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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    If you want to stitch High Dynamic Range images I WOULD recommend making your HDR composites from 1 RAW file to save time but I haven t figured out a way to batch process a bunch of single RAW files so take 2 or more images And please use Manual Mode or Aperture Priority mode if you do this You need a program called Photomatix Open Photomatix up and select batch processing Choose the settings you want and be sure to tell it how many images are going to be used for each HDR composite and make sure 360 image is ticked on Batch process all of your photos and then stitch your new HDR images together just as you would normally in Hugin Perfecting The Stitch optional Yes you can take hand held 360x180 panoramas but when you do this there will be parallax errors especially if you are taking pictures of things that are close to the camera like inside an interior environment or if you were taking your pano right next to a tree or something The stitching software can t deal with this very well so your pano will be less than perfect To fix this you need to find the nodal point on your lens and then rotate your camera around that point while taking panoramas You will use a special tripod head to do that Finding The Nodal Point optional There is a pretty good tutorial on how to find the nodal point of your lens here it has pictures I recommend reading that to understand what a nodal point is Or you can do it my way It s a little different but it serves the same purpose To find the nodal point of your lens go inside and find a window somewhere Stick a piece of masking tape on the window Get a tripod and put the handle 90 degrees straight up in the air and then rest your lens on the tip of the handle Go wide angle and look through the viewfinder have the masking tape centered in the frame Keep in mind what is behind the masking tape on the outside of the window Rotate your camera to the left or right until the masking tape is at the very right or left of the frame You will then see that the object that was originally directly behind the masking tape is now a little bit towards the left or right of the masking tape Move your lens forward or backward just a little until you have found the sweet spot where this phenomena no longer happens when rotating your lens on the tripod handle The object that is behind the masking time should STAY directly behind the masking tape whether the masking tape in the middle left or very right of the frame Once you have found this point take a pen or something and mark a little dot on your lens to remind you where this point

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    can use an external flash to light your subject just make sure to put some sort of tan colored gel over your flash unit to make sure the lighting in the background and on the subject match color temperature Bokeh Photos Additional Resources on Bokeh Photography DSLR Bokeh Tutorial Shaped Bokeh Tutorial Creating Faux Bokeh Backgrounds in Photoshop Tutorial Bokeh Wikipedia Page iPhone App Synth Cam simulates shallow depth of field bokeh shots Tweet Tagged as 1 8 aperture blur bokeh defocus depth of field dslr f1 8 how to howto photography shallow depth of field tutorial video video tutorial 10 Comments Recommendations Entries Wineglass Splash Studio Photography Tutorial My Photography Best of 2013 Photography Masterclass is Now Online High Speed Powder Photography Tutorial Glowing Lines Photoshop Tutorial Open Source DSLR Announced D800o April Fools Multiple Exposure Photography Tutorial My Photography Best of 2012 Hybrid Image Optical Illusion Photoshop Tutorial Snow Photography and Special Effects DSLR Tutorial DSLR Basics Stops and Metering A Room Filled with an Obnoxious Amount of Money My Photography Best of 2011 Trick Photography and Special Effects 2 0 Now Online High Speed Photography with Splashes Flashes and a Fish Tank Photography Tutorial Photoshop CS5 Surreal Portrait Photo Manipulation Advanced Tutorial Orbs Long Exposure Light Painting Photography Video Tutorial Steel Wool Photography Tutorial Fake Smoke with Flashlight and String Photography Tutorial How To HDR Simple Floating Banana Photoshop Tutorial How To Take Psychedelic Photos of CDs My Photography Best of 2007 2010 Photoelasticity Birefringence Photography Tutorial What s In My Camera Bag A Review of All My Photographic Camera Equipment Photoshop Tutorial Rearrange Keys on your Keyboard Photoshop A Digital Clock To Say Anything Bokeh Photography Tutorial Trick Photography Optical Illusion Hand Reaching Into Computer Monitor Photographic Special Effects with Christmas Lights How To Photograph A

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    suited for infrared photography Try doing this test with different lenses as well some are better for IR photography than others If you don t see anything coming from your remote you won t be able to take infrared photos with your camera using an IR filter You can however get your camera s sensor modified by LifePixel Conversion costs about 300 500 and shutter speed times are normal as is focusing Your camera will be permanently modified for infrared photography But if your camera passed the TV Remote Test then you can go the easy cheap route and start taking infrared pictures with the Hoya R 72 Infrared Filter Mine was 54 for a 52mm sized filter Some lenses just don t work that great with IR filters and create hotspots I myself however haven t had any problems with hotspots in any of my photogs before Here is a list of cameras and lenses that are good for IR Good Bad Infrared Lenses List Good Bad Infrared Camera List Taking Infrared Photos Using the Hoya R72 Filter Hoya R72 Filter When you get your filter you will notice it looks almost black Because the filter is so dark you will need to focus your scene before putting the filter on Once you have your scene in focus screw your filter on and then switch to manual focus You CAN use autofocus with the filter on but you have to be in broad sunlight for this to work and it isn t always accurate Lenses focus differently when using an infrared filter If you want technically sharper results you can rotate your focus ring about 1 millimeter away infinite symbol depending on your lens Some lenses will have an infrared symbol on the lens itself which is useful Use that mark if it does If it doesn t though you ll have to play a little guess and check game to find the infrared focusing spot You CAN use the cameras autofocus it will just be slightly out of focus I ve taken many photos like this anyway Try a few test shots using the autofocus you may find it acceptable Also try using higher F numbers to increase the depth of field that might help a little bit Infrared Photography allows the use of longer shutter speeds You also CAN take infrared pictures without using a tripod but it is not recommended You will need to use high ISO numbers and low F numbers and those usually are not good for landscapes Just avoid all of that mess by using a tripod Your photographs will look a lot more professional Now if you haven t noticed by now the Hoya R72 filter is DARK This will substantially increase shutter speeds If you need shorter shutter speeds you can raise the ISO number and lower the F number I usually don t do much of that myself though If your photos are coming out too dark just bump up

