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  #51  
Old May 29th, 2008, 10:31 PM
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suppose the guy that took the pictures knows lot about photography....
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Old May 29th, 2008, 10:33 PM
parantaeyang parantaeyang is offline
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Well...

I went home and decided to try the slow shutter trick.

and it DOES work!



I think I need to get rid of my "do it in the post" mentality and learn more about the still imagery.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 08:44 PM
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I played with it for about 10 minutes. I think I need to learn more basic stuff with my camera before spending too much time with this type stuff. It is cool, though.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 09:54 PM
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It's funny that after a thread like this people think the most interesting part is how to make a ghost in a picture.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 05:21 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Rupp
It's funny that after a thread like this people think the most interesting part is how to make a ghost in a picture.


Not really. It's just the thought of taking better pictures. Learning how to do this "ghost picture" thing teaches you what the features of the camera actually do. You start talking ISO's, apertures, etc.. to me and I'm lost. But if you give me a project and a feel for how you achieve the goal, that's something I can learn from. Just clicking a thousand pictures and playing with the buttons does not teach me anything because I have no clue as to what I just did.

The "ghost picture" is neat and all, but it's not a badass picture. This is a badass picture. This one is very cool, too. Actually, there are lots of badass pictures in this thread, but the "ghost pictures" are just mysterious. I'd much rather learn to take great portraits over anything else.

The interesting part of this thread is the badass pictures. Not just what the pictures are of, but the skillz involved in taking them. Call it envy or what ever, but I want to learn to photograph like that.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 06:21 AM
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Quote:
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It's funny that after a thread like this people think the most interesting part is how to make a ghost in a picture.

I agree.

That's a first week photography class trick.

I'm in awe of Sinuhe's master lensman skills by his broad use of them. Framing and composition, depth of field use, exposure manipulation, use of light and texture, interesting subject matter. It's all there.

Rookies like me would either walk by those opportunities without seeing them or would mess up the pic by screwing up the execution.

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Old May 31st, 2008, 02:19 PM
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Wow... Thanks for all the compliments on the photography. I actually wasn't all that pleased, some of my experiments didn't work out and with all the mechanicals, we didn't get to all the places I had wanted, so it is great to hear that the images are appreciated.

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i was able to get i camera wet, unlike Sinuhe, who had to double wrap his gear in 2 dry bags, which were then wrapped around his clothing and stuffed into his backpack, leaving poor sinuhe half naked with a very cold pothole swim ahead of him...VICTIM!!!!

That was truly a very cold swim...

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i'm lovin the pith helmet. Sinuhe, where did you score such an awesome lid?

It is a Dorfman Pacific Linen Pith Helmet... I found it in the gardening section of OSH.

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Well...
I went home and decided to try the slow shutter trick.
and it DOES work!

I wouldn't lie to you...
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Old June 1st, 2008, 12:15 PM
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I wasn't doubting your statement. Because I took your word as a fact, I was having trouble understanding the process.

I think what threw me off was that your photo had distinct shadow and lit areas, creating a look of daylight-like contrast. And that, in the back of my mind, made me think there should be enough exposure for the moving object to be registering.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:37 AM
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Here is an example of that same technique, except the subject is moving through the frame. He gets up from his chair, picks up fire wood and throws it in the fire. His ghost is cast where there is enough light for the sensor to pick up. If he had not turned on his head lamp and done the same thing walking between the lens and the fire you wouldn't see any movement at all, just a campfire.



The reason these moonlight shots have the effect they do is for two reasons; a) The subject wasn't in the frame the whole time, allowing the light from the background to be picked up by the sensor. b) It was a very bright night, full moon at 6,000 feet, there is a lot of light being cast on the subject even if for only a few seconds...

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Old June 6th, 2008, 08:44 AM
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the Pith helmet is a tried and tru desert tool, here it is in action in some recon mission

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Old June 13th, 2008, 04:12 PM
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Old June 13th, 2008, 04:55 PM
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I must own that immediately...
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Old June 15th, 2008, 08:05 AM
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It's not quite the same.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 09:21 PM
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I'm digging the Darth Lego:


His face is even fucked up beneath the helmet:


That's awesome.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 03:46 PM
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Old June 18th, 2008, 10:22 PM
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cake or death?
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Old May 1st, 2009, 11:15 PM
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Smallgantics with tilt-shift lenses.
I think this could do very cool things on the trail.


Talk about it.





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Old May 2nd, 2009, 06:22 AM
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Jack - Did you see this? I'm not sure if it was posted here.

Eclectic 3.0: The Roads Less Traveled from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 10:02 AM
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I played with a tilt shift lens a little on my last trip, the problem I found was that on the trail there wasn't a lot of scale reference as you would find in the city or even some place with buildings. The other problem I found was that the Canon TS lens only shifts on one axis, so I couldn't shoot horizontals with the foreground and background blown out... I did just pick up a lens baby which is an inexpensive version of the Canon TS lens with more versatility and want to give it another shot.




Here is a really good example of a stop motion film someone did with the technique. Music sucks and it is a monster truck rally, but it's pretty entertaining none-the-less.

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Old May 2nd, 2009, 04:52 PM
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Tilt shift has really taken off in climbing photography in the last year, mainly bouldering shots. IMO it just doesnt work in climbing. Greg Epperson and Jimmy Chin are two of my favorite climbing photographers and I cant recall them using it. For some reason it seems like a cop out for setting up a good shot.
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 07:40 PM
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Rawb, I hadn't seen that, but it's much like what I imagine we could do with trucks on the trail, but rather than having them be traveling dots on a highway bisecting the landscape they would be maneuvering through it.

Sin, I thought that vid was great despite the subject and score.

I think that there could be good scale in a trail shot as long as it has multiple trucks and possibly figures as well. I really want to explore this.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 09:14 AM
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that stop motion tilt shift is a pile-o-work.
tilt shift in general is a fun technique, but only works well with certain photos.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 03:28 AM
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Absolutely fantastic! I'm speechless.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 06:55 PM
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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:44 PM
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I am just back from Southern Utah. It was interesting to revisit Comb Ridge now that the mysteries of Everett Ruess seem to be solved. It is easy to appreciate his infatuation with that region.

Sinuhe's images have inspired my own meager attempt at documenting my latest trip to Southern Utah.









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