My first studio shoot!


Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 17:29
Had the 2nd session of the studio workshop at our camera club this week and got stuck in after spending most of the first session just learning all about the setup / kit etc.

Thought I would try something different to what everyone else was doing and Leela was very helpful with that. She loved the shots we did with the fisheye and at the end of the evening had the DA*55 set at f2 for some narrow depth of field.

Whilst I know there will be a marmite response to the fisheye shot, would love to know what you think of the 'normal' portrait, click through for larger versions. All critique welcome!



Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 17:37
Hi, The first one is different and nice and the second one I really liked, especially the narrow depth of field. Great shot.


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Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 17:46
Hi Danny. I tried with an 18mm semi fish eye on film many years ago and all I got were some VERY LARGE noses. I like your 2nd. one. CHEERS Vic.
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Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 17:52
I like em both!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.


Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 18:05
Hi Danny,

I like the quirkiness of the first shot but the 2nd one is the one that floats my boat.

Good stuff!


Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 20:01
chunky wrote:
Hi Danny,

I like the quirkiness of the first shot but the 2nd one is the one that floats my boat.

Good stuff!

I agree the first one is eye catching because it is 'different' the second one is really nice.
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Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 21:00
Really like them both. The first is so different to the usual stuff and so that is the one that will stay in the memory. Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
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Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 21:28
Iwish i had her teeth


Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 22:25
I like number one - it kind of reminds me of the fish eye effect in the Guns n Roses video for 'Right Next door to Hell' if my memory still works - I could be wrong though

Both of them are very good though
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Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 22:34
whatsthisbuttondo wrote:
Iwish i had her teeth

wouldn't you rather have her phone number??? just!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.


Link Posted 04/02/2012 - 22:58
Thanks for all the kind words, much appreciated.

Have to admit that I enjoyed the studio more than I thought and the quality of the images with decent lighting is fantastic. So so glad that I didn't get rid of the 55 now as this could see a lot of use in the future. That 2nd shot at f2 still keeps on drawing my attention.

Definately looking forward to doing it again 10 days or so, think the plan is low key so should be interesting!



Link Posted 05/02/2012 - 00:36
Very nice! That's another push for me to try portraiture! Thank you sir.

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Link Posted 05/02/2012 - 10:52
Successful using DOF !! I really like these shots ! Thanks for sharing



Link Posted 05/02/2012 - 11:32
Fabulous shots Danny. I like them both



Link Posted 05/02/2012 - 12:31
first picture is great! the second seems to me there is a bug-zone field is only a passing eye ..
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