Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:15 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Vote for your favourite photo!
Poll ended at Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:38 am
jeremy1302 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
thestig2010 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
mikeroch 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
shallowlife 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Oleg 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
jbaptista 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
jkstacey 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
MrKman 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
AL 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
WestCoast 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
popo 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Lensbaby 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
maxjj 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
seattlesteve 15%  15%  [ 7 ]
GCJ 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
tonypgst 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
MoreBravo 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Aaronalexa05 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
TravisD 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
djfsolo 17%  17%  [ 8 ]
darthkindy 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
bakica 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
naeno 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
janern 11%  11%  [ 5 ]
Don.Homer 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
Michael Cafferkey 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Trevor Harris 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 46
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:22 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:30 pm
Posts: 6953
Location: The Netherlands, Ridderkerk
MARCH 22ND - Poll closed. Congratulation to djfsolo for winning this On Assignment!

MARCH 1ST - Submissions closed, vote for your favourite!


Hi everyone! Welcome to February's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "high key", as suggested by daisy who won the December 2010 competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.

In daisy's own words:
    "The task for February is HIGH KEY. Any subject is acceptable so long as it conforms to the style and technique. You can look up definitions online but my ‘take’ on High Key photography is that a full range of tones from the lightest to full black must appear somewhere in the picture with the lighter end of the tonal spectrum dominating; areas of black should be minimal but certainly present. Perfect lighting and precise exposure will be necessary to retain texture throughout the tonal range and to achieve subtlety of contrast between the full range of shades. Imagine a blonde girl in a white brocade wedding dress holding a bouquet of white flowers in a white room,.. but a misty landscape could work too, or a suitable still-life subject … anything you choose. This need not necessarily become a monochrome exercise, colour images should be submitted so long as they remain within the spirit of the idea.

    RULES: Image size 1024 pixels maximum (or smaller but with a link to a larger off-site image if you so choose), shot during February. Lighting: I would like to think that an amateur using bedsheet reflectors and tissue paper diffusers could match the efforts of a semi-professional with all the studio bounce-flash, diffuser screens, lighting stands and backgrounds that that environment provides, and that credit might be given accordingly come voting time. Please describe your lighting set-up in your technical notes. Minimal post processing please and certainly nothing intrusive… try to get the image as perfect as possible actually in the camera. Append descriptive notes on the subject and composition if you wish and please describe equipment used and techniques employed."


The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during February 2011. Photos taken earlier will be disqualified!

2: All images submitted must be no more than 1024 pixels on their longest side, although you can include a link to a full resolution version if you like. Flickr users must link back to the original version to comply with its latest rules.

As always, please exercise good judgement on what is suitable for the forum. Keep it clean and family-friendly or it'll be removed. See the Forum Rules for guides.

Please include a sentence or two with your photo describing what you were trying to achieve and if there were any particular challenges in doing so like, for example, any special exposure or lighting setup.

We're all enthusiasts here, so it's also great to see what equipment you used and the settings too. So please also include the following:

Camera Model:
Lens and focal length:
Aperture:
Shutter Speed:
Sensitivity:
Post processing:

Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 28th February 2011. The final poll will follow.

Please remember this thread is for submissions only. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in the February 2011 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!

- Bjorn -

_________________
Street and documentary photographer | Google+ | Twitter

Leica M9-P (my article on Camera Labs) | Leica D-Lux 5 | 50mm Summilux


Last edited by Bjorn van Sinttruije on Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:48 am, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:18 pm 
Ill start off proceedings then

Image

Nikon D5000 at ISO 200
35mm at f1.8
Processing: Desaturating, adding contrast, adding grainy effect


Top
  
 
 Post subject: <3 Film
PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:25 pm 
Image

Waves at Discovery Park, Seattle, WA - Shot with 35mm Fuji Velvia 100 Slide Film (shot, processed, scanned all on Feb 1)

In the midst of the standard rainy Washington winter, there was an afternoon of sunshine and a glorious sunset off one of the few desolate beaches near Seattle. It was my first time shooting slide (color reversal) film, and I was stunned to discover I shot this!

Camera Model: Nikon N75
Lens and focal length: Nikkor 50mm f1.8
Aperture: f8 (approx)
Shutter Speed: 1/250 (approx)
Sensitivity: 100
Post processing: very very very small changes to tone curve


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 9:48 am
Posts: 117
Location: Lochinver. Sutherland. UK
WAVE EDGE & SAND PATTERNS
Mirissa beach Sri Lanka... natural light, high thin cloud diffusing the sunlight to produce flat lighting.

Image

LARGER VERSION click here http://tinyurl.com/6y6nvar

Canon Powershot G10. ISO 200 "P" setting, overexposed 1 stop.
Post Processing: Crop, Sharpen, desaturated 50%, resize.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:54 am 
Image


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:32 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:28 pm
Posts: 40
JASMINE FLOWERS.

