but now you're claiming to have shot the Eiffeltower and everyone else who shoots the Eiffeltower is copying you.

Again I don't know what I ever did to you to earn the wrath of Snook but it's getting very boring.
If I look at your portfolio I can point to several shots that you've done that I did before you but so can everyone......

About being inspired by the way, a while ago you asked on retouchpro how to achieve the double light/color effects, I believe I'm the one who told you with some other guys, and look after that you've been using that technique.....
Does that mean that when I start using it again that I'm copying you ????
In fact that technique was also used since the 70's or so, so in fact you're a big copy cat

please grow up, we're all grown man here with a passion and I think most are pros behave like one.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 02, 2009, 09:52:00 AM
Frank you crack me up..

These were all inspired and copied from Frank Doofhoor.

Thanks for the inspiration and help through the years.. I could not have done it with out you.      

Snook
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on July 02, 2009, 11:58:00 AM
Quote from: Snook
Frank you crack me up..

These were all inspired and copied from Frank Doofhoor.

Thanks for the inspiration and help through the years.. I could not have done it with out you.      

Snook

Beautiful model. Nice clean images. And I like a bit of yellow in the background left. I makes the difference.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 02, 2009, 12:02:29 PM
Well you're right I never saw a model against a white background.......

PLEASE grow up or at least behave mature on a pro forum....
This is such a shame of the bandwidth.
You make great shots please also behave like it.

There is NOTHING that hasn't already been done.
There is NO photographer that isn't inspired by others work.

But when you shoot on a certain location and then behave like a total idiot because some else used the same SORT of location without knowing you that's downright weird....
By the way, I thought I mailed you many years ago some photographers from the 70's that also shot on junkyards and that were my inspirition I told you then and I will tell you know I never ever heard of you before that argument, heck I had to google your site because you did not have the courtecy to sign the mails with your website at the start I did not even knew on which photographs you were angry.

Snook, we have know each other online for a long time.
I've always handled you with respect and commented and gave answers always without any form of grudge against you.
However you're always bitching about something, but clinging to the photographers you think are great and real pros in your eye.
Please try to behave normally, it would really benefit the forum and keep the atmosphere nice and friendly as it should.

Again I always try to behave natural and nice but sometimes also my patience is gone
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 02, 2009, 12:09:17 PM
Quote from: Oleksiy
Beautiful model. Nice clean images. And I like a bit of yellow in the background left. I makes the difference.

Thanks, she is 15 years old and was her first job for a client. Took a while to get her to loosen up but she has a natural rapour.

Frank don't get all bent out of shape.. just pushing the buttons a little...
It was getting boring around here...LOL

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 02, 2009, 12:22:17 PM
Try then not to push the post button, keep a diary or something.
Don't do to others what you don't want done to yourself.....
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Bruce Wilson on July 02, 2009, 12:26:30 PM
Quote from: Snook
Thanks, she is 15 years old and was her first job for a client. Took a while to get her to loosen up but she has a natural rapour.

Frank don't get all bent out of shape.. just pushing the buttons a little...
It was getting boring around here...LOL

Snook

 Come on Snook, talk about pushing buttons, I just posted some old car shots and even said my favorite lens was that old 50mm f/1.9 and I don't even get any comments from you.
I'm so disappointed I'm not being accused of stealing your vision!!
Why do you think I posted those shots!!
BTW, I actually thought your were just doing a little Frank button pushing in jest, but it really does come across as mean spirited sometimes.

Bruce
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 02, 2009, 01:01:40 PM
Quote from: Bruce Wilson
Come on Snook, talk about pushing buttons, I just posted some old car shots and even said my favorite lens was that old 50mm f/1.9 and I don't even get any comments from you.
I'm so disappointed I'm not being accused of stealing your vision!!
Why do you think I posted those shots!!
BTW, I actually thought your were just doing a little Frank button pushing in jest, but it really does come across as mean spirited sometimes.

Bruce

Bruce, mine were with the 80 1.9  @ 1.9 (wide open) that is why...LOL

Nice shot's by the way...:+} But stop copying me..hahaha

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on July 02, 2009, 01:03:37 PM
Quote from: Snook
Thanks, she is 15 years old and was her first job for a client.
Snook

15!!! I'd never guessed.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 02, 2009, 01:04:29 PM
Snook,

I once photographed some guy wearing sunglasses, so you are obviously blatantly copying me! Please cease and desist!   

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 02, 2009, 01:10:58 PM
Quote from: EricM
Snook,

I once photographed some guy wearing sunglasses, so you are obviously blatantly copying me! Please cease and desist! 

Eric it comes from a junk yard series a LONG time ago , just some how pops up and reminds me.
There is a difference between inspiration and copying.. quite a difference.
By the way not sure if you know but there is an ignore button which will not let you see my comments if they bother so much.
Just close your eyes and Press it.. It won't hurt a bit.

Look at this photographer, remind you of someone from this forum..?

http://www.carlosserrao.com/ (http://www.carlosserrao.com/)


I will give you credit for the glasses in my next shoot with glasses. Just EricM for the credit..
actually here is the credit:
Thanks
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Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Bruce Wilson on July 02, 2009, 01:13:28 PM
Quote from: Snook
Bruce, mine were with the 80 1.9  @ 1.9 (wide open) that is why...LOL

Nice shot's by the way...:+} But stop copying me..hahaha

Snook
Snook, your are so right, I did mean the 80 1.9. I don't think they have a 50 1.9 for the Mamiya!
Ok, I'm off to the studio. Time to start shooting girls on white, or .....................in a junkyard.

Bruce
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on July 02, 2009, 03:00:52 PM
Quote from: Snook
I will give you credit for the glasses in my next shoot with glasses. Just EricM for the credit..
actually here is the credit:
Thanks
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Snook
Thanks for the credit, Snook.

Of course, you should really give me credit for the "EricM" idea as well...   


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 03, 2009, 06:26:06 PM
Quote from: Snook
Look at this photographer, remind you of someone from this forum..?

http://www.carlosserrao.com/ (http://www.carlosserrao.com/)


Snook


Serrao's work is very nice!

Let me rephrase that....

Serrao's work is VERY NICE!!! (impactful, timeless,)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 03, 2009, 06:34:29 PM

These are nice. Not WOW, or BAM, In your face!, or MONEY (Like some I have seen of yours)!...But rather clean straight forward commercial work that should get you jobs. Good stuff!  At least its in the right direction post :-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 03, 2009, 09:29:02 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
Serrao's work is very nice!

His work is not only nice it is amazing.. James Russells used to try and copy a lot of his work, specially when he did the Olympic/Osaka type stuff. The idea came from Serraos works for sure.Only Serraoes retocuhing is on another level. Never over done in my mind.. Just right on the money.
He is a master up there with Nick Knight in my mind.
These guys are just on another planet..
Not only nice but masterly..:+}

Snook

And one of the hottest photographers at the moment in case you did not see his work.

http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/ (http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/)

another genius!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on July 04, 2009, 09:19:54 PM
Snook, That guy's fantastic!  Different and prolific, where do you think the locations are?  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 05, 2009, 04:35:37 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Snook, That guy's fantastic!  Different and prolific, where do you think the locations are?  Jim



The Bull. The trademark of Osborne. There are several scattered around Spain. You need copyright clearance to use them.

The photographer: compare with the here-flaunted values of the Levi thing and tell me Levi is worth linking, thinking and praising. For me it represents the void between European imagination and SOME American. The chasm between class and crass; Rita Hayworth and Pammy spring to my mind and both are glamour?

If you go to Recuenco´s Spanish agent you will find a host of very talented people.

An illustration of why I think I was right to sail quietly off into the sunset; never, in a zillion years could I have made it happen. How many here could, I wonder?

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on July 05, 2009, 05:09:08 AM
Quote from: Rob C
The Bull. The trademark of Osborne. There are several scattered around Spain. You need copyright clearance to use them.

Yeah, you can see those large bulls by the roadside everywhere in Spain, except Catalunya...

I highly doubt that it's protected. The bull used to be trademarked in Spain, but it was appropriated by the public, and became a national symbol years ago. If a trademark is not used and defended, it loses its protection. That why Xerox occasionally posts full-page informational "ads" explaining "xeroxing" is not appropriate use of the word.

But IANAL, and I don't know the specific laws in Spain or EU.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 05, 2009, 05:39:12 AM
Quote from: feppe
Yeah, you can see those large bulls by the roadside everywhere in Spain, except Catalunya...

I highly doubt that it's protected. The bull used to be trademarked in Spain, but it was appropriated by the public, and became a national symbol years ago. If a trademark is not used and defended, it loses its protection. That why Xerox occasionally posts full-page informational "ads" explaining "xeroxing" is not appropriate use of the word.

But IANAL, and I don't know the specific laws in Spain or EU.




feppe

You may be right, but the copyright (protection of the concept as a symbol of a product range) aspect of the bull thing was referred to here in Spain quite recently and that´s where I picked up on the payment-to-use issue, but I can´t remember the context so I can´t argue the result, only my memory of how it panned out. It is a trademark very much used by them, so I´d be surprised if they were lax in holding or protecting its value.

Anyhow, the value of Recuenco´s work derives, in my opinion, from an inescapable legacy of European religion, aristocracy and sophistication all thrown into a delightful mix of decadence and guilt. It´s the secret behind Federico Fellini, Sarah Moon, Marino Parisotto Vay and a host of exciting others. You just can´t fake it: you recognize and can empathise or you cannot, and it has nothing to do with your personal status either - it´s more basic than that and is about soul, not about how rich you are.

But jeez, what will happen to that stuff if all we are going to get is what the pundits here project: advertising exposure only on youtube or in the margins of Google... without printed copy or even TV or cinema commercial space, how will one ever appreciate it - or why would one pay to make it?

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on July 05, 2009, 08:49:29 AM
Quote from: Rob C
Anyhow, the value of Recuenco´s work derives, in my opinion, from an inescapable legacy of European religion, aristocracy and sophistication all thrown into a delightful mix of decadence and guilt. It´s the secret behind Federico Fellini, Sarah Moon, Marino Parisotto Vay and a host of exciting others. You just can´t fake it: you recognize and can empathise or you cannot, and it has nothing to do with your personal status either - it´s more basic than that and is about soul, not about how rich you are.

But jeez, what will happen to that stuff if all we are going to get is what the pundits here project: advertising exposure only on youtube or in the margins of Google... without printed copy or even TV or cinema commercial space, how will one ever appreciate it - or why would one pay to make it?

Rob C

While there is no such thing as a uniform, or even a collective European "religion, aristocracy and sophistication," I agree Recuenco's work is impressive and engaging. I hadn't heard of him before, but those photos will stay with me much longer than the over-produced "art" photography out there, or even worse, the art photography which considers beauty an abomination.

His use of television aspect ratio and the interlacing artifacts are a nice touch. I wonder if he shot on 8mm video film. I'm not at all convinced with his ability to actually tell a story - which he clearly strives for -, but the photos stand on their own even in web format.

Your last paragraph is indeed puzzling. Rather than monetizing my moderate photographic skills by restricting access to my photos, doing paid assignments or giving workshops. I support myself financially outside photography, so it's probably not an option for most photographers here, though.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 05, 2009, 10:54:19 AM
Quote from: feppe
"While there is no such thing as a uniform, or even a collective European "religion, aristocracy and sophistication," I agree Recuenco's work is impressive and engaging."

1. I don´t agree there at all: there is strong Catholic influence underwriting most of Latin European culture and a Protestant ethic in the more northern areas. The fact that so much reference comes from religious art - what else was there? - can be seen quite clearly, in my opinion. It flows through painting, and if you can understand Recuenco´s interviews, his principal infuence is painting and the study he claims to have made of light within painting.

You get similar cultural references in Dolce Vita and other movies of the genre where the last remnants of both the Roman black princes (via the church), the empty (even then) glitz of Hollywood and the all-pervasive visual influence of American cars gell into a modern version of days gone past. Venice and its palaces, its Carnival, all those things are part of a homogenous cultural ethic that is totally European and never American. It can´t be: there was no such history in the new country and by the time the Europeans moved in it was already in decline in Europe, which it has been doing ever since but still lingers on resolutely in one manifestation or another. That so much political intermarriage was the norm is also why there is a pan-European history of what became a common aristocratric mix. Our British lot is partly German - it never ends; they should never breed: they are all related.


"I hadn't heard of him before, but those photos will stay with me much longer than the over-produced "art" photography out there, or even worse, the art photography which considers beauty an abomination."

Have you watches the films on his site? Production values are what people make them, I guess, and one of the huge dividing lines between photographers of one generation and the newer one.

"Your last paragraph is indeed puzzling. Rather than monetizing my moderate photographic skills by restricting access to my photos, doing paid assignments or giving workshops. I support myself financially outside photography, so it's probably not an option for most photographers here, though."


Puzzling - why? What I´m saying is simply that if things continue to follow the line that gurus here declare, that everything is going to end up on a LCD, there will be little incentive for clients to spend megabucks for something that ends up 72ppi. Then, were the gurus right, your question about shooting on 8mm might make sense in a way you hadn´t considered. I think they are mistaken, however, because the world of fantasy that is cosmetics, fashion and aspirational buying of any kind depends on the product being seen to be fantastically ultra than the everyday. Further, do women waste as much time on the web as do men? Take a measure of the female interest here, for a start: pretty invisible, and other than kids doing homework, not all of them can be accused of spending all day at the screen. As has been noted, big spend advertising still keeps Vogue and the like afloat even if the lesser, more downmarket kinds fail. Cinemas and TV still have a lot of mileage left, I´d guess.

I don´t think the rainforests can breathe easy yet either!

Rob C


Edit: Can anybody tell me why the top part of this post has become detached and presented as a separate entity? It was all one post.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Hoang on July 05, 2009, 12:27:22 PM
Quote from: Rob C
Further, do women waste as much time on the web as do men? Take a measure of the female interest here, for a start: pretty invisible, and other than kids doing homework, not all of them can be accused of spending all day at the screen.
You forgot about Facebook, Myspace, Livejournal, etc. Thats where most go, not to Luminous-Landscape  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 05, 2009, 04:30:09 PM
Quote from: Hoang
You forgot about Facebook, Myspace, Livejournal, etc. Thats where most go, not to Luminous-Landscape  


You have a point; as I don´t go the sites you mention either, I don´t suppose I´m part of the world any more. Oh, yes, I use youtube when I want to look up some old music...

But I will make a serious point: I hate those pop-ups and all those blasted distractions that come onto the search engines. The last thing they do is make me feel positive about them. I can´t remember a single one. As an extension of that marketing psychology, let me tell you the latest little nonsense I ran into the other day: I walked to the car in the morning and hey! some brilliant young marketeer had thought of using sticky flyers to market his Indian restaurant. Yes, literally. The damn thing was stuck to the rear screen and remained there for about two days before I went to the trouble of coming out with a bucket of water. Will I use his restauarant? If I were forty years younger I´d break his friggin´ nose as for any vandal. And the nuisance value of the monitor being filled with crap solicits exactly the same response in me. First thing every morning some idot company has a pop-up that wants me to click onto the leading Hot Singers of the moment. Maybe the missing women go for that rubbish too.

Perhaps today´s people are expecting to be abused and might even feel deprived if treated with some respect in their own home.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ProPhotoInsights on July 05, 2009, 04:42:51 PM
Not partically my best image of late but pretty pleased
where it ended up !
Cheers,
Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on July 05, 2009, 06:10:37 PM
Quote from: Rob C
But I will make a serious point: I hate those pop-ups and all those blasted distractions that come onto the search engines.

Enter AdBlock Plus (http://adblockplus.org/en/) (Firefox only). When I surf without it at someone else's computer, I'm flabbergasted (yes, flabbergasted) at the amount of crap on websites - how do people surf without an ad blocker?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 06, 2009, 01:41:17 AM
Congrats Simon.
Great shot super publication.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: charleski on July 06, 2009, 06:19:08 AM
Quote from: Snook
And one of the hottest photographers at the moment in case you did not see his work.

http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/ (http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/)

another genius!
Thanks for the link there. That's very interesting work, with a finely-developed palette and nuanced tonality. I was blown away by the sly wit of his Renaissance portraits.

I must admit that the first page of images left me cold at first, and this (http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/fichas/1006.html) one made me cringe a bit. But looked at in context it's clear he's working at ways to push his craft further and I just need to switch off my technical thinking.

It's definitely worth taking some time to digest all the work he shows here.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 06, 2009, 10:47:22 AM
Quote from: charleski
Thanks for the link there. That's very interesting work, with a finely-developed palette and nuanced tonality. I was blown away by the sly wit of his Renaissance portraits.

I must admit that the first page of images left me cold at first, and this (http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/fichas/1006.html) one made me cringe a bit. But looked at in context it's clear he's working at ways to push his craft further and I just need to switch off my technical thinking.

It's definitely worth taking some time to digest all the work he shows here.
I love how he purposely exxagerated the Halos around the men, which usually most people do not like or try to get rid of when doing HDR or using Lucis or whatever plugin that extends the DR.

Glad you guys enjoyed them as much as I did and do. He is very talented no doubt. I am sure you guys no Nick Knight as well. He is always invented new techniques and style. It just amazes me.
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: cmi on July 06, 2009, 11:05:57 AM
Quote from: Snook
I love how he purposely exxagerated the Halos around the men, which usually most people do not like or try to get rid of when doing HDR or using Lucis or whatever plugin that extends the DR.

Glad you guys enjoyed them as much as I did and do. He is very talented no doubt. I am sure you guys no Nick Knight as well. He is always invented new techniques and style. It just amazes me.
Snook

Yes thats what I thought too! He makes fun of the technique, and at the same time the style fits! I find this pretty amazing ^^
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 06, 2009, 02:44:58 PM
Quote from: ProPhotoInsights
Not partically my best image of late but pretty pleased
where it ended up !
Cheers,
Simon


Nice work!  Wish i could see it a bit larger....But wait, I should look for it on news stands :-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 06, 2009, 03:13:21 PM
Quote from: Snook
Snook

And one of the hottest photographers at the moment in case you did not see his work.

http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/ (http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/)

another genius!


Yes, this guy is different. He is about fine art and the message, ...most accurate statement is his "twin brother"? he says the source of inspiration is in investigating or studying of fine art.  This is clear when you look at his work.
It is at a production level, and to make beautiful images is the byproduct rather than the focus. Very Nice work! cinema is the direction.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on July 07, 2009, 05:32:58 AM
"Fashion victim"

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/rhino_final.jpg)

LL's own "dergiman" was my assistant on this shoot. He's doing his internship here.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on July 07, 2009, 06:55:31 AM
Quote from: foto-z
"Fashion victim"

LL's own "dergiman" was my assistant on this shoot. He's doing his internship here.

