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  1. vipgraphx

    vipgraphx No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Pinnacle Peak Steak House. Steaks are superb by the way!! How is this composition?

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    I like it, clean all around. wish the benches weren't cut off in the foreground,
     
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    Yeah completely agree. I like it, looks great, wish the chairs were completely in the shot but sometimes these things can't be done.
     
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    I like it. I find myself looking down the path to the stores and looking around. Nice work
     
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    You have Tripodheightitis
     
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    vipgraphx No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    What's that
     
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    OP, I've just looked through your 3 recent threads. What's your workflow for your HDR? Those images here have a Trey Ratcliff feel to them, so I'm assuming you use Topaz products and Photomatix?

    For this shot, I'd have lowered the angle a bit, given up some of the sky, but gained the rest of the benches in the foreground...
     
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    It's when people that use tripods end up with the same perspective in all their shots because they become locked to the height of their tripod even if they vary the leg length a bit

    From the Ground Up – Composition
     
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    Aah I see, I will really keep that in mind next time I go shooting. Try to get lower. My tripod can get almost 6nches from the ground So I will explore than next shoot.
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I agree with Rephargotohp, playing around with different positions on your tripod could lead to some really cool perspectives. Especially if your tripod can go to ~6in off the ground. That would be awesome!
     
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    vipgraphx No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wow thanks thats a compliment in itself.

    I have a few methods I use when processing HDR. I use photomatix, photoshop cs5, Nik Color Effex, Topaz Denoise and Topaz Adjust.

    Depending on the image that I am processing I will either use straight out of photomatix into photoshop and then nik color effex.

    Other times I will make three processed images from photomatix. 1) normal 2) Vivid and 3) shadow map - then I will bring it into photoshop and hit it with colore efex and de noise (sometimes)

    And last I will process and image in photomatix and then bring it into photoshop along side with the originals to pull what I want from each image.

    I use nik color effex a lot, more so than topaz adjust. I like the control points that nik offers.

    I have processed soooo many pictures in a short while that I think I have gotten pretty good but still really lagging in composition so all this CC helps me to know I still need WORK!
     
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    I have a vanguard tripod that goes really low its the model the top can come out and legs fold out nearly flat. That is why I bought it but stupid me has not use that feature yet....Usually when I go shooting I feel rushed like I am going to get in trouble. I took a picture of the Federal Court house a while back and a US Marshall stopped me and gave me crap. Took my picture name and contact info and said I was breaking the law and could get a felony charge. Since then I have been feeling like I need to get the shot and leave.

    Hopefully in time I break away from that and can take more time when shooting. I think my biggest problem is that I am rushed and I know I have it in me to do better.

    Gracias for CC
     

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