Discussion in 'Anything' started by Conifurious, Sep 24, 2007.
Good advise, something like this ?
Green is my favorite color :mrgreen:
I'm not a fan of selective color but I actually really like this!
Only other thing I would do is to make sure it's perfectly straight by trying to align the horizon and make sure it's perfectly straight. That's me though, I would do that just to be sure but it isn't necessary as it looks to be pretty straight.
^^Nice shot slimpie! I especially like the four birds chilling on the roof
Thanks @Simplie! ^ I really do think you've got the right eye for composition. Selective color is great and all, but my opinion would be straight up black and white. Either way you've got what makes a photo great which is composition
here are some photos from my most recent shoots
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Ian Santos | Photography on Flickr
Thanks Ian. And nice shots again.
Boards and Shadows. Taken at Oslo castle in 2010, during one of my many cycling holidays in Scandinavia.
Looking to get through, again. by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
Mike by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
Jack by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
Great expression on Mike's face. And the focus of pic#3 is amazing shallow, great!
You used the Brenizer technique for that (as i read on Flickr). How many pictures did you merge to get this result?
Your new 5D2 should be very happy with you, congrates man.
I have this one on the wall in my kitchen ;-)
I think for that photo it was close to 20? I need to do another one since you can tell his bottom half got really distorted and made him look normal to stick skinny.
City + 85L + 5D Mark II = PERFECTION!
Here's a few shots, I have probably another 10 to upload but that'll be over the course of the next few days.
Looking up! by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
NYC Officer by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
IMG_6085.jpg by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
Painter man by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
And probably one of my favorites.
NYC Texter by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
@jacob man 5d mkii and 85 1.2, thats a perfect set up right there. nyc is beautiful, I'm heading out there for spring break can't wait.
here are some recent shoots
Ian Santos | Photography on Flickr
20? that is a lot of computer crunch time. It looks a bit weird, but is it really distortion and not plain perspective? It seems to me you camera position is relative high. I do like the picture this way but maybe that is weird too.
You have guts to overexposure like that. But it contributes to a nice retro look, just like the camera of your model .
I was wondering about the out of focus bushes in the background. Usually a bright small OOF detail will appear like a round spot (in the shape of the of the aperture). But in the bushes I see lots of sharp structures, like circles enhancing the border of the OOF spot. I think it is disturbing, (has anyone) ideas on the cause?
Ian - nice! Yes, the 85 + 5d2 combo is amazing! You are going to love NYC! I try and go in whenever I have money for it, or when I feel like it. I wish I went in earlier yesterday, I only had about an hour of available light.
Fantastic images though!
Slimpie - Yes, it is distortion. I stood up fully when I took the picture and if I did half his body it wouldn't have been so distorted, but if I kneeled so I was at his waist it would have had little distortion. I still think it looks somewhat cool, but it jusst doesn't look normal as well.
@slimpie yea i exposed for the model rather than the background, i don't have any ND filters to remedy it. and great observation, the out of focus area is usually referred to as 'bokeh' and yes usually its in the shape of a circle depending if you're shooting with a wide open aperture. But I believe I stopped down my aperture for some of those photos usually f/2.0 in order to gain sharpness in the photo. I use a 50mm f/1.4 and it has 8 blades forming the aperture, if I stop it down any lower than 1.4, the bokeh will be in the shape of an octagon rather than a circle.
As for those circles in the bushes, its usually just light being reflected from the leaves
@laxlife, you should try taking some slow shutter action shots in nyc with than amazing camera + lens combo lol. I'm pretty sure they'd turn out sweet.
I would love to! One day I'll bring my tripod + camera into the city to do so. I think I'd wind up needing a ND filter if I'm in times square though since it's so bright. I'd rather use a UWA lens for those types of shots though.
When you come to NY and if you would wanna meet up shoot me a PM, maybe I could bring a hipster friend along to have a photoshoot
@jacob, yea for sure man that would actually be great to have a photo shoot in nyc under my belt, hahaha hipster friend that would be great too.
Thanks for the answers Ian.
But that the cause of the bokeh is reflected sunlight was clear to me :-D.
What I was wondering about is the cause of the characteristic of the bokeh, like donuts. As in next example on the right.
I found this answer on Wikipedia: "Depending how a lens is corrected for spherical aberration, the disc may be uniformly illuminated, brighter near the edge, or brighter near the center."
Clearly the 3rd option will have the smoothest out of focus representation (Gaussian like). For sure it is something to take into account when I invest in new glass. I think it is important, especially if you want to achieve a good looking narrow focus depth.
b/c lax season has begun... I have to actually get up off my lazy ass now :-(
Tis the season to rip some twine! by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
Few more from the city!
Nikon shooter (+1!) by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
Lonely by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
There she is by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
Hi Jacob, impressive quality again, with that I mean your talent and equipment .
I really like -Lonely-, and how you cropped the picture. It emphasis that the guy in the red hoodie is so alone in a wide and crowded street.
Also -Nikon shooter- is a great shot . In the blown up detail of the camera (on Flickr) even the small print on the lens is clear, as i said... impressive.
Wow thanks a lot slimpie! I'm going in again this weekend for a photoshoot with a friend so hopefully I'll have some nice shots to show for that . Yeah my lens that I currently have is really, REALLY sharp when shot wide open (it's got the largest aperture or all Nikon/Canon lenses along with the canon 50 1.2)!
And a few from today!
G by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
I received the ball head for my tripod!
Markins M10 by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
Self-portrait of Markins M10 + Me by Jacob Skoglund, on Flickr
o how satisfied are you with the gitzo tripod?
LOVE it! I'm probably going to part with it down the road just to get a lighter one cause with the camera + ball head + tri-pod legs it tops out probably close to 15lbs which is really heavy.
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