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    Default Simple question: Stepping

    Hi All.

    What is stepping?
    Sometimes I hear people say, "that photo has good stepping" ?
    Or what is a step?

    thanks!
    I'm missing something basic

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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    Quote Originally Posted by enewmen View Post
    Hi All.

    What is stepping?
    Sometimes I hear people say, "that photo has good stepping" ?
    Or what is a step?

    thanks!
    I'm missing something basic
    Good question. I don't know what stepping is. This is the first time I've heard of it. I would like to know what "stepping" is too.

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    Can share where you heard of 'Stepping'??
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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    stepping.....

    place the photos on the floor,
    pull your body weight on the stronger leg,
    rise the other feet,
    step on the photos as hard as you like....
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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    Let me join in this thread to stay tuned to understand what "stepping" is... never heard this word used in this context before
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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    stepping.....

    place the photos on the floor,
    pull your body weight on the stronger leg,
    rise the other feet,
    step on the photos as hard as you like....
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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    I think it's about camera lens stepping rings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enewmen View Post
    I think it's about camera lens stepping rings.
    But you just said that you heard people saying "This photo has good stepping"...

    huh>??????? I just lost you.

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    Its called step up/down ring dude!!!
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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    Sorry about this.
    I think I just confused myself..


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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    Quote Originally Posted by enewmen View Post
    Sorry about this.
    I think I just confused myself..

    you should ask there and then,

    anyway, possible and closer meaning could be the tonal steps
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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    you should ask there and then,

    anyway, possible and closer meaning could be the tonal steps
    I was thinking along those lines too... but if there are 'steps', isn't that not so pleasing...? Some people call it banding or posterization, am I right?
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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    The closer i can think of is "stop" a lettle away from "step" =)

    Filter Name F-Stop Reduction % of Light Transmitted

    ND2 has an F-Stop Reduction of 1 which means 50% of the light gets through
    ND4 has an F-Stop Reduction of 2 which means 25% of the light gets through
    ND8 has an F-Stop Reduction of 3 which means 12.5% of the light gets through
    ND64 has an F-Stop Reduction of 6 which means 1.56% of the light gets through
    ND1000 has an F-Stop Reduction of 10 which means .1% of the light gets through

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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I was thinking along those lines too... but if there are 'steps', isn't that not so pleasing...? Some people call it banding or posterization, am I right?
    it is not a really having steps, but rich in tonal range, like in shadow areas is not block up, and also highlight area not white wash, still able to see detail in it.
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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    Quote Originally Posted by XavierShoot View Post
    The closer i can think of is "stop" a lettle away from "step" =)

    Filter Name F-Stop Reduction % of Light Transmitted

    ND2 has an F-Stop Reduction of 1 which means 50% of the light gets through
    ND4 has an F-Stop Reduction of 2 which means 25% of the light gets through
    ND8 has an F-Stop Reduction of 3 which means 12.5% of the light gets through
    ND64 has an F-Stop Reduction of 6 which means 1.56% of the light gets through
    ND1000 has an F-Stop Reduction of 10 which means .1% of the light gets through

    Izzit? lolx, just trying to help
    but then it doesn't fit into the context of this sentence "....this photo has good stepping..."
    Exploring! :)

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    maybe it's a photo of someone stepping on something?
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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    Quote Originally Posted by XavierShoot View Post
    The closer i can think of is "stop" a lettle away from "step" =)

    Filter Name F-Stop Reduction % of Light Transmitted

    ND2 has an F-Stop Reduction of 1 which means 50% of the light gets through
    ND4 has an F-Stop Reduction of 2 which means 25% of the light gets through
    ND8 has an F-Stop Reduction of 3 which means 12.5% of the light gets through
    ND64 has an F-Stop Reduction of 6 which means 1.56% of the light gets through
    ND1000 has an F-Stop Reduction of 10 which means .1% of the light gets through

    Izzit? lolx, just trying to help
    Thanks,
    This makes more sense
    It can also mean tonal steps like another said.

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    I think whoever said that has ZERO knowledge of photography and was just trying to sound cheem by dropping a phrase that they thought applies.
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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    I think whoever said that has ZERO knowledge of photography and was just trying to sound cheem by dropping a phrase that they thought applies.
    ya,
    perhaps that also.
    I wouldn't know...

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    Default Re: Simple question: Stepping

    You said sometimes you hear people mention "this photo has good stepping". Care to share who these people are?

    Besides the amusing possibilities that someone is trying to act smart, "stepping" could be a casual term whoever these person/people use to describe something else, but is not a photographic term.
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