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People/model/glamour photography.
A couple of model/photographer websites to try:

Purestorm (UK based)
Model-Mayhem (US based)

I look forward to seeing your results.

JC

2 12/07/2011 - 12:22 PM
By JackAllTog
2010 / 2011 Football Thread
The whole world has turned upside-down for us Bluenoses.

In the 106 days since the Carling Cup Final win, we won just two of twelve league games, got relegated on the last day of the season, lost a large handful of players due to contracts or loans expiring and now our manager has quit, despite signing two players just last week. Add to that our best players will now be picked off by Presmiership teams for bargain basement prices.

Do I regret renewing my season ticket for the 20th year, before the end of May to take advantage of a 16% discount? Hmm, I'm starting to think I do.

That's it, steam has been let off, I'm going to sit in a darkened room now to calm down.

331 14/06/2011 - 10:04 PM
By Ewanneil
2010 / 2011 Football Thread
Good Morning World
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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331 14/06/2011 - 10:04 PM
By Ewanneil
2010 / 2011 Football Thread
I can't get this smile off my face today Grin Grin Grin,
can't think why...
Wink

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331 14/06/2011 - 10:04 PM
By Ewanneil
Petrol Price
I'm surprised that no-one has yet mentioned the con we have with fuel prices in that the duty is added BEFORE VAT, therefore when VAT is added we are paying tax on a tax.

The motorist will always be an easy target as a cash-cow for whichever government is incumbent at the time. We need to get where we're going and will pay for the fuel whatever the cost.

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106 14/03/2011 - 5:20 PM
By JackAllTog
Arise Sir David....
Isn't Ola Jordan up for a gong?

If not, she should be.
Tongue

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57 08/01/2011 - 3:31 PM
By jazzygf
Photographic New Years Resolutions
My mantra for 2011:

'Buy less, sell more'

4 09/12/2010 - 12:19 AM
By ade_mcfade
2010 / 2011 Football Thread
Looks like you've got Alan Pardew heading north. Does he realise just how cold it gets up there ?

Link

331 14/06/2011 - 10:04 PM
By Ewanneil
No dslr allowed

Quote: ...Its their country, They can do what the heck they like...

Shame that's not the case in the UK.

37 29/11/2010 - 9:15 PM
By keith selmes
2010 / 2011 Football Thread
I noticed there were no Chelski fans posting last weekend
Wink

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331 14/06/2011 - 10:04 PM
By Ewanneil
No-one Has Mentioned The 'S' Word

Quote: No S in Gwent / Newport yet. We usually get S here.

Good. Hope it stays that way until Monday at least. We'll be down in Newport for the weekend visiting the in-laws. God forbid we can't get home on Sunday evening ready for work on Monday.

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69 20/12/2010 - 5:33 PM
By cattyal
Day 22 Nov 2010: Show us your shots of female or male models
I worked with the lovely Monika.T last Wednesday, here's one of my favourites from the shoot...



... and here's another...


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19 23/11/2010 - 10:23 AM
By JamesGarfield
Terms and conditions

Quote: Its been mentioned Grin

Who by K ??
Wink

22 29/09/2010 - 8:03 PM
By clicknimagine
2010 / 2011 Football Thread
Good performance from our 'reserves' last night. Smile

Looking forward to the 4th round draw on Saturday now.

331 14/06/2011 - 10:04 PM
By Ewanneil
Help! I need advice on Studio Flash!
I'd agree with the Cat, single light source, low key effect. Just concentrate the viewer's attention on the details you want them to see rather than those you don't.

... or ask her to model a burkha for you Wink

5 24/09/2010 - 12:22 AM
By outwherephotography
Strewth, just clocked up 8 years on site....
This has just reminded me I'll have clocked up six years tomorrow (hope that rumour about Pete is false).

I'd have thought I'd have found the way out by now.

13 14/09/2010 - 2:55 PM
By discreetphoton
Meteor shower
By Saturday afternoon we will be pitched up at a campsite somewhere in the Picardy countryside, so I'll be giving this a try if the French skies are still clear.

