1. ScouserClete

    Sky Cut Out Assistance

    So I have some photos that I've replaced the sky by using "Blend If" and taking out the blues or grays. Works great most of the time until the background turns to bokeh. I get fringing and its difficult to get it to blend well and look natural. I had it figured out at one point by waving a brush...
  2. markjwyatt

    Floral Images

    A couple shots I grabbed yesterday after reclaiming my old Carl Zeiss Ultron 50mm f1.8 lens. Both the lens (CLA'd) and adapter (M42 to Fuji X) came in the mail yesterday. Flower with Bokeh by Mark Wyatt, on Flickr Honeysuckle Realized by Mark Wyatt, on Flickr
  3. nerwin

    Oak Leaf Reflection

    I am so proud of my self for taking this shot. I've been planning this shot for a long time and I finally nailed it! I've been wanting to get a shot of a oak leaf in a puddle with its reflection. But I could never for the life of me find an oak leaf. But I did today and there was a puddle so I...
  4. mdsphotography

    Dragon In The Mist

    My second post today and to the Forum. I captured this guy this past summer and intentionally created the bokeh aspect. Always open to C&C as this is how I/we learn going forward. Best regards, Mark
  5. Destin

    Christmas Light Portraits (Sigma 135 1.8 test)

    Wanted to put my new Sigma 135 1.8 ART to the test at the job I bought it for; portraiture. I recruited a friend of mine to play with Christmas lights and pose for me and got the following photos. All photos shot with D810 and 135 1.8 ART. All photos were shot wide open with shutter speeds...
  6. nerwin

    Autumn is here...

    I may not be looking toward the white stuff that always seems to fall after this season but I can't deny the beauty that the autumn season has. Nikon D610 + 70-200 f/4 VR @ 200mm 1/500th, f/5.6, ISO 360
  7. nerwin


    Golden hour can make all the difference sometimes. It isn't my favorite photo I ever taken but interestingly, it became one of my most "liked" photos on Instagram, just on it's own. Nikon D610 + 70-200 f/4 VR 190mm, 1/500th, f/5.6, ISO 220 Gold by Nicholas Erwin, on Flickr
  8. nerwin

    Rain isn't going to stop this chipmunk!

    I was out taking photos in the rain yesterday and saw a family of chipmunks eating seed I accidently dropped all over the place haha. But this one in particular didn't care I was really close to him taking photos, he just sat there eating seed. Nikon D610 + 70-200 f/4 VR 1/125th, f/5, ISO 800...
  9. D

    GH5 with Pana Leica 50mm f/1.2? Bokeh?

    Hi, I need some help! So I'm planning on buying the GH5 in a couple of weeks. I'm just not sure what lens to get. I do exactly know how I want my footage to look like, so I'm asking the more advanced people in this field (you guys) for some advice. So, take this guy: '' YouTube Video (10s) ''...
  10. S

    Help! Night portraits with Canon 50mm/1.4 lens?

    Hi guys, I'm still kind of beginner. I have the Canon t41 and I just bought the 50mm/ 1.4 lens. I would love to shoot night portraits with a nice bokeh effect. Like have the street lights in the background look beautifully blurred. Which are the best settings for that in manual mode? I can't...
  11. A

    Should I change

    Hello, I am a beginner (passionate) photographer and I bought my olympus OMD E-M10 around a year ago. It came with the kit lens M. Zuiko 14-42mm EZ and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 R. After a year playing with it, I find myself not being very satisfied with my pictures anymore and...
  12. koleks

    Black & Wife

    Have been lurking around for quite sometime now and decided to sign up and be part of this group. I am fairly new to photography and mostly shoots family, occasional landscape and almost anything that interests me (mostly at home). Anyway, what I liked from this forum is most are...
  13. O

    Best all-around lens for my D3000?

    Hi all! I have a Nikon D3000 and currently have the following lenses: - Kit lens (Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S DX) - Wide angle lens (Sigma 10-20 mm) I'm looking for a lens to complement these. I LOVE my wide angle Sigma, but only use it for landscape and architecture photography. So I've...
  14. Mattis

    The most photogenic birds

    Emus have always struck me as incredibly beautiful and photogenic. In the right kind of light they look absolutely stunning and when you get their attention it's almost like they are flirting with the camera. emu by Mathias Appel, auf Flickr They always look like they are smiling, the males...