That's hilarious! Very nice photo as well - especially the entirely inappropriate attire is so... appropriate.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 07, 2009, 09:02:04 AM
Love it Graham
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 07, 2009, 09:53:57 AM
Quote from: foto-z
"Fashion victim"

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/rhino_final.jpg)

LL's own "dergiman" was my assistant on this shoot. He's doing his internship here.




Ummm... but, but, what´s that hanging down between her legs?

;-)

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 07, 2009, 10:10:59 AM
As fashion seems to be acceptable right here and right now:

http://marinoparisotto.com (http://marinoparisotto.com)

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on July 07, 2009, 10:26:02 AM
Quote from: KLaban
I think you'll find that's her butt.

 
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 07, 2009, 12:28:33 PM
Quote from: KLaban
Rob

...but, but, I think you'll find that's her butt.

;-)


Heavens, Mr Laban, I thought it was her silken purse wot wos in 'er 'and!

Silly me! All that 'orn goes to a poor lad´s 'ead, you know.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 07, 2009, 05:43:16 PM
Quote from: Rob C
As fashion seems to be acceptable right here and right now:

http://marinoparisotto.com (http://marinoparisotto.com)

Rob C

Rob he was acutally hot in the late 90's and is a complete asshole by the way.
I use to know him from Miami and when he was a Male Model.
His stuff is pretty outdated and not people like to work with anymore b/c he is such an asshole...:+}

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PHOTO ZARA on July 07, 2009, 06:43:10 PM
Quote from: Rob C
As fashion seems to be acceptable right here and right now:

http://marinoparisotto.com (http://marinoparisotto.com)

Rob C

This guy has taste for sure
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 07, 2009, 08:23:45 PM
Marino parisotto's work is really well polished.  very Nice work! :-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: pixjohn on July 07, 2009, 10:09:28 PM

New Shot
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 08, 2009, 12:11:42 AM
Quote from: pixjohn
New Shot


cool/chilly image...wonder what is putting that smile on her face?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 08, 2009, 04:38:10 AM
Quote from: Snook
Rob he was acutally hot in the late 90's and is a complete asshole by the way.
I use to know him from Miami and when he was a Male Model.
His stuff is pretty outdated and not people like to work with anymore b/c he is such an asshole...:+}

Snook



Sook, we are ALL assholes in one way or another and it´s been a long time since I carried a catapult or sling.

I find his work very polished, dynamic and he finds/creates the most exquisite creatures on Earth. What´s not to like? I only wish that we were all as good as he, then there would be no platform from which he would shine over us.

;-)

Rob C

Edit: if we are to speak about folks being assholes, then on the basis that we all are and all - usually - have one in working order, there is hardly a photographer newish today whom I´d care to spend time interviewing. Of the older ones, there are many whose work I admire, and I have mentioned them here quite often. But with whom would I like to spend time? On the basis that I don´t know any of them personally but have read quite a lot about them, I have to go back to one of my favourites, Sarah Moon, whose interview with Frank Horvat in Horvatland.com I find very revealing and very similar to my own view of how creative photography actually functions when you are trying to produce something out of very little, creating that whole which is greater than the sum of the parts. Beyond the fact that I love her style, I think she is a little 'complicated' in the head, which makes her even more interesting. The one other person, whom I think was both great maker of images and also a very rewarding person to read, has to be Jeanloup Sieff.

I might be able to expand the list on a generous day, but today I´ll ride with those two.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on July 08, 2009, 11:59:38 AM
I'm an old Sarah Moon fan too!  Attached is something shot in the 70's that was to be a GAF500 national ad.  Unfortunately, GAF pulled out of the film business a couple of months before it was to run.  The campaign featured myself and Sarah Moon, I was just out of RIT and couldn't believe it!  Probably wouldn't have started shooting cars if the ad had run.  Also, attached are a couple of Citroen shots she did in the mid 70's, as well as, a new piece of mine.  Jim
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on July 08, 2009, 02:38:27 PM
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Wow, this is very cool!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ThierryH on July 08, 2009, 02:39:38 PM
Definitively nice!

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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 08, 2009, 04:05:03 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
I'm an old Sarah Moon fan too!  Attached is something shot in the 70's that was to be a GAF500 national ad.  Unfortunately, GAF pulled out of the film business a couple of months before it was to run.  The campaign featured myself and Sarah Moon, I was just out of RIT and couldn't believe it!  Probably wouldn't have started shooting cars if the ad had run.  Also, attached are a couple of Citroen shots she did in the mid 70's, as well as, a new piece of mine.  Jim
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I rest my case. The first two almost bring tears to this old guy´s eyes and that wishing that won´t go away. Assuming you haven´t PShopped them since, the last two demonstrate that effects were possible way back when... Oops - just noticed the car on its own isn´t old! Too many tear drops!

If that film was available today, I´d keep that F3 guarded with my life and the freezer would find the Kodachrome removed and usurped by GAF! Never got around to using it, but there was a golden opportunity when I did my Tennent´s Lager shoot in Provence, a shot from which I posted on the thread that James started a while back. Sadly, I wasn´t brave enough to go for it because I´d made the mistake of emphasising the beauty of grain to the Marketing Director and, not having the Pirelli to show him, words didn´t swing it my way. Damn!

Beautiful stuff that renews my faith in mankind.

How did the job go - did you work together, doing your separate bits or a team thing? That´s the kind of thing I find fascinating to learn about - must be a groupie after all!

Thanks so much for posting.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 08, 2009, 04:09:47 PM
That second shot: the couple in the car. Look at those trademark eyes! Pirelli, Cacharel! Gonna go lie down and calm myself a moment.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on July 08, 2009, 05:02:44 PM
Here is a recent one

(http://www.michaelezra.com/TEMP/Postings/LL/NKP_A.241_web.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 08, 2009, 06:40:13 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
I'm an old Sarah Moon fan too!  Attached is something shot in the 70's that was to be a GAF500 national ad.  Unfortunately, GAF pulled out of the film business a couple of months before it was to run.  The campaign featured myself and Sarah Moon, I was just out of RIT and couldn't believe it!  Probably wouldn't have started shooting cars if the ad had run.  Also, attached are a couple of Citroen shots she did in the mid 70's, as well as, a new piece of mine.  Jim
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Very nice....reminds me of my parents Citroen.  You can really sense the drama in those images...and yours...I think they are expertly executed.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on July 08, 2009, 07:51:57 PM
Rob, I never worked with Ms Moon.  The campaign came about because I sent some work to GAF and they built the concept around it.  As I recall it was entitled "The art and the artist" or something like that.  Anyways, they flew me to New York and had someone shoot my portrait.  I was just starting out as an assistant and the studio I worked for was pretty confused about it all.  Glad the Lotus image is getting such a favorable response, thanks for the compliments!  I've got a couple other views I'll post when they're done.   Here are a few more Citroen images.  Jim
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: cyberean on July 08, 2009, 09:33:19 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
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really diggin' the 2nd and the 3rd shots ...

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: cyberean on July 08, 2009, 09:38:38 PM
Quote from: Rob C
Beautiful stuff that renews my faith in mankind.
just don't give up on womankind, while you're at it ...  

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on July 08, 2009, 10:42:38 PM
Quote from: MichaelEzra
Here is a recent one

(http://www.michaelezra.com/TEMP/Postings/LL/NKP_A.241_web.jpg)
Nice pose, interesting model, great shot. I'd smooth out some of the bumps in the seamless though.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on July 09, 2009, 12:02:45 AM
Wonderful photos!

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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 09, 2009, 02:08:35 AM
Lovely Jim.
I'm a sucker for that old film look I guess
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 09, 2009, 03:42:04 AM
Quote from: cyberean
just don't give up on womankind, while you're at it ...  


Could I?  Would I?

Bet it happens the other way around, if it hasn´t happened yet, of which I´m far from sure!

;-)

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 09, 2009, 03:54:18 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Rob, I never worked with Ms Moon.  The campaign came about because I sent some work to GAF and they built the concept around it.  As I recall it was entitled "The art and the artist" or something like that.  Anyways, they flew me to New York and had someone shoot my portrait.  I was just starting out as an assistant and the studio I worked for was pretty confused about it all.  Glad the Lotus image is getting such a favorable response, thanks for the compliments!  I've got a couple other views I'll post when they're done.   Here are a few more Citroen images.  Jim
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Jim

In the 50s or perhaps very early 60s? Louis Stettner was shooting very atmospheric colour too; I remember a series in either Popular Photography Annual or their Colour - sorry, Color - Annual which was named A Painter´s View of New York in which he had very grainy stuff, bags of mood. Or am I thinking, instead, of Len Steckler? Dammit, I think I am... there was also, perhaps in other years - it gets hazy in here - work by Gordon Parks using shots of people looking through the rear windows of those horse-drawn coaches that drive around the town... beautiful material, romantic, elegant and so removed from the in-your-face attitudes of fashion today.

Whilst I do see a strong vitality in much contemporary fashion work, I have to admit a nostalgia for romance and chic. Not a lot of it about today.

"flew me to New York and had someone shoot my portrrait,"  no names? Not gonna ask, but how did you capture all these Moonbeams?

Best -

Rob C

EDIT: Citroën Maserati? Happy relationship didn´t continue very long, did it... just like the EU today!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on July 09, 2009, 01:08:45 PM
Just so there's no misunderstanding, the Citroen work was shot by Sarah Moon.  I'll try to dig up some of the other work that landed me in the campaign with her.  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 09, 2009, 01:37:15 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Just so there's no misunderstanding, the Citroen work was shot by Sarah Moon.  I'll try to dig up some of the other work that landed me in the campaign with her.  Jim




Looking forward to seeing it!

Thanks -

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 09, 2009, 02:06:31 PM
Quote from: Rob C
Jim

In the 50s or perhaps very early 60s? Louis Stettner was shooting very atmospheric colour too; I remember a series in either Popular Photography Annual or their Colour - sorry, Color - Annual which was named A Painter´s View of New York in which he had very grainy stuff, bags of mood. Or am I thinking, instead, of Len Steckler? Dammit, I think I am... there was also, perhaps in other years - it gets hazy in here - work by Gordon Parks using shots of people looking through the rear windows of those horse-drawn coaches that drive around the town... beautiful material, romantic, elegant and so removed from the in-your-face attitudes of fashion today.

Whils I do see a strong vitality in much contemporary fashion work, I have to admit a nostalgia for romance and chic. Not a lot of it about today.

"flew me to New York and had someone shoot my portrrait,"  no names? Not gonna ask, but how did you capture all these Moonbeams?

Best -

Rob C

EDIT: Citroën Maserati? Happy relationship didn´t continue very long, did it... just like the EU today!


I love that first one. Her dress pattern, her looking/lashes, the dog chain, the glow of the light of the upholstery.... Just beautiful
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 09, 2009, 02:10:07 PM
Quote from: BobDavid
Nice pose, interesting model, great shot. I'd smooth out some of the bumps in the seamless though.


I dont see anything with the backdrop? Its a nice image....I like her hair.  The lighting is purposely flat somewhat, soft ...less contrasty, so it has a subtlety quality. A nice example of the female figure.
Wish we could see more of her defineing angles.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on July 09, 2009, 09:30:46 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
I dont see anything with the backdrop? Its a nice image....I like her hair.  The lighting is purposely flat somewhat, soft ...less contrasty, so it has a subtlety quality. A nice example of the female figure.
Wish we could see more of her defineing angles.


Thank you guys. Here is one more from the same session:
(http://www.michaelezra.com/Temp/Postings/LL/NU_NKP_A.175-176_web.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 10, 2009, 01:43:19 AM
I really love that one Michael, love the lines and tones.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 10, 2009, 03:59:11 AM
That´s the trouble with some women: made in heaven.

Now you understand suicide bombing. Nothing about politics or religion at all, just unseemly haste.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Aurelio on July 10, 2009, 12:24:11 PM
Here is some  recent shots, sorry about  watermark
(http://gallery.photo.net/photo/9453491-lg.jpg) (http://gallery.photo.net/photo/9453494-lg.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 10, 2009, 12:54:09 PM
Quote from: MichaelEzra
Thank you guys. Here is one more from the same session:
(http://www.michaelezra.com/Temp/Postings/LL/NU_NKP_A.175-176_web.jpg)

Ezra....that to me is very nice! the composition, the contrast, the line direction, the way they merge, the tone, the round organic-ness...Very Nice!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on July 12, 2009, 12:36:29 AM
I thought I'd post something too...
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 12, 2009, 04:15:20 AM
LOVE that second one.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Aurelio on July 12, 2009, 06:38:54 AM
Oleksiy second one is awsome!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on July 12, 2009, 11:48:14 AM
Thank you guys!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on July 12, 2009, 12:40:21 PM
Quote from: Oleksiy
I thought I'd post something too...

Very nice!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on July 12, 2009, 09:15:40 PM
These are all taken with a cell phone:
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mmurph on July 12, 2009, 09:52:24 PM
Quote from: lisa_r
These are all taken with a cell phone:

Those are wonderful Lisa!  They have such a great casual, young, open feel ....

I used to do 6x7 and 4x5 film around 1998, before too much digital. It was always a relief after a few hours to pull out a Holga and relax!  Just rough frame and shoot, screw the technical bs of the "real" cameras, at $1 to $5 per frame.  

Anyway - those images are what I was always after with the Holga - never quite made.

Cheers! Plus extra points for guts, posting that in this forum.    

Best,
Michael
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mmurph on July 12, 2009, 09:57:21 PM
Quote from: Oleksiy
I thought I'd post something too...

Those are both wonderful!

I think the first will really "pop" and get thE recognition of the second image with a tighter crop. Above the head, pull the focus down and in. Crop a bit below the toes. Emphasize the texture in the rock swirl around teh body. Maybe vignette a bit around the corners!

Cheers~!
M.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on July 12, 2009, 10:37:12 PM
Thanks a lot Michael. Glad you like them. And yes, I do have guts - waiting for foto-z to step up and scold me ;-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on July 13, 2009, 12:39:27 AM
Quote from: mmurph
Those are both wonderful!

I think the first will really "pop" and get thE recognition of the second image with a tighter crop. Above the head, pull the focus down and in. Crop a bit below the toes. Emphasize the texture in the rock swirl around teh body. Maybe vignette a bit around the corners!

Cheers~!
M.

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try.
I find black and white version of this image stronger than color.
[attachment=15366:090709H_01a_web.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on July 13, 2009, 03:27:26 AM
Quote from: lisa_r
These are all taken with a cell phone:
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Love the first one.

Cell phone photos are the polaroid of the naughties - dismissed by many "serious" photographers, but will certainly define the decade in the future.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mmurph on July 14, 2009, 02:08:36 AM
[!--quoteo(post=0:date=:name=feppe)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE (feppe)[div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]Cell phone photos are the polaroid of the naughties[/quote]

So Lisa, tell us, please -

Which cell phone did you use?    

I think if I can buy that cell phone I can take great pictures too!

Cheers!

Best,
Michael  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on July 14, 2009, 12:20:38 PM
Ahem, the specs/exif: Palm Pre in all of it's 3mp glory. (I actually really like the color pallete it produces)

Some are shots of the scene directly with the phone, and some are cell phone shots of the computer screen which was showing Canon 5D2 shots. In any case I have gotten overwhelming response from these. I believe some of these will be in a magazine this fall ;-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mtomalty on July 14, 2009, 12:43:20 PM

"I believe some of these will be in a magazine this fall ;-)"



Interesting images, Lisa.   Will magazines still be available by this fall ?   :>))


By comparison to the .3Mp  (yes, point three) imaging device that Michael Daniel uses your sensor easily qualifies as "large sensor"

Check out his series at     http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2009/05...l-in-your-face/ (http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2009/05/michal-daniel-in-your-face/)



MT
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on July 14, 2009, 12:59:03 PM
You're right, there may not be any magazines left by fall, short of People magazine.

Thanks for posting that link, interesting shots and article...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 14, 2009, 01:51:56 PM
Kind of cruel, don't you think?

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mtomalty on July 14, 2009, 03:06:56 PM
Quote from: Rob C
Kind of cruel, don't you think?
Rob C

If you're referring to Michael Daniels series then I sort of agree.

I,personally, like the images but certainly they are not, in the least, a flattering portrayal of the subjects.
I don't suppose they have to be 'pretty' but the style of portrayal combined with the fact that the subject
is  completely unaware certainly might raise some ethical issues.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on July 14, 2009, 09:49:31 PM
Quote from: lisa_r
These are all taken with a cell phone:
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Such talent!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 15, 2009, 09:30:28 AM
Quote from: mtomalty
If you're referring to Michael Daniels series then I sort of agree.

I,personally, like the images but certainly they are not, in the least, a flattering portrayal of the subjects.
I don't suppose they have to be 'pretty' but the style of portrayal combined with the fact that the subject
is  completely unaware certainly might raise some ethical issues.



Indeed I was! I also bet that had the "subjects" been better-looking the pix wouldn´t have been made. More Arbus, then. Not my bag.

The Lisa shots are far from stolen, I´d imagine, and seem to show what look like comfortable associations.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 15, 2009, 02:42:45 PM
Quote from: mtomalty
Check out his series at     http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2009/05...l-in-your-face/ (http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2009/05/michal-daniel-in-your-face/)



MT


THose are really cool!  I know what RobC is saying, but it is almost a humor within MDaniel that comes out in the images....At least the fact of what he is doing is.  I guess it has some issues of usage , hehe.

I often feel the way he does when in public and wish to caputer without notice.  It is for art, not for something to publish for profit. It is seeing a charactor so original in such natural expression, that the camera itself would ruin the moment.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Photostudent on July 17, 2009, 07:26:54 AM
Quote from: lisa_r
These are all taken with a cell phone:
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[attachment=15357:2.jpg]
[attachment=15356:10.jpg]
[attachment=15355:6.jpg]
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[attachment=15361:5.jpg]

******  

good work
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 17, 2009, 02:18:01 PM
Shot with 645AFD/III + LEAF aptus22


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on July 17, 2009, 03:11:05 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Shot with 645AFD/III + LEAF aptus22
Nice! Love the second and the last two.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on July 17, 2009, 05:06:49 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Shot with 645AFD/III + LEAF aptus22

Frank, the last one!:)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on July 17, 2009, 06:14:23 PM
Some great work, Frank!  A little different than the work you've posted before (also great work).

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 18, 2009, 01:59:24 AM
thanks.
I always try to experiment a lot on location sessions, so they often are different depending on the location, this location really was very moody and surreal.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PHOTO ZARA on July 18, 2009, 02:12:16 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
thanks.
I always try to experiment a lot on location sessions, so they often are different depending on the location, this location really was very moody and surreal.

very nice work and very nice processing!!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on July 18, 2009, 12:48:19 PM
Like the second one. Nice Frank.
Andre
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 18, 2009, 01:42:09 PM
Thanks.
Did one extra serie from this day.
Is a bit of a taste matter I think but I love it
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 18, 2009, 06:15:35 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Thanks.
Did one extra serie from this day.
Is a bit of a taste matter I think but I love it

I had not seen Xenofx used in some time....:-)

Nice posts Frank.  I like the polish.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mmurph on July 18, 2009, 07:16:51 PM
I like both sets of images Frank. Using that Elinchrom Quadra daily?

