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Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-30-2011, 08:53 AM  
Landscape The up north view
Posted By Zig
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
My vote is for #1.
#1 keeps my attention on the subject, while the foreground offers enough detail to make the entire capture interesting.

The second picture continues to draw my attention to the small tree/bush and unidentified dot in the lower right hand corner.
Forum: Lens Clubs 03-29-2011, 07:30 PM  
The Tammy Club!
Posted By Zig
Replies: 2,819
Views: 512,484
Pulled the trigger on an 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 macro to be my walk-around glass for the K-x. Here's what I tried to do with it on it's first outing - covering close to far:

48mm f/4.5 1/3200sec ISO400



68mm f/5.6 1/3200sec ISO400



200mm f/6.3 1/1000sec ISO400


I believe if I would have moved to f/8 or f/9 on the second pic the orange jighead would have been a touch crisper...............maybe?
Forum: Photo Critique 10-25-2010, 06:04 PM  
Macro A pair of lighting examples
Posted By Zig
Replies: 4
Views: 2,195
1) f11

2) f16

I'm somewhat confused what DOF has to do with lighting?
Forum: Photo Critique 10-25-2010, 08:40 AM  
Macro A pair of lighting examples
Posted By Zig
Replies: 4
Views: 2,195
I'm looking to get some constructive critism in regards to the lighting on these two(2) pics.
Both were captured using a DIY tube to utilize the on-board flash from the K-x.
(flash intensity was turned down to -2.0, and diffused through 1/8" white foam and a white T-shirt)

1)


2)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 10-15-2010, 11:54 AM  
Macro yeatzee's macro's: New flash diffuser - Jumping spider
Posted By Zig
Replies: 23
Views: 3,829
x2 on interest in seeing the lighting setup...............please?

(inspirational capture as well!!)
Forum: Photo Critique 10-15-2010, 10:38 AM  
Macro Macro newbie
Posted By Zig
Replies: 9
Views: 2,546
This forum is fantastic! Thank you for putting my un-easiness as a newbie to rest. I've lurked here for quite some time trying to learn as much as I could before I applied it.

I'll attempt to apply as much as I can to my next exposures. I'm resisting the urge to try and apply everything it takes to capture a great macro all at once, as I tend to do much better long term if I work on one aspect at a time. I'm not comfortable with DOF yet as it seems to be a hit or miss deal with the 80-200mm lens I'm using. I'm hoping to see a pair of 50mm primes to show up this weekend that are planned to be used as dedicated bellows/ext. tube/reversed glass for macro exposures.

Thanks so much again! I'll have many more pics to critique while I travel on this learning curve.
Forum: Photo Critique 10-15-2010, 10:25 AM  
Macro DOF practice
Posted By Zig
Replies: 5
Views: 2,430
newarts - thanks for clarifying that equation. I was returning today to ask a few questions about the undefined so I could apply it.

Thanks to everyone for the replies - every little bit helps, as I've realized very quickly this macro thing isn't a frame and shutter happenstance.
Forum: Photo Critique 10-14-2010, 08:57 AM  
Macro DOF practice
Posted By Zig
Replies: 5
Views: 2,430
Two handheld attempts here that I'm wondering what could be done, other then my own additional practice, to get a crisper image.
At the angles they are captured at, I believe the DOF is deep enough; however, I'm not certain if there is a point of too much f-stop that creates a loss of IQ.

1)



2)


I know the compositions aren't stellar and the lighting, well........sucks, but I want to get this DOF ironed out before I start working on the additional aspects.
Forum: Photo Critique 10-13-2010, 07:44 PM  
Macro Macro newbie
Posted By Zig
Replies: 9
Views: 2,546
Thanks.

Ole - would that be best controlled by a dampened light source or exposure correction? I'm struggling trying to find the right combination of f-stop and shutter speed to keep DOF wide enough to stay workable in a single image.
Wondering if a diffuser (read: white sheet or paper towel) would help tame the blow-outs?
Forum: Photo Critique 10-13-2010, 07:24 PM  
Macro Macro newbie
Posted By Zig
Replies: 9
Views: 2,546
Looking for macro help - if I'm on the right path or not?

