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    How do you create the dark shadows around the 4 corners of a photo?

    issit done by using a camera hood?
    or post processing?

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    Default Re: Noob question. pardon me

    It's done in post processing using whatever graphics manipulation software you know.

    HTH.

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    PS: Pardon me, gave you wrong information, because I wasn't reading the request properly. Sorry.
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    Default Re: Noob question. pardon me

    if i'm not wrong, use a bigger hood would allow you to have that effect in your photos. Identically, you can also create that effect in Photoshop.
    The effect you're talking about should be Vignetting.
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    called vignette,
    from PS , Filter >> Distort >> Lens Correction
    to continue press hex key , to return to main menu press star

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    What you are referring to should be lens vignetting (light fall-off).

    This occurs naturally depending on your lens and prescense of lens accessories such as hood, filters.

    It can be achieved through PS as well

    Here's a link to look up on before you get more tips on vignetting: http://www.the-digital-picture.com/C...ignetting.aspx

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    Thanks again!! = )

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    Default Re: Noob question. pardon me

    Quote Originally Posted by S2S2S2 View Post
    How do you create the dark shadows around the 4 corners of a photo?

    issit done by using a camera hood?
    or post processing?
    both ways also can.

    using not the right lens hood or cut a hole with a black card will have less control of the vignetting, but once you get it right will save of ton of time post processing it.

    professional portrait photographers being doing this for many decades, long before photoshop exist.

    hope this help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S2S2S2 View Post
    How do you create the dark shadows around the 4 corners of a photo?

    issit done by using a camera hood?
    or post processing?
    Post process - Vignette (corners fall off)

    On cam? Try attaching a APC-S or DX lens on a Ful Frame Cam - That will be serious vignetting...

    On a lighter note, just do adapter/lens stacking, vignette will happen even at wider aperture.
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    Advise for newbie is to do it in post process, through software, where it is more controllable..

    Sometimes this vignetting effect is not desirable for every kind of shoot
    and once it is achieve in your original raw shot (not through s/w), it takes quite a lot of effort to remedy it later part in your PP flow if you fell that vignetting may not suit final picture in the end..

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    Default Re: Noob question. pardon me

    Normally happens in ultra wide angle, where if you plonk in a thick filter or stack filters (put more than 2), the corners (which is the widest angle you are taking) will be clipped off by the filters. It's normally quite a hard clipoff, so if you see a soft nicer looking vignetting, most likely it's software processed.

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