Thursday, January 23, 2014

Under exposed image for dark background

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Freezer Abstract
 © NF Photo 140114
  

I got a question about how I manage to get the black backgrounds in my freezer and other shots.
The trick is that you have to expose for the highlights and not for the "normal" light. That means you have to underexpose it. I usually set the camera and looking to see what it looks like. Adjusting settings and angles till I get what I want.

You can´t use Auto settings you have to choose AV, TV or Manual.
For AV and TV you have to set the exposure compensation to maybe -2 and perhaps a shorter shutter speed.

Then it is good with digital cameras as you can take some shots and adjust till you are satisfied.
For the freezer I had a flashlight below the bars I was shooting. And I have another image I will probably post tomorrow. It shows a different kind of reflections.

 © NF Photo 140119
For the smoke images you have to set lighting from the sides or below as I did, never let the light hit the black background you are using. A dark room is preferable.

And or course, if background isn´t dark enough you can use some software to edit them.
I hope this made sence. Good luck!

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Trial and error with broken glass

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The glass of my little lampe was broken :(

Fun but not great

Submerging into water
© NF Photo 130828+140107 NF Art 140110

© Ice Queen 140109
© NF Photo 100307+100108o09 NF Art 100110

© Ice Queen 140109
©NF Photo 100307+100108o09 NF Art 100110

The blue patch and the background comes from an image of oilspill on the asphalt. 140109
"Broken glass art" on NatureFootstep Photo
CS5  

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Firework Princess background images!

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©   NF Photo 060726

For the crown
For the crown
for the necklace
© NF Photo and 131231/140101 Edit 140101

 Arc Soft Photo studio  

The images above are the images used to create Firework Princess.
Firework Princess on NatureFootstep Photography 

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

A night in the desert

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 © NF Photo 121120, rising sun in Layounne, org

 © NF Photo 130704 under water image, org

© NF PhotoArt 130704  "A night in the desert"

I used two images for "A night in the desert" in CS5

The first thing I did was to ad some color to the bright hole in the sun. Then I  blended them with "vivid light".   I tried several things but then I finished it with the filter "Dry brush" after I had downsized the image.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Transition original

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Transition
© NF Photo 121119 Edit 131203, Western Sahara,

This is the original image for the NFP post Transition. A rather plain image but with possibilities.
With this image I used several techniques in CS5. The first thing I did was to clone away the stones at the bottom. And adjusted contrasts and light.  And Saturation of course.
One filter was used only to the sand part of the image. To the water part I tried out the "Mixer brush tool" in order to blend a bit green in the blue.
 Filter Glass/Frosted was used to finish off the last image. There was some more filters for the bottom part but I can´t remember.

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