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nismo, there looks to be some savage noise reduction on that bride, particularly in the OOF darker areas. what gives, thats only 1600?

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i didn't do any on it. In-camera is set to medium for high iso nr i think. I doubt it would treat 1600 as high these days so shouldn't be any at all
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If you're processing in LR, those in camera settings are pretty much null and void if you import the raw. I have them all turned off on my d700 - especially d lighting.
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yeah it was all raw. adobe dng converter > lightroom
no noise reduction
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I think colour noise is set to 25 or something by default. I generally leave it on, but if you want to maximise sharpness, you can turn it off completely. Perhaps that's the reduction rancho's seeing, but I don't find it that destructive anywhoo.
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yeah but 25 colour doesn't really do much. luminance would have a much more noticable effect
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A few more wedding shots.
Not sure how I held 0.4sec for the last one after that many beers/champagnes...


Stepping Out by m_mkill, on Flickr


The composer by m_mkill, on Flickr


Backlit bride by m_mkill, on Flickr
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i didn't do any on it. In-camera is set to medium for high iso nr i think. I doubt it would treat 1600 as high these days so shouldn't be any at all

one spot that stood out was her left forearm between the flowers. dunno, maybe i expected too much from it after seeing such ridiculous samples from canon

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well, according to dictionary.com
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could be from my processing.. i didn't do too much but you never know

here's 100% crop from the in-camera jpg
http://i.imgur.com/IaFYJ.jpg

remember that arm is out of the dof so it's never going to be crisp
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yeah thats more what i was expecting, cheers. might have been sharpening that turned the noise a bit funny.

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or the beta dng conversion
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Use RAW you dolt!

Never!

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shadow recovery is what raw is all about! you're nuts only shooting jpg
you could always do raw+jpg so if there are any you need to hax then you have the raw there

learn something new every day. always thought if it hadn’t been exposed enough then theres just no light lighting the lines of the subject so it just “disappears”. Very cool to see how much can be salvaged

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hang on, Pez doesn't use .raw?

I've been meaning to start using it but haven't taken many shots lately and keep forgetting to change the option, usually cause I'll see something and just grab my camera quick.

Nope lol never had the need and extremely rarely get asked to shoot at that res (tho I did have to for red bull last week but I wasn’t doing the editing so I didn’t care :p) . To me its for editing and salvaging, two things which I don’t do much of. im just not that great at editing and what I do do *snicker* it isn’t extensive and the less time spent editing the better imo. I try to get as close to the finished product in camera as I can. ive said it before, I much rather spend 30min setting the shot up better or whatever than an extra 15min in post. Prolly cos of this, my way of working is- taing of my shot as i see it and not how I can fix/change it later.
also if im moving, i dial in a setting before i move, i dont just walk outside with iso 1600 :p if its unfamiliar territory, it only takes a second to pop a test shot

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If you're processing in LR, those in camera settings are pretty much null and void if you import the raw. I have them all turned off on my d700 - especially d lighting.

I don’t think ive ever used d lighting! I never really worry about particular settings specially of anyone else, as long as the photo comes out good thats all that matters, but this is really interesting to see how ppl work or more so what theyve "grown up with"


Back on track tho, hemi – that first one is off the chain! Love the light and colour even cooler they let you throw your strobes round the place, not always an easy task either! the other thing is missing the walk down the aisle shot, I can never decide whether to go with that or try something else. well actually I can, I go with the safe bet so I don’t get yelled at lol ):

ps. nis - im trying to understand this raw processing better, in your harbour shot, im guessing the ppl were cut out and adjusted as a seperate layer? if so any tips on saving time doing that? manually lassooing stuff is one of my biggest peeves in post.
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ps. nis - im trying to understand this raw processing better, in your harbour shot, im guessing the ppl were cut out and adjusted as a seperate layer? if so any tips on saving time doing that? manually lassooing stuff is one of my biggest peeves in post.

lightroom - adjustment brush - 'auto mask' ticked
it's not too bad for a general selection. it picks edges pretty well. then i just go over any bits that it missed or i didn't want touched

you gotta think of each thing you do in lightroom as its own separate layer. If i were to do it in photochop i'd either:
use the quick selection tool & then the lasso to touch anything up. maybe refine the edge then copy to new layer
or not select anything, duplicate the layer & erase what i didn't want.