Had to look up Xenofx. Old I guess ....


Also, Phil, my 10 year old asked if you could elaborate on these "defining angles" you mentioned? I can give you his cell phone number if you care to explain?

Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
A nice example of the female figure. Wish we could see more of her defineing angles.



Quote from: lisa_r
Ahem, the specs/exif: Palm Pre in all of it's 3mp glory. (I actually really like the color pallete it produces)


Speaking of cell phones  ....

OK, took me a week. But I have figured out my problem. It seems that my Blackberry does not appear to have a camera built in!

So I am going to trade it in on an iPhone. Both AT&T & Apple have assured me that I can make even better & more artistic pictures with that!    

Cheers folks. Have a great weekend.

Best,
Michael
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 19, 2009, 01:05:30 AM
How do you mean xenofx ?
It's all real


Sometimes those old filters get some use.

Although I love the quadra this cannot be done with it.
It was shot midday so I used two ranger rx speeds with the maxispot.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 19, 2009, 04:03:01 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
How do you mean xenofx ?
It's all real


Sometimes those old filters get some use.

Although I love the quadra this cannot be done with it.
It was shot midday so I used two ranger rx speeds with the maxispot.

He is talking about Your fake lightning Bolts...
But I guess since it was real you should put a Disclaimer saying " Do not try this at home" All done by professional lightning Bolt handlers...  

But I guess those toxic fumes have a "down the road" health problem.
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 19, 2009, 04:56:20 PM
Learn to read Snook......

See the  
And the line below that those old filters sometimes come in handy ??

That's called humor, but the kind that does not hurt people  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mmurph on July 19, 2009, 06:48:14 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
I used two ranger rx speeds with the maxispot.

Thx! I really enjoy seeing a variety from the shoot.

I haven't shot in about 3 years, so I live vicariously.    

I would love to be doing location fashion work, but maybe just too old and decrepit to actually do that again? I have a few Bron Mobil, plus a Verso A2. Now I need a sherpa and a healthy young photog to do all the work for me!  

Keep going, have fun, share!

Best,
Michael
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 20, 2009, 03:11:50 AM
What's too old.
I hope to keep shooting untill I drop dead.......
I can always drag oxygen tanks with me

On the other hand an assistant is very handy to have on location, even when your "just" 38
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mmurph on July 20, 2009, 09:58:27 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
What's too old.

50, in my case.  


Quote
I hope to keep shooting untill I drop dead.......
I can always drag oxygen tanks with me

I used to take a big handful of pain pills along, when the docs gave me enough. I'd get about 1/3 of the pics in the can before I took the meds, cause afterward I screw up the basics - like exposure and focus (after 30 years!)  


Quote
On the other hand an assistant is very handy to have on location, even when your "just" 38

Is that what you are? Keep going buddy!  Cheers.


I used to train 6 hours a day for cycling & xc skiing. Lately I watch the Tour de France on TV 6 hours a day (I said - vicarious living.) Wish I could go back and use that energy for location work!  

Just a bit of warning too folks, not to take it all for granted ... enjoy.

Cheers,
Michael
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 20, 2009, 10:06:10 AM
Well 38 also has it's drawbacks..... I'm not 20 any more lol.

I understand however what you mean, that's why I'm always taking care of my back, always sit down when shooting instead of bending myself in poses that hurt in a few minutes.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on July 20, 2009, 11:08:33 AM
What are you guys talking about?
Is 38/50 to old to be assistant or a photog?
I am 47 and consider myself in the best shape of my life. Just starting the journey!
Old enough to be taken serious and still young enough to move mountains.
Andre
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 20, 2009, 12:25:05 PM
Quote from: mmurph
Had to look up Xenofx. Old I guess ....


Also, Phil, my 10 year old asked if you could elaborate on these "defining angles" you mentioned? I can give you his cell phone number if you care to explain?


   

Cheers folks. Have a great weekend.

Best,
Michael


hahaahaa...mmurph,

I have 2 toddlers myself, both girls. I'm gonna have enough to deal with in due time.  I will leave the curves and angles for you dad., hehehe...but you might be on a good start if you relate it to either skiing slopes or the roads that you love to drive. (I'm not sure where that analogy is headed, but, it will help steer him to sports cars, and speeding?) :-)

Frank, you used Xen just right.  Good work.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 20, 2009, 04:28:52 PM
Quote from: AndreNapier
What are you guys talking about?
Is 38/50 to old to be assistant or a photog?
I am 47 and consider myself in the best shape of my life. Just starting the journey!
Old enough to be taken serious and still young enough to move mountains.
Andre



And when you really, really grow up Andre, you´ll realise you never had to move those damn mountains in the first place!

Rob C (Thirty-nine and holding.)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 20, 2009, 04:30:42 PM
Double post again;  maybe not holding as well as I´d thought.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: cyberean on July 20, 2009, 07:04:04 PM
Quote from: Rob C
Rob C (Thirty-nine and holding.)
so ... would that be in metric or english system units?  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mmurph on July 20, 2009, 09:02:40 PM
Quote from: cyberean
so ... would that be in metric or english system units?  

Log units.

Going from 39 to 42 represnts a doubling of age.  

At least that is how Iit felt to me. Happy at an "effective" 85 now though.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mmurph on July 20, 2009, 09:06:58 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
I have 2 toddlers myself, both girls. I'm gonna have enough to deal with in due time.  I will leave the curves and angles for you dad., hehehe...

He will be 11 in September.  He got "busted" by his mom looking at porn on the laptop a couple of weeks ago.  He fessed up, but is not real interested in talking about it.  

Definitely more explicit than what I saw in National Geographic when I was his age .... (looking at history - first time my wife encouraged me to look at porn!)  

Cheers - and good luck.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 20, 2009, 09:14:35 PM
Quote from: mmurph
He will be 11 in September.  He got "busted" by his mom looking at porn on the laptop a couple of weeks ago.  He fessed up, but is not real interested in talking about it.  

Definitely more explicit than what I saw in National Geographic when I was his age .... (looking at history - first time my wife encouraged me to look at porn!)  

Cheers - and good luck.



Seeing porn at 10-11, maybe fine for a boy, as I think I may have been that age.  Having a cell phone at 11....hmmm, I don't know how to deal with that when the question pops up with my kids. I know all the safety things and gps feature that they will know how to disable, maybe helpfull.....Maybe a 5mile range walkie-talkie?  hahahha

Perhaps a gps device embedded some place, and perhaps a digital recorder on a school backpack, or something very subtle like that...HAHAHA....I often think I want to do these things, but I also think I better have instilled some trust, expectation, and overall common sense, and...well the recorder for when the teacher says she is doing such and such...Ok,...ya I know...Its tuff to be a parent!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 21, 2009, 01:46:33 AM
Our son of 10 has more interest in computer games luckely
Otherwise it's time for "that" talk in front of his mother, and a privat talk about were to hide it

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on July 21, 2009, 04:42:44 AM
Hello,

From the other week. Advert to promote train travel.

Stats:

Mamiya 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 35mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens Explorer 1500 watt flash
Processed CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 21, 2009, 05:35:03 AM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

From the other week. Advert to promote train travel.

Stats:

Mamiya 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 35mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens Explorer 1500 watt flash
Processed CS4

Cheers

Simon




Photographically a very good shot, Simon, but also the imagery that keeps me OFF trains in the first place!

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on July 21, 2009, 06:11:18 AM
They make wine here in Sardinia... The talents were shoot into the winery, then many landscapes, many clouds and skies... Everithing with the P45+ Much exposures blended together in photoshop, i felt like a painter
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: amsp on July 21, 2009, 06:49:24 AM
Quote from: michele
They make wine here in Sardinia... The talents were shoot into the winery, then many landscapes, many clouds and skies... Everithing with the P45+ Much exposures blended together in photoshop, i felt like a painter

Very nice portraits Michele, really captures the spirit of wine making. I just got back from a vacation in Liguria myself, miss it already.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on July 21, 2009, 07:02:33 AM
Quote from: amsp
Very nice portraits Michele, really captures the spirit of wine making. I just got back from a vacation in Liguria myself, miss it already.

Many thanks
Liguria is a beautiful place, but the next time came in Sardinia it's a paradise, there are places where you think you must be in Caraibi...
My best
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on July 21, 2009, 07:42:06 AM
Quote from: michele
They make wine here in Sardinia... The talents were shoot into the winery, then many landscapes, many clouds and skies... Everithing with the P45+ Much exposures blended together in photoshop, i felt like a painter

Wow!  These are very nice!  I like the tone of the shots.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 21, 2009, 09:59:41 AM
Quote from: michele
They make wine here in Sardinia... The talents were shoot into the winery, then many landscapes, many clouds and skies... Everithing with the P45+ Much exposures blended together in photoshop, i felt like a painter

Finally some nice images here..:+}
Michele great shots and Nice toning. Congratulations!!
Was wondering when some decent images were going to start popping up.
Snook  
And Harper really liked you post as well.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on July 21, 2009, 12:08:56 PM
Thanks a lot ))
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 21, 2009, 12:13:46 PM
Quote from: michele
Many thanks
Liguria is a beautiful place, but the next time came in Sardinia it's a paradise, there are places where you think you must be in Caraibi...
My best



Why do you want the Carib when you have the Costa Smeralda? The Aga K could have bought anywhere... Where would you find a hotel that even looks like the Cala di Volpe?

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on July 21, 2009, 12:32:40 PM
Quote from: Rob C
Why do you want the Carib when you have the Costa Smeralda? The Aga K could have bought anywhere... Where would you find a hotel that even looks like the Cala di Volpe?

Rob C


Ehi wait  I meant that places like Costa Smeralda are beautiful, and you can find beaches like Caribbean...
But of course there are places like Gorroppu where you can also see the snow... I really love my island
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 21, 2009, 01:05:50 PM
For Michele

Kodachrome 64 Pro at Cala di Volpe Hotel about a million years ago...

Not exactly your average Holiday Inn.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on July 21, 2009, 01:50:37 PM
Quote from: Rob C
For Michele

Kodachrome 64 Pro at Cala di Volpe Hotel about a million years ago...

Not exactly your average Holiday Inn.

Rob C

Isn't it beautiful?
I'd like to see the color version
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on July 21, 2009, 02:05:55 PM
Quote from: michele
They make wine here in Sardinia...

Nice series!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on July 21, 2009, 04:49:55 PM
Quote from: michele
They make wine here in Sardinia... The talents were shoot into the winery, then many landscapes, many clouds and skies... Everithing with the P45+ Much exposures blended together in photoshop, i felt like a painter

Hi Michele,

These images are awesome. It great to see Photoshop used so well.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: psorantin on July 21, 2009, 06:11:07 PM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

From the other week. Advert to promote train travel.

Stats:

Mamiya 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 35mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens Explorer 1500 watt flash
Processed CS4

Cheers

Simon


Simon - like your train shot; thanks for sharing.

One (more general) question, though:

Why are many of the current photographs strongly desaturated in post?
A trend that seems to go across many genres.

Curious what your take on that is  ...?

Regards,
Peter
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on July 22, 2009, 01:34:44 AM
Quote from: psorantin
Simon - like your train shot; thanks for sharing.

One (more general) question, though:

Why are many of the current photographs strongly desaturated in post?
A trend that seems to go across many genres.

Curious what your take on that is  ...?

Regards,
Peter


Hi Peter,

This look in my image really boils down to the fact that its just the look I am into at the moment.

Give it a few months and I will probably be on to some other tangent.

After 25 years as a professional photographer I try to keep my self fresh and to experiment with any new looks.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ivan muller on July 22, 2009, 02:37:20 AM


Kodachrome 64 Pro at Cala di Volpe Hotel about a million years ago...

Not exactly your average Holiday Inn.

Rob C

Hi Rob C,

This wasnt so hard, now was it? Now please can we see some more?

Thanks and regards, Ivan
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on July 22, 2009, 02:53:53 AM
Thank you Graham and Simon, I appreciate
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: geotzo on July 22, 2009, 04:19:23 AM
Recent cover for a photo magazine
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on July 22, 2009, 04:45:59 AM
Quote from: ivan muller
Kodachrome 64 Pro at Cala di Volpe Hotel about a million years ago...

Not exactly your average Holiday Inn.

Rob C

Hi Rob C,

This wasnt so hard, now was it? Now please can we see some more?

Thanks and regards, Ivan





Ivan

I only posted that Cala di Volpe shot because of the Sardinian connection with Michele; it´s been a long time since I worked pro - worked, come to think of it - so the shots I have are anything but current and, so, don´t belong here.

But taking you seriously (ego still working, at least) thanks for the interest. ;-)

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: billy on July 22, 2009, 08:51:43 AM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

From the other week. Advert to promote train travel.

Stats:

Mamiya 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 35mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens Explorer 1500 watt flash
Processed CS4

Cheers

Simon


great shot, i am interested in how you balanced the color temperture of the flourescent lighting and your strobe and what your final color balance was. can you explain just how you acheived the final color tone of this shot?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on July 23, 2009, 03:45:49 AM
Quote from: billy
great shot, i am interested in how you balanced the color temperture of the flourescent lighting and your strobe and what your final color balance was. can you explain just how you acheived the final color tone of this shot?

Hi Billy,

As there was a lot of natural light coming through the window I set the Leaf back to daylight.

The fluorescent light did put a little bit of green in the original images but this actually complimented the overall look.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: NBP on July 24, 2009, 03:59:20 AM
Quote from: michele
They make wine here in Sardinia... The talents were shoot into the winery, then many landscapes, many clouds and skies... Everithing with the P45+ Much exposures blended together in photoshop, i felt like a painter

That's more like it!
Beautiful work.
   
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on July 24, 2009, 11:45:48 AM
Quote from: NBP
That's more like it!
Beautiful work.
 

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: mmurph on July 24, 2009, 07:46:35 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
Having a cell phone at 11....hmmm, I don't know how to deal with that when the question pops up with my kids.

Everyone (parents) that my wife has talked to agree that he is too young for the cell. I let him text, 200 per month. Guess it gets revoked for 6th grade, gets it back in 7th?  If I lived in NYC or Chicago, etc. I think I would give it to him now - yes with GPS - implant it in their skull while asleep!    


Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Otherwise it's time for "that" talk in front of his mother, and a privat talk about were to hide it

Yeah, I feel the same! It is inevitible!

I just want to a) know that it is going on, so that I know where his head is and I can talk with him, and 2) moderate what he sees at any given age. As with everything, there are various degrees, from mild to - well - ummm - disgusting!    

Hard to tell them that they will for sure break minor rules - part of growing up - but major rules no way - and where is the line ....

Still trying to figure out for sure that he likes girls and not boys, think so looking at the links, but never know I guess ....  

OK, back to the serious folks here before I get booted!    

Cheers,
Michael
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: vgogolak on July 24, 2009, 09:00:16 PM
Quote from: michele
................................, i felt like a painter


Has the tones and feeling of Millet.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michele on July 25, 2009, 04:53:14 AM
Quote from: vgogolak
Has the tones and feeling of Millet.

Too much kindness for me
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 25, 2009, 07:09:21 AM
Something a bit different again.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on July 25, 2009, 11:02:28 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Something a bit different again.
Love #4... such an air of mystery.  They're all good though!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on July 25, 2009, 11:22:03 AM
A sunny day in Central Florida USA.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 25, 2009, 11:34:39 AM
wonderful that reminds me of a swan shot I did many years ago called love swans

(http://www.htforum.nl/fotofrank/albums/userpics/zwanen%20natuurpark%20422004%203.jpg)
No photoshop by the way, they really "posed" like this.

Love your shot a lot, the black and red is a perfect contrast to the rest of the area, very nice.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: newrooky on July 27, 2009, 03:02:29 PM
After a long time of watching I finally can add something to the forum.  

I hope everyone is doing well,

-b
[attachment=15726:37252001...4a5d32_o.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 29, 2009, 06:23:20 AM
One from yesterday playing a bit with mixing lights in the studio.
RZ67ProII with Leaf aptus22 and a 110 f2.8.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on July 29, 2009, 08:17:26 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
One from yesterday playing a bit with mixing lights in the studio.
RZ67ProII with Leaf aptus22 and a 110 f2.8.

That's a really nice one, Frank!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 29, 2009, 11:22:59 AM
Very Nice Simon Harper.  Interesting staging/setup
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 29, 2009, 11:24:25 AM
Quote from: michele
They make wine here in Sardinia... The talents were shoot into the winery, then many landscapes, many clouds and skies... Everithing with the P45+ Much exposures blended together in photoshop, i felt like a painter


beautiful portraitures.  timeless tinting, and great way to get the correct expressions which is what sets the tone for these images.
Very nice!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on July 29, 2009, 11:40:18 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
One from yesterday playing a bit with mixing lights in the studio.
RZ67ProII with Leaf aptus22 and a 110 f2.8.

Beautiful work. Very nice lighting.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 29, 2009, 11:47:05 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Something a bit different again.


Nice work Frank.  First one needs some chin work. She is great, but that pose really works against her.  The forth is a gem, and the fifth is nice also.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on July 29, 2009, 11:52:16 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
One from yesterday playing a bit with mixing lights in the studio.
RZ67ProII with Leaf aptus22 and a 110 f2.8.


Real nice Frank!

These are getting sexy! ...At least for a still life shooter.  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 29, 2009, 12:26:11 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
Real nice Frank!

These are getting sexy! ...At least for a still life shooter.  


Thanks man
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on July 29, 2009, 11:42:38 PM
Love this one!

I really like the darker look and shadowing.

Quote from: Frank Doorhof
One from yesterday playing a bit with mixing lights in the studio.
RZ67ProII with Leaf aptus22 and a 110 f2.8.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on July 30, 2009, 10:32:01 PM
A soon to be finished project I have been working on. The origianl color was or is Prophoto RGB and for some reason it loses a lot when converted by PS to web..

Snook  
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Grey%20Room%20Paris.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Paris%20MrCFinalweb.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/image.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Hall1.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on July 30, 2009, 10:35:25 PM
Quote from: Snook
The origianl color was or is Prophoto RGB and for some reason it loses a lot when converted by PS to web..

Interesting work.

Yeah, I've noticed that files in PS look much better than saved for web or even when converted to sRGB and saved.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on July 30, 2009, 11:31:04 PM
For some reason I want to say...

REALLY COOL !

Quote from: Snook
A soon to be finished project I have been working on. The origianl color was or is Prophoto RGB and for some reason it loses a lot when converted by PS to web..

