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I thought you meant PP as in the commonly used term among photographers.... post processing!!! I make my text and save it as an image and then use a batch recorded action to place it on and reisze everything. GIMP sounds like it might be easier lol!

The leaf is nice highly-annoyed, although I think it has too much water on it to be natural (maybe I'm wrong lol if it is a real shot)
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I'm not sure what PP is to be honest? PowerPoint, lol? Umm, I use GIMP for quite a bit of image editing and it has a neat plugin that will allow you to add text to images quickly and easily. GIMP and said plugin are both legally free and available to download.

Highly-Annoyed
Which said plugin are you using? It sounds like you are talking about exactly what I want... thanks!

(My apologies if you already said it and I missed it...)
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In on this


Canon 350D [Rebel XT]
Canon 420ex Flash
Canon 50mm 1.8
Canon 28-105mm
Lowepro 100 Fastpack
3x 2Gb CF cards

I mostly do modeling/fashion, & mess with cars. I am pretty new at photography, so go easy on me

My website is currently under construction, so go easy on that also

Some of my work:







www.photosbyjlb.com/portfolio
Edited by jbrown - 8/22/08 at 6:25pm
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Welcome, I see you've already joined our flickr group and posted to the pool, great! and nice photos!
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Pretty upset right now. I am in Colorado right now to see some relatives and while on the flight I saw the most amazing sunset ever. There was a huge break between the lower and upper clouds and it looked so epic. And guess where my camera was... on my desk at home! Brilliant! I forgot to bring it with me to school as I was going directly from school to the airport. *sigh*

Oh well, I am going to Hawaii in December so I have another chance to take amazing pictures.

Anyways, this pic was taken under the Kotel in Israel. This is to the side of the tunnel where they are still excavating,

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Which said plugin are you using? It sounds like you are talking about exactly what I want... thanks!

(My apologies if you already said it and I missed it...)
It's part of the FX-Foundry script pack you'll need to install to GIMP. You can download it from here. The pack gives you loads of different photo (and other) enhancement etc tools and under the "Toolbox" dropdown (which it's self is under the "FX-Foundry" dropdown), the text placer is called "EG Copyright Placer" unless they renamed it in the latest version? You also get a handy "rule of thirds" grid drawer as well, which can help with cropping composition .

Have a look and see if any of it helps you at all .

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Originally Posted by tkl.hui View Post
lol woops, i meant to say PS. I got CS3 and Lightroom to use. Do i just get an image of my name and add it as a layer onto pictures?
It did cross my mind you may of meant PS and it was just a typo. I can't really help you with that, sorry. I have no experience with any of the PS software .

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The leaf is nice highly-annoyed, although I think it has too much water on it to be natural (maybe I'm wrong lol if it is a real shot)
Thanks . No, it's real alright. It's a crop of the original that I edited with Capture NX2, NeatImage and GIMP. I deliberately over-saturated the colours a bit, with extra saturation to the greens. It was raining quite hard a day or two ago ( I'm in the UK after all ) and I went outside, took a cutting from one of the soaked plants (I think it was a rose, although I not sure), brought the cutting inside and took a series of shots while it was still really wet. I've thought about deliberately showering plants to make it look like they've been rained on for a shot, but I'm not sure if it would realistically simulate the "rained on" look or not . I might give it a try though .

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Originally Posted by jbrown View Post
This girl has really pretty eyes.

Where do you get your models from? Do you advertise? How much do they cost?

Oh and welcome!

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It's part of the FX-Foundry script pack you'll need to install to GIMP. You can download it from here. The pack gives you loads of different photo (and other) enhancement etc tools and under the "Toolbox" dropdown (which it's self is under the "FX-Foundry" dropdown), the text placer is called "EG Copyright Placer" unless they renamed it in the latest version? You also get a handy "rule of thirds" grid drawer as well, which can help with cropping composition .

Have a look and see if any of it helps you at all .

It did cross my mind you may of meant PS and it was just a typo. I can't really help you with that, sorry. I have no experience with any of the PS software .

Thanks . No, it's real alright. It's a crop of the original that I edited with Capture NX2, NeatImage and GIMP. I deliberately over-saturated the colours a bit, with extra saturation to the greens. It was raining quite hard a day or two ago ( I'm in the UK after all ) and I went outside, took a cutting from one of the soaked plants (I think it was a rose, although I not sure), brought the cutting inside and took a series of shots while it was still really wet. I've thought about deliberately showering plants to make it look like they've been rained on for a shot, but I'm not sure if it would realistically simulate the "rained on" look or not . I might give it a try though .

This girl has really pretty eyes.

Where do you get your models from? Do you advertise? How much do they cost?

Oh and welcome!

