yeah those are some pretty good shots..... I'd say maybe one flaw to the one with the badge is, it looks like somebody's head got in the way....my suggestion, keep the camera in the same place, but move your whole body. (to your buddy) BUT! tell him he's doing a good job..... it's pretty hard to get those photos just right... now for a little entertainment, again. lol.... see now I just had to do this, as soon as I saw that first picture I thought "OOH HDR!" so.....here goes, quick HDR image of that first picture [thumb]
yea i see where you talkin about taht shadow on teh badge pic, and on teh first one, you can tell where i didnt fully buff out the wax, it dusk and i was in a hurry hahaha, but yea thanks guys for the compliments, ill let em know yall liked em
im not sure what diffusion is, but if its what i think it is, he sat for like 45 seconds sometimes to gather enough light for some of teh pics, theres more, i just liked those the best and ill ask em what kinda camera he uses, for some reason i think its a canon
The thing with the HDR pic ... you took a JPEG and tried to do it, not really all that easy to do. A proper HDR is made with several versions of the same picture from a full -2 exposure all the way up to a +2. Basically looking at around 3 to 9 images. 9 being the best option, using -2 -1.5 -1 -.5 0 +.5 +1 +1.5 and +2 The best is to do it in the camera if you have the option. Otherwise you'll want to use a RAW image since you can push those a max of -2 to +2. HDR is a lot of fun if you have enough RAW material to work with.
yeah it works better with my camera...... slightly. I did just realize it has an exposure function on it now, though. just need level ground so I can put the three together......yeah I use just three photos, they work well enough for me. I know my camera puts them out in raw form, too......but it pisses me off that it's giving me jpeg format :|. still gotta figure that out. no wait, just got to get a real camera. this point and shoot I got last Christmas is looking a little worn now, after having taken somewhere around 18k photos since then (lol). but at least I am doing -2 0 and +2...
this yielded better results, (not to steal the thread) though I couldn't go much further without getting too much grain... that's why I want a better camera... oh right, so I can do manual focus, too [thumb]