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Friday Flickr Photo Critique #018

I chose Dana’s set because he’s got a definite point-of-view and style for approaching his photography whether he’s shooting landscapes or weddings. I like that Dana experiments with off-camera flash and lighting tools to achieve a variety of different effects.

Dana likes to capture scenes that are dramatic with light – areas that go from intense light to very dark. This is part of his signature look and I think it’s great he’s got a solid point of view. I also like that he’s using a variety of lighting tools with off-camera flash to help light his scenes.

I was quite impressed with Dana’s photo set and am only offering my opinion and insights which at times may seem harsh, but are honest and full of encouragement, so great job Dana and keep up the good work!

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Photographer’s info on his photos:
1. Vox Amp: one SB900 and a Honl 1/8” grid. Shot with Nikon D3 and Nikon 24-70mm F2.8
2. Helen: SB900 w/ 1/2 CTO through a Lastolite 24” EzyBox w/ grid attached. D3 and 100mm macro
3. Waterfall 1: D3 and 100mm macro.
4. Occupy Wall Street: Nikon D3 and Nikon 16-35mm.
5. Oil and water: Lasagna dish, two SB900’s (one with a Lumiquest LTp softbox, and the other with a Honl snoot), and some colorful cycling jerseys underneath the suspended dish. Nikon D3 w/ 100mm macro.
6. Leaf and tree trunk: Nikon D3 w/ 100mm macro.
7. Waterfall 2: Nikon D3 w/ Nikon 70-200mm F2.8 and TC-17IIe teleconverter.
8. Kitten: SB-900 in a Lumiquest LTp softbox connected with an SC-28 sync cord. Nikon D3 w/ Nikon 24-120mm F4 lens
9. Flower girls: Nikon D3 w/ Nikon 24-120mm F4 and Nikon SB900 flash.
10. Bride and groom: Nikon D3 w/ Nikon 24-120mm F4 and SB900.
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