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« Reply #4280 on: February 11, 2013, 05:02:02 AM »

Oh god, I hope I didn't sound like some kind of smug know it all! I just meant that something as simple as a can can (!) be easier in cgi.

Here's a couple from last year, the beer is photographic, the whisky cgi, but it's a bad example - it took a lot of work!

I shouldn't be posting here anyway - the beer was shot with a 5d Mkii  ;)

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« Reply #4281 on: February 11, 2013, 10:12:15 AM »

The cgi looks sooo... plasticky? You should add some noise, especially color, and some moire, to make it look more like real... digital  ;D

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« Reply #4282 on: February 11, 2013, 09:16:53 PM »

Here's one from November. Client is the interior designer, and (obviously) she's a pretty strong personality. We butted heads over the placement of the green bowl, and the styling of the foreground, in general. Single exposure, I brought light in from out in front camera right, and there's actually a lot of lighting going on in the distant room.

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« Reply #4283 on: February 14, 2013, 12:16:46 AM »

I am always so very impressed with the work you people post! Always fantastic!

For myself, most of my work is ad and editorial in the world of bodybuilding and fitness. I do other misc edgy editorial, fashion and will be shooting on a couple of movies this year. So for me anyway, I often think I have the edge in subject matter :)

Mamiya 645AFDII on Portra 160. Bailey is standing on top of an abandoned concrete bunker that extends an entire floor underground. Out near Salton Sea.

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« Reply #4284 on: February 14, 2013, 04:13:01 AM »

I am always so very impressed with the work you people post! Always fantastic!

For myself, most of my work is ad and editorial in the world of bodybuilding and fitness. I do other misc edgy editorial, fashion and will be shooting on a couple of movies this year. So for me anyway, I often think I have the edge in subject matter :)

Mamiya 645AFDII on Portra 160. Bailey is standing on top of an abandoned concrete bunker that extends an entire floor underground. Out near Salton Sea.




Strange thing: I'd imagined you to be based in Florida, for some reason, and seeing the desert/mountains made me wonder what you had been working on. Then, on looking at your site again I saw that no, you are California dreamin' all the time! I often wish that I'd been brought up there...

Over the years, I can think of several UK shooters who have made it their home. I also wonder how that works. A relative of mine, a professional surveyor with his own firm, had thought about moving to Boston, and it seemed that everything was legally stacked against him being able to do that - from the number of people that he would have had to employ down to the capital he'd have had to import. Seems if you're broke it's okay, but if you are serious, then so the problems in your way.

Nice atmospher in your shot, though.

Rob C

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« Reply #4285 on: February 15, 2013, 04:54:21 AM »

Another calendar piccy, Kodachrome of course, and probably, judging by the corners, my olde 4/200 Nikkor.

The basket originated in Singapore, the scarves in Kenya and Spain, and the girl in London. Eclectic photography, then.

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« Reply #4286 on: February 15, 2013, 09:06:39 PM »

Rob,

These Kodachrome's you have been posting are just incredible!

Another calendar piccy, Kodachrome of course, and probably, judging by the corners, my olde 4/200 Nikkor.

The basket originated in Singapore, the scarves in Kenya and Spain, and the girl in London. Eclectic photography, then.

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« Reply #4287 on: February 15, 2013, 11:28:03 PM »

Rob,

These Kodachrome's you have been posting are just incredible!

Yup!
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« Reply #4288 on: February 16, 2013, 04:57:30 AM »

Ian, Eric: I take that as positive comment! Thanks!  ;-)

Yes, I think Kodachrome 64 Pro was something quite else. Barry Lategan and others used to make use of Kodachrome 25 for various calendars, and I'm sure it gave even less granularity, which was important when making large printed images. However, I did test the stuff out and discovered that you had to make a lot of use of flash or reflectors to hold anything at all in the shadows, and as I worked mostly outdoors, the almost constant beach breeze made large reflective areas pretty hopeless without lots of strong arms to hold them in place. As I wasn't much of a 'photo-team' sort of guy, that wasn't really an option for me. Also, working at the magic hour meant you needed all the ASA you could get!

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« Reply #4289 on: February 16, 2013, 02:23:18 PM »

Ian, Eric: I take that as positive comment! Thanks!  ;-)
Mine was meant to be very positive (but terse).

