Please tell me what's your secret to take such incredible pics
Do you have a web page where you explain your technic ?
If no, please write one !
Thanks yb98, no i don't have a web page at the monment, right now i've got a bit happening and theres not that many hours in the day to do everything i want to do, but in a couple of weeks i will sort some out, but in brief heres what i do-
-Shoot in Raw ( do most of my colour adjustments before converting to jpeg, and don't sharpen any in raw)
- Camera settings are normally around ISO100-ISO200, F8-F13, 1/200sec-1/250sec, and use the canon 580ex flash, settings 0 to -1 with home made diffuser, here link for itwww.diyphotography.net/homestudio/cheap-diy-flash-mounted-softbox
And take lots of shots with the same compo but with different settings and try new things out.
I veiw the histogram, and only use the lcd screen on the camera as a very rough guild, ( for example- you painted a wall, from a distance to looks perfect, but up close you can see the paint strokes, etc, and so with the wee lcd screen on the camera, the shot may look good but when you load it onto your computer you see the ture shot)
Heres a links which i found very usefulwww.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/understanding-series/understanding-histograms.shtml
- I take my shots hand held or with a bean pole, and with using the bean pole i've notice a very big improvement. (thanks Brian, great idea)
- with P and P i have not got a set way of doing anything, but i find that its better to adjust things just a fraction, than a lot, and i normally sharpen twice, a little bit first time and then to your likeing once you've done everything that you've wanted to.
And heres a link to Brian's tips, which i've learn't so much from
Hope this helps a little, will put something a little better together in the next flew weeks when time allows, as i'm not a good one to put pen to paper (as they say)