Shooting shadows


I don't like shooting things under direct sunlight. There are way too often very high contrasts. Or maybe I'm just not good enough to do it ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyhow, shooting things in shadows is much more interesting :up: Today I learned the only way to get my Nikon 8400 overexpose enough is to use manual settings. And even then it was much of guessing and experimenting to get it right. But after all, I think I managed to capture what I was after :hat:

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20 thoughts on “Shooting shadows

  1. :yes: I have admired those shots of yours a lot, and today I decided to give it a try. A lot of hard work it still requires to get the final result good enough. And yet, I realized this shot of mine is not sharp enough ๐Ÿ˜ฅ More practice needed :sherlock:

  2. Sami I like this shot! :up: Originally posted by serola:

    I don't like shooting things under direct sunlight. There are way too often very high contrasts. Or maybe I'm just not good enough to do it

    But I like these photos much! :happy:

  3. Originally posted by serola:

    More practice needed

    I think not! On the picture you can see yours ๐Ÿ˜Ž manuscript :coffee:

  4. An old trick to shooting in sunlight is to use a flash to 'fill-in- the shadows. :up:.When I used to take photos with my old Minolta SLR I always used a fast, 400ASA film. I'd use a flash outdoors in sunlight and no flash indoors. People often thought I was crazy for some reason. :p.

  5. isn't it the middle of the night on your side of the planet Tom? :left:.:sst:. The double posting is virtually un-avoidable these days. Operamini don't work right no-more! :irked:.

  6. Yeah, don't you hate it when that guy from downtown who where's a g-string on your favorite park bench, complains about grainyness despite the clear focus?

  7. If you stop it down a little the light won't bleed around the edges of the trunk. But, that won't show the other side of the Colorado River?What's under your pants?How did you trick me so eloquaintly, Sami? Now I have :coffee: stains on my teeth!

  8. Yeah, don't you hate it when that guy from downtown who where's a g-string on your favorite park bench, complains about grainyness despite the clear focus?

  9. Originally posted by Frlmnk:

    If you stop it down a little the light won't bleed around the edges of the trunk.

    Overexpose is intentional. Does that light bleed bother? I kind of like it.Originally posted by qlue:

    An old trick to shooting in sunlight is to use a flash to 'fill-in- the shadows.

    Yes, that is very good option and way too often overlooked. Works well especially on subjects that are close enough, and especially recommended when shooting subjects against the light.But idea here was very similar as on Michal's example: to intentionally burn the background away.

  10. No, it doesn't bother me at all. I guess it just blinds ma a little as to your point. :DDoes that sound too much like a nightmare, qlue? South Florida in '75 was like that. Yes, it was. As for the time, it was just after 4 am. I like to get an early start on the day. I do get burned out early in the afternoon sometimes that way though.

  11. I just reread my comments Sami. I think maybe my coffee was a little too strong. No offense meant. :lol:There was also a stewardess I guess she might have been, from off that same beach on Biscayne State Park that was getting escorted around by the Engineering Officer. :yikes: I didn't have the heart to tell him she had a pimple on her ***. :eyes: picture that?

  12. 5:30 this morn. I "slept in". :lol:Sami, I've got some shots of the same type of problem taken down in Hermit Canyon. I may get around to posting them between thundersorms. :insane:I didn't mean to be overly critical. It should be obvious to me you have it maid in the shade? Don't burn out in that sun but do try to keep ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  13. Great experimentation Sami! Isn't that so much part of the fun?! ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the effect you have achieved on this one. :up:

  14. The photon renders differently on this thing, Sami. I like how it looks now! :up:

  15. Late thanks Studio41 and Tim :)Thanks Tom. So, you like this after all ๐Ÿ˜€ Although, those nasty photons are bleeding all over the place ๐Ÿ˜†

  16. There's more in the background and since it's not so washed out it's as if it is saying something. It seems like a different composition. :up:I've a Kindle book on drawing that has a similar problem with it's illustrations. The b/w shading not quite cutting it pointed out even by the author.

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