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A Stab at Portraiture
Lens: FA 43, DA 15, D-FA 100 WR Camera: Pentax K-5 
Posted By: jaieger, 06-24-2011, 10:51 PM

So my friends have been watching my photography skills develop all year and finally decided that they wanted to do a photoshoot. I said sure thing, and went all out for it - all my AF lenses were in the bag, K-5 + battery grip, Metz-48 flash + DIY beauty dish, ready to do all this strobist shizz. My first shot required an ND filter because it was so bright but I only have a 10-stop, so it was down to 1/8 of a second, and the Metz doesn't (or I can't find) the option to let me do manual control during wireless, so....I scrapped it all and did what I could in the harsh afternoon light.

I'm pretty damn happy with my results.

Also, it's interesting to note that these were the last shots I ever took with my D-FA 100mm f2.8 WR (#1 and #8), as it's now been sold off in favour of the FA 77 which I hope to receive sometime next week. It was my first lens after the kit lens I ever bought

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Critiques are very welcome here, this is one of my first attempts at portraiture, though it's worth noting this was a just-for-fun shoot between friends. It was serious up until the moment my Metz 48 went straight back into the bag after my first test shot
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You did very well. Most of the shots are good. 2 is my fav.


cheers,

Abhi
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Thanks dexmus! (:
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I must say you did a great job. I like them all but I love 3,5,7 10 and 11. Keep up the great work

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