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adam75south
02-11-2009, 09:49 AM
ok so i think this was my very first shoot with the 85mm f/1.8 and i pretty much fell in love with it immediately. i shot mainly 85mm and 30mm until i got to the lighting and went with my 17-55 out of convenience.

we had no plan at all going in to this shoot. i was hired 3 days before and we're 2 hours apart. we met in the "went end" in dallas(for those who don't know the west end it's a trendy part of downtown with night clubs and restaurants) and we winged it...wung it? i don't remember the temp but it was freezing out, poor girl was shaking the whole time...so was i.

chronologically, these pictures are posted backwards.

1. 40d w/ 17-55mm f/2.8 IS @ 17mm ISO 100 f/8 1/60s shot with two 600w/s fotodiox strobes.
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453855532_YnL5s-XL.jpg

2. 23mm ISO 100 f/8 1/60s
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453848523_pG5cw-XL.jpg

3. 17mm ISO 100 f/9 1/250s
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453837260_o8Lcv-L.jpg

4. 40d & 85mm f/1.8 all ambient
85mm ISO 400 f/2.2 1/320s
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453895739_ucsAw-XL.jpg

5. 85mm ISO 200 f/2.2 1/160s
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453887556_fQavb-XL.jpg

6. shot under the bridge
30mm f/1.4 @ ISO 800 f/1.6 1/250s(before anyone asks why ISO 800 i was shaking pretty bad from the cold so i needed to up the SS)
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453876385_vWxju-XL.jpg

7. 30mm ISO 320 f/1.6 1/500s
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453865117_CtnLJ-XL.jpg

8. i don't wanna bore y'all with a million pictures so i'll just end it here...i'll add some outtakes in my next post.
85mm ISO 400 f/2.2 1/400s
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453860203_ynibP-XL.jpg

lemme know what y'all think....c&c is welcome and appreciated

adam75south
02-11-2009, 09:57 AM
and a few outtakes.

gotta get the tennis shoes
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453865592_drWd5-XL.jpg

like i said, it was cooold outside. valorie's mom being mom.
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453873568_8xUYm-XL.jpg

i love my whibal...really came in handy for these black and whites huh? haha
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453885072_UPdQf-XL.jpg

hurry up and get that camera set
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453884329_M4f6b-XL.jpg

brazilian tourist that wanted a picture with the bride. what you can't see is him holding her hand complete with interlocked fingers...gotta love the dallas cowboys sweater.
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453890136_czGfU-L.jpg

gimme a twirl
http://adammedders.smugmug.com/photos/453845033_dKDDw-XL.jpg

ok that's it for the outtakes.

24Peter
02-11-2009, 10:06 AM
Nice work Adam! How'd you process #2?

adam75south
02-11-2009, 10:13 AM
it's been a while since i did these so i don't remember exactly, but in lightroom i added fill, lowered saturation and upped contrast. in photoshop i took out the cars and the highway exit signs and just blacked them out. also added some USM contrast in photoshop and the obvious vignette. i think that's it.

FLiPMaRC
02-11-2009, 10:34 AM
:cool: Awesome work Adam. I love #4 :)

Nickcanada
02-11-2009, 01:24 PM
Awesome!!!

I hear your Cowboys had a rough season! Have you heard about that reality TV show they are making? One person is going to get a chance to make the Dallas training camp.

adam75south
02-11-2009, 02:41 PM
poor cowboys. just can't seem to get it together. yea michael irvin is the host of the new show right?

michaelb
02-11-2009, 04:19 PM
Some amazing shots here Adam; love #1-4 especially.

Jeff Keller
02-11-2009, 05:40 PM
Man, these shots really show what separates the men from the boys when it comes to portrait photography. Well done!

GaryS
02-11-2009, 05:55 PM
All amazing Adam, even the outtakes. Awesome!

adam75south
02-12-2009, 03:04 PM
Man, these shots really show what separates the men from the boys when it comes to portrait photography. Well done!
i appreciate that jeff, your review of the 30d is what started me in on this money pit.

and everyone else with the comments, i appreciate it guys.

adam75south
02-12-2009, 03:12 PM
haha i was going through them and ran across this outtake. almost looks like it should be in a whibal ad.

30mm f/1.4 @ 2.8

Rooz
02-12-2009, 03:37 PM
helps when you have a gorgeous bride dont ya think adam ? seriously.

TheWengler
02-12-2009, 03:42 PM
Gosh if you were cold then she must have been frozen. Did you have to Photoshop out any goosebumps?

gilly
02-13-2009, 05:25 AM
Brilliant shots! Love #2 that's awesome!

Nickcanada
02-13-2009, 05:33 AM
I want to buy a whibal all of a sudden! you should get a commission or something. ;)

GaryS
02-13-2009, 06:50 AM
I've been meaning to get some kind of white balance card myself... I like this one that Adam is using, so that's what I ordered!

bruuen
02-14-2009, 07:52 AM
AMAZING!!! I loooooved #4. Just captures the mood so well. I've always loved portraits that don't show the immediate focus from the subject.

adam75south
02-14-2009, 10:09 AM
I've been meaning to get some kind of white balance card myself... I like this one that Adam is using, so that's what I ordered!

i love it, it stays in my back pocket when i'm shooting. if you look close at it you can tell it's weathered. one time i dropped it when getting out of my truck, it spend a whole weekend getting ran over and parked on and my gf found it laying on the concrete! so they're very durable. made of some sort of hard plastic.

adam75south
02-14-2009, 10:13 AM
i noticed the other day that they make a lens focus calibration system for front/back focusing. it's a little expensive.

droopy1592
02-15-2009, 03:48 PM
Dang! Gray card for 30?

Lens alignment for how much?

K, I can wait for the Chinese lensalign knockoff lol

adam75south
02-16-2009, 06:35 AM
if you scroll to the bottom you can get the pocket card by itself without any extras for $20.95, that's the one i bought. well worth it in my opinion. it takes a split second to take a test shot with it.