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Old 03-19-2014, 10:53 AM   #661
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And yes, whatever software this forum is using to present the preview of shots uploaded directly to the forum is totally wacko. Much better to post from a hosting service ... and there's a bunch of free ones.
Yes. It seems overly contrasty to the point of blowing out highlights.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:33 AM   #662
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Going through all the shots from yesterday morning, I found that this one that had a bit of good luck attached to it. Had no idea when snapping the shutter.

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since i like flower "guts" and bugs i use quite a few extension tubes on my nikon 105mm vr macro lens with my d800.

i find 95% of everything i shoot in macro is autofocus. i find it so difficult to lock focus that close manually and hold it long enough to shoot .

but by using autofocus and continuous i gently rock sligtly back and forth while holding the shutter down. bingo ,pretty decent focus all the time.

these are some examples of my autofocus and rocking style..









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Great shots mathjak! Thanks for the autofocus tips.
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Are these shots handheld or using a tripod?
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I only shoot macro handheld.
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:04 PM   #667
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Old 03-20-2014, 02:28 PM   #668
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Testing IMGUR

http://i.imgur.com/5usGlpM.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/4edEXdf.jpg
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I notice there are a lot of shots of landscapes and objects here, but not too many portraits. Is that because you guys aren't keen to post portraits in order to help preserve some anonymity here, or because you're not that interested in photographing people?

Just curious.
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I notice there are a lot of shots of landscapes and objects here, but not too many portraits. Is that because you guys aren't keen to post portraits in order to help preserve some anonymity here, or because you're not that interested in photographing people?

Just curious.
I shot some nice family portraits over the holidays. But I would feel wrong posting them here without the subject's approval.
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I shot some nice family portraits over the holidays. But I would feel wrong posting them here without the subject's approval.

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I notice there are a lot of shots of landscapes and objects here, but not too many portraits. Is that because you guys aren't keen to post portraits in order to help preserve some anonymity here, or because you're not that interested in photographing people?



Just curious.

Probably

Reason 1 anonymity

Reason 2 model release laws.
I my be overly cautious about this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_release
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good portarait shooting is an art unto itself and to do well requires special lighting and reflectors.
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Haven't shot portraits in a long time, other than candid shots.
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Quick photo of daughter's 10 year old male cat..(hey, it's a portrait):

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I notice there are a lot of shots of landscapes and objects here, but not too many portraits.
Same as the rest, I won't post them without the subject's approval. And although I have a basic (i.e., cheap) studio light and reflector set it is rare that I can get someone to take the time to pose for a decent portrait. I do get some "happy accidents" from time to time though.
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I notice there are a lot of shots of landscapes and objects here, but not too many portraits. Is that because you guys aren't keen to post portraits in order to help preserve some anonymity here, or because you're not that interested in photographing people?



Just curious.

I'm just a beginner and the only portraits I've taken were of DW as part of a class project. Class instructor critiqued the shots by saying that older subjects require softer lighting. Needless to say, those shots will never appear online.
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photography is a lot like fishing. once you get in to it you need all kinds of specialized equipment and skills for just that segment.

while i consider myself fairly decent as a macro photographer i would never think of shooting a wedding or models.

different skill set ,different gear.

usually what ever segment we gear up for and know is what we tend to do.
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