Snook  
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Grey%20Room%20Paris.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Paris%20MrCFinalweb.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/image.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Hall1.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: revaaron on July 31, 2009, 02:14:52 AM
1-3 minutes to get promo shots of the_network (http://www.myspace.com/thenetworkmetal) in between a couple bands last sunday. all the shots were stinkers.  They felt awkward being there on the street and didn't have a clue what to do, but they are running with this.
(http://www.returntothepit.com/upload/NWrevaaron2low.jpg)
their arms are all not-right... this was the only one where the majority of them where looking in the "right" direction.
The print version has the floater on the bottom left cloned out.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on July 31, 2009, 04:07:02 AM
Well done for the little time.
A little trick is to simply ask them to look at you at the count of three
I always say, it's the shot that will be seen by everyone so do your best or be ridicilous (often that helps ) or they run away.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: revaaron on July 31, 2009, 08:05:09 AM
that's sort of what we did, but 1 or 2 of 5 would not be doing what the other's were. Oh well, the their label promoter seemed to like it enough.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: harlemshooter on July 31, 2009, 09:21:28 AM
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Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on July 31, 2009, 09:22:31 PM
Snook,
I love the balance on the first one A+
Andre
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rainer_v on July 31, 2009, 11:37:28 PM
snook:
thats cool stuff. love it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on August 01, 2009, 02:33:32 AM
Hey Snook,

Great images, nice lighting.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on August 01, 2009, 02:34:25 AM
Hey Snook,

Great images, nice lighting.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: doncody on August 01, 2009, 10:48:30 AM
Quote from: Snook
A soon to be finished project I have been working on. The origianl color was or is Prophoto RGB and for some reason it loses a lot when converted by PS to web..

Snook  
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Grey%20Room%20Paris.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Paris%20MrCFinalweb.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/image.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Hall1.jpg)

Snook,

Beautiful stuff.

Is the elephant in the first image a little Avedon tribute? (Dovima with Elephants)

Don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 01, 2009, 12:48:04 PM
Quote from: Snook
A soon to be finished project I have been working on. The origianl color was or is Prophoto RGB and for some reason it loses a lot when converted by PS to web..

Snook  

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/image.jpg)


I like this one.

The composition works, the model is strong with a nice pose.  Perhaps the color conversion you mention makes it a bit linear...or your coloring by choice to give it that dated film look for the overall back scene.....but I can see this being a very nice image. It looks the least comp-ed.

Nice work overall!


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on August 01, 2009, 01:21:36 PM
Quote from: doncody
Snook,

Beautiful stuff.

Is the elephant in the first image a little Avedon tribute? (Dovima with Elephants)

Don

Hey Don and everybody thanks for the comments.. I really appreciate it.
I never thought about it that way but yes Avedon was and is a favorite of mine..;+}
I am going to post some more stuff that similar soon. I have been working on my compositing and do all my retouches myself.

Was not sure if anybody work like it all as I posted a lot of mixed up images.
The first one I put the mask on the girl in post as I was screwign around with my compositing and thought it came out pretty.

Thank you all for the nice comments.

Snook

You guys have inspired me to keep moving forward and to keep up my compositing techniques. Some images are with the P30 mixed with some images from the Canon 35mm.

The girl on the roof top was actually a campaign that I shot the model with the RZ and we shot it a horribly ugly spa and I convinced the client to switch out all the back grounds for something more modeern so I used some images from a trip to San Paolo Brasil...:+}
This is another from the same Everlast job:
[attachment=15822:_jpgEver...Logo.jpg.jpg]

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on August 01, 2009, 05:13:38 PM
Dear All,

I've finally got round to getting my website online. I would appreciate your comments. Trying to whittle down the number of images is exhausting!

www.bskumarphotography.com (http://www.bskumarphotography.com)

Thanks,
Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on August 01, 2009, 05:20:23 PM
Quote from: Kumar
Dear All,

I've finally got round to getting my website online. I would appreciate your comments. Trying to whittle down the number of images is exhausting!

www.bskumarphotography.com (http://www.bskumarphotography.com)

Thanks,
Kumar

Kumar, I like it!  Very user-friendly.  I also like the story in the "About" section.

-PL
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on August 01, 2009, 05:41:09 PM
Quote from: Kumar
Dear All,

I've finally got round to getting my website online. I would appreciate your comments. Trying to whittle down the number of images is exhausting!

www.bskumarphotography.com (http://www.bskumarphotography.com)

Thanks,
Kumar




Nice work and colours. One thing, perhaps just in my mind: when you do corrected verticals, particularly with vertical formats and where the sides of structures go far up the picture and close to the sides of the frame, it sometimes looks better to have the tops of the structures slope ever so slightly inwards. To have verticals too correct is sometimes counter-productive.

Two questions:
a. does the Grand Hotel still exist in Bombay? I think it was on or very near Ballard Pier;
b. have you been to Ooty or to Vizag?

Lovely country - miss it sometimes.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on August 01, 2009, 05:56:24 PM
PLove: Thanks for the kind words.

Rob: Thank you. Where needed, the images are slightly under-corrected. Yes, the Grand Hotel still exists. My dad's office was quite close to it. He used to work half-days on Saturdays, and would take us there sometimes for lunch. Very old world atmosphere. I haven't been there in many years now. More often it would be the Britannia restaurant for pulao or the Bristol Grill for sandwiches or idlis and dosas before a movie at Eros or Sterling.

I've been to Vizag a couple of times, but not Ooty. Vizag is not too far from my hometown, Guntur.

Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: aaronleitz on August 01, 2009, 06:10:28 PM
Quote from: Kumar
Dear All,

I've finally got round to getting my website online. I would appreciate your comments. Trying to whittle down the number of images is exhausting!

www.bskumarphotography.com (http://www.bskumarphotography.com)

Thanks,
Kumar

Hi Kumar,

Two things about your site:
1) I think you should pay the $30 for the license for simpleviewer so that there isn't the link at the bottom of the gallery. It looks amateurish.
2) Your website is seriously messed up when viewing in Firefox. The images are really small and the gallery navigation is all bunched up. In Safari it looks good.

Some really nice images.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on August 01, 2009, 06:18:30 PM
Quote from: Kumar
PLove: Thanks for the kind words.

Rob: Thank you. Where needed, the images are slightly under-corrected. Yes, the Grand Hotel still exists. My dad's office was quite close to it. He used to work half-days on Saturdays, and would take us there sometimes for lunch. Very old world atmosphere. I haven't been there in many years now. More often it would be the Britannia restaurant for pulao or the Bristol Grill for sandwiches or idlis and dosas before a movie at Eros or Sterling.

I've been to Vizag a couple of times, but not Ooty. Vizag is not too far from my hometown, Guntur.

Kumar



Kumar

The Eros (in '53) used to be air-conditioned, another cinema I would go to was the Metro. Marine Drive (?) had a place called the Persian Café... The Grand was old-style even in the '50s - different, but the same mood as the old Raffles in Singapore had in the '80s.

Vizag. I lived there for a few years and went to school in Ooty. I learned to swim in a small bay across from the Dolphin´s Nose which was one side of the waterway that led up to Scindia´s Shipyard. My grand-father was the naval architect who created the Jala Usha; I sat on its launch platform in '48 along with Pandit Nehru - I got his autograph. We still have some photographs of those wonderful years. One interesting thing about the Jala Usha launch: they were not allowed to use tallow as lubricant so it was done on bananas. And it worked. Often.

I must ask you a question with no hidden agenda at all. Simply it is this: why did it become necessary to lose the names of Bombay, Madras and Calcutta? In my opinion, it was just throwing out a hugely important piece of Indian heritage for nothing. The whole world knew those names - Sinatra even sang about a bar in far Bombay...  they held magic.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: H1/A75 Guy on August 01, 2009, 06:37:36 PM
Quote from: Snook
You guys have inspired me to keep moving forward and to keep up my compositing techniques.
Looks to me like you are getting your inspiration from Frank. Composites aside, the only thing that is missing is his logo.

David
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on August 01, 2009, 06:38:21 PM
Aaron,

Thanks for the kind words about the images.

1. I will certainly get the Pro version. I wanted to get some user feedback on the site and its functionality before doing it.

2. Thanks for the heads up re: Firefox. I checked it in Opera (my default browser), IE 5. 6, 7 and 8 and Safari, and it looks as intended. I will check it in Firefox.

Thanks,
Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on August 01, 2009, 06:57:27 PM
Quote from: Rob C
Kumar

The Eros (in '53) used to be air-conditioned, another cinema I would go to was the Metro. Marine Drive (?) had a place called the Persian Café... The Grand was old-style even in the '50s - different, but the same mood as the old Raffles in Singapore had in the '80s.

Vizag. I lived there for a few years and went to school in Ooty. I learned to swim in a small bay across from the Dolphin´s Nose which was one side of the waterway that led up to Scindia´s Shipyard. My grand-father was the naval architect who created the Jala Usha; I sat on its launch platform in '48 along with Pandit Nehru - I got his autograph. We still have some photographs of those wonderful years. One interesting thing about the Jala Usha launch: they were not allowed to use tallow as lubricant so it was done on bananas. And it worked. Often.

I must ask you a question with no hidden agenda at all. Simply it is this: why did it become necessary to lose the names of Bombay, Madras and Calcutta? In my opinion, it was just throwing out a hugely important piece of Indian heritage for nothing. The whole world knew those names - Sinatra even sang about a bar in far Bombay...  they held magic.

Rob C

Rob,

Persian Cafe is no more, unfortunately. Eros is still more or less the same, while Metro has become a multiplex. Thankfully, the structure itself remains unchanged.

India is a complex country, and we have leaders who think that changing names is a substitute for solving problems. Though the official name is Mumbai now, in daily usage Bombay was always (and is) Mumbai in Marathi and Gujarati, and remains Bombay (or its variations) in other languages. Calcutta was Kolkata only to Bengalis, and frankly, most of us don't really know how or why Madras became Chennai.

Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on August 01, 2009, 07:26:39 PM
Quote from: H1/A75 Guy
Looks to me like you are getting your inspiration from Frank. Composites aside, the only thing that is missing is his logo.

David

Hey Dumb ass, who is the one with a H1/A75 GUY as there name speaking of Logos..
I guess your were too stupid and talked before you thought as usual.
I take it those are not freeway names. You shooting Mamiya with a Phase one back I guess.

I guess your talking about Frank Lloyd Wright...Huh?

Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on August 01, 2009, 07:57:01 PM
issue solved.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: michael on August 01, 2009, 08:09:58 PM
Snook has been suspended from this site for 1 week.

Such rudeness is simply not tolerated here.

Michael
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on August 02, 2009, 03:55:16 AM
Quote from: Kumar
Rob,

Persian Cafe is no more, unfortunately. Eros is still more or less the same, while Metro has become a multiplex. Thankfully, the structure itself remains unchanged.

India is a complex country, and we have leaders who think that changing names is a substitute for solving problems. Though the official name is Mumbai now, in daily usage Bombay was always (and is) Mumbai in Marathi and Gujarati, and remains Bombay (or its variations) in other languages. Calcutta was Kolkata only to Bengalis, and frankly, most of us don't really know how or why Madras became Chennai.

Kumar




Thanks or your response, Kumar; it is very nice to be able to find out how things are today and compare them with old memories; sometimes it can be disappointing, but information is good to have.

Best wishes

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on August 02, 2009, 09:54:53 AM
Quote from: aaronleitz
Hi Kumar,


Your website is seriously messed up when viewing in Firefox. The images are really small and the gallery navigation is all bunched up. In Safari it looks good.

Some really nice images.


Hi Aaron,

I fixed the problem with the small images in Firefox. Strict CSS was the answer. But I think I introduced a problem with smaller screens cutting off the 'next' arrow under the thumbnails. I'll get that done asap. Thanks again for the heads up.

Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 03, 2009, 03:21:45 AM
A few from last saturday.

RZ67ProII with 180mm and 110mm Leaf Aptus22 digital back.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on August 03, 2009, 10:20:29 AM
A couple of images from a day spent at Cranworx Colorado for the slopestyle event. All shot with Mamiya/P30+ and Mamiya 150D lens.

(http://www.dailies.jmvdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/cf002897-edited.jpg)

(http://www.dailies.jmvdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/cf002944-edited.jpg)

(http://www.dailies.jmvdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/cf003029-edited.jpg)

(http://www.dailies.jmvdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/cf003055-edited.jpg)

(http://www.dailies.jmvdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/cf003070-edited.jpg)

If you're into this sorta thing, I have a lot more images from that day on my blog: http://www.dailies.jmvdigital.com/2009/08/03/crankworx/ (http://www.dailies.jmvdigital.com/2009/08/03/crankworx/)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on August 03, 2009, 11:50:33 AM
80mm f2 Xenotar with 1.4x Longar, Sinar e54LV

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Bild-038.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on August 03, 2009, 12:05:21 PM
Not bad, indeed, Graham...

PdF
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JTFOTO on August 03, 2009, 12:35:03 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

This is suppose to be the SUPER SECRET stuff he has been working on that he didn't want copied.  PPPPLLLEEEEAAASSSEEEEE.  It's average photography with simple light then silo into something else.  What is so original and new about that?

Alexi Hay was doing it ten years ago.  But with out the silo, tenting the subject outside.

Just goes to show you...  This guys landscape stuff was nicer than this greeting card photography.

What a joke!  


Quote from: Snook
A soon to be finished project I have been working on. The origianl color was or is Prophoto RGB and for some reason it loses a lot when converted by PS to web..

Snook  
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Grey%20Room%20Paris.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Paris%20MrCFinalweb.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/image.jpg)
(http://www.ericknorpp.com/STUFF/images/Hall1.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JTFOTO on August 03, 2009, 12:43:45 PM
JMZ & FOTO-Z

Both very different, but yet equally as awesome!

JMZ, great feel, color, composition, etc.....

Foto Z.  Awesome processing, nice simple light and great character out of your subject.  This I would say is in true honor of say an "Avedon" portrait.  Getting a great look out of your subject matter.  Not silo something and put on something else.  Avedon, never did anything like that.  Not even Knight or LaChapel did this wonky stuff.

Again, awesome work!  Keep it coming!


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on August 03, 2009, 01:26:00 PM
Hey Mr President, as Marilyn might have said: perhaps someone other than Snook needs to be quarantined.

I just detest the web-braves; face-to-face would probably reveal the meekness of the lambs. Being somewhat of a lamb but not a sheep - in the sense of lemmings and cliffs - I tend to avoid aggression where possible; it usually has a whiff of the fake about it.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on August 03, 2009, 01:51:39 PM
H3DII-39 + 150mm
[attachment=15835:090724H_05_web.jpg]
[attachment=15834:090714H_06c_web.jpg]
[attachment=15836:090714H_14_web.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on August 03, 2009, 03:19:24 PM
Quote from: Oleksiy
H3DII-39 + 150mm

They're all good, but I love the contrast with the red in the first one.

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JTFOTO on August 03, 2009, 05:31:17 PM
Rob,

I am not calling people names and filling this site with slagging comments.

I simply don't think this guys work is all that for the amount of crap that he talks and the way he insults people.  He thinks he's the next coming of Christ.  My comment was simply that.  There is no sheep or lamb here and far from it.

I avoid aggression as well where possible and am quite respectful.  But this guys is constantly ripping on Frank and others here and slagging off his arch enemy Richard.  Frank's work is what it is.  He is shooting and making a living at it teaching people that want to learn, more than we can say for most people.  Him ripping Frank on these boards could effect his livelyhood on his deals with Elinchrome and people that may want to take his class and that is simply not cool.

I would like to see this guy in a major market like Chicago, NY or LA.  He wouldn't make it.  Just the simple hard facts.

That is all I am going to write about this, no reply needed.  Just my opinions and you know what they say about opinions.  Everybodies got one, just like an @$$µ0¬∑.

Jonah T

Quote from: Rob C
Hey Mr President, as Marilyn might have said: perhaps someone other than Snook needs to be quarantined.

I just detest the web-braves; face-to-face would probably reveal the meekness of the lambs. Being somewhat of a lamb but not a sheep - in the sense of lemmings and cliffs - I tend to avoid aggression where possible; it usually has a whiff of the fake about it.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on August 03, 2009, 05:32:18 PM
Kumar, if you are still on this thread, do you know Farrokh Chothia?

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on August 03, 2009, 06:20:03 PM
Quote from: Rob C
Kumar, if you are still on this thread, do you know Farrokh Chothia?

Rob C

I met him once at a pro gathering some years ago. Great work. Architecture and advertising are very different worlds!

Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Photostudent on August 04, 2009, 01:41:34 AM
Quote from: Rob C
Kumar, if you are still on this thread, do you know Farrokh Chothia?

Rob C

hi Rob,


Farrokh Chothia is among the well known photographer in India. i have visited his website many times.

www.farrokhchothia.com
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 04, 2009, 02:45:06 AM
@Johan,
I decided to stay silent on this subject but I decided not to.

It's true that Snook has a very bad streak or humor as he calls it, something that is the opposite of how I work and think.
I've been sitting behind my screen with question marks often when I read his responses here or on other fora.
This serie puzzles me, he claims on several fora that the DH look is passe and that everyone doing it should do something unique, but here I see A LOT of DH influences in the post processing.
And I see a lot of other influences.

HOWEVER I find that every photographer is free to be inspired and use what ever they want to create art.
Somehow however I think that Snook is looking at the world with very big Snook glasses.

My coorperations with Leaf and Elinchrom will not be in danger by what Snook posts, they are based on mutual respect and simply on performance from my side.
And to be honest although I really hate it when I'm getting flamed again and again however I know that what I do is successful, the workshops are taught worldwide and we have students coming in from all over, the DVDs sell very well  so I can only conclude one thing, somehow I'm not a good friend of Snook and to be honest I tried a lot of times to try to overcome this by giving responses to his questions in a normal matter, but over time I'm more and more just ignoring him, and I think a lot of people will do that.

A student in LA once told me he knew he great photographer but he didn't have any work because he was an ass, he also knew someone who was shooting all the stars but did mediocre work but was a blast to work with and a real people person.
Maybe he should think about that........
People love people that are open and nice, people hate people that are not.

And if you want to get work it's better to just play nice or really be nice

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on August 04, 2009, 04:03:26 AM
Quote from: Photostudent
hi Rob,


Farrokh Chothia is among the well known photographer in India. i have visited his website many times.

www.farrokhchothia.com




Yes, I know, that´s why I asked Kumar the question.

But thanks, anyhow, somebody else may pick up on the site from your post.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on August 04, 2009, 10:08:27 AM
Quote from: foto-z
80mm f2 Xenotar with 1.4x Longar, Sinar e54LV

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Bild-038.jpg)

Cool shot.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 05, 2009, 12:32:14 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
A few from last saturday.

RZ67ProII with 180mm and 110mm Leaf Aptus22 digital back.


