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Post your photography skills! (self-gloss)

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

  1. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

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    I'm assuming (hoping) you were inside at the time? [​IMG]
     


  2. Geruvah

    Geruvah Senior member

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    Nope! Parked the car in the middle of that open field, my (then) girlfriend was there to hold my umbrella over the camera as our feet got dirty and soaking wet.

    I can't tell you how many times she was nervous and repeatedly said, "Let's get back in the car" since my umbrella has a bit of a metal tip. I felt like Captain Ahab.
     


  3. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Geruvah, what kind of equipment are you shooting with? Great stuff.
     


  4. Geruvah

    Geruvah Senior member

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    You're ready for this? Canon Digital Rebel XT with a tripod and standard 35-80mm zoom lens. Nothing else. I have no other lenses, flashes, light equipment, nothing. Just tweaking those manual settings for aperture, f-stop and whatnot. I do want a wide-angle lens, though.
     


  5. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Daymn...Was the 35-80mm the kit lens? Is it IS?

    I've been looking into the XS/XSi for Christmas so seeing those photos make me really, really happy.
     


  6. Geruvah

    Geruvah Senior member

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    Kit lens. Definitely got its money's worth, since that's the case.
     


  7. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Kit lens. Definitely got its money's worth, since that's the case.
    Yup. Sold.
     


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    migo Senior member

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    HDR of Union Station Great Hall:

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  9. Geruvah

    Geruvah Senior member

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    Glad to see it done in a way that doesn't make the scene look so surrealistic. It was meant to mimic what the eye sees but some people take it a step too far. Not that I'm saying that it's a bad thing.
     


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    Glad to see it done in a way that doesn't make the scene look so surrealistic. It was meant to mimic what the eye sees but some people take it a step too far. Not that I'm saying that it's a bad thing.

    Yea I like my HDR's to be realistic. Mostly do it to get the details in dark places with super bright windows, so I can turn up the shutter speed a bit without getting crazy blowouts
     


  11. JetBlast

    JetBlast Senior member

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    migo,
    How did you combine the shots to create the HDR? I'm running Photoshop Elements 5.0 and have no idea what I'm doing (I just figured out how to take the shots with my Nikon D50).
     


  12. migo

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    migo,
    How did you combine the shots to create the HDR? I'm running Photoshop Elements 5.0 and have no idea what I'm doing (I just figured out how to take the shots with my Nikon D50).


    I use CS3...open up bridge, select the pictures you want, tools>photoshop>merge to HDR (or something to that effect), and the rest is messing with curves and all that.

    if you google it, there are plenty of tutorials nowadays
     


  13. slycedbred

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    Random sampling of Europe pics -- I've got plenty.

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  14. JetBlast

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    I use CS3...open up bridge, select the pictures you want, tools>photoshop>merge to HDR (or something to that effect), and the rest is messing with curves and all that.

    if you google it, there are plenty of tutorials nowadays


    Apparently Elements doesn't process HDR [​IMG]
     


  15. migo

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    Apparently Elements doesn't process HDR [​IMG]

    I believe there are a couple of free HDR processing programs out there


    slycedbred I really wish I had the subject matter you have! Great pictures
     


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