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Posted By: metroeloise, 11-01-2008, 01:48 PM

My gear life has been feeling like I Love Lucy outtakes! Bit by bit the pieces come together. I am grateful to this forum for all the encouragement, directly and indirectly, given.

New lessons in lowkey random lighting fastpaced crowd shooting in clubs without using flash: Manual Focus! Another lesson that came up but I didn't use it was to slip the mode to bulb when the stage lights strobe. Next time for that one.

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11-01-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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#2 is a great portrait, has a lot of feeling to it and the highlights are prominent but not too intrusive. I do think it could be improved by cropping some from the right.
Overall, for the series, good job.
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I agree with Gary. #2 has a mistery about it. Nice work. JIMBO
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Whoopie!

QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
#2 is a great portrait, has a lot of feeling to it and the highlights are prominent but not too intrusive. I do think it could be improved by cropping some from the right.
Overall, for the series, good job.
Thanks! I am setting myself up to learn how to clone things out... This and a few others will be my object lessons. I'll do a crop as you suggest; I'll also clone to black.

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I agree with Gary. #2 has a mistery about it. Nice work. JIMBO
Thank you. She was "being Jakie O."

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I agree with Gary. #2 has a mistery about it. Nice work. JIMBO
Indeed. I'll bet Phillip Marlow is just around the corner.

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Yes, agree with Gary and others, # 2 is a solid hit. Very nice.
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Indeed. I'll bet Phillip Marlow is just around the corner.

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thank you

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Yes, agree with Gary and others, # 2 is a solid hit. Very nice.
Thank you.

I like the serendipitous nature of photography. It takes a lot of work to really get it. with #2 I have a few, maybe 8 total shots of her. I can look at the sequence and note as my thoughts were focusing on different elements. Noticing the Jakie O-ness and her openly extending to be pictured, I actually got this one in my vision for a result.

PP can be serendipitous also. Try different setting/presets and roll with it as one inspires another. With this shot I knew what I wanted. And It Felt Good.

"It"is all coming together in my head, eyes and fingers! Now to work on composition.

And here's the great thing of this: She and a few other powerful presenting and creative people have just asked me to shoot them! Well!

Getting the equipment gathered together. I'm excited!

Thank you all for the inspiration and guidance.
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Nailed the focus on the eyes on the second.... I have to agree... that's the stunner out of the lot. Overall though... a keen series.

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Nailed the focus on the eyes on the second.... I have to agree... that's the stunner out of the lot. Overall though... a keen series.
Kind and encouraging. There are a few during the over all night that are as sharp. Moving on to MF is a great break through. And I did it all w/o SR! (accident) Considering my AF issues, this will make living with those easier through the holidays. But when to schedule that month?

Darn!

Oh well... as my sister says: Suck it up.

Thanks again to all for the kind words.
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#2 is really good! The eyes in that last shoot are kinda cool too...
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#2 is really good! The eyes in that last shoot are kinda cool too...
Thank you.

Yes, she has "Mystique" eyes; bright florescent green. One year a friend went all out and painted herself blue and painted in the scales too. She won the contest.
11-03-2008, 12:04 PM   #12
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So great to see these. Love the lace, the colors, and esp. the expressions.
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