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Old Jun 1, 2011, 7:02 AM   #1
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My apologies to everyone for disappearing without giving a heads up.
A special thanks to all of you that emailed me to inquire how I was doing.
I have been dealing with some health issues and haven't been on the computer more than a couple of times just to check emails.
I haven't been out taking any pictures or using my camera at all until last weekend. I was invited to a model shoot where they were shooting for next years bikini calender. Seeing how this was my first try at this style of shooting, I didn't get the results I really wanted but, I learned a lot and made some new friends in the process. I didn't get to stay the whole day due to my health, and missed out on getting any shots outside around the pool except for one after I was all packed up and on my way out. I took it cause I thought she was cute!
comments are welcome on how to improve these. although I'm well aware of my soft focus issue on some of them.











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Old Jun 1, 2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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Hey, these are great - some folks pay big bucks on equipment and software to soften portraits, so softness can be a good thing in this kind of photography.

Glad to see you back, even if only briefly. I hope the increased activity means your health is improving.
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Nice series John ! There does seem to be some over-highlighting of the hair from above and to the right in the closer shots. What was the light source ?
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Welcome back GW. Sorry to hear of your health issues.

The work is great. And, you say soft focus as if it's a bad thing.
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So glad to see you back GW! I sincerely hope your health is improving. These photos are great. You are obviously making very good use of your studio.
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Great to see you back! These pictures are lovely, you haven't lost your touch.
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Good to see you back, hope everything improves.
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Hi GW,

Welcome back!!! I hope you are able to contribute and comment more. I unfortunately know how health issues can put a damper of everything, so I hope things are improving. Luckily photography doesn't have to be too strenuous, and it can give you an excuse to stay active, which can be an important part of recovery.

It's a good sign that you were eager to learn from the model shoot -- shows that at least beautiful women can be a motivating factor, and that's got to be a good thing!

Hope to see a lot more presence in the future!

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Nice Series Goldwinger

These ladies are cute I would have loved to just be around them for a day. Makes me feel good when they can't run away. Anyway hope your health improves from one GL1200 to another.

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A hearty thank you to all for your kind accolades.
It is good to be back. I didn't realize just how much I missed you guys!.

Kevin, yes, I have to agree with you on the lighting. Unfortunately, the LCD on my camera does a really poor job of showing the exposure properly. what loks good on screen is usually much too bright. Next time I'm going to hook up to my laptop so I can get a better idea of what I'm dealing with.
The lights I was using were: two Novatron 240 w/s heads for main and fill lights with my Britek PS200 on a boom for the hair light and barn doors closed down part way to help focus the light. It was still more than I needed.
I used a 44" sliver umbrella on camera left and my new "Paul C Buff" 64" parabolic on camera right.

One note, the first and third shots, are with the back drop I was using with most of the shots and the ones with the moon and highway in the background were done in photoshop. I'm still learning how to do masking... its tougher than they make you think when you're looking at the online tutorials!
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