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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.

[User Picture]From: gattphotos
2009-08-19 05:40 am (UTC)


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)


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)


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)


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.