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Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by dche5390, Apr 11, 2011.

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  1. BuD

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    #20 is awesome what a great location
     
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    Dan, Was it your idea to get them in their PJs? Lol.. Awesome work.
     
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    Of course! I tried to convince Cassy to rock the PJs on the free tram but she wasn't sold on that idea lol.
     
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    Attaboy Dan! Awesome set!
     
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    Didnt even realise that they were in their PJ's.. thank goodness they dont sleep nakid!
     
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    They may actually. Cassy rushed out to buy PJs the day before. Same with her $25 pink uggies!
     
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    What started as a concept with much aspirations, turned out to be a nightmare. I don't think I'll ever return to the Royal Easter Show. The last time I went, I vowed I'd never return. I thought things would be different if the visit were business-related, but some things never change.

    Namely, the people who attend are immature to say the least. And their behaviour irritates me. So much so, it is difficult to get the job done well.

    Most disappointingly was the lack of any interesting backdrops. The Easter Show is a labyrinth of concrete. Boring concrete with busy backgrounds. Not exactly the carnival concept I had envisioned. Fail.

    Kudos to my couple being comfortable to express their emotions in public. With the amount of passing comments I overheard, I have great respect for Ello & Ben.

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    How much was the permit? I am still awaiting a reply for Anna the coordinator at the show.

    After reading your comments I am guessing you didnt have a media permit. :lol:

    Yes alot of "bogans" ...
     
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    Saw no point in seeking a media pass after I read their requirements and process. Plenty of people with cameras. Only once late in the day did a rent-a-cop ask for 'papers'. I said I didn't have any. It was personal work (not that made any sense to them). Rent-a-cop let us go.

    Walked past plenty of other 'event coordinators' and police. Only had one issue. Mostly the crowd who decided behaving as twats was acceptable gave my clients and I trouble.

    To be honest, the Royal Easter Show has turned to utter rubbish. Youngens will never get the true experience and spirit it used to deliver. *sigh*
     
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    One of my favourite weddings to date.
     
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    Spent the past six hours getting this done. Oh what a productive day it has been. Now to shower, shave, and brush my teeth :wired:

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    2 cinematic slide shows in one day :thumbup:. You are high on Caffeine.
     
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    Can I ask what issues you were having? What comments were they passing?
     
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    Interesting set Dan. From what you said, the crowd didn't seem too nice.. but that's part of work and they move on. and you need to too - you'll find it happens all the time.

    Lighting looks pretty hard to work with on the day, the sky is blown out most shots. Maybe position them so the background is not sky?

    With places like this, I've found that if they bring you to 'somewhere' then it's likely they want you to integrate the background with the theme of the shoot. I think you've blurred out the background TOO much and you can't really see what's there and where they are at. Perhaps shoot at a smaller aperture so there's more DOF so there's more story telling to the set. A wider lens may be more beneficial in this type of shoot as there's lots of background to 'show' but you don't have much room to move back before random ppl get in your way. Consider a 24 1.4? :)

    One final thing. Three shots and all the same body crop. Maybe get them to interact with certain things within the venue and do more 'action' type of shots. For example, instead of just holding the lollypop prop.. get them to both lick it and then you might get them breaking out in laughter whilst doing it. Adds the extra dimension to the photo.
     
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    I cheated. Val & Terry was done last week. But Eloise & Ben's was done from scratch, from editing of all the photos, to the final deliverable. Dinner time!

    The usual. Boys trying to show off by deliberating walking in front of the frame. Other boys jumping into photos. Then there were idiots muttering, "omg, how embarrassing". Just stuff that well, isn't constructive in any way. But we got through it.

    Yea. Just roll with the punches. If it disturbs my clients then I immediate pack up and move on. Right at the end of the night, we ventured to where the rides were. It. Was. Packed. Eloise was not comfortable and from experience, that feeling will show in the photos. So after a few shots, we called it a day.

    It was an almost cloudless day in Sydney yesterday. Sunlight was direct, harsh, and there was limited shaded areas with anything interesting. So although we arrived at midday, I had Eloise & Ben do their own thing at the Show whilst I went outside and had a cider beer :D.

    I blow the sky. At the apertures I shoot at, it is something that I do without a second thought. Although the background is important, I have never been one to concentrate on them (or stop down such that it is recognisable).

    It was really crowded. Crowded in a bad way. I was shooting at Degraves over the weekend and it was crowded. But in a good way. If that makes sense?

    Pretty much too busy and distracting. That was why I shot at f/2.5 and just blurred the shit out of everything beyond a certain focal plane.

    The 24/1.4 was in the bag. Too much clutter to make a good composition. Too much boring hideous brick buildings. Too many advertisements. I don't remember the Show being so commercialised hence why I suggested the location. Never again. Next time, I'll go find a local circus, call them for permission, and shoot there. The Easter Show is just a nightmare. I have a shot of Tai wheeling my bag around a big poop. LOL.

    I also cannot for the life of me, frame anything wider than 35mm. Never could. Argh. I mean, I had a few shots I had pictured in my head, hence why the 24mm was in the bag, but once I got there, and saw how the kids were behaving, I threw it into the too hard basket.

    It would have been really nice to have slowed the shutter down and have some movement of the crowd as the couple stood still - but the amount of good natural light was disappearing once we hit 4pm (compounded by cattle traffic which blocked us getting to where we wanted to be).

    This reminds me of Luna Park in Melbourne over the weekend. Got there and there was nothing captivating. Well, that's how I felt - plus it was freeeeeezing :eek:

    Got those somewhere I think (not sure if I delivered any of them as finals hmmm).

    I was told the lollypop was super sweet, the fairy floss was so sweet it was bitter, and the dagwood dog ... well, Ben devoured his prop lol :p

    Easter Show .. never again.
     
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    Just watched both of those slide shows - not only is your eye really good but you have a great knack of picking most excellent music too.. so well done on that front.

    I think both of these works (photos now) are excellent.. I think the uncomfortable-ness of the easter show crowd shows in some of the shots for the second one though.. but probably not to the extent that I would have picked it if I didnt know the background.. clients should/would/will be happy though mate.. I know I would be and thats all that counts..

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    Showed this to my clients last night. #winning

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    Doing the blog post now, among a gazillion other things.

    Candy loves Glee - if you're wondering the song choice. And David sneakily told me her fav song was 'I do' so it only made sense to include that too.
     
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    I reakon this is my fav video of yours thus far.. and really representative of the epic day that was had.

    Colours are :thumbup:
     
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    i bow to you dan
     
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    Dan not only have to given your clients a great set of photographs but you also gave them the whole experience! They are going to look at these photos and remember back to all of the fun they had in doing them! That is excellent.. you are da bomb man! Fucking well done! Love that second last photo.. look at the joy, fun, excitement and love on their faces.. :thumbup:
     
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