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  1. inaka

    What type of reflector stand is this?

    @tirediron I just wanted to follow up on this with you. Thank you for the heads up on the Triflector system. I'm cheap when it comes to certain things, so I totally cheaped out and found a similar system for sale by Neewer for $60. Did a test shoot with it last night, and I was really impressed...
  2. inaka

    D750 "ERR" Alert ?? (May contain exploding cars)

    My original D750 had the same issue after 60,000 clicks or so. It was barely under warranty (had two weeks left) and Nikon replaced the entire shutter mechanism for me. I fully expected them to have my camera for 2+ weeks, but it was back to me within 8 days of sending it in.
  3. inaka

    How to lock focus in-studio once and just shoot?

    Understood, but this would mostly be for full length shots at f/11, etc. It's especially helpful for fashion when a model jumps or has some slight movement laterally. However, your concerns are completely valid and I agree with you that it's not for every shooting situation.
  4. inaka

    How to lock focus in-studio once and just shoot?

    I'm not adjusting ISO in-studio. I was using that as an example of the button layout only where I have found that on the D810, even with a dedicated ISO button on the left, configuring the ISO button to the record button on the right near the shutter has increased my efficiency immensely by...
  5. inaka

    How to lock focus in-studio once and just shoot?

    99% of my shooting are natural light portraits with a shallow depth of field, so I never needed this previously. More studio shooting means that when shooting at f/11 or something, I'm really not going to be off focus at all if the subject moves a tiny bit, unlike at 1.4 where the shot is lost...
  6. inaka

    How to lock focus in-studio once and just shoot?

    After lifting my thumb off the AF-ON, if the subject moves out of the single servo focus point, the shutter won't fire. This is why I was asking how others do this, and your info is helpful here as the settings for AF-S and AF-C Priority will change things. I was sure if people mostly did it...
  7. inaka

    How to lock focus in-studio once and just shoot?

    Not sure if you're mocking me here, but it's an honest question I'm asking. I'm asking if this is the norm or if others have an easier way. For example, even though the D810 has a dedicated ISO button on the top left, I have found that reconfiguring the red record button (near the shutter) to be...
  8. inaka

    How to lock focus in-studio once and just shoot?

    I recently purchased a Nikon D810. I use back button focusing all the time, mostly single servo (AF-S Single), where the AF-ON button serves as my button to get focus, and then I fire the shutter away to take a photo. When shooting outdoor portraiture, this setup is fine as natural light...
  9. inaka

    What type of reflector stand is this?

    Thanks @tirediron!
  10. inaka

    What type of reflector stand is this?

    Really appreciate the information provided here by everyone. Good stuff. That Triflector seems like exactly the item I might be interested in. @tirediron I see that the stand is not included. Did you buy a specific stand/mount that works best with the Triflector?
  11. inaka

    What type of reflector stand is this?

    Thank you for your reply. I could have sworn that this was a single unit with a secure gilding reflector head. But I bet you are right. Just wondering if anyone knows of an item that is a single unit like this for sale. For certain headshots and beauty shots an item like this would be perfect...
  12. inaka

    What type of reflector stand is this?

    Does anyone know what type of reflector stand this is? I saw this at a photography workshop a long while back, and I didn't think anything of it at the time. It tilts, has the reflector built into the stand, and models can literally rest their arms on it. I'm sure this is an easy answer for...
  13. inaka

    My second portrait shot ever. Feedback welcomed

    Derrel, thank you for your kind words, and again your valuable input. Side note: you were so helpful in my first thread, I was hoping you would have a chance to review these shots and offer your input. So I was extremely happy to read your thoughts on this series. After making the adjustments...
  14. inaka

    My second portrait shot ever. Feedback welcomed

    Derrel, as always, thank you for your detailed comments. I read everything you said, and your comments are extremely educational to me. I didn't want to quote your entire post, so I'm only quoting the above, but the rest or your comments were read and observed by me as well. I will take them to...
  15. inaka

    My second portrait shot ever. Feedback welcomed

    Designer, thank you for your comment. These softboxes were set to flash with wireless triggers.
  16. inaka

    My second portrait shot ever. Feedback welcomed

    Friend wanted a few photos in her kitchen for a food blog. I'm very new to portrait photography, and the previous thread I posted with my first ever model shoot gave me very good feedback to improve. I welcome any input on these shots: 1. 2. 3. 4. Images were taken with a with my...
  17. inaka

    Asian Bridal 2

    I have nothing constructive to add because these images are simply stunning. No improvements needed at all. Really REALLY nice work!
  18. inaka

    My first model portrait shots ever - Feedback Welcomed

    Darrel, once again a huge thank you for your time and information! That link you posted was exceptionally interesting. As you said, at 6 meters, the DOF increases dramatically. (I'm glad you actually posted *meters* because when I first saw the chart I mistakenly thought it was in *feet* and I...
  19. inaka

    My first model portrait shots ever - Feedback Welcomed

    I found that testing at 85mm on a DX had me standing about ~10 feet from the subject when taking portraits. I thought that 10ft, (and maybe even a bit further) was ideal to avoid distortion for portraits, no?
  20. inaka

    My first model portrait shots ever - Feedback Welcomed

    Gordon, I also would like to thank you for your reply. Excellent info, and it's extremely helpful. This thread has really assisted me in my next series of portrait shots. On my DX crop sensor, I really enjoy my Nikon 35mm f/1.8 so I will likely keep this as my go-to lens for full body shots and...
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