A&P Weekend photo from my Sigma 10-20

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by coughlin's law, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Local apartment company here in town asked that I shoot an exterior photo for their new loft style apartments.

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    Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
    Aperture: F/8
    Focal Length: 16mm
    ISO: 100
    Custom white balance
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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  3. I've been thinking about getting a polarizer.
     
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    Would have been better if base of the building had a bit more buffer with the edge of the frame. It also seems tilted slightly to the left. The sky, while cool on the right side is blown on the left side, I doubt there was much you could do about that except the much dreaded and overused HDR, but this is one of the cases HDR was actually meant for.
     
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    i would so buy a apt from you
     
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    i would aim a bit lower so u can see the sidewalk a bit more and center the building between top and bottom. and yes, get a polarizer. although i still have to get one for my sigma 10-20
     
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    I like it, but I do agree with all of the comments made.

    A couple things you may want to consider, if you haven't turned it in yet:

    1. shoot vertical. You'll fill the frame with more of the building, and elminate the crap stuff on the sides

    2. Incorporate more of the street into the photo. At least get the curb that the building sits on.

    3. HDR the sky - Or shoot when you won't blow out the entire left side of the frame.

    But with that aside, the building itself and the blue reflections in the glass are very nice.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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  9. Vertical @ 16mm

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    looks much better, but why does OT always post these small pics up, i think it should be at least 800px
     
  11. Straight from flickr :hs:
     
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    Coughlin - the 2nd one > the first one!
     
  13. the 2nd photo appears to be off a little, anyone else agree?
     
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    exactly what I was going to say...most buildings should be shot vertically, not horizontally (unless the project, website, etc., you're working with is only horizontal) and you have to compensate for the sky.
     
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    i think is the sunlight hitting the obviously wet street on the left side - it washes it out a lot.

    If you can, why not fix that and add some better sky in?
     
  16. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    you need to change the perspective a bit in photoshop.
     
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    The second one is much better. It still feels a tiny bit tilted to the left, but that could just be me. I think if you could get a wee bit closer and make the amount of street closer to the amount of sky, and of course HDR the sky, you'd have a really great image.
     
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    I agree it looks that way... but look near the bottom of the building where it meets the sidewalk. its not level... so nothing is gonna help. looks like the edge of the building is perfectly vertical. :bigthumb:
     
  19. I will look into getting a polarizer next paycheck, any ideas?

    Also, I should 'get' CS3.
     
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    Lightroom also, if you don't already have it.
     
  21. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    ohhh, it was a shot of the building.
     

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