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@justinkapur - firstly, what lens or lenses do you have with that Canon? Ideally you would use a fast prime (i.e. not zoom) lens around 35mm (for a DX camera) or 50mm (FX camera).

 

Set the camera to "aperture priority" and set the aperture to the widest opening (i.e. lowest number - really fast lenses can go down to f1.4 or even lower). This means a narrow depth of field - you will be in focus, but anything closer or further away will be blurry, which is ideal for portraiture/subject photography. It also has the advantage that lots of light enters the camera, so you can use a faster shutter speed, which means less chance of blur if Muggins doesn't know how to brace themselves for the shot.

 

A lens like this will also have virtually zero barrel distortion (which is what's making you look portly in your current photos).

 

Most importantly, go outdoors at lunchtime for the shoot. Look at my gallery, or Urban C's, for framing ideas. A set of stairs, or a door opening, or a footpath, all work. Avoid direct sunlight, and make sure the sun is behind Muggins, not in front of her.

 

On your marks. Set. Go!

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Thanks; and you don't even know about the most unfair part. Later that day, we wanted to find a place to watch the game (it was Germany - Slovenia) and just figured that some place near the Duomo would have it on. Well, we walked by what felt like at least 49 places (probably like 17 irl) and NONE HAD THE GODDAMN GAME ON. Had to walk 20mins to an English Football Pub in the end. Well, at least the beer was extra delicious then.

Had a similar experience in May when I wanted to watch the Chelsea Leicester City game that would decide the EPL- at night, trying in vain to find that English or Irish place I just know is somewhere around the Duomo
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Walked past a window half filled with lobster shells and since I was wearing a lobster belt, took a picture.


Brooks Brothers blue blazer, pink, blue, and white glen plaid PPBD shirt, and tie, Squarextraordinaire pocket square, Vineyard Vines belt, Orvis trousers, and Allen-Edmonds tan suede Strandmoks.......
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......don't know why the window was half filled with lobster shells.  The small brass sign over my shoulder reads ""Please Respect My Shrine".



Now that is bizarre and kinda grotesque. Wonder what could possibly possess someone to do this? Is it akin to notches on a bedpost or a gun barrel: here's how many lobstahs I s(t/n)uffed? Regardless, not a good look (the cascasses I mean; you look just fine roycru smile.gif).
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A new Friday Challenge is up: the "what the hell was I thinking" challenge.

FRIDAY CHALLENGE 29 June 2016

Dont forget the Challenge! I cant believe that you dont have weird things in your closets (but please, only post pictures with clothes...). We have had tantalising promises of edgy sweaters, weird jackets and offensive ties, but far too few members have dared to post any fits yet. Everybody (almost) can put together a decent fit with high quality, tasteful garments. But this challenge test your skills to the limit!
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@justinkapur
 - firstly, what lens or lenses do you have with that Canon? Ideally you would use a fast prime (i.e. not zoom) lens around 35mm (for a DX camera) or 50mm (FX camera).

Set the camera to "aperture priority" and set the aperture to the widest opening (i.e. lowest number - really fast lenses can go down to f1.4 or even lower). This means a narrow depth of field - you will be in focus, but anything closer or further away will be blurry, which is ideal for portraiture/subject photography. It also has the advantage that lots of light enters the camera, so you can use a faster shutter speed, which means less chance of blur if Muggins doesn't know how to brace themselves for the shot.

A lens like this will also have virtually zero barrel distortion (which is what's making you look portly in your current photos).

Most importantly, go outdoors at lunchtime for the shoot. Look at my gallery, or Urban C's, for framing ideas. A set of stairs, or a door opening, or a footpath, all work. Avoid direct sunlight, and make sure the sun is behind Muggins, not in front of her.

On your marks. Set. Go!

This is fantastic advice. My problem is being outside during lunch or before or after work because the amount of riff raff that happens outside my work. Also when I am at work I get stuck inside and only get out when leaving for the day.

I will try to change locations in the room where I take pictures and will attempt to take different pictures. If I need any more advice I will take it to a PM. Thanks for all the advice!
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Starting the week, with a beautiful sunshine :

 

 

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New suit worn to a wedding this past weekend..Happy Independence day to all us 'muricans on here!

 

 

 

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Might be in the market for some snuff suede loafers one day Cleav - what brand are yours?
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NVM - DBL PST!
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Might be in the market for some snuff suede loafers one day Cleav - what brand are yours?

They're C&J Richmond mate, thanks for asking
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Great-looking tie, Cleav! Love the texture.

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Attended a wedding in Romania yesterday.



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Great-looking tie, Cleav! Love the texture.

Very kind A, interesting story I'll share over the next beverage....
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