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    A job with GF1 and 20 mm.

    Hey all of you.

    Had a little job yesterday. The local horse-center wanted some b/w-prints for the walls.
    Decided - for the first time - to do the job with only GF1 and the 20 mm'er.
    I liked it a lot - and the results - judge yourself;-)
    The prints are 30 x 45 cm and looks great.

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    wow -- very nice

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    Ellemand, a lovely and creative series
    Love the treatment in B&W

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    These are nice images and I think they will want you to return in the summer time for a color series.
    My eyes went, in the first image, from the girl to the horse and back to the girl and then later to the area between them. Is that noise just due to the sharpening fpr these web images or is it there in the print as well?
    Nice B&W work.

    /Jonas

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    Ellemand what a great series of photos, can you share how you pp for the B&W?

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    Excellent series! I'm happy to hear people are using these cameras for commercial work, and not simply as a novelty.

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    Re: A job with GF1 and 20 mm.

    Well done. If anyone was watching you I bet they were a little skeptical about your lack of gear!

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    Hi

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    Well done. If anyone was watching you I bet they were a little skeptical about your lack of gear!
    you know, I was seriously taken aback when after working for a client for a little bit I was asked to come on to their premises to do some interior shots for a brochure they were making of their business. To that point I'd collected product samples and returned them with 35mm strips of positive.

    I opened up my black alloy case which contained 2 EOS bodies, TS-E24 & 90, 28-105 zoom and a 50f1.8 some Metz flashes and and a Quantum flash meter.

    The owner said something like "wow, I didn't know you were a professional"

    despite having had the feedback from the color separators and printers that the chromes they were getting from the "new photographer" were really good and they themselves were happy with the product shots.

    odd how your gear is somehow your badge of quality assurance to some clients

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    Quote Originally Posted by pellicle View Post
    odd how your gear is somehow your badge of quality assurance to some clients
    Not all that odd, really. People's general knowledge about professional photography is limited to what they see in movies and in sports, and that's photogs with lots of bags, several cameras, giant lenses, tripods, etc. I have to admit I had the same impression before I started researching to buy a DSLR even though I had turned out quite a few really great photos with my P&S for years, and with my 110 for even more years before that.

    While there's certainly a lot to be said about all that gear, it's not obvious to the general public that you can accomplish 90-95% of the same quality of photos with smaller, more compact systems, so they equate gear with 'serious' photography. Not really knowing the kind of artistic talent, training, and preparation it takes to take those great photos they admire, most folks fall back on looking at the gear as a metric for the quality of a photographer. At least in the U.S., we tend to trust technology and gear a lot more than we do people's innate ability to do something creative on their own. People don't want to have the impression that they're paying good money for something their friends could have done for free with their P&S, so they look for gear as a sign of comfort. Interestingly enough, some of the best photos from my wedding were taken by friends with their P&S cameras.

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    Re: A job with GF1 and 20 mm.

    Some very nice compositions and renderings!
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    Very nice photos indeed.

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    Nice work!

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    great shots!!
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    Very well done, excellent processing! (Though to be a pure critic, IMO the last edge burn is a little strong at the snow )
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    Fantastic and creative.

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    Looks like a money maker to me....

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    Wonderful.
    Can you tell how you converted to B+W?
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    Re: A job with GF1 and 20 mm.

    Love your first image Ellemand, and the B&W throughout looks great.

    Well done, and thanks for sharing

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    Fantastic shots. Dynamic BW or Raw conversions?

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    Lovely!

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    Thank you all - you're very kind.
    Jonas - I don't see the noise in the print, I'm glad to tell.
    About the gear - I never carry a lot of gear, I like to keep it simple.
    I once joined a competition; take the best series of 10 pictures at the zoo in 5 hours.
    Boy, there were a lot of heavy gear that day. I brought only a camerabody and a 50 mm'er - that was all. I won't tell you who wan the second-price;-))
    There has been questions about the b/w workflow.
    It's really simpe - Jpeg - dynamik b/w in camera - all settings at zero.
    Levels, shadow/highlight, contrast, a little dodge and burn in a few (and a little to much in the snow..;-)) resizing and sharpen.
    Indoors pictures ISO 400 - outdoors ISO 100.
    A-mode f:1,7 - 2,5 and handheld.
    Do ask, if there's questions - I'll try to answer. Sorry for the writing - I'm not used to write in english.

    Best regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellemand View Post
    Thank you all - you're very kind.
    Jonas - I don't see the noise in the print, I'm glad to tell.
    (...)
    Do ask, if there's questions - I'll try to answer. Sorry for the writing - I'm not used to write in english.
    I'm glad to hear that, and understand it is a downsizing/JPG/sharpening thng then.

    Lol, I write too many posts and similar in English, and fail big time every now and then. Don't worry, I see nothing an average Swede wouldn't understand fine.

    regards,

    /Jonas

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    Hej Jonas.
    Vi kunne skrive til hinanden på dansk og svensk, men så ville alle de andre ikke kunne læse de kloge ord;-))

    Translation:
    Hey Jonas.
    We could write to each other in danish and swedish, but in that case, the rest wouldn't be able to read the wise words;-))

    Regards
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    Thanks you again for the respons.
    They actually have horses at the horse-center..;-))
    I better show one of them.



    Have a nice weekend.
    Ellemand.

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    Re: A job with GF1 and 20 mm.

    I have only one comment --- I am amazed, or more accurately STUNNED, that the in-camera dynamic B&W jpeg is that good. I knew it looked good on the camera's LCD, but honestly never bothered actually shooting with it! Bravo for pointing this out!
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    Fantastic images are a universal language !

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    Hey Jack and Jon.
    Thank you very much.
    When I got the GF1 I couldn't convert RAW in my CS3 - and I didn't like Silkypix, which came with the camera.
    To get started shooting - I couldn't wait - I toke RAW (for later converting) and a jpeg in dynamic b/w.
    I've used dynamic b/w ever since and have only converted two pictures, that I wanted in colour. I bought the GF1 for my b/w-shooting, so I'm glad it turned out to be so good, as it actually is.

    Best regards.
    Ellemand.

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    Phenomenal work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ellemand View Post
    Hej Jonas.
    Vi kunne skrive til hinanden på dansk og svensk, men så ville alle de andre ikke kunne læse de kloge ord;-))
    Ellemand, yes, we could do that. I suspect the other participants here would miss your wisdom. With me it is another case. Nah, I think we better stick to English.
    I had a second look at your series of images. The first one is definitely not about horses. It's about a girl and tender feelings.

    Cheers,

    /Jonas

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    Hey Rafa, Jonas and s.agar
    Thank you again - I'm so happy, that you like the pictures.

    Best wishes
    Ellemand.

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    Great shots Ellemand.
    Cheers,
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    Excellent work Ellemand, did you find it a good feeling to be able to put this camera to such good use. I bet the response from the 'client' was great! Are you still using a GRD? I seem to recall you had some excellent images from one!

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    Simply amazing. Great work!

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