Ahh, finally some real quality!  Each of these are very well done!  The first is a slam, the second is strong, and the third...a great pose....Would love to see how its translucence and opaques hold in BW.  clean images like these are always a pleasure to look at.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 05, 2009, 12:38:32 AM
Quote from: foto-z
80mm f2 Xenotar with 1.4x Longar, Sinar e54LV

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Bild-038.jpg)


I think I have seen this "hand to mouth" pose 1 or 2 times('78 to late 80's).  It works here.  I like the overall feel of the image. Not sure if its the model or what?  But I don't see her as a "jewel dazzler"  maybe thats what is keeping me from saying "Very Nice"!  or the feel of an in between frame?  She has such a peaceful look, a subtle beauty...Seeing her having that many flashy rings contrasts her "reality".  I do like the head tilt and how her arms frame.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 05, 2009, 12:40:32 AM
Quote from: Oleksiy
H3DII-39 + 150mm
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[attachment=15834:090714H_06c_web.jpg]
[attachment=15836:090714H_14_web.jpg]


first one is very nice. second is unnecesary, the third works.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 05, 2009, 12:56:56 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
@Johan,
I decided to stay silent on this subject but I decided not to.

It's true that Snook has a very bad streak or humor as he calls it, something that is the opposite of how I work and think.
I've been sitting behind my screen with question marks often when I read his responses here or on other fora.
This serie puzzles me, he claims on several fora that the DH look is passe and that everyone doing it should do something unique, but here I see A LOT of DH influences in the post processing.
And I see a lot of other influences.

HOWEVER I find that every photographer is free to be inspired and use what ever they want to create art.
Somehow however I think that Snook is looking at the world with very big Snook glasses.

My coorperations with Leaf and Elinchrom will not be in danger by what Snook posts, they are based on mutual respect and simply on performance from my side.
And to be honest although I really hate it when I'm getting flamed again and again however I know that what I do is successful, the workshops are taught worldwide and we have students coming in from all over, the DVDs sell very well  so I can only conclude one thing, somehow I'm not a good friend of Snook and to be honest I tried a lot of times to try to overcome this by giving responses to his questions in a normal matter, but over time I'm more and more just ignoring him, and I think a lot of people will do that.

A student in LA once told me he knew he great photographer but he didn't have any work because he was an ass, he also knew someone who was shooting all the stars but did mediocre work but was a blast to work with and a real people person.
Maybe he should think about that........
People love people that are open and nice, people hate people that are not.

And if you want to get work it's better to just play nice or really be nice


I was in the middle of it one time you and Snook tangled.  His behavior is simply laughable. I don't mean that I find him funny. I find the fact that there are people with his mannerizm oddly funny.  Often self centered and "all about me" attitude people have no siblings or long term playmates; or have grown up in a very sheltered and attention fed environment. Perhaps a small school that she/he was well liked and sheltered.  Take this subject and place him/her in a dynamic pool of other subjects...and you have yourself a kid(at any age) that is trying to get the attention he or she is used to.  I am not saying this is Snook, but his unacceptable actions remind me of such behaviors. And then I form a little sympathy ...and some words of encouragement for the efforts.  I post this so we can all look within us and see where we can improve about ourselves and the way we project our thoughts, as I know that the person who doesn't have harmful come backs or excuses... and looks within him or herself for improvement, rather than weaker opponents is the one that shows the most progress.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 05, 2009, 02:25:24 AM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
I was in the middle of it one time you and Snook tangled.  His behavior is simply laughable. I don't mean that I find him funny. I find the fact that there are people with his mannerizm oddly funny.  Often self centered and "all about me" attitude people have no siblings or long term playmates; or have grown up in a very sheltered and attention fed environment. Perhaps a small school that she/he was well liked and sheltered.  Take this subject and place him/her in a dynamic pool of other subjects...and you have yourself a kid(at any age) that is trying to get the attention he or she is used to.  I am not saying this is Snook, but his unacceptable actions remind me of such behaviors. And then I form a little sympathy ...and some words of encouragement for the efforts.  I post this so we can all look within us and see where we can improve about ourselves and the way we project our thoughts, as I know that the person who doesn't have harmful come backs or excuses... and looks within him or herself for improvement, rather than weaker opponents is the one that shows the most progress.

oh, that's deep......
now we go for worldpeace....  
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on August 05, 2009, 10:34:20 AM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
I think I have seen this "hand to mouth" pose 1 or 2 times('78 to late 80's).  It works here.  I like the overall feel of the image. Not sure if its the model or what?  But I don't see her as a "jewel dazzler"  maybe thats what is keeping me from saying "Very Nice"!  or the feel of an in between frame?  She has such a peaceful look, a subtle beauty...Seeing her having that many flashy rings contrasts her "reality".  I do like the head tilt and how her arms frame.



No offence, but the pose was already old-hat in the 60s and has never been out of fashion. Let´s face it (no pun etc.), there are only so many ways to put hand(s) and face together. Speaking of the 60s, chunky rings were also de rigueur then, the principal service being to help one focus those slow Hassy lenses under cheap modelling lights. Unless, of course, you were selling them as part of every model´s kit - rings, not slow Hassy lenses, but I guess you knew that.  Sorry folks, it´s all been done before ad nauseam.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 05, 2009, 01:15:44 PM
Quote from: Rob C
No offence, but the pose was already old-hat in the 60s and has never been out of fashion. Let´s face it (no pun etc.), there are only so many ways to put hand(s) and face together. Speaking of the 60s, chunky rings were also de rigueur then, the principal service being to help one focus those slow Hassy lenses under cheap modelling lights. Unless, of course, you were selling them as part of every model´s kit - rings, not slow Hassy lenses, but I guess you knew that.  Sorry folks, it´s all been done before ad nauseam.

Rob C


I hear ya....Fotoz puts out top level work...and yes perhaps the pose is "the pose"..  I am not sure what it was that didnt grab me :-)

Its just an observation...nothing too critical
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on August 05, 2009, 03:35:36 PM
Just recently had some of my work published in Indianapolis Woman -- a local magazine.  1st publication!! WHOHOOO!!!!!

http://www.iwemag.info/IWaug09_eBook/flash.html#/22/ (http://www.iwemag.info/IWaug09_eBook/flash.html#/22/)

- pages 22-23 under Nikki Blaine Couture.  (4 shots total, including the headshot)

Pat
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tho_mas on August 05, 2009, 04:08:46 PM
Quote from: PLLove
1st publication!! WHOHOOO!!!!!
hey... that's a great, great day for you! congratulations!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 05, 2009, 04:14:12 PM
Quote from: PLLove
Just recently had some of my work published in Indianapolis Woman -- a local magazine.  1st publication!! WHOHOOO!!!!!

http://www.iwemag.info/IWaug09_eBook/flash.html#/22/ (http://www.iwemag.info/IWaug09_eBook/flash.html#/22/)

- pages 22-23 under Nikki Blaine Couture.  (4 shots total, including the headshot)

Pat


They look very nice. I like how the dress flows on the lower shot.
 congrats!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on August 05, 2009, 06:19:23 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
They look very nice. I like how the dress flows on the lower shot.
 congrats!

Thanks Phil.  I only have three pics (+ Nikki's headshot).

The one of the dark-skin model with the white two piece, the bottom right dress, and the white one piece on the upper left on the following page.

-Pat
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 06, 2009, 02:17:46 AM
Quote from: PLLove
Thanks Phil.  I only have three pics (+ Nikki's headshot).

The one of the dark-skin model with the white two piece, the bottom right dress, and the white one piece on the upper left on the following page.

-Pat

Pat,
congrats, long overdue because your work is wonderful.
more will follow, you're a great guy to work with so they will come back
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on August 06, 2009, 05:48:20 AM
Quote from: PLLove
Thanks Phil.  I only have three pics (+ Nikki's headshot).

The one of the dark-skin model with the white two piece, the bottom right dress, and the white one piece on the upper left on the following page.

-Pat

Congratulations! Local magazine today, Vogue tomorrow!

Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MAmaro on August 06, 2009, 12:27:26 PM
Congrats Pat!  The pics really look great!

- Marq
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 07, 2009, 02:23:54 AM
Some shots we did for the new Album of A-tif and Suggest

more via my blog on www.doorhof.nl/blog under news.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on August 07, 2009, 09:35:18 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Some shots we did for the new Album of A-tif and Suggest

more via my blog on www.doorhof.nl/blog under news.

Great work, Frank!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tesfoto on August 07, 2009, 10:32:25 AM
Quote from: PLLove
1st publication!! WHOHOOO!!!!!


I think you are pulling our legs here - something is not quite right.

You have a professional website with client login, and this is what you state about your self:


[attachment=15865:PL_Snap.png]



Clients for the last 15 years and this is your 1st publication - you took your time !


Congratulations  

tes



Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on August 07, 2009, 12:05:35 PM
Quote from: tesfoto
I think you are pulling our legs here - something is not quite right.

You have a professional website with client login, and this is what you state about your self:


[attachment=15865:PL_Snap.png]



Clients for the last 15 years and this is your 1st publication - you took your time !

Patrick states clearly : He needs to earn the trust of his clients first.  

Congrats Pat
Andre
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 07, 2009, 01:03:45 PM
Quote from: AndreNapier
Patrick states clearly : He needs to earn the trust of his clients first.  

Congrats Pat
Andre
Some photographers do a lot of weddings, seniors etc. and never have a publication.
Some photographers only shoot for magazines.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on August 07, 2009, 01:53:40 PM
Quote from: tesfoto
I think you are pulling our legs here - something is not quite right.

You have a professional website with client login, and this is what you state about your self:


[attachment=15865:PL_Snap.png]



Clients for the last 15 years and this is your 1st publication - you took your time !


Congratulations  

tes

Wow!  Someone actually reads that mumbo jumbo?!     I am actually revamping my whole website and will get rid of that section.  Its kinda boring to me now and doesn't really depict my personality.  

However, Frank is correct!  I spent many years doing family portraits and weddings.  I found it quite uninspiring and strongly considered othe avenues in photography.  I took several fashion/beauty workshops--one being a workshop Frank offered in LA!  

This is my first publication, and truly hope to have many many more.  I got goosebumps when I saw my work in print!  
-PL
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 07, 2009, 02:29:41 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Some photographers do a lot of weddings, seniors etc. and never have a publication.
Some photographers only shoot for magazines.



Thinking the same thing, ...schools, portraits, etc...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on August 07, 2009, 03:16:35 PM
Pat,
It is relatively easy avenue. You just have to keep sending your work and following with phone calls.
There are hundreds of magazines. You will get some rejection but you will also be surprise of how many of them will be happy to work with you.
Congratulation again. It is a nice feeling. Enjoy the goosebumps they are the currency that most magazines pay with.
Andre
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tesfoto on August 07, 2009, 04:15:16 PM
Quote from: AndreNapier
Pat,
Enjoy the goosebumps they are the currency that most magazines pay with.
Andre


So very true.


Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tesfoto on August 07, 2009, 04:34:53 PM
Quote from: PLLove
This is my first publication, and truly hope to have many many more.


I am sure you will, I wish you the best of luch.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 07, 2009, 08:24:32 PM
Quote from: tesfoto
So very true.



How do you mean that it is the currency most mags pay with?

How has your experiences been on how magazines pay?...and maybe a couple magazines for example to get a jist of knowing the local trade vs the national/international nice glossy stuff?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: telyt on August 07, 2009, 09:16:37 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
How do you mean that it is the currency most mags pay with?

The $$$ is nil.  They "pay" you with free publicity.  Woo Hoo!  Take it to the bank & pay your mortgage with it (NOT).
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on August 07, 2009, 09:17:42 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
How do you mean that it is the currency most mags pay with?

How has your experiences been on how magazines pay?...and maybe a couple magazines for example to get a jist of knowing the local trade vs the national/international nice glossy stuff?

The bigger the mag, the less they pay for editorial.  Interview pays $0, for example, but goes the extra mile with production.  The local and regional mags, like Texas, Los Angeles, etc, pay, rates vary depending on usage.  Vibe used to pay $1500 for a cover, but since they rarely paid the invoices, it turns into free.

There is of course usage, and bullshit digital fees (which they may or may not pay), and retouching, which they will always pay, but now a days mags send the shoot to a retoucher rather than the shooter.  I used to be able to squeeze $6k out of three page spreads, mainly in retouching and usage.

Never front production fees for a magazine.  They pay late, if at all, and you en up holding the bag with a pissed off vendor.

The only reason to shoot editorial is to get commercial jobs.  That's it.

What Andre said is right, send a comp card with a link to your site and follow up a few days later with a call.  

One word of advice on billing:  I know the web is full of photo business experts extolling the virtues of a hard line, nickel and dime approach to billing of digital fees.  That's bullshit.  Its destructive, poisonous to relationships, which is how you get work.  Unless you are Platon or Annie L., a PE is going to look at your line item for RAW processing and call bullshiot on it, show it to everyone in the office, get frustrated, and cross it out with a red pen, and maybe never hire you again.  What works better is to take them to lunch and have a drink, for a productive, genuine relationship rather than an adversarial game.  

After a few years the game gets old, and harder to play. As print ad budgets plummet and competition for even low end commercial work gets stiffer and stiffer, you have to ask yourself if its worth it.  I decided it was a losing battle, as the magazines I shot for folded and catalogue work started degrading from locations and elaborate sets to seamless and static shots.  I work in motion now, for the same clients I used to shoot stills.  And you know what?  I found all that money that was slashed from print budgets:  its in web and motion.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on August 07, 2009, 09:21:34 PM
Quote from: telyt
The $$$ is nil.  They "pay" you with free publicity.  Woo Hoo!  Take it to the bank & pay your mortgage with it (NOT).

Think of it this way:  A full page ad in Interview is I believe $35k.  If you have a full page in Interview, you get that $35k worth of exposure, to an audience that includes high end art buyers, taste makers, and other decision makers.

Besides repeat business, I always got commercial work after an editorial.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AndreNapier on August 07, 2009, 09:26:33 PM
"So very true"


It is a fact and not a speculation.
Small magazines do not pay, large magazines have very limited editorial budget that is often not enough for production cost.
With few exception it is a shrinking market. Most photogs do editorial for recognition and client access.
Andre



Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tesfoto on August 08, 2009, 02:03:27 AM
Quote from: TMARK
The bigger the mag, the less they pay for editorial.

I work for top of the line international magazines coming out of London (sorry Phil no names, this is as close as I can get).

For a 3-4 day editorial shoot - if I use an assistant and my normal retousher, I will end paying to do the job.

Luckily the names are so big that a lot of photographers (or students) will work for free as assistans, just to tell they have been working for these magazines.


Quote from: TMARK
The only reason to shoot editorial is to get commercial jobs.  That's it.


Yes, but it can be a lot of fun too.

I think it is very good for my commercial business to be able to tell my other clients, oh btw I just shot xxx for yyy.


Cheers

tes
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 08, 2009, 02:12:29 AM
Quote from: tesfoto
I work for top of the line international magazines coming out of London (sorry Phil no names, this is as close as I can get).


Funny, I have been doing the commecial work for many mags now (drop a name and I can answer yes/no )   .... and just wanted some recognition and a more creative expression by doing editorial work.

Who do you contact? the pub editor or the writers or the photo editors..?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: tesfoto on August 08, 2009, 02:46:01 AM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
Funny, I have been doing the commecial work for many mags now (drop a name and I can answer yes/no )   .... and just wanted some recognition and a more creative expression by doing editorial work.

Who do you contact? the pub editor or the writers or the photo editors..?



I guess I was lucky that one of the leading mag in the field contacted me, then the others and the rest is history.

It is generally the designers who brief me, not the editors or photo editors.

Good luck Phil, my feeling is that they like to work with commercial photographers for editorials; they just don’t pay them very well.



Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on August 08, 2009, 11:29:24 AM
http://markstoutphotography.wordpress.com/...-exposure-trap/ (http://markstoutphotography.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/the-free-exposure-trap/)

Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 08, 2009, 06:47:47 PM
Quote from: Kumar
http://markstoutphotography.wordpress.com/...-exposure-trap/ (http://markstoutphotography.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/the-free-exposure-trap/)

Kumar


Very good link Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on August 08, 2009, 07:29:20 PM
Quote from: Kumar
http://markstoutphotography.wordpress.com/...-exposure-trap/ (http://markstoutphotography.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/the-free-exposure-trap/)

Kumar

Thanks for posting this Kumar!  Very true.  Just this month, I have been bombarded with local people wanting my services in return of "exposure".

-PL
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on August 08, 2009, 08:18:19 PM
Quote from: PLLove
Thanks for posting this Kumar!  Very true.  Just this month, I have been bombarded with local people wanting my services in return of "exposure".

-PL

Working for free is fine as long as its editorial.  Shooting commercial work for free, or any work that isn't your expression or your style etc., is ridiculous, because exposure is only valuable if it gets you the kind of work you want..  A spread in French, or Italian Vogue, or Interview, is the kind of exposure you want, and need.  

In the states I contact the PE and all the PE assistants, the beauty editor, and the fashion editor and their assistants. If you get one of these people to keep your comp card, they may push for you at some point, if not now maybe in the future.

Tesfoto is right on the money.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on August 09, 2009, 06:29:13 PM
Shot in April 2009, Moscow.
Just got to process this one
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 09, 2009, 07:22:00 PM
Quote from: MichaelEzra
Shot in April 2009, Moscow.
Just got to process this one


I LOVE the overlapping form/contrast, the pose, the tone, the edgyness, the sexiness... her knee squaring up with her shoulder, her arm, head....This is VERY NICE!!
I can also see this cropped off-center with space to the canvas right and top to give it a bit space play.

There really is a lot going on in this image. Very well done
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on August 09, 2009, 11:00:44 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
I LOVE the overlapping form/contrast, the pose, the tone, the edgyness, the sexiness... her knee squaring up with her shoulder, her arm, head....This is VERY NICE!!
I can also see this cropped off-center with space to the canvas right and top to give it a bit space play.

There really is a lot going on in this image. Very well done

Hi Phil, I know what you mean about the cropping:) This web image may be a bit tight. The master file has all the space around the model, and there are so many ways to rotate it and to cut it...
Thanks for the kind words,

Michael
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 10, 2009, 07:02:30 AM
A few from this weekend.
Sorry for the six but I thought it was worth it
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Imaginara on August 10, 2009, 08:08:31 AM
Quote from: Kumar
http://markstoutphotography.wordpress.com/...-exposure-trap/ (http://markstoutphotography.wordpress.com/2009/06/24/the-free-exposure-trap/)

Kumar

Hi Kumar! =)

Very true article there. The added fun thing ive noticed (after having done a LOT of pro-bono work  is that once you stop being availible for free work (dont have to say that you don't do it anymore, just that due to business engagement you need to charge this time) you might actually get more and better work. A little like "first fix is free" ;D

Serious professional clients expect to pay for what they want, those who expect to get it for free are neither serious or professional and you most likely do not want them as clients. And even if they promise exposure, you can be damn sure that exposure is for whatever you are photographing, not you as a photographer.

