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    Hey, I haven't posted on here for a while so I figured I'd post some of the new series I just started. Normally shoot fashion, so I thought I'd try and do some more traditional and candid work showing the streets of Montmartre. C&C greatly appreciated.
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    I like the two guys walking myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I like the two guys walking myself.
    Me too - I like how it shows the contrast of two completely different classes of people, a business man and a painter. Both talking as if they are the same people; however, focus happened to be on the business man as if the business man will always somehow be slightly ahead (or at least in the eyes of society)

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    The hands convey movement which is nice and I do like the focus on the business man leads you in.
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    I like the first photo, my favourite, great shot.

    There's also some great lighting in some of the photos, you chose the right place and the right moment to catch some reflected light.
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    These are awesome, thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lax Jought View Post
    I like the first photo, my favourite, great shot.

    There's also some great lighting in some of the photos, you chose the right place and the right moment to catch some reflected light.
    No reflected light We are a duo of photographers consisting of me and a creative director. He was walking around with a 7B2 with a twin flash and a mola lol. Can't steer that far away from my routes, figured if I did street photography I'd try and do it our way!

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    looks like if artificial light was what you wanted, you got it in spades

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpballer View Post
    No reflected light We are a duo of photographers consisting of me and a creative director. He was walking around with a 7B2 with a twin flash and a mola lol. Can't steer that far away from my routes, figured if I did street photography I'd try and do it our way!
    I have been looking and wondering about the light. That explains it well.

    Something different.

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    #7 has me puzzled. There look to be some motion blurs from the woman in the middle (behind the person with a dog), and on the legs/feet of the couple walking by, and yet, the pigeon in flight is completely crisp. How is this possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosermage View Post
    #7 has me puzzled. There look to be some motion blurs from the woman in the middle (behind the person with a dog), and on the legs/feet of the couple walking by, and yet, the pigeon in flight is completely crisp. How is this possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpballer View Post
    No reflected light We are a duo of photographers consisting of me and a creative director. He was walking around with a 7B2 with a twin flash and a mola lol. Can't steer that far away from my routes, figured if I did street photography I'd try and do it our way!
    AH!! That explains it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortpballer View Post
    All secrets cannot be told This is what keeps my work different from others! But lets just say its not photoshop
    AHHHH That explains it more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lax Jought View Post
    AHHHH That explains it more!
    Lol. All my work is very light intensive. The reason why I wanted to do this series to show to myself and to agencies here in Paris that my work can be done in the real world with regular people that don't even know they are having their picture taken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosermage View Post
    #7 has me puzzled. There look to be some motion blurs from the woman in the middle (behind the person with a dog), and on the legs/feet of the couple walking by, and yet, the pigeon in flight is completely crisp. How is this possible?
    If you think about it you'll realize that with a longer exposure + flash, moving subjects lit by the ambient light will be blurred, and those lit by flash will be sharp!

    Really nice set, different!

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    Thanks, Jamie. I have zero experience with MF and kind of just stumbled on this thread Still can't wrap my head around it, though...

    How long of an exposure are we talking about? I have an idea... is it like setting the camera on a tripod, then basically double or triple expose with strong flash on different subject so you're actually overlaying multiple shots into one?
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    David, I'd rather let the OP answer that, but I'd guess the exposure might have been in the neighborhood of 1/4 sec, and the flash burst was of course just a tiny fraction of that. With a small aperture and/ or low light, the flash can be balanced with the ambient, as was done here.
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    Wow thats interesting use of location lighting . I know those locations well ..have had breakfast in that cafe maybe 6 times . The lighting in the faces looks very much like you caught a stream of available light .

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    I wish I had this much interest in my work here in Paris! Every agent that has looked at my photos has automatically went straight to thinking everything is photoshop, instead of taking the time to ask these sorts of questions . I think it will be a little more obvious what I do if you look at some of my fashion work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenerrolrd View Post
    Wow thats interesting use of location lighting . I know those locations well ..have had breakfast in that cafe maybe 6 times . The lighting in the faces looks very much like you caught a stream of available light .
    +1.

    "Street Photography" title led my mind to the usual "available light" scenario. I didn't realize that off-camera lighting was used at first ... until it was mentioned. Seemed like it was an available catch, either natural, or more likely from a source out-of-frame ... like reflected light.

    Nice to see creative use of light.

    Assistant must have had fun lugging a 7B2 all over the place

    What Mola did you use? Diffused or direct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotografz View Post
    +1.

    "Street Photography" title led my mind to the usual "available light" scenario. I didn't realize that off-camera lighting was used at first ... until it was mentioned. Seemed like it was an available catch, either natural, or more likely from a source out-of-frame ... like reflected light.

    Nice to see creative use of light.

    Assistant must have had fun lugging a 7B2 all over the place

    What Mola did you use? Diffused or direct?

    -Marc
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    We used à mola demi and Always direct! I préfer thé direct light.

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