Weekly Assignment #53: 5-3-1

NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
edited October 7, 2007 in Assignments
This week (actually, two weeks - I'm off to Smugmug shootout next week, so this class is gonna be a bit longer) is two-prong. One one hand, it may help to facilitate Yuri's MA#2, on the other hand it was inspired bu some material we learned from Shay in San Diego.

The goal is to have five different portraits of the same person in three minutes time and in one location. Obviously, no time to change clothing or to move far. Your friends are: vantage points, angles, a focal length and a continuous drive.

Try to find a location that would provide a different background and hopefully a different character if viewed from different directions.
Try high, try low, go around, go far, go close, go left, go right, rotate or repose the model, use the wide angle, use telephoto, take a head shot, an upper body, a full height...

Remember: once you take the first shot, you only got 3 minutes to produce 5 high quality portraits.

Use the burst/drive: your model may blink, facial expression may change. One shot may miss it, two or three will almost surely catch it. You need to talk to your model, direct him/her, and most importantly, give him/her a feedback.

Your entry should consist of 5 portraits, each with a time stamp in the caption (plus EXIF link). You can do multiple entries of 5, thus changing a location or a model.

Let's get some portraits!
"May the f/stop be with you!"

Comments

  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 2, 2007
    Ouch,
    That hurts...eek7.gif
    No entries? headscratch.gif
    Is it too difficult to get a model? ne_nau.gif
    Dogs will do, too if you don't have a cooperative family member... mwink.gif
    Come on, guys and gals, let's try something new rather than buildings and landscapes.
    Portrait photography IS fun. deal.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Registered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited October 2, 2007
    I have a masculine model for next Tuesday. mwink.gif

    Do you think I was going to let you down ?? :D

    thumb.gifthumb


    No. I mean thursday 17.00 !
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 2, 2007
    I have a masculine model for next Tuesday. mwink.gif
    Do you think I was going to let you down ?? :D
    thumb.gifthumb
    The thought never crossed my mind! mwink.gifrolleyes1.gif
    Thank you, looking forward to your entry! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Registered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited October 4, 2007
    Sometimes people say Yes because they don't want to say No.
    They are afraid to be unkind.

    When this happens they call you back the day before and say:

    I'll call you and we will be doing the shoot some day !

    It's a shame but it was what happened to me. rolleyes1.gif

    I know I will do this assignment some day. May be not following those 3 minutes time because I don't like them, but I will do the shooting.

    I only need to get the chance !

    It' hard to find a model. mwink.gif
    thumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 4, 2007
    Sometimes people say Yes because they don't want to say No.
    They are afraid to be unkind.

    When this happens they call you back the day before and say:

    I'll call you and we will be doing the shoot some day !

    It's a shame but it was what happened to me. rolleyes1.gif

    I know I will do this assignment some day. May be not following those 3 minutes time because I don't like them, but I will do the shooting.

    I only need to get the chance !

    It' hard to find a model. mwink.gif
    thumb.gif

    Oh well, maybe later... rolleyes1.gif
    Thanks for trying! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Registered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited October 4, 2007
    Next Friday (tomorrow for me), Saturday and Sunday there is a flickr meeting in Lisbon.

    I will be there on the second day, Saturday, and sincerely hope to get the necessary shots for this assignment.

    I am not so happy now because my son is 250 kms away and he took my 20D with him...ne_nau.gif

    I will be shooting with the 350 D.

    I will show you my work from that day. :D

    Actually, it is Friday already ! :Deek7.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 4, 2007
    I will be shooting with the 350 D.
    "...it's not the camera..." mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Registered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited October 4, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    "...it's not the camera..." mwink.gif
    Yes it's not the camera. But a good one helps a lot ! mwink.gif

    Don't blame the camera blame yourself (when the shot is lauzy). I read this somewhere.

    I don't think quite that way.

    There is a share: part to the camera, part to the shooter.

    One generaly doesn't get a super photo with a trivial camera. rolleyes1.gif

    Try to freeze an action with a basic model where you can't set speed or aperture. eek7.gif

    I'll do my best that is for sure ! thumb.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 4, 2007
    Yes it's not the camera. But a good one helps a lot ! mwink.gif

    Don't blame the camera blame yourself (when the shot is lauzy). I read this somewhere.

    I don't think quite that way.

    There is a share: part to the camera, part to the shooter.

    One generaly doesn't get a super photo with a trivial camera. rolleyes1.gif

    Try to freeze an action with a basic model where you can't set speed or aperture. eek7.gif

    I'll do my best that is for sure ! thumb.gif

    You work with your gear, not against it.
    If the camera can't stop an action - catch the motion blur and make it important.

