Show us PORTRAITS

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Re: Show us PORTRAITS

Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:26 am

Good evening folks. Recently, I find myself trying to crop these images to find something more personal.
The ice block and the drummer are prime examples where one can find an image within the image. Crop the ice line at the top, and the drum stick and I bet you will see something different and worthy.
They are fine works on their own. Still, I can find something else.

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Re: Show us PORTRAITS

Unread postby smulnik » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:37 am

Yes, donuts! I often use the 500mm Mirror Reflex at outdoor festivals so that I can get in close without being intrusive. But that also means that I can expect to get those donuts. Some people like them, others don't. But I don't mind them as long as they work. :)

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With a mirror lens though, if the background is too close to the in-focus subject, instead of donuts, the bokeh can get choppy in the high contrast areas, like in the upper corners of the portrait below. But I still prefer to carry this lens around all day at a festival, rather than my heavy 70-200mm with a 2x teleconverter.
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Re: Show us PORTRAITS

Unread postby smulnik » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:43 am

jbtaylor wrote:Good evening folks. Recently, I find myself trying to crop these images to find something more personal.
The ice block and the drummer are prime examples where one can find an image within the image. Crop the ice line at the top, and the drum stick and I bet you will see something different and worthy.
They are fine works on their own. Still, I can find something else.


I understand what you're saying. I also do that from time to time, and can sometimes get two or three different compositions from the same photo.
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Re: Show us PORTRAITS

Unread postby jbtaylor » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:25 am

Your last image is a fine example of my point. Crop her at the shoulder and something else happens.
Our equipment catches us sometimes. Even within those constraints, we can find beauty.

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Re: Show us PORTRAITS

Unread postby the_hefay » Fri May 25, 2018 4:12 am

Found this while digging around on my hdd. It's a self-portrait with my a580 IR camera.
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Unread postby bakubo » Fri May 25, 2018 4:58 am

the_hefay wrote:Found this while digging around on my hdd. It's a self-portrait with my a580 IR camera.


Nice. Looks like something one might expect from Interview with the Vampire. :lol:

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Re: Show us PORTRAITS

Unread postby jbtaylor » Fri May 25, 2018 5:26 am

"Now look, with your Vampire eyes."

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Unread postby the_hefay » Fri May 25, 2018 2:14 pm

hahahaha :D
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Re: Show us PORTRAITS

Unread postby ValeryD » Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:19 am

It's not Vampires... :)
Just some portraits from the reportage.

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Our mayor
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Unread postby sury » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:18 pm

Nice Candid shots Valery. Especially the first one.

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Re: Show us PORTRAITS

Unread postby the_hefay » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:02 pm

Nice shots Valery. Not vampires but I need to know if that is Jason in the hockey mask. :)
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Re: Show us PORTRAITS

Unread postby ValeryD » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:19 am

Thank you Sury, the_hefay!
I do not know these people(only the mayor), but they definitely wanted to be in the photo. :)
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Unread postby ValeryD » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:47 pm

Today, the first time "walking" on the report Minolta 80-200mm AP APO HS.
Perfect AF speed, but it still takes a little getting used to it especially to the weight of the lens.
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