Member Photography Picture of the Day Thread

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  1. ThePhilosopher

    ThePhilosopher Reason User Contributor

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    My hazy 20mm f/2.8 turns bright light into a wash of light while keeping the shadow sharp and free of washed out light.

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    Nice one! Way to make good use of what sounds like an otherwise busted lens.
     
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    Nikon wants almost what a replacement would cost to repair it; I paid $100 for it knowing the condition.
     
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    How many goes did that take?
     
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    ^ A few. My girlfriend was putting in eyedrops, and I just got a macro lens so I put 1 and 1 together. Could have done a better job if I took more time, but it came out pretty good for a little experiment.
     
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    Looks good; if you have an off camera flash try using a setting that would allow for more DOF. You can practice shots like this with a sink set to a really slow drip.

    A trio of old macros:
    Oiled DVD+Water placed using a pipette, illuminated with an ABR800. All shot at 1/250 with the aperture being f/32, f/45, and f/32 respectively.
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    So you stuck three lenses together?
     
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    No, I rephrased the post to be more clear; just one lens my 90mm macro.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I'm still a big noob when it comes to photography. That pic I took would have been much better if more of the eye was in focus. Got my camera at the end of the year last year and I don't get as much practice in as I should. Those shots you took are awesome.

    Saw someone post a picture like this somewhere online (maybe was a user here), liked the idea so I did it with a halite crystal with some imperfections (blue) caused by radioactive potassium (band name?). I'm a geologist, so crystals give me a boner.

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    Thanks for the compliments, I really try to do some different things.

    I made these flash videos using series of consecutive frames:
    http://www.bartkophoto.com/Photos/Things/SprayTest_01.html
    http://www.bartkophoto.com/Photos/Things/SprayTest_02.html

    For a shot like that I'd setup the camera to focus on the lens and then use the lens that is free to focus on the crystal (the door looks sharper in the refracted image); I think it'd make that image pack a bigger punch. I would probably use a long lens to get rid of as much clutter around the shot to keep it focused and concise - perhaps a light tent or a seamless setup.
     
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    I reshot this, had some better natural light to work with as it was later in the day. Had the crystal placed in a more aesthetic way and did a better job focusing it. Would be cool to have something like a light tent, but it's just a hobby I'm getting into for now. Thanks for the help again dude.

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    Just a couple of pics from my most recently published works:

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    Sick photos, Wretched.
     
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    Patrick Watson @ The Corona Theater.

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    Love the silhouette. What gear you using?
     
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    Thanks, I'm really happy with how that one turned out as well!

    My gear is as simple as can be: Canon 7D, 50mm f1.8.

    It's actually all the gear I own at the moment, as I'm fairly new to the DSLR world. Just got them in February.
     
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    The 7D body is quite an impressive start for someone fairly new to the DSLR world. :yesway: :cool:
     
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    Yeah man, I use the 7D exclusively. Been thinking about adding a 5D MkII to my kit, but not because I need it.
     
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    Yeah, it's definitely a nice camera. I figured I might as well get something that I could keep for a long time, rather than buying something I'd want to upgrade eventually. I had been shooting with film for a few years, so I knew photography is something that would be worth the investment for me, and it was time to go digital :yesway:

    Wow, I thought for sure that those photos were shot with a full-frame camera. The image quality is unreal. What kinds of lenses are you using with it, and what kind of editing do you put into your photos? I take it you also use lighting set-ups?

    The editing side of things is something I really need to look into, as I'm using the basic of basics right now, good old irfanview. I don't know much beyond colour correction and sharpening.
     

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