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Very nice shots Paul

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Post by pah43 »

I actually took the camera out this week - we had a couple of foggy mornings so went looking to see what I could get, the sun was nicely low down so some nice effects, lots of spiderwebs around too.
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Nice ones Paul. Love the web, but where's the spider? :D
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This week our local portrait group met in Onslows studio for our monthly meet. We had a great time experimenting with multiple exposures in portraits, we had a good laugh in the process. My new camera has this built in and I was keen to at least try it out - might never use it again but who knows its there and it has to be tested :D My aim was for a low key portrait in profile pose with if possible the models hair to be blended in the central part of the picture, this wish has caused me a few problems as that area got more light than the rest - some editing needed there :? Next time i will be looking for a degree of separation on this area. Im reasonably pleased with the result but I had a great night out anyway - thanks Onslow for the studio and Nickodian for being a lovely model 8):

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It's always fun to experiment.
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Yes i love experimenting :D I love looking through my gear to find out what bits I havent used, then I just have to have a go and make it work - just because! :lalala:

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Post by tsilva »

Hi Paul,
Sorry to take so long with an answer, afraid things went from bad to worse for me.

I hope this video answers some of your questions on how you can take 1 properly exposed image and with a few quick LR adjustments an turn it into the scene you saw.

[youtube]i5rQJ-MTJio[/youtube]

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Post by Wind »

I found that video very interesting Tony enjoyed the in depth tutorial of using a manual light meter of a scene. Raised more questions than answered but reinforced my current understanding. I found it conflicting that he was choosing to expose by adjusting his f stop. I have discussed this previously in depth with Onslow why would you want to compromise a soft image with a smaller aperture for a given scene. I would prefer to adjust shutter speed to expose the scene correctly for the chosen f stop. Found the use of the Hand held meter in an outdoor scene an unnecessary addition to an already overloaded equipment bag. By using your Histogram and ensuring no clipping off highlights and ensuring the highlights are pushed as far right as possible on the back of camera and making adjustments as necessary. Does this not achieve the same thing? I enjoyed his use of the grey card and spot metering will be giving that a try but that still does not change looking at the histogram and making the necessary adjustments.
Personally the HDR thing is very personal but for me I will only bother when I find either ends clipping on the histogram therefore with my Canon 5dmkiii I can easily afford at least a stop to 2 stops between images to make the difference worth it.

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Im a bit late this week, That discussion with the doctor i mentioned has taken place, ive been somewhat immobile for the past week or so BUT all is good - no serious long term damage - I have apparently damaged a tendon and its on the mend. Thanks Tony for the video - very interesting and a great reminder 8): As ive been out of action this weeks post is from the archive, Ive just bought the Mac program Affinity Photo and im sort of wading my way through it - it seems to be good so far - Ive still much to work through but as I like to remove unwanted objects from my pictures i have concentrated on that topic mostly so far. I took this shot on field trip with Onslow a while back, always like the image but all the power poles, cables, vehicles etc spoilt it for me so that made it a good one to practice on so ive posted the before and after.
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Nice clean-up job Paul.
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