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Official BeyondUnreal Photography Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BillyBadAss, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. SnaKe-Fu

    SnaKe-Fu Thread Killer.

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    I was at the Louvre passing through a corridor to the Triangles for some sunset shots, and this guy started setting up a cello, so I started taking some photos. Gave the guy a few Euro because his playing sounded great to me, and he didn't mind me snapping photos.
     
  2. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    I shot a wedding over this week end. It was a two day wedding gig. The couple had jam packed their wedding day with so many events that there wasn't any time for any couples and bridal shots. They still wanted to get great shots of them as a couple so we sold them a photo session for just the two of them to take place the day before their wedding. It sounds strange but it worked out really well and they loved it.

    The day was supposed to be sunny but the weather changed on us so it ended up raining all day. We made the best of it and shot primarily indoors. Later we spent some time outdoors in the rain. Many indoor locations didn't allow us to use flash so we had to make use of high ISO settings thus the extreme grain.

    On a related note, one location which happened to be a museum (restored old house) told us "no" on the basis that no flash photography is allowed. I explained that it wouldn't be a problem as we didn't need to use flash at all. He seemed a little puzzled before telling us no photography and that it wasn't going to happen. My biz partner called him out on that one. All things considered, we should have waited till the bride, groom, and my assistant where there. Some guys cant say no to pretty girls. He seemed like one of them. haha

    I think it should be noted that most of these are naturally lit. I didn't use any flash in these. There are so many excellent shots from that day. I may share some more later.

    1. No flash allowed at this hotel in the lobby. There wasn't room anyways. I made the best of the situation and utilized the natural light from the window. The extreme mixture of light temperatures made the colors really unpleasant.
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    2. Same hotel but shot in the elevator door. It was very little dark so I had to use ISO 6400 1/60 sec pushed 2 stops I believe. I love the gritty grain look and fortunately so does the client.
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    3. We finally went outside in the rain and shot off a few next to these nice pillars. Apparently we got lucky that day because the manager normally chases photographers away. She openly admitted to my assistant that it had something to do with the fact that we looked professional. Funny how it worked for one business but not for some of the others we visited.
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    4. Another shot with the pillars. The streak marks on the umbrella are the only indication that it was raining outside. You can blame my high key editing style for that.
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    5. Later on it was getting pretty dark. (I edited with a high key look because their faces where so dark) We started walking around town trying to get some candid shots of them walking around being a cute couple. The wind picked up and blew the umbrella out of shape. Yes, it was a real moment.
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  3. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    ZOMG her face!
     
  4. Kantham

    Kantham Fool.

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    KILL KILLL OBEY LOLOLOL

    I like the way the hand sing is right above his head.
     
  5. Igoy

    Igoy dea ex machina

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    That's one of the most gorgeous shots you've done Jackal, nice!

    :rolleyes:

    Anyway,


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    This is probably one of the nicest shots you've done. It looks natural.
     
  6. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    It was pretty misty/fogy on the coast in Yachats, OR that day. Just turned out really cool walking through that and seeing it from all the angles.

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  7. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Did you take that from the Sea Lion caves?
     
  8. Israphel

    Israphel Sim senhor, efeitos especial

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    Nah mate, of course I don't think it's ignorant. I put the link to his pictures up because he works pretty exclusively in that area of the States and Canada, and I think he shows the area pretty well. But I agree with you about his style....I first came across his work about 3 years ago and thought it was brilliant...but it's like chocolate cake or whatever...it's great in small amounts, but too much of it and it's just too sweet that it becomes sickly.
    Nowadays, I never check his work anymore because I just feel that I've seen it all before, and like you said...the saturation makes it seem surreal.
    It's not helped by the fact that he's become a kind of standard for lots of landscape photographers, and now there are hundreds of photographers on flickr, Photo.net or NPN shooting the same places in the same style.

    Thanks for the compliment by the way...I appreciate it.

    @Jackel: Some lovely stuff you posted. The sun rays one in particular is great. Have you tried cropping the right hand side off to really highlight the rays?
    Lovely natural wedding shots Mike. You know I'm a big fan of natural light, and it works really well here. I love the first portrait, and the really grainy one actually looks cool. Until I read the description, I wondered if you'd added the grain deliberately because it's such a captured intimate moment, that the grain really gives it this old fashioned paparazzi look. It almost has a Cartier Bresson feel.

     
  9. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    Just North of it actually. I think like 2 or 3 pathway things before it. We went to Sea Lion caves, but passed it up because everyone says it really smells. And you can just take the first side-road thingy deal where you can get out and walk around by the highway and see hundreds of sea lions.
     
  10. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    This is Jeff. He is my broseph.

    [screenshot]http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/5903/p1000422bm.jpg[/screenshot]

    We went mushroom hunting the other day.

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    We got about 3 pounds of oyster mushrooms and made some kickass pasta.

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    Most weren't edible, though.


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  11. Mastame

    Mastame New Member

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    Without quoting the whole thing, those 'wedding' shots are really amazing Mike. Except for the last one, the creepy face really draws all the attention. :p
     
  12. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    I love the mushroom shots, especially the thin tall ones. Is that a wooden plank that it is growing on?
     
  13. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    Thanks! It's a tree stump, and they're really only a few cm tall (4-5?)
     
  14. Jackal

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    Full shot can be found here 20mb though.
     
  15. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    Yep, you can do that kind of thing with the right equipment. There is a lot of stuff like that at NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day page.
     
  17. Jackal

    Jackal Crapass

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    I want to know how to do this! Will my crappy little 40D do the trick?
     
  18. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    What kind of mushrooms are those and what kind? Great shots man. I don't think i've ever gone mushroom hunting. Sounds like fun.

    Haha, I will have to see what I can do about the face. It is a little dark. which might be making it look extra creepy :)

    Excellent panoramic. Its pretty soft at 100% but over all it looks great as a representation of where you where. Its kinda fun to look at the landscape at full size.
     
  19. OO7MIKE

    OO7MIKE Mr. Sexy

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    Crappy? Give it to me if its that bad. :)

    Yes you can do it with a 40d. From what I understand of astrophotography you first have to get out of the city and away from the atmospheric light pollution. He may have a modified camera to pick up ultraviolet and infrared light.
     
  20. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    Thanks! I'm guessing you meant where was I and what kind of mushrooms? Northwest lowlands, right near the city of Vancouver. You live in Oregon, right? You could probably go poke around in some woods near your house at this time of year and find a few growing on dead fir wood almost right away. That mushroom is an orange jelly fungus, also known as "Witch's butter". You can eat them raw, although they don't really taste like anything.
     

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