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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1460 on: September 23, 2014, 09:46:49 PM »

I am starting a new fine art series. Here's one from the set:

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« Reply #1461 on: September 23, 2014, 10:17:44 PM »

Very nice, synn!

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« Reply #1462 on: September 23, 2014, 10:36:57 PM »

Thank you, Slobodan!
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1463 on: September 23, 2014, 10:55:44 PM »

yes, very pretty:)

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« Reply #1464 on: September 23, 2014, 11:52:43 PM »

I like!
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1465 on: September 24, 2014, 10:52:51 AM »

Recently did some golf course photography.  Would love to hear any comments from the more experienced landscape photographers.  

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1466 on: September 24, 2014, 11:03:53 AM »

Joe I'm not as experienced as most on here but I think the top ones work well. The contrast in the shadow is off putting on the bottom one for me.
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« Reply #1467 on: September 24, 2014, 09:24:48 PM »

From the standpoint of a landscape photographer, they are fine, Joe. You might want to open up lower parts a bit, however, as I suspect the client is more interested in the course than the sky (in contrast to landscape photographers).

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1468 on: September 24, 2014, 09:49:40 PM »

The first thing I would suggest is that you go and look at a lot of really good golf course photography.  Google is a start but Stock houses would be even better... ala Getty.  Think about what golf courses are selling... they're selling relaxation, a release from the stress and pressures of work and even your family.  The green is a field of sun-bathed freedom, idyllic... romantic.

So... there are a couple things right off the bat.  Your images feel really heavily processed.  The blacks are crushed (as mentioned above) which makes the woods less inviting.  The view in the distance (actually the whole image) is really over-sharpened in all of them and the white balance is predominantly on the cool side.  I would go way warmer with these to convey that warmth that the golfer is going to feel while they're standing there in ugly pants with a Stella in one hand watching their ball sailing into the sunset as they inwardly admire their skills.  The sharpening takes us out of the dreamy beauty that the golf course is selling and reminds us of the hard-edged world where we can never relax, never let our guard down.

Also, in the first two, your foregrounds are not helping you.  In the first, the tall weeds in the foreground create a barrier to the green, you're not letting us in to where we want to go.  Same with the water in the second... it's so dark and foreboding... I don't want to be there.

I hope that helps and all of this is, of course, only my opinion

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1469 on: September 24, 2014, 11:23:18 PM »

Recently did some golf course photography.  Would love to hear any comments from the more experienced landscape photographers.  



Hi, Joe. The shots look really good. I would ease up on the saturation a hair and also open up the shadows a bit more. If you can revisit the course I would suggest you take a 8 foot + ladder and take some shots from a higher vantage point to have some variety. Its easy to rig a tripod head to the last step. With care and an assistant one can get some really nice results with a ladder.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1470 on: September 25, 2014, 07:08:04 AM »

Thanks all.  

CB, I am having a problem with the blacks being processed correctly out of C1, so I kind of feel what you are saying.  Funny that is not water in the second one, it is a bulkhead in front of a road.  Also, I guess warmer tones would be better than cooler or even accurate color.  

Great suggestion on finding really good golf photography to look at.  I tried google before, but nothing but amateur stuff would come up.  

Also, I did not do any more sharpening that what I normally do; maybe what I normally do is too much for this, but I consider myself to be less into sharpening than other APs.  Could that be from the reduction?  Maybe Bicubic Smoother would be better for this type of photography?  
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1471 on: September 25, 2014, 11:37:21 AM »

That's weird, Man.  I've been using C1 8 since the first beta version and my files (from the IQ260 & A7r) all come out with space at the left of the histogram.  I almost always have to crush the blacks to get Zero anywhere.  Sharpening... yeah maybe in the reductions.  I wouldn't mind seeing a raw of one of these.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1472 on: September 25, 2014, 11:42:49 AM »

HI all, recent jewelry image done with Helicon Remote on a Nikon + Nikon G 105mm macro. This was retouched by me. I'm not a professional retoucher so any comments would be welcome!



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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1473 on: September 25, 2014, 11:45:48 AM »

Hi Joe,

while I wouldn't call myself more experienced, here are a couple of ideas I would probably try:

- Use long lenses, so that you can include only the green field, distant view, and sky to simplify the frame and the message. The city skyline in the first image looks interesting, you could maybe invoke a feeling of 'golf after business'?

- Shoot during the day, in addition to dawn/dusk, for that warm, sunny day look.

- Avoid shadows and dark areas in the frame, they make the place look less inviting. I could see shadows being helpful to capture the undulations of the land, or maybe as tree silhouettes in the background, but otherwise I'd rather show bright green fields. In the fourth image for example, the area after the sandpit in the middle looks promising. Lots of green with sparse shadows.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1474 on: September 25, 2014, 07:06:07 PM »

Aloha,
I always like to work on Kauai at least a
Little each year.
It's arguably the best Hawaiian island to shoot.
Although weather can be very unpredictable.
August and September is best.
From last week.
Good skies, good light- terrible water....
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1475 on: September 25, 2014, 08:25:55 PM »

I have to remind myself to look at these when the cold sets in. Even though I live at the beach, we've had a couple of really crappy winters lately.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1476 on: September 25, 2014, 08:47:19 PM »

I have found that a bit of elevation is sometimes helpful with this type of project, perhaps a tall stepladder or genie boom if they will allow it to be driven on the course.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1477 on: September 26, 2014, 10:26:10 PM »

Another from the Kauai 9/2014 shoot
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1478 on: September 27, 2014, 01:22:23 AM »

From today, well, really ... yesterday, but I just had to work on this before going to bed, so, to me, it was from today.  

Good Night!  
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #1479 on: September 27, 2014, 06:09:28 PM »

HI all, recent jewelry image done with Helicon Remote on a Nikon + Nikon G 105mm macro. This was retouched by me. I'm not a professional retoucher so any comments would be welcome!



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It's all good, lighting, view and retouching, nicely done!
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