35 15/08/2010 - 7:17 PM
By User_Removed
Models
I use Purestorm a lot, there's a free membership level if you want it, but you'll need a couple of 'model' shots to get your profile approved. You'll be able to find some group shoots in the forum to get you started.

Most of the models and photographers I've met on shoots I am now linked with on Facebook as well, another good vehicle for networking.

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9 12/08/2010 - 9:36 AM
By john64
Free Fantasy Football 2010/2011
I'm in too. I probably won't be able to play about with my team for the first couple of weeks as I'm going away this Friday and don't come back until 29th Grin so if I can't get any internet access I can use that as an excuse for my poor results Wink

Oh, re: The Vile & Martin O'Neill, gutted, really really gutted Tongue

33 01/08/2011 - 8:14 PM
By arnieg
Favourite Five Hates.
All of what Big Bri said, especially 6, 8 & 10, but not 12 until he pulls out in front of me.

Toonman, that was not nice. I might just have to shout for Man.Utd at the weekend now Tongue

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101 20/08/2010 - 11:12 PM
By f8
Favourite Five Hates.
1. Aston Villa
2. Eastenders (half an hour of cockneys shouting)
3. Tomatoes (the Devil's work)
4. The London-centric attitude of 'those in charge of the country'
5. Five day weeks at work (gets in the way of what I really want to be doing)

I might have another five later...
[Insert grumpy-faced emoticon]

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101 20/08/2010 - 11:12 PM
By f8
Your Fantasy Band?
I know this isn't really answering the question but...


Quote: John Bonham - drums
John Paul Jones - bass, keyboards
Robert Plant - vocals
Jimmy Page - guitar


or...

Vocals: Peter Gabriel
Keyboards: Tony Banks
Guitar: Steve Hackett
Bass: Mike Rutherford
Drums: Phil Collins

To add in a variation (and potentially hijack the thread), a discussion I have had many times is based around those that have 'passed on' ie. Gods own rockband. I'd go for...

Vocals: Freddie Mercury
Lead Guitar: Jimi Hendrix
Rhythm Guitar: John Lennon
Bass Guitar: Phil Lynott
Drums: John Bonham

Plenty of decent backing vocals there too.

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23 05/01/2011 - 11:28 AM
By dwilkin
Free Fantasy Football 2010/2011
I'll get one in soon, still thinking of who to pick...

33 01/08/2011 - 8:14 PM
By arnieg
Back in the Day
Ok, let's try to get in on the 'Photos from Jas's attic' thread Wink

This is from early 2009, me with my 30D & 100-400 L taken with my old 10D. I've just had some business cards printed from Moo, using this shot with a lowered opacity and text over the top as the front side and various examples of my other rubbish on the back.



I'll try to dig an old one out since that what the thread was asking for Smile

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53 13/08/2010 - 6:55 PM
By Just Jas
F1 and Team Orders

Quote: Presumably Ferrari consider the reported 100k fine money well spent?


I think it was $100k, approx 64,500 based on Friday's FT. Just a tickle on the wrist to a company like Ferrari.

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50 04/08/2010 - 6:02 PM
By montechoro
Back in the Day
You're not a Geography teacher are you Jas ??
Tongue

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53 13/08/2010 - 6:55 PM
By Just Jas
Canon 5D MkII Battery
As far as I am aware (and I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong) the 5DmkII batteries have a chip in them that means you can view the battery status as a percentage on the LCD, but the non-Canon ones don't have this facility.

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18 03/12/2010 - 4:28 PM
By strawman
F1 and Team Orders

Quote: but surely the way to go is for the teams & governing body to get rid of/change the rule rather than simply break it with impunity!

...or to keep the rule as it is and make the penalties for breaking such rules more severe.

50 04/08/2010 - 6:02 PM
By montechoro
F1 and Team Orders

Quote: If they are only interested in the constructor's title, it wouldn't matter to them which order their drivers finished.

