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 Post subject: "1 Month Into" Shots
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:16 pm 
Hello all... New dSLR user here... My D40 is less than a month old ^^.

Anyways wanna get some pointers from masters here on some shots I made...

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I seem to misplace the RAW for this one and I truly forgot the EXIF... It's a night shot with a spot light above the statue w/o flash.

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ISO 200 f 5.6 EXP -0.67 AWB Indoor w/slow flash

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Misplaced RAW too... Indoor w/o flash

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ISO 200 f 6.3 1/160 manual WB in PS outdoor no flash

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ISO 200 f 4.8 1/320 manual WB in PS outdoor no flash

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ISO 360 f 3.5 1/160 manual WB in PS indoor no flash early evening

finally... my feeble attempt at freezing droplets... which clearly sucks... pointers pls...

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Pls comment and give pointers... Thank you...


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 Post subject: Re: "1 Month Into" Shots
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:31 pm 
nevide wrote:
finally... my feeble attempt at freezing droplets... which clearly sucks... pointers pls...


You've managed to freeze the droplets just fine. :) What you need to do now is try to find a more interesting composition. It can be very easy to do. I took this shot a few months back by setting up an oven dish in the kitchen with water in it. I filled the dish to about half-way and dropped water into it using a straw. Then all you gotta do is press the shutter at the right time! (It will take a while; this is one of about 10 good ones out of 250! :D) Water drops make some amazing shapes so all you've got to do is experiment. :)

Good luck!

Mark


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:40 pm 
wow that shot is insanely good... I guess you just have to expand your view on things huh? Very nice...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:53 pm 
Yup! A good shot can be made of almost anything.

Mark


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Loving the third and second to last shot. Very nice use of lighting.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:36 am 
I have an idea I just thought of. Never tried before, don't know if its plausible but I'll share it anyway.

Put the camera directly below the shower head, pointing upwards towards the showerhead (switch the water off first though!) and then put a very wide piece of plastic right on top of the lens. Switch the water flow on and snap a picture. This way you can get a picture coming "right down on top of you" without getting your camera wet.

May sound dumb but its realllyyyy DIY for non-waterproof cameras.

SnS 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:49 am 
Sounds a bit risky to me. :lol:

Mark


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:06 pm 
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If you manage to this this I'd love to see the shots... I too think it's a but risky for me... Haha!


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 Post subject: Re: "1 Month Into" Shots
PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 2:52 pm 
Markh wrote:
nevide wrote:
finally... my feeble attempt at freezing droplets... which clearly sucks... pointers pls...


You've managed to freeze the droplets just fine. :) What you need to do now is try to find a more interesting composition. It can be very easy to do. I took this shot a few months back by setting up an oven dish in the kitchen with water in it. I filled the dish to about half-way and dropped water into it using a straw. Then all you gotta do is press the shutter at the right time! (It will take a while; this is one of about 10 good ones out of 250! :D) Water drops make some amazing shapes so all you've got to do is experiment. :)

Good luck!

Mark


You could also try more interesting liquids... for example drops of milk into a cup of black coffee might produce some interesting results... but it's probably best to try this after u've practiced a little... you will need a lot of cups of coffee.... :D


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