    "Thou shalt know thy gear. Blessed is he who knowth his camera and useth it to his advantage." rolleyes1.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • FeliciaFelicia Registered Users Posts: 385 Major grins
    edited October 4, 2007
    I'll Play! Here's my 1st try:
    #1
    204142684-L.jpg
    Date Modified 2007-10-04 18:23:05
    Date Taken2007-10-04 17:56:32
    Camera Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Exposure Time0.025s (1/40)
    Aperturef/5.6
    ISO400
    Focal Length55mm (guess: 428mm in 35mm)

    #2
    204142737-L.jpg

    Date Modified 2007-10-04 18:23:59
    Date Taken 2007-10-04 17:56:34
    CameraCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Exposure Time 0.04s (1/25)
    Aperturef/5.6
    ISO400
    Focal Length55mm (guess: 428mm in 35mm)

    #3
    204142774-L.jpg
    Date Modified 2007-10-04 18:19:54
    Date Taken 2007-10-04 17:56:29
    Camera Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Exposure Time 0.02s (1/50)
    Aperturef/5.0
    ISO400
    Focal Length41mm (guess: 319mm in 35mm)

    #4
    204142815-L.jpg
    Date Modified 2007-10-04 18:21:02
    Date Taken 2007-10-04 17:56:31
    CameraCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Exposure Time0.02s (1/50)
    Aperturef/5.6
    ISO400
    Focal Length55mm (guess: 428mm in 35mm)

    #5
    204142844-L.jpg
    Date Modified 2007-10-04 18:21:47
    Date Taken 2007-10-04 17:56:27
    CameraCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    Exposure Time0.02s (1/50)
    Aperturef/5.0
    ISO400
    Focal Length41mm (guess: 239mm in 35mm)
    "Just because no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist."

    www.feliciabphotography.com
  • Annie222Annie222 Registered Users Posts: 69 Big grins
    edited October 4, 2007
  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 4, 2007
    Felicia,
    Thank you!
    Appreciate your being a good sport and breaking the ice! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 4, 2007
    Annie,
    Annie222 wrote:
    One icecream left, three children, whats a mother to do ! No one gets icecream , the outcome.....
    Thank you!
    I like it that you took different angles and caught different expressions! thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • evorywareevoryware Registered Users Posts: 1,330 Major grins
    edited October 5, 2007
    nm
    Canon 40D : Canon 400D : Canon Elan 7NE : Canon 580EX : 2 x Canon 430EX : Canon 24-70 f2.8L : Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM : Canon 28-135mm f/3.5 IS : 18-55mm f/3.5 : 4GB Sandisk Extreme III : 2GB Sandisk Extreme III : 2 x 1GB Sandisk Ultra II : Sekonik L358

    dak.smugmug.com
  • FeliciaFelicia Registered Users Posts: 385 Major grins
    edited October 5, 2007
    2nd Try
    204489086-L.jpg
    Date Taken2007-10-05 11:00:52


    204489131-L.jpg
    Date Taken2007-10-05 11:01:06

    204489152-L.jpg
    Date Taken2007-10-05 11:01:51

    204489182-L.jpg
    Date Taken2007-10-05 11:03:56

    204489239-L.jpg
    Date Taken2007-10-05 11:03:39
    "Just because no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist."

    www.feliciabphotography.com
  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 6, 2007
    Felicia,
    Felicia wrote:
    Date Taken2007-10-05 11:00:52
    ...
    Date Taken2007-10-05 11:03:39
    I like the second attempt much better! thumb.gif
    Better variety, better angles, better lighting... clap.gif
    Now I wonder what your #3 would look like:-) mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Registered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2007
    1. EXIF 2. EXIF 3. EXIF 4. EXIF 5. EXIF
    1. 204746064-M.jpg 2. 204748819-M.jpg
    3. 204745644-M.jpg 4. 205128902-M.jpg
    5. 204745283-M.jpg
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2007
    1. EXIF 2. EXIF 3. EXIF 4. EXIF 5. EXIF
    Thank you for trying!

    However, I'd like to draw your attention to this little portion of the lead post:
    ...five different portraits...

    It was NOT an exercise in simply shooting in continous drive mode...

    Please check out Felicia's 2d try, that was pretty much spot on thumb.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Registered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Thank you for trying!

    However, I'd like to draw your attention to this little portion of the lead post:


    It was NOT an exercise in simply shooting in continous drive mode...

    Please check out Felicia's 2d try, that was pretty much spot on thumb.gif

    They are different in the sense that the light is different one from the other :D
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • z_28z_28 Registered Users Posts: 956 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2007
    Aaaaah - light is different :D
    D300, D70s, 10.5/2.8, 17-55/2.8, 24-85/2.8-4, 50/1.4, 70-200VR, 70-300VR, 60/2.8, SB800, SB80DX, SD8A, MB-D10 ...
    XTi, G9, 16-35/2.8L, 100-300USM, 70-200/4L, 19-35, 580EX II, CP-E3, 500/8 ...
    DSC-R1, HFL-F32X ... ; AG-DVX100B and stuff ... (I like this 10 years old signature :^)
  • NikolaiNikolai Registered Users Posts: 19,035 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2007
    They are different in the sense that the light is different one from the other :D
    If you show something like this to a perspective customer, who's most likely incapable of telling DOF from ISO, you'll be asked why are you trying to sell him five nearly identical pictures... deal.gif
    Something less subtle next time, maybe? mwink.gif
    "May the f/stop be with you!"
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Registered Users Posts: 6,238 Major grins
    edited October 7, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    If you show something like this to a perspective customer, who's most likely incapable of telling DOF from ISO, you'll be asked why are you trying to sell him five nearly identical pictures... deal.gif
    Something less subtle next time, maybe? mwink.gif

    First I don't have customers. Will I ever ?
    I don't see/practize photography under that point of view.
    I do it because I like it and I have fun with. But I like to be liked ! :D

    Second if I had customers, they would have the change to choose the one they would like best from all the 5 pictures.

    I think that is what the young couple is going to do.
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
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