Welch wrote:The most i've done with my camera in 2 months was wipe it out for an AMAZING rainbow that popped out of now-where.
My god Spoofe..... that last shot........ teach...... me..... your.... ways :|
Voldenuit wrote:Welch wrote:The most i've done with my camera in 2 months was wipe it out for an AMAZING rainbow that popped out of now-where.
I hope you meant whip it out.
Although the judge tells me I'm not allowed to whip anything out in public any more.
Welch wrote:You know..... People always talk about a TR BBQ get together..... as much as I love chatting with some of the guys here on TR, the thought of flying to a spot for a 1 day Wing-Ding is sort of pushing the envelope of my capabilities.... BUT..... My question is why don't we have a get together for something photography related? It would make for a great photo-workshop weekend... We can throw BBQ and beer in on the side too . Would anyone be down for something like that?
ludi wrote:Hack your Panasonic GH1 or GF1:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/ ... -and-more/
A bit risky since you have to actually flash the firmware, unfortunately.
SPOOFE wrote:My god Spoofe..... that last shot........ teach...... me..... your.... ways :|
Step 1: Drive far away.
Step 2: Long exposure, but not so long as to make the stars come off as trails (which can readily be seen at about 10 or 15 seconds or so).
Step 3: Minor adjustment to tone curves, to make the dark parts really dark.
Step 1 is the most important; it also helped that there was no moon the night before last. I just put myself in the right conditions at the right time, which in this case required a three hour drive and an overnight camp. Pretty much anybody else that's been posting in this thread would've snapped off awesome pictures out there.
Richie_G wrote:Loving the stuff from the last two pages: macros, wilderness, sports, astronomy – inspiring!
I’ve been rather busy of late but today I got around to buying the 35mm f1.8 I’ve been eyeing. So on getting home I was using it to practise some lighting shots.
I took this one using the aperture priority mode and the tripod. Now I just need to get out and use it in some more interesting places...
ludi wrote:I like the composition and contrast, but maybe just a bit too dark?
Also, there's an evil orange eye glowering at me from under the desk
Skrying wrote:Are you sure what you're thinking of as a lack of sharpness is not simply very shallow depth of field? In those shots you're in a bright sunny day. There's no reason to be shooting at f/2 unless you really want the selective focus.
Richie_G wrote:I'm actually suspecting it is to do with the autofocus, in fact I'm almost certain of it. I've been reading up on it last night and figuring out which mode is best for me to use (AF-S single point [I like to re-press the button half down on a subject and re-focus myself, rather than have continuous, dynamic or 3D tracking modes]).
Voldenuit wrote:Richie_G wrote:I'm actually suspecting it is to do with the autofocus, in fact I'm almost certain of it. I've been reading up on it last night and figuring out which mode is best for me to use (AF-S single point [I like to re-press the button half down on a subject and re-focus myself, rather than have continuous, dynamic or 3D tracking modes]).
Focus-recompose can lead to FP shifts, especially at closer distances. Best done with a little DOF 'safety net' by stopping down an aperture or two.
Another thing you might want to check is whether your lens is back-focusing or not. You can test this on a tripod and taking identical shots with PDAF and CDAF (live view). If the PDAF shots end up being out of focus, you might want to get your lens calibrated - some Canons can do in-body corrections for microfocus adjustment, dunno about Nikons.
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