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comment Are the highlights in this photo a byproduct of the vintage lens or were water particles introduced during shooting?
Thanks John. Will give it a go with a piece of glass. I will try it then post some results. I will also try some shots with the same lens (once it arrives) with and without glass and compare.
May
20
comment Should i buy a d3200 or a 5d classic?
What lenses are you planning on using with this camera?
Apr
14
comment Why am I am seeing rings (banding) instead of smooth graduation in my sunrise pictures?
Thanks. I realized it was probably display related but your answer clarifies it. I am also using a laptop and it wasn't plugged in at the time which may or may not have compounded the issue. i tried full res export and it looks fine i think although my display isn't large enough to view in full res and full size but it does look like its fine. i will try to print a sample to see what it looks like.
Apr
5
comment Moon with a foreground
A common technique used by most is taking a a shot of the moon and a seperate shot of the foreground then combining/masking the 2 in post.
Mar
25
comment GPS location information does not seem to be recognised by Lightroom 5.7.1
Do you mean the map tab? Are you online? The map is a web service.
Mar
24
comment How can I effectively change the background of a portrait in Photoshop?
This is done by painstakingly masking and brushing for hours and hours but the background should also match the exposure, colour, tone and focus of the original background. Please provide an example of your work.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
@dpollitt LOL! Well, technically. I bought it, which means I replaced it. But apparently this lens is SO HOT that it's on back order. At the same time I shipped my 17-40 mm to a buyer on the weekend so I don't actually have a wide angle to shoot with right now... And we had aurora dancing in the sky last night and forecast is looking good today. Sigh.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
Thanks Matt! Like the suggestion of using intervalometer and stacked shorter exposures in daylight. I will definitely try that.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
@jdlugosz - excellent idea! Even for stacking gel on the rear with regular glass on the front. Unfortunately, I sold my Canon 17-40mm f4 which did have a slot for gel to replace it with the new Canon 16-35 f4 which doesn't have that slot on the rear.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
I didn't ention this in my question but i've considered it in the past. Welding glass requires too much post processing to remove colour cast and usually a farily large and custom made rig. I will perhaps make one and try this at some point in the future with the Samyang 14mm ultra wide purely as an experiment but I was hoping for a simple solution for my primary 16-35mm lens.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
@MattGrum - That's a fair assumption. Please make this an answer and I will mark it as answered.
Jan
12
comment How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Thanks Jon! Excellent, in-depth, answer as always. BTW, Love you recent astro-photography. Truly stunning! I should have mentioned that stars in my photos are secondary to composition and the landscape and the purpose of attempting to brighten stars in some of my images is for purely artistic reasons. I've been moving away from attempting to capture and process stars so that they are overly amplified. I've excepted light pollution and city glow and try to incorporate it. Sometimes I like to brightness only the few stars I captured for artistic effect. I will look into the filters...
Jan
1
comment How can I fix the overly-bright background in my landscape photo?
I like the shot. Having the bottom a little darker really grounds the photo. The brighter top part of the photo is not blown out and has a lot of nice detail and contrast. The only think maybe I personally would to is dodge the person feeding the birds so that she "pops" a little more. Furthermore, the top looks (to me) exotic and interesting so my eyes wondered there for a while then i noticed the subject feeding the birds which added another point of interest...
Jan
1
comment How can I avoid green flare on my sunrise photos?
Some lenses are more prone to this, those with a bulbous front element will flare easier and are more difficult to control. Some photograpers that shoot a lot of sun/sunbursts buy lenses specifically for this purpose. The Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L II for example is known for well controlled flare and a beautiful sun star shape due to coating and the shape/number of aperture blades. Some pople are reporting the new Canon 16-35 f4 IS is even better. Positively remove all filters when shoting the sun not only will the flare be more intense but it will also be unsightly. A lens hood may help too.
Jan
1
comment How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Thanks. I do that to but it also has an impact on the dark ares which almost always introduces unsightly vignetting which I personally find is very difficult to control in these kind of shots.
Dec
1
comment Can I reproduce a photo taken with a larger sensor by converting camera settings to their equivalents?
One of the most essential components in shooting this type of photos is a tripod. A tripod was almost certainly used. Just thought i would mention it.You will never be able to handhold your camera and get this type of an image.
Nov
11
comment Aerial Camera Ground Footprint Calculation
I can't decide whether this is a photography or GIS question. In any case you may have some luck asking this in GIS SE which is very active. I personally do not have a UAV but i know ArcGIS by ESRI has some extensions that allow to stream data to their desktop GIS and it does include a field of view rectangle projected on the ground.
Oct
27
comment Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?
@I don't have this particular lens, my wide angle landscape lens does not have IS. From what I hear, it is a good practice to turn off IS when using a tripod although modern lenses should be able to detect that the lens is not in motion. Personally, I only use IS with my other lenses when shooting hand-held. Try another shot without IS and manually focus at full magnification to ensure maximum sharpness. Those tree trunks should be razor sharp at f7.
Oct
27
comment Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?
where is the focus point in that photo? Looks like you focused on the ferns about 1/4 up from the bottom edge. The photo is not NOT sharp enough but is it possible you didn't focus correctly? For this type of landscape on a tripod (which you did) , AF and stabilization should be off, you should magnify 10x and micro-adjust focus manually and exactly where you need it to be. Also, lots of grass and leafs here, nothing solid in the foreground to focus on other than grass - these will move even if it doesn't feel windy but the tree trunks are not sharp enough.
Oct
23
comment GoPro 4 Night Timelapse
Lowest aperture possible and ISO 2500 or more? Even then I doubt you will be able to do this with a GoPro. Even using a DSLR you need a fast (usually expensive) lens. Most astrophotography is also heavily post processed to bring out the stars. The time laps of moving stars that bounce around youtube and facebook are most likely taken with top quality Pro gear. GoPro just can't compete with that amount of glass and light gathering.