Color portraits and or photographs of people

BBW

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Ray, love the pumpkin head guitarist!

Stratokaster, this portrait of your wife is so real. I feel as though it is I who am looking at her, not me looking at a photograph that you took. The color looks absolutely perfect! Very impressive and realistic image - and I think a very lovely portrait. I wouldn't have a clue that the weather was truly bad. It does look cold and the blue works beautifully with that.:wink:
 

stratokaster

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BBW, thank you very much! It's not really cold (about 5 degrees centigrade) but that horrible semi-fog/semi-rain thing (like very small drops of water suspended in the air) is killing me. Also earlier we had quite a bit of snow which is now melting and creating all kind of problems.

The colors are heavily altered in Lightroom. Original colors were just too pinkish for my taste :)
 

javier

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From a short walk yesterday in DT LA
 

Armanius

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Panasonic GF1 + Lumix 20/1.7

Photo of a friend's baby girl. She seemed so bummed to be stuck in the play area. She was much more smiles after busting her out of there!
 

BBW

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I can tell who is the smart one, taking the pic versus shoveling the snow. :wink:

Was that color enhanced, or the way it turned out?

Dave, the original photo was much more detailed in the snow areas, but I decided I didn't want realism as in what the eye could see but, instead, I wanted to emphasize the essence. That was my plan, anyway.:wink:
 

olli

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Thanks. With the NEX - I've added that to the info. This band (there's a drummer off to the right) was good. The five piece jazz-funk band a couple of days later were superb. The lighting was a little better too and we were closer to the stage. Unfortunately that was the only day I didn't have my camera with me.
 

Ray Sachs

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you should be able to figure it out...
Yeah, nice Olli - is that the kit lens? Pretty impressive for ISO 6400. Hard to tell what's texture and what's noise. The wall behind the pianist looks pretty messy, but the lit areas look very good and the piano itself, obviously very dark, looks quite clean. I haven't been pushing mine much beyond 1600, but maybe I'll start! Then again, I just got the adapter for my Voightlander 50 f1.5 so I might have tried shooting it with that, probably at about F1.8 or F2 - would give me a bit more latitude. MF on the Nex with legacy lenses is quite a treat - another place where the tilt up screen is a real benefit, for me at least.

-Ray
 

olli

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Thanks Ray. This was taken with the 18-55. The backdrops are mostly texture but obviously some noise too. They are some kind of felt or woven texture - for acoustic purposes I assume.

Obviously the acceptability of noise is scene dependent and in a dark jazz club shot I will accept a lot more than in many other kinds of shots.

I normally stick to 1600 max but I'll use 3200 with confidence when needed and 6400 and hope for the best when absolutely necessary. I've never owned a camera that could go beyond 800 without falling apart so I'm enjoying having the option to push it further.

I was looking at some of the old Olympus OM primes as a faster alternative to the kit lens but the problem is that I then lose the OSS. So even though I gain a couple of stops on the faster lens, I lose them again with no OSS, so I'm back where I started. In my ideal world the promised Sony E-Mount primes would also be OSS, but I can't see it happening.
 

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