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***Opinions needed!! First Attempt at outside portraits with D300

chadsphoto

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chadsphoto Registered since 03rd Oct 2007
Sat 29-Mar-08 06:11 PM | edited Sat 29-Mar-08 06:12 PM by chadsphoto

Hi,

This was my first attempt at outside portrait work with my D300. I used an Alien Bee 800 and an SB800. Used the AB as main light (fill). I tried to match the ambient. I tried to use the SB800 for hairlight but it was working so great as an optical slave in sunlight. I used my Sekonic light meter and shot manual 1/250, f8, and ISO200 for most shots.

The pictures still need a few touch ups in Photoshop (crop, sharpening, etc). But were edited a bit in Capture NX (WB and a few control points to brighten faces to match ambient more). Any feed back would be great. I know I need to work on more poses and creativeness.

Pictures here...
http://chadsphoto.zenfolio.com/p855414664/?photo=h01BABDDB#29015515

Thanks

Chad
A Proud American Nikonian
"Semper Fi"

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