Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by pasteofanchovie, Aug 7, 2008.
Tell me what you think!
Sorry I don't have any critique, just a question
How do you get that effect on the pictures with the water, where it kinda gives it that "brushed" look? Sorry if thats a bad way to describe it.
I used my camera's built-in ND Filter to get that brushed look on the water.
Is that a filter as in a lens filter, or is it something you select in the options menu?
I select it in the options menu but you can also buy ND lens filters for your camera.
Alright thank you very much for answering that!
the G9's "built in ND filter" is nothing more then just the lens being stopped down.
The ND filter is being used as a way to lower the light coming into the camera to make the shooter able to use a slower shutter speed. Bottom line is a slower shutter speed will make the current and moving areas of the water blur to get the "brushed" look. Of course when you do this it will be necesarry to use a tripod.
I was gonna say... WTF??
They are some nice shots, however they skies look overexposed and some of the highlights blown out.
What is some good advice for keeping the sky from being overexposed and having blown out highlights?
It's quite difficult. You can either set & lock the exposure for the sky, then in PP use a "D-lighting" (or the equivalent) to brighten the shadows, or you could take 2-3 photos and create an HDR image with them. Or, possibly, you can use a circular polarizing filter to darken the sky, which will hopefully turn it into a blue.
As for the photos, they are really nice! I particualrly like the one with the copper-coloured... er... stuff in the lake, although something tells me that's not natural. I know you probably can't fix this (it's either Flickr or your camera) but the images seem to be of a quite low quality; there's a lot of noise in the images and they're not all that sharp.
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