Help needed on photoshoot

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  1. Michaelintraining

    Michaelintraining TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys, haven't been on here in a long while it's been a busy few months. Just finished my as and a level photography but need some help. I'm doing a photoshoot of my friends biking and just need some advice. The only equipment i have is my camera (Sony A200) a tripod and a flash. My pictures to dat have been of an okay standard but i really would like to step it up. I realise that an equipment upgrade is highly needed but i don't have the funds right now. So if any of you have any hints/tips please feel free to let me know. Here is an image of mine and an image of a pro photographer.
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    Pro Image
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    Thanks again guys
     
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    sleist Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The pro is using an ultra wide angle lens - Tokina 11-16 is my guess.

    A nice piece of glass and the ultra wide angle adds a bit of interest to the shot.
    Looks like there might be some fill flash as well to capture the foreground.

    I don't get any exif data from your pic so it's hard to really compare. What lens are you using?
    Also, did you photoshop the arms? It looks air brushed.
     
  3. Aye-non Oh-non Imus

    Aye-non Oh-non Imus TPF Noob!

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    Between those two........
    • Timing
    • Lighting

    Also, please note that if you are not the copyright holder or have permission from the copyright holder, you should provide a link.
     
  4. Michaelintraining

    Michaelintraining TPF Noob!

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    Sorry guy's here's the photographers web page.
    http://j-brantley.pinkbike.com/
    Yeah he is edited. I was looking at Dave Hill's work for my course and i had to try and recreate his style of image.

    I'm using the stock 18 - 70 mm lens off my sony

    Here's the exif data
    Exposure Time = 1/125"
    F Number = F9
    Exposure Program = Manual
    ISO Speed Ratings = 800
    Exif Version = Version 2.21
    Date Time Original = 2010-03-21 12:47:54
    Date Time Digitized = 2010-03-21 12:47:54
    Brightness Value = 4.87 BV
    Exposure Bias Value = ±0EV
    Max Aperture Value = F4.99
    Metering Mode = Spot
    Light Source = Daylight
    Flash = Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length = 30mm
     
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    According to the exif, no flash was used.. Unless it was off camera?

    Camera Maker: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 50D
    Lens: 11-16mm
    Image Date: 2010-03-21 16:22:42 -0700
    Focal Length: 14.0mm
    Aperture: f/4.5
    Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
    ISO equiv: 200
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual
    White Balance: Manual
    Flash Fired: No (Manual)
    Color Space: sRGB
    Photographer: QT Photographer
     
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    My exif reader says the same thing, but look at the sun's location and look at the lighting in front of the bike. If it's not a flash, then it's some other form of lighting.

    It ain't natural sunlight ...
     
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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Look at the hard shadow of his arm on his pantleg. Flash from up high pointing down.

    Almost looks like he was pasted in there too... might be a composite image. Who knows these days.
     
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    You might be right.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Post a link to the photograph, instead of stealing the other photographers image and posting it here.

    Didn't they not cover this issue in your A level photography courses?
     

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