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Old December 24th, 2007, 11:08 PM
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Default First Model Session with 1DsMkIII

Nothing really special, but I had my first model session shoot with my 1DsMkIII on Thurday and finished up downselect and editing last night.

Below is what I think is the best shot from the set as far as for the model is concerned:


But this is my overall favorite - It is titled "Chinese Belly Dancing Spagetti Western":
I think the title is appropriate given the ancestory of the model (chinese, Italian, African, Irish and one other I forget)


Not my best lighting, but I was trying out something with my lighting along with playing with my new camera. At least I feel I got what she needed out of the shoot and I learned a bunch about my camera, which is what I needed from the shoot. And yes the images have been edited, but I found the settings were almost on default.

Now if the weather would just be Sunny this Friday when I have another test shoot scheduled with a different model, maybe I can get one outside.
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Old December 25th, 2007, 04:23 PM
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Hi Tim,

Congratulations. I'm glad you are already putting the 1DsIII to good use. Thanks for sharing your work. Any chance you still have a any other 1D camera to shoot side by side at the same f stop? It would be nice to see some 100% cut outs to compare at f 5.6, f8, f11 with ISO at 800, which is my test !SO choice. ISO 160, 400 would be fine too!

In any case, I wonder whether you might give us blow ups of hair, cloth, eyes and lips? That's of course in between festivities, times with your family and printing the pictures you promised!

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Old December 26th, 2007, 11:24 AM
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All of the shots are at ISO100, but I did take some with my 1DsMkII during the session.

If you just need some comparison shots, I can take those if you let me know what kind of subjects would be best. All I have to date is some various colored fake flowers that got what I needed to know about between the two cameras.

If I forgot to mention it, I prefer ISO1600 on my mkII, but ISO800 and lower on the MkIII. However, if all I have is the 1DsMkIII and need ISO1600 and can get away with it, sRaw with NR on seems to do better then Raw post processed and down-sampled. And I don't like the look of full raw images with NR turned on, I get better results leaving it off and post-processing the noise out (except for sRaw at 1600 for some reason)

I am being lazy today, because I was busy working on image sets the past couple of days, but will see if I can take the shots at various apertures for you at ISO 160, 200, 400, and 800. in a proper set. I might even do it today as I can't really do anything much else as it is raining.

The only catch I can see is my home lighting is a bit dim for f8 and all I have is strobes, which don't have enough range for a proper full set with any sort of control. It is supposed to be sunny tomorrow though and I have another model test shoot scheduled for Friday.

I will try to use my mannekin head with a wig to get you the shots if I do it tonight or tomorrow. She is way easier to get in front of my camera then a live model, but not as fun to shoot and really inflexible when it comes to facial expressions :)

Update: If you haven't noticed it, I posted a couple examples in the 1-series forum.
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Old January 6th, 2008, 09:45 PM
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very good portrait with excellent soft lighting
not sure about her poses
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Old January 29th, 2008, 08:46 PM
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She was new model, very inexperienced, which is most of what I shoot. When ever I get an experienced model the quality goes up a whole lot.
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