Photography IV

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  1. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    So. This is an older shot that i'm thinking of entering into a competition for candid portraits. (and by older I mean, like, two months.)

    Any feedback?

    (i thought this would be a good way to start photo IV)

    Also. if you have any candid shots of people... Share 'em!
     

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  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    great shot moxie....catching the wings open on the homeless guy is great....did it take a lot of tries or did you get lucky?

    And how far away were you from the subject?

    D
     
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  4. Moxiemike thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I was pretty far away. Shot at 150mm (effectively 225 on the d100).

    And yea. I took about 14 shots. i Was at the corner of the street and he was about mid-block. I just dunno how to figure out a distance.

    But yea. It was "one of those things" that you just NEED to shoot.
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    they have a tendency to get a little too big and then its image overload...so by splitting them up we don't end up with one thread with many 100s of pics. Easier to go back and find them, too...

    Moxie: yeah, I figured you had to be far enough away so you didn't influence the scene. Nice job.

    D
     
  6. Moxiemike thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. It's one of those shot's i'm proud of not because it's super crisp, or technically perfect but because it does it's job communicating
     
  7. Blackhawk macrumors member

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    Re: Photography IV

    MM. I agree with MR. A that is a great shot, what film speed are you using, and is that a true black & white film your using or is this PS.
     
  8. Moxiemike thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Re: Re: Photography IV

    You guess. :) i'm curious to see what you think.
     
  9. Blackhawk macrumors member

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    Re: Re: Re: Photography IV

    MM.
    Well if I had to guess, since this is a digital camera you would most likely select the the black & white option on this camera if it has one, if it doesn't it was mostly likely PS, but either way it is hard to tell the difference from a true B&W.
     
  10. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'm thinking is PS - adjustments,channel mixer - monochrome setting and manually set.

    The reason is that if you shoot in B/W you're losing info. Its better to shoot in color and get 24 bits of information and convert to 8 bit B/W in post.

    D
     
  11. Moxiemike thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Bingo. Precisely why DSLRs don't have a BW option. You just shooot in 16bit RAW mode, pick a channl (rgb) and adjust levels of that channel for contrast.

    I shot this at ISO800 so i'd have some grain and added a bit with the noise feature in PS once I made the image grayscale (and kept only the color channel i wanted).

    If you practice, you can make nice, filmlike, bw's with PS.
     
  12. Blackhawk macrumors member

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    MM.

    I not at that level yet with PS, I'm stiil in the newbie stage as I've just begun to use this application. It is great though to see what can be accomplished with this app. as evident from this photography forum.
     
  13. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    orchid... taken at smithsonian
     

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    nfl kickoff live concert in washington dc
     

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  16. Moxiemike thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Feel free to hit me up if you need any phootshop advice. been using it for YEARS now.

    (since version 2.0)

    :D

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  17. tazo macrumors 68040

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    can we all decide on an arbitrary number to start a new photography thread at? much easier...

    nice pic mike...

    btw mike, clear out ur pm box! ;)
     
  18. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    i'll take you up on that. macbandit or somebody had said that there is an option in photoshop to rotate an image based on a line on the image that you define--in other words, you can draw a line that is not level in the image (that you want to be level), and it will rotate the image properly to make it level. do you know how to do this?
     
  19. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Use the measure tool (under the eyedropper) and drag along a line you know should be straight vertically or horizontally in the shot (building, tree, road, etc).

    Then go to Image>Rotate canvas>Arbitrary... The angle value from the measure tool will be there for you, so all you have to do is click OK.
     
  20. Moxiemike thread starter macrumors 68020

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    indeed.

    There's a ruler tool. (measure. buried in the toolbox above the magnify glass. accessed by pressing shift+i until the ruler comes up)

    You want to select that, and "measure" the line that's not straight.

    Say it's off 3 degrees.

    Then you go to image-> rotate canvas -> arbitrary.

    It'll take that measurements invers (in his case -3 degrees) and rotate the image. Voila!
     
  21. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    boy, you kids really are eager beavers when is comes to giving out PS advice, eh?
     
  22. Moxiemike thread starter macrumors 68020

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    haha. yes that came in stereo. ;)
     
  23. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    That really is a great shot there moxie. It's already been said, but that bird makes it I feel. ;)

    gwuMACaddict...u got some nice ones here yourself. I love DC, and it's so nice to see what u are posting. Makes me wish I was back there. :)
     
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    thanks... dc lends itself really well to photography. if anyone has any suggestions i would love to hear them... always trying to improve...
     
  25. Moxiemike thread starter macrumors 68020

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    provided you don't use a tripod. :rolleyes:

    right mr. a?
     
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