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Jul 09, 2011 15:52 |  #1

So, I've spent the last year and a half really working on portraiture, off camera flash, and honing in on taking pretty good people pictures.

Having just gone full-frame, I realized i had a golden opportunity to play around with my 17-40 f4L and realize what a true UWA was about on a FF camera. Gotta admit, I'm a little overwhelmed and excited!

I feel like it opens up a whole new realm of possibilities, but at the same token a whole new aspect of shooting to learn.

This is going to be fun. :)

Any pointers?

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Jul 09, 2011 15:55 |  #2

Great shot just looks like a bit to much sky




  
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Jul 09, 2011 16:06 |  #3

Remember, objects in viewfinder are closer than they appear. Don't take that 5D for a swim. ;)




  
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Jul 09, 2011 17:53 |  #4

Thanks for the tip Frick. Mike, LOL. You are too much. Trust me, not going near that edge after some of the horror stories I've heard here. Lol


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Jul 09, 2011 18:02 |  #5

WA and UWA composition is a challenge for me.
You really need to pay attention to what is in foreground, middle-ground and background.
Take a walk with a WA or UWA mounted on a FF and see how many pictures you take.
It's a great challenge.


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Jul 09, 2011 18:09 |  #6

windpig wrote in post #12731264 (external link)
WA and UWA composition is a challenge for me.
You really need to pay attention to what is in foreground, middle-ground and background.
Take a walk with a WA or UWA mounted on a FF and see how many pictures you take.
It's a great challenge.

That is a challenge. Its always "too much sky", "too much dirt", or "look, shoes!"




  
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Jul 09, 2011 18:11 |  #7

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That is a challenge. Its always "too much sky", "too much dirt", or "look, shoes!"

Shoes and my shadow:rolleyes:


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Jul 09, 2011 19:40 |  #8

windpig wrote in post #12731297 (external link)
Shoes and my shadow:rolleyes:

Ever shot with a 15mm fisheye in the late afternoon? With a 180 degree field of view, its almost a guarantee of having either the sun or your own long shadow in the frame, or both.




  
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Jul 09, 2011 19:58 |  #9

mike_d wrote in post #12731627 (external link)
Ever shot with a 15mm fisheye in the late afternoon? With a 180 degree field of view, its almost a guarantee of having either the sun or your own long shadow in the frame, or both.

I've not shot a fish eye, I can imagine it gets a little problematic in those circumstances.


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Jul 12, 2011 08:20 |  #10

Never shot with a fisheye either. Think it would be interesting though. Have actually debated ditching the 17-40 for a 15mm f2.8 fisheye. I have the 24-70 f2.8L, so only really use the 17-40 on the wide end...


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Jul 12, 2011 09:23 |  #11

And watch the horizontal axis too, your picture seems needed to be corrected 1 degree counter clockwise.


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Jul 12, 2011 09:35 |  #12

KVN Photo wrote in post #12744939 (external link)
And watch the horizontal axis too, your picture seems needed to be corrected 1 degree counter clockwise.

Thanks for the heads up. :)


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Jul 12, 2011 09:46 |  #13

I have the 15mm f2.8 fisheye and it's great fun. But, it is a specialty lens and only gets used for a handful of shots at a time.


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Jul 12, 2011 12:30 |  #14

KVN Photo wrote in post #12744939 (external link)
And watch the horizontal axis too, your picture seems needed to be corrected 1 degree counter clockwise.

1 degree... Seriously?

As for shadows, you can make them part of the picture, like this self-portrait of sorts: :)

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Jul 12, 2011 12:38 |  #15

Thats beautiful. How long of an exposure if you dont mind me asking? Natural light, or was flash involved?

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1 degree... Seriously?

As for shadows, you can make them part of the picture, like this self-portrait of sorts: :)

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