1. Post #41

    July 2011
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    Attempt at starlight photos, 2nd day. CC appreciated. :) Probably should have gotten that umbrella out of the way. And a much longer exposure.
    Not sure if you're going for stars or for startrails, probably startrails. For startrails, the trick is to take many exposure of probably around 30 secs then stack them all together in post-production. This is an example of 80 shots of 30 secs each. Not my photo, but is from p.folk on Flickr.


    does the earth rotate? by p.folk, on Flickr

    If you were going for stars, you would need to have a dark location, like the countryside. Since having a longer exposure would mean trails, you would need to make the exposure much shorter, done by using a faster lens and higher iso. This is an example from Thunderbolt_TW on Flickr.


    star ship from Galaxy 銀河戰艦 by Thunderbolt_TW, on Flickr

    Hope that information helps you out!
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  2. Post #42
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    Michael by Sam Haberman, on Flickr

    Thoughts?
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  3. Post #43
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    fuck missed page 1... that's what I get for sleeping in until 3pm.

    anyhow





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  4. Post #44
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    ^Strong stuff.
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    I like the shape of the light, but the blown highlights aren't really working for this.

    I actually like what's going on with the side of his face, but the grass just doesn't look good to me. If you had been standing say 45 degrees to the left of him from the current view point, I think you could have got something nice without that intensely direct light.
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  6. Post #46
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    Not sure if you're going for stars or for startrails, probably startrails. For startrails, the trick is to take many exposure of probably around 30 secs then stack them all together in post-production. This is an example of 80 shots of 30 secs each. Not my photo, but is from p.folk on Flickr.


    does the earth rotate? by p.folk, on Flickr

    If you were going for stars, you would need to have a dark location, like the countryside. Since having a longer exposure would mean trails, you would need to make the exposure much shorter, done by using a faster lens and higher iso. This is an example from Thunderbolt_TW on Flickr.


    star ship from Galaxy 銀河戰艦 by Thunderbolt_TW, on Flickr

    Hope that information helps you out!
    Thanks man, it was probably dumb of me to put my camera out in for 20 minute exposures and all that, lol.
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  7. Post #47
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    I like the shape of the light, but the blown highlights aren't really working for this.

    I actually like what's going on with the side of his face, but the grass just doesn't look good to me. If you had been standing say 45 degrees to the left of him from the current view point, I think you could have got something nice without that intensely direct light.
    Thanks. I can see what you're talking about with the highlights and all, I was attempting to emulate those sort of glowy highlights you get on cheap film. Sort of like what's going on on the table below.

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  8. Post #48
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    fuck missed page 1... that's what I get for sleeping in until 3pm.

    anyhow





    Great stuff, i feel like the first would would flourish a lot more with a subject though. Still awesome!
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  9. Post #49
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    Great stuff, i feel like the first would would flourish a lot more with a subject though. Still awesome!
    maybe... when I'm in abandoned buildings I'm more concerned about some meth head hiding around the corner than taking artistic photos. I just try to document what I see. Also where possible avoiding urbex'ing solo is a good idea (I was solo for most of melbourne).
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  10. Post #50
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    maybe... when I'm in abandoned buildings I'm more concerned about some meth head hiding around the corner than taking artistic photos. I just try to document what I see. Also where possible avoiding urbex'ing solo is a good idea (I was solo for most of melbourne).
    Reminds me of when for thrills my friends and I would walk through this abandonded mental facility turned crackhouse named Julia Far. Best/Worst things seen was a dude standing on his tippy toes in the corner whispering at the wall and doing the exact same thing on our way out, and a guy running around the second floor slapping the walls with a 2m chain - don't think I've run that fast since.
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  11. Post #51
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    If you were going for stars, you would need to have a dark location, like the countryside. Since having a longer exposure would mean trails, you would need to make the exposure much shorter, done by using a faster lens and higher iso. This is an example from Thunderbolt_TW on Flickr.


    star ship from Galaxy 銀河戰艦 by Thunderbolt_TW, on Flickr

    Hope that information helps you out!
    Anyone know what settings and what camera he used for this pic?
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  13. Post #53
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    It's always a 5D Mark II.

    Thanks though!

    But how does he take a 32 second picture, without getting long startrails?
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  14. Post #54
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    I think I'm going to start a 52 week project, so I better take a good photo this week.
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  15. Post #55
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    I think I'm going to start a 52 week project, so I better take a good photo this week.
    I wanna do this too.

    It's gonna be a busy spring though, so I'm not sure I'll be able to make it.
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  16. Post #56
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    It's always a 5D Mark II.

    Thanks though!

    But how does he take a 32 second picture, without getting long startrails?
    It depends on the focal length, star declination and exposure time.

    Basically, small focal lengths like 18mm, coupled with stars nearer the poles, and exposures between 30-60s can still give pretty sharp results.

    The more you zoom in, and the more you're pointing at equatorial stars... the more they will trail. If you saw that pic at 100% crop there's probably a bit of movement.
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  17. Post #57
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    and thus begins a 52 project.

