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6D Sample Images / Re: Anything shot with a 6D
« on: June 02, 2013, 08:06:33 PM »
One from yesterday, shot with a 70-200 2.8L IS II


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Portrait / Re: Sadie - Lyra, Flour, and Chaos
« on: August 15, 2012, 05:22:02 PM »
Canon 5d Mark II and a 70-200 2.8L II IS probably

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Black & White / Re: Atlanta Oakland Cemetery - Infrared B/W
« on: August 11, 2012, 08:47:28 PM »
They look nice! What filter do you have installed?

I think it's a 720nm but I don't know, it belongs to a buddy.

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Black & White / Atlanta Oakland Cemetery - Infrared B/W
« on: August 11, 2012, 07:53:02 PM »
Using a IR converted Canon 40D, Shot Monochrome, and some of my own processing.
















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Portrait / Re: A girl and her horse
« on: August 07, 2012, 05:45:19 PM »
Really cool shots!

Care to share about your light setup?

Einstein at full power with a 43" Brolly Box, and a Alienbee 800 with 20 degree grid as a kicker.

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Portrait / Re: A girl and her horse
« on: August 07, 2012, 05:44:09 PM »
Silly people, she has black rider shorts on :)

Anyways for those with a short memory, Victoria was one of the bikini models I put up a few weeks ago.

More photos here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/trentchau/sets/72157630373040066/


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Portrait / Sadie - Lyra, Flour, and Chaos
« on: August 07, 2012, 12:40:40 AM »
Some black and whites of an awesome local Atlanta Aerialist named Sadie.  She's stunningly fun and great.

See more photos here - http://www.flickr.com/photos/trentchau/sets/72157630137830318/with/7377597358/








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Portrait / Re: Depth of Field, composition and thinking it through...
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:30:18 PM »
I recently did some passport-style head shots of a couple musicians with the 180 macro at f/11. In retrospect, I wish I had stopped down more -- the hair against the white background is softer than it should be.

So there -- portraiture with a slow macro stopped way down, but still not enough. Go figure.

Cheers,

b&

Step back and crop in :)  On some lens F16 could look worse than F11.

Well, I literally had my back to the wall...short of breaking out the sledgehammer, that wasn't going to happen...

...but the 180 is specifically designed to be stopped way down. It's a macro lens, remember?

And, besides. This was on a 5DIII, and the results aren't ever going to be printed bigger than 8" x 10". Diffraction is no way, no how going to be the limiting factor.

Cheers,

b&

Hey sorry, you know what you are doing obviously.  Sorry you didn't get the shot you exactly wanted :)

Just playing around.  Just reiterating the fact that it's more than just aperture.  My 85 1.2L II looks better at F11 than 16, and my 100 2.8L macro did also.

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fairly recent I guess.


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Portrait / Re: Depth of Field, composition and thinking it through...
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:14:33 PM »
I recently did some passport-style head shots of a couple musicians with the 180 macro at f/11. In retrospect, I wish I had stopped down more -- the hair against the white background is softer than it should be.

So there -- portraiture with a slow macro stopped way down, but still not enough. Go figure.

Cheers,

b&

Step back and crop in :)  On some lens F16 could look worse than F11.

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Portrait / A girl and her horse
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:49:31 AM »
So shooting a girl on a horse is crazy...I've been shooting for a while and didn't realize just how awesomely beautiful yet difficult horses could be.

Here's Victoria and her horse Ditto.

Oh note, I didn't realize horses absorbed so much light :)








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Portrait / Re: BODY portrait....of Alex, 19....
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:41:45 AM »
excellent texture, great lighting. 

Is that clarity creating the halo?

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Portrait / Re: Depth of Field, composition and thinking it through...
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:40:38 AM »
Sandy knows it, but for those who don't...it's more than just aperture that controls DOF.

DOF is

1) Aperture
2) Distance from subject
3) MM of lens
4) Distance of background/foreground elements from subject.

Saying that you can shoot F16 all you want, get large dofs, but also get DOF effect by focusing on your subject which is right there in front of you and getting that background blurry.  I agree with everything Sandy wrote in this paragraph

"I do think that lost of people who do not understand the basics of photography, like the mother at the wedding, or what not, are fascinated by the blur in the background and believe it sets things apart from the aunt or uncle with the kit lens and consumer body who shoot on Auto and regularly are at f/13 or f/6.3 or whatever. But also, just taking note from very well established and very groundbreaking photographers, it's more about the ultimate choice to know when to stop down, and why. For instance, many of the photos that have really changed the world, or will always be remembered, (or not, or just some of the better recognized photographers) are showing a lot of context in their work, which usually means showing more in the photo, not less. "

But also remember if you want a group of people in a photo you don't have to go to f11, you can step back, shoot a little wider, and shoot 5.6 and get everyone.


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I'm curious, why would you think B&H would take it back?

None the less what I'm curious about is what you were using before to do this type of photography.

I did not expect them too, I was just curious if there was anything that can be done :)

I was not doing this type of photography, I shot alot on the water, but it was during the day, and not fish, I used to shoot babes in bikinis (or less) and am just trying to settle into what I really enjoy (and what my wife approves, lol).

Thanks everyone so far for the feedback, really informative and helpful for sure.

Cheers,

Shane

Heh sounds like you need a specialized camera than.  Orsome hot lights for auto focus assist :)

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I'm curious, why would you think B&H would take it back?

None the less what I'm curious about is what you were using before to do this type of photography.

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