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  1. rodnunley

    A Question About "Shooting like a man"

    So this weekend I was talking to a friend about photography and during the conversation she said that I "shoot like a man". She said that if I looked around at the photography being bought and shown in magazines that it was photography that was "shot like a girl" or geared to sell to women...
  2. rodnunley

    Nikon New Lens Question (With plenty of Details)

    This November I am thinking about getting a new lens for the holidays. I am looking for some suggestions. Here are the details: I own a Nikon D600 (no oil or dust issues in the first year) and love shooting with my full frame camera. I shoot mostly models and portraits with...
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    Help With Advice on Taking a Strobe Mobile

    I have a Promaster PD300 that I like to use for portraiture. But I would really like to take it out of the studio and get mobile with this workhorse of a strobe. The problem is, of course, that Promaster does not make a battery pack for this device. I was directed to a Photogenic Ion...
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    Help With Advice on Taking a Strobe Mobile

    I have a Promaster PD300 that I like to use for portraiture. But I would really like to take it out of the studio and get mobile with this workhorse of a strobe. The problem is, of course, that Promaster does not make a battery pack for this device. I was directed to a Photogenic Ion...
  5. rodnunley

    D600 or D7000 with some details to my concerns.

    I shoot with a D5000. I have two kit lenses and a DX f1.8 35mm prime lens. I shoot mostly model photography and portraits. Babies, pregnant mothers, boudoir and the like. I enjoy street photography and some landscapes but mostly shoot people. I like shooting at night when I can but...
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    Nikon Full Frame on a Budget

    Hey everyone. I currently am shooting with a Nikon D5000 (which I like) and think that it's time for me to finally upgrade to a full frame sensor camera. I mostly like to shoot with my 50mm prime lens but that is partly because right now it's my fastest lens. I shoot mostly model...
  7. rodnunley

    C&C on Four Model Portraits I Took This Week.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback you can give. Please let me know what I got right and what I got wrong. I'm sure we all second guess ourselves and I see what I would like to have done better ... but I wonder if I'm seeing what I need to see. Picture #1 Picture #2 Picture #3...
  8. rodnunley

    HELP - Flashpoint 620 Monolight Question (Triggers)

    Hey everyone. I just picked up a used Flashpoint 620 monolight and I have a question about it. I have some hot shoe remote triggers for my flash units ... but it doesn't look like those will work with this Flashpoint unit. I see that it has a large port for something that's labeled "sync" but...
  9. rodnunley

    Shooting Against a Black Background.

    So I have two Yongnuo Speedlight YN460 II flashes with one DIY snoot/grid to use. THose are what I have been using to take some pictures against a black background. The look that I am going for is this image from a local photographer that I know named David De Lara...
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    Help / Tips: Shooting Nude Model with Projector as Only Light Source.

    Hey guys and gals ... I'm looking for a little help. I have a friend who wants me to do a shoot with her next week. She is wanting to project slides of stars, nebula's, galaxies and the like onto her and have pictures taken. I've seen this before but have never done anything like it myself...
  11. rodnunley

    First Model Shoot - Please Give C+C

    Hey guys and Gals, I had my first phot shoot with a model this last weekend and I was wanting to get some feedback on a sampling of the images. All told I have a little over 400 images form the day. I knew before hand that I had a lot to learn. But just going out and working with someone...
  12. rodnunley

    Am I Improving? C&C

    I have had my camera a few months now. And while I don't get to use it as often as I would like I have taken a 101 type class and been trying to learn as much as I can. Here are three pictures I took early on with my camera. #1 #2 #3 #4 And here are some pictures that I took last week...
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    Is it considered too amateur to play with pictures like this?

    So I took this picture while out and about this week. I got into Lightroom and started playing with the settings and really dug making this photo look like it came right out of the 1970's. My question is this: Is this an amateur thing to do? Is it considered bad form to play around with...
  14. rodnunley

    Austin, TX - HDR - C&C

    Here are a couple of HDR pictures I took this week. All feedback is appreciated. First up is the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue at Ladybird Lake. Then we have a couple of pictures that I took out at the Headquarters of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat located just outside of town. There are a...
  15. rodnunley

    C&C some recent images?

    I am new to the board and I am picking up that C&C stands for Critique and ... um ... something. Anyway, I would love to get some feedback on some of my recent images. I like some more than others and would love to know what I can do to improve what I am doing. This is about my third week...
  16. rodnunley

    My 2nd batch of HDR pictures.

    I think I'm starting to get a little better at this HDR thing. These were taken with a mono pod and regular shutter release. I now have a tripod and a shutter release cord on the way to get these even sharper.
  17. rodnunley

    Very First HDR attempt

    I am using a Nikon d5000 and a trial version of photomatix. So ... could I get some feedback? I can see that it worked, but am not sure what I could do to make it look better. Here's the original: Here's the HDR version:
  18. rodnunley

    First Day On The Board - New DSLR Owner

    Hey everybody. I'm new to the board and just picked up my camera about two weeks back. I made the plunge with a Nikon D5000 and have been having a blast so far. I know I have a lot to learn in regards to both photo composition and using the proper camera settings. I have already started a...
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