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Post your photography skills! (self-gloss)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JetBlast, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Yes, I see what you mean.


    A few more experiments

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  2. Kas

    Kas Senior member

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    Put the bottle in the freezer and a tighter crop:

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    Eristoff Bottle II by npmeijer, on Flickr


    Cool effects NOBD! Can't view the exif data so: 1) why don't you use flickr? And 2) what lens are you using?
     


  3. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Thanks, Kas.

    1) Eh... don't know. Why should I?
    2) Canon EFS 15-85, but the effects were created in PS:

    http://www.tiltshiftphotography.net/photoshop-tutorial.php
     
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  4. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Senior member

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    Way better! Now it really looks cold. Is the frozen fingerprint by intent or accident?
     
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  5. Kas

    Kas Senior member

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    Haha, now that you mention it - didn't even see it. No, that was by accident!
     


  6. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Senior member

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    I develop RAW files on my desktop computer at home. I fiddle around to get the best settings for the exposure, getting as much details as possible but keeping the picture dark to save the mood during shooting it. Try get the colors just right... and then it's so friggin dark if I look at it from my iPad or the computer at work that I just can't see any details anymore.

    Now I have to find out if it's my monitor at home or the one at work that is butchering the brightness.
     


  7. Kas

    Kas Senior member

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    Szeph: are you sure there are no "blown out" blacks? I would think the iPad is calibrated best.
     


  8. trader

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    Szeph, what kind of monitor do you have? One thing I've learned is you can't please every monitor out there. Mines perfectly calibrated but 99% of the worlds monitors aren't but I still edit pictures for my monitor, and for print especially. But I find ipads to be fairly accurate so I would question your own monitor. I find cheaper TN panel monitors to over brighten pics. If you're using lightroom you should turn on blinkies for blacks and blow outs.
     
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  9. Sir Humphrey Appleby

    Sir Humphrey Appleby Senior member

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    Sorry, I thought you meant that 'the second two' doesn't actually make any sense. I meant the 2nd and 3rd, I'm not keen on pictures of plants but each to their own. I'm not sure which I prefer, probably the 2nd because its simple but the 3rd is fascinating.
     


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    NOBD- NICE! Those are sick! I take it that is what tilt-shift is supposed to be? To make things look smaller than they are? I have never really delved into tilt-shift so I honestly wouldn't know.

    Few from me.

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  12. NOBD

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    Thanks, Krp. Nice pics yourself.

    Tilt-shift lenses (the real stuff, not software effects) are used e.g. for architecture photography, to keep the lines of buildings straight when you tilt the camera. I think the term is now (also) used for the effect you describe and what I tried to achieve with the pics. I don't know much more about it. I saw a "tilt shift effect" pic on a forum a few days ago and I asked how it was made. Someone posted the link to the PS guide. I thought it would be fun to try it out myself, so I did.
     


  13. Krp480

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    Thanks, yeah. I knew it was for architecture and what not. But those effects honestly at first glance made me think of a lego type town. I know my camera has a setting on it though that has "miniature effect" and it seems to do a similar thing your photo exhibits. I may have to try the effect myself one day, but that day has yet to come :happy:
     


  14. NOBD

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    Be sure to post the results...
     


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    Here's 2 more of my now world famous assistant. This is from a shoot I did around a week ago for my professional portfolio and the portfolios of several local models. Ambient light and a single speedlight were used. I'm happy with the results.

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