A&P What tips/kind of equipment do i need to get shots like these *pics*

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  1. Justin Niggalake

    Justin Niggalake New Member

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    i'm such a noob, and i've attempted to read the tips and tutorials... but that's like greek to me

    these are all from an amateur photographer that i know. he's pretty secretive about his techniques so i know he won't reveal them. i thought maybe you guys could steer me in the right direction. (i know photoshop helps him out a lot as well)

    i'm sure lenses & lighting are key. i currently have a d40 with the stock lens. ;/ basically what i'm asking is, what would be the next step for me? better photoshop techniques or a better lens? and if so, which lens?

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    the black guy in the headphones is a pic he took of me :big grin:
     
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    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    Last I checked, they don't sell talent in a box. But you'd need a box of it and a bunch of photoshop to make shots like those.
     
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    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    Oh, and it would help if you posted your shots for comparison so that we could give you some more legitimate advice.

    Just going out and buying gear isn't going to make you better if you can't shoot for shit to begin with, and we have no idea what your current skill level is. :dunno:
     
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  5. 2 off camera flashes, a good portrait lens, and some talent.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Sure they do... just not to him. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  7. Justin Niggalake

    Justin Niggalake New Member

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    talent... great. :rofl:
    so theoretically, i can get shots like these with my current basic setup?
    kewl
     
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    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    Give your camera to your friend and ask him to take some pictures with it. I think that will answer your question.
     
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    Justin Niggalake New Member

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    well believe it or not, you guys helped. i haven't gone out and really attempted to take any real photos for the fear that i didn't think that i had the physical equipment to get the kinds of shots that i wanted.

    now that i know that it can be done, i guess i'll just have to play around with it. (i've only had the camera for a few weeks now and all i've really done is indoor shots of nightclubs using the automatic setting) :hs:

    thx for the input
     
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    Did for me!
     
  11. Jonny Chimpo

    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    lies. :squint:
     
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    Ignore Chimpo. All you need is a circular polarizer and you'll be taking shots like those left and right.
     
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    and a skylight filter, right?
     
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    You also need models that know how to pose, or you need to know how to direct / pose people.
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    A bunch of ugly fucking people to start
     
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    Camera and good knowledge of photoshop for those.

    Looks like he is using one mildly diffused light in some of them, but he could very easily just be using available light for everything.


    All the colors/ shading/ etc is photoshop.
     
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    lots of photoshop. ask him to show you the pics right out of the camera and you'll be surprised.
     
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    Justin Niggalake New Member

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    in a night club setting, i can't really see if the subject is in focus thru the viewfinder. plus i have to be quick. not really enough time to play around...
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    I use shutter priority when I am doing panning shots of cars

    Tv and Av are nice when things are changing too fast to have to worry about the exposure
     
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    i'm surprised at the lack of strobist comments, maybe that fad has finally died down
     
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    you need a canon 1ds mkIII and a few "L" lenses oh and a few off camera flashes the most expensive you can buy...btw strobist son
     
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    Yeah, cause thats the sign of a real pro. :rolleyes:

    Thats right up there with "these are right out of the camera with no post processing."

    There is a reason that settings such as aperture and shutter priority exist on pro cameras...some of the best photographers in the business will use them. Everything has its place, its just a matter of how and when you use it.
     
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    quoted for truth.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Goddamn.
     

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