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Posted By: clackers, 12-10-2017, 09:43 PM

Australia's a more cosmopolitan place than might be thought ... half of us have at least one parent who was born overseas. Both in the case of Carla, with an Italian mother and Dutch father.

The second time you shoot someone, the attitude's different all round, you know them, they know you.

The last time, she'd been a bit tentative in the company of strangers for a morning, this day, she remembered me, and courtesy of me admitting I thought her name had been Bianca, there were laughs between us, and the expressions were different.

It was also a chance for me to use HSS flash to change the mood from the last shots, which had muted, soft colours, for something more dynamic.

The top pic is with the FA31 Ltd, the lower one is with the Sigma 24mm f1.8. If you keep the subject in the middle and get them to lean forward, you do get a different feel, shooting portraits with an Ultra Wide lens.





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Great photos with lovely lighting. I especially like the first one. And the lens flare definitely adds something, too!
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get them to lean forward, you do get a different feel

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That's what happens when you let your mind go walking around without a lease. Unfortunately for me, as soon as I read your comment my mind took off running before I could rein it in.

Clackers, I don't know how much of it is serendipity and how much is by design, but your choice of background and the colour and texture of Carla's dress produces a real nice aesthetic result. Between the glass panels, concrete walkway, pedestal and railing and your beautiful model, there is enough contrast and complimenting to generate lots of appeal. The sunlight is too overpowering and distracting in the second photo, just in my opinion, but I think these are a couple of excellent images.

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Great photos with lovely lighting. I especially like the first one. And the lens flare definitely adds something, too!
Thanks, Mike, I really wanted some smaller lens flare spots in the upper right to balance the larger one at lower left, but you can't hold up everybody with your experimentation, do that in your own time. Just take your half dozen frames then get out of the way to give someone else a go.

As I understand it, you want the sun itself to be slightly in the frame, and a lens with a large number of elements, with a big one up front. I have a Sigma 12-24 zoom that might be great for that.

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You've gone a bit 'Weinstein', to be honest, CB!
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That's what happens when you let your mind go walking around without a lease. Unfortunately for me, as soon as I read your comment my mind took off running before I could rein it in.

Clackers, I don't know how much of it is serendipity and how much is by design, but your choice of background and the colour and texture of Carla's dress produces a real nice aesthetic result. Between the glass panels, concrete walkway, pedestal and railing and your beautiful model, there is enough contrast and complimenting to generate lots of appeal. The sunlight is too overpowering and distracting in the second photo, just in my opinion, but I think these are a couple of excellent images.
Thanks, RGlasel, you might prefer the more muted available light images I shot the first time round, but to be honest, that style bored me ...

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Great photos.
I must be quite a rare Australian now. All of my forebears came to Australia nearly 200 years ago, and there is not one member of my extended family that has not been here for generations !

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Thanks, Tezza, yeah, demographics have changed since 1817.

Maybe a third of the participants in this shoot were Asian, for instance - and I'm half.

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Wonderful photography my friend. I do not know where in Melbourne you live, but with all these photos of beautiful women, I may just have to move there.

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