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UER Forum > UE Photo Critiques > Abandoned in Tennessee (Steam Plant) (Viewed 1704 times)
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Abandoned in Tennessee (Steam Plant)
< on 1/8/2019 4:27 AM >
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Abandoned in Tennessee (Steam Plant)

I was really enjoying the 5.6 aperture this day, i thought it was yielding some pretty good sharpness. I realize now that with shots on me in frame, a moving human that i should have brought the shutter speed up. Whats a good shutter speed for a subject thats standing still? I too scared now to crank up the ISO some, this place was DARK!!!

Canon 6D
24mm 2.8 IS USM

1.

( focused on sky, have another focused higher up on the ladder )

ISO: 500
AP: 5.0
Sh: 1/40

2.


ISO: 800
AP: 5.6
Sh: 1

3.


ISO: 400
AP: 5.6
Sh: 8

4.


ISO: 400
Ap: 5.6
Sh: 0.5

5.


ISO: 400
Ap: 5.6
Sh: 0.5

6.


ISO: 400
Ap: 5.6
Sh: 2.5

7.


ISO: 400
Ap: 5.6
Sh: 0.5




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Re: Abandoned in Tennessee (Steam Plant)
< Reply # 1 on 1/9/2019 2:52 AM >
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Bump the ISO to 800+ and use the cam software noise reduction. See how it does.
Really on modern cams you should be able to go much higher than that and get usable images.

Probably need at the minimum 80-120 but 200+ works a lot better and still may get motion blur.
If you're resting on something and your heart rate is low you have a better chance of pulling off at a low shutter speed if you don't breath.
Still, your not going for a Play Girl cover shot... is a little blur the end of the world?
Or work with the blur.

Photography isn't all about perfection; it's an art.
Making compromises to grab the image you want.



ISO 2000, 50mm L wide open at f/1.2, 1/750@second
It was damn dark.
This was set up in under 5 seconds.
It's a keeper... even if it's not perfect.




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Re: Abandoned in Tennessee (Steam Plant)
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Bump the ISO to 800+ and use the cam software noise reduction. See how it does.
Really on modern cams you should be able to go much higher than that and get usable images.

Probably need at the minimum 80-120 but 200+ works a lot better and still may get motion blur.
If you're resting on something and your heart rate is low you have a better chance of pulling off at a low shutter speed if you don't breath.
Still, your not going for a Play Girl cover shot... is a little blur the end of the world?
Or work with the blur.


I meant to write: "I'm not too scared . . . "

Pretty much just based off of your suggestions i've been trying to rely less on a tripod. I used one here because this place was pretty dark and i wanted myself in frame for a lot of the shots. But, over all im trying to do more handheld and its been going well.

Using the tripod early on did help me learn my settings better and also helped me visualize framing. I have found the tripod can be limiting in other areas and a slower process in general.




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Re: Abandoned in Tennessee (Steam Plant)
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I meant to write: "I'm not too scared . . . "

Pretty much just based off of your suggestions i've been trying to rely less on a tripod. I used one here because this place was pretty dark and i wanted myself in frame for a lot of the shots. But, over all im trying to do more handheld and its been going well.

Using the tripod early on did help me learn my settings better and also helped me visualize framing. I have found the tripod can be limiting in other areas and a slower process in general.


For set ups like this and shutter speeds under 1/40-60 or so a tripod can be useful.
Tripods are a pain, use as needed.




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I really like image 1.




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1 3 5 6 were my favs. I'm making the transition to tripods mainly for added sharpness but also to force me to spend more time framing the shot. I've noticed now that while I still delete the majority of my pics, I'll end up liking one of every composition. Before I would take the same amount of pics in the same composition but keep one maybe a third of the time. From what I saw your self portraits were sharp. I would've personally done something more like 1/30th or higher but I've never tried before. Some of the Paris rooftop guys can hold awkward poses for 10 second exposures and that amazes me. I guess it just takes practice. For higher iso shots I'd say to experiment with your camera's noise reduction. For me it's generally better than Lightroom's. I'm not sure about Canon but some cameras have multi-shot noise reduction. I've never tried but it seems like a good concept. Getting back to me switching to tripods, I would say that you coming from them and trying more handheld is good because you learned on the slower but "higher quality" setup and are now trying out the quicker and easier setup. I definitely think that tripods are a pain but they definitely help me take my time. I'll probably go back to handheld eventually. I really like your style. The compositions seem very thoughtful and they play a big role in the feel of the photos. I think that since you seem to focus on that so much, going handheld won't really take away form it.




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1 3 5 6 were my favs. I'm making the transition to tripods mainly for added sharpness but also to force me to spend more time framing the shot. I've noticed now that while I still delete the majority of my pics, I'll end up liking one of every composition. Before I would take the same amount of pics in the same composition but keep one maybe a third of the time. From what I saw your self portraits were sharp. I would've personally done something more like 1/30th or higher but I've never tried before. Some of the Paris rooftop guys can hold awkward poses for 10 second exposures and that amazes me. I guess it just takes practice. For higher iso shots I'd say to experiment with your camera's noise reduction. For me it's generally better than Lightroom's. I'm not sure about Canon but some cameras have multi-shot noise reduction. I've never tried but it seems like a good concept. Getting back to me switching to tripods, I would say that you coming from them and trying more handheld is good because you learned on the slower but "higher quality" setup and are now trying out the quicker and easier setup. I definitely think that tripods are a pain but they definitely help me take my time. I'll probably go back to handheld eventually. I really like your style. The compositions seem very thoughtful and they play a big role in the feel of the photos. I think that since you seem to focus on that so much, going handheld won't really take away form it.


Thanks for the kind words. Maybe this isn't the norm but i never delete anything. Unless its just a blurry accidental shot of the ground. Im not sure why i keep everything but i have 2 four tereabyte drives so space isnt a problem. I try to keep the drives with the same content as a backup.




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Re: Abandoned in Tennessee (Steam Plant)
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a really good rule for shutter speeds is don't shoot slower than the reciprocal of you r focal length. say if you have a 300mm lens its probably a good idea to shoot faster than 1/300 or 1/50th on a 50mm. thats just for everyday. action shots need at least double the time.




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