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DanielStone

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #820 on: October 10, 2013, 10:37:36 PM »

Hello,

This shot was partly lit using my new Ice Light.

Cheers

Simon

Simon,
is that the new self-driving CR-V? Hence no steering wheel :P?
I like the end result nonetheless :)

-Dan
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #821 on: October 10, 2013, 10:55:04 PM »

Hi Dan,

Here in New Zealand the steering wheel is on the left.

Cheers

Simon
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #822 on: October 10, 2013, 11:19:13 PM »

Hi Dan,

Here in New Zealand the steering wheel is on the left.

Cheers

Simon

so is that "stage left"(so when on stage looking out, it's on your left), or "audience left"(where it's on your left side when looking towards the stage)?

Assuming you mean like this?
http://youtu.be/ZzpEaLz_mnE

BTW, I was kidding you about the missing steering wheel :P

-Dan
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #823 on: October 11, 2013, 08:13:35 AM »

Hello,

This shot was partly lit using my new Ice Light.

Cheers

Simon

Are you light painting with it...like the old Hosemaster but without the hose?

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« Reply #824 on: October 11, 2013, 03:00:56 PM »

Hi Craig,

Yes I dress myself in black like a ninja and light paint the car with the Ice Light. Its hit and miss but a lot of fun. From combining the best light brush images and other conventional Dedo lit images the retoucher came up with the finished shot.

The Ice Light just added a different look.

Craig for the RV work you do I think the Ice Lights could be very useful.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #825 on: October 11, 2013, 04:39:57 PM »

Hi,

I am also quite impressed with Michael Ezra's images. Not my kind of stuff, but very well down and I think he has great respect for his subjects.

Best regards
Erik


Nice one, Bob, but I still prefer Michael Ezra's levitating nudes against a grey seamless background.  ;)

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #826 on: October 11, 2013, 05:09:55 PM »

Thank you all for the kind words.
Here is one from the levitation series

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #827 on: October 11, 2013, 05:20:47 PM »

Simon, Way back when I used to use the Hosemaster on rv's and custom vans.  It was film back then so it was harder to combine images (digital retouching was still an infant and really pricey) It was really fun but really hit or miss. I wasted a lot of time playing with that thing, but at the time I was the senior in-hose photographer for a Boat/RV/Custom Conversion van company, so I had a lot of freedom to play.  I'll see if I can find some old samples.

You ended up with a very nice result.

The problem I would have using it now is I no longer have a studio to shoot in.  Its all location now, usually at the end of the production line or in a parts warehouse in some factory.  No way to control the ambient lighting. I use a lot of parts and pieces in my current work and strip them together in post, but is all generalized lighting from strobes. 

But its really cool seeing this technique in action again!
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #828 on: October 11, 2013, 06:01:38 PM »

I've been using a fluorescent light I got at Home Depot for $12 a few years ago  :P










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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #829 on: October 18, 2013, 05:10:11 PM »

Very clean color from those lights!

A couple of new ones, shot yesterday, not sure which I like more though.





I find the camera raw very useful for BW conversion via a combination of tonemapping and the HSL Grayscale mixer.
I just tried the DXO film pack 3 (it is given for free here http://www.dxo.com/intl/sony) and was surprised how well the familiar BW films as simulated.
Superbly! but in the film days.. what would we give to have ease and flexibility we enjoy now and deviate from any given film recipe for an already shot image:)

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #830 on: October 18, 2013, 05:25:13 PM »

Hi Michael,

I prefer the first one it is more symmetrical.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #831 on: October 18, 2013, 11:16:25 PM »

I think whatever the material of the wall cladding/siding is along with the angle panels helps provide this feeling, effect.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #832 on: October 19, 2013, 02:48:56 AM »

+1
Mesmerizing as always.
Eduardo

Hi Michael,

I prefer the first one it is more symmetrical.

Cheers

Simon
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #833 on: October 19, 2013, 07:55:33 AM »

Michael, I prefer the second version. I like the impression of movement. Yes, the first is more symmetrical, but for me it is almost too perfect.

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« Reply #834 on: October 26, 2013, 05:59:39 PM »

I've been shooting way more furniture than architecture lately.  This is from a series that we revisit once a year as new product is designed.  I have a lot of fun designing the sets and then the lighting of course...



from our new IQ 260 on the M-Line 2

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« Reply #835 on: October 26, 2013, 06:07:32 PM »

Chris, very cool looking set!

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« Reply #836 on: October 27, 2013, 07:33:36 AM »

maybe you wouldn't mind some architecture then...

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« Reply #837 on: October 28, 2013, 05:41:56 PM »

As always, great work Chris and Ashley. 

Here are some recents of mine, architecture though. 
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #838 on: October 29, 2013, 10:02:08 AM »

Some recent published work (Modo de Vida (interior design magazine) ). Long time client and as usual as of late almost extremely low budget and almost zero time (private residence). These are scans from the actual magazine in print. Single image captures, no retouch other than lightroom adjustments and dust cleaning.
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« Reply #839 on: October 30, 2013, 10:24:16 AM »

If you had been given a bigger budget to play with, what would you have done differently ?

Or to ask the same sort of question from your client's perspective: what more would he have got from you, should he have agreed to pay you more ?  

In this specific case I would have used lights for the exterior specially for the landscaping to the right and also the pool and deck area and also the interior walls. Obviously I would have needed to shoot a bit later around dusk. It would have made the location look a bit more high end which is the clientele the company is going for with this line of products (the folding aluminum and glass doors). The space inside was quite small so it would have required a lot of creativity for rigging the lights. Rigging the lights for the outside areas would not have been a big deal but still all that takes time and more money (rentals, and at least an assistant or two). Also, the lighting would have been identical from shot to shot. You can see on the published shots that the light outside changed quite a bit. I could have composited the exterior under one of the lighting conditions but that also required much more time and the images needed to be delivered that same night to meet the magazine's deadline.

I think the images came out really nice considering it was just me with my camera and tripod and no one else. I had to clean up the patio area of toys, furniture, gardening stuff and some leaves that were making the background look quite busy. Also I had to remove all the interior furniture to make room for the shot. The wind was also moving the doors so I had to keep them in position with some ingenuity. At least long enough to take the shot. :)
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