And to keep this on topic here is one from my latest work. Shot on Fuji FP100C45 on a Horseman 4x5 =)
(http://www.imaginara.se/JennyFPola4x5-1.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 10, 2009, 08:18:41 AM

Very nice shot Imaginara.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 10, 2009, 10:59:04 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
A few from this weekend.
Sorry for the six but I thought it was worth it


Love the red hat portrait!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 10, 2009, 10:59:42 AM
Really nice Imaginara!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on August 10, 2009, 01:19:11 PM
Quote from: MichaelEzra
Shot in April 2009, Moscow.
Just got to process this one

I'd love to see this as a print. I'll bet it would be stunning.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PHOTO ZARA on August 10, 2009, 01:40:57 PM
Quote from: Imaginara
Hi Kumar! =)

Very true article there. The added fun thing ive noticed (after having done a LOT of pro-bono work  is that once you stop being availible for free work (dont have to say that you don't do it anymore, just that due to business engagement you need to charge this time) you might actually get more and better work. A little like "first fix is free" ;D

Serious professional clients expect to pay for what they want, those who expect to get it for free are neither serious or professional and you most likely do not want them as clients. And even if they promise exposure, you can be damn sure that exposure is for whatever you are photographing, not you as a photographer.

And to keep this on topic here is one from my latest work. Shot on Fuji FP100C45 on a Horseman 4x5 =)
(http://www.imaginara.se/JennyFPola4x5-1.jpg)


lovely
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PHOTO ZARA on August 10, 2009, 01:42:37 PM
Frank very nice as usual
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PHOTO ZARA on August 10, 2009, 01:45:17 PM
Quote from: MichaelEzra
Shot in April 2009, Moscow.
Just got to process this one

Michael i've seen your web site very nice work
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on August 10, 2009, 11:07:48 PM
LOVE THIS!

Quote from: MichaelEzra
Shot in April 2009, Moscow.
Just got to process this one
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on August 10, 2009, 11:09:34 PM
Frank you consistently do interesting great work!

Quote from: Frank Doorhof
A few from this weekend.
Sorry for the six but I thought it was worth it
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on August 11, 2009, 12:16:16 AM
I am very much impressed by the recent work of both Michael Ezra and Frank Doorhof. In very different ways they both show the true creative spark in every new image they post.

Thanks for sharing, guys!

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on August 11, 2009, 07:47:19 AM
Thank you guys for kind words:)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JTFOTO on August 12, 2009, 05:17:45 PM
Not sure why I was suspended!?

I didn't call anyone names.

Oh Well!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on August 12, 2009, 09:04:46 PM
Here is another image from the same session. Trip to Moscow in this spring was very helpful.
I always wanted to use an asian model in sculptural nudes. There is something very laconic in the facial features.

(http://michaelezra.com/Temp/postings/LL/NDY_B300_Web800px.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on August 12, 2009, 10:25:36 PM
Quote from: JTFOTO
Not sure why I was suspended!?

I didn't call anyone names.

Oh Well!




Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: uaiomex on August 12, 2009, 11:51:29 PM
Welcome back Snook!

Michael Ezra: You sing!

Eduardo

Quote from: Snook

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 13, 2009, 02:22:59 AM
Quote from: MichaelEzra
Here is another image from the same session. Trip to Moscow in this spring was very helpful.
I always wanted to use an asian model in sculptural nudes. There is something very laconic in the facial features.

(http://michaelezra.com/Temp/postings/LL/NDY_B300_Web800px.jpg)


Superb balance on the choice of exposing.  Very well done!

I can see a 9' stretch of this  ..across the livingroom wall leading into the sofa area.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on August 13, 2009, 04:28:40 AM
Anybody care to start a discussion on the topic of graven images?

Didn´t think so...

;-)

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 13, 2009, 03:48:20 PM
Quote from: Rob C
graven images?


;-)

Rob C

I had to look it up to know what you are asking...

I think many people would love to discuss such a deep topic in the related section, maybe the COFFEE CORNER. I have yet to visit that section, but I hope they are talking about great finds in  coffee beans for espresso, or American coffee...Or methods of extraction..etc :-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on August 14, 2009, 06:23:41 PM
Still deciding between this and another version...

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/fashion_show_normal.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 14, 2009, 07:24:13 PM
Quote from: foto-z
Still deciding between this and another version...


wowaweee, Very Nice!  nice colors /warmth, and highs.

smooth out her right leg/left knee a just a touch, and kiss her right cheek, and this is ready for press!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 16, 2009, 06:22:20 AM
Have to add I'm a big non smoker, but could not resist.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 16, 2009, 12:53:26 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Have to add I'm a big non smoker, but could not resist.


Dam! BEAUTIFUL Frank!!!
last [email protected]!!!  pabam!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: doncody on August 16, 2009, 01:43:07 PM
A couple recent shots

H2
Leaf75
[attachment=16042:Avery4_MM4.09.jpg][attachment=16043:Kimmy_MM3.09.jpg]

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on August 16, 2009, 01:50:23 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Have to add I'm a big non smoker, but could not resist.

Love the last three. Beautiful.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bigalbest on August 16, 2009, 08:32:32 PM
This is my first post on Luminous Landscape, thanks to all for some useful information and inspiring photographs. I purchased my first digital medium format camera last week (should be here soon), and I hope to have something worthy of posting here very soon.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on August 17, 2009, 01:16:15 AM
Quote from: bigalbest
This is my first post on Luminous Landscape, thanks to all for some useful information and inspiring photographs. I purchased my first digital medium format camera last week (should be here soon), and I hope to have something worthy of posting here very soon.

Hi There:  Welcome to the list!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on August 17, 2009, 01:16:56 AM
Quote from: doncody
A couple recent shots

H2
Leaf75
[attachment=16042:Avery4_MM4.09.jpg][attachment=16043:Kimmy_MM3.09.jpg]

That's a lot of ink!  Nice work, though!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on August 17, 2009, 01:17:35 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Have to add I'm a big non smoker, but could not resist.
I'm not much for smoking either, but I do like the first one a lot...

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on August 17, 2009, 02:53:14 AM
Just finished, 2 cover shots for a chinese magazine called LOHASweekly
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 17, 2009, 03:05:41 AM
Love the second one DB
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Justinr on August 17, 2009, 03:10:58 AM
Love the lighting on both.

Justin.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: doncody on August 17, 2009, 03:12:27 AM
Quote from: wolfnowl
That's a lot of ink!  Nice work, though!

Mike.

Can't take credit for the ink.  Must have been painful as heck on her forehead!

Don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on August 17, 2009, 05:11:05 AM
One of an industrial hard work...

[attachment=16072:Picanol_...iMax_033.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on August 17, 2009, 09:22:19 AM
Quote from: PdF
One of an industrial hard work...

[attachment=16072:Picanol_...iMax_033.jpg]

Fantastic.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on August 17, 2009, 12:14:35 PM
Quote from: dustblue
Just finished, 2 cover shots for a chinese magazine called LOHASweekly

Cool! nice editing and colors
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on August 17, 2009, 01:26:35 PM
Frank,Justin,Oleksiy: Thanks for your nice words  
Dustblue
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on August 17, 2009, 01:34:29 PM
Quote from: PdF
One of an industrial hard work...

[attachment=16072:Picanol_...iMax_033.jpg]
It's great to see high quality industrial photos like this one. Wow.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: nikf on August 17, 2009, 03:11:45 PM
Quote from: BobDavid
It's great to see high quality industrial photos like this one. Wow.

I agree and it's a relief in this flood with abstruse posing models with naive aesthetics and smooth retouched  - except e.g. Michael Ezra of course ...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on August 17, 2009, 04:55:45 PM
Thanks Tmark, BobDavid & Nikf !

Something else with the same machine. This one whas not easy to make. It was not in the clinet's programm of the client, but I persuaded him that it should be nice.

I didn't have space to work (I was in the ceiling). The material was: Sinar 43HR, Sinaron digital 45mm, Sinarcam 2, Sinar P2, 16 shots mode, 8 Broncolor power packs with 12 Pulsos & spots. A lot of water for myself (the top of the demo-room in august is not really comfortable). 2-3 hours to built it, and... we go to the next image (a total of 45).

PdF

[attachment=16079:Picanol_...iMax_038.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: nikf on August 17, 2009, 05:37:07 PM
Quote from: PdF
Thanks Tmark, BobDavid & Nikf !

Something else with the same machine. This one whas not easy to make. It was not in the clinet's programm of the client, but I persuaded him that it should be nice.

PdF

[attachment=16079:Picanol_...iMax_038.jpg]

This one is even better - great lightning and plasticity! Thank you for showing this.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ixpressraf on August 17, 2009, 05:52:41 PM
The image of the tinn can lady is made only out of images shot from actual cans of offset ink. Only photoshop, no illustrater, no painting in photoshop.
All images, ixpress 384 and 528c.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on August 17, 2009, 06:06:53 PM
Quote from: PdF
Thanks Tmark, BobDavid & Nikf !

Something else with the same machine. This one whas not easy to make. It was not in the clinet's programm of the client, but I persuaded him that it should be nice.

I didn't have space to work (I was in the ceiling). The material was: Sinar 43HR, Sinaron digital 45mm, Sinarcam 2, Sinar P2, 16 shots mode, 8 Broncolor power packs with 12 Pulsos & spots. A lot of water for myself (the top of the demo-room in august is not really comfortable). 2-3 hours to built it, and... we go to the next image (a total of 45).

PdF

[attachment=16079:Picanol_...iMax_038.jpg]

Again, excellent.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on August 17, 2009, 09:24:09 PM
Quote from: PdF
Thanks Tmark, BobDavid & Nikf !

Something else with the same machine. This one whas not easy to make. It was not in the clinet's programm of the client, but I persuaded him that it should be nice.

I didn't have space to work (I was in the ceiling). The material was: Sinar 43HR, Sinaron digital 45mm, Sinarcam 2, Sinar P2, 16 shots mode, 8 Broncolor power packs with 12 Pulsos & spots. A lot of water for myself (the top of the demo-room in august is not really comfortable). 2-3 hours to built it, and... we go to the next image (a total of 45).

PdF

[attachment=16079:Picanol_...iMax_038.jpg]

Great industrial work, PdF.

Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Kumar on August 17, 2009, 09:25:51 PM
Quote from: ixpressraf
The image of the tinn can lady is made only out of images shot from actual cans of offset ink. Only photoshop, no illustrater, no painting in photoshop.
All images, ixpress 384 and 528c.

Very colorful work, Raf. Would you mind explaining the process for the tin can lady?

Kumar
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Doug Peterson on August 17, 2009, 10:09:19 PM
(http://www.doug-peterson.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Candidate02.jpg)

(http://www.doug-peterson.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Candidate13.jpg)

(http://www.doug-peterson.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Candidate07.jpg)

(http://www.doug-peterson.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Candidate06.jpg)

I don't post in this section very often, but I've very proud of these shots.

They are from the bodyscape series that I've reopened. I'm trying to decide which ones to add to my collection so I can get a book out to the gallery that carries two of these. I have a social selection web-page with all 17 candidates (http://www.doug-peterson.com/wordpress/2009/08/bodyscape-social-selection/) if anyone wants to chime in there with their opinion.

Doug Peterson
doug-peterson.com
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on August 17, 2009, 10:49:22 PM
Quote from: dougpetersonci
I don't post in this section very often, but I've very proud of these shots.

Nice work. The first two are really good.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Caracalla on August 18, 2009, 12:31:10 AM
Quote from: dougpetersonci
(http://www.doug-peterson.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Candidate02.jpg)

(http://www.doug-peterson.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Candidate13.jpg)

(http://www.doug-peterson.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Candidate07.jpg)

(http://www.doug-peterson.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Candidate06.jpg)

I don't post in this section very often, but I've very proud of these shots.

They are from the bodyscape series that I've reopened. I'm trying to decide which ones to add to my collection so I can get a book out to the gallery that carries two of these. I have a social selection web-page with all 17 candidates (http://www.doug-peterson.com/wordpress/2009/08/bodyscape-social-selection/) if anyone wants to chime in there with their opinion.

Doug Peterson
doug-peterson.com


DP these are very nice!!!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on August 18, 2009, 01:19:03 AM
Quote from: PdF
Something else with the same machine. This one whas not easy to make. It was not in the clinet's programm of the client, but I persuaded him that it should be nice.

I didn't have space to work (I was in the ceiling). The material was: Sinar 43HR, Sinaron digital 45mm, Sinarcam 2, Sinar P2, 16 shots mode, 8 Broncolor power packs with 12 Pulsos & spots. A lot of water for myself (the top of the demo-room in august is not really comfortable). 2-3 hours to built it, and... we go to the next image (a total of 45).

The first one was well done, but this one really shows the intricacy of the machine.  Well done!

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on August 18, 2009, 01:21:20 AM
Good work, Doug.  The second is my favourite.

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 18, 2009, 01:38:32 AM
Quote from: dustblue
Just finished, 2 cover shots for a chinese magazine called LOHASweekly

Very cool!  Great return from the original poster ;-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 18, 2009, 01:39:05 AM
Quote from: PdF
One of an industrial hard work...

[attachment=16072:Picanol_...iMax_033.jpg]


bam!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 18, 2009, 01:43:20 AM
Quote from: PdF
Thanks Tmark, BobDavid & Nikf !

but I persuaded him that it should be nice.

PdF


They should bow down to you...That is one hell of a image.  Beautiful lighting!  I would have trouble lighting that with strobes...take me hours to variat the subtle areas it pops and the areas you want to screen or flag...I am sure you made lots of test images...maybe with a 35mm for the tests?

Very Well done! Artfully and technically superb execution!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 18, 2009, 02:42:35 AM
@PDF,
love those shots.

@Doug,
Love the light use and compositions.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on August 18, 2009, 09:44:13 AM
Beautiful! Very nice lightning!
Quote from: PdF
Thanks Tmark, BobDavid & Nikf !

Something else with the same machine. This one whas not easy to make. It was not in the clinet's programm of the client, but I persuaded him that it should be nice.

I didn't have space to work (I was in the ceiling). The material was: Sinar 43HR, Sinaron digital 45mm, Sinarcam 2, Sinar P2, 16 shots mode, 8 Broncolor power packs with 12 Pulsos & spots. A lot of water for myself (the top of the demo-room in august is not really comfortable). 2-3 hours to built it, and... we go to the next image (a total of 45).

PdF

[attachment=16079:Picanol_...iMax_038.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: newrooky on August 19, 2009, 03:50:56 PM
[attachment=16133:38311613...31ca93f2.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on August 19, 2009, 08:48:51 PM
Quote from: newrooky
[attachment=16133:38311613...31ca93f2.jpg]

It looks like you're flipping us off here at the old forum.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: jmvdigital on August 23, 2009, 11:16:54 PM
Corrugated 2 - A new image for my Industrial Observations Within the Western Landscape series.

(http://www.dailies.jmvdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/CF002645-Edited.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on August 24, 2009, 12:35:22 AM
[attachment=16209:1590_sm.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on August 24, 2009, 01:16:35 AM
I like the lighting, but I can't tell if the model is going for a 'film noir' chic look, or if she's just bored...?    

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on August 24, 2009, 01:26:16 AM
Quote from: lisa_r
[attachment=16209:1590_sm.jpg]

Metropolitan?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: stewarthemley on August 24, 2009, 02:56:20 AM
Really like your shot, Corrugated 2, Justin. Love the treatment.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Caracalla on August 24, 2009, 03:08:59 AM
Quote from: lisa_r
[attachment=16209:1590_sm.jpg]

very nice Lisa, any more from the same series?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 24, 2009, 03:43:41 AM

Love it Lisa
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on August 24, 2009, 06:33:46 AM
Just having fun with my new 110mm f2 lens here. Long exposures using ambient light.

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image052.jpg)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image140.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bigalbest on August 24, 2009, 09:50:07 AM
Love that first shot foto-z.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on August 24, 2009, 11:23:00 AM
Quote from: foto-z
Just having fun with my new 110mm f2 lens here. Long exposures using ambient light.

Love the first photo. The background looks a little harsh. Is it because of noise or jpg artifacts?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: sid_v on August 24, 2009, 02:46:42 PM
Quote from: lisa_r
[attachment=16209:1590_sm.jpg]

i just saw the same image by ron purdy in dpreview and i remember him to be on LL also. You work with him or are him?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: uaiomex on August 24, 2009, 03:06:03 PM
Graham: to say "Just having fun" is a planetary understatement  
Luv the first one.
Eduardo

Quote from: foto-z
Just having fun with my new 110mm f2 lens here. Long exposures using ambient light.

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image052.jpg)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image140.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 24, 2009, 03:39:11 PM
Quote from: foto-z
Just having fun with my new 110mm f2 lens here. Long exposures using ambient light.


First has all the great ingredients! nice exposure!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lisa_r on August 24, 2009, 04:34:49 PM
Quote from: sid_v
i just saw the same image

Yes, we work together.

He's in NY and I am often in Paris.
[attachment=16211:1661.jpg]

And TMARK - yes it's the Met.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on August 24, 2009, 11:24:59 PM
Some of my recent work -

Mamiya AFD II w/ Leaf Aptus 22
Mamiya 105-210mm or 80mm


Recent collaboration with Beth Bennett (local fashion designer):
1.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ko1.jpg)

2.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ko2.jpg)

3.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ko9.jpg)

Recent colloboration with Apgar Fashion (another local fashion designer team):
4.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6549_a.jpg)

5.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6557_a.jpg)

6.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6580_a.jpg)

7.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6595_a.jpg)

8.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6663_a.jpg)

Much more on my blog:  http://plovephotography.com/wp/ (http://plovephotography.com/wp/)

Pat





Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: uaiomex on August 25, 2009, 01:05:10 AM
Oh woh wow!!!   Not enough:
Oooohhhh wooooooowwww!!!!!!!
Excelent images. Refreshing in many ways.
Those Leaf files indeed excel in skin balance.
Want to see more
Thx
Eduardo



Quote from: PLLove
Some of my recent work -

Mamiya AFD II w/ Leaf Aptus 22
Mamiya 105-210mm or 80mm


Recent collaboration with Beth Bennett (local fashion designer):
1.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ko1.jpg)

2.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ko2.jpg)

3.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/ko9.jpg)

Recent colloboration with Apgar Fashion (another local fashion designer team):
4.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6549_a.jpg)

5.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6557_a.jpg)

6.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6580_a.jpg)

7.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6595_a.jpg)

8.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/6663_a.jpg)

Much more on my blog:  http://plovephotography.com/wp/ (http://plovephotography.com/wp/)

Pat
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 25, 2009, 01:37:24 AM
6-7 are stunning.
Love the expressions there.
Saw the series on your blog indeed
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: EricWHiss on August 25, 2009, 02:45:33 AM
Quote from: foto-z
Just having fun with my new 110mm f2 lens here. Long exposures using ambient light.

