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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by FZ1 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:36 am

Here's something cool...

Tilt shift photography...
Tilt-shift photography is a creative and unique type of photography in which the camera is manipulated so that a life-sized location or subject looks like a miniature-scale model.
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/11 ... otography/
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Here's one I attempted...I took this at the BCS bowl game a few years ago in AZ:
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Here is a good tutorial:
http://www.tiltshiftphotography.net/pho ... torial.php
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by InspectahACE » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:18 pm

I always wondered what the Tilt shift lenses were for..
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by DMB2000uk » Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:15 pm

Was that done with a TS Lens Joe? or afterwards with PS?

It's pretty cool what you can do with TS lenses.

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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by FZ1 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:30 pm

post processed with PS CS4
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by hercules71185 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:54 am

to be honest all it looks like they did was take out the shadows in photoshop and add a blur.

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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by FZ1 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:31 pm

No shadows are removed...blur is added and saturation/curve is tweaked.
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Post by FZ1 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:32 pm

Awww...it gets cut off on the right side a bit
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by FZ1 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:47 pm

Anyone have a Panasonic DMC-LX3 p&S camera? I guy at work was talking to me about these the other day and he really wants one. Checking out reviews and stuff, this is a SWEET compact camera. No one seems to have it in stock and those that do, want a fortune for them. I can't even find out if they quit making them. If anyone knows where he can pick one up, let me know...he's kicking himself for not buying a month ago but they only had silver and he wanted black :roll:
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by FZ1 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:56 am

A friend of my wife has a cousin who is getting married and they can't afford to hire a professional photographer. She has been to the house and saw all of my equipment and gave me a call tonight and asked if I would be willing to take pictures (in a few weeks) of the wedding and reception for a few hundred dollars. I agreed but with the stipulation that I would take the pictures and provide them the images and they could pay me for whatever they felt appropriate based on the outcome since I have never done such a thing before but have done family events (not that it's the same). It's not going to cost me anything but a few hours time and frankly puts a little less pressure on me to do a great job (I'm gonna try though!) and I get some good experience from it.

Anyway, anyone been in this situation before and how did it work out?

Right now, I have the Canon Rebel XTi but have been considering upgrading to the 50D. I think I am set with lenses but I might pick up a 50mm f/1.4...here is what I have:
18-55mm IS
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100mm f/2.8 macro
24-105L IS
75-300mm IS
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Post by dicecca112 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:44 am

FZ1 wrote:A friend of my wife has a cousin who is getting married and they can't afford to hire a professional photographer. She has been to the house and saw all of my equipment and gave me a call tonight and asked if I would be willing to take pictures (in a few weeks) of the wedding and reception for a few hundred dollars. I agreed but with the stipulation that I would take the pictures and provide them the images and they could pay me for whatever they felt appropriate based on the outcome since I have never done such a thing before but have done family events (not that it's the same). It's not going to cost me anything but a few hours time and frankly puts a little less pressure on me to do a great job (I'm gonna try though!) and I get some good experience from it.

Anyway, anyone been in this situation before and how did it work out?

Right now, I have the Canon Rebel XTi but have been considering upgrading to the 50D. I think I am set with lenses but I might pick up a 50mm f/1.4...here is what I have:
18-55mm IS
10-22mm
100mm f/2.8 macro
24-105L IS
75-300mm IS
Upgrade to the 50D, I just went from an XS, and the difference is amazing, the 50D is so much easier to use
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by FZ1 » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:46 pm

Ordered a 50D body...
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:37 am

You're going to love your high ISO performance compared to the XTi :)

I'd think a lens with a low F stop would be great for portraits with the bride and groom in focus and the background all blurry. I'm just concerned that there won't be enough room for you to back up with the 100mm F2.8 so you might want to think about getting the 50mm F1.4 still.

Trust you've got a flash and know all about bouncing it?
(Take plenty of batteries for it)

Shoot in the shade as much as you can, and use direct flash to fill in the harsh sun shadows on people faces where you can't.

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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by FZ1 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:42 am

I have a 50mm 1.8 on the way :)
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by vbironchef » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:07 pm

Don't forget about filters and a tripod. Maybe a backup battery and memory card. Don't forget the free drinks! :)

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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by FZ1 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:10 pm

I'm good there!
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by FZ1 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:51 am

Here is a sampling of the wedding pics...

did some retouching here using surface blur & lower opacity layer mask (used healing brush and patch tool as well).
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Some experimenting with color...
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:34 pm

Looks like you did a good job with the pics.

Just be careful with the post processing, you're toeing the line on her on looking plastic.

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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by vbironchef » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:04 am

Well done! She should be very happy! :supz:

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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by FZ1 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:49 pm

I did hear back from them this week, they are thrilled. The bouquet one above was their favorite.
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Re: Calling All Photographers :D

Post by shaolin95 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:00 am

Photographer wanna be reporting here lol
Here are some of my first test shots with my new and already beloved Pentax K20D using a manual focus 50mm f/1.7 lens.

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I have a few more but I need to upload them.

I also have a K100D so you can say I am a Pentaxian! lol :ANAL:
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