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Feelin' like spring....now I can use garage lighting again.

New 105VR handheld at 1/10 second, f/3, ISO 100:
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Nicely done, Stu! The pink goes so nicely with the pix. And welcome back to the world of available light photography. :cool:
 
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Beautiful Stuart. I love the way the pink hat brings out her skin tones. I think this is one of your best of Sam.
 
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North Yorkshire born and bred in Edinburgh!!!
If I can rely on someone to bring a smile to my face............ it's Sam!

Beautiful photograph. It has a very delicate and natural feel and the natural light and colours are as subtle as subtle can be. I LOVE when you use horizontal frames for your work. But as you know, that's my thing!

A perfect moment in time Stu................ :eek: :eek: :eek:

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Besides the fact that she is absolutely gorgeous!!! how is it that every pic i see that you post the skin tone is perfect??!! Please share some secrets with me!! Camera settings, lighting, etc. I'm always so impressed with the clarity of your pics. I take a million or so of my son, but only get a few with that right on skin tone. He is an avid guitar player (blues) and I want to get a few "great ones" to show off as posters for him (not just of him, but also all his equipment) Any help would be appreciated - thanks so much - between camera equip and guitar equip I should be in bankruptcy court soon!!!:)
 
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Stuart...

amazing shot! It's been a while since I've seen these and they have been missed, please continue sharing these wonderful photos.
 
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Super Stuart. Don't you just love the natural light of a garage. In intend to use mine for the same purpose this weekend.

Lovely shot of your daughter.
Thanks Gordon. Yes....garage lighting is one of the absolute best ways I have found to get great headshot photo's consistently. Looking forward to seeing your shots from this weekend!

AAiiii, this is soooo good!
Keep 'em coming Stuart, I enjoy these tremendously.
Thank you very much Frits!!

Very nice. I need to try this sometime. My garage is full of two cars and a trailer though... :smile:
Late fall through late winter my garage is a two car garage......warmer weather it's a one car / natural studio garage!:wink:

The garage is *my* domain though (cars are one of my other passions) so it's always neat and orderly!:smile:
Thanks.

Life is definitely good! great shot, and them beautiful eyes!
Thank you Mr. Gates!

WOW! says it all.. just WOW..
:smile:

That is one SUPER shot!

Thank you Francois!

Wow... another incredible shot!
Thanks a lot Anthony!

Nicely done, Stu! The pink goes so nicely with the pix. And welcome back to the world of available light photography. :cool:
Thanks Banhup. I don't have your skills with available light, but I do like the soft diffused glow my garage creates!:smile: It's like a 25' soft box.

Beautiful Stuart. I love the way the pink hat brings out her skin tones. I think this is one of your best of Sam.
Thank you Fred. She's in to hats.....this is one of her favorites.

WOW! Perfect color too! My garage is so full of junk, atv's, street bikes, and dirtbikes, I wouldn't have a chance of using it for photography! Keep em comin!
Yuk....I can't stand a messy garage!!!:wink: :biggrin: Thanks Dianne!

pretty shot. The bokeh left helps make it.
The background created by my bicycle rims and cranks at large aperture is one of my favorite things about shooting in the garage.
Thanks Mike.

If I can rely on someone to bring a smile to my face............ it's Sam!

Beautiful photograph. It has a very delicate and natural feel and the natural light and colours are as subtle as subtle can be. I LOVE when you use horizontal frames for your work. But as you know, that's my thing!

A perfect moment in time Stu................ :eek: :eek: :eek:

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Natural light portraits in landscape mode with lots of space just appeal to me. One of the many areas where you and I see eye to eye.
Even in a case like this where the subject is looking to the edge of the frame.....which we all know is a "no-no" right?:rolleyes:

Thanks Graeme.
 
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Besides the fact that she is absolutely gorgeous!!! how is it that every pic i see that you post the skin tone is perfect??!! Please share some secrets with me!! Camera settings, lighting, etc. I'm always so impressed with the clarity of your pics. I take a million or so of my son, but only get a few with that right on skin tone. He is an avid guitar player (blues) and I want to get a few "great ones" to show off as posters for him (not just of him, but also all his equipment) Any help would be appreciated - thanks so much - between camera equip and guitar equip I should be in bankruptcy court soon!!!:)
Thanks Stephanie!
Skin tone is something I struggled with for a while and still do occasionally though it's become less of a problem as I have gotten a better understanding of Kelvin Temps for various lights and lighting conditions and how to work my camera properly. This shot was taken in Raw, but the WB is as it came out of the camera. Usually I use an Expodisc to set a pre-WB for each light condition. It seems to work very well as long as you first get your exposure dialed in as perfect as possible using the camera's histogram. The only "secret" I know to good skin tone is understanding how to set the WB in the camera and getting a proper exposure. There are others here who use advanced Photoshop techniques in Lab mode, but that stuff is still Greek to me, though at some point I would like to learn how they do it.

Sharpness is another issue entirely. I have a pretty unorthodox sharpening technique in CS2 or CS3 beta that goes against everything I have read about proper use of USM or Smart Sharpen which I combine with a couple of PP tricks I discovered to help make the eyes pop.

If anyone is interested I'm going to eventually do a tutorial on my sharpening technique.... complete with screen shots. I just have to find the time.

Thanks again.
 
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