Photographing Historics - I need a 101

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Yes the grey is great!
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Wish I could get mine to look like that.
 

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Play it with a lot of silver bracelets, and tweedle that knob a whole lot with long fingernails....you might reach the nirvana you seek....:)
 

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Had some good light this evening, I caught the dusk, just before the streetlights came on and I was called in for the night.... :)

I uploaded hi res so click on them to get up close and personal.

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Thanks to this thread, I'm starting to get some glare free reflection less pics.
Shot this in mid day sunlight, outdoors, with the help of the wife holding up a brown blanket where needed.:) sorry, it's not a LP, just what I was trying to take a pic of at the time of the
revelation.

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This one freaked me, one step to the left & it would all be shiny black with no character.
It's just them reflections, or is it the reflections that bring out the character,?


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Wow....

Dude... you got this....

I wish my wife would hold stuff for me....

:wave:

Srsly looking good.
 

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Light is tricky...Look up reflective and incidental light, Refraction and Diffraction, the more you understand how light behaves and the things a lens actually do the better you will do .....

but your a natural....you found your eye...(or your a pro)...

You would like astrophotography....

Especially if you like to burn cash....but it s a good lesson in wave/particle behavior.

did you process this image at all?
 

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Light is tricky...Look up reflective and incidental light, Refraction and Diffraction, the more you understand how light behaves and the things a lens actually do the better you will do .....

but your a natural....you found your eye...(or your a pro)...

You would like astrophotography....

Especially if you like to burn cash....but it s a good lesson in wave/particle behavior.

did you process this image at all?

No , no processing, camera raw (NEF) file converted to jpg.
I do use a lossless type of compression in the conversion from raw to jpeg though,, I like to see the jpegs looking as good as the net's.
I just have a lot of free time, I play guit, & then I take pictures, I used to be good at one, now I'd like to get good at the other.
 

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Here's a shot using morning light streaming through my bedroom window. I used a Canon S90 in full manual mode. Great little tiny camera!

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Bob

This brings to mind a well-known quote from Joe McNally, "If you want to make something interesting, don't light all of it." Great job!
 

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So I got a new Firmware update for my Canon 60D

And I found a Firmware "overlay" program that offers more functionality to the entire system called "Magic Lantern"

Anyone hear of it or use it?

It attracted me because one of its features is allowing better control of the audio during shooting video, which the camera desperately lacks.

There a whole bunch of camera related stuff other than that however,

Anyone?

There is a TON of stuff to read on it.

there are versions for Nikon Shooters and others I think.
 

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I tried a few different things the other day, this seemed to work alright.
A dark blanket backdrop in the mid day shade.

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That looks great...

Bracket a few with different f stops....its just a tad dark and need a teeny bit of contrast. :)

Mind if I take into photshop?
 

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That looks great...

Bracket a few with different f stops....its just a tad dark and need a teeny bit of contrast. :)

Mind if I take into photshop?

Go for it, love to see what you do with it, :thumb:
 

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Adjusted Levels, Sharpen and A tiny bit of contrast

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Adjusted Levels, Sharpen and A tiny bit of contrast

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Nice!! very subtle changes to make it pop.
I shy away from editing photos cause I usually do more damage than good,
Thanks for taking the time to do this.:thumb:
 

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I did a lot of post processing for Astrophotography, so this was easy, but the point is to try and shoot for as little post adjustment as possible. This really didn't require much.

The original was great anyway, I just knew a few tricks to spoof it up a bit.

Les is more....

you shoot real nice...
 

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So I got a new Firmware update for my Canon 60D

And I found a Firmware "overlay" program that offers more functionality to the entire system called "Magic Lantern"

Anyone hear of it or use it?

It attracted me because one of its features is allowing better control of the audio during shooting video, which the camera desperately lacks.

There a whole bunch of camera related stuff other than that however,

Anyone?

There is a TON of stuff to read on it.

there are versions for Nikon Shooters and others I think.

we use magic lantern bud! we use it for the added f-stops mostly... better exposure control without filters
 

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I'm still learning it...Its got a bunch of stuff....

I got it just to gain more control over the audio input....but its like I got a new camera.....:)
 

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I'm still learning it...Its got a bunch of stuff....

I got it just to gain more control over the audio input....but its like I got a new camera.....:)
SCT,

Magic Lantern is a fantastic third party firmware update... If you like your Astrophotography then you would love the in built intervolometer and the bulb ramping feature.. Not sure if it causes issues with Warranty!

Regards
 

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