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    Canon 5D MKII, 85 f/1.2 L, with Elinchrom Softboxes, strobes triggered by 3 Pocket Wizards,... nah, just kidding . It is not even posed, just still shot of him turning back :

    Cheesy pose

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    Re: Cheesy pose

    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    Canon 5D MKII, 85 f/1.2 L, with Elinchrom Softboxes, strobes triggered by 3 Pocket Wizards,... nah, just kidding . It is not even posed, just still shot of him turning back :
    Don't joke ... I just ordered 2x Elinchrom RX1200 complete with both octa and large rectangular softboxes last week ... to be triggered with 3 pocket wizards!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Don't joke ... I just ordered 2x Elinchrom RX1200 complete with both octa and large rectangular softboxes last week ... to be triggered with 3 pocket wizards!

    Well, let's say I have access to your online account. Was trying to make fun of your latest order

    But seriously, what do you do with your old stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    Well, let's say I have access to your online account. Was trying to make fun of your latest order

    But seriously, what do you do with your old stuff?
    In terms of lighting, I'm hanging on to it (4x 580 II + 4x CP-E4 + 4x TT5 PWs) because they're good for high speed sync (ie outdoors stuff where you need a high shutterspeed) - the Elinchroms are pretty powerful units - so the hope is that they'll recycle very quickly at lower power settings so that I can do more "action freezes" inside ... that's the theory anyway

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    Re: Cheesy pose

    Nice image Alis.

    I have nothing to say. Good work.

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    Love the shot Ali, good job

    The only suggestion for improvement I can give is to remove the slight shadow that is being cast on the background. I'd also consider cloaning out his left ear - it's bearly showing, and would probebly look better not shown at all.

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    Re: Cheesy pose

    I do have something to say.

    He is too leaned, too much clockwise.

    I would crop again rotating counter clockwise a bit.

    See what I mean ?

    He is too bended to the back...

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    Re: Cheesy pose

    This my version of presenting your original picture
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    I was bored, so I have it a 29 second makeover (lol). I did what I mentioned in the earlier post - removed the shadow and the left ear. I also added a subtle vertical grad to help draw the eye towards the face.

    Cheesy pose

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentDub View Post
    Love the shot Ali, good job

    The only suggestion for improvement I can give is to remove the slight shadow that is being cast on the background. I'd also consider cloaning out his left ear - it's bearly showing, and would probebly look better not shown at all.
    Thanks a lot, Kent. You cut my son's ear?

    But it looks good. Specially the shadow was too distracting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwin View Post
    This my version of presenting your original picture
    Thanks, Ashwin. Now it looks like those pictures you see on old western movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Correia View Post
    I do have something to say.

    He is too leaned, too much clockwise.

    I would crop again rotating counter clockwise a bit.

    See what I mean ?

    He is too bended to the back...
    Thanks, Antonio! I know what you mean and I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alis View Post
    Thanks a lot, Kent. You cut my son's ear?
    It's my of living the life of a plastic suregon Just don't tell the authorities I like cutting body parts off, they might take it the wrong way

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    Re: Cheesy pose

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    In terms of lighting, I'm hanging on to it (4x 580 II + 4x CP-E4 + 4x TT5 PWs) because they're good for high speed sync (ie outdoors stuff where you need a high shutterspeed) - the Elinchroms are pretty powerful units - so the hope is that they'll recycle very quickly at lower power settings so that I can do more "action freezes" inside ... that's the theory anyway
    Hmm... Colin, does the Mrs. ask when deliveryman comes a calling with your new toys? Are you having problems with 580 and Pocket wizards? There's been plenty of bad, bad things written about the radio interference from the strobes messing with the radio slave's effective range.

    Or is that the excuse to get more toys??

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    Re: Cheesy pose

    Alis, looks like he's a good sport about being in front of the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixel pete View Post
    Hmm... Colin, does the Mrs. ask when deliveryman comes a calling with your new toys?
    No

    Are you having problems with 580 and Pocket wizards? There's been plenty of bad, bad things written about the radio interference from the strobes messing with the radio slave's effective range.
    Hi Pete, I had a good read of all the reported problems, and have to admit to being a bit nervous - but luckily my fears turned out to be pretty groundless. Part of the reason is that the European version operates on different frequencies and are less affected by the noise. The other thing to consider is how often do people need to trigger strobes that are so far away that they're practically in a different time zone?

    It also took me a wee while to get my head around using them - they drove me nuts for the first day (I was convinced that mine were faulty), but finally I realised how they need to be setup and used ... there are definately a few "gotchas", but happy to report that we're good friends now

    Or is that the excuse to get more toys??
    Funny you should mention that - I'm expecting 3x Elinchrom Style RX1200's, light stands, large and small softboxes, umbrellas, skyports, grids, and barn doors this week

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixel pete View Post
    Alis, looks like he's a good sport about being in front of the camera.
    He is getting there Pete. More and more recently. Not yet ready for a photoshoot session. As soon as we get to friendly, he wants to take pictures with my camera and everything ends.

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