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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Thanks for the heads up guys, but im not even finshed with the manual yet...anyway i thought i would give a go at manual focus and what better than to try and replicate what "matty-hodgson" did with his foster/iron-bru can? heres my shot....



    and then....



    so i will openly admit im crap with a camera at the moment but i think im picking it up pretty fast, toughts on my manualy focus'd shots?

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    focus on the phone seems to be a little out, its a bit soft... and the bowl, i cant really tell where it was supposed to be focussed, but it looks like just inside the rim closest to the camera.

    Heres a shot i took out at the farm with my GF the other day:
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by mmh View Post
    focus on the phone seems to be a little out, its a bit soft... and the bowl, i cant really tell where it was supposed to be focussed, but it looks like just inside the rim closest to the camera.

    Heres a shot i took out at the farm with my GF the other day:
    nice shot, how do you get the clouds to look like that? its as if there being curved at the corners,

    focus was suppose to be at the rim yes and i figured the phone could be more sharp but i really could not focus any better using manual

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    One from Goodwood on Sunday:



    (and yeah, I'm sure there are lots of technical aspects that could be better - but ooh look: shiny car)

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    Awesome car!

    Not a bad picture imo, but i know little about photography >.<
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    so i will openly admit im crap with a camera at the moment but i think im picking it up pretty fast, toughts on my manualy focus'd shots?
    They're suffering from camera shake because your shutter speed is too long. Bump up your ISO/open your aperture/add more light/use camera support and you'll fix this.
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by razer121 View Post
    nice shot, how do you get the clouds to look like that? its as if there being curved at the corners,
    There's a filter being used, and the darkening of the edges is either caused by vignetting (blocking of light by the filter/lens edges) or done in PP.

    focus was suppose to be at the rim yes and i figured the phone could be more sharp but i really could not focus any better using manual
    Kudos to those that can manual focus accurately. I'm pretty rubbish at it and the AF nearly always does a much better job.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    my picture was a HDR, but i tried to do it without overdoing it... which is how i got the clouds to look the way that they do - no filters were used, as for the curved edges, i presume you mean the darkness in the corners, as kalneil said, its vignetting, and for once it was natural from the petal hood on my 17-85mm lens.
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by mmh View Post
    my picture was a HDR, but i tried to do it without overdoing it... which is how i got the clouds to look the way that they do - no filters were used
    beg pardon! Looks like a grad filter (which I guess you are emulating with HDR )

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    beg pardon! Looks like a grad filter (which I guess you are emulating with HDR )
    not really, i guess if thats how it looks then you might be right, but there were no graduation settings >.<

    just made everything darker and tried to bring back the shadows and thats how it came out.

    I do have a graduating filter, but never use it (too lazy to mess with it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmh View Post
    not really, i guess if thats how it looks then you might be right, but there were no graduation settings >.<

    just made everything darker and tried to bring back the shadows and thats how it came out.
    Which is pretty much what grad filters do if you have light sky and dark ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Which is pretty much what grad filters do if you have light sky and dark ground
    not if you have it upside down

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    There's a filter being used, and the darkening of the edges is either caused by vignetting (blocking of light by the filter/lens edges) or done in PP.

    Kudos to those that can manual focus accurately. I'm pretty rubbish at it and the AF nearly always does a much better job.
    IIRC, my old OM2 has a ground glass screen (with a focussing aid in the cntre) which makes manual focussing a lot easier. The screen was interchangeable for specialist purposes.

    I'm not sure if that is standard with DSLRs with autofocussing, although I know some DSLRs do have a facility for adding a ground glass focussing screen for manual focussing. (otherwise if it is really critical for close up - use a tapemeasure, although the came4ra really does need to be on a tripod for that. (and you need to know the focal plane of the camera)
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    Re: Photo-a-day

    Yeah I had an OM10 that used a split prism - made manual focus very easy. But modern DLSRs use clear screens to aid the AF system.

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    Re: Photo-a-day

    One overlooking Derwent Water at about half ten the other night.


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    Are you a professional photographer Kushti? Or just a bloody good hobbyist?

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