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  • in reply to: Just how sensitive to colour are YOU? #14415
    KeyAndFill
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    Ebi – Haha!  Maybe I should change my name to MainAndKicker.  I’ve seen commercials for Key & Peele, but I’ve never watched it.  Is it good?

    in reply to: Just how sensitive to colour are YOU? #14386
    KeyAndFill
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    Dang it!  I don’t use Flickr so this is a new experience for me.  Let’s try it again.

     

    colorvision

     

     

    in reply to: Just how sensitive to colour are YOU? #14346
    KeyAndFill
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    I took the test and had to share my results.  After my self patting of the back I admit, I could have just gotten lucky.

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5323/10290421195_4e268c967d_b.jpg

    in reply to: You get what you pay for #14090
    KeyAndFill
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    A large majority of all of her photos have blown highlights.  Apparently she has never considered that bright spots in a photo detract from your subject.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/941464_452722201472229_1925747548_n.jpg

    Instead of looking at the subjects eyes the viewer’s eyes keep going back to the bright blob that should be a torso, maybe she has gone nuclear.

    Classic faux mistake:  https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/72515_449023678508748_43768169_n.jpg  The face is torn between highlights and shadow.

    No attention to background detail.  Chairs from the ceremony piled up.  https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/1375134_518626018215180_380670754_n.jpg

    I’m not typically a basher, I usually just shake my head when I see poor fauxs who think they are grand.  But this one really got under my skin.  She didn’t even know how to attach a lens to her camera body.

     

    in reply to: You get what you pay for #14059
    KeyAndFill
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    Oh… and seriously, is the groom wearing eyeliner? Because it just looks like it to me.

    I don’t think he was wearing eyeliner, I just assumed a product of Pre-made action processing.  There is a photo of the couple sitting on a bench facing the water.  Selective color is used, oh hell, this picture… https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1377035_518627278215054_1094170781_n.jpg

    It hurts my eyes to look at it.  It’s not even truly black and white, it, it’s just not good.

     

    in reply to: You get what you pay for #14017
    KeyAndFill
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    Shame you didn’t look at their Facebook before the wedding!

     

    I could have but didn’t know who they selected.  Would they have listened to me anyway?  Probably not.

    in reply to: You get what you pay for #14014
    KeyAndFill
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    cameraclicker, I could have done that, but I didn’t.  I have photographed two weddings since I began charging.  I know my decision to charge or not is mine alone, however, I would have felt as though I cheated past customers had I done that for free.  I maintain a day job, I like what I do and it pays the bills.  All photography work that I do is after hours or weekends, and if I have to take a day off for photographs I will, I recently took time from my day job to do work for a local coffee shop.   There was a time when I did not charge for the simple fact, I wasn’t to the level that I thought I should be to accept money, but I also wasn’t billing myself a s a pro.  I furthered my education, I continue to learn every day (as everyone should,) and have shot professionally for the last couple of years.  Still a long way to go, but unlike the Bandit, I’m not on a strict schedule.     Enough of my ramblings….here is the wedding photographer:

    https://www.facebook.com/rpbphotography

     

    in reply to: Before and After #9398
    KeyAndFill
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    Congrats to you photogirl.  Your first post was a little creepy.  You have to admit, go back and read it, it sounds very odd.

    in reply to: Before and After #9396
    KeyAndFill
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    Actually, KeyAndFill, you could not be more wrong.

    I’ve been photographing for over three years and have my own studio. The reason I phrase it that I am new to photography is that I believe you never stop learning and three years if really early. I started taking pictures when I was 10 and fell in love. I have only been charging for the last three years.

    I am being honest in the end product being my favorite part. I don’t use photoshop, but paintshop pro. And I really don’t like too much adjustments. Using vignette should be a sin.

    Finally, I do not wish to borrow your images. I will even post some of my own. I am currently at work and unable to do so. But, I will when I get off. I don’t care if you put your logo over there. I do not wish to steal your work. I have had that happen before and I understand that each of use are individual photographers.

    As a last thought, (Sorry to add one more!), when you think of it, we all, at one time, started as fauxtographers. We had a dream to make it into a career. We worked our way up, slowly but surely.

     

    I’m not going to argue with you.  By studio, you mean you own or rent a space and in that space you have props, lights, continuous or strobe, a workspace, backdrops, the appropriate stands etc?

     

    I think it should be the use of too much vignetting should be a sin.  a subtle vignette is ok.  A lot of well respected big name pros will add a vignette when appropriate.

    in reply to: Before and After #9380
    KeyAndFill
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    I am new to this site but not new to photography.

    I received a camera for my birthday two months ago.

    My favorite part of the end product is looking at the before and after.

    You just shoot, shoot, shoot and pray, because you Photoshop the hell out of it before you show anyone, right, right?

    I would be interested in seeing some of your before edit (SOOC) photos and your final product that you give to your customers!

    Can I “borrow” some images to show what I can do, well, what I hope I can do one day, but the customer need not know that last bit.

    Sorry, I couldn’t resist having a little fun.

     

     

    in reply to: craigslist #8273
    KeyAndFill
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    1.8 at 50 mm the DOF is extremely shallow.  At 6 feet you have roughly 4 inches of acceptable sharpness.  So the lens may not be the culprit, just the f/stop at your current focal length and subject distance.  If you had stopped down to f/4 and kept everything else the same you would still have blurred the background and enough room to play with that your subject would have been in better focus.

    in reply to: Beginner here. Please let me know what you think #7963
    KeyAndFill
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    Focus, focus, focus, focus.    Work on your focus.  The two images you posted are soft.

    in reply to: Looking for opinions :) #7037
    KeyAndFill
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    The baby with the Santa hat – Where does the white fuzz end and begin in that photo?  You’ve lost the detail in your highlights and you cannot see a defining line between the white parts of the hat and the background.  There are also edges along the baby’s arms that are not tack sharp, the right arm fades into the background.  Did you light the background?   The white balance seems to be off as well.

    Just a personal preference, I don’t like big fancy watermarks either, but like I said, that’s a personal preference.  The font isn’t that hard to read but you do have to look at it to see that it says grinz.  The font isn’t consistent either.  In the first several photos you use one font, but with the baby you use a different font.

    in reply to: What's in your camera bag? #6965
    KeyAndFill
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    What is in my bag right now, that I carry with me?

    Olympus E-5 and battery grip.
    Yongnuo hotshoe flash
    14-54mm 2.8
    40-150mm 4.0
    35mm Prime
    Lens pen
    flash cards
    circular polarizer
    Gossen Lunasix incident meter
    gray card

    Thats just my bag.  I have other lenses, strobes, and light modifiers that I don’t carry everywhere.

    in reply to: This, that, and automatic modes #6808
    KeyAndFill
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    Just wanted to add this.  it was an interesting read.

    http://thecandidframe.blogspot.com/2012/08/this-is-why-your-picture-suck.html

     

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