roby17269

roby17269

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a IT
Joined on Mar 26, 2007
About me:

Camera:
Canon 1D X

Lenses:
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L mkII USM
Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L mkII
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Carl Zeiss 180mm f/2.8 Sonnar T*
Carl Zeiss 85mm f/2.8 Sonnar T*
Carl Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 Distagon T*

Flasguns:
Canon 2 x 580EX II + Stofen diffuser
Canon 580EX + Stofen diffuser
Canon 430EX + Stofen diffuser
Canon MT-24EX + Stofen diffuser
Canon MR-14EX

Accessories:
Sekonic L-758DR Digital Master
Canon 2x mkIII extender
Canon 1.4x mkIII extender
Kenko extension tubes set
Canon cable release
Slik tripod
Macro rail head
Remote flash radio triggers
Stands and umbrellas and softbox and reflector

Storage:
HyperDrive ColourSpace UDMA 500GB
HyperDrive Space 250GB

Software:
Photoshop CC6 + Nik and Topaz plug-ins
LightRoom 5

Previous gear (not owned anymore):
Compact cameras: Sony DSC-F717, Sony T1, Sony DSC-F828
DSLRs: Canon 350D, Canon 20D, Canon 5D mkI, Canon 5D mkII
Lenses: Canon EF-S 18-55mm, Canon EF-S 17-85 IS, Canon EF 28-135mm IS, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkII, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS mkI, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 mkII, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, Sigma DC 10-20mm, Sigma DC 30mm f/1.4, Sigma 80-400mm OS, Sigma 28-300mm, Sigma 12-24mm, Sigma 180mm f/3.5 Macro HSM, Canon 2x mkII extender, Kenko 1.4x + 2x extenders

Comments

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On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (241 comments in total)
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alexzn: Roby- don't pay attention to people deriding your picture. It's really good and some portion of the people on DOR are jealous, prudish, or both to the point that the only thing that satisfies them are picture of cats or garden flowers. You can find them also discussing rendering of green tones in the latest obscure Raw converter. In truth they should never come near a decent camera because it will be a waste of good equipment.

#1 image is soft core? Really??? Get a life, people, you have no idea what soft core is... Now go back to cat pictures...

Oh, yeah, and to people saying that these photos are all bad- show me what you've got...it's easy to dump on other people s work behind a screen name.

Thanks Alex

I was surprised by the soft porn comment as well but I have learnt that skin thickening is an important skills in the world of internet photography fora :)

I appreciate your comments nonetheless!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (241 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: There's another softcore aspect to pict #1:

The woman's hands aren't behind her neck as if she's stretching, the hands are clearly placed to imply that they could belong to another person. This is very likely done with purposeful ambiguity.

I'd go so far as to say the hands were made a bit bigger via perspective control in PhotoShop.

HAR,

no then we'll have to agree to disagree.
The 2 terms have quite different connotations as you say, therefore they are not synonymous at all to me. As "sexual" and "sensual" are not the same to me.

As I wrote, your mind seems set so I am not sure that there is anything I can say to change your mind and, to an extent, I do not feel I need to. I've learnt long time ago that pleasing everyone is impossible.

I will just say that it wasn't my intention to create a "soft porn" image and if you feel that I have then I have failed to communicate to you

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 10:36 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (241 comments in total)
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Abouna: I must be the only person who would appreciate seeing these larger than a thumbnail! I just don't get it.

I bet I'm missing something.

Mine have been shared at full size with dpreview, but admittedly I don't know how the showcase gallery works so it may be that you cannot see the originals.
The first one is accessible in my gallery at a decent resolution

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 10:19 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (241 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: There's another softcore aspect to pict #1:

The woman's hands aren't behind her neck as if she's stretching, the hands are clearly placed to imply that they could belong to another person. This is very likely done with purposeful ambiguity.

I'd go so far as to say the hands were made a bit bigger via perspective control in PhotoShop.

I have just read all the messages in the thread below and I don't think there is anything I can write to change your perception.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 01:26 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (241 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I don't get it...
Why is this called "Readers' Showcase"?
Readers of what...?
Some of the name links lead to photographer's homepages, which might very well be a choice of the photo submitter.
...but, in the many name links that lead to the user name here, on DPR, they don't seem to have significant DPR activity, apart from the entries.

Thanks PK :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 23:49 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (241 comments in total)
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PhotoKhan: I don't get it...
Why is this called "Readers' Showcase"?
Readers of what...?
Some of the name links lead to photographer's homepages, which might very well be a choice of the photo submitter.
...but, in the many name links that lead to the user name here, on DPR, they don't seem to have significant DPR activity, apart from the entries.

I was given the choice so I chose to have my site in the link.
Anyways, Roberto De Micheli is me :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (241 comments in total)
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Ozyxy: What's up with horizontal websites? I liked #1 (and the other photos of course) and I clicked to see the photographer's website to see what else is there but the site requires horizontal scrolling to see the photos, I couldn't use it so I just left without seeing anything... I think photographers who create horizontal websites miss a lot of visitors. Nobody can use a horizontal website. Why don't they make their websites vertical as every website should be?

