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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #90 on: July 04, 2012, 08:31:56 PM »
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« Reply #91 on: July 04, 2012, 09:00:48 PM »
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granddaughter she is a shooter for sure

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« Reply #92 on: July 04, 2012, 10:29:33 PM »
I just wish my grandparents had gear like that... (although, at least my mum had some nice Pentax Spotmatic and Takumar lenses that i'm, uh, "borrowing")
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« Reply #93 on: July 05, 2012, 07:33:22 AM »
I just wish my grandparents had gear like that... (although, at least my mum had some nice Pentax Spotmatic and Takumar lenses that i'm, uh, "borrowing")
I wish that too!  My grandfather reckoned "Wer zuviel Geld hat fotografiert oder hält sich Tauben" (Those who have too much money either get into photography or keep homing pigeons), so unfortunately, no gear from him!  At least I got a Zeiss Ikon from my father!
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #94 on: July 05, 2012, 08:44:35 AM »
We started experimenting with self-portraits few weeks ago, here are first examples:







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« Reply #95 on: July 05, 2012, 10:23:31 AM »
START THEM YOUNG.  GIRLS RULE
granddaughter she is a shooter for sure

I like both of those shots Gary, cute kids.  Is that a 1.4 extender on a 600mm? 
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« Reply #96 on: July 05, 2012, 10:30:07 AM »
START THEM YOUNG.  GIRLS RULE
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I like both of those shots Gary, cute kids.  Is that a 1.4 extender on a 600mm?
   1.4III   and it works great most of my work is at 840mm here in Utah you need all the len you can get. but I just don't like  the 2x  would like the 1200mm but my wife like's living indoors I would have to sell the home to get it LOL 
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« Reply #97 on: July 05, 2012, 01:18:36 PM »
Here's one "candid portrait".
Shot with a Canon EOS 450D and a 50mm f/1.4 USM mounted to it.
ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/60sec

Let me know what you think.

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« Reply #98 on: July 05, 2012, 07:08:20 PM »
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #99 on: July 08, 2012, 12:53:04 AM »
I take all of my portraits with a Canon T1i and 50mm 1.8 II because thats pretty much all I have.  I find the most beautiful pictures of my girlfriend and just people in general to be when they are not paying attention to the camera.  Here are some of the photos I've taken of people, many my girlfriend when they were not paying attention.









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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #100 on: July 08, 2012, 09:05:57 AM »
We started experimenting with self-portraits few weeks ago, here are first examples:










Nice images, but not exactly 'candid' portraits.  Every now and again, we debate the meaning of 'candid', but as OP, I am really hoping to keep on-thread by having posters display and discuss settings/strategies used to quickly capture unplanned/unposed moments in time.  My intent with the thread is to see/learn what and HOW others use their cameras to spontaneously and quickly make memories worth sharing. 

I guess using a self-timer is a strategy I hadn't thought about till now, so maybe it actually does meet the criteria. :)

Just hoping all posters remember to describe their settings/situation more in detail so we all can learn to step out of our comfort zone of controlling the lighting/posing, etc.
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #101 on: July 08, 2012, 09:17:51 AM »
Here's one "candid portrait".
Shot with a Canon EOS 450D and a 50mm f/1.4 USM mounted to it.
ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/60sec

Let me know what you think.

Nice composition, thanks for including exif info!  Love it when they are unplanned and spontaneous. I guess indoors and hoping for some bokeh you needed to shoot more wide open (1.8,  but ISO only 100?  I'd thought you be willing to go a little higher to allow quicker shutter speed, but that's what making these candids is all about.  Quickly setting camera, do you remember which mode you had set?

My only 'critique' is post-processing (lack thereof). Skin tones look a little off. But, this thread is NOT the place to get into that?
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« Reply #102 on: July 08, 2012, 09:36:29 AM »
Here's one "candid portrait".
Shot with a Canon EOS 450D and a 50mm f/1.4 USM mounted to it.
ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/60sec

Let me know what you think.

Nice composition, thanks for including exif info!  Love it when they are unplanned and spontaneous. I guess indoors and hoping for some bokeh you needed to shoot more wide open (1.8,  but ISO only 100?  I'd thought you be willing to go a little higher to allow quicker shutter speed, but that's what making these candids is all about.  Quickly setting camera, do you remember which mode you had set?

My only 'critique' is post-processing (lack thereof). Skin tones look a little off. But, this thread is NOT the place to get into that?

Do you mean bokeh or bg blur?

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #102 on: July 08, 2012, 09:36:29 AM »

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #103 on: July 08, 2012, 09:44:36 AM »
The bokeh around the lights in the mirror, intentional or just good luck ;)
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #104 on: July 08, 2012, 04:48:11 PM »
My new assistant. Saw good light and took the photo. 8)
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