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This effect was done by shining light directly in the same path as the lens. A half-translucent/half-reflective mirror (as in a "two-way" mirror) was placed in front of the lens at a 45 degree angle, and a beam of light directed on to that. Like this: subject \ darkness \ <-- light \ ^ ...


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This photo is taken with a petzval lens which corrects all aberrations decently except for, well, petzval aka field curvature. Because the edges are in focus at a further distance, the blur is smaller there. Because the lens is fairly highly vignetted, the lens also effectively has a larger f number towards the edges, again reducing the blur. The result ...


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What you are looking for is a ND (Neutral Density) filter. To illustrate, here is an example of a photo taken in daylight in a street with a ND1000 filter. The filter allowed a shutter speed of 6 seconds. With no filter, with the same aperture and ISO, the shutter speed would have been approximately 6/1000 = 0.006 seconds (no "ghosts" effect). Contrary to ...


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Easiest way to do this: Take a picture of your hand in front of the screen (framed larger than the screen) Download the image to your computer, set as wallpaper Drag a Notepad window where you need it Take another photo of the screen contents (framed tighter than screen borders), or just take a screenshot (note that Windows tends to hide mouse cursor from ...


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It looks to me like they dragged the shutter. That is they set the shutter speed to something longish, but then used a flash. The model is illuminated by the flash with the camera still. Then after the flash has finished, the camera is rotated around the frame's center causing lights in the background to form the radially blurred pattern you see. The model ...


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Apart from using an ND filter, you might be able to achieve the desired effect by taking multiple photos and then blending them in post processing. Either an automatic blend with "ghost removal" might work, or layering the images and manually masking/unmasking selectively (in effect "painting out" the people). All of this pretty much requires a tripod for ...


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I would not worry overmuch about the color schemes. Two reasons: the emulsions you mention (Bergger and HP5+) are panchromatic, in both cases with rather decent color rendition your scenes will be static, so if and when you decide to alter the color rendition you can do so with classical B&W filters (the classical sequence of light yellow, dark ...


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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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Find or create the silhouette profile image. You can find tutorials online about this by searching for "silhouette," "profile," etc. I'm being vague about this because there are lots of ways to do it. This is not the appropriate forum for listing all of the possible ways. I went out and grabbed this image: Then turned it into a silhouette: Load both the ...


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Slow shutter time Short duration flash Rotate the camera around the optical axis of the lens The dancer is only lit by the very short flash burst, the background is lit by continuous ambient lighting for the much longer exposure time as the camera is being rotated around the lens' optical axis. Slow Shutter I'd start somewhere in the neighborhood of 1/15-1/...


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This is a swirl-y bokeh, an often desirable flaw commonly found in some vintage lenses and lenses. There are some lenses known for this this characteristic, most notably the soviet made Zenit Helios 40-2 85mm F1.5 which is still being manufactured. You can find this lens on ebay for ~$600. If you are adventures enough you can convert the Cyclop night vision ...


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While post-processing "normal" photos into isometric ones is quite complicated (as already described by other answers), you might have better luck with making (almost) isometric photos straight from camera. Your images will be very close to isometric when the distance between your camera and closest object is orders of magnitude bigger than dimensions of ...


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Put your cam on a tripod, your picture in the background, make something up for the drops of water (bottle of water with a pinhole at the bottom, for example), and focus on the drops. This tutorial should get you started nicely: http://www.mcpactions.com/blog/2011/02/09/how-to-shoot-amazing-water-droplet-macro-photographs/


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There are a number of factors here, two of which you've identified: a yellow color cast shallow depth of field, possibly with additional post-processing blur These are important, but part of the dream-like appearance comes from the high key. Here's the histogram for the image: which shows that all of the tones in this image are brighter than the 50% mark, ...


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Photoshop has certainly been used somewhere along the line. Either the 'floating' lenses and flashgun were photographed separately in the same lighting conditions and then composited into the main shot, or the photographer used string or fishing line to suspend them somehow and then Photoshopped it out.


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If you have a fast lens, create a circular cover over it, and it should swirl the background. It's best seen with foliage.


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Just to add a bit of links to the other (good) answers, if you do not want to use a ND filter, you can use multiple exposure and use an averaging method to simulate a long exposure --- basically, 20 exposures at 1/10 of seconds will be more or less equivalent to a 2 seconds exposures, or use a median filter, which can even be better --- in the right ...


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It's hard to tell what you're looking for based on a brief description and just two examples. Here's an image that was taken on a FujiFilm X-E2 at ISO 200, 1/350s, with an XC 50-230/4.5-6.7 OIS-II lens at 230mm F6.7. No special processing before uploading, though Imgur may do some processing that is out of my control. If it illustrates what you are seeking,...


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You will need to introduce noise, selectively desaturate come colors, decrease contrast, lighten the black point and possibly selectively shift hues on some colors. Reducing the color depth may also help achieve a vintage look. In general, the "vintage" look comes from the fact that older films lacked the sensitivity and color accuracy of more modern films ...


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No. Effects are almost all irreversible. This is because the vast majority of them remove details, gradations and color. Sketch look removes color-variations as do most types of painterly, pop art, etc effects, depending on the camera. Even something like the miniature effect blurs details out of most of the image which makes them unrecoverable. Now as @...


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Topaz Clean can achieve similar results: http://gallery.topazlabs.com/keyword/clean?forceView=1360425932182#!p=2&n=10 But plugin used for this photo is most likely Fractalius: http://www.redfieldplugins.com/filterFractalius.htm


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Really flattered to learn that so much discussion is going on about my photograph. I'd like to pitch in of course and tell you exactly what I did with this photo. Here, firstly, is the unprocessed photo, that you may compare with the processed one below. This should answer many questions at once: You get this view of Mt. Untersberg from around the middle ...


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Where you shooting in RAW or RAW+JPEG mode? (assuming you can even shoot RAW with the effects mode enabled). If so, then it will just be a matter of re-processing the RAW file. If not, the answer is almost certainly "no" - it may be possible to "undo" some of the effect via Photoshop or your other favourite image editor, but it's almost certainly more ...


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I have never tried the following trick myself, but it seems to be a simple and very cheap alternative to buying yet another lens (yes, it's even cheaper than the Helios 44-2): Take a piece of light-proof paper, cut a hole in it. Attach it to the lens hood and put hood on lens. Swirly bokeh! See PetaPixel: Homemade Petzval Swirl Bokeh with a 50mm Lens. The ...


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I live in Colorado, and have lived in Kansas, Nebraska, and Utah, and I've seen the world look like this on numerous occasions, and it is positively beautiful. I know the photo in question has effects applied, but there is a natural condition which can lead to the scene looking like this. It's pretty simple - the sun is low in the sky, and it's shining ...


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I know that some kids' digital cameras had or have the ability to do this with cartoon characters. And I bet there's iPhone and Android apps, the latter which may run on the new Android-based non-phone cameras from Samsung and Nikon. This kind of flexibility and power is exactly why you might want to have something like Android on your camera. But, in ...


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The main other "effect" that comes to mind is that if you polarize an artificial light source such as a speedlight 90 degrees opposite the angle of polarizing on your lens, you can dramatically cut the reflection produced by the flash. Think of how this might affect throwing a bit of flash into a shallow stream or tide pool. However, you have to be dead ...


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I could be wrong, but I'm going to go with "not possible." What you need to do to pull this off is make all the objects in a frame the same scale, which is not how the camera captures it. So you would need to selectively enlarge or shrink objects based on their distance from the camera. And the degree of scaling would depend on the distance from the camera ...


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