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SgMerc Photography Outing Part 5 - 10th August 2013

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Sorry for the lousy shots Got to do some PS :hot:

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hey merceman, try playing around with other variables like shadows/highlights, exposure etc. Just did a quick one in PS to bump up some highlights/contrast/saturation so you can see the difference.

 

In future shoots, try to make your focus tack sharp and you'll get even better base files to play around with. It looks overcooked especially where the sky and clouds but you get the idea for dramatizing  ;)

 

Try shooting close to sunset for even more dramatic colours. 

 

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Wah thanks merceman and yc3333 for the pics. Appreciate the hardwork done. Thumbs up for u guys

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hey merceman, try playing around with other variables like shadows/highlights, exposure etc. Just did a quick one in PS to bump up some highlights/contrast/saturation so you can see the difference.

In future shoots, try to make your focus tack sharp and you'll get even better base files to play around with. It looks overcooked especially where the sky and clouds but you get the idea for dramatizing ;)

Try shooting close to sunset for even more dramatic colours.

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hey merceman, try playing around with other variables like shadows/highlights, exposure etc. Just did a quick one in PS to bump up some highlights/contrast/saturation so you can see the difference.

In future shoots, try to make your focus tack sharp and you'll get even better base files to play around with. It looks overcooked especially where the sky and clouds but you get the idea for dramatizing ;)

Try shooting close to sunset for even more dramatic colours.

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thanks for the tips. I understand what you meant. The rest are pretty straight foward by playing around those settings u mentioned. Pictures are reasonably sharp, except that I just can't get rid of those feather radius somehow and it doesn't allow me to set to 0. In the pics you can see are on default of 0.2. I think it should look better at 0 but I just got no idea how to do it. Tried modifying but still cannot go to 0. Am very green horn to PS.

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hey merceman, try playing around with other variables like shadows/highlights, exposure etc. Just did a quick one in PS to bump up some highlights/contrast/saturation so you can see the difference.

 

In future shoots, try to make your focus tack sharp and you'll get even better base files to play around with. It looks overcooked especially where the sky and clouds but you get the idea for dramatizing  ;)

 

Try shooting close to sunset for even more dramatic colours. 

 

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Yes boss, the pic is overcooked plus there's the halo effect around the car and the fence line

I do agree to shoot at a better timing eg sunset for nicer colours and slower shutter speed. I'm already maxed out at f22 and couldn't go any slower than I would liked to

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Thx bros for the photos!...haha...my car photo become training material liao...

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Erm dunno true or not...but what I read...actually Max out f is actually not recommended. Usually its 20 to achieve best effects.

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Erm dunno true or not...but what I read...actually Max out f is actually not recommended. Usually its 20 to achieve best effects.

Yes u are spot on, typically anything above f11 (lens dependent) will cause diffraction to set in and causes the pic to be unnecessarily soft. So try not to shoot above that.... For me i wanted the slow shutter speed to get the background blur effect, else everything will be freezed sharp!

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Yes sifu...I learn something new today...but slow shutter speed hands must be steady? I usually use max is 1/30...anything below image blur. But one thing to note I m usinga cam n lens without anti shake. Sifu please advise.

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Yes sifu...I learn something new today...but slow shutter speed hands must be steady? I usually use max is 1/30...anything below image blur. But one thing to note I m usinga cam n lens without anti shake. Sifu please advise.

Rule of thumb for shutter speed is 1/focal length (35mm format). So if you using a 50mm lens recommended is not shooting below 1/50.

Some ways to improve is to learn to control your breathing and use proper hand holding techniques. However sometimes blur can also add some artistic value to the image so don't be afraid to break the "rules"

Lucky for me my camera body has anti shake so that make things much easier , time to get the omd bro MTL ;)

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Yeah man been thinking of omd for long long time liao. Heard newer version is coming. Haiz...but all my emount lens jialat liao. Now I have 24mm/50mm/10-18mm/8mm fisheye/16-50mm...how to sell them?

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Erm dunno true or not...but what I read...actually Max out f is actually not recommended. Usually its 20 to achieve best effects.

basically going higher f/stop like f22 is more for landscape pic. That's good for capturing as sharp as possible on all area. Lowering f/stops with an extended focal point and good distance between object and background will give a good bokeh effects.

However, to capture such moving car is a very different ball game. I do agree that that was not the best time of the day to capture good pictures.

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Yeah man been thinking of omd for long long time liao. Heard newer version is coming. Haiz...but all my emount lens jialat liao. Now I have 24mm/50mm/10-18mm/8mm fisheye/16-50mm...how to sell them?

Clubsnap!

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Shall we organize another meetup lets say at gardens by the bay? We focus on photograhy only...lol...shift our attention away from our rides. Actually I want your attention...so can teach me more...haha.

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basically going higher f/stop like f22 is more for landscape pic. That's good for capturing as sharp as possible on all area. Lowering f/stops with an extended focal point and good distance between object and background will give a good bokeh effects.

However, to capture such moving car is a very different ball game. I do agree that that was not the best time of the day to capture good pictures.

 

Boss, landscape also no need f22. Sweet spot usually f11-f13 for most lenses, then set to hyperfocal distance.

Unless of course you need the super long shutter speed , with which i would recommend a ND filter

 

Think I should stop here else this place will become clubsnap. We can meet up to share knowledge and discuss more. Gardens by the Bay shoot put date put time !

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IMHO, there is no fixed rules and settings. It is just for general guide and all also dependent on individual preferences and setup used. I like use a ND to bump up my f/stops to capture water flow or for reducing glares.

Don't bring me back to these poisons! Lol

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^^ true true no fixed rules so keep exploring!

 

my habit is to keep ISO as low as possible according to what the lens is capable of and the amount of light available, RAW recorded images. that's it.

 

what speed was the car travelling at in those pictures posted earlier ? 20-30 kmh ? 

 

you guys have constructed your own camera rigs before ? 

 

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as of right now, I only have a plastic canon 50mm left in the drybox. ;) envious of all you exotic glass owners yielding creamier backgrounds and colours that pop.

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Me too like to keep ISO as low possible during day shoot. That will gives sharpest image with lowest distortions.

Speed traveling was like 30-40km/h? Only our driver bros knows. I was too busy snapping away! Lol.

I did previously checked on rigs but they can be quite costly and if not going to get any commercial values out if it, no point really. LL Just do it the conventional way like we did. Ha..

I am also a canon person on a basic 500D. Perhaps time to upgrade to a FF 6D *drooling*

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another line of poison is slowly developing...haha...lets do the Gardens by the bay sharing session in Oct or sept? Believe we can take lots of water flowing pics! Landscape shots esp...both day n night shooting will be nice.

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Nice photos!

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Hi fellow photography enthusiasts!

Just want to share some of my own shots here (no rolling shots of any mercs yet but would be keen to get involved someday!)

 

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