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    Default Need Pro Advice about FILTERS

    Hi,

    I just bought D90 Kit lens last month and still new in this field....

    I need your help regarding this matter...

    My problem is every time i take a picture with the sky on the background,

    it doesn't seem to have a blue sky....(Quite Disappointing..Sigh)


    Is it me that has a problem in shooting or my camera need a filter????

    If I buy a Tianya Filter or B+W Filter or Polarizer??? which should i be buying?????

    I want something that i can use in wide angle or when stitching it on PS...

    Can someone tell me how can i achieve a bluesh sky in my photo....


    Thanks...I hope you can help me with this...

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    Default Re: Need Pro Advice about FILTERS

    My take is that a CPL filter will help to bring up the contrast in the skies between blue and white.

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    Default Re: Need Pro Advice about FILTERS

    Try a polarizing filter.

    http://www.great-landscape-photograp...ng-filter.html

    Took the picture below with a P&S camera+polarizer.


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    You also need to consider our climate here in the tropics. It's much harder to achieve a blue sky with the high humidity causing a lot of light diffraction and reflection. A Polarizer can help greatly, but we careful with the resulting vignetting if you use it on wide-angle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlareg View Post
    Hi,
    I just bought D90 Kit lens last month and still new in this field....
    I need your help regarding this matter...
    My problem is every time i take a picture with the sky on the background,
    it doesn't seem to have a blue sky....(Quite Disappointing..Sigh)

    Is it me that has a problem in shooting or my camera need a filter????
    If I buy a Tianya Filter or B+W Filter or Polarizer??? which should i be buying?????
    I want something that i can use in wide angle or when stitching it on PS...
    Can someone tell me how can i achieve a bluesh sky in my photo....

    Thanks...I hope you can help me with this...
    is the non-blue due to blown-out (too bright) sky? you might have metered not so well to get the blues in the sky.
    post a picture here for us to see will be better.
    and yes, in general, a circular polarizer does help u in getting more blues (in the sky).
    cameras are not made of tofu

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    Default Re: Need Pro Advice about FILTERS

    You can also use a Graduated Neutral Density Filter.

    http://www.great-landscape-photograp...d-filters.html

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    Or you can use GND exposure/brightness compensation in PP. You can also decrease luminance in the blue channel in PP.

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    Default Re: Need Pro Advice about FILTERS

    the best way is to shoot at the right time and at the right exposure

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    Sometime the sky might be over exposed.
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    Basically its lighting, metering and exposure.
    Try to grab this book, read it and use it as a reference:
    "Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson"

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    Default Re: Need Pro Advice about FILTERS

    Quote Originally Posted by dlareg View Post
    Hi,

    I just bought D90 Kit lens last month and still new in this field....

    I need your help regarding this matter...

    My problem is every time i take a picture with the sky on the background,

    it doesn't seem to have a blue sky....(Quite Disappointing..Sigh)


    Is it me that has a problem in shooting or my camera need a filter????

    If I buy a Tianya Filter or B+W Filter or Polarizer??? which should i be buying?????

    I want something that i can use in wide angle or when stitching it on PS...

    Can someone tell me how can i achieve a bluesh sky in my photo....


    Thanks...I hope you can help me with this...
    Polarization has its greatest effect at right angles to the sun
    So u know now, when you're shooting perpendicular to the sun's rays, it is when u will get optimum increased saturation. So timing is impt here..

    HTH
    Last edited by Numnumball; 18th May 2010 at 10:47 AM.
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    Default Re: Need Pro Advice about FILTERS

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES...

    The Conclusion is to try POLARIZER...HEHEHE

    Will Be Posting my Shot as soon as i bought the Polarizer...


    Thank you again.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlareg View Post
    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES...

    The Conclusion is to try POLARIZER...HEHEHE

    Will Be Posting my Shot as soon as i bought the Polarizer...


    Thank you again.....
    Do consider spending more to spend less. Not too sure what your filter diameter is for your lens (advise you go check out)...ask the nikon bros We canon users buy 77mm ones to cut down cost:

    (because we are mostly on 77mm and can step-up for the smaller ones from xx-77mm)

    and DO NOT get conned into buying some lousy one at a high price..like the steineizer brand LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Or you can use GND exposure/brightness compensation in PP. You can also decrease luminance in the blue channel in PP.
    Hi TS.... like daredevil said.... play wif e luminance in the blue channel...it works very well

    check following review b4 committing to buy...
    http://www.lenstip.com/115.1-article...ters_test.html


    cheers!
    Last edited by FireZ; 18th May 2010 at 02:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlareg View Post
    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES...

    The Conclusion is to try POLARIZER...HEHEHE

    Will Be Posting my Shot as soon as i bought the Polarizer...


    Thank you again.....
    Polarizer alone won't get you bluish sky le... try shooting around 8-10am and 5-6pm with Sun perpendicular with your shot.

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    Default Re: Need Pro Advice about FILTERS

    Quote Originally Posted by dlareg View Post
    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES...

    The Conclusion is to try POLARIZER...HEHEHE

    Will Be Posting my Shot as soon as i bought the Polarizer...


    Thank you again.....
    Pick a sunny day like today in the North.


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