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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 08:16:49 PM »
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....



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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2012, 08:16:49 PM »

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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2012, 09:40:11 PM »
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....


Awesome photo!

extremeinstability, fantastic picture! What duration did you shoot for?

Thanks.  Well I'll be making an account of images today hopefully and try and explain in there.  Basically for the stars it was 20 second shots, F2.8 at 640 ISO with the Samyang 14 on a 5D II.  The camera never moves for the Christmas lights shot or the lantern shot.  The Christmas lights at that setting needed turned on for like 1 second tops then turned back off.  Easy enough to get the images for the star trail stack and then do one with the Christmas lights turned on then back off real fast.  Then without moving the camera still I'd do a bunch of lantern poses so I can just use which ever one of those later I want.  Those were with different settings.  I could leave the ISO at 640 and do those at like 2-4 seconds.  The only tricky part then is just stacking in the lantern frames as they are a lot darker and using "lighten" blend mode like the stars and christmas lights, well doesn't work.  So just used normal mode and had to mask it right.  Then adjust a curve on that and the other one so it balances better.
Thanks. I had figured 2 shots but now that you explain it, it makes sense.

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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2012, 09:50:24 PM »
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....





really awesome.

+1000...a lot of thought and effort and talent went into that photo, but absolutely worth it :)
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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2012, 04:14:58 PM »
Not exactly portrait but since I wound up in the shot I guess it works.  From last night.  Winter boredom resulted in getting the idea to drag a car battery and an inverter, with some christmas lights and well....



+1000. Absolutely beautiful

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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2012, 04:23:08 PM »
I could have bought myself a 1D X plus couple L lenses ::)
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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #20 on: January 01, 2013, 04:27:37 AM »
Merry Christmas

Very nice pictures! Was a flash used?  Just wondering how you achieved good lighting from front with lights behind them.   Was the room otherwise dark?
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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #21 on: January 02, 2013, 09:33:18 AM »
A New Year's cake for breakfast  :)
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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2013, 11:25:36 PM »
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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2013, 12:11:33 AM »
Some cameras… With Canon written on them. Oh, and some lenses… Also with Canon written on them. Oh, and a shiny camera with Fuji written on it too...

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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2013, 04:20:16 PM »
Merry Christmas

Very nice pictures! Was a flash used?  Just wondering how you achieved good lighting from front with lights behind them.   Was the room otherwise dark?

 Sorry to answer this so late.  I happend back upon this thread and just saw your question.  I didn't use a flash for either of these pics (I actually don't own a flash.. ha ha).  There was a large window just behind me to my left and so it let in a lot of nice natural light.  The Christmas lights were far enough away that the light from the window didn't really hit them.  Hope that helps.
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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2013, 11:44:31 AM »
Time to revisit this thread. Wow, that was a fast year!


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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2013, 01:26:52 AM »
Here's one that I took for holiday card photo.  First time doing this type of shot.  I wish I had a softbox and fill light.. I was using a naked lamp and pillows/chairs to direct the light somewhat.  Minimal PP.
Cute! However, make sure the picture disappears later in the coming year because if it does not you are looking at trouble that will plague you for the rest of your life starting about 12 years from today... ;)

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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2013, 10:32:27 PM »
Here's one that I took for holiday card photo.  First time doing this type of shot.  I wish I had a softbox and fill light.. I was using a naked lamp and pillows/chairs to direct the light somewhat.  Minimal PP.
Cute! However, make sure the picture disappears later in the coming year because if it does not you are looking at trouble that will plague you for the rest of your life starting about 12 years from today... ;)


Yeah, I actually thought this didn't post.  I clicked post but x'ed out right after.  Haha  I deleted.  good idea :)
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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2014, 09:18:06 PM »
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Re: Happy Holidays Photos!
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