What Bri said.

The fine is not even a slap on the wrist to Ferrari. How many road cars do they need to sell to get $100k ??

The profit they got from their cheating was to have Alonso gain more championship points, so the fine should be in line with that, ie. take the points back off Alonso so that their little exercise gained nothing. He should then be made to start the next race from the back of the grid as a penalty.

Just my two p's worth

Edit: I'd just like to congratulate Valentino Rossi on his remarkable comeback yesterday gaining a podium spot just seven weeks after breaking his leg as Mugello.

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50 04/08/2010 - 6:02 PM
By montechoro
Do I take camera?

Quote: not likley to happen in Brum but you never know

I don't know. The rumour is that there's some weird stuff in Edgbaston Reservoir and the last time I was in Canon Hill Park the lake had a few less ducks on it so there must be something lurking under the water there... Wink

27 22/07/2010 - 11:40 AM
By cats_123
The Doctor is Out!
For Steve: since you're a fan...


23 20/07/2010 - 4:38 PM
By john64
The Doctor is Out!
The really interesting thing (for me) about the possibility of Rossi on a Ducati is that no-one (except Stoner) has been able to be competitive on it. In fact Marco Melandri has arguably been better on a satellite Honda than he was on the works Ducati.

Can't see Rossi failing though. I'm sure Ducati will throw everything they've got at getting it to work for him.

23 20/07/2010 - 4:38 PM
By john64
Do I take camera?

Quote: Remember to take your gas mask and suitcase and gun with you.....

OI, I HEARD THAT !!!

27 22/07/2010 - 11:40 AM
By cats_123
Do I take camera?
As a local I can guarantee there's plenty to take photos of. Just get yourself on a bus ride (45, 47, 61, 62, 63 only ten minutes or so from the cricket ground) into the City Centre. There's the Bull Ring, Victoria Square at the top end of New Street, Centenary Square leading to the canal basin/Brindley Place at the end of Broad Street...

You'll kick yourself if you don't.

Edit: You won't be able to use a camera INSIDE the Bull Ring arcades as it's private property and they'll have big lads in hi-viz jackets with nothing better to do than watch out for photographers.

27 22/07/2010 - 11:40 AM
By cats_123
The Doctor is Out!

Quote: I thought Spies was getting the factory ride at Yamaha and Honda were maybe gonna be a 3 bike team

Another possibility. I know there's talk of 3 Repsols running or maybe 2 Repsols and 1 in a different livery. Regarding the Yamahas, I think Spies would be a great shout, he's done really well so far this year, considering he's having to learn a few new circuits as well as the set up of his bike.

It's going to be an interesting few weeks...

23 20/07/2010 - 4:38 PM
By john64
The Doctor is Out!

Quote: You have to feel sorry for Lorenzo though, at any other time he would be unbeatable but imagine having to share the team with Rossi

Probably not next year though. It looks like The Doctor may be on the move to Ducati since Stoner has now signed with Honda for next season. I also heard a little rumour that Dani Pedrosa may (just may) be replacing Rossi at Yamaha, which would make for an interesting time since he and Lorenzo don't really get on.


Quote: Rossi is possibly one of the best riders of all time

Possibly ?? I think 'probably' is closer to it. There's only really Agostini to compare. As Colin Edwards says: Rossi is the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), who am I to disagree?

23 20/07/2010 - 4:38 PM
By john64
ooh choices, choices
'I'm in love with my car' by Queen.

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12 16/07/2010 - 8:32 PM
By answersonapostcard
ePZ World Cup 2010 Sweepstake
Well done those South Korea boys, next up: Uruguay

376 12/07/2010 - 3:22 PM
By User_Removed
You're Cr*p
Totally agree Ade, which is why I make sure the shots are too small to be used. Sorry, forgot to mention that I also add a watermark across them as well Smile

I do also add a couple of edited 'tasters' to show them the difference in quality between edited and non-edited.

Maybe I'll need to rethink my strategy if someone uploads an unedited pic, but so far, that's not been a problem.

