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Portrait / Re: First post - Sharing work
« on: July 18, 2012, 01:31:29 PM »
It's a mixture of the lens (the 135 f2) being fully open, and post production using some linear bluring to create the lighting effect.  I used a varient of this technique several years ago for a set called "Lost in the woods" and it's always created a nice affect.

Here a sample from it




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Portrait / Re: Studio portraits, Share some!
« on: July 13, 2012, 12:03:57 AM »
i really like the light bulb shot but wouldn't those be getting hot and risk burning your model?
 

I was concerned about that last year, but they were very cool touch for when we did it.  We only shot for a few minutes.

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Portrait / Re: Studio portraits, Share some!
« on: July 12, 2012, 01:12:33 PM »
Nice photos, but what's with the way you're posing the woman in the 3rd one trentchau? The lighting, and surrounding scene is great, especially with the mannequin torso & arms & legs all over the place, but her arms just look uncomfortable.

That's the story of it all.  She was built wrong.

Ah, gotcha. Well, you accomplished that feel with me :)

There's more to the series, but it was shot about 4 years.  I would revisit it and do it better if given the chance.

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Portrait / Re: Studio portraits, Share some!
« on: July 12, 2012, 02:25:09 AM »
Nice photos, but what's with the way you're posing the woman in the 3rd one trentchau? The lighting, and surrounding scene is great, especially with the mannequin torso & arms & legs all over the place, but her arms just look uncomfortable.

That's the story of it all.  She was built wrong.

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Portrait / Re: Studio portraits, Share some!
« on: July 11, 2012, 05:40:25 PM »
Sandy you photos bore me, it's always the same.

Pretty woman.  Great technique.  The 135mm probably.  And I always see them on flickr.

:)

Good seeing you here bud.








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Metering and White balance shouldn't matter in a studio Environment.


And this is what is wrong with the world of photography today...
Congratulations on being the poster child for the "Lazy Digital Generation"

We are probably miscommunicating here.  They don't matter in a studio environment because

1) You meter yourself.  You are using Manual mode.

2) White balance is either 3200k for tungsten or around there or 5500 for flash.  If you are shooting off that, you are smart enough to know what it is.  Why fix it in raw when you can get it done right in camera.

So using your cameras auto metering and white balance is not required in studio.  It's a controlled environment that you as the photographer fully control.

What I said actually should be lauded by you rather than you saying it's lazy time :).  Make sense?

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Portrait / Re: First post - Sharing work
« on: July 09, 2012, 08:22:48 PM »
Thanks guys.

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The 5d3 has better metering and auto white balances - so that should account for "exposure, and color rendition". Both can be corrected when shooting raw.

Metering and White balance shouldn't matter in a studio Environment.

My old 5d Mark II's still surprise me with how absolutely beautiful they shoot in a controlled environment.

Just shoot RAW and forget WB!   ::)

Lol bad advice! :)  Studio lights should always been a certain easily read temperature.  More you do in camera, the better in the end.  (Lol I said better in the end)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Pancake Gallery
« on: July 08, 2012, 11:34:17 AM »
A few from the last few days, I'm currently doing a short review of it at my website.
http://trentchau.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/canon-40-2-8-stm-review/








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Portrait / First post - Sharing work
« on: July 08, 2012, 11:28:31 AM »
You know the drill.  Long time reader, just joined, first time posting.  Here's some photos taken the last 2 weeks.  Still using the old 5D Mark II.









Looking forward to the forum.  Had to decide on one to join and these one seemed a little better than going back to dpreview (ugh)

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The 5d3 has better metering and auto white balances - so that should account for "exposure, and color rendition". Both can be corrected when shooting raw.

Metering and White balance shouldn't matter in a studio Environment.

My old 5d Mark II's still surprise me with how absolutely beautiful they shoot in a controlled environment.

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