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WackyRoger Aug 1, 2007 3:21 PM

Sigma 10-20 portraits (My 1st try)

I am still trying to get used to this lens so I had a friend pose for a portrait shot. My first try at this kind of photo. I was trying to get a Bandito look.

I bought the lens for landscape background photos for the wildlife shots. I decided OH Well instead of landscapes or wild animals it was time to try a living breathing people.


superakuma Aug 1, 2007 3:40 PM

Nice shot! Did you take it from 2 inches away from his face because I know you can do that at 10mm!

I have that same lens but I never thought about using it for portraits. Excellent lens by the way.

bilybianca Aug 1, 2007 4:10 PM

Nice, unususal use of an ultra-wide. The sepia version works best for me. I'm not sure who had the most fun, you or the model?


lesmore49 Aug 1, 2007 4:52 PM

Roger....nice :| . Your friend looks like one tough Southwestern Hombre. You can now add portraits to your list of accomplishments with the K10D.

baltochef920 Aug 1, 2007 8:10 PM

Hey Roger

Really like the color shot!!

What's your friend holding in his left hand??..

A cut-down H & R Topper in .410, perhaps??..


NonEntity1 Aug 1, 2007 10:01 PM

Good work from both you and the lens Roger. My preference is the color version but the sepia works really well for the subject.


snostorm Aug 1, 2007 11:25 PM

Hi Roger,

I really like this shot! Thinking outside the box is always good -- thanks for illustrating this for me. . . I would have never thought to shoot this with a very wide angle FL.

The sepia is my favorite, but even that doesn't give it the atmosphere I think it deserves

Hope you don't mind my playing a little -- but this is the way I envisioned this portrait when I first saw it:

(if you don't like it, just say the word and I'll delete it. . . but I couldn't help myself. . .:-))


Rodney9 Aug 1, 2007 11:51 PM

Very nice, you did good for your 1st.
Scott did a good job.

rhermans Aug 2, 2007 1:26 AM

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great result from a wideangel I wouldn't have expected it from.

as Scott said.

Thinking outside the box is always good
really like the color version, the b&w is for me a bit on the light side.

Would have gone more for something like the below version.

(only nitpicking) Great shot - Ronny

Hayward Aug 2, 2007 4:39 AM

rhermans wrote:

Would have gone more for something like the below version.

(only nitpicking) Great shot - Ronny

Yeah I agree the hat brim shadow was a bit distracting..., but might have gone fore cloning the background vs turning it black.... more nit picking ;)

But also agree a great shot Roger

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