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Old Jun 26, 2010, 4:27 AM   #1
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The lens used was FA135mm except the last 2 (Sigma 24-60mmF2.8). All done with no flash , one reflector and a smoke generator in an outing as organised by a local photo club.




































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Old Jun 26, 2010, 5:07 PM   #2
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Great shots Daniel!

That first one is just stunning, the vibrancy of the background offset by the pure white of her dress is beautiful.
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Yes, the first and second from last are my favorites!
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Old Jun 27, 2010, 4:23 AM   #4
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Great shots Daniel!

That first one is just stunning, the vibrancy of the background offset by the pure white of her dress is beautiful.
Thanks. It was the use of reflector - very cheap but pain to use without a helper - that brought out the vibrancy.


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Old Jun 27, 2010, 9:34 AM   #5
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Really like the delicacy of the light in #2 and #4. Plenty of light, but nothing overpowering. Beautiful work.

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great series and a beautiful model.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 12:26 PM   #7
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#1 is my fav. Great work. Not sure the smoke adds anything to the portraits though. Maybe the smoke would be better for something more closeup and more industrial type background.
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I can't really comment Daniel, other than to say something appeals to me or not, because portraiture (as opposed to 'street') isn't really my thing ... yet ! However now my daughter is back home here in Shanghai for a few weeks (taking a break from modeling in London) and we are looking forward to getting some shots of her in culturally attractive areas of the city....... so I'm studying your excellent work with great interest !
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Hmm... just going to be a bit critical here, cos Im expecting very high standards from u

1. Very good shot, love the colors, but the model should be a bit more visible...the background looks more vibrant than the model ?use a reflector? Also there is a hair strand going across her left cheek, which doesnt help much.

2. Good shot, but has opposite of first. Reflecter has cause model to be more bright, and in some places shiny? backround does not add to the beauty of the shot.

3. Nothing special sort of shot, ? unposed/natural? hair is also a bit messed up. Light to the face is not enough.

4. Would have preferred model looking at the camera.

5. Looks nice

6. A bit too much contrast.

7. ok shot, lighting a bit not enough.but i feel you could have set more nicer poses.

only the 1st and 2nd are up there for me, .... Pls remember I am being highly critical in my amateurish view. I may be wrong Im no pro ...
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However now my daughter is back home here in Shanghai for a few weeks (taking a break from modeling in London) and we are looking forward to getting some shots of her in culturally attractive areas of the city....... so I'm studying your excellent work with great interest !
Both of my daughters do not really enjoy being photographed by me at all. It is tough. Unfortunately she is far away from Toronto. Otherwise other Pentax forum members can render assistance

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#1 is my fav. Great work. Not sure the smoke adds anything to the portraits though. Maybe the smoke would be better for something more closeup and more industrial type background.
The camera group (us) was fooling around with it. Not quite successful I have to say. Thanks.

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Really like the delicacy of the light in #2 and #4. Plenty of light, but nothing overpowering. Beautiful work.

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That was done outdoor and 8 of us have fun indeed.

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Hmm... just going to be a bit critical here, cos Im expecting very high standards from u

1. Very good shot, love the colors, but the model should be a bit more visible...the background looks more vibrant than the model ?use a reflector? Also there is a hair strand going across her left cheek, which doesnt help much.

2. Good shot, but has opposite of first. Reflecter has cause model to be more bright, and in some places shiny? backround does not add to the beauty of the shot.

3. Nothing special sort of shot, ? unposed/natural? hair is also a bit messed up. Light to the face is not enough.

4. Would have preferred model looking at the camera.

5. Looks nice

6. A bit too much contrast.

7. ok shot, lighting a bit not enough.but i feel you could have set more nicer poses.

only the 1st and 2nd are up there for me, .... Pls remember I am being highly critical in my amateurish view. I may be wrong Im no pro ...
You are more than welcome to be commenting more in depth and I agree all the points you have made. Thanks. I am no pro either. 8 of us spent $25 /person for the event as organized by a Toronto camera group. We interacted of course (translation: nobody knew much) in directing the pose and set up. Sometimes I did quite well judging by the number of response/feedback which helps a lot.


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