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Jul 28, 2011 17:44 |  #1381

nrowensby wrote in post #12839440 (external link)
Is it just me or are they all out of focus?

I couldn’t tell if the photos were OOF or the annoying watermark was positioned such that they all looked OOF.


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Jul 28, 2011 17:48 |  #1382

Water drops = tripod. Smoke you can easily do hand-held but with water drops it's too hard to hit focus. It's best to throw the camera on a tripod, set manual focus with a pencil or similar and shoot like that. Then you'll know you're hitting the right spot each time.


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Jul 28, 2011 18:42 |  #1383

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #12839670 (external link)
I couldn’t tell if the photos were OOF or the annoying watermark was positioned such that they all looked OOF.

Yeah... very annoying that deviantArt watermark.
Any suggestions? :(


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Jul 28, 2011 18:44 |  #1384

katodog wrote in post #12839683 (external link)
Water drops = tripod. Smoke you can easily do hand-held but with water drops it's too hard to hit focus. It's best to throw the camera on a tripod, set manual focus with a pencil or similar and shoot like that. Then you'll know you're hitting the right spot each time.

Yep. Handheld, and with "macro" settings (the extension tubes), a 1mm wobble of the photographer (me) is more than enough to screw the focus. And I also used manual focus and I hit "the pencil".

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Jul 28, 2011 18:46 |  #1385

Crazy_Guitar wrote in post #12839878 (external link)
Yeah... very annoying that deviantArt watermark.
Any suggestions? :(

flickr? Sorry, not a fan of DeviantArt... seems like everyone on there wants overly tone-mapped photos or crazy angles for shooting things like cars and buildings... I have seen horrible photos get rave reviews on there, thus making the photographer continue in his skewed ways.


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Jul 28, 2011 19:10 |  #1386

I guess I'll try flickr then... :)
And what about Picasa?

But hey, guys... the "snoot" ones came out fine, haven't they? :)


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Jul 28, 2011 19:27 |  #1387

Came out fine in what way?

In focus? No


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Jul 28, 2011 19:33 |  #1388

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(EOS 1000D + 24-105L -not shown- + 430EXII + OC-E3 + toilet paper roll snoot :p + "el cheapo" tripod + Chicco baby table reversed)

...was a great way of doing this...

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if you mean this, I think they are better than the water drops :D


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Jul 28, 2011 19:38 |  #1389

Ok, waterdrops are being taken care of. :p


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Jul 28, 2011 19:41 |  #1390

Crazy_Guitar wrote in post #12840121 (external link)
Ok, waterdrops are being taken care of. :p

but I think your shutter is too slow though...even these shots are a bit fuzzy


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Jul 28, 2011 19:57 |  #1391

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but I think your shutter is too slow though...even these shots are a bit fuzzy

1/250. But the flash strobe is WAY quicker than that! (430EXII @ 1/64 power)


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Jul 29, 2011 01:23 |  #1392

So to sum it all up. all i need is at least two tripods, two flash guns and away i go to take some of these awsome pics of splashes and all that?

O and a remote trigger?

Can i use more then one flash gun on my 400d?


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Jul 29, 2011 01:44 |  #1393

^^ Jon, you could do it with one tripod and one flash only.

But the must-have piece of equipement is "talent". Read about flashes, their duration, the relationship with ambient light and how light work/travel/react.


Than yes, such a basic setup can give awesome results.


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Jul 29, 2011 04:09 as a reply to  @ post 12838650 |  #1394

jonneymendoza wrote in post #12836452 (external link)
really need to buy a new tripod.

any god this one?

http://www.warehouseex​press.com …-055xprob-tripod/p1019760 (external link)

can it go low and all that?

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Jul 29, 2011 04:40 |  #1395

Whats a good head for it? i might buy one today


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