>>2923102 Well, I was wondering - I am probably going to end up buying a Nikonos 3 (due to a good deal being offered and well losing a few bets at last second on eBay for a 5). The Nikonos 3 is fully mechanical with no meter in it - have you found with shooting like shallow underwater say in good bright clear conditions your able to expose pretty well without the meters assistance?
Looking to see if anyone has a rule of thumb with exposure in shallow surf photography, such as underwater looking back at a wave.
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>>2923103 I used the meter and overexposed slightly since I was using neg film. I'm sure there are some rough tips to follow (I've heard down to 2-3m shoot at sunny-11 in Caribbean-clear water). The problem is water clarity really can impact light so steadfast rules are a lot less useful underwater. Not sure what kind of deal you're getting...but Nikonos Vs can be pretty cheap. I got mine from KEH for $80. They currently have a green V (rarer) for $149. Grab a lens and you're looking at <$200 shipped (assuming... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Does /p/ has a list of upcoming Photography competition or award and i can try out? Never actually participated in one.. just curious to see how far i can go with my photos. Or probably a submission for photo festival or something
No, because I've been shooting for more than a year.
Anyone who thinks that composition is a mathematical venture is a rube. Phi, rule of thirds, etc are all scams.
Here's everything you need to know about composition:
The eye is drawn to light stuff and warm colors. Cool colors and dark tones recede. Try to use layers, unless you don't want to. Don't put stuff in the middle of the frame, unless you want to, then put it in the exact center, unless you don't want to.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
a beginner photographer here, been only shooting for a couple of months, for the most part I've learned how to do most basic things, but a real problem for me is blown highlights. obviously, you should always try to shoot during golden hours to avoid that, but it is not always an option and it bothers me much
is there any good way to avoid it happening? let's take this image for an example, took it a little while ago, haven't edited it all, pay no mind to the subject and composition
what could I have possibly done differently to avoid the blown highlights? If I had made the shutter speed any faster, the subject would have been completely dark
1) Don't shoot into the sun. This is a surprisingly basic thing that most beginners don't even think about.
2) Underexpose, bring up in post. You should expose just until the brightest thing is no longer clipping in any channels, and then brighten the shadows in post. This can look fake and gay if done incorrectly and without finesse, however, so be careful.
>>2922705 thank you, I do tend to avoid shooting into the sun as much as possible (however, the subject isn't always facing how I want it to be from a different angle)
about bringing up shadows in post, you are correct, for the most part when I do that it looks pretty bad. I suppose better photographers like you do that using the tone curves? I just stick with the shadow slider, but it's not always what I'd like it to be
>>2922708 >however, the subject isn't always facing how I want it to be from a different angle
That's the second lesson you need to learn: photography is a 24-hour venture. If the sun isn't where you want it to be, come back in 12 hours-14 hours and shoot when the sun is in the other side of the sky. Obviously, there are fleeting glances of ephemerality where this isn't possible (once in a lifetime occurrences, that sort of thing), but it IS possible for a big chunk of... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Why is video autofocus so bad? I can't tell you how many tech reviews or unboxings I have watched where the camera seemingly has no idea where or what to focus in on. Why is it so difficult for manufacturers to get this right?
>>2922598 AF was never a serious consideration for video shooting, and as you go up in price to professional camera systems you stop seeing AF altogether. Only the toppest of the line broadcast lenses have AF that works properly because they utilize a translucent mirror with dedicated AF module, and even seperate modules of such design cost a pretty penny. They also have a neat control system with a joystick that lets you quickly and accurately set an AF point anywhere in the frame... Now think about trying to get something... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2922731 Contrast-detect AF needs an object that actually has contrast to focus on, which a lot of modern objects do not have much of. Phase-detect AF doesn't need contrast (as much) to focus as much as texture, as it compares two images that are out of phase. Both will fail to focus on a big flat glossy object, like a smartphone screen, as it contains neither detail nor contrast. It's up to the person in question to disable AF altogether and set focus to a specific point. If you want to bring something up to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I've been trying to learn depth of field and thought taking some photos of plants would help validate some technical basics.
