Show off your 50/1.4 photos

Started Sep 10, 2006 | Discussions
dl_photo Contributing Member • Posts: 571
Re: processing ?

I'd like to know, as well. These are all great photos. They have a look all their own. Very nice.

Marshall_M wrote:

Your b/w's have texture like I have never seen, would you mind
sharing your procesing steps for these? I'm in love w/ these... wow!
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Marshall_M Senior Member • Posts: 1,720
seinfeld?

If you're referring to the Seinfeld when there was a competition to see who is truly "master of their domain," then I know what you're talking about. I enjoy the obscure Seinfeld references!

again, great photographs.

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joe mama Forum Pro • Posts: 12,623
We have a winner! : )

If you're referring to the Seinfeld when there was a competition to
see who is truly "master of their domain," then I know what you're
talking about. I enjoy the obscure Seinfeld references!

How can I not be impressed that you got that? Actually, what's more impressive is that I knew it, since I never watched the show. A friend who did simply recounted it to me. : )

again, great photographs.

Thank you kindly, sir. And now your prize:

Canon 5D + 50mm / 1.4 @ f / 1.4, 1/80, ISO 800:

http://www.pbase.com/image/66753099

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thejaybird Senior Member • Posts: 2,498
Re: I do believe you nailed it, sir!

thanks joe! I still stop by at FM from time to time, but not very frequently as I've been insanely busy lately and haven't really been shooting. I'll be back on the horse in a few weeks, hopefully

thejaybird Senior Member • Posts: 2,498
Re: love/hate relationship

1.2L ....drool..........

thejaybird Senior Member • Posts: 2,498
Re: Wow! Can i follow you...

keithallenlaw wrote:

...around for a while with mine. Black & white just says so much more
than color it seems. Exellent!

Thanks Keith... I don't have anything against color, I'm just not very good at it

I do love b&w though, there's something about the rich tones in b&w film that really gets me, I'm always trying to emulate it

thejaybird Senior Member • Posts: 2,498
Processing info

dl_photo wrote:
I'd like to know, as well. These are all great photos. They have a
look all their own. Very nice.

Marshall_M wrote:

Your b/w's have texture like I have never seen, would you mind
sharing your procesing steps for these? I'm in love w/ these... wow!

Thanks for the really kind words guys. I hope I don't disappoint you here, but I don't have much of a process really. I just try to emulate the look of nice b&w film (which is kind of ironic I guess, having never shot film in my life)

I usually convert to b&w at the very beginning, sometimes in the RAW convertor or sometimes using "Image-> Calculations" in photoshop. From there it's just lots of curve tweaking, little bit of dodging & burning, various techniques for optimizing contrast (e.g. "High Pass Overlay", and similar tricks). I use smart sharpen, often with an edge mask to avoid halos (and increase texture and grain as a side-effect ;)). Put some false vignette on there for effect if the photo calls for it, that's about it.

Lots of global contrast and micro contrast, and careful not to crush the shadows... that's it in a nutshell.

If any of the above needs more explanation, let me know

thejaybird Senior Member • Posts: 2,498
Re: love/hate relationship

ePan wrote:

Just when I thought I really needed a 5D to get great images...
Wow! These are wonderfull--thanks for sharing.

Thank you! I'm pretty sure I need a 5D too... or at least that's what I keep telling my wife

abadona Regular Member • Posts: 358
Re: love/hate relationship

Hello, nice to see that traditions of Sally Man are still alive. Most of the images that you have here are supperb. They have this almost hunted quality. They show detachment and yet retain timeless quality. Thank you.

jonte0 Contributing Member • Posts: 506
Re: Show off your 50/1.4 photos

Cat photo that good pass - for this time

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Hatch wrote:

Wonderful shots all!!! Very impressive to say the least. I just
happened to have the lens on this morning ... just messing
around... I know...another "CAT" photo... but it was with the
wonderful 50 1.4 LOL

Canon 20D
ISO 200
1/13th a sec braced on the floor
F/2.0

Hatch

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SHCR Regular Member • Posts: 118
Lucky girls

They don't appreciate it yet, but im sure someday they will thank you for recording their childhood in such a way.

Don_D
Don_D Forum Pro • Posts: 20,701
50/1.4 portrait...available light

Forrest wrote:

So, the merits and liabilities of the f/1.4 version have been
discussed a million times, but what do we have the lens for? A
picture is worth a thousand words, so let's see what you've done
with yours.

I don't use this lens often, but here's one I like:

Don
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Joss Delage
Joss Delage Contributing Member • Posts: 515
Re: Lots o' pics

Wow... You make me want to get that lens, plus the 5D! Great pics of beautiful children. I love the one in the car with the window open. It's amazing that you can get such good pics at such high ISO.

joe mama Forum Pro • Posts: 12,623
It's my hope, anyway.

They don't appreciate it yet, but im sure someday they will thank
you for recording their childhood in such a way.

When my daughter's my age, or older, I'm hoping she'll treasure an almost daily account of her entire life! : )

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joe mama Forum Pro • Posts: 12,623
The 5D has no equal.

Wow... You make me want to get that lens, plus the 5D! Great pics
of beautiful children. I love the one in the car with the window
open. It's amazing that you can get such good pics at such high
ISO.

Well, it probably does, but not at its price-point! : ) In any case, it's difficult to get keepers with the 50 / 1.4 at f / 1.4.

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Joss Delage
Joss Delage Contributing Member • Posts: 515
Re: tips/tricks?

joe mama wrote:

The only thing I'm a master of is my own domain, if you get my
obsure allusion. : )

Invictus?

Greg Pavlov Senior Member • Posts: 1,888
Re: Show off your 50/1.4 photos

William DIllard wrote:

http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d110/DNileRiver/?action=view¤t=IMG_6429.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch19
...................

I really, really liked the first one.

CRNA1 Forum Member • Posts: 92
Simply incredible photos! (nt)
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Luna9 Regular Member • Posts: 379
Loved The Damned series

Brings back memories. Thank you!

dl_photo Contributing Member • Posts: 571
Re: Processing info

Thanks for the info. I figured it wasn't an easy plugin type program and there'd be some work involved:)

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