I've never done High Key before so this is a first. These flowers fell from the tree near my cottage this morning and solved my problem. I prayed for a suitably black insect to crawl across them but none obliged, so no pure blacks in this shot!

Image

Available light, diffused by thin cloud. EOS350D 18-55mm ISO200 1/125th @ f.5.6

Post processing: pull curves a little at the light end of the spectrum, crop, sharpen, reduce in size.

Editing: Smaller image replaces earlier one.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Rabe
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:48 am
Posts: 169
Location: city of Kursk Russia
Image

Canon XSi

Cosina 100-400

Shutter Speed:1/128S
f 5,6
fl 400mm
Post processing: PS

_________________
Best wishes, Oleg


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:11 am 
Image


Nikon D50
ISO 200
F 3.3
Processing: Desaturating, more contrast
Light: Natural Light + Flash SB-600 M 1/32 at 14mm
Nikon Af 50mm F1.8


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:02 pm
Posts: 266
Location: Wales
Rest Bay Silver Surfer.

Image

Camera Nikon D3100
Exposure 1/2500 sec
Aperture f/6.3
Focal Length 240 mm
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias +1/3 EV
PP Lightroom Mono with slight blue filter.

_________________
"I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order" - Eric Morecambe
________________________________________
D7000 and too many lenses.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:57 pm
Posts: 121
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
"You're Mine!"

Happy Valentine's folks...

Image

Canon EOS 40D | Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
38mm | f/2.8 | ISO 400 | 1/400s | EB +0.3 step

Window light to camera right with white poster board as reflector to camera left

PP: Slight curve adjustment

_________________
MrKman | website
Canon EOS 5D II + PowerShot G12
Samyang 14 f/2.8 + Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 + Samyang 35 f/1.4 + Sigma 70-200 f/2.8
Yungnuo YN560 + YN560ii (x2) + Cactus V4

WISHLIST: 300 f/2.8
FORMER: Canon 5D + 40D + 450D + 18-55mm + 28-135mm + 50 f/1.4 + 100 f/2.0


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:04 am
Posts: 260
Location: Hampshire, UK
Orchids.

Image

Camera - Nikon D300S
Exposure - 8 Secs
Aperture - f/11.0
Focal Length - 70 mm
ISO Speed - 100
Exposure Bias - "-1/3 EV"
PP - Slight Sharpening, rubbed out a small stem from the main branch

_________________
Nikon D300S
My Photography Website
My Flickr


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed May 14, 2008 4:07 am
Posts: 1012
Location: North of the 49th parallel
Not the best example, but regardless ...

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 12:48 pm
Posts: 8022
Location: UK
Image
White Lily

Camera Model: Canon 7D
Lens and focal length: Zeiss 50mm f/2 makro
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/200s
Sensitivity: ISO100
Post processing: Slight tweaks to levels, curves, WB adjust.
Lighting: two continuous diffuse lights, placed about 45 degrees either side in front of her. Normal room lighting also, but probably too weak to be significant.
Setup problems: White wall is some 6 inches behind her so it was difficult to adjust the position preventing shadows and to defocus it out to prevent a coarse texture. The continuous lights seem to have a high frequency flicker, that shows up as variations in brightness and colour when using a fast shutter. If I was doing this more seriously, I'd get a nice ND filter to increase the shutter time to at least one mains cycle (1/50) or longer multiple. The light stand legs and camera tripod also decided they wanted to be in the same space as each other.
Other problems: her hair is impossible to manage!

_________________
Canon DSLRs: 7D, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 28-80 V, 70-300L, 100-400L, TS-E 24/3.5L, MP-E 65, EF-S 15-85 IS
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS, Celestron 1325/13
Tinies: Sony HX9V.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:56 pm
Posts: 268
Location: Arkansas
Exposure 1/80
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 50mm
Horrible ISO 800 forgot to reset that!

Shot against white sheet pushpined to the wall, 2 small lights facing background, slave flash on tripod facing subject's back, pull up flash on camera active. Not perfect, but best I could do without a model. Tinkered with brightness and contrast, used softening filter.

Image
Camera Labs High Key by Elmore Photography, on Flickr

_________________
Sony Alpha 700, Minolta 70-210 f/4 and some other stuff


Last edited by Lensbaby on Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:04 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:01 am
Posts: 1164
Location: bit east of Melbourne
couldn`t think of a subject for this, until I looked at or should I say wife`s dog. Its a Chinese crested powder puff. :oops:
100 macro at 5.6 and 1/125 iso 100 oops forgot to mention exposure +1
cropped in photoshop.

Image

_________________
Canon Powershot S95, Canon 6D,7D, Canon 40 2.8 STM, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Canon 17-40 L, Canon 15-85, Canon 85 1.8, Sigma 30 1.4, 50mm 1.8, Canon 100 2.8L Macro, Canon 70-300L +Kenko 1.4 Pro 300DGX, Canon 430EX II and RS 4 Classic


Last edited by maxjj on Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 31 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group