How do you get this effect?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cleanup, Mar 24, 2010.

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    cleanup

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    That sort of bloom, not-overly-bright light source sort of thing... what sort of light source is being used here? Anyone know?

    or am i overthinking it and its just a vignette?

    Is there a cheap way of doing this? :p
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    A diffuser on a flash?
     
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    TuffLuffJimmy

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    A defuser on a flash and a full frame sensor with a crop sensor lens.

    Or you could use a flash and add a vignette in Photoshop, Aperture or LightRoom.
     
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    MattSepeta

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    Photoshop

    Probably photoshop. Or a UWA like the 10-22 set at 10mm.

    BTW....

    BITCHIN BIKE!!!! i want....
     
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    I vote post processed, I have never seen vignetting that bad out of a lens. Check out the yellow line on the rear tire, it almost goes black along the left edge. I am on a terrible monitor, but it looks like the vignette is slightly masked around the wheels (just outside of the tires seems to be a lighter halo).
     
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    stagi

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    Do you have an example, there are no photos on your post?
     
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    M-5

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    He does, but it seems to be taking a while to load. Here's the photo:
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    stagi

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    thanks! Best way to tell light source is looking at the shadows, this light is coming from right above the camera and is pretty boring light. i would say they just used a flash on camera
     
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    cleanup

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    I'm guessing it's a diffuser on a flash + a vignette in Nik Effects or something.

    Thanks guys! :)

    Gotta save up for a proper flash and diffuser... I've heard good things about the Gary Fong Lightsphere, but isn't there any easy way to make a diffuser?
     
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    Check out "A better bounce card", there are a number of diy solutions and it works quite well.
     

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