This capture was taken using all three(3) extensions from a Fotodiox tube kit and an M lens at 200mm. It was set on a tripod, with DOF controlled by a macro rail. This is a single exposure (haven't reached the point of stacking pics yet) that spent a few minutes in LR and PS (for framing only).

The shot was composed at f4.5, then stopped down to f11, light source was handheld from the side (no camera flash).



These were (yes, I ate my models) mini M&M's set up to try my macro rail for the first time.
Please C&C for a macro newbie.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-17-2010, 08:45 AM  
People Pool Portrait
Posted By Zig
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
Thanks for the comments! Personaly, I think the capture is still a bit soft around the eyes however I'm seeing a pattern of this from anything I handhold.
Adam, as far as the exposure quality - I can't take credit for it. I've been leaning very hard on the camera for metering. I simply spin the dial until I see a -0.3 on the meter, compose, and push the shutter button. Without that meter I'd be a blind man in a dark alley. :confused:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-13-2010, 01:04 PM  
Nature First evening with an M lens
Posted By Zig
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Thanks for the encouragement! I would certainly prefer to go handheld over the tripod.

Time to go practice..............
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-13-2010, 12:05 PM  
Sports Young baseball action
Posted By Zig
Replies: 4
Views: 1,491
Used a tripod this time around - clarity has improved greatly over my handheld attempts.



Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-11-2010, 07:42 AM  
Nature First evening with an M lens
Posted By Zig
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Without looking at the data, I'm inclined to say the shutter was in the 320-640 range. The robin received the very first exposures - and I realized very quickly this isn't a lens to be used handheld..................at least not in my hands.

Keeping focus on a subject that is randomly moving both in direction and speed proved challenging as well.
I'm taking this lens and a tripod to a youth baseball game tonight.......I'll be surfing the learning curve for certain.

Thanks for the heads-up on M primes! I feel I need some more shutter time before I take another step, but will certainly keep the eyes open.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-10-2010, 08:05 PM  
People Someone's gettin' drenched
Posted By Zig
Replies: 2
Views: 1,575
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-10-2010, 08:03 PM  
Nature First evening with an M lens
Posted By Zig
Replies: 7
Views: 1,520
Spent the evening getting familiar with a new-to-me 80-200mm M lens that I just bought off a forum member. The manual usage took some getting used to, and it became obvious very early on a monopod was the very minimum to keep things remotely crisp.





Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-05-2010, 10:33 AM  
Misc Surprise!
Posted By Zig
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
The orange tabby went home with a very, very excited little girl. The remaining five(5) were given to the SPCA - as we are not a cat family and they were strays.
Thanks for the feedback!
Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 06-03-2010, 05:54 AM  
How is AF related to aperture?
Posted By Zig
Replies: 12
Views: 2,003
So a lens that is labeled as f4-5.6 would be ideal with an f-stop of 6 or higher?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-02-2010, 08:21 PM  
Misc Surprise!
Posted By Zig
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
They caught the attention of the SPCA workers too! Very, very piercing blue. The only PP done was removal of two hot spots on the close up from fill flash, and cropping from the original.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-02-2010, 08:07 PM  
People "every 15 minutes"
Posted By Zig
Replies: 2
Views: 1,840
Great captures of a great program!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-02-2010, 08:05 PM  
Misc Surprise!
Posted By Zig
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
What started as a single peek from under the shed............



.....ended up with more then enough!

Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-02-2010, 08:00 PM  
People Pool Portrait
Posted By Zig
Replies: 4
Views: 1,996
A capture between splashes.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-28-2010, 10:10 PM  
Macro My poor attempt at macro
Posted By Zig
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
I'm with them - diggin' that first capture!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-28-2010, 09:49 PM  
Nature Anyone have an ID?
Posted By Zig
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477


Aperture was f18 - the listed f19 was as close as the drop down menu allowed. :confused:
Forum: Photo Critique 05-21-2010, 08:17 PM  
People Slightly off
Posted By Zig
Replies: 4
Views: 1,989
I believe the flash intensity can be dialed down with the e-dial on the K-x. Maybe one step or so will back off the shadows a bit............(?)
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