ART Pics from my spring break, few hotties inside ver wide angle and fill flash

CornUponCob

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Oct 3, 2001
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Went to Clearwater with 4 guys and 9 girls for one week. Took my gear down to the beach a lot despite the risk of it dying a horrible sandy death (very fine sand at Clearwater). I was most pleased with most of the pictures I took. Out of about 700 I got ~ 80 that I really liked. Here's a handfull of them.


Full Gallery, 16 pages
http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg243h/SpringBreak/index.html


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I would prefer focus to be on the eyes, but the bird was only about 5 feet away, hard to get it perfect when they're moving. Framing is wacky, but I like it.



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just a bird




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I set them up this way. I'm an idiot for forgetting to stop down.



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Girlyfriend



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Despite the facial distortion and harshness on the face, I like this picture



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GF and I



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Take the focus on this picture......



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and apply it to this one (focus is off here, facial expression is much better)



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mandatory sillouette picture.... guy is flying a kite.



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RAPE TIME! (or some other equally obnoxious quote)



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Just a portrait.... I posted him for this. The 100% crop is nice and sharp



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Obligatory "focus on the P&S camera while other people are looking at it" picture.



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I should crop this to just his arms and head, because you can see the sand flying off his arms, plus it's nice and sharp.



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more Vball



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psudo-portrait



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not very often you can fill the frame with a flying bird when shooting at 17mm. We were feeding them to get them to hover in front of us while I took pictures



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evening light with some $5 aviators from wallmart



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I guess I forgot to mention I had an underwater camera bag with me



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I like this picture, but I could never get it to work better than this. (cloudy water... further I back up the worse it gets)



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My attempt at the "mermaid shot" you sometimes see in ads.



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From 4th floor. They made other designs as well



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Silly little birds



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Obligatory palm tree picture, with bonus car roof in the lower righthand corner



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Pelican



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Same bird flying away



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If I only had the 10 FPS of the MK III I would have gotten the boat centered. That's reason alone to buy it :mamoru:



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This guy's bait (shrimp) was..........




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Being eaten by this bird. He didn't seem to mind.



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(sun had set, hard to get a shot even at iso 1600)



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About to go for an open water swim, beach style (BTW, 8 of the 9 girls are swimmers)



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Silly "Speedo advertisement" picture



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One on the right will kill you



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I wasn't kidding



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This "style" reminds me of advertisements I've seen



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Nice colors



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More Vball



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Caption worthy



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Fun with the strobe on the beach. There was method to my madness, but I don't want to explain it



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Only one attempt made at "paper dolls". Didn't quite work



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Diving into his own shorts



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Got this on the third try



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Police boat on the right. There was a missing child being searched for by land sea and air.



That's all folks.
 

Hippy

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Nov 29, 2006
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i clicked the red x about halfway through that but they seem pretty nice.
 

Silent Nature

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Aug 29, 2005
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Very nice photos, I'm impressed. I'm an amatuer so don't be shocked.

I really appreciate any great crystal clear shots. What camera did you have and specs along with it?

I'd like to buy one in the future when I want to upgrade my Sony Cybershot DSC H1 with 12x zoom.
 

19Godfather86

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Jan 29, 2006
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Some of the volleyball ones are really dope, and the strobe ones are a cool idea for sure. I think my favourite is the bird flying away, for some reason. Just has a really clear and cool composition for me. Definitely some good memories, and much better shots than your usual "vacation with friends with friends" photos.
 
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CornUponCob

CornUponCob

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Silent Nature said:
Very nice photos, I'm impressed. I'm an amatuer so don't be shocked.

I really appreciate any great crystal clear shots. What camera did you have and specs along with it?

I'd like to buy one in the future when I want to upgrade my Sony Cybershot DSC H1 with 12x zoom.

30D with Tamron 17-50. The front of the lens actually recently broke. The front piece of plastic is actually taped to the barrel (hard to describe, I'll post pictures of it sometime in the future).

Tele shots were with the Sigma 100-300 f4.

I took a few shots with the 50 1.8 and Tamron 28-75 (yes, I own both Tamrons, I plan on going 1.3 or ff in the future and I love my 28-75).

Flash was a 580ex. I made myself a fancy diffuser out of foam from Wal Mart, but never used it. Flash was camera mounted at all times, so technically the fill isn't always comming from the "best" angle, but you can hardly tell.

90% of the shots I took outside were with fillflash, even this one.

http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg243h/SpringBreakLarge/IMG_8656.jpg

It just helps fill in those dark shadows so much.
 

dano

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Aug 28, 2006
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CornUponCob said:
90% of the shots I took outside were with fillflash, even this one.

http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg243h/SpringBreakLarge/IMG_8656.jpg

It just helps fill in those dark shadows so much.

That one looks good with the flash, but for example...

http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg243h/SpringBreakLarge/IMG_8755.jpg

I think the flash is a bit much in that one.

Not knocking you at all, I'm loving most of those shots. I just can't ignore what appears to be too much reflection off the subjects.
 
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CornUponCob

CornUponCob

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dano said:
That one looks good with the flash, but for example...

http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~gtg243h/SpringBreakLarge/IMG_8755.jpg

I think the flash is a bit much in that one.

Not knocking you at all, I'm loving most of those shots. I just can't ignore what appears to be too much reflection off the subjects.

I'd agree, there's too much flash there. Shooting wide (17mm on crop) doesn't give you a large workable flash range. Only 5 feet or so starting about 5 feet away from the camera. The girl on the right in that picture was only 2 or 3 feet away.

If I ever get not lazy enough to edit any of these I'd bring those brights down a little.
 

tek

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Dec 11, 2004
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goodness i'd be scared to shoot in water even with an underwater camera bag:ugh2:
 

SkyAce2004

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Mar 1, 2005
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Florida
very nice pictures, I love the colors. Im going to Key West later in April for Spring Break. Would you mind giving me some pointers? Ive got a Nikon D40 with a SB400 speedlight, the kit 18-55mm lense and a 1.8 50mm lense with UV and Circular Polarizing filters. I would LOVE to come back with shots like these.
 

e.pie

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Dec 3, 2004
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those bird ones are badass :cool:

I really want to get a flash, what are some good entry level ones since I won't be using it too often
 
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CornUponCob

CornUponCob

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mystix said:
whoa, i never seen the "dive in shorts" picture before.

How'd you do that?

The 580ex has a strobascopic (sp?) setting. The total exposure was 6 or 8 seconds with the flash firing at around 1/4 power every second for somewhere between 6 and 8 flashes. You can have the flash fire up to 200 Hz (200 flashes per second) but the fastest I've ever really "needed" to use it was about 10 Hz. The thing that makes these pictures "good" is finding the darkest background possible, and have your subjects wear reflective objects. If the background is dark enough subject will appear fairly solid against the background. Anywhere the background is brighter, it will show through their bodies making them transparent.

I would think a studo would be the best conditions to take these kinds of pictures.
 
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CornUponCob

CornUponCob

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Derrict said:
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Girl in green - she play tennis, too? Her left arm is much larger than the right.

Not that I'm aware of. Probably just distortion at the edges of the frame.
 

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