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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1360 on: June 04, 2014, 12:57:11 PM »

Unlike the penny stock outfits, ImageBrief must have someone on staff who can actually appreciate quality photography.
I'm delighted that we got to see it here for free!  ;)
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« Reply #1361 on: June 04, 2014, 05:59:19 PM »

This shot has been recently licensed to Canon through ImageBrief photo library for worldwide use, all media, one year, exclusive. More on ImageBrief blog: http://tinyurl.com/l2nkn3m


Paris - Pont Notre-Dame
by Slobodan Blagojevic, on Flickr

That's a great fee!  I sold a racetrack shot thru them for close to that but it included a location fee.  I think Imagebrief is an interesting concept and they've had great success as far as I can tell.  Jim

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« Reply #1362 on: June 06, 2014, 03:11:58 AM »

Nice Slobodan! The income looks good too :)
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1363 on: June 10, 2014, 05:22:05 AM »

bcooter…

Revives my urge to get a used 1Ds! Amazing work of course. Just curious, did you ever try the Kodak DCS Pro SLR Canon or Nikon versions? I remember trying one out when they were new and at that time thought the colors and skin tones were superb.


I still have my Kodak DCS  ProSLR/c. I recently sold my 1Ds (It is a superb machine).
The Kodak and the software are really amazing. To this day the software is superior over many I use. The problem is that the sensor has issues with direct light into the lens.
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« Reply #1364 on: June 10, 2014, 07:55:44 AM »

I still have my Kodak DCS  ProSLR/c. I recently sold my 1Ds (It is a superb machine).


Interesting post in Lens Rentals Blog on cover glass thickness, and its effects. A trend, on the limited data, is how this has increased since the early models, perhaps contributing to the "effect' or "look" of those early models.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2014/06/sensor-stack-thickness-when-does-it-matter
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« Reply #1365 on: June 10, 2014, 12:48:26 PM »

One thing for sure, the Kodak had a very LF Db look to the files. It too had no AA filter, and the files with Leica glass were beautiful...in the right light
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« Reply #1366 on: June 10, 2014, 02:19:59 PM »

Yes. When ever there is ground breaking new technology, the first ones are made the best with the new born tech. But as soon as its discovered how to exploit the potential and need, the design limiters crop up to force consumers to consume more...Not all of them perhaps...but you know what I mean.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1367 on: June 10, 2014, 06:08:58 PM »

I still love my Leaf Aptus back even though I have shot with much newer Phsae One backs, I still like the look of the final images. I just wish technically it worked better. I don't need more megapixels, I am fine shooting at 50 iso and can live with the poor quality live video.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1368 on: June 17, 2014, 03:33:14 AM »

Hi,

Its not often I shoot fashion.

Cheers

Simon
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1369 on: June 17, 2014, 06:51:40 AM »

Simon, These look great!  Everything works well together, styling, talent, light and expression, it's really nicely done!  Jim

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« Reply #1370 on: June 17, 2014, 07:06:27 AM »

Hi Simon

I like the lighting and the background in the second image and nice perspective.

What lens did you use for this?
(I can see a tiny bit of purple fringe in the dress, but can't quite work out the green edging on the things hanging in the top background - does that come from the green window glass panes or chromatic aberration?

You might consider removing the little support under the table leg - it catches the eye a bit.

Looks good!

Best

Sam



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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1371 on: June 17, 2014, 04:56:45 PM »

Hello,

Thanks Jim for your kind words.

Sam the lens I used was a Nikon 50mm F1.4 G lens at F2.0 on a Nikon D800. I was hoping to have my new Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art lens from B&H but I think Americans get first dibs over us plebs down here in the South Pacific.

Now that is purple fringing in the dress as I hadn’t turned on the lens profile in ACR. The green is the light coming through the window which I like.

Just saw the table leg support. Thanks for pointing it out.

The model Amber is the partner of one of my assistance I have and she owns a vintage boutique shop in a lovely part of Auckland called Devonport

https://www.facebook.com/amberlavintage?fref=ts

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« Reply #1372 on: June 17, 2014, 07:07:50 PM »

Hi Simon

That's great - thanks for that info. I always like seeing behind the scenes images and how people work.

I recall at some stage you commented switching from ACR to CaptureOne - did you do that?
I use both but I continue to struggle to love CaptureOne (I am much faster with ACR and when under volume / time pressure find that easier).

Regards

Sam
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« Reply #1373 on: June 17, 2014, 07:20:46 PM »

Hello Sam,

Totally agree with you ARC is the boss. Capture One is such a dog to deal with. When shooting teethed I always use Nikon Camera Control 2 and Nikon ViewNX 2 as they aren’t pretty but they are solid as a rock. The only time I use Capture One is when I need digital overlay and the minute I don’t need it I switch back to the Nikon software.

My wish would be it Leaf capture was compatible with Nikon NEF files, loved that software for previewing when I had a Leaf Aptus 75.

Cheers

Simon
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1374 on: June 18, 2014, 02:53:48 AM »

Hello,

Another version.

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Simon
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1375 on: June 18, 2014, 11:15:05 AM »

Hello Sam,

Totally agree with you ARC is the boss. Capture One is such a dog to deal with. When shooting teethed I always use Nikon Camera Control 2 and Nikon ViewNX 2 as they aren’t pretty but they are solid as a rock. The only time I use Capture One is when I need digital overlay and the minute I don’t need it I switch back to the Nikon software.

My wish would be it Leaf capture was compatible with Nikon NEF files, loved that software for previewing when I had a Leaf Aptus 75.

Cheers

Simon

I actually prefer Capture one, not just for workflow, but more importantly color. Lightroom has a severe problem with warm tones, espically when you push an image, the colors completely fall apart in lightroom.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1376 on: June 18, 2014, 04:50:03 PM »

I actually prefer Capture one, not just for workflow, but more importantly color. Lightroom has a severe problem with warm tones, espically when you push an image, the colors completely fall apart in lightroom.

Funny you should say that :-) I don't like C1 skin colors at all. To me they are way too warm, which might work in sunnier climes, but with Pacific North West light it looks a bit odd. It is almost as if C1 wants to give people a tan.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1377 on: June 19, 2014, 11:09:56 AM »

Funny you should say that :-) I don't like C1 skin colors at all. To me they are way too warm, which might work in sunnier climes, but with Pacific North West light it looks a bit odd. It is almost as if C1 wants to give people a tan.

The best skin colors I ever got were with a D3x and C1 using the linear profile.  I think that the use of the linear profile can make a big difference.  Other tone curves tend to cause "bunching" in the skin tones, something that is almost impossible to fix.  LR does not seem to have quite the same linearity in its "camera neutral" profile.  The "portrait" profiles in both C1 and LR, while doing less damage than the "standard" profiles, is far from ideal.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1378 on: June 21, 2014, 11:35:11 AM »

Recent portrait for promotion



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« Reply #1379 on: June 23, 2014, 01:12:03 AM »

The best skin colors I ever got were with a D3x and C1 using the linear profile.  I think that the use of the linear profile can make a big difference.  Other tone curves tend to cause "bunching" in the skin tones, something that is almost impossible to fix.  LR does not seem to have quite the same linearity in its "camera neutral" profile.  The "portrait" profiles in both C1 and LR, while doing less damage than the "standard" profiles, is far from ideal.

I absolutely agree, the linear profile is the way to go. And yes, LR's linear is not exactly linear. My problem with C1 was a color shift towards "warm" in the skin tones (using a D800), which didn't entirely go away with linear processing. The latest profiles might be better, though.

And, in order not to take this thread all over the place, some recent portrait work.

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