Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by AF Rugby, Apr 1, 2009.
super overcast out.. did my best at being creative.. who knows.. tell me what ya think..
Minuswhale go black and white w/ selective color.
no idea how to do that...
PS.. in this one it would probably be as simple as selecting the color range (the blue, wide enough to get the darks and lights) make a layer via copy, then b&w the background layer.
turn all colors down except blue
Looks good to me.
Nice shot, man.
i think it looks good the way it is...no need for selective sat.
If the background weren't so hideously distracting and if the entire name were lit it would be great.
first time i didnt get tore up
Flat blue FTW
would taking the picture from a better angle have made the picture better??
Yes. Try to minimize the distracting background as much as possible. Also, using a better, faster lens would help. You also shot this at f/7.1 with a lens that has a maximum aperture of f/4.8. It's hard to get the background nice and soft with this lens. A good lens will have a max aperture of at least f/2.8 or faster. Shooting wide open or maybe one stop from wide open, will help to throw the background out of focus and give your photos that rich, soft blurry background. Using a longer lens will also help to blur the background.
I realize that going out and buying a new lens is impractical but your photo is an example of what a cheaper lens will produce.
Though shooting this at f2.8 would throw half the tank out of focus... 7.1 might be a bit much... f4 or 5 would have been the sweet spot i think.
Agreed. I'm not suggesting that he shoot at f/2.8, simply that it would be easier with such a lens to throw the background out of focus.
i tried to throw the background out of focus by focusing on the tank.. guess it didnt work well enough.. i think im going to pick up that new 35mm AF-S...
You also used an f/stop that while is good for rendering the subject in focus, also gives you too much depth of field.
Here's an example of what a good lens will do for you. I shot this with my 70-200 f/2.8 lens. The aperture was set at f/5...which is not too far from your setting of f/7.1. The difference is that my lens is a f/2.8 lens and the zoom was set to 90mm, much longer than what your's was set to. Look how smooth the out-of-focus parts are. This is also called "bokah". Of course it also helps that the background was the street and not the trees.
Longer lenses will provide a much softer look in the out of focus areas than wide angle lenses.
so it would have made this picture way better as well im guessing..
Actually nothing would have helped that picture I'm afraid.
i didnt mean from a photography point.. cause i know it sucks.. but as far as blurring my dog out..
Yes. Shooting with a larger aperture and a longer lens would help to blur the background. By larger aperture I mean wider open. f/4 instead of f/8.