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    Default Take a look at some really beautiful pics here and at the same time teach a newbie

    the link is here:

    http://www1.photosig.com/viewuser.php?id=5279


    click on each photo, the description will says what type of filter/lenses the professional photographer use.

    can you guys explain what kind of filter/lenses are them? and how much are they??

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    Default Re: Take a look at some really beautiful pics here and at the same time teach a newbie

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    can you guys explain what kind of filter/lenses are them? and how much are they??
    This site has a good introduction to all the common types of filters (except filters for B&W work): http://www.cliffshade.com/dpfwiw/filters.htm

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    Default Re: Take a look at some really beautiful pics here and at the same time teach a newbie

    Originally posted by behyx
    the link is here:

    http://www1.photosig.com/viewuser.php?id=5279


    click on each photo, the description will says what type of filter/lenses the professional photographer use.

    can you guys explain what kind of filter/lenses are them? and how much are they??
    I believe that guy is not a profrssional photographer. He uses a Nkion 5700 digital camera and Cokin warm filter.

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    Just curious. Why do you find his shots so appealing?

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    He wrote a tutorial on how he took those shots if you're interested.

    http://www1.photosig.com/viewarticle.php?id=671

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    Default Re: Re: Take a look at some really beautiful pics here and at the same time teach a newbie

    Originally posted by Kit


    I believe that guy is not a profrssional photographer. He uses a Nkion 5700 digital camera and Cokin warm filter.
    no need to be professional to take good pics mah...
    Check out my wildlife pics at www.instagram.com/conrad_nature

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    http://www1.photosig.com/viewphoto.php?id=349484


    Like so impossible leh this shot...
    can get so clear meh? as in backgrd while focusing the subject in front, the F very be very high. My 707 can never do that man!

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    Originally posted by Kit
    Just curious. Why do you find his shots so appealing?
    i found the forest pics very warming... very nice.... and i believe it's the cause of the warm filter right? so what it actually do? it only makes color of the picture more warming?

    so basically filter revolves around the colors thats it huh?

    and how much filter cost?

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    i wont buy warm filter... i will cheat with PS

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    Originally posted by franciskc
    i wont buy warm filter... i will cheat with PS
    will you achieve the same effect?

    but as a film SLR user, i doubt i can use PS.. unless i am gonna get a digital format from the lab...

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    Originally posted by siron
    http://www1.photosig.com/viewphoto.php?id=349484


    Like so impossible leh this shot...
    can get so clear meh? as in backgrd while focusing the subject in front, the F very be very high. My 707 can never do that man!
    geez i've to agree dat this shot seems almost impossible to take...it looks at if he made a montage out of 2 different photos using photoshop?

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    Hi,

    It's not really that difficult.. First of all, to keep both object sharp, you will have to use a smaller aperture... It seems that he doesn't have a small enough aperture for this one as the statue of liberty at the background isn't quite sharp enough. As for the lighting, this can be done by a slow-sync flash exposure.. Just expose for the background (i.e. the statue) and the flash will take care of the foreground object (that binocular)... The flash will certainly not reach the background but will nicely light up your foreground subject... There you have it, a scene with nicely lit foreground subject that's balanced with the background!

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    Originally posted by izux


    geez i've to agree dat this shot seems almost impossible to take...it looks at if he made a montage out of 2 different photos using photoshop?

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    Hi,

    yes for such shots, small apertures have to be used to get both the foreground and background in focus.
    Even though his statue of liberty is not exactly the sharpest, but considering the distance between the 2 objects of focus, what fstop could he be using? His Coolpix 5700 smallest's size is only f8....

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    Originally posted by izux
    Hi,

    yes for such shots, small apertures have to be used to get both the foreground and background in focus.
    Even though his statue of liberty is not exactly the sharpest, but considering the distance between the 2 objects of focus, what fstop could he be using? His Coolpix 5700 smallest's size is only f8....
    That is why I say it's almost impossible...
    for my cam I cannot do it cause smallest is only F8.

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    Originally posted by mpenza


    no need to be professional to take good pics mah...
    The original poster mentioned that he was a professional photographer. I was correcting that.

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    Originally posted by siron
    http://www1.photosig.com/viewphoto.php?id=349484


    Like so impossible leh this shot...
    can get so clear meh? as in backgrd while focusing the subject in front, the F very be very high. My 707 can never do that man!
    Haizzz.......... anybody actually bother to read his tutorial??

    "Next donīt use the highest or the lowest F-stop. Use a mid F-stop like 4 or 5.6."

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    Originally posted by Kit


    Haizzz.......... anybody actually bother to read his tutorial??

    "Next donīt use the highest or the lowest F-stop. Use a mid F-stop like 4 or 5.6."

    I read...at F4-5 or so....can he actually get so clear in the bachgtound and front subject?? I doubt so leh

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    Originally posted by Kit


    Haizzz.......... anybody actually bother to read his tutorial??

    "Next donīt use the highest or the lowest F-stop. Use a mid F-stop like 4 or 5.6."
    y use a mid f-stop? i tot a smaller aperture results in better clarity?

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    Originally posted by shuy


    y use a mid f-stop? i tot a smaller aperture results in better clarity?
    Apparently, digital cameras have deeper DOF. His reason for using a wider aperture is to prevent the starry effects on the lights.

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    i thought starry lights were due to higher exposure, not just aperture size.

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