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Phil Indeblanc

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #900 on: November 21, 2013, 03:43:13 PM »

CMA, one of the largest, they make parts for a lot of the machines out there. Take a look at the Speedster by Westen  That would be fun to photograph!

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« Reply #901 on: November 22, 2013, 02:46:19 AM »

those angles appease my visual sensibilities.
Indeed!  Interesting angles!
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« Reply #902 on: November 22, 2013, 04:53:20 AM »

I like these shots a lot, but I'm amazed you actually physically cut the saw blade! I hope you don't mind my asking, but what did the magazine pay for these two shots? I have a similar potential job at the moment for a small design agency and I'm unsure what to quote.
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« Reply #903 on: November 22, 2013, 05:15:43 AM »

I'm not going to tell you but I felt it was a reasonable rate for a trade only editorial magazine of 90'000 circulation but less than my lower advertising/design rate. Im in the U.K. So I expect its lower than a US day rate.
What you charge is dependent on usage and what kind of client, these will only ever appear in the magazine once then after a year the licence expires, the fee's reflect this.

We cut them because we could and it wasn't that expensive.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #904 on: November 22, 2013, 12:57:31 PM »

I doubt they are lower than the States, if it is direct to client.
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« Reply #905 on: November 22, 2013, 02:02:24 PM »

Unless it was for a trendy style/fashion mag then the fee would be 0
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« Reply #906 on: November 22, 2013, 03:02:08 PM »

We cut them because we could and it wasn't that expensive.
With a little glue and duct tape you could make that saw blade almost like new.  ;D
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« Reply #907 on: November 22, 2013, 03:07:32 PM »

With a little glue and duct tape you could make that saw blade almost like new.  ;D



So that's who supplies them!

Good weeding, Eric.

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« Reply #908 on: November 24, 2013, 04:17:08 PM »

Given that I am getting paid for a jewelry shoot, I hope I can post some of them here?

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« Reply #909 on: November 24, 2013, 08:37:12 PM »

Nicely done, SB.

If they were mine, I'd be tempted to do a little more PP to get rid of the chewing gum (wax) that holds them up, especially in the second one.
But they're certainly much better than I could do with such subjects.

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P.S. If you need help with PP, there's a guy on the forum who is a real whiz at such stuff. His name is Slobodan...  ;)
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« Reply #910 on: November 24, 2013, 09:03:23 PM »

Yes, Eric, that is exactly the sticky point ;D

Have not taken them yet to PS (LR is not well suited for that type of correction), as I still have tons of pieces to shoot. In the meantime, I ordered Crystal Clear Museum Wax, (Simon Harper's recommendation), hoping that it will be less visible than the slightly opaque one used for those shots. I am also getting used to just how small the quantity of the damn wax is needed: every time I think that's it, turns out you can get away with a half of it. Kind of down to microscopic quantities.

As an alternative, the client is ok with simply cropping out the very bottom, as the top is what counts anyway (but, pssst, do not tell Russ!). That solution might save me tons of work in PS too.

I posted them here with the wax also to gauge the reaction, i.e., to see just how much people are bothered by it. I guess they are.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #911 on: November 24, 2013, 09:49:46 PM »

Slobodan, simple surf wax for tropical waters is even better than many of the expensive specialized product out there. I've tryied them all and stick to this one. It's harder so heavy rings won't fall down!
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #912 on: November 25, 2013, 03:29:22 AM »

Cool Slobodan, would be nice to see the finished images.

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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #913 on: November 25, 2013, 03:36:20 AM »

Is this one area the MF would excel?
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« Reply #914 on: November 25, 2013, 09:17:24 AM »

I'm sure camera types help, especially with movements, but in the end, this sort of work seems to depend for its success upon the skills of the people involved. It must be one of the few areas of photography where it's difficult to hide your mistakes. I would hate to have to try to do it. I know my limitations and lack of particular training/experience too well for that!

How nice if one could do all things photographic well!

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« Reply #915 on: November 25, 2013, 01:36:27 PM »

Very true, and if you don't have that particular interest or understanding inside, its even more effort to approach it. Lots of info to consider with metal colors, stone colors and facets, etc.

Paul does very nice work. I wonder if this requires a stylist, or he does on his own?
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #916 on: November 25, 2013, 01:38:58 PM »

Im not sure how much movements would play into this ? at such mag you are limited on the F due to sensor and lens diffrac, and TT/S is hardly going to bring that any further. I would think a smaller sensor would give you more DOF
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #917 on: November 25, 2013, 04:58:22 PM »

Hello

Thanks for the kind comments. It's my website.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #918 on: November 25, 2013, 05:05:53 PM »

Hi Keith

I often visit the LuLa site. It reminds me I should get out of the studio more often.
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #919 on: November 26, 2013, 12:23:26 AM »

Yes, out of the studio is always helpful.  It would be great to also hear your take on the questions and comments regarding the actual need for tilt/shift, and MF sensors, etc.

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