Thursday, 29 March 2012

Some clients love choices. So maybe it's a good idea to generate it for them

- Give them uncropped and cropped/desaturated/etc versions of the same picture
   Basically, the original and its varieties
- Take care of the flash recycling
- When taking protraits, move around the subject to try different angles and views
   (full 3/4, both ears visible or not, etc)
- Watch the hands. They may appear too big
- Watch the posing
   -> Straight backs and comfort
   -> Maybe a slight tint of smile
   -> Chest view (Area of view)
- Take both sides of the face
   -> one side may give you a surprise!

Ok, so I may have to lighten up my "old school" style a bit.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Gonna be my favourite for quite some time :)

Just happened to have D700 with the 80-200.
- Heard the birds
- Opened the window
- Wait and snap
- Load on Capture NX2
- 100% cropped
- Final result

I do wonder, though, if the background is too distracting.
But the bird seems to capture all the attention.

The clashing colours in the background are getting more and more distracting the longer I looked at this....

Oh ya, just gotten a Polaroid SX-70 (1st gen?)

And of course a Impossible film pack. First exposure was a disaster; a huge undeveloped patch near the top.

Expensive exposures, since each pack comes with only 8 emulsions and costs almost $40. Probably have to learn more about handling the film.

Tutorial #1
- Protect the emulsion as it rolled out. We can use the pack cover for that.

Tutorial #2
- Press the front latch softly to prevent the undeveloped patch happening.

Seems like underexposing (turning the wheel to reveal more black) gets better pictures on this emulsion.

Gotten feedback that I'm slow,,,

I wonder why clients nowadays expect digital cameras to shoot continuously. Are they so into sports photography, or felt short-charged because I am saving on my shutter counts? :)

I think I belonged to the old school, mainly that every shutter must worth its own. Nothing should be wasted (ideally). BUT the main reason that I worked slow today is getting used to selecting the focus point on the battery grip :)

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Getting cosy with PEN #1

Finally devoting some time and effort to getting cosy with the PEN.
Moving around light, means no tripod.
Hand-held means high ISO :)

Monday, 19 March 2012

Finally bought a MB-D200

But there seems to be some startup issues.
Wondering if I should send it for a check...

An co-assignment with a friend

Passed the whole card to him, so no pictures yet.

Tried out the D700 and 24-70 combi. Really taxing on the arm, but very happy with the output. The D200 and 17-50 combi is really beaten hands down.