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Playing around with new camera

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Ironwolf, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Mar 11, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Just fiddling with the new K-5 II, learning how to use its multitudinous settings and discovering its foibles.

    Yesterday I took this photo in my cubicle at work; 35mm lens at F8 with built in flash, distance to subject, about 7 or 8 feet.

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    I cropped out this section to show the amount of detail being picked up.

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    We had a snow storm blow through last night, so this is what I woke up to around 8:30.

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    These are some HDR shots created from a single snap with its exposure manipulated during raw processing. Three different tone mapping setups.

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    Just havin' some fun.:D
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  2. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Mar 11, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Throw in a close-up of Monty.

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    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013
  3. Boubou

    Boubou Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 30, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    Never seen a stuffed possum.
    But then again i live in Canada.
    Who was DrPepper, and he was a doctor of what?
    I love the Bubba cups, i have the same for in car, however this model is very top heavy and tips over at a glance. I have a wide bottom one for cold drinks in summer, very stable. We recently bought all steel Bubba cups, those are ridiculous, have to wait an hour before the coffee has cooled enough for me to drink some.
    oh yes nice pics
     
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  5. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Nice camera Ironwolf! That should serve you well.

    The main thing is to invest in the best possible glass you can afford.

    The other thing is, work on getting the images as good as possible in the camera. One recommendation is to set WB manually with using something like a Expodisc. Cameras don't always get the WB correct automatically. This will help to minimize post processing.

    If you get serious about taking composed stills, get a good, sturdy tripod and an excellent ball head, along with a remote shutter release.

    Apologies in advance if you already know all of this!
     
  6. sjtalon

    sjtalon Poster Extraordinaire

    Yup, best thing to do with a new camera is just keep playing with it, all conditions. Macro is great for the real close stuff. Most of the time it helps to shut the dang flash off too. That's what's great about digital, other than the battery use, it's free to shoot away.

    And the cat, there are "fix red eye" deals but I don't know what a guy would do with severe green eye ???
     
  7. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    green eye is easy to fix if you have good software.
     
  8. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Mar 11, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I actually kind of liked the "green eye" in that shot.

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  9. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    You need to compress you images, these things are over 2MB a piece.
     
  10. 64Strat

    64Strat Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    What software are you using?

    You should be able to adjust the opacity and make the green eye removal more natural looking than pure black.
     
  11. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Mar 11, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    That was just done in a couple of minutes in PhotoScape. Opacity settings aren't available in it.
     
  12. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    Glad you didn't show a close up of the Full Monty. :lol:

    Nice photos, I like the snow scenes, pretty neat with the different settings.
     
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