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

  1. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    The shaking was awful not just from the weight but even just breathing in to hard caused it to go all over the place and I'm fully intending on taking it out but its been raining on and off over the past few days (to be fair its cumbria. It's always raining)
     
  2. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Come and join my Flickr group. You've got to post one photo each week that meets the posted topic. It started at the beginning of the year but multiple uploads are currently allowed as some people (myself included!) need to catch up. The topics so far are:
    • Animal Kingdom
    • Liquid
    • Shadows
    • Monochrome
    • Technology
    • Food
    • Wheels
    • Wood
    • Weather
    • Architecture
    • Portrait
    • Close Up
    • Inspired By The Movies
    • Vice
    • The Colour Green
    https://www.flickr.com/groups/52project2018/

    Some examples from me:

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    Love Books
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  3. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    I decided to play around with photographing things in doors seeing as its still raining. Here's the zombie on my zombie dice box.

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  4. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    I've been messing around with adaptors and filters.

    I had some thing called a male to male coupler turn up this morning so I connected to lens together one on the camera facing the right way and one connected to the first lens.

    I got this as a result I sort of like it. There's something almost like peeking through a keyhole about it.

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  5. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    I bought myself some cheap macro bellows going to take a little while but I can see myself being able to get some good results with them. Here's the first try using them outside was a mistake the barest hint of a breeze and the image started to go out of focus.

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  6. stuartpb

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    I've not had a whole lot of experience with using off machine flash lighting, so I've been looking for mini projects to get some experience. I saw a tutorial on smoke photography so I thought I'd have a crack at it. I used a table lamp to light the smoke from an incense stick so I could focus on it and a a single flash gun with a DIY'ed barndoor attached (made from card and an envelope), with a black background. These are a few of the shots I took.[​IMG]

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    EDIT: Got bored of smoke, so turned to water drop collisions :)

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    I'm going to expand on the set up, by thickening the water up and also using food colourings and different coloured backgrounds. Capturing the water drops colliding is a real pain in the arse but I love the result!
     
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    Had another go at the water drop photography last night. The idea is to capture two water drops colliding, I use an electronic water dropper, where I can set the drop size and delay. It drops two or more drops with a delay from the first to the second. After the drops have been despatched, the dropper then fires the camera, which in turn fires the flash. So you have to mess around with the delay settings, first to get a drop that's hit the water and formed a column, then the second drop hits the top of that column.

    Finally you set another delay on when the camera will fire. You use low power (1/32 or 1/64 works well) on the flash gun to freeze the action, with the camera in bulb mode and using manual focus. It works better in a dark room. It sounds technical and it feels it :) You're dealing with milliseconds timings so any adjustments are minuscule. For the below image I used a gift bag that was covered in glitter and shiny paper as the background, with the flash aimed at it and not the water. It gave a nice bokeh effect which I quite like.

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  8. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I really, really like that shot. Superb :thumb:

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  9. WarrenJ

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    May i offer my constructive critisism? For this shot I would have increased my depth of field and and refocussed. It's a great start however and I look forward to seeing more, I really enjoy waterdrop photography.
     
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    Thanks Warren, criticism always welcome. I was already firing on f13 but because it was a macro lens I lost the depth of field. I could have gone higher but as I only had 1 flash gun at hand I would have started to lose too much light or would have had to increase the ISO to compensate, resulting in introducing more noise. I think I'm going to try another lens next time.
     
  11. WarrenJ

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    I'm going to have to experiment tonight to see what results can be achieved with a single flash (i've always used two). I'll post some results later tonight, it would be grea to discuss different techniques.
     
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    Definitely, looking forward to seeing some images.
     
  13. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    Blurring is due to me taking the shot handheld

    Taken with a Canon 350D, Tamron 80-210 CF Tele Macro (using a Tamron to EOS adapter) with the aperture set to 3.8/4 at least thats what it says on the aperture ring? I think it means 4 zoomed all the way in with a 13mm, 31mm and 21mm extension tube stacked on. Basically I was playing with the extension tubes [​IMG]:)

    I was about 3 or 4 feet away when the shot was taken.

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    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    I went out the other morning to try and work out how to take early morning reflections in the water and to catch the colours of the sunrise.

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    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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