Sunday, July 10, 2011

color casts

As you can see the title of this post may be a bit of a play on words.
My sons casts come off tomorrow and my neighbors on wed this week. We of course had to get a shot of them together while they were still on. I was very happy with the shot photographically. I used one sb flash bounced into a big 60" umbrella (which the wind caught and destroyed during the shoot). The flash was on full power and in fairly close to them. They were standing in the shade and i think the camera was set to f8 or f11 and 1/250 sec at 100 iso. This of course darkened the sky and background down a bit but made everything from foreground to background in focus. In photoshop later i created a new layer and put a strong gausian blur on it (if i was being fussy i would have blended the layers better, you can see the problems in the grass). I then masked out the kids to keep them sharp. I applied a curve and a vignette, sharpened and was done. Time now to order some new umbrellas.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

night time hdr

I was driving by a building i have shot a few times now and thought i would try a night shot, and of course feed some mosquitoes while i was at it. I bracketed 9 shots and chose 5 to run through photomatix. It was pretty much as easy as that. I did a curve but nothing fancy and sharpened and that was it.