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First few shots with my 5N

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by Believer, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 28, 2012
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    Ryan
    Hello all!

    These were all shot on a 5N with an SMC Takumar 55 1.8. Hope you enjoy!

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    _DSC0240.jpg by Ryan Herrero, on Flickr

    I know this one is not focused in the correct area but I still loved the shot.
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    _DSC0234.jpg by Ryan Herrero, on Flickr

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    _DSC0225.jpg by Ryan Herrero, on Flickr

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    _DSC0193.jpg by Ryan Herrero, on Flickr

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    _DSC0173.jpg by Ryan Herrero, on Flickr

    Here is a link to the whole album for those that are interested!

    Trotter Christmas 2012 - a set on Flickr
     
  2. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Some very nice shots in that album!!! ;)
     
  3. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Aah, the one you say is misfocuseD is my fave, but I'm a fan of close up portrait. Gorgeous.
     
  4. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 28, 2012
    New Jersey, US
    Ryan
    Thanks for the kind words! It felt great to have a capable camera in my hands again! Almost all of these shots were taken using the cardboard/tinfoil flash bounce technique, I'm going to be exploring something a little softer soon.
     
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    DSC0191 and DSC0213 are also very nice :)
     
  6. teefin1

    teefin1 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2012
    Which flash do you use with the 5n?
     
  7. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 28, 2012
    New Jersey, US
    Ryan
    I was just using the included kit flash with a homemade bounce rubber banded under the flash.
     
  8. Chuck Lawson

    Chuck Lawson TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 23, 2012
    Dallas area
    Some terrific shots there!
     
  9. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    thanks for sharing, very good friend, I have been using bounce flash too, works perfect ...
    the second picture is very good, my favorite.
     
  10. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 9, 2011
    Great first series! :)
     
  11. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Some great shots there.
     
  12. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 28, 2012
    New Jersey, US
    Ryan
    Thanks everyone! The weather has been downright poor lately so I haven't had much of a chance to get outdoors with it. I've been restricted to low-light indoor shots haha
     
  13. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 25, 2012
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    Steve
  14. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 28, 2012
    New Jersey, US
    Ryan
    Thanks for the edit SRHEdD. I love that it creates a much more focused area of the content than the original. I think my only issue is that it's square, and i'm not sure why I have an issue with that because to me it's a much more pleasing crop than the original image.
     
  15. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Nov 25, 2012
    Viera, Florida, USA
    Steve
    I really just wanted to blur the third person out in the background, but then tapped the eyes a bit brighter, and the wedding ring. All about the message...
    It is a bit over sharp now, but you get the idea. Only my quick thoughts, there are a hundred possibilities here, it is a great image to start with.
     
  16. Believer

    Believer TalkEmount Regular

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    Nov 28, 2012
    New Jersey, US
    Ryan
    What was your process/tools to brighten up the eyes and wedding ring? Are you using lightroom?
     
  17. SRHEdD

    SRHEdD TalkEmount Veteran

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    Steve
    Just good ol' Photoshop.
     
  18. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    France
    Lovely shots !!
     
  19. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
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    Brian
    First few shots, these are very very nice! Don't you like that SMC Tak? I need to get mine out and use it more often.
     
  20. oylo

    oylo TalkEmount Regular

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    Aug 16, 2012
    Norway
    Yep. I like number 3. It is my fav..