26 28/06/2010 - 12:42 PM
By ade_mcfade
You're Cr*p

Quote: should I be rating the shots on what I think is a good photo (based on my artisitic appraisal) or which would be most likely to sell

I've been doing some TFCD shoots recently. I've found that the subject and photographer can have very different views on what they like in a shot, so I now let them have all their shots, batch processed to low-res jpgs at a size they can view but which is pretty much useless for anything else. I'll then process whichever they want for their poftfolio (their PF, their choice).

I can then also choose which I think are the best ones to use in MY portfolio.

Hope that helps Ade.

26 28/06/2010 - 12:42 PM
By ade_mcfade
ePZ World Cup 2010 Sweepstake
I'd just like to add my well-thought-out, impartial criticism on the result of the France v Mexico match:

"Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

Oh how we laughed like a drain... "

There you go, move over Alan Hansen.

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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376 12/07/2010 - 3:22 PM
By User_Removed
ePZ World Cup 2010 Sweepstake
That Argentina goal was so obviously offside, and I think there was a handball in there as well. Not that I've seen it mind, I'm at work and just want to get my excuses in nice and early Grin

Edit: Ditto for the second goal...

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376 12/07/2010 - 3:22 PM
By User_Removed
Canon versus Olympus re RAW files
If I was you I'd take the time to save for a 5DmkII (or maybe even the mkIII, which can't be too far away). I got myself one at Focus as I've recently got into portraits/studio work and the FF and general overall quality is giving me some great results.

Triumph Thunderbird eh? That reminds me, I need to update my CBR600. Maybe a chat with my treasurer, sorry wife, is in order. Grin

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9 02/06/2010 - 1:53 PM
By strawman
50D or 24 - 105 L IS
Another vote for the lens. It's top quality. I bought one about two years ago and it only ever left my 30D when I wanted to get closer (eg. Motorsport). Since buying a 5DmkII at Focus it's permanently on there, might as well glue it on Grin

12 17/06/2010 - 1:45 PM
By lumenessence
Wedding Band tunes
Best avoid a certain Tammy Wynette number, eh? (It begins with a D I think) Wink

24 27/04/2010 - 2:07 PM
By Metalhead
The new Dr Who?

Quote: ...David Tennant (who is by far the best Dr ever!!).

Apart from John Pertwee and Tom Baker of course Tongue

24 06/04/2010 - 12:14 AM
By discreetphoton
Brands Hatch

Quote: If you are going to go on Sunday to the BSB event

Just a little 'heads-up' (you probably already know this) but this weekends BSB race is on Monday, not Sunday, as it's a Bank Holiday.

By the way, they're running on the Indy circuit, not the GP circuit, which may affect which corners you want to shoot from. They will be back again to race on the GP circuit on 8th August.

JC

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3 31/03/2010 - 1:02 PM
By john64
EOS 5Dll Firmware upgrade

Quote: There where a few problems with the custom functions,
Canon have released a new update 2.0.4

That's why I waited a couple of days, and will wait again to see if there are any problems reported with 2.0.4.

16 19/03/2010 - 6:57 PM
By Tandberg
Worflow is so slow!!! Help!
Hi John, here's my workflow (for what it's worth).

The first thing I do is to rotate (if necessary) and crop. That way I've got the composition sorted first.

Then I do any necessary tweaks, such as levels/curves, contrast/brightness, saturation, layer adjustments...

Then save as my edited, definitive tiff. I can then use this as my 'negative' for any number of uses.

To process from tiff to jpg I then just resize to whatever is needed and finally sharpen. I find that sharpening last of all usually produces the best results (try sharpening and then resizing - you'll see the difference).

Hope that helps in some way, but you're right, everyone has their own system.

Cheers,
JC

7 18/03/2010 - 2:00 PM
By lobsterboy
EOS 5Dll Firmware upgrade
...and from the Canon UK website we have this.

16 19/03/2010 - 6:57 PM
By Tandberg