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Lives in United States New York, NY, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.photographerdan.com
Joined on Aug 16, 2006

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lawny13: Nice picture/composition and general feel...

And yes I know many people complain too much on here. However, when I opened the file and had a look I honestly was not too impressed. The shadow pull is too aggressive since you can see tones of color noise in the trees.

So it is nice in the browser as is, but I wouldn't print this out to hang on my wall. I hope that he also made a bracketed set of shots. Blending would have give him a better IQ image over all. Additionally focus stacking would have also made things even more interesting for a large print.

I admit, that I am not sure if I would have been able to do better. But with a total eclipse being a once in a life time sort of thing, I would have taken many many images covering many techniques in order to ensure I captured something I or someone else would have PPed to perfection.

Yes probably. . .you'd still have a decent amount of pp to do for it to look right and well one could go perhaps too far quite easily. . .for some - using a single shot can be a form of restraint.

Another thing is. . .when you're very limited on time. . .sometimes you won't have the time to setup the proper rig and test for the right bracketing etc. . . The other thing to consider is that since this exposure is nearly a 1/4 second. . .you've already introduced some movement and I feel multiple exposures would multiply that effect too.

I'm not disagreeing with you but at the same time there seems to be this trend on here where bracketing is the end solution and well if that were the case then we could simply just stop using interchangeable lens cameras and use cellphones for all of our landscape and travel photography.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
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lawny13: Nice picture/composition and general feel...

And yes I know many people complain too much on here. However, when I opened the file and had a look I honestly was not too impressed. The shadow pull is too aggressive since you can see tones of color noise in the trees.

So it is nice in the browser as is, but I wouldn't print this out to hang on my wall. I hope that he also made a bracketed set of shots. Blending would have give him a better IQ image over all. Additionally focus stacking would have also made things even more interesting for a large print.

I admit, that I am not sure if I would have been able to do better. But with a total eclipse being a once in a life time sort of thing, I would have taken many many images covering many techniques in order to ensure I captured something I or someone else would have PPed to perfection.

You can certainly clean this file up even further in photoshop I would say with complete confidence and reach an exhibition quality print.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 18:05 UTC
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itaibachar: Halos of overly raised shadows don't make a good photo.

Everyone has their own way. For me personally and Ironically sometimes best way is really the old fashion method of freehand paint brush or cloning or dodge and burn or even a combination of all three depending on the photo and constantly sampling the colors and adjusting the opacity and flow to have it fall-off in a much more gradual way. "Stretching" out the tonal transitions is what will make it look more pleasing and natural - the tightness of them is what makes it odd.

It sounds daunting and complex but you'll get really good at these basic tools and it'll be second nature as to which one you'll use for a specific part of the frame. It's also sort of funny how in some ways you go back to basic tools that would've been deemed amateur when you're first learning photoshop.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2017 at 17:01 UTC

A lot of what will dictate lens sales will also be video. EF isn't going anywhere soon as there are major cinema camera manufacturers who support EF mount NATIVELY as well as their own through first party bayonets, drives, image processing etc. . .RED comes to mind for example.

E-Mount is gaining native support in the video community naturally since Sony has always been a driving force behind video as well so we will see the popularity of Sony continue to rise.

It's not a coincidence that Canon and Sony are at the top now. . they're also key players in the video industry too. These two are able to market their photographic mounts into another industry rather well and provide the most seamless hardware and workflow between the two at least in the segment that remains a notch below the full blown no-limits to cost of using ARRI Cameras, A company which btw is also making accessories for EOS.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 17:23 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
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Anfy: Yes, it is better than the D610 at ISO 3200 and especially 6400, but not so much to justify the difference in price and lack of video and dual SD slot.

Dual card slots aren't really about memory capacity as memory cards have gotten to the capacity of not needing to switch out for most scenarios, they are for backup and or writing images raw in one card and jpeg or of lower quality in another etc. . .

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 01:53 UTC
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