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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1340 on: August 11, 2017, 04:30:55 pm »
. . . .Firstborn did a styled shoot recently and the producers of Your Wedding Planner guide in Dbn asked if they could use one of the photos for their front cover.
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Nice picture, and nice dress.

But I can imagine that if the bride were to walk up the isle in the church wearing that dress, and if the light level at the alter is a few stops higher than in the congregation, then that dress is going to disappear and the bride is gonna look nekkid.  >:D

Give the glimpse of her shapely figure there may be a good pic there, but I am not sure how much the wedding mommy and grandmommy brigade would  enjoy that.

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1341 on: August 11, 2017, 04:46:55 pm »
Haha, I'm sure it's only the Russian and redneck weddings where the brides reveal a lot more than should be.

The styled shoots are obviously more showcasing the photographers, models, dress designers, hair and makeup people, cake makers and decor artists. It does help a lot having an attractive model as some rather plump lasses have these visions of the photographers making them look like Sports Illustrated cover models.

 

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« Reply #1342 on: August 11, 2017, 07:32:39 pm »
GG, from all ive read i would stay clear off sigma 150-600.  Unless it is 'Sport' variant, but thatis significantly more expensive. When i was looking into this some time ago, by far the best reasonable budget one was tamron 150-600. If you are willing to pay slightly more, nikkor 200-500 has very high reputation.

Tom, f4 400 plus teleconverter will cost ton of money - even second hand. For my money i would go with thw second hand 200-500.

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1343 on: August 11, 2017, 07:40:05 pm »
GG, from all ive read i would stay clear off sigma 150-600.  Unless it is 'Sport' variant, but thatis significantly more expensive. When i was looking into this some time ago, by far the best reasonable budget one was tamron 150-600. If you are willing to pay slightly more, nikkor 200-500 has very high reputation.

Tom, f4 400 plus teleconverter will cost ton of money - even second hand. For my money i would go with thw second hand 200-500.

Thanks Martin, appreciate your advise!  :thumleft:

I'll keep looking for the 200-500, they do surface every now and again!
 

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1344 on: August 11, 2017, 07:48:09 pm »
The other option would be nikkor 300 mm f4 ais with teleconverter. These lenses have cultish reputation and they had (maybe stol do have) one second hand at kameraz for r10k.

But i suspect that may be too short for you....

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1345 on: August 11, 2017, 10:03:37 pm »
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1346 on: August 11, 2017, 10:05:00 pm »
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1347 on: August 11, 2017, 10:06:01 pm »
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1348 on: August 11, 2017, 10:07:03 pm »
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1349 on: August 11, 2017, 10:08:02 pm »
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1350 on: August 11, 2017, 10:09:58 pm »
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1351 on: August 12, 2017, 10:29:47 am »
Beautiful landscapes Martin! I know how difficult it is to get the exposure spot on in the Mountains due to dark shades and the bright areas. To get it all exposed without the picture looking flat. I have a bad habit of deliberatly exposing to the left and then lifting the shadows later in Lightroom. I found recently that one capture more detail (at least in my experience) to have a more 'normal' exposure and then use a gradiated filter for the sky. Ok a filter or brush can't save blinkers but I do my best to avoid them.

On my next hike I want to take the tripot and do some bracketing. Very easy to put that together in lightroom afterwards.

Btw looks like a very special hike!!
 

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1352 on: August 12, 2017, 11:23:27 am »
AEB in Continuous mode works a treat
 

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1353 on: August 12, 2017, 03:02:25 pm »
Beautiful landscapes Martin! I know how difficult it is to get the exposure spot on in the Mountains due to dark shades and the bright areas. To get it all exposed without the picture looking flat. I have a bad habit of deliberatly exposing to the left and then lifting the shadows later in Lightroom. I found recently that one capture more detail (at least in my experience) to have a more 'normal' exposure and then use a gradiated filter for the sky. Ok a filter or brush can't save blinkers but I do my best to avoid them.

On my next hike I want to take the tripot and do some bracketing. Very easy to put that together in lightroom afterwards.

Btw looks like a very special hike!!

Actualy with mirrorless it is pretty easy, because you have live view of the image in the viewfinder, so you see exactly what you are gooing to get. Just by moving the exposure square (i use spot metering) between the light and dark spots the exposure adjusts real time in front of your eyes before you take the image.

Much more difficult with dslr as you dont have live view of exposore in ovf. General recommendation is to actualy expose to the rght and then adjust it post - ie darken to get richer colours and contrast. That way you get more info in the file and avoid noise in the dark spots better.

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1354 on: August 14, 2017, 04:48:44 pm »
You guys are really getting some epic images...

here are a few I have taken this last week... actually managed to get a fairly decent flying shot which I am pretty chuffed with, especially as the lens is not that fast...
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1355 on: August 14, 2017, 04:50:49 pm »
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1356 on: August 14, 2017, 04:51:41 pm »
and a sun rise...
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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1357 on: August 14, 2017, 04:52:14 pm »
Great shots, Malibu
 

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1358 on: August 14, 2017, 04:58:09 pm »
 :o Wow - Stunning!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Learning photography
« Reply #1359 on: August 14, 2017, 05:05:08 pm »
Fantastic images Malibu!  :thumleft: :thumleft: