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Old Oct 13, 2012, 6:32 PM   #1
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I went to a camera equipment show in Toronto earlier this weekend. Majority are done wide open with DA200mm . These were straight forward with no flash. I only had to worry about white balance as sharpness is taken for granted
























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Very well done. I have always wondered about touching up women's portraits, smoothing skin, taking out blemishes, etc, as to whether its honest shooting or whether they would apprecitate it. I asked my lady and her answer was a resounding, YES, women want to be as pretty and perfect as they can in pictures. Forget about honest, she said, just do it.
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At least on 2 fronts I had the images as flattering as possible.
1. they all had make up
2. all have been made blurry somewhat with wide open aperture

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I meant something more like this. Really touch up. I can't decide whether there is a right or wrong, although I have had women ask me to do exactly that and have complied.
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I meant something more like this. Really touch up. I can't decide whether there is a right or wrong, although I have had women ask me to do exactly that and have complied.
You do a lot better than me when it comes to pp. Thanks

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Boy, a guy gets a K20D and he really jumps in. LOL.
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Nice job Daniel that type of situation is hard to shoot with many people shooting at the same time it's difficult to get the angles you want to shoot from, you still got some good eye contact. I think the 200 (350 EFL) was a little long, it tends to flatten facial features and got you a little too close on most of the shots. I like the shot that pboerger PP'ed best both before and after he processed it.

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Nice job Daniel that type of situation is hard to shoot with many people shooting at the same time it's difficult to get the angles you want to shoot from, you still got some good eye contact. I think the 200 (350 EFL) was a little long, it tends to flatten facial features and got you a little too close on most of the shots. I like the shot that pboerger PP'ed best both before and after he processed it.

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I should also alternate my shooting with my FA135mm
I think it has been proved that 200mm =350 does not flatten facial features at all.
FoV of course is a matter of preference depending on the subject. But shooting with longer lens does have a big payback in the sense the the subject will be more disarmed and less tense. A lens in your face 5 feet away is a lot more threatening than a lens 20 feet away. Basically I got a lot more spontaneity (in a multi-photographers situation).

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