the "i'm proud of this picture i took" thread #3

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  1. chiefmasterjedi

    chiefmasterjedi Master Guru

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    Well that fooled me! Great use of natural light, the sun must have been low and soft because there are no harsh shadows around her eyes and I should have noticed the shallow depth of field (not easy to achieve when using strobes).
    She does have 2 catch lights in her right eye on shot number 6, is this because of a reflective surface near by?

    I better post a photo before the thread police write me a ticket......

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  2. weston

    weston Ancient Guru

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    I'm more proud of the subject than the image, but I think the images are ok too :)

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  3. Thug

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    Shot 6 was slightly different to the warehouse shoot.
    It was taken indoors in a derelict farm house. The light source was a window to her right (the window where she is sat on in the other 2 images) and a wall to her left.

    It was quite funny, as we were shooting, this ferret came up to us and wouldnt leave. It was VERY friendly. I think it must have been a disguarded or lost pet.

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  4. FaM

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    im sure it was a former pet...they tend to escape through ventilation and they are overwhelming sometimes (like the jack russell terrier of attention whores)..thats funny though...looks healthy so he's obviously getting food.
     

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    I guess the ferret's also into modelling :)
     
  6. MikeMK

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    Just working through some of my Shots from our week away in North Wales (got back yesterday). Weather was pretty poor, but managed to get a bit of walking in, and took the camera along too!

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  7. sovietdoc

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    How do people always take pictures of a sunset or at the sunset without any kind of filter and not get any lens flare?

    I always get lens flare and it ruins the shot.
     
  8. sirrith

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    Filters are more likely to give you flare than reduce it, after all you are putting an extra layer of glass in front of the already many layers in the lens itself.

    It really depends on the lens as well. Some lenses, like the canon 10-22, have amazing flare resistance, and you'll have trouble getting any flare even if you want it. Other lenses, like the tokina 11-16, or the canon 70-200, have horrible flare resistance and will flare if you so much as look at them.

    In any case, it is always best to take off filters if you are getting a flare issue.

    And speaking of sunsets, here are a couple from last night :D

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  10. bballfreak6

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    some more macro's today

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  13. Chillin

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    Here is my first attempt at HDR photography. I am using a Canon Rebel T1i with EF-S 18-55mm and Sigma DG 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 lenses. Any tips would be most welcome, both of the following shots were using the 18-55mm:


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  14. Uncle Dude

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    Thanks for the kind replies a couple weeks ago, fellas. I'm back home now and chipping away at editing (and re-editing) my photos.

    Here's a few you haven't seen yet:

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  15. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    @ Uncle -

    What do you use to make the photos look so vivid, especially the landscape shots? What settings should I use one my camera to get a similar result?
     

  16. Uncle Dude

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    @Chillin -

    My number one investment for this trip was a polarizing filter. I have this one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/195613-REG/Hoya_B72CIRPLW_72mm_Moose_Warm_Circular.html

    Every landscape shot that was taken outside the golden hour used this filter. I found that the required editing on these photos was minimal - the contrast and saturation were already there.

    I use evaluative metering all the time. If I'm not getting what I want, locking my exposure on a mid-tone object usually gets me there. I find this quicker than switching to center-weighted or spot metering.

    If you have the time to really dial it in, shoot in manual mode. This takes all the mystery out of the equation and gives instant feedback as you make subtle exposure tweaks.

    Shoot in RAW. If your white balance is off or you miss your exposure by 1/2 to 1 stop, you can bring it back in post-processing. It doesn't make any sense to me to have the camera make it's "best guess" regarding saturation, contrast, sharpness etc. when creating a .jpg.

    Mostly, shoot in spectacular locations. :)

    The landscapes we rode through were astounding. Honestly, it would be hard to take a bad shot in most of the American West. My photos from Pennsylvania are far from jaw-dropping :wanker: .

    Also, subscribe to the "snapfactory" channel on Youtube and watch the "photography one-on-one" playlist. This channel and the book "From Snapshots to Great Shots" by Jeff Revell were hugely helpful in getting me up to speed for this trip. Good luck and have fun!


    And so I don't get a smack on the wrist for too much "discussion", here's a photo.

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  17. Jeremy

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    Great work Uncle Dude, cheers for the explanation too! :)
     
  18. Chillin

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    Thanks a lot Uncle!
     
  19. Uncle Dude

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    No problem at all. Keep in mind, I'm a noob, but I don't believe I've steered you wrong. I'm sure others here can also offer their own opinions.

    Jeremy, which island are you on? New Zealand is high on my list for a long motorcycle ride. It's a stunningly beautiful place!

    And one more:

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  20. Chillin

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    Do you use a tripod? Which ISO, shutter and aperture settings do you use for a landscape shot like that?
     
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