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Candid portraits
« on: January 08, 2012, 02:36:11 PM »
Here's one to start off - I'd like to see more 'candid' portraits, rather than posed.  I'm curious to see what settings people use when they are not really planning on taking a shot, but rather when something interesting occurs and there is not always time to be 'creative' with the lights or the settings.  I was recently shooting a hoops game, and the cutest kid was on the bench teasing the players during a time-out. didn't have time to think, just took a quick shot with my 'action' settings. Love what the 135 2L can do here.
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Candid portraits
« on: January 08, 2012, 02:36:11 PM »

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 02:57:17 PM »
I was experimenting with a flash extender at an animal sanctuary. And a keeper wandered past .... this was into the sun


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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 03:29:55 PM »
I shot this of my friend Jeanine. She was playing in a tournament and I was preparing to shoot it. I saw her mounting up under some trees and shot her. I accidentally pressed the JPEG button, so adjusting the light was tough. Her face could use a little fill, but it was entirely "candid" from about 30 yards away. Canon 7D, 100-400mm, f5.6, 1/400, ISO 400.

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 03:33:17 PM »
daughter's soccer tourney...
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 02:03:45 AM »
daughter's soccer tourney...

Did she win? Excellent capture!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 06:15:34 AM »
Here are some candid shot from Japan, giving a nice cross section of society

A boy taking part in the "Festival of light" at the controversial Yasukuni shrine.

"Otaku" (geeks) photographing maids in Akihabara.

A novice monk chanting in Kamakura.

And a drunken salary man looking on hopelessly as the train doors close and he hasn't managed to get up or grab his briefcase  ::)
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 08:42:55 AM »
shot with 5D mkII and 135L...
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 09:49:30 AM »
Keep em coming, and include body and lens (and settings if helpful) :)
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 10:30:42 AM »
Here are some candid shot from Japan, giving a nice cross section of society

A boy taking part in the "Festival of light" at the controversial Yasukuni shrine.

"Otaku" (geeks) photographing maids in Akihabara.

A novice monk chanting in Kamakura.

And a drunken salary man looking on hopelessly as the train doors close and he hasn't managed to get up or grab his briefcase  ::)

Gotta love the man on the metro!
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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 10:44:42 AM »
shot with 5D mkII and 135L...

Clothes, furniture, toy and pacifier - all color matched!  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 10:56:27 AM »
Our son at breakfast time.  I was trying out my (now 2 week old) 5D2.  Lens was 50 1.4.



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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 11:05:37 AM »
Street photography in Bolivia, 85 1.8 on a 30D





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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 01:16:06 PM »
I was recently shooting a hoops game, and the cutest kid was on the bench teasing the players during a time-out.

Lovely!


There is something fishy with your export though. Chrome shows the photo green as crap (pun intended), while the other photos are color managed. This happens on both an sRGB and on an aRGB monitor.

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Re: Candid portraits
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 01:45:29 PM »
Here it is again - not sure why it is different


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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 03:04:41 PM »
Here it is again - not sure why it is different

It's the same thing. I've read that Chrome always considers that photos are sRGB.

Here's a photo exported with ProPhoto (I'm curious if it works). Yuck, it doesn't! It's green as hell.

Okay, here's the same photo exported with aRGB. It doesn't work, but the colors are interesting. The orange is muted.

And below is exported with sRGB.

(Oh, they have EXIF: 40D, 70-200 F4 IS)
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Re: Candid portraits
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