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Portrait / Re: My BEAUTIFUL GF (feedback please)
« on: July 17, 2012, 11:47:32 PM »
Nice pictures, keep up the good work.   :)

Any assisted lighting on these?  You might want to try a reflector next time, get some light under the chin, along the cheek bones, etc.

Peace! 8)

Portrait / Re: My photos look so dull
« on: July 17, 2012, 11:44:05 PM »
Ahhh so folks DO post process their pictures and not call it HDR or HDRI eh?  Hurmmmm.  Interesting.

Peace! 8)

Sports / Re: Swimming
« on: July 17, 2012, 11:31:22 PM »
Nice pictures, congrats on the Mark III.

Peace! 8)

HDR - High Dynamic Range / Post your HDR images:
« on: July 17, 2012, 06:30:56 AM »
Here are a few I recently took on a vacation to Osaka and Kyoto... ENJOY!   ;D

(Rememver they're supposed to be overexposed, bleeding color, etc.)  :P

Peace! 8)

High dynamic range imaging
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Category: Alternative photography

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High dynamic Range Imaging
(HDRI or just HDR) is a set of methods used in
imaging and photography, to allow a
greater dynamic range between the lightest and
darkest areas of an image than current standard
digital imaging methods or photographic methods.
This wide dynamic range allows HDR images to
represent more accurately the range of intensity
levels found in real scenes, ranging from direct
sunlight to faint starlight, and is often captured by
way of a plurality of differently exposed pictures
of the same subject matter.

In simpler terms, HDR is a range of methods to
provide higher dynamic range from the imaging

How it works:
Non-HDR cameras take pictures at one exposure
level with a limited contrast range. This results in
the loss of detail in bright or dark areas of a picture,
depending on whether the camera had a low or high
exposure setting.
HDR compensates for this loss of
detail by taking multiple pictures at different exposure
levels .....


...and intelligently stitching them
together to produce a picture that
is representative in both dark and
bright areas.

HDR is also commonly used to refer
to display of images derived from
HDR imaging in a way that
exaggerates contrast for
artistic effect.


The two main sources of HDR images are
computer renderings and merging of multiple
low-dynamic-range (LDR) or
standard-dynamic-range (SDR)

Tone mapping methods, which reduce overall
contrast to facilitate display of HDR images on
devices with lower dynamic range, can be applied
to produce images with preserved or exaggerated
local contrast for artistic effect.

Thanks to Canon Rumors for creating a HDR
section for the HDR enthusiasts. 

Remember, it's supposed to be over exposed,
washed out, bleeding color, blurry, etc. etc.   

Anyone can be
a critic, only a
few dare to be
the artists.

Google Image Search Results / Example are:

Peace! 8)

Japan / Re: Hello from Okinawa Japan
« on: July 16, 2012, 03:58:10 AM »
Nice to have you here.

We can be kind and we can be rude.

But we do attempt to help!

Your pictures are nice, except they seem over saturated to me.


Thanks, I appreciate the advice.
I'm just enjoying reading posts from the past, most search results find what I'm looking for or answers to my questions.

Peace! 8)

Japan / Re: Hello from Okinawa Japan
« on: July 13, 2012, 07:51:44 PM »
Oh, yeah the skies are very bright here on Okinawa.  In fact I think most folks don't realize, some of the pics I post are a tiny bit tweaked, and really the skies do look that blue.   :)

Peace! 8)

Software & Accessories / Re: Where to position a watermark
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:46:50 AM »
Watermarks help send all sorts of people to my website. Very small in lower right.

I know that Facebook takes it off when showing the people the center portion of the image (this is done automatically, not by people, by the way), but it shows up in the full image.

All sorts of people find my website, and I let my 720 pixel watermarked images go freely around the internet. It is like water down the river. It goes to the ocean, and then comes back to me again.

In fact, maybe there is a reason why it is called a watermark even though there is no water involved with the digital type of watermark. It's because it truly is like water going to the ocean and then coming back again to me!

Agree +100

Now I need to find a way of
putting a watermark on a
picture.  NOT TO PROTECT IT,
but to PROMOTE IT !   ;D 

 :-[ I don't have photoshop,
what else can I use?   ???

Sorry to dig up an old thread,
but I searched and searched and
this was the best result, so shoot
me for using the search and not
starting a new thread.   ::) ???

