Portraiture - Page 2 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-09-2007, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
Surely A Large Human
 
Qubes's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
Posts: 34,253
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 493 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Thanks Mac.

I've only used Apple's iPhoto '06. iPhoto '08 (or iLife '08) is supposed to improve on that, but I saw Aperture at the Apple store here in town this weekend, and as that kind of thing goes, it's pretty bad ass. It's no Photoshop, but is very likely the best digital lightroom product around. Then again, what do I know. Oh, and you'd need a Mac. Seems only fitting that you of all people would have one.

Since everyone's been so positive, perhaps you'd be willing to pick a favorite.

Name:  Library - 10506.jpg
Views: 55
Size:  96.8 KB
Name:  Library - 10516.jpg
Views: 54
Size:  52.8 KB
Name:  Library - 10517.jpg
Views: 56
Size:  48.1 KB
Qubes is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-09-2007, 09:14 PM
BenzWorld Elite
 
mcbear's Avatar
 
Date registered: Apr 2004
Vehicle: E500Es
Location: The BlueGrass State
Posts: 29,579
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
You made the right pick the first time.

As for lightroom, it is only connected to photoshop by company. It is not a image modding/tweaking product, it is literally a digital version of a high powered color enlarger with computer head.

And they have it for Mac as well as PC. Adobe - Photoshop Lightroom

I just downloaded 1.1 last night and started playing with its extras. Not bad.

Regarding your shots, are you using a remote head on your flash? I spotted a little remote trigger that sets on the top shoe and fires remotely at the last Professional Photographers Expo I attended. Note, I am not back into that as a biz but I do still get the professional mags and therefore get in the trade shows during fashion week [not a bad deal there].

McBear,
Kentucky

Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.
mcbear is offline  
post #13 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 01:27 AM
~BANNED~
 
deathrattle's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 1992 W126 300 SE
Location: Head in the clouds
Posts: 11,045
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Yes, I think you chose well originally, but the first of the above three would crop down to a really attractive square image for a wall-hanging.
deathrattle is offline  
post #14 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 05:18 AM
Forum Administrator RC Colas® & Moon Pies®
 
Digmenow's Avatar
 
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1981 380SL 151K: 2001 E320 4Matic Estate 147K: 2008 E350 Sport 4Matic 120K: 2005 S500 116K
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 36,514
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Quoted: 1276 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by QBNCGAR
Thanks for the kind words guys.

I've definitely considered getting it printed, just not sure of the size I want to use.

The D200 has done more to help me understand photography in the 9 months I've owned it than I could have ever afforded with film. I took about 70 shots in all, just trying different things - the instant feedback is invaluable. I'd love to have an actual studio, but it's neat to know you can get good results without much more than iPhoto, a simple flash, and an 8' tall set of 2" wood blinds in white.
And studio models all over the world shake their heads in sadness as, once again, the photographer gives all credit to the equipment.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Digmenow is online now  
post #15 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
Surely A Large Human
 
Qubes's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
Posts: 34,253
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 493 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by deathrattle
Yes, I think you chose well originally, but the first of the above three would crop down to a really attractive square image for a wall-hanging.
I actually cropped that square originally, but the export I did elongated it a bit.

Glad to hear there's consensus on the first shot I chose, as it's definitely my favorite.
Qubes is offline  
post #16 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
Surely A Large Human
 
Qubes's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
Posts: 34,253
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 493 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcbear
You made the right pick the first time.

As for lightroom, it is only connected to photoshop by company. It is not a image modding/tweaking product, it is literally a digital version of a high powered color enlarger with computer head.

And they have it for Mac as well as PC. Adobe - Photoshop Lightroom

I just downloaded 1.1 last night and started playing with its extras. Not bad.

Regarding your shots, are you using a remote head on your flash? I spotted a little remote trigger that sets on the top shoe and fires remotely at the last Professional Photographers Expo I attended. Note, I am not back into that as a biz but I do still get the professional mags and therefore get in the trade shows during fashion week [not a bad deal there].
I have an extension cord for my flash, but haven't done the RF transmitter bit. That would be neat, especially if I had more than one flash, which I have definitely considered.
Qubes is offline  
post #17 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 07:52 AM
BenzWorld Elite
 
Jillian80's Avatar
 
Date registered: Dec 2004
Vehicle: DeLorean DMC-12
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 5,180
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Very nice pics, QBN.
Jillian80 is offline  
post #18 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 07:59 AM
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,125
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
QBN, excellent work, you got the eye man
DP is offline  
post #19 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 08:04 AM
DP
Moderator
 
DP's Avatar
 
Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 190E, 400E, SLK350
Location: Chesapeak Bay
Posts: 64,125
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 991 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Here is one I took as an experiment with a home made camera on 120 B&W film. No frills but it's one of my favorites.

Last edited by DP; 02-01-2009 at 11:26 PM.
DP is offline  
post #20 of 37 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 08:04 AM
~BANNED~
 
deathrattle's Avatar
 
Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 1992 W126 300 SE
Location: Head in the clouds
Posts: 11,045
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
^^^^

Hey Drew, perhaps you can pose in your tutu for QBN?
deathrattle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > Off-Topic

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
     
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode



    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On

     

    Title goes here

    close
    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome