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Software & Accessories / Equipment Breakdown
« on: April 04, 2013, 06:22:33 AM »
Ahoy mates !

Just for fun and out of curiosity I was wondering if you
good folks could help me breakdown the items in this
picture, minus the smart ass remarks like, shoes, an arm,
etc.  What I mean is the 'camera' gear he's using, I've
never seen nor can I Google search any of the equipment
seen 'covering' the photographer's body.

I know lots of you are going to say "that looks silly", "don't do
it", and "that looks stupid".  Please get beyond that, be
productive rather than destructive.


 

Thanks in advance, and just list the best you can, I'm
just wondering where and what cost some of that stuff is?


Peace! 8) 


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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Problems with Noise in Dark Areas
« on: April 04, 2013, 06:04:43 AM »
One of the biggest improvements you can make with HDR shooting is thinking in high dynamic range before you shoot. 

That's what I'm doing now, thinking in color.   ;)


Peace! 8)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Here comes the Sun!
« on: April 04, 2013, 06:02:36 AM »
Shot this a few years back when I was still on Pentax gear.  I think it was a 5 shot bracket with 2 ev steps per shot at 450mm stopped way down.



Nice, you could probably still have some more fun with that shot.

Peace! 8)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: April 04, 2013, 06:01:30 AM »
Hit me baby one more time  8)





Shot last saturday (30 March, 2013)

see the whole serie on my site http://maximlinssen.com/sanatorium-what-else/

Greetz,

MxM

Bathroom is most excellent, what programs did you use?

Peace! 8)

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: April 04, 2013, 05:13:48 AM »
wickidwombat,

Thank you very much and I agree my
post processing skills need A LOT of
work, I've only started doing "processing"
in the last year'ish.

I've added to my list of "gear" to buy for this
hobby of mine, Adobe Lightroom.  Just not now,
I'm strapped for cash and a new lens is at the top
of the list.

I also agree photomatix ONLY works in JPEG and
well I know I'm loosing LOTS of sharpness when I
use DPP to convert from CR2 to JPEG.  Does Adobe
LR work in RAW?  Can you process HDR in Adobe LR?


Thanks for taking the time to work on this, it's one
thing to be a critic, it's another and more admirable
to actually help a guy and check his actual product
and work with that product to help INVESTIGATE the
root cause.

+100 to wickidwombat !   :)


Peace! 8)

 

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: April 03, 2013, 06:37:08 AM »
I made them soft, I applied Orton or
Lomo effect or both to the pictures in
ACDSee 14.  Well not all of them, but
most of them.

Peace! 8)

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: April 01, 2013, 04:49:35 AM »
Thank you everyone, and thanks for the tips.

I know I have a KIT LENS  :o ::) and I did do my best.    ;D


..and by the way, he did smile, not much, HE'S SHY and IT WAS REALLY HOT AND MISERABLE OUT... so ....

He did smile...I just did not post them... there are a lot more, but here is enough PROOF  ;)









PEACE! 8)

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: March 31, 2013, 06:00:18 AM »
Okay, processing is done...  ???

THESE ARE LOW QUALITY RESIZED COPIES 
IT WAS A BRIGHT SUNNY DAY, LITTLE SHADE AND HOT AS HELL,
I DID MY BEST TO GET THEM DONE AND BACK IN THE A/C AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE.  I HAVE A CRAPPY CRAPPY KIT LENS EF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

....  AND THEY WANTED HDR LOOKING SHOTS, BLACK AND WHITE, ETC. 

I'M POSTING SOME RANDOM GOOD (NOT GREAT) AND SOME BAD ONES SO YOU
CAN SEE MY RANGE,.... PLEASE BE KIND !


 :( 8) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :'(

It was a good day, so here are the results / outcome:

1)  I took too much gear, flashes, tripods, etc.
2)  I took a desk fan and extension cord SO WORTH IT !  It was freaking HOT!
3)  Laptop worked great, while I ate, moved pics from SD card to laptop.  :)
4)  My son helped out, that was good, two people is way better than one.
5)  I took 1,547 pictures, about 350 came out okay, 10-15 were good, none were excellent.  :(
6)  I made a CD of the pictures, a photo story DVD and two printed albums for them.
7)  Getting $500.00 and investing in this: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-70-300mm-USM-Telephoto-Cameras/dp/B0040X4PQI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=BXUXWWTANG66&coliid=I2JEP8WCBHXD6







































PLEASE BE KIND !  MY FIRST (PROBABLY LAST *cry* ) WEDDING SHOOT !

Before you reply, watch this....  ;D  w w w . y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = 3 i 6 T 8 Y t B X m A


PEACE! 8)


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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: March 23, 2013, 07:07:23 PM »
Shoot is over... now to process the pictures.. :P

Until then, we'll see how it....GOES !!


Wedding Photography Fail

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Peace! 8)

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Software & Accessories / PRO1D WIDE BAND CIRCULAR PL (W)
« on: March 20, 2013, 04:34:41 AM »
Anyone use one of these?

http://www.kenkoglobal.com/pro1d-circular_pl.html



....AN ADJUSTABLE ON THE FLY FILTER!

I tested one and WOW, this is awesome, ... but wanted to
ask before I pull trigger on this and buy one.

I did not know these existed until I saw a friend use one.   ??? ::) :P
Thanks,
Peace! 8)

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Lenses / Re: USED: Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:38:12 AM »
Awe, no one can lend a hand? 

I mean, it's just sitting there, begging my credit card to come take it away...   ;)


There is no IS is there?

Peace! 8)

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Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:36:47 AM »
Well, I've done a couple of wedding shoots as an unpaid amateur and so far I am still friends with all the couples. so it can be done, but never the less it WILL be stressful.

I've written a small journal about doing wedding photography as a non-pro:
http://christophmaier.deviantart.com/journal/Wedding-Photography-243847778
(If you are a deviantArt member comments are highly welcome) For all those not being part of deviantArt here is the journal:

 

That does help and thanks for the info !

Peace! 8)   ;D

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:19:03 AM »


Shot last monday (11 March, 2013)

see the whole serie on my site http://maximlinssen.com/monastere-king-w/

Greetz,

MxM

Looks good to me, MxM, a bit og a halo above the sink, but other than that, looks good.

Peace! 8)

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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: March 18, 2013, 05:17:47 AM »
This is my first try using HDR. Taken with a 20D and a Tamron 28-75 2.8 lens. I welcome any opinions (does it look too artificial?)

Thanks,
Dave

Looks good to me Dave, Keep up the good work and share more. 

Peace! 8)


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HDR - High Dynamic Range / Re: Post your HDR images:
« on: March 17, 2013, 07:58:10 AM »
Pic from yesterday....Manza Cape.


:(   I HATE MY F^*&^n kit lens !!!! >:(  EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens can kiss my ... right in the crack !!




Peace! 8)

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