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Old 04-11-2013, 04:52 AM   #601
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Nubster - See where your going, really like the muddy dew on the leaves for some reason I want more contrast, but that could be me.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:06 AM   #602
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Interesting composition, I like it! I would have shot it a little wider though, it's cropped a bit tight. And maybe brighten it a bit, it's a little under exposed.

I did studio shots for a volleyball team tonight, afterwards we had some fun using the studio lights out on the court. I love the way the lighting came out!

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DSC_0008.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr


Collage-smal watermark l by orchidman10, on Flickr

For critique...I wish I was able to get their faces in the shots more, but I was a bit restricted, love the lighting though!



DSC_0066.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr


DSC_0081.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:42 PM   #603
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Nubster - That looks better, maybe a little more white.
orchidman - Very nice, great IQ. I'm used to more cropping on sports photos, but not sure
what you were going for.

I'm reposting this image since it wasn't reviewed on the previous page.


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Old 04-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #604
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I did studio shots for a volleyball team tonight, afterwards we had some fun using the studio lights out on the court. I love the way the lighting came out!

DSC_0066.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr


DSC_0081.jpg by orchidman10, on Flickr[/QUOTE]

Is there a reason lighting to be behind the model?
I'm newb in lighting.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #605
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Fantastic composition of a simple object....
Excellent focus on the droplet and stamens...
I am no expert, but the green color fringe on petals is a bit distracting....

Here's one of mine:
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:44 PM   #606
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orchidman - Very nice, great IQ. I'm used to more cropping on sports photos, but not sure
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Thanks! I had the studio lights shooting very hot, so I was able to have my ISO at 100 and my f-stop all the way up around f/13. The only constriction as that I could only shoot at 1/200 with my strobes. The reason I didn't crop as much is because 1) I like the way the light looks on the floor, and with these particular ones, if I cropped them tighter, you lose the feeling that they are jumping exceptionally high.

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Is there a reason lighting to be behind the model?
I'm newb in lighting.
Yes there is. Mainly because I was going for some drama int he lighting, I think in this case it makes the images dynamic instead of flat. The second reason I did this is because if I lit from anymore in front of the players, one of my $700 strobes might have easily gotten hit with a ball. And lastly because the outlet was on that side of the room.

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Fantastic composition of a simple object....
Excellent focus on the droplet and stamens...
I am no expert, but the green color fringe on petals is a bit distracting....

Here's one of mine:
There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about this photo! I love it!!

Here is a shot of Persicaria 'Kawagoneum' growing emersed and flowering, I took this some time last year.


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Old 04-19-2013, 01:56 AM   #607
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very professional looking due to the white background ...

here is couple of shots taken with sigma lenses:
this is 150 f/2.8 macro(older one) :


this one is 35 f/1.4 :
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #608
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The second photo could use some more light/ exposure. But nice POV
Flowers look good too. I have started keeping a small DIY sunlight diffuser in my camera bag nowadays. Comes very handy when you see some flower in harsh, hard to conquer sunlight.

I usually dont like sharing fishy shots here but these ones came out a bit artsy so..

"The Pearl Bokeh"- My fav one-


Ammania sp bonsai-


kawagoeanum-


A long exposure one-
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:42 PM   #609
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I love this "The Pearl Bokeh" .It's remaining me for my childhood when we have been sleeping outside on the grass after long play. The first time we’ve open our eyes the tree under the sun looked the same.
Only dirt on the glass is little bit distracting.

Here is mine: "In Love"
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:20 PM   #610
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I love this "The Pearl Bokeh" .It's remaining me for my childhood when we have been sleeping outside on the grass after long play. The first time we’ve open our eyes the tree under the sun looked the same.
Only dirt on the glass is little bit distracting.

Here is mine: "In Love"
Haha.. Sorry if that was looking like dirt but those are co2 bubbles in water.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:31 PM   #611
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Here is mine: "In Love"
Lovely image, the subject and cropping and framing are very well done. Only thing I am not sure about is the pattern/grain on the girls arm, I would have softened that up a bit.

How did you create the frame? (not sure if you share these things... if not that's fine).



Monterey Harbor, composition of two images shot in infrared.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #612
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Lovely image, the subject and cropping and framing are very well done. Only thing I am not sure about is the pattern/grain on the girls arm, I would have softened that up a bit.

How did you create the frame? (not sure if you share these things... if not that's fine).



Monterey Harbor, composition of two images shot in infrared.
Nice one. Nobody can beat water and sky. + infrared=brilliant.
I still can’t make myself to spend $500+ for infrared Nikon camera.
Frame: black diffused one inside have been done with NIK software plugin. Color Efex Pro4.Image borders/From top right window. Type 4 border. Outside black and White –done with Picasa /even more fun imaging processing-last icon from right -borders/
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #613
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Here is mine: "In Love"
Lovely photo. Agree with the above comment about the grain on her arm.

Here is mine titled Sunday
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:21 PM   #614
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I love the B&W...it leaves me kinda wanting to see more of the back part of the truck, but at the same time, leaving it only partially visible adds to the mood too...

This was a shot I took during some K9 work. That's Paco in the shot handled by my friend who works on the local sheriff's department...

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Old 04-27-2013, 02:27 AM   #615
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Looks good, but if this guy wasn't directly behind the dog it would look even better I think.
I know with action shots like that, we tend to forget about the background ...
here is one of mine ...
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