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01-30-2007, 10:42 AM   #1
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Hello from Ben the "S--T" disturber

Well...What can I say but....I'm Home!

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LOL! Welcome.

Great photo. I look forward to seeing a lot more of your work.
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yes, welcome Ben!

We've "met" already, but it's good to formally welcome you...
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You are a welcome addition to the forum. Looking forward to getting to know you and your work.

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LOL! Welcome.

Great photo. I look forward to seeing a lot more of your work.
Thanks..That was me before the sex change operation...
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Thanks..That was me before the sex change operation...
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I look forward to seeing a lot more of your work.
......and perhaps some more of your doctors work, as well
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hello and welcome fellow canadian. nice to see you are proud of our country, too!

your input would be much appreciated. this forum was the major driving factor for my self (K10) and my wife (K100) going with pentax. after years of film, K10 made me finally get off the fence and dive in. now I am just waiting for warmer weather

cheers and take care


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hi and hello!

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Well...What can I say but....I'm Home!

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the "other" forum is a pain sometimes...

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You're more than welcome here Ben...Your adivce and skills will be very helpful.
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Welcome Ben. you should have fun here.
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You're doing more than that sharpening trick, right? Some softening with the skin perhaps? The light rings are cool---pre or post? And you got a lot of small spots with colored gels?

But here is my first request-Say a person had x dollars (enough) to buy a studio strobe set-up. This is a once only purchase-not upgrading now or later (may add accessories)--a straight buy-in to the best tools for the job. Studio is 20 by 40 feet, 12 foot ceiling, can be painted, power is 220AC 50amps. What brand, what power, how many to start, what basic accessories?
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welcome, I really appreciate your tips on processing, as I am new to the digital image thing. I shot mostly b&w before (still miss that panatomic-x). Beautiful portfolios you have, your lighting skills are really gorgeous!

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Lighting

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You're doing more than that sharpening trick, right? Some softening with the skin perhaps? The light rings are cool---pre or post? And you got a lot of small spots with colored gels?

But here is my first request-Say a person had x dollars (enough) to buy a studio strobe set-up. This is a once only purchase-not upgrading now or later (may add accessories)--a straight buy-in to the best tools for the job. Studio is 20 by 40 feet, 12 foot ceiling, can be painted, power is 220AC 50amps. What brand, what power, how many to start, what basic accessories?
Hi;

Look, when I shoot in studio, the client rents and I use what they have which could be anything from Balcar to ProPhot and HMI etc. But for my personal work and when I shoot editorial for submissions I have a brand you may not know. I use these very light yet powerful "Multiblitz" mono block units. I have five of them, but usually never use more than three at a time for the type of lighting I generally do, which when not in studio is interior locations. They are light, fast and come with all that I need. I use honeycomb grids and rarely use umbrellas. My stuff is kind of a hard light mixed with ambiant sweetness. I know that sounds weird, but I always mix flash with tungsten. I don't filter much unless it is intentional. Too bad you don't read French. If you do, here is an article that talks about my lighting technique in Photo Magazine France, when I was still sponsored by Canon. You may want it translated.

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Here is another interview in another magazine I think it was in PHOTO MAGAZINE FRANCE and PHOTO REPONSES as well...

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Hi Ben,

It good to finally give you a proper welcome! I am enjoying reading the posts that you put in here and I'm sure that a lot of others are learning from them, as I am.

Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with us!
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