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Crysta

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I agree

I can't wait to get outdoors and start shoot with both nat. and artificial light.
New models to work with as well!
Ohoh lucky!

Lately i've been doing childrens reception parties so all I got is kids/family shots lol

I cant afford model shoots atm. Need to save up for a 60d or t21...:D
 

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Get the 60D.
I'm looking to get the EOS 1DS Mark 4 as my next camera, but a Hasselblad HD40 would be cool too
 

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So I took some portraits of my daughter's basketball team.
Next year I might charge a nominal fee.

Used a 135mm 2.8 at f4.0
a Daylight bulb (5500K) on the subject's right side a 45watt slave on the other and my flash mounted on a bracket 6 inches or so above.

I'm just starting with this so ANY tips or advice would be much appreciated.

 
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So I took some portraits of my daughter's basketball team.

I'm just starting with this so ANY tips or advice would be much appreciated.
just b/c i played basketball ever since i could walk does this bug me... great picture, but put the words right side up! haha not that big of a deal, but it does look funny when they are perfectly upside down. ;)
 

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just b/c i played basketball ever since i could walk does this bug me... great picture, but put the words right side up! haha not that big of a deal, but it does look funny when they are perfectly upside down. ;)
:)
Yes when I saw it after the pic was taken I sighed.. yes the words are PERFECTLY upside down, not randomly at an angle which would have been better. But eh it's my daughter. it kind of makes sense :)

These things I have mental notes on for next time.
I actually plan to buy one ( nice and colorful ) for the portraits next time.
 

Crysta

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Don't you have an 85mm lens Crysta?
Yep I do, why?
1.8
want to trade a 60d for it? :D lol

:)
Yes when I saw it after the pic was taken I sighed.. yes the words are PERFECTLY upside down, not randomly at an angle which would have been better. But eh it's my daughter. it kind of makes sense :)

These things I have mental notes on for next time.
I actually plan to buy one ( nice and colorful ) for the portraits next time.
Your lighting is nice and even, but i'd recommend a background light to take the shadows off of the background and lighten it up abit.
Also, her eyes aren't infocus, they need to be nice and clear to make the image HQ, it also will give a more professional quality. I think that lens is sharpest at f5.6- f8


Get the 60D.
I'm looking to get the EOS 1DS Mark 4 as my next camera, but a Hasselblad HD40 would be cool too
Ill work for you if you guys me one tooo! :)
but I dont think i'd personally spend over 1500$ on a camera...to much. and I rarely take pictures bigger then poster size so i dont see the need. sure its cool lol
 

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Your lighting is nice and even, but i'd recommend a background light to take the shadows off of the background and lighten it up abit.
Also, her eyes aren't infocus, they need to be nice and clear to make the image HQ, it also will give a more professional quality. I think that lens is sharpest at f5.6- f8
thanks :)

Exactly the info I need :)

As for the background... it was a school stage curtain. and I ran out of room. so they had to stand practically back against the curtain.
NEXT time I will light it :) thanks.. but it will also be further back so as to be out of focus.
 

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My turn, not really a portait per-say, but I think it'll do!

I do storm chasing in the spring months, when I can... caught this beauty, among other shots, June 17th, 2010 during the Southern Minnesota tornado outbreak. ;P

(HookEchoMedia is my media outlet group for licensing footage to news agencies, etc)
 

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spider

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Crysta, you wish I'd trade the 60D! hahah
I will trade you an old Minolta X-7A with an 80-200mm though?
 

Crysta

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Crysta, you wish I'd trade the 60D! hahah
I will trade you an old Minolta X-7A with an 80-200mm though?
you silly
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im sure you can find a f1.8 for about 350 on craiglist.
 

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Only found one and the lady never responded :(


Anyway, here's a shot from Feb. 19th

 

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those last 2 are neat shots


keep up the good work


moose
 

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Much appreciated!
More coming soon

---------- Post added at 10:46 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:13 PM ----------

Just for giggles

 

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Cute shot...

BUT WOW.. is that the new full format 24Mpix 12mm - 500mm zuperzoom SpongeBob DSS-SLR ?? That thing can shoot 40 fps I hear :clap: how did you get one? they only made 2 and I know the Pope didn't lend you his !!
 

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Me and the pope are real tight.
It's actually a large format, 50mp sensor (similar to the Hasselblad H4D-50)
and it's only 25fps
 

Crysta

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hhaha the last one is cute!
I actually went back to see the hasselblad...rolf!!!

I havn't been able to photograph for awhile, I am itching too!


 
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Crysta

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Oh spider, love her eye color!

Heres a photo that I took randomly at a shoot, and it makes me wish the background wasn't so crappy

 
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