You can scroll horizontally also with your mouse wheel, if you use a mouse.
I tested my site with IE, Chrome and the browser on my Android phone and it works fine for me

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 23:24 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (241 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: There's another softcore aspect to pict #1:

The woman's hands aren't behind her neck as if she's stretching, the hands are clearly placed to imply that they could belong to another person. This is very likely done with purposeful ambiguity.

I'd go so far as to say the hands were made a bit bigger via perspective control in PhotoShop.

And you'd be wrong, about the hands being made bigger.
I've got the original RAW (since I took the photo) and the hands are as is. Perhaps the perspective is throwing you off a bit? But she's also a very tall model and her hands are not tiny.

In any case... I would agree the photo is sensual, but soft porn? I can't really see it

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 23:21 UTC
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (124 comments in total)
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roby17269: Silly me for having used a 60mp MF digital back at my last shoot.
I could have saved rental money and a lot of sweat by using this phone and I would have lost only 33% of the resolution!
Who would have known?

Not to mention the abysmal battery life of digital backs :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 19:15 UTC
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (124 comments in total)
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roby17269: Silly me for having used a 60mp MF digital back at my last shoot.
I could have saved rental money and a lot of sweat by using this phone and I would have lost only 33% of the resolution!
Who would have known?

I'll keep that in mind for the next time :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 14:28 UTC
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 article (124 comments in total)

Silly me for having used a 60mp MF digital back at my last shoot.
I could have saved rental money and a lot of sweat by using this phone and I would have lost only 33% of the resolution!
Who would have known?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 13:34 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies
On How to find (and keep) models article (2 comments in total)

Since I am doing mostly this kind of shooting nowadays, I thought I'd add:
* if it is an important shoot, consider booking 2 models instead of 1 as an insurance against flakes - but plan also for both showing up... e.g. shoot 1 look with 1 model while the other gets under make up, etc.
* the only issue I've had with escorts so far is that sometimes they ask to be photographed as well :)
* good make up / hair / styling takes time! Be prepared to shoot for as little as 25% of the whole time
* I consider good models as an investment for my portfolio. As are good MUAs and other creative involved. Unless you're great at networking and really talented, insisting in doing everything for free will get you to a certain point but you'll hit a barrier sooner or later. It ultimately depends on your ambition

Roberto

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 12:01 UTC as 2nd comment
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quatpat: Wow, 3.6kg... My Minolta 400/4.5 + 1.4x converter + A77 body weight around 3kg all together. But then of course I shoot at f6.3 instead of f5.6 at 560mm... just didn't know that 1/3 f-stop weights more than half a kilo! Oh, sorry I forgot that I counted mine with the camera... so the 1/3 f-stop weights more something like 1.2 kg. Too much for me.

Quatpat... are you denying that your comparison was invalid?

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 12:54 UTC
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quatpat: Wow, 3.6kg... My Minolta 400/4.5 + 1.4x converter + A77 body weight around 3kg all together. But then of course I shoot at f6.3 instead of f5.6 at 560mm... just didn't know that 1/3 f-stop weights more than half a kilo! Oh, sorry I forgot that I counted mine with the camera... so the 1/3 f-stop weights more something like 1.2 kg. Too much for me.

Usual uninformed rabble from Sony fanbois/trolls.
Try to compare with Sony's equivalent lens... oh wait! They don't have one

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 07:58 UTC
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roby17269: Is this valid for all users or just US ones?

I've bought Silver Efex 2 and Colour Efex Pro (3 and 4) as UK customer less than 5 years ago and I haven't received an email with the link to the free download still.

Cheers
Roberto

Thanks!
I haven't got it but I usually just delete all my spam so I may have deleted it already :(
What can I do if that's the case?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 11:36 UTC

Is this valid for all users or just US ones?

I've bought Silver Efex 2 and Colour Efex Pro (3 and 4) as UK customer less than 5 years ago and I haven't received an email with the link to the free download still.

Cheers
Roberto

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:26 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (108 comments in total)

Buon Natale! :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 11:38 UTC as 70th comment
On Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Photographers article (54 comments in total)

I've just finished reading it and it is excellent as the previous editions.

My only comment is that it is better to have read the previous editions, since not only some chapters have not been repeated (they are available on the web site), but also some interesting techiques to create sharpening and NR actions (mostly around creating masks that reveal or protect edges) and beauty retouching techniques

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2012 at 09:27 UTC as 19th comment
On Glass of beer in the Beer challenge (1 comment in total)

Congrats Alex! :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2012 at 08:15 UTC as 1st comment
On Site Updates and New Features article (102 comments in total)

As the site grows more and more complex, you may want to have a "lite" version of it. The new changes do not work well on locked-down browsers in corporate environments.

Apologies if a "lite" version already exists and I've missed it

Roberto

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2012 at 08:26 UTC as 25th comment
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