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Old May 26, 2005, 10:15 AM   #1
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Hi, this is my first post here... If I post something wrong, feel free to point me in the right direction.

Here are some shots of a recent fashion show that I shot:




And there are more on my site at http://www.light-mttrs.com

Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

p.s. Mr. Kalypso, can we have more Jess photos? :G:G:G
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Old May 26, 2005, 11:22 AM   #2
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Absolutly love the first one.
The second one is a good runway shot, but the first one is really special.

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Old May 26, 2005, 12:55 PM   #3
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I'm with Frank. The first one is special. Wonderful color and sharp as a tack (despite shooting it with the apertureopened up enough for a nice background blur).

I really like some of the similar shots in your albums, too.
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Old May 26, 2005, 7:13 PM   #4
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Frank, Jim, thanks. Do you guys shoot fashion shows often? Any techniques to share? Was having trouble with focusing whilst the models were on the runway; was using AI Focus and only the feet is in focus most of the time.
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Not me. I've never even been to a fashion show.

Perhaps others can respond.

As for your focus difficulties, you may want to give more info (Camera Model, Lens, etc.). Most models work better if you select theCenter Focus Point only (and it's more sensitive with most).

You may also want to consider stopping down theaperture a bit, too (use a smaller aperture, represented by a larger f/stop number).

Your background won't be as blurred with a smaller aperture (higher f/stop number), but it would give you a little more room for focus error/reaction time since you'd have greater depth of field.

Of course, you have to balance the need for greater depth of field with exposure considerations, too (smaller apertures can lead to reduced flash range, slower shutter speeds if not using a flash unless increasing ISO speed, etc.).

If you're already familiar with all of this, then I'd check in the appropriate forum (Canon DSLR, etc.) for advise on a specific model's autofocus behavior for tips on settings and technique.

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Old May 27, 2005, 2:25 AM   #6
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I like your shots leongty, but they are both slightly camera-tipped to the right. I do that all the time, makes me nuts! The top surface in the second one looks easy to clone some more of (you need more when you rotate an image).

I was going to say it might benefit from a bit more headroom, but now I think maybe not. I like that she has just stepped off the stairs, and now has the whole runway ahead of her, and presumably the attention of the crowd. In which case, you want more foot room!
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Hi,
I don't do alot of fashion shows but when I do I select the top focuspoint.
This way you will alway's get the eyes/head in focus.
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You guys are ... Thanks for the tips/
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