or you could use the dodge tool and colour them in though that might get tedious
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oh sweet, THAT i can do. have used it on occasion but rarely to bring the subject back, i also need to stop using lr3 like its lr2 lol :S

specially shot in raw tonight and deliberately over/under exposed shots so i can mess with them (: will post my attempts (if theres anything worthy!)
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you should get lightroom 4 if you're going to use any. The adjustment brush is way more powerful than 3
http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/lightroom4-1.html

in that pic i didn't just brighten the people. also adjusted highlights & shadows, colour temp, contrast & prob some other shit too
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My friend and her kid She was saying that she has hardly any good photos of her girl growing up, as she's always just using her iphone to take pictures.. so I thought I'd try and get some cute pictures of her while we were at another friends baby shower (argh babies.. they're everywhere!!)


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a few from the meetup i attended on sunday..

this one shot with the 400mm.. amazing lens. WANT

Sarah by NismoR31, on Flickr

this on my 70-200

Jemma by NismoR31, on Flickr

and a bit of fun

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Gorgeous.
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Like a sweet little doll
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cool, diggin those shots nis. first one looks like one of the chicks from picker sisters... not that i watched the show or anything....*cough*

couple wedding shots, trying a bit of extra processing



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Both look great!
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i am really digging the first one pez
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didn't know you did weddings pez! like the 1st. The couple's height difference would've been challenging
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Native American at the Grand Canyon. I lulzd when he told me he stayed in St Kilda for a while in the 70's on a travelling performance around the world!


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Self portrait.

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from my first ever proper portrait shoot

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Super cute
Personally, I'd paint the top corner out to white or soft pink, to hide the gray divider.
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Quick home portrait.... passed 6 months


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You look all grown up! :O

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mamiya_prints_0007.jpg by KayVee.INC, on Flickr

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Great photo Cavey. Which Mamiya are you using?
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def. got a vice mag feel to it

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Now that I'm adding pics on here, I'll add to this one as well!

Here are a few shots from some portrait shoots I've done this year - this is an area I'll definitely be doing more of in the near future, so many options to be creative & lots of fun to edit!











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Howdy!

I've had a go or two Mamiya RZ67 with Fuji FB3000


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Cavey - love those shots from the RZ67, very cool! How do you find the handling of it? I've been considering opening the medium format can of worms, but would ideally like something that handles like a DSLR (i.e. that I don't need a tripod for).

6x7 format would be perfect, but the RB67 is pretty big, right?

Skerik - very nice shot, really captures his character well!

Here are a few new ones from a shoot I did on the weekend:









Still have a stack of images to wade through from this shoot, but happy with how they're turning out so far!

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yo karl, you should rehost somewhere other than facebook coz a) facebook compresses images and b) facebook is blocked at my office and i can't see your lovely work

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i already saw them on facebook

love the colours. and it stopped bumba from posting status updates for a day lol
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yo karl, you should rehost somewhere other than facebook coz a) facebook compresses images and b) facebook is blocked at my office and i can't see your lovely work

Ahhh, I thought I could get away with being lazy. Will upload them to Flickr this evening & update the links! Thanks!
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i already saw them on facebook

love the colours. and it stopped bumba from posting status updates for a day lol

Haha indeed it did! Thanks!

Rancho - I've updated two of the links as I'd put a few on Flickr last night.
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cheers. that 2nd one is outstanding.

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Thanks! I updated the links to the last two to the Flickr links, so hopefully you can see those. Also, here are a few more that I processed last night:





...and one I went a touch overboard on in Photoshop:

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Cavey - love those shots from the RZ67, very cool! How do you find the handling of it? I've been considering opening the medium format can of worms, but would ideally like something that handles like a DSLR (i.e. that I don't need a tripod for).

6x7 format would be perfect, but the RB67 is pretty big, right?

Thanks! The Mamiya is a bit of a beast, it with the 100mm it weighs in at 2.5kg You can get away without using a tripod, in good conditions.

You could look into a Bronica for a start if you'd like. 6x6 and more of them for sale and a bit cheaper I think.

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I tried some more. It's fun when a friend that wants to pose and do silly stuff come visit.






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