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#1 Roderick

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:27 PM

We hit the hills on the 30th.  It was quite windy.

This is Aoife's younger sister.

The consensus in her family is that she's nuts :)

Stayed with the colour this time because of her hair.

1/169th, f9, ISO 3200, 105mm

Small crop and cleaned up in PS.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:34 PM

Hi Brother,

Yet another pretty lady, picture looks nice to me.

But, I am wondering about your settings, as I stated in your other post I am still very new and learning and I am curious as to why your iso is so high and why you used 1/169th.

Are those typical settings for outdoor shots?



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:06 PM

Well,,,,,,,

The 1/169th should have read 1/160th but that doesn't explain much.

First thing to say is that my settings wouldn't be typical and are never optimal.

I Generally shoot in Manual mode with auto ISO - in case I encounter wildlife.

I also have a thing about camera shake/subject movement, (and this girl never sits still), so I'm always a few stops too high on the shutter..

And finally, I wanted to get Gráinne in focus, so again, I gave myself lots of wiggle room with the big DoF at f9.

All that lunacy pushed the auto ISO up to 3200 which isn't too bad on the D750.  In my defence, it was in a pretty dark area of the woods.

A better man that me would have been at 1/60th and f4 maybe with a the ISO right down around 200.



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:20 PM

Got it, 1/60th, f4 and 200 ISO are where I would expect to be but again I have a lot of learning and practicing to do.

Usually I take a picture in auto mode to see the settings the camera would use and then tweek it from there, don't know if that's a good way to do it but I figure it's a good way to start.

And your comment about her never sitting still is funny, thanks for that!! :-)



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:41 PM

Beautiful, nice soft light, makes her overall look very appealing!
Paul

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:22 PM

Hi Joseph.

Sounds like a logical and effective method ;)

 

Thanks Paul.

I'm imagining how much better it might have been with sensible camera settings B)



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:40 PM

Nice Rod!  You have been into the portraits lately - you should think about a class or something ;); it might be fun!  I like the shot.


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Posted 01 January 2017 - 01:52 AM

Feck...I had to shoot an indoor Xmas party with my 105mm, mostly was at 1/60 sec f3.2 and still pushing 3200-5600 ISO

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 04:21 AM

Despite the limitations of light variation you managed to capture a catch-light in her eyes, nicely framed too.  Another pretty lass captured in a pic that caused me to smile, it sure works on that level.

 

 I often find I have not used optimum settings, in my case it seems to be down to ever needing more thinking time ..... by the time I get back to my PC I often wish I had done this or that...sigh!



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 06:59 AM

Very nice shot, Roderick!  Well-exposed and composed.  One thing I'd do here is chop off that space above her - just leave a tiny bit of space for the hair to touch the edge of the frame.  



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Posted 01 January 2017 - 09:17 AM

Thanks, George.

Re-cropped as you suggested and then cropped out some more ;)

Is it too much ?

Jonny, I have difficulty with the whole "interaction" thing with models.  I can get away with it when taking photos of Aoife/Gráinne because I know them and they know me :rolleyes: but when I see the work that George produces, I really want to try it.!

Hi Steve.  You sound like you're on the mend ! Without today's camera technology - and LR/PS, I'd hardly have a picture to show.  I bet that D4S would get a black cat in a coal house, no flash ;)

Geedee, more luck that judgement. I put a lot of the PS techniques from T&C's PS book into that picture but the catchlights are real !

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:44 AM

Hey Roderick!

 

Here's how I would crop the photo.  Just cut above - no need to crop to the left or to the right so much.

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 11:55 AM

Thanks George.

It looks a lot better






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