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Old Aug 23, 2007, 11:08 PM   #1
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I went to this show Thursday night (1st of 3 I believe)

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I had no time even to process these images. These are snap shots. When I have time, hardly ever, I will rearrange them likely in winter time. There is a lot happening in Toronto in warmer days.












































Most were done with FA135mm . All at F4. I really have to rein in the sharpness of this lens.






This one at F4 has the face in focus but off already by the ear and hair. I would not recommend it unless the subject is perfect




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Old Aug 24, 2007, 5:56 AM   #2
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Daniel and the pretty girls again!



How does he do it???



No2 looks very nice.



Great sharpness on the lens - surprised it didn't fog over - LOL



No envy - really......

My other half would kill me for looking, let alone taking pics!!!





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Old Aug 24, 2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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Daniel and the pretty girls again!¬*
How does he do it???
No2 looks very nice.¬*
Great sharpness on the lens - surprised it didn't fog over - LOL¬*
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You got it right on. I am the least fashion literate persons amongst friends/relatives. I was hardly focusing on the fashion at all.
Taking interesting portrait shots is not easy at all. Maybe the 'boring shot' thread is getting me.

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Old Aug 24, 2007, 2:54 PM   #4
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Daniel, that is some really nice color and excellent exposure especially considering the environment. Well done.

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Great shots-I'm sure they had to be taken quickly-just wondered how you were able to get such great skin tones-latey some of my shots are pretty bad-skin is washed out-looks like they need a good mortician. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Using a DS with a DA 50-200 and a DA40 2.8 Thanks
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Great shots-I'm sure they had to be taken quickly-just wondered how you were able to get such great skin tones-latey some of my shots are pretty bad-skin is washed out-looks like they need a good mortician.¬* Any suggestion would be appreciated.¬* Using a DS with a DA 50-200 and a DA40 ¬*2.8¬* Thanks
Dal, Glenn and DMJJR,

Thanks for taking time to comment. I was using K100D with simple jpg auto white balance with flash. I would believe your DA40mmF2.8 would have the same color rendition. I would love to have that lens if not for the fact that it is too close to my FA28mm & F50mm


The pict below were taken Friday Aug 24 - the 2nd night of the Toronto Fashion Show. As you can see I am not into fashion at all. Treat all of them as portrait or headshots




























Another show between fashion. That is to kill the time to let the models changing














Tonight I was a bit further away and these are all from A300mm


Tomorrow the whole series will end with the final lingerie show . My goodness! I will be out of there as the place will be packed solid with considerably annoying crowd.


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Old Aug 25, 2007, 6:33 AM   #7
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daneil,
these are all really nice. what are you using for flash??

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Are you using the bright mode or natural. I have tried all three including RAW and get the same results. My old Olympus P&S gives me better results with skin tones.
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Are you using the bright mode or natural.¬* I have tried all three including RAW and get the same results.¬* My old Olympus P&S gives me better results with skin tones.
I was using bright mode on K100D. You should test it out on your DA40mm first which is capable of top rated color rendition.
All these exercise is to max out the advantage of a telelens for portrait. Ideally I should use 200mm if Kjell can lend me one. Well I only have 135mm and 300mm . With 300mm I have less keeper as DoF is very thin.
This is the best I have obtained

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http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/75845786/original

And this is the color that I want




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Cheapo Sigma 500ST as my AF360 was broken.

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All I can say is WOW! These are awesome! Who needs fashion when you can capture portraits like these - and you say these are quickly done? I'd love to have taken any of them!
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