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/Image052.jpg)

Graham,
These are nice!  First one is my favorite.   What's that shot at  F/5.6 or f/8?   Couldn't be f/2!  
Eric
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on August 25, 2009, 04:01:35 AM
Quote from: EricWHiss
Graham,
These are nice!  First one is my favorite.   What's that shot at  F/5.6 or f/8?   Couldn't be f/2!  
Eric

I think it was somewhere from f2.8 to f4 (I have no EXIF). At f2 the lady in the background was too blurred.
Btw, this was a 2 second exposure!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 25, 2009, 12:22:20 PM
Quote from: PLLove
Some of my recent work -
Mamiya AFD II w/ Leaf Aptus 22
Mamiya 105-210mm or 80mm
Recent collaboration with Beth Bennett (local fashion designer):
1.
2.
3.
Recent colloboration with Apgar Fashion (another local fashion designer team):
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Much more on my blog:  http://plovephotography.com/wp/ (http://plovephotography.com/wp/)
Pat

1,2,3
Very nice captures !!  Wish the makeup artist or AD had a different direction with the model. I like the BWsepia best fitting for the look/contrasts created.

4,5,6
Very well done. 6 being my fav...5 is very nice also.

8,
I really like this very much. Somehow you managed to make the ordinary, very a-typical..perhaps a fresnel "look".

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: SecondFocus on August 25, 2009, 04:03:58 PM
With the Leaf Afi-7 and Profoto lighting...

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on August 25, 2009, 04:31:10 PM
Quote from: SecondFocus
With the Leaf Afi-7 and Profoto lighting...

That looks hardcore - just like the subject calls for! Especially like the framing. Appropriate use of draganizer-like post-processing, which is often used for no reason at all; works well here.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on August 25, 2009, 04:38:22 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
1,2,3
Very nice captures !!  Wish the makeup artist or AD had a different direction with the model. I like the BWsepia best fitting for the look/contrasts created.

4,5,6
Very well done. 6 being my fav...5 is very nice also.

8,
I really like this very much. Somehow you managed to make the ordinary, very a-typical..perhaps a fresnel "look".


Thanks everyone for the comments!  
-PL
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on August 28, 2009, 11:18:57 AM
(Late) thanks to Wolfnowl, Tmark, Phil,Frank, and Dustblue.

And now, something else !

Holo mask:
[attachment=16268:Holo_06.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on August 31, 2009, 01:04:53 AM
Quote from: PdF
(Late) thanks to Wolfnowl, Tmark, Phil,Frank, and Dustblue.

And now, something else !

Holo mask:



That is a clean image. I love masks  From Venetian to Congo....My favorate are the African eboy wood masks.
They can carry so much within. It gives you a idea of the persons imagination or willingness when they want to wear a particular mask.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on August 31, 2009, 01:46:03 AM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
That is a clean image. I love masks  From Venetian to Congo....My favorate are the African eboy wood masks.
They can carry so much within. It gives you a idea of the persons imagination or willingness when they want to wear a particular mask.
Thank you, Phil.

Here a Dan Yacouba Mask (not in ebony, but dark !).

PdF

[attachment=16326:DTV_Dan_Yacouba_01.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Chris Livsey on August 31, 2009, 06:56:08 AM
Quote from: PdF
Thank you, Phil.

Here a Dan Yacouba Mask (not in ebony, but dark !).

PdF


That lighting is a work of art in itself, especially like the the depth given by lighting the eye "sockets".
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on August 31, 2009, 08:54:23 AM
A few from this weekend.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: doncody on August 31, 2009, 11:23:42 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
A few from this weekend.

Frank,

Faultless as always.  

I especially like the last one.

Don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: doncody on August 31, 2009, 11:28:45 AM
Several of a recent shoot with Tito Ortiz, MMA/UFC Fighter

[attachment=16334:TitoOrtizLL1.jpg]

[attachment=16335:TitoOrtizLL2.jpg]

[attachment=16336:TitoOrtizLL3.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on August 31, 2009, 11:39:28 AM
Quote from: doncody
Several of a recent shoot with Tito Ortiz, MMA/UFC Fighter

[attachment=16336:TitoOrtizLL3.jpg]

That fist has caused some serious damage...

Is that natural bokeh? If so, what's the lens? It looks amazing.

But what I'm really interested is in how was he in person  Although I'm not a sports photographer, I'd love to shoot a UFC event, but I doubt they allow amateurs cageside (!), and/or have very strict licensing.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on August 31, 2009, 11:50:05 AM
Quote from: doncody
Several of a recent shoot with Tito Ortiz, MMA/UFC Fighter

[attachment=16334:TitoOrtizLL1.jpg]

[attachment=16335:TitoOrtizLL2.jpg]

[attachment=16336:TitoOrtizLL3.jpg]


Sweet.. One of the greatest UFC'ers all time and one of my favorites!!!
The first one is a little strange with out his eye on the left side. Maybe a little shadow/highlight to bring it out a little would be good. Or it could be just the low Jpeg and internet..
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: doncody on August 31, 2009, 12:00:02 PM
Quote from: feppe
That fist has caused some serious damage...

Is that natural bokeh? If so, what's the lens? It looks amazing.

But what I'm really interested is in how was he in person  Although I'm not a sports photographer, I'd love to shoot a UFC event, but I doubt they allow amateurs cageside (!), and/or have very strict licensing.

It is natural bokeh.  Hassy H2 with 100mm wide open f2.2.

Great guy in person.

Your right on all counts regarding access/licensing.

Don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: doncody on August 31, 2009, 12:03:25 PM
Quote from: Snook
Sweet.. One of the greatest UFC'ers all time and one of my favorites!!!
The first one is a little strange with out his eye on the left side. Maybe a little shadow/highlight to bring it out a little would be good. Or it could be just the low Jpeg and internet..
Snook

Thanks Snook.

I agree with you on the first one.  I've had people comment either way, and most chose the eye gone dark so I went with it, but truthfully I think I'm with you.

Thx,
Don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: feppe on August 31, 2009, 02:30:10 PM
Quote from: doncody
It is natural bokeh.  Hassy H2 with 100mm wide open f2.2.

I wish Canon had something with such nice bokeh.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 04, 2009, 02:43:45 AM
Got some time yesterday to do something more glamourous.

shot mostly with a mix of modeling lights and natural light, 645AFD/III with Leaf and some 5DMKII

More on http://www.doorhof.nl/blog/index.php?topic=2692.0 (http://www.doorhof.nl/blog/index.php?topic=2692.0)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Adina on September 04, 2009, 07:28:33 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Got some time yesterday to do something more glamourous.

shot mostly with a mix of modeling lights and natural light, 645AFD/III with Leaf and some 5DMKII

More on http://www.doorhof.nl/blog/index.php?topic=2692.0 (http://www.doorhof.nl/blog/index.php?topic=2692.0)

Hi Frank,

i have the feeling you need a brighter logo for this type ...
The dark logo destroy the image in my eyes ...

Greetings
Adina
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: paul_jones on September 04, 2009, 07:58:50 AM
Quote from: feppe
I wish Canon had something with such nice bokeh.


do you really think so? i own a an hc 100 2.2/ hasselblad/leaf  as well as canon, but i far prefer the beautiful cinematic blur the canon 85 1.2 has (i have nothing against the boxing shot, its a really nice shot).  
the only lens i have owned that comes close to the canon 1.2 85 in blur is the contax 80 f2. try it, compare them with the same shot side by side, i have owned three systems and have compared them a lot.
paul

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 04, 2009, 03:48:41 PM
a very back to basic serie, one light, no photoshop.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: doncody on September 04, 2009, 10:45:40 PM
Quote from: paul_jones
do you really think so? i own a an hc 100 2.2/ hasselblad/leaf  as well as canon, but i far prefer the beautiful cinematic blur the canon 85 1.2 has (i have nothing against the boxing shot, its a really nice shot).  
the only lens i have owned that comes close to the canon 1.2 85 in blur is the contax 80 f2. try it, compare them with the same shot side by side, i have owned three systems and have compared them a lot.
paul

Paul,

Just visited your site.

Great stuff!

Don
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: gdwhalen on September 05, 2009, 01:12:14 PM
[attachment=16403:4a82c329088da.jpg]


http://www.gdwhalen.com (http://www.gdwhalen.com)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 05, 2009, 02:11:38 PM
Wonderful shot GDW.

Added three myself, sorry busy weekend.
Now I will be quite for a week or so
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on September 06, 2009, 01:13:54 PM
ZD + 80mm
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 06, 2009, 01:47:04 PM

Love the closed eyes here Michael.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: gdwhalen on September 06, 2009, 04:36:15 PM
[attachment=16421:492099668b3bf.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on September 07, 2009, 12:53:54 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
a very back to basic serie, one light, no photoshop.



Heysoos Frank, you must be almost as old as I am!

I love that style of lighting; takes me right back to when I had my own studio from the mid-60s to the start of the 80s! There is something about simplicity that makes much of what I see of today's work look too contrived, artificial and clever for the sake of being clever.

But hey, ¿that's progress? No, that's me being too damn clever, but you get the picture...

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on September 07, 2009, 01:02:37 PM
For Frank:

Another single-light picture. Great lighting director, by the way...

Action pano-stitching. No, I wouldn't believe that either.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 07, 2009, 02:17:02 PM
Quote from: Rob C
For Frank:

Another single-light picture. Great lighting director, by the way...

Action pano-stitching. No, I wouldn't believe that either.

Rob C

Wonderful,
I was born in 1971 so I'm 38 at the moment

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on September 07, 2009, 04:52:27 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Wonderful,
I was born in 1971 so I'm 38 at the moment



Wait until you reach my age, Frank: it's great to be thirty-nine and holding.

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 08, 2009, 02:31:33 AM
Pfff someday's I already feel like I'm old.
But in spirit I'm still 21
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on September 08, 2009, 02:38:56 AM
Something a little different:
[attachment=16466:090903H_01_web.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 08, 2009, 05:29:12 PM
Quote from: Oleksiy
Something a little different:
[attachment=16466:090903H_01_web.jpg]
LOVE the fantasy look here, great shot
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on September 08, 2009, 05:35:15 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
LOVE the fantasy look here, great shot

thanks Frank
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on September 08, 2009, 09:44:40 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Love the closed eyes here Michael.
Thanks Frank:)!

There is small story behind the making of this image. I shot it during the April trip to Moscow in a rented studio with unfamiliar lighting equipment and overall studio setup.
The studio was top of the line, but not everything worked exactly as expected... the overhead lighting was very convenient, but I could not lock it in place.
As I was shooting, the softbox on the left slowly and quietly moved closer to the model leaving me with blown highlights. In my quest for recovery of this image I tried various raw converters. My findings are illustrated below.

[attachment=16473:ACR_Rawt...ighlight.jpg]

Rawtherapee, a free raw converter, turns out to be a very capable software. Besides better highlight recovery (color propagation mode) it offers higher resolution of the render as it allows to completely turn off noise reduction, something that is not yet possible in ACR. At present Rawtherapee is not a workhorse for high volume raw processing, but it is a marvel to use for some images that need special attention.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on September 09, 2009, 12:48:44 AM
Here are a few from Ms. Deddeh Kerkula (West Africa).

Mamiya AFD 645 II/Leaf Aptus 22

1
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/deddeh_7245_a.jpg)

2.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/bw1.jpg)

3.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/deddeh_7320_a.jpg)

PL
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 09, 2009, 01:58:23 AM
@Michael,
That's some difference, no recovery with exposure on those other convertors ?

@Patrick,
that second one is absolutely world class in my opinion.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on September 09, 2009, 10:44:17 AM
Quote from: PLLove
Here are a few from Ms. Deddeh Kerkula (West Africa).

Mamiya AFD 645 II/Leaf Aptus 22


PL

Beautiful. Love the first two
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: EricWHiss on September 09, 2009, 01:19:55 PM
Wonderful work - thanks for sharing!

Quote from: PLLove
Here are a few from Ms. Deddeh Kerkula (West Africa).

Mamiya AFD 645 II/Leaf Aptus 22

1
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/deddeh_7245_a.jpg)

2.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/bw1.jpg)

3.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/deddeh_7320_a.jpg)

PL
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on September 09, 2009, 03:03:50 PM
Quote from: Oleksiy
Beautiful. Love the first two

Thanks Frank, Oleksiy, and Eric!  She's a wonderful model to work with!
-PL
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on September 09, 2009, 07:17:33 PM
Quote from: PLLove
Here are a few from Ms. Deddeh Kerkula (West Africa).

Mamiya AFD 645 II/Leaf Aptus 22

1
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/deddeh_7245_a.jpg)

2.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/bw1.jpg)

3.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/deddeh_7320_a.jpg)

PL


Nice Lighting aswell..
Good job
Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on September 11, 2009, 09:37:32 AM
Quote from: jmvdigital
Corrugated 2 - A new image for my Industrial Observations Within the Western Landscape series.

(http://www.dailies.jmvdigital.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/CF002645-Edited.jpg)

I like this treatment, how did you do that in details?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 11, 2009, 01:15:56 PM
Quote from: PLLove
Here are a few from Ms. Deddeh Kerkula (West Africa).

Mamiya AFD 645 II/Leaf Aptus 22


Beautiful!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 11, 2009, 01:33:56 PM
Quote from: gdwhalen
[attachment=16403:4a82c329088da.jpg]


http://www.gdwhalen.com (http://www.gdwhalen.com)


I like how the back and subject relate in terms of subject, but with an outdoor look, its hard to "believe" the lighting as it is multi directional in mid air.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 11, 2009, 01:40:18 PM
Quote from: Oleksiy
Something a little different:


very nice, i think i see why you didnt crop closer
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on September 11, 2009, 02:25:34 PM
Quote from: Phil Indeblanc
very nice, i think i see why you didnt crop closer

Thanks Phil
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Snook on September 11, 2009, 04:48:43 PM
Some new winter under snow series I have done...

P30 Mamiya AFDII

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/CF056488.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/CF056494.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski%2010.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski%205.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski13.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski2.jpg)

Snook

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on September 11, 2009, 06:34:15 PM
Hello,

Great shots Snook.

Shot this a couple hours north of Auckland.

Stats:

Mamiya 645 AFDII
Mamiya AF 45mm lens (old version)
Leaf Aptus 75
60th Sec, F18.0, 50 ISO.
Processed CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 11, 2009, 07:03:59 PM
Quote from: Snook
Some new winter under snow series I have done...

P30 Mamiya AFDII

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski%205.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski2.jpg)

Snook


I like these!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ryanstrong on September 11, 2009, 07:46:29 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3411423762_bd4daefb0e_o.jpg)

Here's a two-page spread fashion ad for a magazine.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Professional on September 11, 2009, 08:37:17 PM
Can we post here anything even we are not professional [shots from Medium Format]? or is it only for professional photographers here?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 11, 2009, 08:57:43 PM
Quote from: ryanstrong
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3605/3411423762_bd4daefb0e_o.jpg)

Here's a two-page spread fashion ad for a magazine.


Very Strong Ryan..or is it Ryan Strong :-)

I like the grand space you gave!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 11, 2009, 08:59:37 PM
 
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's something I shot a while back but just got around to imaging.  It was originally shot as an illustration to accompany an article on the glory days of Chrysler and it's hot Mopar motors.  Jim

[attachment=9124:Mopar_Su..._profile.jpg]


squeeky clean...fine tooth combing here!!

...as always!   :-)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Juanito on September 12, 2009, 12:56:54 AM
Fun in the desert:

(http://mirelesblog.com/photos/burning2009/mireles_burning2009d.jpg)

John
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 12, 2009, 02:31:34 AM
@Ryan and John.
Wonderful images.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on September 12, 2009, 07:28:33 AM
John, I would just retouch out some of the tone mapping artefacts around the models. Other than that, love it!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bigalbest on September 12, 2009, 08:48:00 AM
Quote from: Snook
Some new winter under snow series I have done...

P30 Mamiya AFDII

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/CF056488.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/CF056494.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski%2010.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski%205.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski13.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski2.jpg)

Snook

I'm not into these at all. What did you use them for?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JTFOTO on September 12, 2009, 11:58:33 AM
I will say these are impressive.  Especially the one with the silver metal sticking out of the snow.  Much better than the fashion stuff.  How much for a 20x30 or 30x40 of this print?

JT


Quote from: Snook
Some new winter under snow series I have done...

P30 Mamiya AFDII


(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/CF056494.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski%2010.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski%205.jpg)

(http://www.ericknorpp.com/SNOW/images/Ski13.jpg)


Snook
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on September 12, 2009, 12:25:54 PM
Quote from: Juanito
Fun in the desert:

John

Fun! Nice work.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Tyler Mallory on September 12, 2009, 12:35:07 PM
Worked on a quickie of LeBron James during his basketball clinic tour...

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on September 12, 2009, 07:17:09 PM
Hello,

Another shot from last week at Waipu Cove.

Stats:

Mamiya 645 AFDII
Mamiya AF 150mm (old version)
Leaf Aptus 75
500th Sec, F9.5, 50 ISO
Processed in Adobe CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on September 14, 2009, 12:01:35 AM
More recent beauty work.

As usual...Mamiya AFD II/Leaf Aptus 22

1.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/6040_a.jpg)

2.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/chill1.jpg)

3.
(http://plovephotography.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/7023_web.jpg)

More from Crystal Hill on my blog (http://plovephotography.com/wp/?p=77)

-Patrick
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 14, 2009, 06:50:25 AM
Shot a while ago but could not publish them because we won 2x first price and 1x second price in the awards.
Now they can be published, so here they are.

Hairstyling : Twins Dalen
Photography : Frank Doorhof

1.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/Twins_Dalen_20_April_2009_24b2.jpg)

2.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/Twins_Dalen_20_April_2009_16b2.jpg)

3.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/Twins_Dalen_20_April_2009_19.jpg)

Greetings,
Frank
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: MichaelEzra on September 14, 2009, 07:47:41 AM
Quote
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/Twins_Dalen_20_April_2009_24b2.jpg)
This one!:)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bigalbest on September 14, 2009, 08:07:22 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Shot a while ago but could not publish them because we won 2x first price and 1x second price in the awards.
Now they can be published, so here they are.

Hairstyling : Twins Dalen
Photography : Frank Doorhof

1.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/Twins_Dalen_20_April_2009_24b2.jpg)

2.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/Twins_Dalen_20_April_2009_16b2.jpg)

3.
(http://www.doorhof.nl/models/albums/userpics/10001/Twins_Dalen_20_April_2009_19.jpg)

Greetings,
Frank

These are great, wonderful lighting!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PLLove on September 14, 2009, 11:37:01 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Shot a while ago but could not publish them because we won 2x first price and 1x second price in the awards.
Now they can be published, so here they are.

Hairstyling : Twins Dalen
Photography : Frank Doorhof


Greetings,
Frank

Damn it, Frank!!  You keep raising the bar!     These are great!  Very inspiring!  

Hey, its time for another workshop in the US!!

