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Old Oct 16, 2011, 12:27 AM   #1
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This Saturday I went to a Camera/lens shows in Toronto. Somehow there were some portrait possibilities. So I went with my 135mm which is equivalent to film 200mm .





































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Old Oct 16, 2011, 5:58 AM   #2
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You got some pretty good poses Daniel considering the animal like atmosphere of all the people around you trying to get the same pic.
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Old Oct 16, 2011, 7:03 AM   #3
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You got some pretty good poses Daniel considering the animal like atmosphere of all the people around you trying to get the same pic.
I would not blame them. That actually is the best way to market and that stall did well too. I am a long shooter too that gave me some advantage in not having to squeeze it to the front of the crowd
Did you go?

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Cool !!!
Last three probably captured her best expressions
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I really like the last one..... looks almost "candid"....
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I really like the last one..... looks almost "candid"....

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Last three probably captured her best expressions

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She is a pro. I am glad that the reflector stand did set up all the lighting (Not my credit) and I could shoot real fast. Had a great time


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I didnt get there this year Daniel. I wish I had gone. There are a couple of people from the photo forums like yourself that I would like to have been able to meet and say hello to face to face.
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Gorgeous girl! I'm desperately in love. Where is Mefistofeles when we need him?
And outstanding job considering the circumstances. I see some yellow-greenish masks around her eyes and parts of her cheeks. Is it the make up or the lighting?
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Gorgeous girl! I'm desperately in love. Where is Mefistofeles when we need him?
And outstanding job considering the circumstances. I see some yellow-greenish masks around her eyes and parts of her cheeks. Is it the make up or the lighting?
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Maybe you did not get that. I did not set up the lighting nor did I pay for the make-up artist at all. The lighting equipment sales people set it all up and we were like a whole bunch of wolves all firing around her. It was a zoo as mentioned by Bynx.
But I have to say I have an edge . I am also wildlife shooter and I don't have a regular portrait lens (read 50mm-90mm). And with long lens I could shoot between gaps of people (like gaps of branches out in the field). Also shooting long has one huge advantage - isolating the subject and blurring out the non-essentials.
Some of the originals of the above images are simply breathtaking


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But I have to say I have an edge . I am also wildlife shooter and I don't have a regular portrait lens (read 50mm-90mm). And with long lens I could shoot between gaps of people (like gaps of branches out in the field). Also shooting long has one huge advantage - isolating the subject and blurring out the non-essentials.
Some of the originals of the above images are simply breathtaking


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135mm is a good choice for female closeup portraits of this sort and definitely far better than 50mm. Anything under 100mm will have at least a little bit of perspective distortion on a face (though I think 85 is probably not that noticeable) and 50mm will have quite a bit even on an APS-C sensor.

See an example here:
http://www.stepheneastwood.com/tutor...n/tilepage.htm


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