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Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« on: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 10:26:48 AM »
'Cause why not?

Some pics from a photo walk last week:







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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 10:41:08 AM »
heh, cool pics. I've wanted to go on a photo walk. Just need to pick an interesting place. Did you go with other people or just by yourself and a few of your closest hot model friends?

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 11:28:26 AM »
On my own. Wouldn't mind going with others, but it's a pain to organize.

Just grabbed my camera, a long lens and shot whatever came to mind with no particular purpose other than to get something pleasing.



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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 03:36:37 PM »
Very nice.  I miss taking photo walks.  But my camera sucks, and at this point, it hasn't had batteries for like... over a year.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #4 on: Sunday, December 28, 2008, 09:52:58 PM »
Some pics from a Halloween party I attended last year:







Full gallery is here.



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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, December 28, 2008, 10:13:35 PM »
I so have to visit you sometime. We can go to parties and Ill sit quietly in the corner like a total pussy. It'll be awesome.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #6 on: Monday, December 29, 2008, 11:38:07 AM »
All you need is a flashy camera, the bigger it looks, the better! Even if it won't actually make a difference in the photos (I took those photos with my smallest kit). ;)

I haven't shot at a club in some time. Back when I was first trying to get into it you wouldn't find a lot of other photographers at the same venue so it was a good opportunity to learn. Now, you'll find at least half a dozen photographers anywhere you go. They all shoot from some new website and think they know it all.

Club owners and event organizers are already cheap to start with, and now they are even less likely to pay for services considering most photographers are willing to give away their photos for free. What's worse isn't the competition, but that people got used to photographers and now just give you the same canned poses and expressions. It's hard to get variety and true emotions and makes club photography even less interesting. If it weren't for the Halloween theme in the gallery I posted, all the photos would've basically looked the same!

Anyway, here's a pic of me with some nuns: :P

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #7 on: Monday, December 29, 2008, 11:47:09 AM »
Here are some pics from a party I attended a few months back (last club I shot at):







Rest of the gallery is here.



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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #8 on: Monday, December 29, 2008, 08:23:06 PM »
Note: Cools parties on Mars.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 09:20:10 AM »
Yuli has nice hair.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 05:52:29 PM »
Haha

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #11 on: Friday, January 02, 2009, 12:16:17 PM »
Pics of the new miss:




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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #12 on: Friday, January 02, 2009, 03:33:21 PM »
HA! I have caught you in your lies! These women are obvious fakes that you made in 3D Studio! I have proof!


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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #13 on: Friday, January 02, 2009, 05:11:59 PM »
Yeah, look at those cheeks, she's obviously well fed. That's impossible for a model. I'll have to do better next time.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #14 on: Friday, January 02, 2009, 07:35:18 PM »
Soo...put in a good word for me?

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #15 on: Saturday, January 03, 2009, 04:33:40 PM »
Another (cold) photo walk:







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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #16 on: Friday, January 09, 2009, 07:14:59 PM »
This thread needs more winter photos:







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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #17 on: Friday, January 09, 2009, 07:15:52 PM »
I love winter photos.  Post more!  They're lovely.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #18 on: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 09:23:09 PM »
Haven't posted in a bit so here are some quick pics from the other day:




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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #19 on: Thursday, January 22, 2009, 09:33:09 PM »
Quite nice, I'm enjoying the photos.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #20 on: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 10:37:29 AM »
Some pics from a hair show I attended last month:






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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #21 on: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 11:20:14 AM »
Was this a "Hair Do's and Don'ts" show? Did you take any of the "Do's"?

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(I don't understand "fashion")

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #22 on: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 11:35:26 AM »
Hehe.

The first 2 photos are from the Wella presentation and the last 3 are from Matrix. They (along with a few others) tried to go for more funky and "in your face" kind of hair color and styles, not your every day stuff which is why they stood out and made for more interesting photos. The other presentations were more casual (and pretty boring in my opinion).

I thought the Matrix stage was one of the better ones. They had some very good models so the photos have more lasting appeal to me. The girls all had good make-up, decent styling and crazy hair so it was like doing a full on beauty shoot but without having to invest on your end in doing it in a studio.

You can see the rest of the gallery here.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #23 on: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 12:03:33 PM »
Sounds fun. I'll have to check out the gallery.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #24 on: Sunday, May 03, 2009, 08:13:04 PM »
Interesting.  What I really think needs to happen is chicks with those hairdos *and* bikinis.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #25 on: Tuesday, May 05, 2009, 09:18:49 AM »
How about some clowns?







More here.
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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday, May 06, 2009, 02:13:52 AM »
Oh geez, i thought you were gonna show pics of clowns and bikinis! hehe

I never understood the appeal or humour of clowns. Even as a child I never liked them. Are they supposed to be funny or just silly? How did they become an actual act in every circus? Is it a French thing that I'll just never get because I'm not French? And what is up with porcelain clown dolls?!

Good photos btw.

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday, May 06, 2009, 10:39:36 AM »
There's numerous schools of clowns, and it's mainly a new world vs old world thing. New world is more what we associate these days with "clowns": silliness, balloons and lots of "hehe" and "haha".

Old world is more theatrical and dramatic with clowns often serving the role of the "guide" in a theatrical production. They can be funny, tragic, etc. They are supposed to be fairly straightforward characters and the productions can be very emotional and moving.

If you ever see any of the Cirque du Soleil productions, clowns often play a very important role as guides, basically they are the main "connection" between the circus acts and the audience.


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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday, May 06, 2009, 01:22:13 PM »
Yeah, that's how they are portrayed in Shakespeare's works, most notably in Twelvth Night. The Fool is often the ironically intelligent character and guide. I always felt Shakespeare's fools were more like court jesters or harlequins.

I just don't like the modern clowns.

Cool coincidence, watched the latest episode of Reaper last night and it had Clown Strippers. What are the odds?! Is someone out there reading our threads?

Btw, do mimes count as clowns?

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday, May 06, 2009, 07:52:35 PM »
Btw, do mimes count as clowns?

I think so.  There wasn't much speaking in that performance I shot. I'm actually not a huge fan of clowns either, but I did enjoy the show.

I should shoot more theatre. I enjoy the process and have become pretty good at nailing the exposure, which means less post work than regular events. The more I shoot, the more I hate post. Takes too much time!

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #30 on: Saturday, October 03, 2009, 09:55:31 PM »
Some recent pics:








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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #31 on: Sunday, October 04, 2009, 03:22:21 PM »
Sweet! I love nature shots :)

These would make great wallpapers too!

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Re: Cools' Elite Photo Thread!
« Reply #32 on: Sunday, October 04, 2009, 04:10:56 PM »
I'm thinking of doing that, setup a small site and post wallpaper versions of the nature pics I take.