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#255976 My Obsession

Posted by gregc on 23 August 2018 - 01:36 PM

Dennis now that you mention it. Yup!! That is from the scan to pull the image. It was on mat board. I didn't feel like correcting. The original is a 4x5 transparency. It doesn't tilt :)

Also noticed Calvin Klein doesn't really tilt. Could be the bottle's print. I will have to check.

Also thanks

#255962 My Obsession

Posted by gregc on 22 August 2018 - 08:50 PM

Another TableTop project...



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#255804 Good settings for Guitars/Instruments

Posted by gregc on 09 August 2018 - 09:19 PM

I just bought an 8 string Lap Steel guitar and would like to post a couple photos but I always end up with a very generic looking photo. What settings and techniques are generally used for taking photos of guitars with natural wood with transparent sunburst paint jobs? Making objects look 3D and full bodied is something that I can't grasp as of yet.

I know I'm late to the party but I just saw this...


I don't know the shape but I would light it at an diagonal angle to bring up the wood textures a bit.  A large softbox with the  diffuser intact or a shoot thru scrim panel. That should give the fretboard will have high level of detail Also a bounce reflector of some type.. Maybe a foam core panel to bounce like back at the shadow side, but just outside the frame (you can decide how much fill More/Closer.. Less/Farther back). I would think that would be a start, and then tweak from that. I am not sure what type lighting you are going to use, but if you are able to use a larger box or a large shoot thru panel I would go that route. That should also help you keep specular highlights under control because you are using larger softer sources as opposed to smaller hard ones. Although to be honest small sources are great for raising up textures....

#255730 Polaroid Test Print from 4X5 table setup

Posted by gregc on 04 August 2018 - 04:40 PM

Was shot with a Cambo Legend 4X5 RailCam & Calumet 210 Lens @ F/64 With11 Pops from and Ultra 600 in a large PhotoFlex MultiDome SoftBox, along with a couple of white card reflectors. Some post edit   

over-sharpening to get the textured grainy look.




#253801 Available Light Portrait of my Brother and one of Daughter and Friend

Posted by gregc on 28 May 2018 - 06:12 PM

Shot this because my brother decided he need a new photo for FaceBook...lol  We had just left my daughter's graduation.


Nikon D4 and Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 lens @ 98mm with No flash fill  at 1/320 sec EV, 128000 ISO 


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This is one of my daughter and her neighborhood buddy after she was back home


Nikon D4 and Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 lens @ 125mm with No flash fill  at 1/320 sec EV, 128000 ISO 




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#253552 Dogwood Blossoms

Posted by gregc on 11 May 2018 - 08:29 PM


#253538 Bought a D4 with 3680 clicks

Posted by gregc on 11 May 2018 - 06:35 AM

Ooooops I forgot about this.  Had some password issues and couldn't the recovery system to send me an email.


Thanks guys.. its a great system for sure..

#253528 Let there be Light?

Posted by gregc on 10 May 2018 - 07:46 PM



Was goofing off at home. This is a street light that is out in front of my house.

#249323 Bought a D4 with 3680 clicks

Posted by gregc on 28 December 2017 - 12:27 AM

It's in super pristine condition. I had asked about one here  and got a few replies but got this Tuesday and used it today. Very awesome camera.

#249321 Daughter requested Headshot..

Posted by gregc on 27 December 2017 - 11:48 PM



She got nominated for YMCA Youth of The Year


Two light setup.. White Lighting 1200 Strobe in bare bulb configuration fixed white a 32 inch shoot thru umbrella. as main.  And a White Lightening 600 with a 6" reflector  with an orange gel popped at on black seamless.


Camera was a Nikon D3s with a 70-200  F2.8 lens.


Settings: Shutter 1\160th @ F5.6 with of ISO 200




#239921 Heeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllp!!

Posted by gregc on 04 May 2017 - 12:22 PM

ON I always use a dash board sheen product. Seems to work pretty good to bring the luster back. Of course it wears off after a while so I have to redo from time to time.

#239919 Heeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllp!!

Posted by gregc on 04 May 2017 - 12:19 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing what you do and how it turns out.  Peter is amazing at camera restoration, I have seen it first hand.  Follow his advice.
Take pics as you go along, if you have the time or inclination.
You have my attention.

Okay I will see what I can do. I think as long as u r not trying to redo a
major part of the body that it should look fairly good.

#239845 Daughter went out for Prom Night

Posted by gregc on 03 May 2017 - 09:50 AM


Hey Wheat,


 I appreciate that. Hope all is well!!!

#239770 Daughter went out for Prom Night

Posted by gregc on 02 May 2017 - 05:08 PM

Anyone know why Juniors feel they need to be at the Senior Prom? Now we have to do this again next year $$$$$




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#239321 Chicago

Posted by gregc on 26 April 2017 - 10:50 PM

Nice shots, Greg.


I've always been curious about Chicago, and it is on my bucket list.  Alas, the closest that I ever got was last year, when I spent 5 hours in O'Hare Airport.  Unfortunately, I was more interested in resuming my interrupted trip to Indianapolis than I was in sightseeing.  United Airlines has that effect on people!  :lol:

You have to go and stay downtown. Park your car and walk or take a shuttle unless you want to go outside of downtown Chi... Also Thanks much