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  Reply # 758694 9-Feb-2013 14:39 Send private message quote this post

joker97: was wondering - are we allowed to critique shots? if so we would only get better, but it needs to be written on the first post, some rules etc

but if we want this thread to show pretty pics only and no wordy posts/debates that's fine too


That's how it's done over on another forum (GP *cough*) and it used to work well when a lot of people were posting. Helped me out when I first got my camera.

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  Reply # 758701 9-Feb-2013 15:01 Send private message quote this post

Hi guys, first post, myaswell be some photos. Not quite from today but close enough (click on any photo for a larger version):




















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  Reply # 758784 9-Feb-2013 21:05 Send private message quote this post

insane:
joker97: was wondering - are we allowed to critique shots? if so we would only get better, but it needs to be written on the first post, some rules etc

but if we want this thread to show pretty pics only and no wordy posts/debates that's fine too


That's how it's done over on another forum (GP *cough*) and it used to work well when a lot of people were posting. Helped me out when I first got my camera.


My take on it is critique if you want, if you want critique on your shots then ask.
You could make a specific thread for it, but I don't know if there is the volume here for it to work. Give it a go though, nothing to lose.

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  Reply # 758785 9-Feb-2013 21:09 Send private message quote this post

Didn't take any shots today, but sure did redesign my photography website using square space, check it out.  I'm a fashion/beauty/portrait kind of guy... 

http://jamesstringer.co.nz




I've just launched a business in Auckland specialising in professional portraits for LinkedIn and company pages, check it out here - http://jsp.co.nz/ If you'd like to book one, mention your Geekzone username to get up to $80 off your individual portrait.



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  Reply # 759217 10-Feb-2013 21:47 Send private message quote this post

Spider


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  Reply # 759244 10-Feb-2013 23:37 Send private message quote this post

Dinner




1/500 - f5.6 - ISO 100 - EF 100mm Macro





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  Reply # 761780 13-Feb-2013 15:11 Send private message quote this post

Experimenting with focus stacking.
5 exposures varying ss f3.5 100mm macro
Not quite right yet but interesting way to improve DOF


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  Reply # 763763 17-Feb-2013 13:56 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Photos I took recently on a Sydney


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  Reply # 763765 17-Feb-2013 13:58 Send private message quote this post

Went over that cable stay bridge the last time I was there, and it's really good looking as far as bridges go!


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  Reply # 763780 17-Feb-2013 14:45 Send private message quote this post

What is the technique for the bus tram shot if I may ask ? Slow shutter and pull back on the zoom lens?

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  Reply # 763785 17-Feb-2013 15:15 Send private message quote this post

joker97: What is the technique for the bus tram shot if I may ask ? Slow shutter and pull back on the zoom lens?


That would be the one, shot at f20 to get 1/8 of a sec, that technique tends to work better with wider "standard zoom" lenses.

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  Reply # 764206 18-Feb-2013 15:05 Send private message quote this post

Have a Question re sharpness of pix - NOT DUE TO lens/body/movement

So let's assume there is no way you can change your lens/body and you use a tripod and your subject is not moving, you are using the lowest ISO possible, you are shooting at the sharpest aperture for your lens, assume you do not use RAW - how do you take the sharpest picture:

1) if shooting jpeg: do you set the sharpness on body softest or sharpest or in the middle?
2) what do you do post processing (i use adobe camera raw) - please let me know what you do in your software even if it's not ACR
3) others?

thanks

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  Reply # 764210 18-Feb-2013 15:13 Send private message quote this post

Hi,

Also you could add 'use the mirror lockup' function on your camera if you want to get really pedantic about not introducing camera shake.  On mine you set the 2 second delay and it raises the mirror, waits 2 seconds and then takes the shot.  Or use extra weight to hold your tripod steady etc.  I also think there is debate around when to use image stabilisation for the sharpest picture/video etc.

joker97: i use adobe camera raw

If you haven't tried it, I'd seriously recommend taking a look at Adobe Lightroom.  there are some pretty massive real time corrections in there for the likes of adding controlled sharpness/chromatic aberration (purple fringing etc) correction.  It's really been an eye opener for me that product.

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  Reply # 765228 18-Feb-2013 16:04 Send private message quote this post

joker97: Have a Question re sharpness of pix - NOT DUE TO lens/body/movement

So let's assume there is no way you can change your lens/body and you use a tripod and your subject is not moving, you are using the lowest ISO possible, you are shooting at the sharpest aperture for your lens, assume you do not use RAW - how do you take the sharpest picture:

1) if shooting jpeg: do you set the sharpness on body softest or sharpest or in the middle?
2) what do you do post processing (i use adobe camera raw) - please let me know what you do in your software even if it's not ACR
3) others?

thanks


Well first you would shoot in RAW. :P

Personally I use Lightroom 4, but adobe Camera RAW might have similar functions. First apply lens profile. Second, move "Sharpening" slider up untill it looks good. Resizing the image can reduce effective sharpness, make sure yo sharpem the image at the size it's going to be view at. When using lightroom you can let it auto sharpen the image for the correct size when you export it.

Did I mention shoot in RAW?

If you want the SHARPEST images you can possibly get, you would shoot in RAW (seems to be a theme here) and use Canon Digital Photo Professional with the digital lens optimizer function. This would require you to use one of the slowly growing list of profiled lenses though.


Edit: Should also mention the output medium also changes how much you need to sharpen an image.

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  Reply # 765247 18-Feb-2013 16:18 Send private message quote this post

RileyB: Did I mention shoot in RAW?


You should also mention that a RAW image may not initially seem as sharp as JPEG as no internal sharpening has been applied.

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