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  • #14665
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    Martin McGing
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    I’m very happy with the service from MPB.

    #14263
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    Martin McGing
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    I can say with a degree of confidence that, yes she was going very fast! Selecting a shutter speed that results in no motion blur on the rider but gives sufficient blur on the tyres is not easy.  However, I think that the experience I gained on this event will be hugely beneficial for the next round of this series. I just hope it’s a bright overcast day!

    #14073
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    Martin McGing
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    In Aperture priority mode all shutter speeds are available if you have selected high speed flash on your speedlite.  This is particularly handy for fill flash.  I do not know if this is applicable to all canon speedlites.

    #14068
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    Martin McGing
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    Yes, I cannot disagree with your comments and all I will say is that I had great fun taking these images and meeting such interesting characters.

    #14067
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    Martin McGing
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    Well, the truthful answer is I forgot, so lets start afresh.  I used Aperture priority mode on my camera and set the aperture to f3.2.  ISO was set at 100 and the exposure bias was set at -2 EV.  The camera then selects an appropriate shutter speed which was 1/6400.  At high shutter speeds you have to set your flash to high speed sync.  The flash then sends out enough power for the aperture and the -2 EV darkens the background.

    I positioned the model so she had her back to the sun, no squinting and nice rim lighting.  I decided on f3.2 because it seemed to work well on previous occasions, focal length was 85mm on a full frame camera.

    Its not perfect but I like it and it was a great learning experience and its a technique that I will use in the future.

    #14061
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    Martin McGing
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    These images were taken at Whitby and she designs bespoke creations for alternative weddings (Twisted Elm).  

    This was taken after the following images but the technique was the same, subdued lighting with on camera fill flash (-2).

    I prefer neutral uncluttered back grounds but I thought the colour was not quite right, so…….

     

     

    I desaturated it.  I prefer this image.

    #14013
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    Martin McGing
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    I prefer the symmetry of the second image.  I cannot explain why other than I like it.  If you prefer it I’m sure you will sort out the name on the pommel.

    #13980
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    Martin McGing
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    Thank you for your constructive comments.  I like this image but since it’s a deviation from what I normally take I thought it would be a good idea to get other members opinions.

    #13854
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    Martin McGing
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    Thanks John.  It looks a bit distorted at the moment, I think it must be the way it has been resized.  I think I will see what it looks like printed and give it a go next season.  The original looks OK on my laptop.

    #13696
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    Martin McGing
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    Ian, one member doesn’t make a ……. I don’t know the term.  Don’t let my comment stop anybody from contributing its only my opinion.

    #13691
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    Martin McGing
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    I agree with Ian, I would also prefer the girl to be in sharp focus.  Please no more debates about was is and isn’t a portrait!  A visit to the National Portrait Gallery would be enlightening as would watching Sky Portrait artist of the year.  Artist have been painting portraits for years.

     

    #13663
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    Martin McGing
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    How about separating the Venetian lady from the background by darkening and blurring?  That way you still keep the context of the location.  A tighter crop (just above the elbow) would make the lady more prominent.

    #13648
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    Martin McGing
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    You all know that I like portraiture, so you might see quite a few posts from me!

    Things don’t always turn out how you intended.  No matter how many times I tell myself “pay attention to the background” I forget.  In my opinion this image needs straightening, however to do so cuts his hands off!  Next time I’ll get it right or allow for cropping.

    #13642
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    Martin McGing
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    After posting the original image, I thought it had potential so I cleaned it up in Photoshop and added a texture.  At the moment I like it.

     

    #13641
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    Martin McGing
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    Where else, Whitby.  I was actively encouraged to enter into the spirit of Whitby by wearing some sort of costume.  A 1930’s press photographer was the best suggestion, perhaps next time.

     

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