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Reviews / First Impression | Profoto B1 500 AirTTL
« on: March 06, 2014, 11:09:37 AM »
Hi guys, just want to share my first impression on Profoto B1.. Hope this helps those who are thinking of getting one of these..

http://www.occhio-photography.com/first-impression-profoto-b1-500-airttl/

cheers.
R.

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Lighting / Re: T3i - 600EX-RT or Canon Speedlite 580EX II
« on: April 22, 2013, 05:06:11 AM »
Well if you are strictly considering Canon's flashes - then I'd say take the latest version (600EX RT). However, if you are cost-conscious and don't mind of having different brands, then I'd suggest Yongnuo flashes coupled with its radio trigger (either Yongnuo or Cactus v5). You need to set the flash manually, but I believe it is a great way to learn.

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Portrait / Re: Simple Portraits - anything to improve?
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:58:16 AM »
Absolutely marvellous shots, however, the last three lack 'sharpness', in my opinion.  Was this intentional or am I seeing something which is not there?  But, again, great shots and you are right, simple, yet outstanding.

Hi thanks for the feedback. If 100% viewed, I find the sharpness fine for these 3. Maybe you are referring to low contrast? Or perhaps because of the shallow DOF?

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Portrait / Re: Simple Portraits - anything to improve?
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:55:54 AM »
I like the last photo ;)

Nice job

Thanks very much!

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Portrait / Re: Simple Portraits - anything to improve?
« on: April 22, 2013, 04:55:20 AM »
I really like the last one.

Thank you!

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Portrait / Re: Simple Portraits - anything to improve?
« on: April 21, 2013, 11:50:19 AM »
Hello all, I'd love to get some feedbacks on the shoot. What would you do differently and why?

http://www.occhio-photography.com/macgyver-we-are/

thanks a lot!

cheers,
r.


Shots look amazing, nothing I would do really, maybe try some different compositions and angles. How about one with a natural smile or reaction? Something more intimate with the camera. But great shots I'd be happy with that result!


Yes, I should've perhaps taken some "spontaneous outburst" shots.. Will keep it in mind for next time.. Thanks for the pointer!

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Street & City / Re: Travel Inspiration - Venice, Italy
« on: April 21, 2013, 11:48:41 AM »
Very nice.  I was in Venice a few months ago for Carnival and loved the city and festival.

Nice! I really wanted to see the Carnival as well. But maybe next time.. :)

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Street & City / Re: Travel Inspiration - Venice, Italy
« on: April 21, 2013, 11:48:07 AM »
Very nice photos.  I was in Venice for 6 days last year.  It is a wonderful place for photography indeed.

Oh 6 days is heaven.. Would be able to explore more.. :)

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Street & City / Re: Travel Inspiration - Venice, Italy
« on: April 21, 2013, 11:46:54 AM »
This is where UWA lens could become handy ;)

Indeed! Unfortunately I only had 24mm as the widest at that time.. :)

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Street & City / Re: Travel Inspiration - Venice, Italy
« on: April 21, 2013, 11:45:58 AM »
Great shots Sir! I love all of them.  8)

thank you sir!

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Portrait / Re: Simple Portraits - anything to improve?
« on: April 21, 2013, 11:44:52 AM »
They are very nice.  Quite well done.  If anything, I'd like to see her eyes pop just a bit...  but you did notate them as "simple", so I suppose they are perfect the way they are...  With all the white & highlights I think that adding a little something to her eyes would just really draw me in... 

Nice job! ;)

Thanks for your advice! I'll keep that in mind for the next shoot.

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Street & City / Re: Travel Inspiration - Venice, Italy
« on: April 21, 2013, 10:13:17 AM »
Are they pictures you have taken yourself?

Hi there, yes they are. Thanks for visiting!

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Street & City / Re: Travel Inspiration - Venice, Italy
« on: April 21, 2013, 10:12:29 AM »
Venice is a beautiful city, I'd like to visit that place one day.

Thanks for sharing.

Yes indeed, Venice is magical.. You should definitely visit when you have the chance.

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Portrait / Re: I need your help to criticise my photos :P
« on: April 21, 2013, 09:57:18 AM »
I think you have had some great advices from the others already - from taking the flash off the camera, having adequate shutter speed, or improving the composition by cropping out irrelevant variables.

Another thing I would add is planning. Basically I would suggest you to get to know about the event as much as you can. From where the people of interest would sit, the position where you can mount/bounce your flash, timing, etc. This way you can be better prepared and know where you should be for a given scene. During your planning phase, I found it useful to survey the location by having the lights both on and then off.

Many people have their own approach, but for me, planning process is key.

Hope this helps.

cheers,
r.

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