Highly-Annoyed
NO I do not advertise except giving out my card. I can find models on modelmayhem.com... Some of those shots are from a runway show I was invited to. So yes I know lighting is BAD, but I still like them. I actually did pay to shoot Leslie[white bikini] b/c that was a pretty big organized shoot with 11 or so models, great location, and 5-6 photogs. My first shoot ever. I try and do most my work TFCD [time for cd].

Thanks for welcomes.


I can't believe I never looked for a photog group in OCN before, I am a 2005 member afterall

Edit:

Oh and Leslie's eyes are ok, but my girlfriends eyes are much better.




She models also. She's the blonde runway shot in my port...
Edited by jbrown - 8/23/08 at 7:51am
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NO I do not advertise except giving out my card. I can find models on modelmayhem.com... Some of those shots are from a runway show I was invited to. So yes I know lighting is BAD, but I still like them. I actually did pay to shoot Leslie[white bikini] b/c that was a pretty big organized shoot with 11 or so models, great location, and 5-6 photogs. My first shoot ever. I try and do most my work TFCD [time for cd].

Thanks for welcomes.


I can't believe I never looked for a photog group in OCN before, I am a 2005 member afterall

Edit:

Oh and Leslie's eyes are ok, but my girlfriends eyes are much better.




She models also. She's the blonde runway shot in my port...
Is this girl with the butterfly your girlfriend? If so, you're right, she does have very pretty eyes indeed.

You de-saturated some of that shot somewhat, right? The butterfly and the eyes stand out most, in terms of colour, but the skin and to a slightly lesser extent the hair look colour de-saturated to me. It's a neat effect; looks good . Unless I'm wrong, in which case, how did you do it? Lighting trick? Pretty effective .

Do you mind telling me how much you paid on the occasion you hired a model? Undoubtedly their services vary in price, but I was just interested to know.

I just quickly looked up TFCD and by that do you mean you shoot models for their own portfolios, so they either pay you, or you do it for free to gain experience? If so, that's sounds like a great way to get experience and both parties benefit. Have I got that right?

The shot with the guy wearing the grey-ish shirt in your first post here looks good. I like the lighting. How did you do it? It looks like you back-lit him and used a low key, or filler off to his left? I'm just starting to get equipment together to try portraiture and lighting is one of the things I've been reading about, so I'd be interested to hear how you set things up .

Looks like you got some really good results for your first shoot also. I look forward to trying something similar myself once I've got all the gear together .

2005. A good vintage for OCN members .

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It's part of the FX-Foundry script pack you'll need to install to GIMP. You can download it from here. The pack gives you loads of different photo (and other) enhancement etc tools and under the "Toolbox" dropdown (which it's self is under the "FX-Foundry" dropdown), the text placer is called "EG Copyright Placer" unless they renamed it in the latest version? You also get a handy "rule of thirds" grid drawer as well, which can help with cropping composition .
Thank you very much! Checking it all out now
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Is this girl with the butterfly your girlfriend? If so, you're right, she does have very pretty eyes indeed.

You de-saturated some of that shot somewhat, right? The butterfly and the eyes stand out most, in terms of colour, but the skin and to a slightly lesser extent the hair look colour de-saturated to me. It's a neat effect; looks good . Unless I'm wrong, in which case, how did you do it? Lighting trick? Pretty effective .

Do you mind telling me how much you paid on the occasion you hired a model? Undoubtedly their services vary in price, but I was just interested to know.

I just quickly looked up TFCD and by that do you mean you shoot models for their own portfolios, so they either pay you, or you do it for free to gain experience? If so, that's sounds like a great way to get experience and both parties benefit. Have I got that right?

The shot with the guy wearing the grey-ish shirt in your first post here looks good. I like the lighting. How did you do it? It looks like you back-lit him and used a low key, or filler off to his left? I'm just starting to get equipment together to try portraiture and lighting is one of the things I've been reading about, so I'd be interested to hear how you set things up .

Looks like you got some really good results for your first shoot also. I look forward to trying something similar myself once I've got all the gear together .

2005. A good vintage for OCN members .

Highly-Annoyed
Ok I'm gonna try and answer everything in order, lol.

Yes that is my girlfriend, and unfortunately I didn't take that shot. A very, very skilled photog from here did.

I've never just paid a model, it's always been TFCD [time for cd, prints, w/e, no money involved. Just for portfolios. [as you guessed]

I did pay for that big shoot, $80 went to organizer who was the MUA[make up artist]

She then payed the models I think, and the locations owner. [ a private house]

I did that shoot to start my portfolio, so I could start finding and shooting models. I had barely any equipment, was borrowing a flash, and had a good lens. 50mm 1.4

NOW, about gray shirt shot. That was impromptu at my runway shoot, I had him pose in a window seal, all natural lighting coming through white window behind him. Came out great. NO PP at all, just crop.

I really am a complete noob.
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