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Old 03-22-2014, 11:08 AM   #9821
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I thought I'd give you guys a couple of examples of the shots I took at the place I'm working now, done with my phone.

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The lighting seems a tad off to me, and, in the last one, that rock face you see slightly left to center..I wanted to get that a bit more in focus, but didn't really know how.


Anyone know how these could have been improved?
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:34 PM   #9822
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alright, with the first two you've got lens flare because you're facing into the sun and the hill is under exposed (too dark) because the sky is very bright and your camera tries to normalise the brightness of a scene to middle grey.

for that first problem you can shield your lens from the sun using your hand, the flare is caused by direct sunlight hitting the lens at a bad angle. for the second problem you can use exposure compensation to make the scene brighter which will bring out more detail in the mountain. If you want to understand how this stuff works this is a pretty complete series that talks about how camera exposure works, it won't all apply to you with a phone but the basics about how a camera meters light for a scene does.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li...ngOvRN41TxrQsQ-

with that last image, most phones allow you to set the focus point by tapping on the screen.

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Old 03-23-2014, 05:18 AM   #9823
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Ok thanks for the tips!
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:29 AM   #9824
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:16 AM   #9825
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:07 AM   #9826
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alright, with the first two you've got lens flare because you're facing into the sun and the hill is under exposed (too dark) because the sky is very bright and your camera tries to normalise the brightness of a scene to middle grey.

for that first problem you can shield your lens from the sun using your hand, the flare is caused by direct sunlight hitting the lens at a bad angle. for the second problem you can use exposure compensation to make the scene brighter which will bring out more detail in the mountain. If you want to understand how this stuff works this is a pretty complete series that talks about how camera exposure works, it won't all apply to you with a phone but the basics about how a camera meters light for a scene does.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li...ngOvRN41TxrQsQ-

with that last image, most phones allow you to set the focus point by tapping on the screen.

EDIT:^also, brb buying a quadcoptor so I can make poor-man Laforet pictures



Sorry for bringing this back up, but I've tried taking similar shots, while modifying the exposure compensatio.

If I dial it up to the positive, basically it does make the scene brighter..but it, obviously, also makes the sky way to bright. It basically becomes almost white and loses all detail. Is there a way to compensate for that?
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:42 AM   #9827
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Well you've only got one option really, and that is to take two photos - one exposed for the hill and one exposed for the sky and then you can combine them later. You can either cut and paste one on top of the other, or you can blend them like a HDR image.

With a bigger camera you can use a graduated ND filter in front of the lens, but that's kind of impossible with the lens on your phone.
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:43 PM   #9828
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I've had a 15 minute look but can't find anything. Does anybody remember a poster on here from about 2010, all his shots were model shots, using a FF (Sure it was a 5d mkii) and fast glass wide open (85mm 1.2), all natural light? His pictures had a film like quality, pushing the shadows up in the curve tool. I used to have him on Flickr but it appears he isn't on there anymore.

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Old 04-20-2014, 05:18 PM   #9829
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I'm gonna be out of a camera pretty soon since the guy I borrowed the F3 from wants it back. There's someone selling two Pentax LX bodies with just one 50mm 1.2 and a whole bunch of Cokin, Pentax and Tamron filters. I think there's also a tripod, flash and bag included or a grip. It's a bunch of shit, basically. They're asking for $1,500 though, that's not an easy sum haha. Would it be worth it?


I really don't want to work on digital, I already have steady access to a 5D mkIII and it's not as fun (or simple) as film.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:51 AM   #9831
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Nah sorry, I can find some F3s and Minoltas here that are body only, but I need a 50mm prime as well. Plus intl. shipping to here is such a bitch. We had to pay like $200 extra when we ordered the 5D. It's why I'm not resorting to eBay or Amazon.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:21 AM   #9832
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:51 AM   #9833
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I think I'm ready to purchase a decent camera. Again. I had a Sony a200 before but have since sold that. Now, I am looking for a mirrorless camera with decent video capabilities. If I can do everything manually on movie/video mode, better. As for still photography capabilities, I'm open to anything.

Brand wise, it doesn't matter to me. I'm willing to spend on lens adapters and on lens. So for the price, I'm only looking at the body (unless it magically comes with a 50mm lens with at least a f1.8) for less than $900 if possible.

I've been considering the Sony Nex 6 but I'm wondering if it's worth the price. I tried it out in the store (not really the best) and I'm quite used to the way Sony camera set up. I've been hearing and reading loads of good things about the Fujifilm X series, Olypmus, and some Panasonic Lumix models but not much on the video quality and capabilities of those.

Any suggestions on what else I should be looking at?

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Old 04-21-2014, 12:09 PM   #9834
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I've had a 15 minute look but can't find anything. Does anybody remember a poster on here from about 2010, all his shots were model shots, using a FF (Sure it was a 5d mkii) and fast glass wide open (85mm 1.2), all natural light? His pictures had a film like quality, pushing the shadows up in the curve tool. I used to have him on Flickr but it appears he isn't on there anymore.

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Think you might be thinking of Will Manning? Or something like that?
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^^ That's the fellow. Can't really find anything for him online. FB, Tumblr and Flickr have all closed. Oh well.
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