Posts Tagged ‘challenge’

X-Cup

Posted: August 19, 2012 in Blog
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Yesterday I was covering a #X-Cup challenge in Stráž pod Ralskem, Czech republic, for #Canon. Great event, superb people and really awesome tricks. I don’t get it how they can do it …

I was shooting with 1D Mark IV and 70-200 f/2.8 most of the time to get some nice and close shots. Had some keepers, people loved those and everybody enjoyed challenge and shots from it (we were printing them out on location). After a while I wanted to get something different and put on 17-40 f/4.

This lens allowed me to get physically closer to the action and take some shots from almost bellow riders. I almost got hit by bikes 3 or 4 times but nothing happened so I’m cool. After few hundreds of shots I decided to do a slow shutter shoot and blend images together using #Photoshop . Here is the final result, hope you like it.

Technical Stuff
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Shutter Speed: 1/30s
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
WB: Cloudy
Processing: Lightroom 4, Photoshop CS6, Nik Color Efex 4

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Depth of Field

Posted: July 29, 2011 in Blog
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Depth of Field (DOF) is very impotant part of photography. In simple talk it affects objects that are in focus or out of focus. You can shoot with huge DOF or shallow DOF. For my style of shooting I choose shallow DOF to make my subject stand out. You can also create cool effects with it. A photo with shallow DOF was posted in my previous post, here is a post what effects DOF and more info about it and finally my second image from “Full Manual Challenge”.

Ok, so finally I have some time to post here some shots from my challenge. I was shooting as most of the time with my Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi) and Canon’s 70-200 f/4 lens. Aperture, shutter speed and ISO varies on almost every image. First of all, what was my “Full Manual Challenge”?

Basically set your camera to Manual (“M”), set your AF to manual focus (“MF”) and turn off image review. It will force you to think about your image even more, what camera’s meter can be fooled, what will be OK etc. Because you’re in MF, most of the time static things will be your subject. Until you’ll figure out your triange (ISO, aperture, shutter speed), you’ll also be thinking and judging composition. Believe me, since this challenge I’ll be doing most of my work in manual settings.

I’ll publish another photo tomorow, but just some heads up, LR is showing me 32 images from those two days and I really like about 13 of them. That is superb result but it goes on, some shots are “copies” just for security reasons so I can have about 25 images and like more than 50%! WOW 🙂