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26th of January 2009 (Mon), 15:44
What are some things, aside from filters and increasing the aperture, can one do to get a shot like this?:
Where sharpness is intensely maintained throughout the entire range. I have seen this time and time again and I don't know what people are doing to get that -tact- sharpness. What is it?
I can get sharpness in the foreground to be optimum, or the background, or the sky, but focus is always never all around..what is it people do to get this overall sharpness?
26th of January 2009 (Mon), 15:46
That is really wide angle, like 14mm - 20mm, and probably f/11 to f/16 for sharpness front to back.
^^^ Hyperfocal is the term you're looking for
26th of January 2009 (Mon), 15:48
That's all it is? I usually shoot as fast as possible, I always figured by doing so I gained more color and more clarity of light.
26th of January 2009 (Mon), 15:51
As fast as possible -- in terms of faster shutter speed? or "faster" aperture (smaller number, wider opening) ?
In reality neither of those things have an affect on your color or clarity -- except for the opposite -- shooting the fastest apertures is rarely the 'sweet spot' for lens resolution.
If I had to guess at the settings on that photo, I would say ISO 100, F/13, 1/80 sec, with a graduated neutral density on top.
26th of January 2009 (Mon), 17:51
Looks like oversharpened to me.
26th of January 2009 (Mon), 19:30
The Hoff is right on the money. Google "hyperfocal distance" that's how you get everything "in focus"
27th of January 2009 (Tue), 16:30
I'm going to have to give this a more in depth read than I did the first time, I remember reading this a long time ago when starting photography.
I'm obsessed with M.A's work, I've even bought prints to marvel over, sent him emails asking about it. :DI doubt he'll write back, the mystery is what it's all about but man how I dream of recreating the clarity he does in his photos.
28th of January 2009 (Wed), 19:08
One thing he did was over-saturate the greens, but lots of people like it that way. His slow shutter made the water silky, and worked with a small aperture to have a long DOF. The toughest thing about that shot was getting down to the point where he shot it.
30th of January 2009 (Fri), 19:18
Up until fairly recently, Marc used to shoot exclusively in film, he then moved onto a 5d, more recently a 1Ds MKIII, I suspect this image was taken with a 16-35mm f2.8 MkII, probably at f22, polariser ? and grad.
I agree, he is a wonderful photographer, but he puts his work in, camping on peaks at temperatures well below zero, hiking and waiting for hours for that elusive light.
It helps that he has a modicum of skill and vision to be able to interpret that light when it happens :)
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