Not sure how you folks are
on being a necro.
Peace! 8)

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:36:21 AM »
Here is one from the HDR Crack Whore.   ;D

Peace! 8)

Landscape / Re: Show Us Your Waterfalls!
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:34:56 AM »
Here's one from the HDR Crack Whore  :)

Peace! 8)

Black & White / Re: Black & White
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:24:10 AM »
Here's one of my recent B&W photo

Additional space by KivetOnRock, on Flickr

I really like this one, I like the dark
edge at the top of the pic.
See that is what I'm asking about,
how do you have an eye for that,
I guess It'll take me some time. 
Thanks for share.   :)

Peace! 8)

Black & White / Re: Split Toning
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:21:17 AM »
I really like this one...thanks for share.   :)


Peace! 8)

Black & White / Re: black and white with the use of selective colors
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:18:02 AM »
I like these type shots, really cool stuff!   :)

I wish I knew how to do that,  ::)  maybe one day.

Peace! 8)

Black & White / Re: street photography...feedback please!
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:15:54 AM »
I see you shot in color then converted to black and white, I'm looking for shooting in black and white from the get go, and trying to use my mind and "see" the world in black and white as I shoot, but I'm finding it difficult to imagine that.  My mentor stated he can do that sort of.  Have you ever heard of doing this?

Nice pictures by the way, the two chicks kissing was an eye opener at the end, great capture / timing. Congrats.

Peace! 8)

Japan / Re: Hello from Okinawa Japan
« on: July 09, 2012, 04:09:09 AM »
I hate to be the one to say it, but you process too much, especially the HDR....   You need better software, or preferably better techniques...

Yes, it's technically not a HDR with multiple exposures blended, etc... But it doesn't have crazy saturated colors, however, it does have equal (or close to it) detail in the shadows as well as the highlights.. Especially if I could show you the RAW file..

To each his own and I'm a HDR
crack whore, it's the style I likes.   
(><)  I'll take into consideration
your advice.  8) 

I thought the same thing, but of course it's a matter of taste and my first hdr shots looked exactly the same. When hdr was introduced, everyone was crazy for this "hdr style", but in the meantime the reactions are less enthusiastic.

My hint concerning high dynamic range shots: Take 7 raw shots with +-0,5ev (use magic lantern or the 5d3). Back @home, get Photomatrix (it integrates with Lightroom), import the shots and then choose if you want to use the more natural looking exposure fusion with all shots (the final shot is assembled like a puzzle) or "real" hdr with the 3 extreme ones (all exposures are layered). Then you can fine-tune the sliders to get either an "artistic" or natural expression.

And don't throw away the source files after assembly like I did with my first shots - in 1-2 years if you've learned more you may want to re-process them!

Thank you, it is a personal
art and 'to each his own'  ;D

make saving, looking for, and eventually buying one a worthwhile path to start on.   IMO.

Agree, it's a hobby,
make it fun  :D

Not to be mean, but MY EYES!!!! :o

There is alot of members here who do awesome HDR's. @lex! is one of them, and his stuff is great i'm sure he's got some tips around here somewhere.

Great, let's hear them, and next time...
wear sunglasses, because I'm an HDR
crack whore and I'm NOT going to go through
rehab, (Amy Winehouse song.. "I said
no, no, no...")  :D

I miss Japan.  I was there for 6 months when I was in school in 2000.  Kyoto is my favorite city, especially in April/May with the hanami and everything.  I wish I had my 7d back then.  You'll want to be careful when buying "L" lenses.  They are like crack, once you get one, nothing else will do  ;D

A.  Awesome, yeah I've
lived half my adult life in Japan.

B.  Oh cool, going to Kyoto tomorrow!! 
So hope to have some more Crack
Whore HDR shots soon !

C.  L lens is like crack!?!? 
Whoa awesome, more crack
for the HDR crack whore!  LOL!   ;D

Maybe I should change my
name to HDR Crack Whore?  It'd be easier
for folks to understand the style I like,
pictures I want, the art I like.  I'm a big
fan of Patrick Nagel.

Are there
any black and White
whores as well as sepia whores
around here? I need to ask them
some questions. Seriously,
I need some advice on what
that crack tastes like.  I can't get
my black and whites to look good
and my sepia are to orange.

Thanks for the advice all, see ya
when I get back, I hope to have
more HDR crack whore pictures.   


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