I'm shooting in a variety of modes, but trying to stay within Manual settings, toying with aperture. Am I correct that as I dial aperture from f.17 to f8, for instance, I'm using less light, but reaching higher depth of field.
Am I wrong that when my aperture is small, its as if I'm "sniping" my subject with a cone of moreso in-focus, higher details?
And as I increase the aperture, I'm broadening and flattening this cone of high-detail capture?
Am I understanding this correctly?
I'll post some examples I've recently taken with an LX100, some with a tripod, some without.
>>2922072 Basically yes, a larger aperture has a narrower depth of field, but doesn't suffer from diffraction, while with a small aperture more becomes in focus, but set it too high and details begin to blur.
To be specific, given infinite resolution, even f/1.4 would cause diffraction at some point, but realistically your typical camera sensor is not diffraction-limited until around f/10 or so, although some cameras can show diffraction as early as f/5.6 as in the case of the 7D.
This is just talking about detail loss on the pixel-level, whether or not it will be visible in print is a whole different ball game, and is the basis of hyperfocal shooting, which is setting the aperture and point of focus in a way that makes everything seem optimally sharp within the visible constraints of a given medium.
>>2922078 The DoF scale on most lenses new and old is based on criteria that was standardized in the film days, and is not really suitable for digital. The terribly short focus throw of modern AF lenses makes it hard to use as well.
Here's a crazy thought; post a photo taken with the camera instead of of the camera. This is the photography board and we actually have a rule about putting some fucking effort into the shit you post here.
>>2922010 I don't scan my film photos anon, I believe it sucks the vital essence out of the film and deprives it of the special essence of having been there and exposed to the actual photons reflected off the things that were really at the scene.
The piece of celluloid itself becomes tainted. You are then left with a physical waste product that MUST be destroyed, and an ever-imperfect digital representation of what could have been.
Anyone here established as an actual business for their photography? Are you a sole proprietor or an LLC? Can we talk about things to know in the legal side of things for those wanting to make a legitimate living off of photography?
I can't speak to a photography business specifically but I know a little about business structures.
A LLC is a very popular structure for people who want to protect their personal assets and it makes sense if you have business partners. However it will not protect you from personal liability suits because even if you form an LLC they can still hold you personally responsible because you are the one performing the duties.
Basically pay your taxes and don't get caught up in the "I can just write it off as a business expense dodge", if you ever... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Yes, always get everything in writing and document. Even in cases of he-said-she-said daily documentation in a journal format can add serious weight to your side. I keep a little pocket memo book and a pen in my pocket and I always jot down notes during meetings, after meetings, or any correspondence.
hey /p/eople, i was looking for some advice on where to find good general info for good photography, i.e. photography for dummies or something along those lines. I picked up a Canon Rebel t6i as a starter camera. Was this a good choice?
>>2920769 Yep, there's a little bit and looks like the whole thing is just a little bit off. Not completely straight. Having said that, it looks pretty nice. I'd be happy with this and honestly couldn't tell you anything specific that you could do better. I'm still a newfag though
Everyone keeps suggesting me to get a mac, but I've always avoided apple in general, and never fell for the memes and buzzwords filled marketing. But what do you use /p/? I might get something cheap first and then build my own pc. Last pc died and I've been spending a lot of money on my car, so.
I've got a 2015 mpb. Performance wise it works very well with Ps/Ai/Lr, never had any hiccups working with enormous files or large batches, but considering photo editing isn't that demanding I'm sure you can find cheaper options that does the job as well. If you're into vidya then just get a desktop. The screen works pretty well for most cases, but if you want to be super precise it's not as good as a proper grading monitor. I've graded a couple of short films on it, and it was a pretty frustrating process at times. The color gamut, black levels,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
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