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Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by bentleya, 25 Jul 2009.

  1. fabler

    fabler What's a Dremel?

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    Yesterday I saw Lamborghini Galardo first time in my life. Couldn't take a snap. :(
     
  2. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Love the shots, I really do. The car is an absolute beaut!

    Quick question though, do you use the autofocus for shots like this or manual?
     
  3. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    AF. Manual on a 50D's viewfinder is a nightmare.
     
  4. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    Always continuous AF for moving subjects. There's no way you'd be able to manually focus quick enough on a car moving at that speed, let alone maintain focus as it's moving.
     
  5. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Also true, yes. It was doing an easy 80mph (note how other cars moving in the same direction are nevertheless blurred).

    My Tamron doesn't like continuous AF though, so I just one shot AF and get acceptable results.
     
  6. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Some toys at the beach:
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    Toys by angad84, on Flickr

    I'm posting this large because as a panorama, it would look really shabby if it was only 640px wide :p You can click through to see it 13000px wide!
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    The Last Rays of the Sun by angad84, on Flickr

    They're... crap. But they're what I got uploaded today. Working on a HUGE bunch of shots I did for my friends and roommates. Hopefully get some good ones from there.
     
  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Quick'n'dirty shot I took for a friend, rather liked it.

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    Seksi by angad84, on Flickr
     
  8. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    There's something about #2 that I just really like.
     
  10. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, I really like it too, just can't put my finger on what it is I really like about it, but its a loverly shot.


    Was trying to replicate a portrait I'd seen online, which was a low light portrait with bokeh highlights on the dress done with freelensing, but trying to use a brighter setup. Not completely happy with it, think the low light helps hide the focus issues a lot better than mine.
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    Louise 1 freelense by whisperwolf, on Flickr
     
  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Looked up freelnsing - seems like an interesting technique. Going to give it a shot along with the Brenizer technique when I have some time and a person willing to pose for me.

    Your shot's great btw. I don't know what you wanted it to look like but I like it nonetheless.
     
  12. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf What's a Dremel?

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    amusingly enough it was one of Brenizer's shots
     
  13. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Hah, fancy that!
     
  14. PBear23

    PBear23 What's a Dremel?

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  15. JazzXP

    JazzXP Eh! Steve

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    I love the lighting in this one. Needs just a touch (not much) of fill on the top of the head (so the glasses aren't totally dark on that top edge) and it'd be perfect I reckon.
     
  16. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Thanks Jazz. I don't know how to get fill on just a part of the picture. When I mess with it in Camera Raw or LR3, it looks like crap :p

    Last Friday the United Arab Society put on a 'culture show' and a lot of my friends were either performing or organizing, so I was sort of shanghaied into going. It turned out to be great, I met loads of new people, ate great food and had a chance to try something new photographically.

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    Arab Rap by angad84, on Flickr

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    Moose Playing the Oud by angad84, on Flickr

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    Moose and Esteban by angad84, on Flickr

    PS: I can now empathize with Eddie - mic stands are EVIL!
     
  17. veato

    veato I should be working

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    (In the spirit of Lomo) Fujifilm Silvi F2.8 with Fujifilm Neopan 1600 film
    Slight cheat though with the digital focal point edit

    Warwick Castle
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  18. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    What the f**k? I just got done learning tilt-shift fakery and you upload this? Maybe there is a God and he's a fan of coincidence.

    Nice shot :)
     
  19. llamafur

    llamafur WaterCooled fool

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  20. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Went to Helsinki just to see and experience the IIHF-world champion 2011-celebration. Haven't had time to check all the photos I took, but I just came across this one which I'm really happy about:

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    That's 100k people on the background, which is a LOT in Finland...
     

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