ronscuba

Joined on Apr 26, 2016

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  • I like the background blur. I believe it is an intentional feature of the lens, not camera shake. Motion blur can look good too.  Either way, I like it.
  • If you zoom in on the catchlights, you can see your modifier position is slightly different. His catchlight goes from 9:00 to 12:00. Yours is 10:00 to 12:00. Suggesting the bottom position of his ...
  • Lighting is not exactly the same but it looks similar to me.  Similar enough that some adjustments in position or in editing might make the difference.  What are the big differences you see ?
  • Nice shot.  Great use of the reflector.
  • Justify and motivate.  In this situation, I am using them together. The $ I spent motivates me to make better photos.  I  justify the purchase was worth the $ I spent by making higher quality photos.
  • Whether you are a hobbyist or pro, do you feel a need to justify what you spend on photography ? I feel a need to justify what I've spent.  What is that justification ?  To me, it is a certain ...
  • I think TTL is most useful for fast moving event photography.  For a beginner, I think TTL hinders learning.  I guess it depends on how you want to start.  Lighting direction or lighting power ?
  • I define personal style as the total of all the individual decisions made vs. attempting to make an exact copy or following instructions 100%. Who decided which styles to blend, which elements, how ...
  • Who says personal style means I originated it ? Why can't it be a blending of different existing styles ? Lighting choices, lighting angles, camera angles, depth of field, exposure, motion blur, ...
  • I agree with the others that personal style develops and happens over time. I am starting to see common elements in my photos I shoot more and more. You like to shoot still life, nature and ...
  • Affordable lighting is here if you do not mind brands like Godox. Agreed, transporting lighting equipment sucks.  I think that is one of the reasons natural light is so popular.
  • Thanks for the kind words. I was stronger in science as a kid and stayed in that path with my education and career. Creative and artistic is definitely my weakest point. Bright side of that is I ...
  • When I was a child in school, I remember teachers describing arts vs sciences and students instinctively  being better in 1 vs the other. Apply this to photography....Someone strong in sciences can ...
  • I agree. My experience on this board is similar.  Leans towards gear, an older demographic, comments/critiques towards "correct" color tones and white balance. Last I looked, the poll showed 60% ...
  • It is interesting to read all the various opinions. The source of the photos was briefly mentioned, but it might be worth restating for context. Both are the opening portfolio photos of 2 different ...
  • You are right about outdoor and street shoots having more background room.  I was thinking in studio.  I have to do more outdoor shoots. 200mm for full length fashion shot ?  How far away from the ...
  • I think the OP is shooting with a crop camera which will make his 18-55 similar to a 24-70 full frame. I think of fashion as highlighting the clothes. A lot of full length, 3/4 shots and a few half ...
  • I used to be 100% a vacation photographer.  Only in the last few yrs. I decided to take it a little more serious. Seems like 3 very different photography markets: art, commercial, retail.  Are the ...
  • The Sony Zeiss 35mm 2.8 is a good lens. Especially for street/walk around as the lens is very small. I would be surprised if you took the same exact photo with the 35 GM and suddenly the image ...
  • As a photographer, I should be able to create either photo as the situation demands. I do thoroughly enjoy creating a photo.  Selecting and positioning lighting, deciding on the mood/style, ...
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