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 Post subject: New Photos (Updated 7/14/13)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:54 am 
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Some samples of my work:
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I finally took out my dSLR from its dust-collecting duty after a long, long time and put my PS to good use.

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 Post subject: Re: New Photos
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New Photos
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:33 am 
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Awesome hoodie and overall picture quality homie. I've started taking pictures with my Nexus 4 lol (8 MP isn't that bad though) but I can't seem to nail a nice HDR picture. They always end up blurry because of how you have to hold your camera straight for a few seconds. how 2 do gud hdr?

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 Post subject: Re: New Photos
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:37 pm 
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Thanks. He got those off a Korean clothing website. Only the wooden earth-tone katana is mine. :P

There are several ways to go about it. The easiest (and best, in most cases) is to shoot in RAW+JPEG format. RAW allows you to have all the exposures you need for a good HDR photo without having to take more than 1 shot. This is very useful for moving subjects and portraits. If you're doing a landscape with a minimum amount of moving subjects (boats, people, etc), tripods and shutter remotes come in very handy. If not, that's fine. A great way to get the 3 (or more) successive shots you need is to go with the shutter drive mode, if the feature is available in your camera. Drive mode allows you to lessen the lag time between photos from a few seconds to a fraction of 1. There will be some ghosting in the photo if you're pixel-peeping but that's how I did my first HDR photos and it worked out pretty well for me. Most people go for -3EV, 0EV, +3EV so they can really bring out the more surreal details in a scene but a 2EV difference does the job for me. You can also work with more exposure levels if you want.

There are also cameras with built-in HDR modes (point-and-shoots and SLRs) with different presets if you want a quick job with the photo.

Personally, I'm content with single-shot RAW format (-2EV ~ 0EV) and simply tweaking the elements so I get a ghosting-free, sharp, crisp photo.

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 Post subject: Re: New Photos
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Thanks for the tips. Sadly I only got my Nexus 4 to work with. :(

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 Post subject: Re: New Photos
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That's ok. Landscape photos with a tripod or any stable flat surface would suffice. But you still need to be able to get multiple EVs.

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 Post subject: Re: New Photos (Updated 7/14/13)
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Update. Breathe some life into this dead wasteland of a section =p

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 Post subject: Re: New Photos (Updated 7/14/13)
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Digital Camera + B&W just doesn't work men :<
The graininess makes it look bad.

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 Post subject: Re: New Photos (Updated 7/14/13)
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Grain is actually okay with B&W. Digital noise is what kills it. I gave my K1000 to my young cousin who just started photography so I can't shoot film anymore (until I buy another 1 from ebay lol) but when I do, I always go for slightly grainy quality.

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 Post subject: Re: New Photos (Updated 7/14/13)
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Yeah, digital noise is what I meant. Didn't know the specific term for it.

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