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There was an article about this on the Flickr blog recently - no trickery, just careful focusing!
I will admit I am a bit confused why you would choose this arrangement for photo shoots, even if informal, since you say you do it fairly often. I would say move the kitchen to the other end of the room! ;) Seriously, I am a fan of natural lighting most of the time, even if this increases contrast. However, given your lens, I assume your intent is not to ...
Fill flashes and auto exposure with TTL is my main suggestion. A lower end camera might have trouble with it, but a good mid-range to high end DSLR should be able to use a fill flash to prevent backlighting issues and figure out the exposure needed within an acceptable range. You might also have to use spot metering because the harsh mix of lighting may ...
While there is no doubt some post-processing involved, that's not the important part of creating this image. Honestly, it is just an extreme close-up (probably much larger than 1:1, using either extension tubes or a lens like the Canon EF MP-E 65/2.8 1-5X Macro lens) of a water droplet on a leaf. The water droplet itself is just out of focus, but it is ...
This would seem to be a most *UN*likely result if done "live" Bacground over foreground and no apparent mixing even at boundaries. This very strongly suggests it was done in post processing. Also, the smooth radius change curve does not feel likely to be "natural". When swept in large arc the arm not only changes length as it moves but also the rate ...
For this kind of a shot, it doesn't matter if the flash is first or second curtain because there is no direction to the movement. (ie, the phone could have started on the left or the right side and we'd have no idea of the difference). What does matter is that you have a dark environment so that only the light trail is normally exposing. You then take ...
This is how I think It could be done. 1. Set camera to bulb mode. So that the shutter stays open as long as the shutter button is pressed. 2. Set flash to fire either at the first / second curtain. 3. Press the shutter button when the people start to move the light source and release it once the movement is complete As you realize, I've not specified ...
You would be using a flash with the camera set for a longer exposure,the flash would freeze the woman's movement and the long exposure will allow for the light trail effect
Put a colored filter on the lens, to let only one frequency pass. Then during post processing, optionally, convert pictures to black and white. ;-) Another method is to use software to correct chromatic aberration, such as PTLens. Or use a modern camera system: MFT cameras correct chromatic aberration for certain lenses automatically.
I have found the using lower ISO helps reduce chromatic aberration. I also shoot in RAW and correct it in lightroom whenever I encounter it in my images.
The lens you are using presently doesn't allow much light to pass through it. In the absence of flash light, your camera is forced to keep the shutter open for a longer duration to collect enough light to get a properly exposed picture. This does make the pictures blurry, as you are not capturing a split second of action. Best thing you can do is buy a ...
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