-PL
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 14, 2009, 12:53:19 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Shot a while ago but could not publish them because we won 2x first price and 1x second price in the awards.
Now they can be published, so here they are.
Greetings,
Frank


Great colors, specially on the necklace...very nice work.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 14, 2009, 12:57:04 PM
Quote from: PLLove
More recent beauty work.

As usual...Mamiya AFD II/Leaf Aptus 22



-Patrick


Really like #2

nice work!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 14, 2009, 02:45:45 PM
@Patrick,
I don't have a promoter at the moment for the US.
I will be doing an UK/Scotland/Ireland tour next year but would love to go to the US, the LA workshops were amazing to host.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on September 14, 2009, 03:20:23 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Shot a while ago but could not publish them because we won 2x first price and 1x second price in the awards.
Now they can be published, so here they are.

Beautiful!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ryanstrong on September 16, 2009, 12:31:44 PM
Some recent beauty work...
(http://ryanstrong.net/images/joni.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 16, 2009, 12:42:21 PM
Quote from: ryanstrong
Some recent beauty work...
(http://ryanstrong.net/images/joni.jpg)


Very nice!  looks like one of the ads for a audio mfg co I seen...prob not, but the flow and things remind me of it.

really is very beautiful, her expression, grounded, and directed. I like this very much
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 16, 2009, 02:31:15 PM
Wonderful Ryan.

Will add some myself also.
Shot today for promotion of the Elinchrom Quadra.
Aimed at the Dutch market, but hopefully they will be picked up for other markets also.
Was a small session so aimed especially on these two settings.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on September 16, 2009, 05:41:24 PM
Quote from: ryanstrong
Some recent beauty work...

gorgeous. Aphrodite?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on September 16, 2009, 06:00:17 PM
Quote from: ryanstrong
Some recent beauty work...

Beautiful indeed!  A lot of 'beauty work' seems quite garish to me (that's an opinion, not a judgment!   )but this looks more flowing, more natural, even with the Photoshop work...

Mike.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ryanstrong on September 17, 2009, 01:24:42 AM
thanks! it was my first time shooting beauty. aphrodite... maybe, i was thinking more over venus in a half shell
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 17, 2009, 02:46:30 AM
Quote from: ryanstrong
Some recent beauty work...
(http://ryanstrong.net/images/joni.jpg)


wondering if you "posted" the overglow that just starts getting into the mid back of her head/ hair some lower front too? Or was that done in camera?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ryanstrong on September 17, 2009, 03:41:36 PM
Post! Radial gradient of white and lowered opacity. Wanted it to feel a little lighter and not too contrasted.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 19, 2009, 09:10:17 AM
Experimented a bit with different tonings.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on September 19, 2009, 02:27:13 PM
Here's a Camaro shot for a performance parts group.  The use is to be a poster.  Also, an alternate concept shot the same day.  
[attachment=16706:7_8_Fron...lattened.jpg]
[attachment=16707:Profile_...lattened.jpg]






Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on September 19, 2009, 03:21:30 PM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's a Camaro shot for a performance parts group.  The use is to be a poster.  Also, an alternate concept shot the same day.  
[attachment=16706:7_8_Fron...lattened.jpg]
[attachment=16707:Profile_...lattened.jpg]




As I have said ad nauseam: America used to produce the most beautiful cars in the world - sorry, Italy, but it's true - why did it lose all that?

Rob C
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 20, 2009, 05:11:00 AM
@Haefner,
I love US muscle cars, I love good photography and I love photoshop.
Thank you for making my day
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: PdF on September 20, 2009, 06:59:32 AM
[attachment=16706:7_8_Fron...lattened.jpg]

Very nice background, indeed. Is it realized in front of the ruins of Detroit ?

PdF
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on September 20, 2009, 07:52:25 AM
Thanks for the complements!  Actually, that building is one of the nicer places in Detroit.  Frank I really like the second image in your last post!   Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Christopher on September 21, 2009, 08:35:13 PM
A small photographic series of Alcatraz while spending some days in San Francisco. More images can be found here: http://www.chauser.ch/upload/Alcatraz/ (http://www.chauser.ch/upload/Alcatraz/)
Most p65 mixed with some 5DII images.

(http://www.chauser.ch/upload/Alcatraz/images/CF005449.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on September 22, 2009, 02:51:59 AM
Hello,

New shot for Canadian Club

Stats:

Mamiya RZ ProIID
Mamiya 50mm Lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens Flash
Processed in Adobe CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: gdwhalen on September 22, 2009, 08:16:45 PM
[attachment=16759:4ab664835c262.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: leuallen on September 22, 2009, 09:40:31 PM
gdwhalen

Nice. Clean, sharp, and not over retouched. Looks natural.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: bigalbest on September 22, 2009, 11:16:46 PM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

New shot for Canadian Club


Cheers

Simon


Wow, nice shot. Excellent work on your website also.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on September 23, 2009, 12:17:33 AM
for SK Jewelry, captured with Nikon D3X and AF Nikkor 50/1.4D

Regards, K
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on September 23, 2009, 12:33:24 AM
Quote from: Khun_K
for SK Jewelry, captured with Nikon D3X and AF Nikkor 50/1.4D

Regards, K

I dig it.  Really.  Good job.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on September 23, 2009, 01:34:15 AM
Very "cool" Khun.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Khun_K on September 23, 2009, 02:25:08 AM
Quote from: jsch
Hi Khun

What is the temperature in your studio? Or is it something else that makes your modell feel so cold? Are there bra marks on the back? Sorry, I don't like that image.

Johannes
Regular temperature, it is the white balance I guessed.  The bra mark was removed on final picture which in fact of different tone, this one was an alternative I preferred, which many may don't like.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on September 23, 2009, 05:04:23 AM
A bit of fun...

For a restaurant in Sydney.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rethmeier on September 23, 2009, 05:21:43 AM
Hi Murray,you fooled the troops!
Wrong section,shot with a Canon.
But seriously,nice piccie anyway,shows what you can do without having to have a  MFDB.
Nowadays,it's versatility that counts.
Best,
Willem.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Murray Fredericks on September 23, 2009, 05:37:35 AM
Quote from: rethmeier
Wrong section,shot with a Canon.

Best,
Willem.

Thanks Willem!

This is one of those shots where you have to reach for the DSLR. Mix of shutter speeds (1/5000 for the flame) and then ISO 1600 for the ambient. All shot with 'existing/ ambient'. The MFDB falls down in these  places...
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rethmeier on September 23, 2009, 07:43:17 AM
That was exactly the point I was trying to make!
Different tools for different jobs,you know what I mean,
Cheers,
Willem.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Graham Mitchell on September 29, 2009, 06:09:54 AM
A couple of scenes from Estonia:

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/kihnu_final.jpg)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/knight_at_cafe.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Pedro Kok on September 29, 2009, 10:06:05 AM
Both of these were taken taken last year, with the Schneider-Kreuznach Symmar-S 150mm f/5.6.
The first is 6x9 Velvia 50, the second 4x5 Provia 100, which were later drum scanned.

Click on the image, All Sizes, Original for higher resolution.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/3049611158_ec56274a9e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kuk/3049611158/)


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2626652920_b8c55b1285.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kuk/2626652920/)


Cheers,
Pedro
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: BobDavid on September 29, 2009, 12:00:33 PM
Quote from: foto-z
A couple of scenes from Estonia:

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/kihnu_final.jpg)

(http://moskvamodels.com/images/knight_at_cafe.jpg)

These are great!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on September 29, 2009, 12:28:22 PM
For a hairpiece brand.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 29, 2009, 03:27:30 PM
[quote name='foto-z' date='Sep 29 2009, 05:09 AM' post='313811']
A couple of scenes from Estonia:

Those are fantastic!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on September 29, 2009, 03:29:28 PM
Quote from: dustblue
For a hairpiece brand.


Very nice work!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: uaiomex on September 29, 2009, 03:49:26 PM
Exquisite!

Eduardo

Quote from: dustblue
For a hairpiece brand.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JoeKitchen on September 29, 2009, 07:42:51 PM
These are images of Temple University's new building in Philadelphia.  Though not a commissioned job, I do plan on sending them to the architect to see if he is interested.  I will also be doing a night tomorrow.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Rob C on September 30, 2009, 10:15:59 AM
Quote from: KLaban
(http://www.keithlaban.co.uk/LithiBirdDoor2.jpg)

An image from the new series 'Facade'.

All images in the series were shot exclusively using the Hasselblad HCD 4/28.

Facade (http://www.keithlaban.co.uk/facade.html)




Keith

As ever, beautiful; trouble is, though, that I know you could get the same out of Mr Eastman's erstwhile Brownie. They stopped making them last year, didn't they?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kikashi on September 30, 2009, 02:43:47 PM
Quote from: KLaban
(http://www.keithlaban.co.uk/LithiBirdDoor2.jpg)

An image from the new series 'Facade'.

All images in the series were shot exclusively using the Hasselblad HCD 4/28.

Facade (http://www.keithlaban.co.uk/facade.html)
I like it a lot. Just my kind of photograph!

Jeremy
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ali alriffai on September 30, 2009, 02:51:59 PM
My recent work with the ad layout
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ixpressraf on September 30, 2009, 03:23:32 PM
Hello Ali,
Really nice shots. Can you tell us some more about the used lighting technique?????
Greetz.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on September 30, 2009, 04:09:48 PM
Quote from: ali alriffai
My recent work with the ad layout
Nice work. Interesting lighting on the first one.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: ali alriffai on September 30, 2009, 04:31:16 PM
Quote from: ixpressraf
Hello Ali,
Really nice shots. Can you tell us some more about the used lighting technique?????
Greetz.

Thanks

in 1st shoot I've used D4 with 4 pro heads
Key: 5ft oct in boom from camera left
2nd through umbrella Low powered for from camera top
3rd head Grid used as RIM light behind the models set
4th head Grid from right of the set the highlight the right model


2nd shoot
used 2 pro heads with B2 battery both with small softboxes right & left from the camera through the side windows


3rd
is studio shoot the main key light from camera right is pro head with profoto softlight with grid, 1 head with grid for the background,  1 strip box from top of the model &  1 light with grid behind the left model side

all shoots done with H3DII-50 processed in aperture
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JTFOTO on October 01, 2009, 08:59:35 AM
Foto Z & Ali Great Stuff!

really great charachter in the images and well executed.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 04, 2009, 05:41:37 AM
For the benelux market.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on October 04, 2009, 05:41:10 PM
Hello,

Here’s an image I did in a series of car shots I did for Ford.

Stats:

Mamiya RZ ProIID
Mamiya RZ 110mm Lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Dedo Lights
Processed in Adobe CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on October 04, 2009, 06:09:17 PM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
For the benelux market.

Very cool! Love the shot
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 05, 2009, 07:35:13 AM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

Here’s an image I did in a series of car shots I did for Ford.

Stats:

Mamiya RZ ProIID
Mamiya RZ 110mm Lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Dedo Lights
Processed in Adobe CS4

Cheers

Simon


Simon, Very nicely done!!  Jim
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on October 05, 2009, 04:09:34 PM
Thanks Jim for your kind words. I have been inspired by your work for some time now.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on October 08, 2009, 05:37:29 PM
Hello,

Shot the other day.

Stats:

Mamiya RZProIID
Mamiya RZ 65mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens flash
Processed in Adobe CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 09, 2009, 03:19:40 AM
Love how the skintones jump out and the work on the skin.
Very nice.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: stewarthemley on October 09, 2009, 09:46:41 AM
Just a quick handheld snap and a very brief visit to Photoshop to darken the clouds a bit but that's all. (H3D2 39, 50-110 zoom)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 10, 2009, 02:30:10 AM
Very quick session for a local bar/disco for their Pimps and Hookers dance party.
No pro models just the personnel of the bar themselves.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 10, 2009, 04:56:17 AM
Frank: love the second one!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 10, 2009, 12:09:24 PM
Thanks, that one was shot without him knowing it actually.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: gdwhalen on October 10, 2009, 12:25:50 PM
Shot this morning.[attachment=17108:croppedWaterfall.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: wolfnowl on October 10, 2009, 12:44:20 PM
Quote from: gdwhalen
Shot this morning.

Nicely done!

Mike.

and Frank, I like the 2nd one too!

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: haefnerphoto on October 12, 2009, 10:43:01 PM
Here's a shot from Sunday.  I was primarily shooting interiors for the kitchen and cabinet suppliers but finished in time for the last bit of light and knocked this off.  28mm Mamiya, P45 back.  Jim

[attachment=17167:ext_1_01...lattened.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: dustblue on October 13, 2009, 02:01:33 AM
Beautiful! I'd love it more if you cut off a little foreground:)
Dustblue

Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's a shot from Sunday.  I was primarily shooting interiors for the kitchen and cabinet suppliers but finished in time for the last bit of light and knocked this off.  28mm Mamiya, P45 back.  Jim

[attachment=17167:ext_1_01...lattened.jpg]
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Chris Livsey on October 13, 2009, 02:50:40 AM
Quote from: haefnerphoto
Here's a shot from Sunday.  I was primarily shooting interiors for the kitchen and cabinet suppliers but finished in time for the last bit of light and knocked this off.  28mm Mamiya, P45 back.  Jim


Time those architects applied themselves to those drives, there must be a better way than that to show off the structure, love the sky and the light balance, is that a little moire on the roof LHS? the tilers must have done a god job of getting them regular.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: kers on October 13, 2009, 07:56:42 AM
Here a not so easy shot.

cheers Pieter Kers
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 15, 2009, 02:43:29 PM
It's been incredible busy but I loved these to share.

A bodypaint for a calender and something very pink and one shot just after the bodypaint.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 16, 2009, 04:47:07 PM
And something a bit different.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: gdwhalen on October 16, 2009, 05:22:57 PM
Here are a few of mine.

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 16, 2009, 06:10:42 PM
Very nice love the last one
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: david o on October 17, 2009, 12:09:08 AM
Polas (fuji) with 645AFDII - 80mm

The caputre is not digital.. but to bring it here it became
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JessicaLuchesi on October 18, 2009, 08:30:30 AM
Quote from: david olivier
Polas (fuji) with 645AFDII - 80mm

The caputre is not digital.. but to bring it here it became

WoW David, well done, I just loved those!
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: vgogolak on October 18, 2009, 02:13:17 PM
45mm on Contax 645 with P65+

Deauville and this is only HALF the beach depth!

Sort of a "Quo Vadis?" shot

Victor
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 19, 2009, 05:40:00 AM
Some from this weekend.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: AlexM on October 19, 2009, 10:41:38 AM
Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Some from this weekend.

Love the first one. Nice lighting and toning.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Jozef Zajaz on October 20, 2009, 05:30:57 AM
Jeans editorial shot for a local magazine.

P1+p30 and 80mm.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on October 20, 2009, 07:55:47 PM
Hello,

Shot yesterday.

Stats:

Mamyia 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 35mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens flash
Processed Adobe CS4

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Williamson Images on October 20, 2009, 09:23:43 PM
Those are fun Frank.  I like the polaroid theme.

Robb

Quote from: Frank Doorhof
Some from this weekend.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: stewarthemley on October 21, 2009, 07:04:44 AM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

Shot yesterday.

Stats:

Mamyia 645AFDII
Mamiya AF 35mm lens
Leaf Aptus 75
Bowens flash
Processed Adobe CS4

Cheers

Simon

Simon, really like the lighting on this one.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: HarperPhotos on October 21, 2009, 05:05:45 PM
Hi Stewart,

Thanks, I only had to use 2 lights to get this look.

But having a full egg cyclorama make’s all the difference.

Cheers

Simon
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Phil Indeblanc on October 22, 2009, 12:35:23 PM
Quote from: HarperPhotos
Hello,

Simon

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: lambis on October 24, 2009, 11:42:39 AM
Ok then i post to a 3x4 polaroid with my old Polaroid 900. Scanned with Epson V750. No photoshop or retush, i  just added my copyright.
 (http://www.apneaimages.com/temp/Ida-Pola-3.jpg)
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: TMARK on October 24, 2009, 01:22:32 PM
Quote from: david olivier
Polas (fuji) with 645AFDII - 80mm

The caputre is not digital.. but to bring it here it became

Awesome.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JessicaLuchesi on October 24, 2009, 02:08:07 PM
Hey, I have one question that may come up as incredibly silly, but I don't shoot with MF backs, but since this is a Recent Professional Works that You're proud of, I wonder if us kids with small cameras could post something here every now and then
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 24, 2009, 02:32:21 PM
From today.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: cyberean on October 24, 2009, 02:47:18 PM
Quote from: JessicaLuchesi
Hey, I have one question that may come up as incredibly silly, but I don't shoot with MF backs, but since this is a Recent Professional Works that You're proud of, I wonder if us kids with small cameras could post something here every now and then
http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....showtopic=35189 (http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=35189)

Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: david o on October 24, 2009, 07:49:13 PM
Quote from: TMARK
Awesome.

Thanks, I appreciate.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JoeKitchen on October 25, 2009, 08:29:08 AM
Spent three hours setting up this technical nightmare and it came out pretty good.  My client really liked it.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rsmphoto on October 25, 2009, 09:05:21 AM
Quote from: JoeKitchen
Spent three hours setting up this technical nightmare and it came out pretty good.  My client really liked it.

Joe, I appreciate the effort that you put into this. A glass curtain wall is always a bit of an exercise to light, and I hope you take this criticism in the constructive way it's intended. I think you may a have overlit this space, just a bit. You might want to consider about how you could light this kind of space to give it a more naturally lit feel.

Best regards,

Richard
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: JoeKitchen on October 25, 2009, 09:52:36 AM
Quote from: rsmphoto
Joe, I appreciate the effort that you put into this. A glass curtain wall is always a bit of an exercise to light, and I hope you take this criticism in the constructive way it's intended. I think you may a have overlit this space, just a bit. You might want to consider about how you could light this kind of space to give it a more naturally lit feel.

Best regards,

Richard

That is something to think about and I do not mind critiques.   I really would have liked to have shot it with light coming into the stairwell but the clouds did not want to cooperate and I was forced to shoot it at that time of day.
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Frank Doorhof on October 26, 2009, 06:58:03 AM
A little bit influenced by the flu....
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Abdulrahman Aljabri on October 27, 2009, 12:19:56 AM
Quote from: JoeKitchen
Spent three hours setting up this technical nightmare and it came out pretty good.  My client really liked it.


mind sharing how you lit this scene?
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: rsmphoto on October 27, 2009, 07:51:10 AM
Nicely illustrated Ashely. My point exactly. Your example feels as if the light illuminating the space comes from the window and no where else - no evidence anywhere of your supplemental lighting (if in fact, you used lighting, which I assume you did). In my opinion, generally, in day lit interiors, one's lighting should not be evident.

Richard
Title: Recent Professional Works
Post by: Abdulrahman Aljabri on October 27, 2009, 10:35:04 AM
Quote from: Yelhsa
I would agree with Richard here... but that's just my personal opinion.
If your client was happy, then that's all that really counts.

A recent example of my attempt, at c