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« Reply #820 on: October 09, 2013, 07:26:19 AM »
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Nice one, Bob, but I still prefer Michael Ezra's levitating nudes against a grey seamless background.  Wink

It's hard to compete with the female form. I prefer Michael Ezra's levitating nudes to this picture. As a dog photographer, I am a minimalist and do not stuff the backgrounds with silly props or worse, have the dogs pose in costumes. I appreciate what it takes to render a seamless paper background smooth as silk.
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« Reply #821 on: October 09, 2013, 11:02:03 AM »
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Thank you  Smiley

I've got some more:











I absolutely love these! How much post processing do you do? Would you mind sharing a before and after (publicly or privately) if not, I totally understand!
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« Reply #822 on: October 10, 2013, 04:09:56 AM »
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I absolutely love these! How much post processing do you do? Would you mind sharing a before and after (publicly or privately) if not, I totally understand!

I did some post-processing: In general, I pushed the shadows a fair amount, changed the sky a little bit (selection) and removed some objects, I don't like. 
About 1hour/picture.

raw file:

HCAM + Aptus II 8 + TS-E 24mm + 12mm shift
Amazingly, the top of the building is still pretty sharp.


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« Reply #823 on: October 10, 2013, 09:44:40 AM »
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I like the first one, the rest looks a tad bit too much like a 3d render for my liking but that's of course only my opinion.
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« Reply #824 on: October 10, 2013, 11:16:34 AM »
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Thanks so much Aphoto!! That's a lot less post work than I was expecting!
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« Reply #825 on: October 10, 2013, 06:58:58 PM »
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Hello,

This shot was partly lit using my new Ice Light.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #826 on: October 10, 2013, 07:58:04 PM »
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Simon,

Great shot, that Ice Light is really a nice piece of kit to work with!  I been testing mine out and find it creates great highlight lines along the contours of the body.  I think that's where you used it in your photo if I'm not mistaken.  Grin
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« Reply #827 on: October 10, 2013, 09:37:36 PM »
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Hello,

This shot was partly lit using my new Ice Light.

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Simon

Simon,
is that the new self-driving CR-V? Hence no steering wheel Tongue?
I like the end result nonetheless Smiley

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« Reply #828 on: October 10, 2013, 09:55:04 PM »
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Hi Dan,

Here in New Zealand the steering wheel is on the left.

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Simon
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« Reply #829 on: October 10, 2013, 10:19:13 PM »
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Hi Dan,

Here in New Zealand the steering wheel is on the left.

Cheers

Simon

so is that "stage left"(so when on stage looking out, it's on your left), or "audience left"(where it's on your left side when looking towards the stage)?

Assuming you mean like this?
http://youtu.be/ZzpEaLz_mnE

BTW, I was kidding you about the missing steering wheel Tongue

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« Reply #830 on: October 11, 2013, 07:13:35 AM »
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Hello,

This shot was partly lit using my new Ice Light.

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Simon

Are you light painting with it...like the old Hosemaster but without the hose?

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« Reply #831 on: October 11, 2013, 02:00:56 PM »
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Hi Craig,

Yes I dress myself in black like a ninja and light paint the car with the Ice Light. Its hit and miss but a lot of fun. From combining the best light brush images and other conventional Dedo lit images the retoucher came up with the finished shot.

The Ice Light just added a different look.

Craig for the RV work you do I think the Ice Lights could be very useful.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #832 on: October 11, 2013, 03:39:57 PM »
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Hi,

I am also quite impressed with Michael Ezra's images. Not my kind of stuff, but very well down and I think he has great respect for his subjects.

Best regards
Erik


Nice one, Bob, but I still prefer Michael Ezra's levitating nudes against a grey seamless background.  Wink
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« Reply #833 on: October 11, 2013, 04:09:55 PM »
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Thank you all for the kind words.
Here is one from the levitation series

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« Reply #834 on: October 11, 2013, 04:20:47 PM »
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Simon, Way back when I used to use the Hosemaster on rv's and custom vans.  It was film back then so it was harder to combine images (digital retouching was still an infant and really pricey) It was really fun but really hit or miss. I wasted a lot of time playing with that thing, but at the time I was the senior in-hose photographer for a Boat/RV/Custom Conversion van company, so I had a lot of freedom to play.  I'll see if I can find some old samples.

You ended up with a very nice result.

The problem I would have using it now is I no longer have a studio to shoot in.  Its all location now, usually at the end of the production line or in a parts warehouse in some factory.  No way to control the ambient lighting. I use a lot of parts and pieces in my current work and strip them together in post, but is all generalized lighting from strobes. 

But its really cool seeing this technique in action again!
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« Reply #835 on: October 11, 2013, 05:01:38 PM »
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I've been using a fluorescent light I got at Home Depot for $12 a few years ago  Tongue










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« Reply #836 on: October 18, 2013, 04:10:11 PM »
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Very clean color from those lights!

A couple of new ones, shot yesterday, not sure which I like more though.





I find the camera raw very useful for BW conversion via a combination of tonemapping and the HSL Grayscale mixer.
I just tried the DXO film pack 3 (it is given for free here http://www.dxo.com/intl/sony) and was surprised how well the familiar BW films as simulated.
Superbly! but in the film days.. what would we give to have ease and flexibility we enjoy now and deviate from any given film recipe for an already shot image:)
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« Reply #837 on: October 18, 2013, 04:25:13 PM »
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Hi Michael,

I prefer the first one it is more symmetrical.

Cheers

Simon
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« Reply #838 on: October 18, 2013, 10:16:25 PM »
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I think whatever the material of the wall cladding/siding is along with the angle panels helps provide this feeling, effect.
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« Reply #839 on: October 19, 2013, 01:48:56 AM »
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+1
Mesmerizing as always.
Eduardo

Hi Michael,

I prefer the first one it is more symmetrical.

Cheers

Simon
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