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FredBGG

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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #200 on: January 22, 2013, 01:01:05 AM »



HB 501cm w/150mm Sonnar on Phase One P30

Lovely lady and composition.

One thing I would suggest though is doing a black and white conversion using a bit more of the green channel and a bit less red channel
so as to get a bit more skin tonality and a bit more distinction in the lips.

Nik silver efex is a great tool for doing this easily.

I think you might like a light copper toning too.
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #201 on: January 22, 2013, 11:39:05 AM »

On the assumption that this was shot in colour, why not try the simple technique in PS of Channel Mixer?

It may or may not be the ultimate control freak's wet dream, but it certainly gives me all I ever felt I needed for a first base - so far! I find that it's best to go straight into it from an untouched file, and do all of the corrections from there whilst in the b/w mode, without playing about with any colour tricks first. Going to first principles is often a great way to do things.

The above is on the understanding that you want to produce a black/white image, of course!

Worth a try; it's a good image and I'm sure you could get a helluva lot more out of it than you have.

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« Reply #202 on: January 22, 2013, 03:14:44 PM »

Thank you Gentlemen,
I'm "messing around" with the green filter as suggested, it makes a huge difference in the lips, will post another version a bit later. I really appreciate the suggestions, I don't do much portraiture and hadn't even thought of different filtration for a person.
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #203 on: January 23, 2013, 06:00:40 AM »



Original conversion Silver EF "Acos 100"





With light green filter added
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« Reply #205 on: January 23, 2013, 03:03:28 PM »

With light green filter added

I think that is a huge improvement.

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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #206 on: January 23, 2013, 03:33:59 PM »

Hi mates !
My first "fashion" photography, please be kind  ;D



H3DII-39 - 100mm at f2.2 - 50 Iso
made with the available light

Great shit, light and composition is top notch. She looks a bit grumpy, im guessing cause she got light in her eyes? Do you have more from That shoot? Love to see.

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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #207 on: January 26, 2013, 08:48:16 AM »

Unfortunately, it wasn't my shooting as a photographer but as an assistant. This is one of the 3 only shots I made, while my mate (the photographer) was making some coffee. It was shot with available light (there were strobes for the shooting but I didn't use it). Sort of a "stolen" image (even if I asked the model)  ;D ;D

PD : Emile, this was done with the 100mm btw.
PD² : The only sentence I knew when I was in Sweden was "vill du vara min sex slava ?". Every girl loved my humour. ahahaha  ;D
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #208 on: January 28, 2013, 10:59:33 PM »



Original conversion Silver EF "Acos 100"





With light green filter added


Nice. Personally I prefer the tonality of the skin in the second version with the green filter.
However with the added green filter I would suggest
backing off a bit with the sharpening.

While the strong sharpening on the first version looks good with the less descriptive skin tones
I think that the increased tonal "description" in the green filter version less sharpening is required.
A good balance between "description" from sharpening and "description" from more tonality Would (I think) be nicer overall.

Processing aside I really like the quiet and natural pose.

Oh also one last thing. Green filtering can look a bit patchy with many lipsticks.
I often find that a slightly different filtering is required on the lips. I then blend the two layers together.
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #209 on: January 28, 2013, 11:06:04 PM »

A little landscape shot I did this Saturday on up the trail behind my house
in the Santa Monica Mountains.



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8044/8424931951_b5e0b5ae19_o.jpg

Take a peak at the higher res url....

I love the little bird perched on the top of the tall stem.   Sigh... I guess I'm a portrait photographer after all....
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #210 on: January 28, 2013, 11:20:22 PM »

A little side trip from a commercial architecture shoot in Reno NV-an arsenic leach plant for the Comstock gold/silver mine-abandoned in 1927. From state of the art architecture to industrial ruins in one trip-love it.
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #211 on: January 31, 2013, 09:51:18 AM »

been playing around with a product turntable and shooting 'brands' that are recognisable despite the derivation
straight out of C1 with no post in photoshop. a work in progress as i intend to shoot a whole series then cull the ones that don't work
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #212 on: February 01, 2013, 02:42:00 PM »

A little side trip from a commercial architecture shoot in Reno NV-an arsenic leach plant for the Comstock gold/silver mine-abandoned in 1927. From state of the art architecture to industrial ruins in one trip-love it.

Lovely, spooky place. Great balance and tone
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #213 on: February 02, 2013, 07:08:24 PM »

Here is a view from my office probably the only thing keeping me there still:)
Shot yesterday with Nex5R and Sigma 30mm; 7 frames stitched t0 60MP.
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #214 on: February 02, 2013, 07:22:49 PM »

Kia ora Michael,

Awesome image. I can’t decide which version I like the most.

Haere ra

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« Reply #215 on: February 06, 2013, 10:58:12 PM »

Lovely, spooky place. Great balance and tone

Thanks.
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #216 on: February 07, 2013, 11:02:13 AM »

Here is a view from my office probably the only thing keeping me there still:)
Shot yesterday with Nex5R and Sigma 30mm; 7 frames stitched t0 60MP.

Michael, did you shoot it handheld?
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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #217 on: February 07, 2013, 11:35:58 AM »

yes, it was bright enough for a fast shutter speed to get sharp files.

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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #218 on: November 01, 2013, 11:11:35 PM »

Hello,

Took this on the way back from doing a shoot at a vineyard.

Nikon D800E
Nikon 16-35mm G @22mm lens
10 stop ND filter
F11.0, 30 Sec, 50ISO

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Re: ITT: wow me with some of your non-professional work
« Reply #219 on: November 01, 2013, 11:56:47 PM »

Thanks for posting Simon - nice shot, and this thread is way too quiet!

Here's a recent one of mine.



32HR at 5.6
FPS at 1/1000
IQ180 at 100
Bell 412 at 300m

Kind regards,

Gerald.
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