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#1 james

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:00 PM

Playing around a bit last weekend with some fun props and two great models. Everything was shot w/ the 17-40 hence the unwelcome distortion in some of them. This was my first time back in the pool this year, just experimenting.:

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Lighting was the sun from behind, and 2 flashes on the housing.

All comments (good, bad, how to improve) welcome.

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:08 PM

Here's one that the model really liked:

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 02:55 PM

Good start to the summer James. Nice clean lighting.
I've got my first shoot of the season next week.
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Posted 06 April 2009 - 09:49 PM

Well done James!
All the pool shots poping up here lately makes me think should I try it out as well :P
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:02 PM

Hey James!

Awesome work.

Obviously I have 100's of questions given my recent pool adventures but ill try to keep them to a minimum
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What sort of apertures do you shoot at? (strange I know but i'm trying to work out whats the best DOF for a human subject considering that the background is almost always irrelevant so a shallow DOF can be used I guess)

Who pays for the make - up etc? was this a pleasure shoot or for some one?

What time of day to you prefer to shoot at?

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Oh and brilliant shots! haha :)

I love the 1st one

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 09:20 PM

I think number 1 and number 3 are the stars of the show....number 1 being my favorite.

Great shots!
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#7 james

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 05:40 AM

Hi Cal,

I typically shoot w/ the 17-40L lens on full frame. That's like using the 12-24 Nikon or Tokina on your camera. I shoot the headshots at 40mm and usually use F10 or F11 with the highest shutterspeed I can get to make a black background. Since I'm in pretty close (hence some bad distortion sometimes) I use really minimal strobe power.

I would like to get back a bit farther for my next shoot and use a different lens - like a 24-70 (18-50 in DX terms) to get a different perspective. I think I'd have to lower my f-stop for that in order to get the same exposures.

I have a few makeup professionals that I work with who I met through various places on the net. They are usually happy to work with me provided I give them some of the photos to use for promotional work. I don't know why, but makeup artists here in Houston want to show that their makeup won't run - it could be the heat and humidity I suppose :-)

Here are a few more shots I edited and like:

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:38 AM

Thanks James!

Great shots once again

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