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Camera:Canon EOS 10D
Lens:28-90
Title:Ben & Izzy
Username:contemporary dave contemporary dave
Uploaded:18 Jun 2004 - 8:45 AM
Tags:Portraits / people
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suraj
suraj  10 India
18 Jun 2004 - 9:01 AM

choo cweet Smile
*click*

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pikey
pikey  11861 forum posts
18 Jun 2004 - 9:02 AM

Lovely warm hearted image.

Dave, I'm from Bishops Stortford.

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2004 - 9:07 AM

Very happy and uplifting image - great timing (and boy -I bet you had to be patient to get this!).

Steve

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watson  10
18 Jun 2004 - 9:07 AM

Cracking shot, Dave.

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Nadia
Nadia  12
18 Jun 2004 - 9:11 AM

Very sweet natural image!

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funkeldink
funkeldink e2 Member 111592 forum postsfunkeldink vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2004 - 9:14 AM

perfect --- congrats on the EC
clixxxxxxx

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Origami_Owl
18 Jun 2004 - 9:14 AM

It was only a matter of time before you got an EC - all your work is so full of joy and nicely photographed. Excellent. I personally prefer your pic Dad & Izzy (that would have got my award!) - but all of your shots are great.

What light set up do you use by the way?

Paul

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jmmd
jmmd  10
18 Jun 2004 - 9:28 AM

Great photo. click

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lovelylindax
18 Jun 2004 - 9:28 AM

Congrats! Gorgeous kids!
Linda x

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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012713 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jun 2004 - 9:33 AM

Superb, superb, superb. A well deserved EC. Congratulations. Klicked. K.

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dpf
dpf  10 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 - 9:53 AM

Is this a composite image?

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mattmatic
mattmatic  10598 forum posts
18 Jun 2004 - 9:56 AM

Very, very good image. Brilliant Smile
And congrats on the EC!
Matt :hugeclick:

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lyne
lyne  10
18 Jun 2004 - 9:57 AM

Beautiful,both the shot and the children,well done on the EC.

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Daisy_intheMill
18 Jun 2004 - 10:17 AM

Fabulous.

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ga1963
ga1963  10
18 Jun 2004 - 10:24 AM

Well deserved the EC. this is a very fun image, great expressions. Pin sharp and great detail, white background choice really makes the image .
Well done

Graham

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tiptoe
tiptoe  10267 forum posts
18 Jun 2004 - 11:06 AM

One to treasure.
Well deserved EC

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ganstey
ganstey  1198 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 - 11:47 AM

Fabulous timing, composition, and expressions. The sort of picture you can only get when your models are completely relaxed. Congrats on the EC - well deserved. Click.
G

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contemporary dave
18 Jun 2004 - 12:00 PM

Thanks for all of your kind comments - and for the EC!

To dpf - yes it is a composite image! We did and try and shoot it "live", but the kids weren't going to play ball! On each occasion, the kids were shot slightly off-centre frame with a parent grabbing the kids attention. The chosen shots were very easily merged together with Photoshop.

The lighting is a very easy set-up (I'm too lazy to do complexed ones!), 1x Bowens flash with softbox above the camera, and another head fired at a white wall. Its that simple!

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nanpantanman
18 Jun 2004 - 12:24 PM

A stunning image. Well worth the EC. Click.

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noseprints
noseprints  11576 forum posts
18 Jun 2004 - 1:03 PM

their expressions are so beautifully matched! great capture!

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kingseany
kingseany  1184 forum posts
18 Jun 2004 - 2:14 PM

I could see straight away it wasn't one image, shame but none-the-less a fun pic.

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Origami_Owl
18 Jun 2004 - 5:11 PM

Thanks for sharing the lighting info Dave. It works a treat.

Paul

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niamh
niamh  1134 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 - 7:01 PM

perfect

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cooky
cooky  10 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2004 - 8:24 PM

Well deserved and very lovely!
Kath

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a11sus
a11sus  11568 forum posts Northern Ireland
19 Jun 2004 - 7:07 PM

Another great one from you. I love this - very natural even with the Photoshopping.

I would be VERY interested in a quick sketch (via Paint or similar)of your light setup if you had a spare second. I am at the start up stage and just not confident with lights yet.

Any chance? SUSAN

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contemporary dave

Susan: I'm TOTALLY c*ap at drawing. That's why I'm a photographer!!!

The lighting set-up is dead simple....

I'm lying on the floor with my camera aimed at the subject. Above me is the key light - 1x flash head with an approx 40" softbox aimed at the subject. The other flash head has a medium sized dish on it which is aimed at a white wall positioned behind the kid(s). The exposure of the background light is approximately 1 stop more than the key light to ensure that the white background is white and not an off-white/grey.

That it all there is to it.

Hope this helps.

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a11sus
a11sus  11568 forum posts Northern Ireland
21 Jun 2004 - 1:14 AM

Hey Dave! Thanks - this is great. I'll give it a go and see! Thanks for the reply.
Susan

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jane benge
jane benge  1199 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Jun 2004 - 5:50 AM

Wonderful shot of a fun moment

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billydo
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21 Jun 2004 - 7:52 AM

Beautiful and brilliant. Very well done.
Neal.

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dpf
dpf  10 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2004 - 12:07 PM

Thanks for the response - it's a very good match-up (especially the eyes). Well done!

David

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shane
shane  10 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2004 - 7:59 AM

Brilliant!!!
CLICK
shane

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tartanlady
tartanlady  1058 forum posts Scotland
13 Apr 2005 - 1:12 AM

Just love their expressions, this is a stunning shot. Perfect skin tones and superb clarity.
A well deserved EC
Louise
Came here from the forums thought I would have a look at your portfolio, now that I have recovered..LOL

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cameragirl
cameragirl  1043 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Jun 2006 - 7:32 AM

Congrats on the EC! Super portrait! Love their expressions!

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