Photography Show and Comic Con at the NEC 2017 (Pic Heavy)

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  1. snerkler

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    Took a trip to the photography show at the weekend, and in the next hall was Comic Con. There weren't many photo opportunities at the show, but there were plenty of Comic Con characters in the lobby happy to have their pics taken. Had to do some extreme PP to remove the cluttered backgrounds, I'm sure it'll be marmite ;)

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  2. snerkler

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    Really not keen on the first three. The rest are good though. :smashin:
     
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    Thanks. The first three was just trying out some lighting after one of the displays. It was all set up so it was just a case of pressing the shutter whilst the model went through a series of poses ;)
     
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    FTFY :rotfl:
     
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    TBH she had that much make up on there wasn't much softening needed doing :eek: With flash/studio lights you always get some unflattering skin though, plus I've just learnt a new technique in PS so was giving it a try out :laugh:
     
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    So I've heard.


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    think i sat and watched you taking the assassins photos
     
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    I only took a couple of snap shots. There was a couple of chaps with a portable light and softbox 'hogging' him getting him to pose for ages. I was outside for about 20mins and they were shooting him when I got there, and were still shooting him when I left ;)
     
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    ...that would be the three with the rubbish crops wouldn't it ? ... :devil: :smoke:
     
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    No, it would be the Assassins fella we were discussing :p
     
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    Love the black backgrounds. I must have been standing near to you for some of these. I recognise most of the subjects. Did you spot Kia W, off YouTube, at the Fuji stand as the models were there at the same time (4,5,6)
     
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    Thanks. Most of the Comic Con were taken out in the courtyard about 2.30pm on Sunday, I'm pretty hard to miss tbh, bit of a giant :laugh: No idea what/who Kia W is tbh :blush:
     
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    @snerkler I never had a chance to use off camera flash so not overly happy with most backgrounds in my shots. I'm sure you said you weren't using off camera flash either so just wondering what you did to create the black background in post?
     
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    Combination of things tbh. If there's not too much noise then I can simply brush in negative exposure, shadows, blacks, whites and highlights. However, if you have noise and using the auto mask feature on the brush you just get a speckled effect, therefore I'll select and mask in PS. I then use a combination of radial filters, brushes and vignettes to try and reduce the 'cut out' appearance as much as I can.
     
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    Cheers mate. I was hoping I just didn't know something quick and easy, but alas not!
     
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    Doesn't take long tbh, under 5 mins I'd say.
     
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    ...enough about your Sex Life Toby :eek: TMI
     
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    Don't suppose you were wearing a black jacket and had a yellow, I'm guessing Nikon freebie, bag was you Snerks?
     
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    No to the jacket and yes to the Nikon freebie bag ;)
     
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    1 out of 2 ain't bad, must've been someone else then. You giants all look the same to me :)
     
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    Tall, overweight, salt and pepper beard and no hair, such an oil painting :rotfl:
     

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