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#41 of 65 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 15 2014 - 09:44 AM

Umm... 2 speedlites in a brolly (120cm).  Oh, and technique-wise also a variable ND filter so I could shot so wide open.  :D


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#42 of 65 JohnRice

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Posted July 15 2014 - 10:30 AM

Well done and thanks for sharing.  I was wondering how fast a shutter speed your speedlights synced at to shoot wide open, but the ND would help that in some ways.  I've never used a variable ND.  I'm guessing it is basically dual polarizers.

 

I'd love to do some location lighting.  I have several monolights, so a small generator to buy or rent would be a lot cheaper than speedlights.  Then I just need an alluring subject.


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#43 of 65 JohnRice

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Posted July 15 2014 - 10:32 AM

As far as GAS goes, I've been wanting the current Sigma 50-150 2.8, if anyone is in a charitable state of mind.  After seeing these shots, a 30mm 1.4 might be fun.


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Posted July 15 2014 - 10:36 AM

 Then I just need an alluring subject.

 

Patrick always seems to have some at the ready.  Maybe he could loan some out.  :biggrin:


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#45 of 65 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 16 2014 - 06:11 AM

Just for fun, some black-n-white processing.  F/1.6

 

14669180175_1c5fea99f0_b.jpgPS_49800-3 by Patcave, on Flickr

 

14646179946_894733ea0d_b.jpgPS_49803-3 by Patcave, on Flickr


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Posted July 16 2014 - 06:47 AM

Patrick always seems to have some at the ready.  Maybe he could loan some out.  :biggrin:

 

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#47 of 65 JohnRice

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Posted July 17 2014 - 07:50 AM

I definitely prefer the color versions.  They keep the fantasy effect so much more.


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#48 of 65 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 17 2014 - 10:29 AM

It's weird, I've been on a black-n-white kick of late.  Especially on really colorful outfits.


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#49 of 65 Cameron Yee

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Posted July 17 2014 - 10:34 AM

I definitely prefer the color versions.  They keep the fantasy effect so much more.

 

Ha, I think I prefer the b/w. :)


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#50 of 65 JohnRice

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Posted July 17 2014 - 10:43 AM

I'd like to see the B&W with a bit gentler hand in conversion.  The whites are blowing out, which bothers me.


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#51 of 65 Mike Frezon

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Posted July 17 2014 - 11:29 AM

Well, for whoever's keeping a tally...count me in as favoring the color shots. 

 

I found them stunning and thought the vivid contrast of the porcelain model all dressed in white against the lush green backdrop was somehow lost in the B&W. 


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#52 of 65 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 17 2014 - 02:14 PM

I'm probably more of a high-contrast kind of guy, hate the mushy low-contrast processing choices.

 

Not shot with my 50mm ART, but with the venerable Canon 17-40L:

 

14493073679_61aa8554f5_b.jpgSP_20862-3 by Patcave, on Flickr


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#53 of 65 JohnRice

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Posted July 17 2014 - 02:30 PM

You callin' me mushy?


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#54 of 65 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 17 2014 - 02:37 PM

Just the processing choices.


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#55 of 65 ManW_TheUncool

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Posted July 18 2014 - 12:40 AM

I prefer the color versions as well... although I did find some of the blown highlights in certain backgrounds problematic for the additional handful others I quickly look thru on that site -- a few of those may be where I might prefer B&W perhaps, if you can possibly dial down those blown whites, which is probably more doable in B&W than color.

 

I agree w/ John about the (soft, lush) colors retaining the fantasy more.  Maybe if you apply a different tone/tint (or maybe duotone?) to the B&W versions on top of reducing contrast some perhaps?

 

Just a thought...

 

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#56 of 65 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 18 2014 - 06:52 AM

I get the "blown whites" concern, but they just don't bother me as much anymore.  I know most of the "rules", and now I look to break as many as possible.  :D

 

Another B/W for your viewing displeasure:

 

14497550367_2eb69fc698_b.jpgSP_20919-4 by Patcave, on Flickr


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Posted July 18 2014 - 07:02 AM

I suspect you're rebelling against this annoying trend where photos have no whites or blacks.  I don't understand that either.

 

Those last two shots work a lot better for me in B&W.  Especially the most recent one.


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Posted July 18 2014 - 08:10 AM

Oh, didn't mean to suggest having some (blown) whites or blacks is always bad.  I was only speaking specifically to certain other (color) images on that site in how the blown whites (and possibly also busy, bright greens) in the background seemed a bit overwhelming for me.

 

And yes, I also prefer the B&W for this last one...

 

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#59 of 65 Scott Merryfield

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Posted July 18 2014 - 09:17 AM

I like the color versions, too, for the reasons already stated. It looks like that new Sigma lens is a winner for you, Patrick.

 

In keeping with the spirit of this thread, we just got back from two weeks in Alaska. Once I am able to sort through my photos, I will post a few shots taken with my new 16-35mm f/4L IS. I did not end up using it as much as I wanted, though, as it just wasn't long enough for the landscapes around Denali, Wrangell - St. Elias, or the Inner Passage. I found that at times even my 24-105L wasn't long enough for some of what I was trying to shoot of the Alaskan Range, and had to use my 100-400L at times. I used the 16-35L mostly on board the cruise ship, when we toured an old copper mill in Kennicott, and while walking around Ketchikan and Anchorage.



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Posted July 18 2014 - 12:24 PM

I like that my GAS is at least paying off with decent photos.  :D 

 

Let's see the fruits of your GAS!!!!

 

I shoot so much cosplay, so I tend to go through a ton of color photos, and apply  various degrees of vibrancy and saturation to them, so it's nice to ease off the color pedal and just play with black/grey/white tones for a chance of pace.  I'll probably be done with my B/W phase in a month of so.  LOL!


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