Nikon portraits of wife....

Nikon portraits of wife....

Joined: October 25th, 2005, 9:59 pm

June 25th, 2011, 3:58 am #1


amazing camera/lens combo....took the wife outside the apartment and chose a spot on the 6th floor to test the camera under natural light. Set it on program, flipped up the flash and directed her....

I had changed the saturation and contrast setting to Rockwell's but the images were a bit too pink...so used Photoshop to desaturate a bit...wife thought her face looked too pinky haha!

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5234/586 ... 36d1_b.jpg">

and to keep the post watch related, I wore the Orange Monster this hot and humid day........


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June 25th, 2011, 4:12 am #2

you have captured her perfectly on digital film and I'm sure, in many of our hearts

Your photographic knowledge shows in that photo for sure!

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June 25th, 2011, 4:25 am #3

amazing camera/lens combo....took the wife outside the apartment and chose a spot on the 6th floor to test the camera under natural light. Set it on program, flipped up the flash and directed her....

I had changed the saturation and contrast setting to Rockwell's but the images were a bit too pink...so used Photoshop to desaturate a bit...wife thought her face looked too pinky haha!

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5234/5868601432_a192ca36d1_b.jpg">

and to keep the post watch related, I wore the Orange Monster this hot and humid day........

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June 25th, 2011, 7:46 am #4

and practise with the portable strobe kit!
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June 25th, 2011, 10:47 am #5

amazing camera/lens combo....took the wife outside the apartment and chose a spot on the 6th floor to test the camera under natural light. Set it on program, flipped up the flash and directed her....

I had changed the saturation and contrast setting to Rockwell's but the images were a bit too pink...so used Photoshop to desaturate a bit...wife thought her face looked too pinky haha!

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5234/586 ... 36d1_b.jpg">

and to keep the post watch related, I wore the Orange Monster this hot and humid day........

.... looks like you had it stopped down to about f8 ? Here's an example of that 135mm/f2 DC lens stopped down to f5.6 and the defocus on at 5.6 beheind. Natural light but no manipulation. Dig deep and spring for this lens, you will LOVE it BTW, skin tones look PERFECT on your wife !

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June 25th, 2011, 10:57 am #6

amazing camera/lens combo....took the wife outside the apartment and chose a spot on the 6th floor to test the camera under natural light. Set it on program, flipped up the flash and directed her....

I had changed the saturation and contrast setting to Rockwell's but the images were a bit too pink...so used Photoshop to desaturate a bit...wife thought her face looked too pinky haha!

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5234/586 ... 36d1_b.jpg">

and to keep the post watch related, I wore the Orange Monster this hot and humid day........

............ >>> are very nice. But you did a particularly good job on the 1st picture.

The skin tones look just fine.

I don`t make things. I make things better !
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June 25th, 2011, 10:58 am #7

.... looks like you had it stopped down to about f8 ? Here's an example of that 135mm/f2 DC lens stopped down to f5.6 and the defocus on at 5.6 beheind. Natural light but no manipulation. Dig deep and spring for this lens, you will LOVE it BTW, skin tones look PERFECT on your wife !

I wanted to test the camera..spontaneous thought...turned the Nikon onto Program! popped open the flash to see what would happen....

The first 2 shots were full body and the camera averaged the scene out...overexposing her face ....deleted those haha!

Then I had her lean on the rail, I took some shots kneeling, then for the half body braced myselft against the railing and just zoomed back and forth shooting....thought I'd used the LCD back but using the eyepiece was absolutely NO prob with my glasses! Program chose to fill flash !!! so the face is evenly lit! amazing.  I thought of using Aperture priority but felt rushed to fiddle and didn't want to keep an eye on the shutter speed so PROGRAM was chosen....I would have chosen F8, though, as you thought.

I did hunt for your AF135 lens...over $1200 smackeroos! Read about adjusting it for choice of brokeh, they call it haha! Impressive lens for sure !!! Will keep in mind for later though hahaha!

Your skin tone is perfect, natural. Upping my saturation as per Rockwell to 6 is too much, I think, and I usually fiddle with saturation in Photoshop....but I will dial down the saturation level IN Camera haha!
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June 25th, 2011, 11:04 am #8

............ >>> are very nice. But you did a particularly good job on the 1st picture.

The skin tones look just fine.

I don`t make things. I make things better !
I have to experiment with skin tones for shooting middle aged ladies who might think the 'glamor look' is too much for them haha! My hook in shooting style for our projected niche market is to make Japanese more glamorous as seen from a westerner's eye. There is no one doing this now in Japan. Photos seen in Japan are done either for Fashion in mags by high end shooters, or mom and pop photo studios. The wife search online Japan Yahoo to see what was done, available...nothing like what we can offer.
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Joined: August 15th, 2007, 11:07 am

June 26th, 2011, 10:26 am #9

amazing camera/lens combo....took the wife outside the apartment and chose a spot on the 6th floor to test the camera under natural light. Set it on program, flipped up the flash and directed her....

I had changed the saturation and contrast setting to Rockwell's but the images were a bit too pink...so used Photoshop to desaturate a bit...wife thought her face looked too pinky haha!

<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5234/586 ... 36d1_b.jpg">

and to keep the post watch related, I wore the Orange Monster this hot and humid day........

Keepers for sure,What Movement is in the first one!!!LoL.

Theneilo uk

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