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Old Nov 2, 2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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The company I work for has asked me top photograp the 20 stores we have in Manhattan, they only want photos at night to avoid people and highlight the windows and decoration, take it with enthusiasm this project but I have found many obstacles to complete as trash piles up at night and many cars are blocking the front of the stores which prevents a clear view of them.

I will post some of the pictures and I will ask for comments before to present it to my managers.

The first night I was able to shoot only one store but I think I will have to do this photoshoot between 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM after the trucks pick up the garbage.

I went to the store in Columbus Circle and I shoot some pictures of the AOL Building and Columbus Circle.

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This is 34th St outside Penn Station





Columbus Circle





Inside the AOL Building





Sephora Store inside AOL Building





Have a great day everyone.

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Old Nov 2, 2011, 4:55 PM   #2
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Nice shots Marcelo. All are good. What lens were you using? #2 especially looks like a really wide angle, and a nice creative angle on the first shot. Well done.
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Hey Marcelo

Agree with Steve .. all are really well taken. Was surprised how clean the files look at ISO200 esp in the available light and I'm assuming you used the 8mm FE ?

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Wow awsome Marcelo!
This is almost what you see in folders.
I'm currious how you made picture 1 & 3 is that the same lens or is 3 shot wit a 7-14mm?
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Hi Marcelo,

Based on what I'm seeing, your company reps should be pleased with the results. I'm guessing you're using the 12-60mm SWD on many of these.

Also, a word about your technique, I continue to take note of how you frame and compose your images. These are not snapshots. They show the thought and effort you put into each capture.

Your images are always are a lesson in how to do things right.

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Excellent, Marcelo! My picks are 1 and 4. I love the angle of #1! Bravissimo!
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Thank you guys for all the nice comments, I'm glad you like it.

I use the following lens and ISO's:

1. 12-60mm ISO 1000
2. 8mm FE ISO 200
3. 12-60mm ISO 1600
4. 12-60mm ISO 200

I used also Topaz Denois to filter pictures 1 & 3.

Zig, about my technique I try to use the "rule of thirds" but in architectural and city escapes it something that I always do and I think works is "never put the subject in the middle of your frame".

Have a great day everyone..!!

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Hi, Marcelo

I also like these photos. I'm wondering if a circular polarizer would have reduced the reflections off the glass in the last photo. Of course, the last thing you need is more loss of light but it might be worth it.

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Hi, Marcelo

I also like these photos. I'm wondering if a circular polarizer would have reduced the reflections off the glass in the last photo. Of course, the last thing you need is more loss of light but it might be worth it.

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Hi Ted,

You are right, unfortunately I forgot to bring mine

Have a great day.

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You are right, unfortunately I forgot to bring mine
I can't imagine how you would forget a CPL to go shooting at night.
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