renato: All 3 examples above are terrible. The first one - the shadows are not controlled at all, and form a bad pattern (lots of bumps on her dark side). The second - just washed out, and flat, no lighting work presented. The third - the main light is positioned too above and too aside - resulting in a larger nose than could be.
Yes, you can use just one key light, but then you have to be able to master a shadow pattern. If you can't - then stick with a large reflector and fill the shadows, just a touch, so it is not looking like black holes.
Clearly some people didn't read/understand the article's point.
should tripod companies open a new segment called "Bear resistant"?
Maybe the bear was trying to make a self-portrait (kind of like what a monkey did a few months ago) but found (and realized!) that the lens mounted on the D4 was not the right one for portraiture.
tonganqn: Great! the winner is a camera that suffers from AF issues, viewfinder misalignment, lock/freeze issues, etc. I'm wondering what does this say about the judges giving this award, uh.
haha! envious myself? no way, I'm a Nikon fan with Nikon gear. I'm being objective which is something many are not. I had the chance to try it 2 days ago at the store when a friend's order arrived. I can't believe that a $3000+ camera can't deliver with one of Nikon's best lenses, the 85 f/1.4. Trying the same lens on his old D700 and my D300s we had amazing quality. Anyway, he was wise to let it go and wait until the AF get fixed. You've gotta be wise when you are investing $3000+ on a camera system.
Great! the winner is a camera that suffers from AF issues, viewfinder misalignment, lock/freeze issues, etc. I'm wondering what does this say about the judges giving this award, uh.
Well this is great! I wonder when Nikon will do sth like this. I have the impression that Nikon is always behind Canon. Look at the specs of the recently released Mk3 and now this flash. Such a pitty.
MPA1: This always makes me laugh.
A professional photographer is a person who earns his living from photography, not some sort of photographic demigod with inherent genius.
Some of the finest photographers I know are amateurs - i.e. they have day jobs (and why wouldn't they? Photography is not a great way to earn a living in terms of earning capacity when compared to accountancy or the law!).
I make my living from photography and it really is hard, and whilst my clients have no cause for complaint I certainly do not believe that professional status confers automatic genius on me. Most of the time I think it calls into question my sanity, to be honest!
We may have some better skills than many amateurs but mainly because we get a whole lot more practice. One likes to believe that there is some talent as well, of course, but practice is what refines talent like nothing else can.
I totally agree. Well said.
yes $139 but you need to buy the other part of the tool which is the receiver that goes attached to the flash, which needs to be a PW dongle that will probably cost you another $150. checkout their website.