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    Default How to produce super clear & sharp pictures?

    I always wonder how to produce those super clear & sharp, super contrast pictures that has no haze... Do we get it straight out of camera, with special filters or adjust with PS?

    How to make the skin super smooth? I tried using PS to adjust, but can never achieve the super smooth effect. they turn out rather grainy. Not enough light?

    I shoot with a Hoya Pro1 Digital filter and my shots usually come out a little hazy, especially on a sunny day. Which Haze filter do you recommend? Will it also cut the amount of light entering the lens?

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    haze filter? most are just color filters... mean filter off the color... even B+W UV+Haze filter, dun think can remove the haze and get clear sky...

    sharp & clear depends on sensor and lens, then focusing and hand holding technique, then aperture and exposure.

    some lenses esp primes produce very sharp pictures, like 50mm, most are sharp, and macro lenses are mostly sharp... and most lenses have a sweet spot of f8-f11 so you have to see what type of lenses you are using.

    how to make skin super smooth...

    step 1 - find a model with smooth skin...
    step 2 - find a make up artist to enhance the skin texture by cosmetics
    step 3 - find a photoshopper if in doubt
    step 4 - if all else fails, dun shoot...
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    how to make skin super smooth...

    step 1 - find a model with smooth skin...
    step 2 - find a make up artist to enhance the skin texture by cosmetics
    step 3 - find a photoshopper if in doubt
    step 4 - if all else fails, dun shoot...
    hAHAHA!

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    f64, iso25600, 1/8000th sec, cam on a manfrotto 055proB with a cinder block tied to the centre column for stability - confirm + chope sure sharp pic. (method courtesy of funksoluva)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    haze filter? most are just color filters... mean filter off the color... even B+W UV+Haze filter, dun think can remove the haze and get clear sky...

    sharp & clear depends on sensor and lens, then focusing and hand holding technique, then aperture and exposure.

    some lenses esp primes produce very sharp pictures, like 50mm, most are sharp, and macro lenses are mostly sharp... and most lenses have a sweet spot of f8-f11 so you have to see what type of lenses you are using.

    how to make skin super smooth...

    step 1 - find a model with smooth skin...
    step 2 - find a make up artist to enhance the skin texture by cosmetics
    step 3 - find a photoshopper if in doubt
    step 4 - if all else fails, dun shoot...


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    hmm... really difficult to asnwer this as I'm still taking soft/out of focus pictures... manually focus can be sharper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    f64, iso25600, 1/8000th sec, cam on a manfrotto 055proB with a cinder block tied to the centre column for stability - confirm + chope sure sharp pic. (method courtesy of funksoluva)
    Not really.

    With that ISO level, I'll be surprised if you can even see anything.

    Also, with such a high ISO and shutter speed, even if you're shooting directly into the sun on a bright sunny day, the shot will come out very underexposed or not at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alternatve View Post
    Not really.

    With that ISO level, I'll be surprised if you can even see anything.

    Also, with such a high ISO and shutter speed, even if you're shooting directly into the sun on a bright sunny day, the shot will come out very underexposed or not at all.

    Samuel
    the contrast will be perfect... only 2 tone... either got or dun have...

    its like a silouette thats black & white without grey....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antzzz View Post
    I always wonder how to produce those super clear & sharp, super contrast pictures that has no haze... Do we get it straight out of camera, with special filters or adjust with PS?

    How to make the skin super smooth? I tried using PS to adjust, but can never achieve the super smooth effect. they turn out rather grainy. Not enough light?

    I shoot with a Hoya Pro1 Digital filter and my shots usually come out a little hazy, especially on a sunny day. Which Haze filter do you recommend? Will it also cut the amount of light entering the lens?
    What are you shooting in particular?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    haze filter? most are just color filters... mean filter off the color... even B+W UV+Haze filter, dun think can remove the haze and get clear sky...

    sharp & clear depends on sensor and lens, then focusing and hand holding technique, then aperture and exposure.

    some lenses esp primes produce very sharp pictures, like 50mm, most are sharp, and macro lenses are mostly sharp... and most lenses have a sweet spot of f8-f11 so you have to see what type of lenses you are using.
    + Lens hood can help if its due to flare
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    Default Re: How to produce super clear & sharp pictures?

    practice, you can get sharp contrasty images straight out of camera

    time of day, good light, good lens, good camera
    and most important good skillful photographer


    no pp involved

    image from here

    http://forum.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=306889
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    Default Re: How to produce super clear & sharp pictures?

    Quote Originally Posted by alternatve View Post
    Not really.

    With that ISO level, I'll be surprised if you can even see anything.

    Also, with such a high ISO and shutter speed, even if you're shooting directly into the sun on a bright sunny day, the shot will come out very underexposed or not at all.

    Samuel
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    If Life worked on auto mode then manual mode for photography would have never existed. ― Deeksha Mittal

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    Haze? It could be a slight form of wash out where there are no completely black pixels. Check your levels to ensure that there are black pixels. Also, you could try adjusting the offset of the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    What are you shooting in particular?
    Architecture, Nature, but mostly portraits.
    I prefer natural lighting and what comes straight out of the camera, but I always wonder how to achieve shots like, say zeckson?. example: http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=305199

    Any idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antzzz View Post
    Architecture, Nature, but mostly portraits.
    I prefer natural lighting and what comes straight out of the camera, but I always wonder how to achieve shots like, say zeckson?. example: http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=305199

    Any idea?
    PSed...
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    Default Re: How to produce super clear & sharp pictures?

    zeckson da man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt View Post
    how to make skin super smooth...

    step 1 - find a model with smooth skin...
    step 2 - find a make up artist to enhance the skin texture by cosmetics
    step 3 - find a photoshopper if in doubt
    step 4 - if all else fails, dun shoot...
    U r funny man.. I fell off my chair!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    zeckson da man
    To PS or not to PS.. that is the Question..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antzzz View Post
    To PS or not to PS.. that is the Question..
    U need good pictures and PS it to make it better..
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    U need good pictures and PS it to make it better..
    well, if u dun have a good picture... use Paintshop Pro...

    y? cos u will be painting it instead of photoing it...
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