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02-22-2008, 08:44 PM   #1
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Only used the 31mm Limited...

We finally saw some dry weather! So, Bailey and I went for a stroll in downtown Portland.

Even though I had my camera bag, I only used the K10D with the FA 31mm 1.8 Limited. As it began to get dark, I also pulled out the AF-540, firing it wirelessly.







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All of them are great but #2 and #3 are the real eye-catchers for me Hamid. Hands down #2 is a 9.5/10, just noticed that thing in the right upper corner which loses a half point

Great stuff Hamid!
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All of them are great but #2 and #3 are the real eye-catchers for me Hamid. Hands down #2 is a 9.5/10, just noticed that thing in the right upper corner which loses a half point

Great stuff Hamid!
Darn it! Missed it by a half point! Bugger!

Amazing the things I miss both during the shot and even after going through them.

How does this crop work for you?

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Great work again. Go fa 31ltd!

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Great subtle unsharpness in the background. Just a little bit unsharp.
Thanks for sharing!
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Great work again. Go fa 31ltd!
Thanks! It's always a fun lens!

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Great subtle unsharpness in the background. Just a little bit unsharp.
Thanks for sharing!
By unsharpness, I think you mean the blurred, out of focus areas? Another term for that is bokeh (from the Japanese words meaning blur). Thanks for your thoughts!
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Portraits of Michelle (4 images)

I worked with Michelle in my garage setup last week. Finally got around to processing some images. All shots taken with the K10D. I alternated between the FA 50mm 1.4, FA 31mm 1.8 Limited and DA* 50-135mm 2.8.







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Hi, 1st off I have never taken and nor do i know much about potraiture but these look really great to me. They all look very well exposed with nice touches of DOF in the last 3. The only thing for me is that you seem to have chopped the very top of her head off in the 1st 3, maybe this is a framing technique I dont know, it doesnt detract from the pics I just wonder what they would be like if her whole head was in frame Very pretty model too.

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The last shot is my favorite. Great new angle there
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I like 3 & 4 the best. I think these 2 shots are for her the most flattering.
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Hi, 1st off I have never taken and nor do i know much about potraiture but these look really great to me. They all look very well exposed with nice touches of DOF in the last 3. The only thing for me is that you seem to have chopped the very top of her head off in the 1st 3, maybe this is a framing technique I dont know, it doesnt detract from the pics I just wonder what they would be like if her whole head was in frame Very pretty model too.
I chop off a lot of heads! LOL! And, sometimes, I let the tops in. It's just a framing style that I feel creates a more intimate feel with the viewer, helping to fill the frame.... when we're gazing into a loved one's eyes, we don't always look at the top of their noggins!

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The last shot is my favorite. Great new angle there
Thanks! I live for shots like that.... start out a shoot doing some nice portraits... as both model and photographer get used to one another, start looking for those creative angles.

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I like 3 & 4 the best. I think these 2 shots are for her the most flattering.
Thanks Jeff! Those are my 2 favorites from the shoot too.
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Nice work. The lighting looks great. The last 2 are my favorites.
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The last shot is my favorite. Great new angle there


Yes i concur gr8 detail
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really like the last photo, nice work Hamid
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I disagree, a beautifully shaped 'top of a noggin' is the 1st thing I look for in a girl, lol
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