Thursday, June 23, 2011
On the 96th floor of the John Hancock Tower I saw so many folks take out there P&S cameras, point at the skyline, and fire the shutter with the flash going off. This creates a wonderful flash reflection from the glass! Not the skyline desired.
So how to shoot through glass to get the best pic possible. First make sure the glass surface on your side is free of smudges, next set focus to infinity, set f stop to 3.5-5.6 range and most importantly, put the lens on the glass window, flash off. Compose and here is the trick to get the sharpest pic............. set the self timer control to two seconds, exhale, hold the hands steady and depress the shutter. With practice you will get a decent shot.
Of course, the ideal way is to have no glass and a tripod!
A little PP in PS and you have a usable image. Enjoy, Jeff
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Bean!! A gift for photographers. The large chromium coated bean sculpture in Chicago's Millenium Park is a place where a photographer can spend all day. There are stories in stories, all captured in the Bean's reflections. The sky, the skyline, the plaza crowds, and in this fortuitous moment a couple about to get married posing for their photographer.
Shot with a Panasonic Lumix LX5, F5.6, ISO 80, AWB, slightly edited in Photoshop.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Other ways are just to blend in, looking like a tourist. Use a wide angle lens that would equal 35mm on your DSLR, prefocus and leave on manual or hyperfocal focus.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Taken with a Minolta Maxxum 7D DSLR, this early morning shot shows the value of getting up early to catch great light. This soft warm light creates a mood, an emotion which can make your images stand apart. A Tamron 11-18 wide angle zoom captured the scene. Enjoy, Jeff