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Increase the contrast - globally and additional local contrast in the trees and other areas (when you say amazing sharpness I think it's a big boost in contrast that you're noticing) Increase saturation Warm the image - you can see the greens have gone yellow Vignette In addtion, looks like they've applied some "glow" to the image. You can do this by ...


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Short of asking Peter Lik himself, or finding he posted the techniques online, I could only speculate on which techniques he actually did use. I am assuming he did post processing. Some possibilities include: Start with a good dark sky location. The Australian outback has a lot of that. Some places elsewhere are also good (at times). Use prime focus ...


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A very long exposure doesn't help with shots like this due to the rotation of the Earth. Depending on your field of view you can get star trails (where instead of individual points of light you get lines where the stars have moved relative to the camera) with exposures of only 10 seconds. With a wide angle lens you can get away with longer exposures, e.g. 30 ...


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There are several effects going on here. The water effect must be done in camera, with a very long exposure. Probably during dusk or at night otherwise you'll have too much light, even with a strong ND filter. The black and white conversion can be done in camera if shooting JPEG but is better done in post. The gradient in the sky is either done with a ...


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This reddit comment goes into detail on what the photographer did: Here's a summary of the settings, technique and post processing used for the photo, taken from a comment on my wallpaper post a month ago: Canon 5D mkII DSLR + 28mm f/1.8 USM lens. Filters are extremely important for this shot. We shot pre-sunrise at a muddy/sandy area on the coast ...


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Lighting Luckily you don't need to drag round a full set of Profotos and car batteries to get this look, natural light is all you need. Shoot late in the day when the sun is low in the sky. This gives you a softer light, with natural fill, warmer colours and makes it easier to blow out (overexpose) the background and/or provide lots of highlights for great ...


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The effect is due to combining flash and ambient light on a moving subject. The flash illuminates the subject which then moves. The subject blocks the ambient light creating a silhouette, and then moves before the flash fires so that the image lit by the flash is offset with the silhouette, giving the hard cartoon outline effect. No photoshop required for ...


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So, here's what I got in just a few minutes using two basic tools: Curves, and Unsharp mask: I used Gimp, but this is basic stuff any decent image editing software will have. Here's all I did. First, I used the curves tool to dramatically increase the black point, increasing shadow contrast: Then, I pulled the curve upwards to brighten the (new) ...


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You don't actually need a tilt-shift lens to do this. This particular image was taken with a standard lens (50mm f1.2 according to the filename of the image on Ryan's website) rather than with a tilt-shift. The extreme bokeh effect here was achieved by using a freelensing technique, where the lens is detached from the camera body and held at a tilted angle ...


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In your question I recognise two parts: 1. How to combine the day/night parts. Take one photo of the daytime situation, take one photo of the evening situation. Use a tripod for the photos and let it stay there between the shots so the composition stays the same. Another possibility is to tether your camera to a laptop and use the daytime image as an ...


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Shoot with a small aperture, f22 or like. It is called diffraction. There is a detailed answer Here And here are some sample photos taken with Sony Alpha A35 and an old Carl Zeiss Sonnar 135mm f/3.5 lens. I choose this lens to experiment because it has six blades and has a nice octagonal aperture at f/22. And also being a lens from cold war era, it is much ...


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Low contrast (just look at the areas of deep shadow-- grey instead of black), possible desaturation, plus possibly a slight touch of simulated cross-processing, I'd say. Note also that in the region of the head, the contrast is stronger, indicating that a mask was applied at some point. This tutorial on a washed-out look may be interesting to you-- I ...


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This looks like a very easy shot and requires knowing a few tricks. This is my guess: Long exposure makes the water look very soft. Probably 8-15s but that depends on the speed of the waves. He probably used a small aperture (F/8 or so) and got lots of depth-of-field. This helps getting a long shutter-speed as well but so does the use of ND filters. He ...


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I'm the photographer, who made the picture, and I used Photoshop to make the strings invisible holding the lenses. This is not a composite. The picture was made from 1 shot. The CE logo on the lens confuses people, because it looks like it's upside down, but actually it's reflected from a mirror.


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You can very well take night shots like this with D5100. I'll explain from my experience when i took this pic. Time Timing is very important in city-light shots. You can see the deep-blue/purple color of sky in the example picture you posted. You get this color a bit after sunset (Twilight). Unlike other landscape shots, you need a clear sky. So plan ...


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The key is to find areas of the image with a lot of parallax, such as a foreground building and a background tree. Try to pick a point as close to one edge of frame as possible. Now walk left/right (green) to find the correct point of intersection from the old photograph. Now that you've done that, you've established a straight line to move along (red). ...


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Here's what I see: The lighting is fairly soft, and warm. My hunch is that the photographer used diffused natural lighting (such as sunlight through a curtain). You could achieve the same with a diffused strobe (ex: through an umbrella) and gels or white-balance tweaking though. Whatever the light source, it's coming from camera right, somewhat behind the ...


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A Curves adjustment layer gives you ultimate flexibility. Edit each channel individually: Red: raise the bottom left point. Green: make a new point in the center and drop it slightly. Blue: raise the bottom left point and lower the top right point, then make a new point at the center and drop it slightly. Experiment with the opacity of the adjustment ...


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Using @John Cavan's suggestion of graduated fog filter and @Jerry Coffin's suggestion about how the dark layers are bright with no detail I had some key things to work with when experimenting (as @Matt Grum suggested). I took one of my recent photos that would be somewhat similar to this picture and did the following: Made the image warmer: Increased the ...


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One of the photos has been flipped horizontally (see how the ends of blouse collar fold over each other). The shadows reveal that the camera was on its side, and pop-up flash was used. Probably on left side (so the picture on the right is flipped), because you'd need additional support under lens and it'd be awkward to reach shutter the other way. A short ...


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It looks like the photographer has changed the aperture during the exposure, using a manual lens. The lens starts wide open when the firework first explodes and is then quickly stopped down. I guess it just takes a lot of practice snapping with one hand and twisting the aperture ring with the other. A lens that offers a continually variable aperture (like ...


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The easiest way I can think of to emulate a shot like this is to do the following: Put the camera on a tripod to minimize any inadvertent movement during the shoot. Choose a high enough f-stop that you can be assured of a crisp image throughout the depth of field. Use autofocus to set the focus with the lights on. Switch to manual focus Turn the lights ...


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The top image is almost certainly HDR. Do a Google image search on HDR and you'll surely find others very much like it. The bottom one is possibly HDR, although most people have trouble leaving as much solid shadow as is shown in that image. It kind of looks like what was there and from what I see there was light bouncing in through all kinds of doors and ...



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