    1/52 - Reflection by Gotnoodles, on Flickr
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  18. Post #58
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    I'm really digging portrait photography. I'll be taking some more shots of this girl. The last pic is just a re-edit from an old shoot. The first two is from a little mini shoot we did at my place, I was actually just playing around, going for the rough look. The grain in the second picture was supposed to make it look more gritty.


    I need a cigarette by SebbePichard, on Flickr


    Used by SebbePichard, on Flickr


    Facade by SebbePichard, on Flickr
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  19. Post #59
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    Got soaking wet trundling to this spot, horrible weather all day - and the pictures came out miserable. Went to a lovely locale in Bristol (When it's dry!) and only got a handful of snaps. Thankfully Lightroom saved the day here.


    Bristol II by Endangered_Human, on Flickr
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  20. Post #60
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  21. Post #61

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    Untitled by larajlcouldwell, on Flickr
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  22. Post #62
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    A few from my urbex trip to a factory. The factory was kinda a bust, but I got a few cool photos of my friends.

    Untitled by millerroberts, on Flickr


    Pulley by millerroberts, on Flickr


    Untitled by millerroberts, on Flickr


    Evan by millerroberts, on Flickr


    Doorway by millerroberts, on Flickr
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  23. Post #63
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  24. Post #64
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    Portsmouth Harbour!

    Love the colours, especially in the first one. I like the little dashes of pastel green in on the boat windows and on the left.
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  25. Post #65
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    Was just checking out the old thread

    as a reply to Kirby about my dog photo:

    The way I get my colors is sort of uhm. How do I explain it.

    I like to up the vibrance a lot rather than using the saturation bar. Then I make sure to make everything contrast a little bit, so I like to give a rather harsh contrast in my photos compared to other people (I like to make an S curve in my curves). Putting a subtle vignette always helps in my opinion and so does brightening up the photo. A lot of the times I just look at the photo whilst I move bars and settle on what feels right, but keeping the shadows and darks dark, and the highlights and lights bright usually gives me good colors.
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  26. Post #66
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    what's a good model of flash compatible with the Nikon D5100? It's a budget brand beginning with 'Y', I forget the name, but I've heard it's good for beginners
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  27. Post #67
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    from earlier today

    IMG_3360 by Gotnoodles, on Flickr
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  28. Post #68
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    what's a good model of flash compatible with the Nikon D5100? It's a budget brand beginning with 'Y', I forget the name, but I've heard it's good for beginners
    ynikon
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  29. Post #69
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    Your search "ynikon" did not match any products.
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  30. Post #70
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    Your search "ynikon" did not match any products.
    Just save some money, buy a nikon sb-700 and thank me later for helping you not waste your money.
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  31. Post #71
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    Yashica.

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  32. Post #72
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    pretty sure you're thinking about Yongnuo, but from what I've read they're mainly used as slaves, not the main flash
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  33. Post #73
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    Ah yeah Yonguo is the one I had heard of, I was planning to buy one of their ones as a birthday present for a friend who's been looking at them and is thinking of getting one - is it a bad idea?
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  34. Post #74
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    If it's a gift for a friend, go for it. I'd love if someone gave me one even if it's not as good as the name brand. If it was for yourself however I'd probably just wait and save for the nikon.
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  35. Post #75
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    If it's a gift for a friend, go for it. I'd love if someone gave me one even if it's not as good as the name brand. If it was for yourself however I'd probably just wait and save for the nikon.
    Alright thanks,

    Should I get the 460 or the 560? The 460 is 40, 560 is 52 which is pushing it a bit but I'll get it if it's worth the extra
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  36. Post #76
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    I went to NYC a few days ago with some friends and got a couple good shots I think


    IMG_8909 by Kyle Tucker, on Flickr


    IMG_8980 by Kyle Tucker, on Flickr
    I just like the colors (and facial expression har har) in this one^


    IMG_8957 by Kyle Tucker, on Flickr


    IMG_8953 by Kyle Tucker, on Flickr
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  37. Post #77
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    Guys, I found a fix for the colors getting screwed in some browsers, a fix that can be done in Photoshop so that everyone sees the correct colors (well, depending on their monitor, they won't, but at least all the browsers will display it similarly)







    Unsure if you need to do this for all photos, if so just make an action.


    Test shot example: (you might not see a difference, depending on your browser)





    Edited:

    Open them in two new tabs and switch between them.
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  38. Post #78
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    oh wow, that's a pretty big difference
    i like it
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  39. Post #79
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    Why is it so much different? Should I be doing this?
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  40. Post #80
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    Could anyone give me some tips about editing photographs in Photoshop? I've tried some generic tutorials but I didn't find anything I like to make them look .. "professional". You know what I mean?

    Here's some random pictures i've taken (no effects or anything). Yeah I don't really know what I'm doing and don't really plan on doing anything with photography as a job or anything like that, I just like it.




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