First session with the d700 ... C&C WELCOMED!

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  1. ACrossley

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    One of the first sessions complete with the new gear .... feedback welcome and needed! THANKS in advance!

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    How much PP was done to the eyes? They looks really fake, especially in #2.
     
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    Nothing unusual .... I hit them with a little lab color. I'll post the sooc for comparison.
     
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    Here is the sooc on #2 for comparison ... let me know your thoughts! [​IMG][/URL]
     
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    I like the eyes in the SOOC one much better. So much more natural. But, I am a traditionalist. Maybe just do a little dodge and burn. But that is just my $0.02 and that's exactly what it is worth.
     
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    Awesome lighting! How did you light it?

    I absolutely love this camera and can't wait to get one.

    Oh and I checked out your website and you have some amazing work! If you don't mind me making a suggestion, I'd say that you need to ditch the music, and fast.
     
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    Well, I appreciate your two cents ... very valuable to me! I try not to "over" do it on my eyes with little ones. So many photogs make them look demonic! However, my moms eat this up. I need to hear if I am getting too close to the scary line :er:
     
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    Thanks Restomage!
    Lighting was purely from God - no speed light, etc. I used the 70-200 2.8 lens (ISO 160 - 1/640 sec @f/3.2) @195mm.

    Thanks for the music suggestion. Just not a fan in general of music on sites or not of mine?
     
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    Just not a fan of music on sites at all, I think it draws the attention away from your main focus point, which should be your photos.

    Plus I find it annoying when music randomly pops up on my computer.
     
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    Great point ... much appreciated! Will give this some thought. You will love the d700, btw. It is a wonderful friend!
     
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    I like the eyes, but I think you need to repalce the pupil in PP.

    You use the 70 - 200 2.8 for portrait? My duaghter is going to prom and I need to take pictures ofcourse and was just thinking with lens to use.
     
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    Yes, I agree with the lack of the pupil. Thanks for the tip!

    When shooting kids, I focus less on lenses and more on movement ... mine and theirs! I find the 70-200 allows me to stay in stride with them and capture the portraits and full bodies without being concerned with lens type. It is the only zoom I have found that I like thus far ... primes are my fave due to quality.

    My lens choice for brides/ seniors is the 85mm f/1.4. It makes a CREAMY background when you go all the way down or close to it. The subject really pops AND it is a prime ... so it is super sharp and fast ;)
     

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