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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:56 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:57 am 
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Forgot to mention - all shot with 50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.4, Carl Zeiss 2/35 and there's even a 14-24mm in there as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:36 am 
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Really nice shots. I love the black and white textures and the sense of age and character in the faces.

I have a question..... What do you say when you ask people like this if you can take their photo and how do you stop them from adopting a pose?

They look so natural and as you say they look through the camera....

Great stuff.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Thanks robbon44

If the shot is a candid or 'environmental portrait' then I'm not posing them. The language barrier makes that impossible. If I see a pose when I'm walking about that I like then I'll just waggle the camera and if I get a 'yes' then ask them not to move. Obviously if it's candid then I'll be shooting with an 85mm or so and further away, so I'll make it look as much as possible as if I'm photographing past the subject of around the subject and then wait for the right moment. If they're standing still or sitting still then using the AF lock button on the back of my Nikon I'll acquire focus, look away and see if I can sense the right moment to take the shot. I then know I'm locked on focus without having to resort to zone focussing and larger depth of field.


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No.s 4 and 28- the light reflected from those garments is incredible. Thanks for catching it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:59 am 
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MrCliff wrote:
No.s 4 and 28- the light reflected from those garments is incredible. Thanks for catching it.


Thanks MrCliff

The clothing and the way it drapes really lends itself to b&w tones, which is brought out further in my processing technique. Tonal contrast adjustments using Nik Software Colour Efex, before conversion to b&w, can either give you a pseudo HDR look if over done or a subtle pop to the subjects and clothing if you hold back a little.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:40 pm 
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Thanks for sharing the wonderful images and shooting tips!

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Great collection, great achievement. Congratulations!

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I very much enjoy watching your works. Stunning shots. :wink:

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Amazing shots, great composition and lighting in all of them, good job :D

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