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Jan 11, 2017 07:02 |  #29146

digital_AM wrote in post #18240674 (external link)
Black and white and abstract. Geez, what's going on in my head lately? :-P

This one looks best if you step back a few feet.

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Awesome abstract work lately!


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Jan 11, 2017 07:36 |  #29147

davidfarina wrote in post #18240838 (external link)
Awesome abstract work lately!

Thank you David!

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Jan 11, 2017 07:44 |  #29148

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OCF with RX100V

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I need to make an effort to get me (and my wife) in front of the camera. I think I get so caught up in photographing sexy stuff that I neglect the really important stuff.

Nice one Vinz. Lighting is on point and that RX100 definitely punches above its weight class.


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Jan 11, 2017 07:44 |  #29149

digital_AM wrote in post #18240858 (external link)
Thank you David!

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trippy. Nice work with the abstracts lately Alfredo. You've got an eye for composition for sure.


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Jan 11, 2017 07:58 |  #29150

Charlie wrote in post #18240472 (external link)
just use ND filters on top of SR. For instance, ND would get you 10 seconds, so x 32 would give you 320 seconds or 5 minutes. Keep it simple, it's not like a 15 stop ND that needs a good bit of accuracy, if you feel that the light changes too much or you have enough, simply shut off the camera.

All those calculations dont compare to experience ;-)a

Generally, if use a 10 stopper + SR, you'll get best results.

You can go bare as well, but stuttering may occur.

If you need a no nonsense method, set it to max smoothing and just let it rip. Turn off the camera when you've hit 5 minutes (or whatever your goal time is) in between shutters, the workflow is really simple in practice. You see that in practice, 5 minutes stacked or ND, the clouds would have moved the same amount! You'll have slight differences in water textures, so a ND on top of it would smoothen it out. 15 stop + bulb is a royal pain, since you cant stop early if something changes.

I figured I would still need to use an ND, it allows for a shorter duration exposure per image...interesting to see what will work best around something like the ocean, what will it take to really flatten out the water.


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Jan 11, 2017 08:03 |  #29151

mystik610 wrote in post #18240864 (external link)
trippy. Nice work with the abstracts lately Alfredo. You've got an eye for composition for sure.

Really appreciate it Carlo!




  
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Jan 11, 2017 10:56 |  #29152

digital_AM wrote in post #18240674 (external link)
Black and white and abstract. Geez, what's going on in my head lately? :-P

This one looks best if you step back a few feet.

"Lanes"

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Love this abstract stuff you've been posting. You've got a great eye for it. Hell, everything you post is amazing to me. I really want to learn how to shoot those BWVISION Fine Art B&W JT pics you produce. I just recently got his videos. The only problem is I only have a FE 28 for my widest lens since I'm more of a portrait guy due to my kids. Those B&W Fine Art shots really speak to me though and I want to learn how to shoot them. I know it involves ND Filters and stuff and I don't even know if my FE 28 can take filters. I've tried shooting some landscape stuff recently and learning Luminosity masks but it's something I don't normally do so I need to practice. Would love to produce some of the stuff you, David Arb, TRhoads and everyone else on this board manage to produce for landscapes/architectur​al work one day.




  
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Jan 11, 2017 12:01 |  #29153

cc1995 wrote in post #18240998 (external link)
Love this abstract stuff you've been posting. You've got a great eye for it. Hell, everything you post is amazing to me. I really want to learn how to shoot those BWVISION Fine Art B&W JT pics you produce. I just recently got his videos. The only problem is I only have a FE 28 for my widest lens since I'm more of a portrait guy due to my kids. Those B&W Fine Art shots really speak to me though and I want to learn how to shoot them. I know it involves ND Filters and stuff and I don't even know if my FE 28 can take filters. I've tried shooting some landscape stuff recently and learning Luminosity masks but it's something I don't normally do so I need to practice. Would love to produce some of the stuff you, David Arb, TRhoads and everyone else on this board manage to produce for landscapes/architectur​al work one day.

Thank you very much. That's so nice of you. I love black-and-white especially long exposure just like you do. I love Joel T's work! His vision and creativity really inspire me. Your FE 28 should be able to take filters. I need to check on the filter thread size. I would invest in a 16-35 zoom for your landscapes and cityscape images. 28mm is not wide enough typically. You can however still use it to get more of the scene in your image. It just depends on the scene.

You'll get there with the technical aspect. It just takes lots of practice. I started in 2010 and have progressively gotten better on finding compositions, finding the light and the techniques in post processing. I would recommend looking at YouTube for some great free training. Getting Joel's B&W videos is a great step. Study the world around you. Look at how light falls on building and landscapes. Study color theory. I spend about 3 hours every night learning, watching, editing, and practicing.




  
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Jan 11, 2017 15:27 |  #29154

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Jan 11, 2017 15:32 |  #29155

Zeiss Loxia 21mm orientation/learning..

Learning to use this lens seemed fairly "easy" to begin with but when peeping, it was clear I had a lot more to learn. Early tests were done in dark places however any place in the weather we've had has been dark .

This lens is absolutely excellent IF you nail focus but as I wasn't achieving that on the A7RII, I had to slow down and eventually realise that the focus throw was very, very small and quite often a few fractions of an inch on the focusing ring made a world of difference.
As this is the widest lens I have ever used it became an exercise in managing my expectations, and for sure I haven't managed yet to manage them :-)

Using MF Assist is imperative with this lens and further MF magnification is invaluable too. As said, not being experienced with UWA for what interests me my early findings are that a) MF Assist is better wide open in say a dark space such as a church interior and b) stopping down if front to back focus is required and - in my case - the use of a tripod was required to obviate Hi ISO-noise.

This may not in the slightest be a surprise to all the peeps in the know, so I'm aiming this post at folks who are thinking of going wide, not the members here who do this every day with much wider lenses ;-)a
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Jan 11, 2017 15:54 |  #29156

Jamie, the folks on FM forum using this lens either focus at the infinity hard stop or a slight turn back from the infinity hardstop for maximum sharpness. This is for landscape shooting f/5.6-f/11 range. Might be worth a try.


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Jan 11, 2017 16:42 |  #29157

Eddie and Jamie, that's how I focus manually with the Lox 21. Go to the hard stop and nudge it back just a bit. I typically land between the infinity symbol. This is for f8 and up.




  
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Jan 11, 2017 17:45 |  #29158

I use my Lox 21 at 2.8 all the time.... not for the landscape but for lots of other shots. It is best at 8-11 for landscape but not a bad jack of all trades lower.

Just opened the 70-200 2.8 Loaner...... DAMN that GM lens is heavy... not big.... HEAVY


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Jan 11, 2017 17:51 |  #29159
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