Photography Thread

Discussion in 'Art, Media & Photography' started by Eddie_uv777, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. tank

    tank SS.org Regular

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    very cool stuff man, cheers :D
     
  2. High Plains Drifter

    High Plains Drifter ... drifting...

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    Nothing very good but just thought I'd maybe post some of my stuff here.

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    Azyiu Triad Hitman

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    Here's a smoothie.

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    A few from yesterday's shoot, trying to keep the backdrop smooth was definitely the hardest part.
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    Nikon D3 with Nikon 50mm f/1.8D+2 Stop ND Filter: ISO 100 1/250s f/4

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    Nikon D3 with Nikon 50mm f/1.8D+2 Stop ND Filter: ISO 100 1/250s f/4

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    Nikon D3 with Nikon 85mm f/1.8D+2 Stop ND Filter: ISO 100 1/200s f/4
     
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    Philligan The White-Knuckler Contributor

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    Joe Harvatt SS.org Regular

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    Morning sky from my house yesterday.

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  9. UnderTheSign

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    Was toying around with some vsco filters in Lightroom to make my sort of flat looking nature shots a little more alive and I'm pretty sure I'm just ripping off Joe's film-y look now :lol: it's based on Portra 160 with a minor curve adjustment and highlight save. I'll post some samples soon.

    By the way, does anyone else almost always take down their highlight values in LR most of the times? Rarely do I shoot something that doesn't benefit from lower highlights.

    Nice Christmas lights bokeh Phil!
     
  10. Joe Harvatt

    Joe Harvatt SS.org Regular

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    Go for it. I've just enjoyed that look from looking at other photographers and not always being able to use film. It's by no means original to me. With film photography you're able to choose a type of film and developing process that has a certain aesthetic that you'd like to exploit. The way I see it is that with digital, you're capturing a raw image for you to apply your aesthetic choices to afterwards non destructively.

    I'll quite often meter -0.3EV so that I can have useful highlights. From what I've heard it's quite common for Nikon to slightly over expose for a scene.
     
  11. Philligan

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    Thanks man!

    I find pulled highlights can get creepy looking really quickly for people photos, but for everything else I'm pretty sure I pull them back a little bit. I pretty consistently add a bit of contrast, pull highlights a bit, add a tiny bit of clarity, and do bit of an S curve. With the Fuji now I rarely add sharpening (if I do it's like +5) but I pretty much always drag the detail slider all the way to the right. I don't touch masking much because I don't see much change with it personally.
     
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    I rarely touch the sharpening slider either, unless it's detailed stuff. Yesterday I took some ISO 5000-6400 photos of highland cows (50-230 has f6.7 minimum at the long end, Fuji high ISO <3) and some sharpening gave me some extra detail in their long hair.

    Yesterdays walk was good though. Walked for 2,5 hours or so and covered 7km or so. Didn't see any animals save for a few birds until half an hour before we got back to the visitors center, where I saw something moving and saw this lonely fellow in the bushes
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    Walked a little further and got some good shots of him out in the open
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    Then literally 10 meters before the wildlife fence, my girlfriend goes "hey, look over there!" and there's a small herd of deer hiding behind the trees.
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    Shot this little landscape-y thing at 50mm. Shots like these look completely dead with the 50-230 SOOC. It's brilliant what a little editing in LR can do. I'm starting to learn how to use the curve slider too :lol:
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    And since it hasn't frozen yet, lots of big fat mushrooms on all the trees too.
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    Aaaalso I got my hands on a cheap 5-pack of Ektachrome E100G. I prefer E100VS for the colours but any Ektachrome is good to have.
     
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    You'd love what you can do in Photoshop then ;).
     
  14. UnderTheSign

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    I have CS6 but have never really used it for photo editing. I've tried installing ACR 8.something but it refuses to import my raw files from LR into PS so it's a bit of a hassle right now :(
     
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    What do you do for sharpening? I find it starts to look mushy and weird really quickly, so I usually leave it at the standard 25 and rarely push it past 30. Like I said, I almost always pull the detail to 100 and that's about it.
     
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    Yeah true, you get that weird pastel-y look very fast. It depends. I use the masking slider to tune in to the areas and then go from 25-50 and just see how it looks. Mind you I'm not too experienced in LR anyway, it's very much touch stuff and see what happens still.
     
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    If I only had LR to work with, I would probably cry.
    A few more from Sunday's shoot, the second one reminds me of a pop music video for some reason.:lol:
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    Nikon D3 with Nikon 50mm f/1.8D+2 Stop ND Filter: ISO 100 1/200s f/5.6
     
  18. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    so. much. glitter.
     
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    It's under two pounds worth. :lol:
    The H/MUA posted some BTS stuff on her social media and we booked two more glitter shoots before my next semester starts.
     
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    Any suggestions for good PS photo editing tutorials? How do you manage photos though, through Bridge or whatever it's called, or through LR still?

    My friend is a big fan of editing in PS (he's a planespotter) and seeing the sharpening done by NikFX is pretty impressive. It seems better than LR sharpening.
     

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