Brisbane show (ekka) candids...

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Warren Prasek, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Photos from last week's Brisbane Show (the "Ekka") if anyone is interested-
    http://www.wprasek.com/photos/2003-08-14_ekka_2003/index.htm

    A few nice B/W candids of the freaky "carneys" & assorted passers-by in
    sideshow alley, plus some long exposures of rides at night. abuse welcome
    via the guestbook.

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    warren prasek
    http://www.wprasek.com
    web design | interactive media | photography
    Brisbane, Australia
     
    Warren Prasek, Aug 20, 2003
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    Scott Coutts Guest

    Yeah, some nice shots there.

    For shots like "country boys", do you add the vignette yourself?
     
    Scott Coutts, Aug 20, 2003
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  3. yeah, i darken the edges a bit to try and draw the viewer's eye toward the
    centre, give it a bit more "oompfh". all shots were in colour (eos-10D),
    cropped as appropriate, then the BW shots converted using fred miranda "BW
    pro" to simluate various colour filters. then curves/levels finally to get
    the desired contrast.

    actually for most of the candids i simply walked around with my camera at
    waist level (neckstrap on) and the lens (sigma 15-30) prefocused at about
    2m, f8 to get lots of DoF. then i keep my finger innocently on the shutter
    button and fire away in 3fps bursts as interesting subjects approach and
    pass by.

    from their expressions it seems some of them might have suspected i was up
    to something, but most of the time they had no idea- certainly the quiet
    shutter/mirror slap couldn't be heard. gotta love candid shots- i hate
    poses.


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    warren prasek
    http://www.wprasek.com
    web design | interactive media | photography
    Brisbane, Australia
     
    Warren Prasek, Aug 20, 2003
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    Scott Coutts Guest

    Yeah, I thought you must have done it manually - otherwise I was gonna
    ask "what the hell kinda lens is that?!" :)

    I dont mind the effect but I think it's a little heavy on a few of them.
    You should buy a Lomo and get into lomography :)
    I agree with this too. The worst thing is trying to shoot candid shots
    of friends and have having them either auto-pose or bunch up together to
    'fit in the frame' especially when you're using a wide lens.
     
    Scott Coutts, Aug 20, 2003
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