A&P 900 posters. 400 b/w photos. Imma busy guy.

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  1. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    This is going to be my home in the evenings for the next week or so. Gotta shoot 1700 images (both sides of the b/w photos) for an online auction company.

    Each image then has to be individually cropped and named with a different file name. My computer will be my home for the following week.

    The bitch is that my back starts to hurt after kneeling on the floor for an hour or so.

    The setup. I tried using my shoot thru umbrellas but I was getting some reflection on some of the shiny posters so I ended up going with bouncing the light off of foamcore.

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    My latest purchase. $290 worth of museum quality glass. Some commie band poster. I have no clue who the hell it is.

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    The 1D III doing it's thang on the end of my monopod which is attached to my boom stand. Genius!!

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    Another view. You can see my PW trigger on the floor which fires the whole thing. On the sofa are my pants. I like working in my underwear. Pics coming soon.


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  2. SkiMax

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    in for underwear shots...
     
  3. SkiMax

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    why dont you rig to computer while shooting these?
     
  4. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    My computer is in the next room and I don't want to move it. Besides, what good would it do? I still have to crop and rename the photos after I shoot them. Besides, sitting at my computer gives me a break from shooting.
     
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    I guess I would probably just bring my laptop in and hook it up, fire from it and review quickly so I know everything is perfect and don't have to shoot it again later
     
  6. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    just curious, how much do you charge to do this?
     
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    Yup, that's what I would do...but either way, congrats on the job.
     
  8. Jcolman

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    $3000.
     
  9. Jcolman

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    I did quite a few test shots, made measurements, wrote down everything so I can easily set it again if I have to take it down, which I will for Saturday's wedding.
     
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    What lens is that?

    And how do you adjust the composition?
     
  11. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    looks like a tamron 90mm macro. he wants macro due to the 50/50 focus split
     
  12. Jcolman

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    28-75 and I don't. I have it framed to take in the entire sheet of glass. I crop in post. I have it set to 28mm on a crop body. Ideally I should use my 50 and raise the camera higher but this works fine. Shooting at iso 200 at f/5.6
     
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    betting 17-50 just because the 90 has a different hood and looks completely different.

    edit: damn close.
     
  14. Jcolman

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    I'd need a lot more room than what I have to use the 90.
     
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    judge joe brown: "wheres your 28-70?"
     
  16. SkiMax

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    where's your D70 and $200 wedding service?
     
  17. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    28 done. 1672 to go.











    Somebody shoot me.
     
  18. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Oh I was thinking FF, and that you had mentioned using it before.

    :rofl: SHIT.NEVER.GETS.OLD
     
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    lol talk about detailed behind-the-scenes :naughty:
     
  20. PackingMyBags

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    Side note... How are you liking that lens Coleman? Thinking about slapping one on my 5d.

    BTW nice work. Any sneak peaks on the posters?
     
  21. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    You're just waiting for the underwear shots.





    :mamoru:
     
  22. Jcolman

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    I love it. Nice and sharp. I had one last year and sold it to try the 24-70. I decided to switch to mostly primes so I sold the 24-70. Then I had a gig in NYC (for the same people I'm shooting the posters for) last December and I needed a medium zoom so I picked up another 28-75.

    I don't really use it for weddings but it's a great lens for this kind of work.

    Here's a random poster.

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    I just finished my first batch of 100. It takes me twice as long to crop, name and file the shots as it does to shoot them. I've got three weeks to finish this gig and I'm going to need every single day.
     
  23. mobbarley

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    you're going to get some really soft corners on a 5d, but on the plus side they will be so dark you wont notice / wont ever have to use the vignette slider for your wedding photo look.
     
  24. SkiMax

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    I wonder how much a scanning company would charge to do this job.

    send job to them
    kick back and have a beer
    pocket extra cash (if less than you are paid)
    ...
    profit (literally)
     
  25. PackingMyBags

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    Thanks. Just what i wanted to hear. Curious whats your overall preference for a wide-med range tele?
     

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