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    Default Stocking over lens when taking potrait

    Hi there to all shifu regarding the topic.
    Seen photographer took potrait with a piece of stocking over their lens when taking photo.
    Wonder what it does??
    Just shoot.

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    Default Re: Stocking over lens when taking potrait

    a ancient trick from the 60s~70s, poor man soft filter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    a ancient trick from the 60s~70s, poor man soft filter.
    I tried this this morning using my mom stocking...
    The pic turn out warm..... wonder izzit cos of auntie stocking
    Maybe using a hot chicks stocking will turns out lovely
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    a ancient trick from the 60s~70s, poor man soft filter.
    wow thats cool! learnt sth new today

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    Default Re: Stocking over lens when taking potrait

    you are suppose to use black or white stockings, not nude color.
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    be careful about this anyway, your mum may think you have a fetish of collecting woman undies.
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    Default Re: Stocking over lens when taking potrait

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    you are suppose to use black or white stockings, not nude color.
    Also different brand of stockings have different level of softness, Nikon soft 1, nikon soft 2, etc. Glad that it's not a lost trick ............. yet
    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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    using a soft filter or stocking gives different results. the same as applying soft during the printing stage. the softness is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    you are suppose to use black or white stockings, not nude color.
    LoL It was indeed nude auntie stocking
    My bad My bad
    Guess have to phone my gf to help as mom dun have those hip black or white stocking.

    Btw, read somewhere that applying a thin film of vaseline also help to soften the image.
    What's the diff between:
    1) Using stocking. (black or white stocking)
    2) Using vaseline. (grease or cooking oil can ah?)

    Thanks for all the input from all the shifu for us newbie to try out the old school way in our free time!

    Cheers!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutesperm View Post
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    What's the diff between:
    1) Using stocking. (black or white stocking)
    2) Using vaseline. (grease or cooking oil can ah?)

    ........................
    the effect of both are totally different, you need to try it out see which is to your liking.
    anyway...
    Stocking: overall effect.
    Vaseline: can applied on only selected areas. (on a filter, not the lens itself)
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    Default Re: Stocking over lens when taking potrait

    black stocking with hold in the center will also give nice vignetting

    in fact can try anything, eg plastic bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    black stocking with hold in the center will also give nice vignetting
    it works nicely when using wider aperture

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    in fact can try anything, eg plastic bag
    including condom.....
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    Default Re: Stocking over lens when taking potrait

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    it works nicely when using wider aperture

    including condom.....
    that is for protection

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    that is for protection
    Protect the lens from what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestrike View Post
    Protect the lens from what?
    water and sand when shooting at the beach

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    Did you know that USED stockings were better than new ones?

    Don't believe? Try.

    The really FUN parts comes when you try to get a collection of a variety of different used ones!



    Another innovative and poor-man's photo use of a condom eesshhh making

    DA SCHLOOOONGSPHERE FLASH DIFFUSER!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobis...7603251265338/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Did you know that USED stockings were better than new ones?

    Don't believe? Try.

    The really FUN parts comes when you try to get a collection of a variety of different used ones!



    Another innovative and poor-man's photo use of a condom eesshhh making

    DA SCHLOOOONGSPHERE FLASH DIFFUSER!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/strobis...7603251265338/

    this will make a great talking point when you are shooting weddings.

    let us know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfoo View Post
    this will make a great talking point when you are shooting weddings.

    let us know how it goes.
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    You...you ah ... beri EVILZ!


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    All wrong ,got smell the best of all ,dont believe you try .

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    OOOUuuuuu!

    How about 'Strawberry' or 'Chocolate' or 'Milo Dinosaur' flavour? Better right?

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