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    Dunno if this is consider over expose?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/12805838@N04/3883039500/

    not too sure how to post... try posting pic on gallery but need to wait for moderator approvE

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    Default Re: First night shot of humans at Esplanade

    Just copy the image location information and use the IMG tags



    like this...

    and as for the pic, it's ok on the exposure. A lil bright spots on the face which is still acceptable. But the DOF is too thin and you've focused on the centre area which leaves the 2 subjects on the side out of focus. The BG is a lil too bright.
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    Thanks zac ! so i juz type [img]link[img] ? m i right? any idea how i should further improve?

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    It should be [img]link[/img].

    I feel the exposure on the girls are ok. But like zac mention, DOF is thin, but for me, I feel the faces still look ok (at least, in the size on my screen). The problem is the first girl's finger pointing towards the camera. Can see that it's out of focus. Also, how about choosing a better background? Unless there's significance in choosing a construction site? You could've just turned to face the right and you'll have Singapore's CBD as the background. =) Different background would then require a different exposure...
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    the WB for the background looks ok, but for the faces looks too warm.
    The background is really distracting. Of all the views to shoot from that spot (near the merlion), this is one of the worst.
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    sorry can i ask wad u mean by depth of focus thin?? how to improve on tat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyori View Post
    sorry can i ask wad u mean by depth of focus thin?? how to improve on tat?
    I believe you should be shooting almost wide open. Thus the thin Depth of Field.

    I just checked the EXIF, you were at f4.5 and this is why the DOF is thin. Try shooting at about f5.6 to f8 in future.. But you'd have to use a tripod to compensate for the lower shutter speed.
    Last edited by zac08; 3rd September 2009 at 10:54 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyori
    sorry can i ask wad u mean by depth of focus thin?? how to improve on tat?

    google first for an explanation of the term "depth of field" if you don't understand. It's a little bit tough to explain in a post on clubsnap.
    Once you understand what depth of field is, you should experiment with the settings on your camera (pay attention to the f/__ value) and also the distance between camera and subject.

    Do let us know your findings.
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    Last edited by ZerocoolAstra; 3rd September 2009 at 10:54 AM.
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    thanks! shall try it out in future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyori
    thanks! shall try it out in future!

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    I think the background is slightly overexpose and hence make the correctly exposed girls 'relatively dark'. Don't you find that your eyes tend to stray to the left corner and get írritated' when you loook at the pic? I would think a 1-stop for background would have been better. - my opinion only - not a learned critic.

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    background ruined everything
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    i think the WB is mismatched. u done PP on it b4?

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    Alot of problems with this shot le...

    First of, shooting at night with VERY bright background behind subject and no fill flash. Background will be overexposed for sure.

    step 1) change shoot orientation. Turn 180 degrees, Shenton way background better , as stated above.

    Step 2) Use ur camera flash, use tissuepaper to diffuse it. (cheapo method, but it works)

    Step 3) smaller F size, rear curtain flash.

    Step 4) Either adjust WB in PP or do a custom WB setting. Since their growns are Black and white? (eh should be blue and white right? haah) But warm setting also works for this. So should be No Problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerva View Post
    i think the WB is mismatched. u done PP on it b4?
    sorry wads PP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Complex13717421 View Post
    Alot of problems with this shot le...

    First of, shooting at night with VERY bright background behind subject and no fill flash. Background will be overexposed for sure.

    step 1) change shoot orientation. Turn 180 degrees, Shenton way background better , as stated above.

    Step 2) Use ur camera flash, use tissuepaper to diffuse it. (cheapo method, but it works)

    Step 3) smaller F size, rear curtain flash.

    Step 4) Either adjust WB in PP or do a custom WB setting. Since their growns are Black and white? (eh should be blue and white right? haah) But warm setting also works for this. So should be No Problem.

    so i should be using flash on a nite shot?? but tat will make the blackgnd very black..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyori View Post
    sorry wads PP?
    Post processing. Changing of white balance, sharpening, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyori View Post
    so i should be using flash on a nite shot?? but tat will make the blackgnd very black..
    Use slow sync flash, read about this and you'll understand better.
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