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Old 04-29-2013, 11:34 AM   #3551
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Looks like you were fighting some tough lighting conditions.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:20 PM   #3552
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Yeah, among other things.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #3553
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:30 PM   #3554
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I just want to know why literally everyone who starts out with photography feels the need to throw a horrendous, always cursive, "waterwark" over their photos. Such a frustrating thing to see.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:58 PM   #3555
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Are you referring to someone in here, or is this just a general rant/vent?
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:14 PM   #3556
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Mine isn't cursive, so I guess it's not me. I don't think it matters anyway. Who cares what people put on their own work wether it be starting off or professionals. I've seen a ton of ugly "pro" watermarks.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:34 PM   #3557
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I'm almost certain he's referring to me ... No biggie, I'll take them down so you wont lose any sleep tonight.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:50 PM   #3558
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Don't take them down. This thread was made for everyone. Everyone has their own opinion. Do what you like.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:02 PM   #3559
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Don't take them down. This thread was made for everyone. Everyone has their own opinion. Do what you like.
+1 I think I'll make a 8===D watermark now.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:19 PM   #3560
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:22 PM   #3561
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a recent shot of mine. finally got a rig set up. damn Nikon D3S was too heavy for this. so....


Nikon d300s, Sigma 10-20mm f4.-5.6

shot at: ISO 200, 11.5mm, 1.6 second exposure at f16.















oh btw, enjoy my cursive watermark. ive been shooting for 7 years.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:37 PM   #3562
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Skim, nice! You have a shot of the rig setup?

And as far as the watermark comment... I use one if I think the picture will be 'shared' without my consent. Not that it is necessary as my copyright is embedded in the exif data. Yes that can be altered, but so can a water mark. I'm not a pro, I don't do it for money so most of the time I don't bother with a watermark.

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Old 04-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #3563
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got a rig setup too, but I need get better in retouching.



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Old 04-29-2013, 08:01 PM   #3564
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a recent shot of mine. finally got a rig set up. damn Nikon D3S was too heavy for this. so....


Nikon d300s, Sigma 10-20mm f4.-5.6

shot at: ISO 200, 11.5mm, 1.6 second exposure at f16.

http://akrzyphoto.smugmug.com/Motors...itAK2645-L.jpg


oh btw, enjoy my cursive watermark. ive been shooting for 7 years.
Awesome!

Also, my watermark isnt cursive. :P

My watermark isnt cursive :P


ECS FSTi @ NHMS by Khanh Duong | KHDPhoto.com, on Flickr
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:29 PM   #3565
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:31 PM   #3566
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Skim, nice! You have a shot of the rig setup?

see below.


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Awesome!

Also, my watermark isnt cursive. :P

My watermark isnt cursive :P
Jesus ^ lol! Thanks Khanh







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Nikon d300s, Sigma 10-20mm f4.-5.6

shot at: ISO 200, 11.5mm, 1.6 second exposure at f16.








SOTC converted to jpeg, resized, and watermarked with cursive for web.


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Old 04-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #3567
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Jesus ^ lol! Thanks Khanh
I sold that ruined photo for decent money
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:21 PM   #3568
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Skim, thanks for the reply. How long is the boom? I need to do some research but it seems like at that length there would be some shake/focal issues with a 1.6s exposure...


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Lol, beat me to it. Well done.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:30 PM   #3569
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Skim, thanks for the reply. How long is the boom? I need to do some research but it seems like at that length there would be some shake/focal issues with a 1.6s exposure...




Lol, beat me to it. Well done.

20ft boom in this picture. shot several with 15ft, and it just caused too much distortion for my tastes at that length... 20ft is manageable... does it shake, yes. if you move very slow, its not bad at all.


6 seconds at f11.... tell me 20ft is too long again for 2 seconds....

(i just dont like this angle as much)



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Old 04-29-2013, 09:52 PM   #3570
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^^^^ Wow! Well, you've given me something to read up on. Thanks
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:04 PM   #3571
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Rig shots look great guys. That's something I definitely want to attempt in the future. It seems that a good rig set up is pretty pricey. I need to spend the money on better gear right now.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:10 PM   #3572
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see below.





Looking good Skim. Would you like to share your workflow with us?
I would like to know what program did you use, how did you make your image so clean and crisp, and how you resize it. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #3573
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You do realize that you can re-size things in paint, right?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:51 PM   #3574
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Any tips for a noob? I don't know how to keep my pics from getting so grainy looking in the dark areas. Maybe I'm overdoing it with lightroom?

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Old 04-30-2013, 01:55 AM   #3575
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Looking good Skim. Would you like to share your workflow with us?
I would like to know what program did you use, how did you make your image so clean and crisp, and how you resize it. Thanks in advance.
Thanks man.

My workflow consists of both lightroom and photoshop. I make general adjustments in lightroom, then go over to ps for the layering, cloning and final color toning. My biggest recommendation is to take your time. If u spend 5 minutes on a shot, it might look like a 5 min photo. Sure ive seen awesome shots out of camera. But ive seen EPIC shots that have hours into the processing.

Ive changed my total workflow a hundred times. Always adapt to new things i learn. Biggest tip i can give is get comfortable with layering. Process for car body. Process for wheels. Process for backgrounds. Blend em together. Making general adjustments to the entire image will only get you so far. Diving into the details is what im into. Learned to take time from the pros. Lol. Practice practice practice. Eventually processes get easier. Im not photoshop guru, but i noticed a huge difference from when i spent 5-10 mins on ohotos to when i started spending 30-1hr (on average)

Always sharpen as a last step before saving.
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