23 Aug 2009

Kristina M photo shoot

Last week I had a photo session with Kristina M. That is the way we agreed to name her on the web.
I met Kristina day before the photo shoot in a local pub (kafic) of her choice. It was a pleasant time spent together while we discussed the next morning shoot, the locations, the styling, the makeup etc.. I met a cheerful young girl seriously interested in what were we planing to do the next day.
The whole thing took place 100km far from my residence and no hired photo studio was in the budget, so I had to plan carefully which equipment should I take with me.
At the "studio" part I used mixed lights, some halogen lights combined with the EX 580 II flash. The background was black and the whole "studio" room had to be darkened with some aluminium foil on the windows. At the end all pieces fited together nicely. On the outside locations near lake Palics only natural light and the EX 580 II was used.
The shoot started with some test shots for me and some test poses from Kristina. Not long after we started I had to admit she had more talent and more experience that I've expected.
Nevertheless the studio shot lasted for couple of hours. The outside shoot was planed to use some late sun to get some warmer tones.

At the moment I have processed only couple of photos from the studio phase, you can see them below. The images are publised on my website www.rmc-photo.com and also on the art photography site http://www.fotovilag.hu/ under nick "rmc". The pictures are nicely valued and commented on the site.
I hope we'll do some more photo seesions in the future with Kristina M.

9 Aug 2009

Ada DELFIN (dolphin) CUP

So here we are, some event photography.

The international Delfin Cup 2009 at Ada Vojvodina Serbia. Very nicely organized for such a small town like Ada. The following photos were taken with no intention of being "artistic" in any way. I hope, I have some you'll enjoy.
First the youngsters from the local swimming club Delfin, followed by the rest of the clubs that participated. There were swimmers from Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, R Srpska, beside the locals.

Beauties of the event....
Some characters that just had to be photographed
Last minute instructions...
My turn is when ?
Some interesting new technique in the upper left corner......
Some swimming moments...

2 Aug 2009

Blogger has done it again

"Of course" only some of the pictures in the previous post have their links to the full size images. Some have them, some don't. I've linked all pictures. If anybody has a clue pls drop me a mail to

Until than here is the link to the Picasa place where blogger stores pictures from my blog:


The www.bbnovisad.com project part II

So here we continue with the www.bbnovisad.com project.
The photos were made this time with a Canon digital still camera with an APS-C sensor what gives us 3:2 width/height ratio. So the photos this time are 1024 x 683 pixels in 72dpi.
The thing I've learned from this photo session was: Never underestimate "a few pictures shoot". I thought a quick in and out in half hour will do it. Well - I was wrong.
The first problem was the white blance. Two spaces with different lighting and the dominant red wall. The flash was bounced from the ceiling (which was white as it should be) but the natural light and the red wall gave me some headache.
I started in the "we'll do it qucickly" way setting the WB to "flash" - no good. After a couple of shots I've changed to AWB(auto white balance - like all the pros do :) ) - still not the best.
Bottom line, I've ended up manually setting the K value for WB for both spaces differently.
The second problem was the crop factor of the sensor. My 28 - 75 mm lens with the crop factor 1.6 (28 - 75 x 1.6 = 45 - 120mm) did not give me enough wide angle (45mm) for such a limited space. This couldn't be overriden in the given circimstances. But I'm still confident that the pictures are more than usable for the purpose.
So, below is the result with some work on it in Photoshop. Some improvements were done to the visual feeling of the photos like cloning out some light switches, using blur tool on sockets and some free transform tool on streightening some paralel lines with the picture borders.
So if I count it all up it took me almost an hour for every single picture to shoot and prepare for uploading.
Some might say: - I've could done all of them in 15 minutes with a point and shoot camera.
Well - be my guest.
This makes the difference between a taking snapshots and photography.

30 Jul 2009

The worst software I've ever seen

I've spent 5 hours correcting the layout of the previous post to end up with a somehow correct layout with no links to the full resolution pictures. The links were of course made during the creation of the post. The result is no links to the full res pictures.

To correct the fault here is the link to the whole album where the pics can be obtained
The rule still applies to pics from the link below
All photographs in this blog are protected under international copyright laws and may not be reproduced, distributed or used in any way without written permission of the copyright owner. Robert Molnar the photographer is the copyright owner and the author of all the material contained on this blog.


The most frustrating computer/internet experienece till now.....

The www.bbnovisad.com project part I

Here are the pictures that are meant to be for the creation of the http://www.bbnovisad.com/ site.

All photographs in this blog are protected under international copyright laws and may not be reproduced, distributed or used in any way without written permission of the copyright owner. Robert Molnar the photographer is the copyright owner and the author of all the material contained on this blog.

So here we go.

First of all I would like to ask the webmaster of bbnovisad.com to make a link somewhere (preferably on the front page) to my website something like "photography with kind permission from http://www.rmc-photo.com/".

This one should be the lead theme. The file is 1280x960 pixels in 72dpi. This should be more than enough for the front page theme. The designer of the site is to decide if he is going to use it in a banner style or background style.

The following pictures here are 1024 x 768 pixels in 72 dpi what should be enough for some kind of picture gallery.

Let's open with the Danube maybe....

After Danube let's go to the Cathedral...
Some street life....
Some modern architecture.....
Back to the fortress, the state of EXIT....
Some night shots...
At the end a panoramic view of Novi Sad from the fortress...........

As this being a blog, let me mention that making this blog, the editing of a simple layout like text on the left, and pics on the right was one of my most painful experiences with computers/internet of all time. I'm on the brink of quitting blogging before I even really started.

Nevertheless, check your toothpaste and let's all go to sleep for tonight.....

In part II you'll see the actual location for bbnovisad.com shot with new flash gear that I've acquired recently.

25 Jul 2009

me with Canon

First experimental post
Until some more posts are added please visit my site :