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« Reply #880 on: November 21, 2013, 01:34:51 PM »

Not sure what you mean? The machine is there!?  
The company who manufacture the machine are based in Birmingham (the real one not the U.S. One) family run business who now export machines to Italy and have won a Queens award for export.
We have a phrase 'coals to Newcastle' which is very apt.
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« Reply #881 on: November 21, 2013, 02:34:10 PM »

Thought for a second you took it down for a revise :-P
I was having a browser issue i guess.

Thats just a beauty! with a beauty of a picture to go with it. :-)
Sure would love one of these to continue where my Nuovo Simonelli Oscar left off.
These heads are like the lever style as La Marzocco GS3
That water tray looks like what I put in my shower...nice touch!

Very nice work MrSmith! I wonder what shots like that, or a group of 3-5 go for in the UK?
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« Reply #882 on: November 21, 2013, 03:35:03 PM »

The lever group (made by CMA)is the same as a lot of other more expensive machines. The 1 group machine is 1950 and the 2 group 4500
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« Reply #883 on: November 21, 2013, 03:37:26 PM »

Beautifu machine.



The lever group (made by CMA)is the same as a lot of other more expensive machines. The 1 group machine is 1950 and the 2 group 4500
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« Reply #884 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 #885 on: November 22, 2013, 02:46:19 AM »

those angles appease my visual sensibilities.
Indeed!  Interesting angles!
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« Reply #886 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 #887 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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« Reply #888 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 #889 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 #890 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 #891 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 #892 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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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #893 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 #894 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 #895 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 #896 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 #897 on: November 25, 2013, 03:36:20 AM »

Is this one area the MF would excel?
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Re: Recent Professional Works 2
« Reply #898 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 #899 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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