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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 02:53 PM   #261
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I really like the composition and color in this shot. Nice work.
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When Im watching the news and my daughter walks in and choose to ask. Why were all those people on the floor, sleeping, covered in red? I told her, that they were looking for God, but found religion instead.
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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 11:42 PM   #263
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The orange and whie on the shrooms really pops out. Are those edible? I know nothing about them except the ones you can eat are tasty.
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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 11:45 PM   #264
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My first real attempt at a portrait:

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When Im watching the news and my daughter walks in and choose to ask. Why were all those people on the floor, sleeping, covered in red? I told her, that they were looking for God, but found religion instead.
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 04:13 AM   #265
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 10:44 AM   #266
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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 02:00 PM   #267
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It's a really nice picture but i'm afraid my eyes are perpetually drawn to the bottom left, out of the window rather than towards the girl which i think is what your aiming for.

I don't know much about this sort of thing but i think taking a photo of something that is the focus but is off centre is quite fiddly. It's a really nice picture though, i'd try and convince more models to pose for you if i were you.
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It's a really nice picture but i'm afraid my eyes are perpetually drawn to the bottom left, out of the window rather than towards the girl which i think is what your aiming for.

I don't know much about this sort of thing but i think taking a photo of something that is the focus but is off centre is quite fiddly. It's a really nice picture though, i'd try and convince more models to pose for you if i were you.
Thanks, I know it's not perfect. There is a lot that goes into shooting portraits that I know nothing about. I kind of like having her near the window like that because the POV is kind of interesting and having her at the edge ads some excitement to the photo. I am sure I have broken an ass ton of rules that 007Mike will bring up as soon as he sees it.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 12:34 AM   #269
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Thanks, I know it's not perfect. There is a lot that goes into shooting portraits that I know nothing about. I kind of like having her near the window like that because the POV is kind of interesting and having her at the edge ads some excitement to the photo. I am sure I have broken an ass ton of rules that 007Mike will bring up as soon as he sees it.
I think at the end of the day it's a good picture so you should like it I think. I just felt compelled for some reason o give some small critique. heh heh.
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If you hate "over-done" HDR, you're really going to hate these...

http://www.smallsrecords.com/art/gal...allery-hdr.htm

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http://www.smallsrecords.com/art/gal...allery-hdr.htm

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Yeah! Great photos, but totally ****ty HDR. So garbage.
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Oh my, this and a few other shots are amazing! Was this one taken with a long exposure and multiple flashes? Everything is so sharp!
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Oh my, this and a few other shots are amazing! Was this one taken with a long exposure and multiple flashes? Everything is so sharp!
I'm not sure you noticed, but all four guys on the subway steps are the same guy. I guess the exposures were long enough to get light trails
from the car lights.

All very nice "over-done" HDR.
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That's why I'm asking wether he used a flash to 'freeze' himself in the different positions, or just a stupidly long exposure to 'average out' his position.
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Here's some using a Canon X05 SLR Xsi - I am a newb with photography, but finding it fun:









Some really nice pictures posted in this thread, btw.
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That's why I'm asking wether he used a flash to 'freeze' himself in the different positions, or just a stupidly long exposure to 'average out' his position.
Hi all,

I'm Luke Kaven, the photographer that did these images. I'm glad you like this one of Chris Byars (who is a NY jazz saxophonist/composer/arranger).

This one is a composite of four HDR images, each one involving 3-5 exposures. The longest exposures are about 4 seconds. Practically speaking, the details of the face are covered by 2 of those exposures, so the key thing is to get those two sharp. Some of the images in the collection required a series of exposures adding up to almost a minute! No flash is used, and there are some interesting effects that you get from doing HDR in very low light (a kind of supersampling). Hunting for the right place and the right found lighting can take some patience. Of course a tripod was used to keep the camera in registration for all of the shots.

The overall sharpness comes from the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G lens. This is hands-down the most incredible ultrawide lens in the history of photography. It's designed to be optimal at the widest apertures, and it's extremely sharp from corner to corner. Here at 14mm it has a huge depth of field.

Billy (and thanks for the lighthearted poke) -- keep following your visual intuitions and you'll put it all together.

Best wishes, Luke
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 04:01 PM   #280
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Indeed, thanks a lot Luke! When I have some free time to spare I'm definitely going to try executing the technique you've explained.

Just one more question, if you don't mind sharing with us, what exactly does the merging of multiple HDR images achieve better than tone-mapping from a single one - what are the perks?

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