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RHP footdown flyer image [Aug. 18th, 2009|04:15 pm]
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Shot this last night in the VIP lounge at Ruby Kitchen for this month's Footdown flyer. I left the extra space up top when composing to leave the graphic designer room for the text. I'm going to start trying to do write ups and diagrams again like I used to back in the good ol' days, so here goes:


Main: alien bee's b1600 boomed up high for top lighting turned all the way up and plugged into it's own vagabond
Rim: white lightning x3200 raised up seven feet and angled down and set to half power. plugged into it's own vagabond. 10 degree grid spot to cut back on flare.

Photoshop: Increased fill light in raw before moving picture from lightroom 2 to cs4. Selected subjects, bike, and couch using polyganol and magnetic lasso to drop the background to black. Dodged highlights, added lucis on the whyeth setting but applied locally using a layer mask. Color balance layer to add more yellows to highlights and blues to shadows. Ran Elmakias "Deep Tone" action. Smart Sharpened.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-19 01:15 am (UTC)

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why go to iso lo.7 and bang the strobes at full power instead of going to 200 and bringing the strobes down a bit?
[User Picture]From: gattphotos
2009-08-19 05:40 am (UTC)

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my processing adds alot of noise, so the less grain i have to do combat with the better. my goal is to always shoot as flat and grainless as possible.
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-19 12:07 pm (UTC)

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pulling ISO adds noise too, which is why i asked. Unlike film which have actual multiple ISO's, the D3 only has one ISO which is 200, it takes every photo at that speed and changing the ISO actually just changes the gain amplifier, like using the slider in RAW.

[User Picture]From: gattphotos
2009-08-19 05:18 pm (UTC)

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wow i never knew that, what's the point of the extended below 200 iso's then? just in case you have some crazy bright situation you're shooting with a wide aperature and can't expose properly?
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-19 06:04 pm (UTC)

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exactly, the low ISO's are so that you can shoot wide open with your 85 1.4 in broad daylight with your 1/8000 / sec shutter speed.
From: lawyrhatr
2009-08-19 01:21 am (UTC)

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You really got it going on with that one dawg. Now thats how you do it. You could make an album cover with that one. Nice work. You should teach that stuff.
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-19 12:08 pm (UTC)

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I'd totally be there for that class.
[User Picture]From: modularparallel
2009-08-19 02:25 pm (UTC)

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i seriously nut over your diagrams ;)
[User Picture]From: agonybliss
2009-08-19 04:26 pm (UTC)

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boo on bandwidth..I want to see :)
[User Picture]From: gattphotos
2009-08-19 05:15 pm (UTC)

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god damn photobucket... it's fixed so i shouldn't have that problem for another year.
[User Picture]From: agonybliss
2009-08-24 03:44 pm (UTC)

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Oh that looks great..
I love the set up :)
[User Picture]From: miss_unseen
2009-08-19 06:25 pm (UTC)

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isit was good seeing you the other night!!!! i think it had been like 7 months or something since the last time i saw you.

is that eddie kon?