redbull-induced-cessnock-oportos-hunter-valley-make-out-craziness

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  1. dche5390

    dche5390 Member

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    500kms. A carton of redbull. An $80 bouquet and a $399 dress. A weird experience through Cessnock. And our model chasing after kangaroos. Made for one hell of a whacky day.

    Meet Miriam, a girl I met backstage at a fashion show, from Germany.

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    Clone stamping hundreds of photos is no fun. *sad face*

    Still no symptoms of chicken pox so i think i'm fine.

    La di da ...
     
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    OOOOO, I like the skin. V. nais.

    As usual, your colour is lovely too.
     
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    Where was my redbull... :<

    Gonna go make some red bull chicken wings now... gotta get through my set :p
     
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    Looks like fun! But what a drive 500kms. :wired: that aside. nice work Dan nice smooth tones in most of them. Only thing that i felt outta place was the makeup? or maybe the PP to the highlights or lighting? in #3 and #4 it looks like she has a rash on her cheeks

    oh yeah. Hopefully next time i can join the asian-pose going around... :p
     
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    Yeah. Easily 260kms each way. Not a cheap day. Won't be doing another one unless the model, dress, and location is worth pouring almost $1k into. But Miriam was flying back to Germany and I really wanted to add her to my portfolio since she has a very unique face.

    The rash-like presentation is probably a result of the post, rather than the makeup, as my MUA was amazing.
     
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    Next time you go out shooting, ditch Jack and bring me along. :lol:

    keep Jack, but just bring me too!
     
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    There's a video somewhere ... bloody Barbra Streisand is not long enough. Grrrr.
     
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    haha what was the experience through cessnock?
     
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    number 5 :) like.
     
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    Great fun hanging out with everyone, makes great practice if you ever wanted to organise a Wedding and Bridal Workshop...
     
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    Miri was recovering from chickenpox. Luckily, not too many spots on her face. Of those that she did have, the MUA did a superb job with disposable makeup tools. Then it was clone/heal stamping in LR.

    Was shooting very narrow DoF with the 105mm VR micro.

    Life is so much easier with a talented MUA.
     
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    i'm still stuck on #5. it should be made into a postcard or some other such thing :) love the colours/temp!
     
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    +1 so true,

    Dan,

    which F/stop you were using on the 105 for these shots. I like it a lot, considering to get one.
     
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    #1 was f/5.6. The other stuff from Peppers was f/3.2. Using the lights, stopped down to f/8.

    The 105VR is a sharp sharp lens. The downside of using it as a portrait lens is that getting the focus can be a lengthy wait ... it frustrated me a lot and I have been lucky to have had patient models.

    Great macro lens obviously. Beautiful portraiture lens too. But the focal length is smack bang in the middle for me and I don't need the extra weight/space it occupies. I'll be replacing it with a manual focus 55mm macro specifically for ring shots. Cheaper than extension tubes for my Sigmalux. Plus, those old nikkor micro's are ... amazing.
     
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    Huh. I have one of those... turns out it's your old one. Turns out I'm a liar too:

    On the back of your comment I took some test shots last night (I've rarely used it except for really up close, well lit stuff), and it's amazing what a couple of months of practice/knowledge can do for you :)
    * It would always throw a TTL error if I tried to use flash. Trawling the menus last night, I found the on-board camera flash can be set to manual mode and it will fire

    * The clarity at 100% crop is really crisp - worlds apart from the kit lens, and the bokeh seems to be quite creamy/nice too (best as I can tell anyway, it's not donutting too bad... all this stuff I'm sure you know) :)

    Side note: I still can't get my external nissin di622 flash to fire, the TTL error comes up even if I have it in manual mode - did you ever use it with an external flash?

    Looks like I'll be using it a lot more... and for stuff I doubt it's intended for, but when it's the best you've got, you make do ;)
     
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    very good idea, thanks for that. Off to Ebay I go now,

     
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    But why?! You have that gorgeous 85mm 1.4... WHY!
     
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    I need macro.....
     
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