Understanding how some photos are taken

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  1. ~myStical~

    ~myStical~ TPF Noob!

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    Trying to understand how some photos were taken. What kind of lens were used? Also how were they taken?
    I know you wouldn't be able to me exactly how but ... any thought would be helpful on ...Angle of view... Shutter speed , aperture, lightning . On types of lens..standard lens,Zoom lens ? Marco Lens? Wideangle lens? long or medium telephoto lenses.. Angles... Where the photography may have been while shooting the picture... etc..
    oh yeah .. I know lot of the pictures here were edited too.. How the owner have done that editing can be included too. For example the landscapes.. HDR?
    I hope this thread doesn't sound ridiculous to some of you. :( I'm just trying to learn the basics of how certain type of photos are taken and with what sort of lenses..as im still a beginner. So..any thoughts would be kindly appreciated.

    http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/1305/fashion4bypbhass.jpg
    http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2041/moloniiibypbhass.jpg

    http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/3499/bluexbluebylightfromemi.jpg
    http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3347/e111985deca8adcfc8f5ece.jpg






    pick any of the photo and analyze... doesn't have to be all
     
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    That is an awful lot of photos for us to analyze. An exif viewer( Google- IrfanView Reccomended), will show you focal length, shutter speed, aperture, technical aspects, and then for the look, you just have to see what is what.
     
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    For most of these the exif is going to tell you very little because they were lit in some way. The first two look like they use hard directional lighting to illuminate only what the photographer wants the viewer to see. They were plainly set up shots, probably fairly simple lighting set up because there is a lot of shadow and the light is pretty hard.
     
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    Let's not mention there is some HEAVY photoshopping going on in the few that I looked at. If you're wanting to reproduce those images, wondering what lens was used is probably the last thing you should be concerned with. :D
     
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    What you might want to do is just focus on one type of photography for a week or a month and gain as much knowledge as you can. In these alone you have serious amount of fashion, commercial studio work, macro, landscape, natural lit portraits etc. etc. That can be really overwhelming especially when you are first starting! Probably not exactly what you were wanting to hear but that is my word of wisdom :)
     

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