Yes, I think Kodachrome 64 Pro was something quite else. Barry Lategan and others used to make use of Kodachrome 25 for various calendars, and I'm sure it gave even less granularity, which was important when making large printed images. However, I did test the stuff out and discovered that you had to make a lot of use of flash or reflectors to hold anything at all in the shadows, and as I worked mostly outdoors, the almost constant beach breeze made large reflective areas pretty hopeless without lots of strong arms to hold them in place. As I wasn't much of a 'photo-team' sort of guy, that wasn't really an option for me. Also, working at the magic hour meant you needed all the ASA you could get!

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For color work I moved from K-chrome 32 to K-chrome 64 in about 1974 and never looked back. I tried a roll or 2 of Ektachrome and some Fuji and Agfa, but never felt the colors looked "honest" in anything but Kodachrome.

Speaking of "honest," your calendar shots from those days look so much more honest than anything I see these days. Thanks again for sharing them.

Eric
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« Reply #4290 on: February 16, 2013, 05:38:26 PM »

Mine was meant to be very positive (but terse).
For color work I moved from K-chrome 32 to K-chrome 64 in about 1974 and never looked back. I tried a roll or 2 of Ektachrome and some Fuji and Agfa, but never felt the colors looked "honest" in anything but Kodachrome.

Speaking of "honest," your calendar shots from those days look so much more honest than anything I see these days. Thanks again for sharing them.Eric


Thank you again, Eric; it might well be a product of the new system of working with all those added people on set or location. I suppose they all have to do something to prove they are not a waste of money, so WYS is no longer WYG. Yes, there is a big difference in how models are often made to now look, but personally, I think they stop looking human at their peril.

Itís something that comes to mind whenever I see those old Magnum Marilyn pictures, of her on the set of The Misfits: she looks real, and I believe that thatís why those movie stars of the time were movie stars: people could relate. Who on Earth can relate with the stills that now appear of the contemporary actresses on the covers of Vogue or elsewhere? They simply donít project any humanity and not even a vestige of character.

Itís a sort of circle: the older, very retouched styles were absolutely as unreal as the current ones; there seems to have been a period somewhere in the middle when stars were projected as accessible, even though there was no way that was true. But you could believe that they were.

March of the times, I guess; the struggle to appear inventive even when people are perfectly happy with what they already have. Donít mention cars!

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« Reply #4291 on: February 17, 2013, 04:56:11 AM »

My photos, yesterday night on one of the most viewed Saturday night show in France, for the promotion of a Promising French Rock Band : Shaka Ponk. (Damn Proud :D )

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« Reply #4292 on: February 17, 2013, 10:06:41 AM »

Interior Shot at Bima. D800 50mm.
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« Reply #4293 on: February 17, 2013, 12:06:44 PM »

Antonio,
That's SWEET. What 50mm lens is that?

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« Reply #4294 on: February 17, 2013, 02:08:49 PM »

Hi Scott, it's a 45-85 3.5 Pentax 645 lens with adapter. I just bought a Nikon 60 macro G which is fabulous, but was too large for this set.
Bima is a south american store, similar to Ikea. I work with my assistance, visual and production comes from the store. We have an hour for each shot and most of the time works fantastic.
Of course not all set are as nice as this one.
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« Reply #4295 on: February 17, 2013, 05:22:04 PM »

Hello,

From the other day

Nikon D800E, Nikon 70-200 F2.8G and Nikon SB900/Pocket Wizard lights.

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« Reply #4296 on: February 17, 2013, 06:12:20 PM »

Hi Scott, it's a 45-85 3.5 Pentax 645 lens with adapter. I just bought a Nikon 60 macro G which is fabulous, but was too large for this set.
Bima is a south american store, similar to Ikea. I work with my assistance, visual and production comes from the store. We have an hour for each shot and most of the time works fantastic.
Of course not all set are as nice as this one.
ACH

So you're using the Zoerk adaptor? Too cool....

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« Reply #4297 on: February 17, 2013, 10:28:04 PM »

Antonino and Simon, Nice work!!  Simon I've never tried studio work with speedlights, I see it works just fine.  Antonino, that's a great shot, I was thinking how nice to have a big enough room to put a normal lens on the camera, the only thing I'd do is take out the light in the top left corner.  Jim

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« Reply #4298 on: February 17, 2013, 11:13:01 PM »

Hi Jim,

Thanks. I used the Nikon speedlights on this job as they fire very fast so they are awesome for action stopping shots. I used them with an adaptor which allows me to use all my Bowens light modifiers and with the Pocket Wizard AC3 Zone Controller I can control all the lights from the Nikon. The 4 Nikon Speedlight/Pockerwizerd/Bowens lights are becoming an intricate part of my shooting in the studio and on location.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #4299 on: February 27, 2013, 06:32:16 PM »

I have split this topic since it seems to have become corrupted

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