A&P My contribution... first post in the Art & Photo forum (pics)

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  1. LoudAccord

    LoudAccord New Member

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    I'll start with a couple HDR:

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    Bad one I did in San Francisco
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    Buffalo NY, done with a 3.1MP camera
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    Reverse lens Macro:
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    Reverse lens Macro HDR(side of a quarter)
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    Panoramic:
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    LoudAccord New Member

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    one more reverse lens macro HDR(you can see the reflection of the lens in my eye):

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  3. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    the last one is cool, but the first one i see DEAD PEOPLE!
     
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    UnNakedChef 2jz Sackrider Holder

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    Pelfed dead people.
     
  5. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    less hdr, more composition.
     
  6. LoudAccord

    LoudAccord New Member

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    okay:

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    better?
     
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    LoudAccord New Member

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    one more HDR for now because I like doing them...

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  8. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    ^^^
    that one is quite neat...

    and i like the one of your eye
     
  9. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    The white line around the building is really distracting
     
  10. FusionZ06

    FusionZ06 /\__/\__/\__0>

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    The eye, pano, and building shots are pretty cool.
     
  11. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i've tried doing some hdr images, but they always look like dookie. how are you doing yours?
     
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    FusionZ06 /\__/\__/\__0>

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    Just do HDR with a RAW file FTW
     
  13. goten2000

    goten2000 Tupac's Son

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    for your HDRs, you take multiple pictures at different exposures right?
     
  14. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    I've had the same problem, but I've never tried with RAW so that may be why.
     
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    Doing them with RAW is the best...
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    doing them with multiple exposures is the best, not from one raw file...
     
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    kristin my dog > *

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    Isn't that the only way to do it? :rofl:
     
  18. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    No. You can do HDR with one image by manipulating the exposure with a graphics program, then saving individual images and combining those.
     
  19. kristin

    kristin my dog > *

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    Oh. That seems a tad more difficult.
     
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    I'd be interested in seeing the original of your eye and the steps in PP you did to get that effect :eek3:
     
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    Doing it raw is always the best :cool:
     
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    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    raw dog that shit, son.
     
  23. LoudAccord

    LoudAccord New Member

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    there are a few ways to do it, depending on what effect you want (keep'n it reelz looking or cartoonish). You can make an HDR from one RAW image, you will not get as much detail though and some people will argue that it isn't a "REAL" HDR image. The images also don't HAVE to be RAW, you can do it with 3 .jpgs.

    To keep it real:
    1) Use at LEAST 3 exposures.
    2) Make sure you use a tripod.
    3) Use the light meter in the camera(put the setting to "spot")
    4) meter for the darkest area in the shot (write it down)
    5) meter for the brightest area in the shot (write that down)
    6) figure the in-between. Make sure you are keeping the same aperature, just change the shutter speed
    7) Merge the 3 images using CS3 or Photomatix or what ever floats your boat.
    8) Use the adjustments to get the darks a little more bright and the brights a little more dark and save the image(in CS3, you will have to change it to 8bit from 32).
    9) Open the saved .jpg and do the minor edits... I usually just do a little contrast and very slight sharpen... done.

    Cartoonish looking HDR:

    Follow same steps but either use "Local Adaptation" in CS3 after the merge and play with the points or Tone Map in Photomatix and just blow everything way out of realness.

    To make a fast HDR from one image, I like using Irfanview... it's free(you still need an HDR program to merge them) but here is what I do to get the 3 images.

    1) Open RAW file
    2) Save as file1.jpg
    3) use same RAW file and turn the exposure down about .5
    4) Save as file2.jpg
    5) Edit -UNDO
    6) Use the same RAW file and turn the exposure up about 1
    7) Save as file3.jpg
    8) now that you have 3 files (dark, normal and bright), follow the steps above.

    Tip: if you are going to use 3 or more exposures, make sure nothing is moving in the shot (such as clouds, people, water, leaves from trees....). You can see in my first HDR that there seem to be transparent people... thats because they walked into one of my shots, I think I used 5 exposures for that one. Fat lady on the left didn't really move :)

    You can edit each of the exposures also before merging them. For a sunset shot, if there is some purple in one of the shots, feel free to enhance that. Kinda cool effect.
     
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    LoudAccord New Member

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    Next lesson will be Reverse Lens Macro:

    no editing :)

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    reverse lens macro is awesome, I love that eye shot.

    but the pano is really bleh IMO

    and HDR I don't really care about it except some rare shots.
     

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