Watching Over

by Vian Esterhuizen

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seen Jan 15 at 15:02

Oracle DBA

Creative Director Highlands Church

Some pictures I've done


Jan
14
comment What is butterfly lighting, and when do I use it?
Thats great! (I'm not trying to be jerk, we're just all in the same boat here.)
Jan
14
comment What is butterfly lighting, and when do I use it?
The photo is listed as "All Rights Reserved" - which is generally, "not without express written permission" and any decision you read into the meta post doesn't really change that...
Jan
14
comment Precise focus in self-portraiture
Matt's definitely right about the cable release as well. I had kind of assumed thats what was being used, but if not, make sure you are!
Jan
14
comment What is butterfly lighting, and when do I use it?
I don't think that image is legal to use here...
Jan
14
comment What is clamshell lighting, and when should it be used?
I was going to try to catch you in chat and asked you about this, because Clamshell and Butterfly sounded so similar... Good stuff
Jan
14
comment What are the dangers of doing photography on a “Work for Hire” contract?
(I'm an economist by education) Just because the market doesn't feel large, doesn't mean additional competition wouldn't effect your price. But, the current state of affairs is a point taken.
Jan
13
answered What is the fastest lens available for a DSLR?
Jan
13
comment What are the dangers of doing photography on a “Work for Hire” contract?
Technically, if everybody did that it would drive the prices of work-for-hire gigs down in the long run - so be glad everybody doesn't!
Jan
13
comment What are the dangers of doing photography on a “Work for Hire” contract?
Sounds like she ended up with a diamond ring and Nike stock in the end...not the worst deal...
Jan
13
comment Precise focus in self-portraiture
I'm just really going to be surprised if a surrogate of any kind will work for this. At 50mm, f 2.2 (his listed f-stop) and about 4 feet away (a head shot), you've only got a DoF around 2 inches. Thats a very narrow gap to hit. That said, I may try this out just to see.
Jan
13
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Jan
13
comment Precise focus in self-portraiture
Thats pretty nearly impossible at that shallow of depth of focus - if you tilt your head too much one way or the other, you'll be out of focus (I tried that first). Not having anybody else around means you don't know if you're EXACTLY where the object was.
Jan
13
answered Precise focus in self-portraiture
Jan
13
comment Precise focus in self-portraiture
Not sure if its quite a duplicate, but its very close to photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2640/…
Jan
13
comment What are some effective techniques for photographing subjects who wear glasses?
@kacalapy - The flash is mounted on the camera, but pointed up into the ceiling.
Jan
13
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Jan
13
comment What are some effective techniques for photographing subjects who wear glasses?
Good call - really it's just anything to shift that reflection angle.
Jan
13
comment What are some effective techniques for photographing subjects who wear glasses?
I'd not think to recommend a polarizer for indoor candid shots - it'd be very difficult to get right in time and you'll lose a few stops of light.