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Old Aug 2, 2007, 9:50 AM   #21
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Very nice, you did good for your 1st.
Scott did a good job.
YUP!!!! looks to me like Scott does know what he is doing.


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Old Aug 2, 2007, 9:52 AM   #22
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great result from a wideangel I wouldn't have expected it from.

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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
Ronny WOW!!! I like your version. Thanks for your effort.

Every body is being so helpful and I appriciate it. Thanks All.


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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
Hayward thanks for another idea.


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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.
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Daniel thanks for the diffuser thingie information. Looks like that thing might be a good idea.


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Old Aug 2, 2007, 9:59 AM   #25
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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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YEH!!!! old Art does look like Bandito. It was a lot of fun to try something new for me.


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Old Aug 2, 2007, 10:00 AM   #26
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Strange lens to use for portraits but you have done a masterful job with it.

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Ira, I guess that is the advantage of not knowing much about this camera stuff. If you don't know not to do it then doing it is OK.

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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.

Daniel
Daniel thanks for the diffuser thingie information. Looks like that thing might be a good idea.


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The use of bounce or diffuser are two different things. The bounce will create shadows in the eyes and more so with the hat brim. Flash with fill light may diminish this though. Promaster now makes a flash unit for Pentax that is TTL and PTTL. It comes with a diffuser and will both tilt and swivel. Used it for my DS and K100. I use the Gary Fong diffuser and it will diminish the shadows. Can't say how effective it would be since you are using thisparticular lens. I also use the featherlight version of abetterbouncecard which I made myself and very easy to do.

Overall, I really like this shot and any of the edits. The subject is excellent as well as thepose.
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Nice shot Roger. I like your sepia version best. The color one is great, but it is so good it loses some of its "bandito" look.

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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.

Daniel
Daniel thanks for the diffuser thingie information. Looks like that thing might be a good idea.


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The use of bounce or diffuser are two different things. The bounce will create shadows in the eyes and more so with the hat brim. Flash with fill light may diminish this though. Promaster now makes a flash unit for Pentax that is TTL and PTTL. It comes with a diffuser and will both tilt and swivel. Used it for my DS and K100. I use the Gary Fong diffuser and it will diminish the shadows. Can't say how effective it would be since you are using thisparticular lens. I also use the featherlight version of abetterbouncecard which I made myself and very easy to do.

Overall, I really like this shot and any of the edits. The subject is excellent as well as thepose.
Thanks for the comment and for taking the time to look. I think next time I will try my BIGMA.


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glad to see you having fun

for me thats what photography is about
and experimenting

for the record i prefer the sepia
it has a nice feel to it

i made a soft box once for my flash
only about 150mm square from cardboard, with tracing paper on the front
it just softened the shadows a bit

now you know a 20mm isnt a portrait lens
don't do it again :lol:
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