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4th of March 2009 (Wed), 10:08
Hi, I'm a newbie,
sorry for my poor english.
I have a question, how can i make photo like this.
First of all, i have a canon eos 450d and 18-55 IS kit.
Can I make photo like this with my lense or I have to take another one?
Wich is the technique to do photo like this?
ISO, f-stop exposition time?
:oops: I told you that I'm a newbie....
4th of March 2009 (Wed), 10:10
Small aperture (high F-number) to get the required depth of field.
Perhaps a graduated neutral density filter to hold the sky back and brighten the foreground.
Exposure time is fairly irrelevant, though a longer one will blur out any waves. ISO would be as low as you can get it to maximise image quality.
4th of March 2009 (Wed), 10:12
This photo after a very quick look to me-- would say 5D and 17-40 shot in RAW and photoshoped to add pop to it.
I am sure you can take your gear and shoot a similar-- photo -- it may not be as wide-- but I would shoot in RAW so you can add a bit of pop to it later on.
4th of March 2009 (Wed), 10:12
if you have an exif viewer you might be able to find out some of the details of the shots... but basically what ^^ said was right...
4th of March 2009 (Wed), 16:13
What exactly do we mean by adding pop? Sorry, I am not much into photoshop.
5th of March 2009 (Thu), 02:04
Hey jimg, do you think that he use polarizer filter?
I have a polarizer filter, can I put all filter without lose definition?
5th of March 2009 (Thu), 06:51
That is an example of an image that was "created" with post processing, not taken.
To say that it was "taken" with this or that and the "settings" were this or that is silly.
7th of March 2009 (Sat), 11:15
Yes you can make images similar to this with your kit.
Find a location like this one, take photos there at all different times of the day including before sunrise and well after sunset, this will give you some idea of the colour of light at different times.
Learn about using your camera's meter and manual mode.
Read about graduated neutral density filters, how and when to use them :)
A remote shutter release cable will help if you need long exposure times.
Postprocessing is just the icing on the cake.
9th of March 2009 (Mon), 02:45
someone have a shoot before and after photoshop? so can I understand if I wrong something with the camera settings. pleeeease :o
9th of March 2009 (Mon), 13:24
You give us no information to work with, gear, software, whatever.
That image was "created" using Photoshop, a program that has a learning curve of months and years.
Start learning by reading each and every sticky at the top of each and every page on this website
Most of us here have several thousand dollars invested in gear and the same sitting on our desks, plus years of practice and learning.
'Tis a long and expensive journey grasshopper. :lol:
10th of March 2009 (Tue), 02:51
I know that " It's A Long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" like ac/dc say :cool:.
I don't talk about step by step guide, but i would like to know if there is some particular trick about camera. But I understand that i have a lot of work to do :o. Thanks at all.
10th of March 2009 (Tue), 16:10
No trick, just knowledge about what we've said.
Reread and learn.
22nd of March 2009 (Sun), 03:28
May be he's using "Black Card skills".
Check the link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/anthonyko/sets/72157600257527104/comments/) for basic tech in English.
In my country,there're many people using 'black card skills" when taking sunrise and sunset photos.
Here's my test shot.
22nd of March 2009 (Sun), 07:58
Most likely, a polarizer was used in the shot that the OP linked to...the giveaway is the visibility of the rocks that are underwater in the foreground, not to mention the somewhat subdued reflections. I'd also bet on the use of a GND in tandem with the polarizer (using multiple exposures would have given funky looking ripples in the water).
Post processing didn't "create" this shot, the photographer...PP merely enhanced it.
24th of March 2009 (Tue), 06:03
A polarizer might have been used for this shot.
I'll place my money on it as being a multi-exposure (bracketed) image that has been put together with layers.
The CPL would have cut the reflections on the water in the mid ground considerably.
25th of March 2009 (Wed), 04:10
CPL on the bottom with an ND filter stacked on the top. Probably brightened up the hillside with the dodge tool or used multiple exposures to blend the two together.
Maybe blue channel to bring that stone out, otherwise perhaps HDR to add more definition.
What you need:
Graduated ND filter (ND4 or ND8)
-Circular Polarizing Filter
-DSLR camera (1.6x or full frame preferbly)
-Good solid, steady Tripod with tripod head
-Wide angle lens
And the rest is clockwork
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