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Old Aug 2, 2007, 6:02 AM   #11
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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.

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Wow Roger
You have quite a bit of change from your usual excellent wildlife shots.
Interesting use of a wide angle lens of an interesting subject. Certainly if your subject starts shooting it is not funny
You really have no need to use direct flash creating the harsh flash shadow. Bouncing your flash either the ceiling or a bounce card or a Gary Fong diffuser ($60) or its knockoff (around $20) may do the job.
Say hello to your cool buddy.

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You really have no need to use direct flash creating the harsh flash shadow. Bouncing your flash either the ceiling or a bounce card or a Gary Fong diffuser ($60) or its knockoff (around $20) may do the job.
Say hello to your cool buddy.

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Actually a pure bounce wold make the the front brim shadown down to his chin.... with that kind of hat some direct light is needed as well. (Though a bouce card (still direct) would probably been better.) And of course if it was built in flash not much choice.

Take a close look at Bonanza sometime, close up shots were always using direct fill lights or reflectors.
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Old Aug 2, 2007, 7:58 AM   #13
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Great shots Roger.



Talk about one extreme to the other with the focal length though.



The sepia-toned ones really need a $price under them, and "Wanted" at the top.

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Strange lens to use for portraits but you have done a masterful job with it.

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Old Aug 2, 2007, 10:43 AM   #15
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Nice shot! Did you take it from 2 inches away from his face because I know you can do that at 10mm!
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I have that same lens but I never thought about using it for portraits. Excellent lens by the way.
I was trying to get use to the lens and how it felt on the camera. I actualy was using the 20mm part. I agree so far I am happy with this lens.


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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?

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We both got a lot of laughs and Art got 3 photos for his effort.

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Old Aug 2, 2007, 10:45 AM   #17
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Roger....nice :| . Your friend looks like one tough Southwestern Hombre. You can now add portraits to your list of accomplishments with the K10D.
I think I need some more practice befor I add portraits to the list. Thanks for the nce comment and for looking.

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Old Aug 2, 2007, 10:47 AM   #18
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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??..

Bruce
Bruce, I have no idea when I told him what I wanted to do I said come looking like a in your face Bandito. The fun was trying to press the shutter when he wasn't laughing or smiling.

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

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Hi Tim, thanks for looking and for the nice comment.


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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. . .:-))

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Scott thanks for your effort I like this look. Like most of this camera stuff since I don't know much its easy to try things. I had no idea it wasn't for portraits.

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