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    hi,

    if i want to take a 'noisy' shot in broad day light ( i'm talking about max iso),
    what sort of filter stack should i have..
    for eg.CPL+ND4+???+???

    would it be right to use the same stack of filter for long exposure in daylight?
    pls advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelight View Post
    hi,

    if i want to take a 'noisy' shot in broad day light ( i'm talking about max iso),
    what sort of filter stack should i have..
    for eg.CPL+ND4+???+???
    Huh?? I am lost. What has filters got to do with a max iso noisy shot?

    would it be right to use the same stack of filter for long exposure in daylight?
    pls advise.
    Depends on what kind of daylight. Different timings of the day different kind of Daylight. Different weather will give you different strengths of daylight. Usually ND4 + CPL is not enough to get you long exposures in daylight, if the daylight is slightly mid strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelight View Post
    hi,

    if i want to take a 'noisy' shot in broad day light ( i'm talking about max iso),
    what sort of filter stack should i have..
    for eg.CPL+ND4+???+???

    would it be right to use the same stack of filter for long exposure in daylight?
    pls advise.
    Hmm actually you can add in the noise or grains in post processing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Huh?? I am lost. What has filters got to do with a max iso noisy shot?



    Depends on what kind of daylight. Different timings of the day different kind of Daylight. Different weather will give you different strengths of daylight. Usually ND4 + CPL is not enough to get you long exposures in daylight, if the daylight is slightly mid strong.

    noisy shot will give a 'nostalgic feel' to the composition (imho)..as i am toying with this idea for a while but somehow unable to use smallest aperture with highest iso in daylight..
    i am thinking of adding filters to 'down' a few more stops so i can reach that effect.
    sorry if this sound impossible but i am still bent on trying this out.
    cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Hmm actually you can add in the noise or grains in post processing.
    not good in PP and in the midst of purchasing CS5 soon. hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelight View Post
    noisy shot will give a 'nostalgic feel' to the composition (imho)..as i am toying with this idea for a while but somehow unable to use smallest aperture with highest iso in daylight..
    i am thinking of adding filters to 'down' a few more stops so i can reach that effect.
    sorry if this sound impossible but i am still bent on trying this out.
    cheers.
    Why don't you add the noise in PP instead? That would be a more elegant way of doing things, and you get to control the grain and characteristic of the 'noise'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelight View Post
    not good in PP and in the midst of purchasing CS5 soon. hehe
    You don't need CS5 to do PP.

    Tons of free software available. Try GIMP. It is 70-80% functionality of Photoshop and it is FREE.

    http://www.gimp.org/

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelight View Post
    hi,

    if i want to take a 'noisy' shot in broad day light ( i'm talking about max iso),
    what sort of filter stack should i have..
    for eg.CPL+ND4+???+???

    would it be right to use the same stack of filter for long exposure in daylight?
    pls advise.
    U wan noise?? can always add in PP
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Why don't you add the noise in PP instead? That would be a more elegant way of doing things, and you get to control the grain and characteristic of the 'noise'.
    got a couple of enthusiast friends who claim PP is utmost in photography...
    they are right??
    i just want to start from basic.
    after all, i'm new and really want to walk where you guys have been...
    trial and error before relying on PP..
    thanx anyway guys..
    have a good weekend!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelight View Post
    got a couple of enthusiast friends who claim PP is utmost in photography...
    they are right??
    i just want to start from basic.
    after all, i'm new and really want to walk where you guys have been...
    trial and error before relying on PP..
    thanx anyway guys..
    have a good weekend!!
    digital PP is part of digital photography..

    Just like how dark room is part of film photography.

    Anyway, it is your prerogative to do things your way. But experience tells us your way is a big round about way, and more than likely, you will be disappointed with the results.

    But hey, whatever rocks your boat dude.

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    Default Re: filter stack-up

    Quote Originally Posted by thelight View Post
    got a couple of enthusiast friends who claim PP is utmost in photography...
    they are right??
    i just want to start from basic.
    after all, i'm new and really want to walk where you guys have been...
    trial and error before relying on PP..
    thanx anyway guys..
    have a good weekend!!
    i think the time to do some PP for this effect beats having to buy filter and all and try to figure out how to have it done setting the camera..

    haha.. but thats my point of view..

    have a great weekend shooting..
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    Default Re: filter stack-up

    theoratically just count the stops .... 100,200,400,800,1600,3200,6400 etc etc etc ........ and get the right number of ND filters that cut light back down to a workable iso equivalent where you are comfortable with

    cant elaborate further because i dont know what cam body u are using and

    1. what is its max iso (include 'boost' iso's ?)
    2. what is the max shutter speed your cam is capable of

    good luck !
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    Err..try shouting as noisily as you can when you squeeze the shuttle... (just kidding). Like what the rest said, PP is the most sensible way to create the noise you want.
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