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    tree foreground and even background After that I combined the photos in Photoshop using Lighten as the blending mode for all of the layers This was photographed at 4 08 AM on July 15th 2011 If you wake up early enough to catch the early dawn or late dusk light you can get both the orb and the environment properly exposed in the same shot without the need to combine the shots in Photoshop Your next best bet after dawn dusk light is to use moonlight A full moon on a clear cloudless night works best You can literally capture photos that look like they were taken in the day time if you use the right camera settings to make the picture brighter lengthening the shutter speed raising the ISO value and or lowering the F Number There are a few more orb photos I made that can be found on the Photo Extremist Facebook page And of course for a collection of orbs created by light painters on Flickr check out the Orbs group Shout outs to TCB for making the original video that showed me how to do this and TxPilot for making the orb tool tutorial Tweet Filed under how to video 28 Comments 8 Jun 11 60 Steel Wool Photography Tutorial Tweet You will need these things Steel wool Go get some at the hardware store or order some online from Amazon com I ordered six bags and am probably going to get more later Get Grade 0 00 000 or 0000 Don t get anything at or above Grade 1 Steel cable or chain Can be found a thrift store or grocery store I bought a steel cable dog leash with plastic lamination covering the steel and a clasp at the end of the cable I use the clasp as a handle If you use just a chain you can skip out on the cable and the whisk all together and just shove the steel wool around the loops in the chain it just takes longer to do that Whisk I found mine at a thrift store for about 50 cents Any D SLR Camera and Tripod Cause like you need to take the pictures somehow Lighter or 9 Volt battery This is used to light the wool on fire Next you need to build your cage to hold the steel wool I grabbed the whisk and then attached it to a high quality steel cable that I found at Bi Mart for 10 The cable was about 20 feet long originally meant to be used as a dog leash and had a clasp on each end Cut the cable so it is about the same length as your arm After it s been cut you ll have only one clasp attached to the end of your cable but at least the cable isn t 20 feet long anymore I stripped the plastic laminated protective covering about 1 foot down from the end that had

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    that catch people s attention If you would like to get the complete scoop and learn how to take more creative and unique shots with your DSLR pick up my Trick Photography and Special Effects e book and video course today Tweet Filed under video 46 Comments 19 Mar 12 23 DSLR Basics Stops and Metering Tweet In this photography video tutorial you will learn how your DSLR camera references light as stops how it meters light to give you the aperture shutter speed ISO values and how adjusting any of those settings to your liking in certain situations can give you a better image than relying on luck Full AUTO mode with no further adjustments 100 of the time I also talk a little bit about a new online course I ll be creating that gives beginner photographers a huge jumpstart on learning how they can use their DSLR to capture strong well composed images that contain all the right elements If you want to get notified when that e book video series will be available sign up on the early bird list to get notified before anyone else Tweet Filed under video 23 Comments 2 Jan 12 27 My Photography Best of 2011 Tweet Most photos shot using Nikon D300s DSLR Sigma 17 50mm 2 8 Lens Music Aphex Twin Xtal Jan Jelinek Them Their Tweet Tagged as 17 50 2 8 2011 300s art artwork dslr effects f2 8 highspeed imagery images lens light lightpainting long exposures nikon owling painting photo extremist photoextremist photography photos photoshop planking portraits sigma slide show slideshow special special effects surreal trick trick photography 27 Comments Newer Entries Older Entries Recommendations Entries Wineglass Splash Studio Photography Tutorial My Photography Best of 2013 Photography Masterclass is Now Online High Speed Powder Photography Tutorial

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    46 Comments 19 Mar 12 23 DSLR Basics Stops and Metering Tweet In this photography video tutorial you will learn how your DSLR camera references light as stops how it meters light to give you the aperture shutter speed ISO values and how adjusting any of those settings to your liking in certain situations can give you a better image than relying on luck Full AUTO mode with no further adjustments 100 of the time I also talk a little bit about a new online course I ll be creating that gives beginner photographers a huge jumpstart on learning how they can use their DSLR to capture strong well composed images that contain all the right elements If you want to get notified when that e book video series will be available sign up on the early bird list to get notified before anyone else Tweet Filed under video 23 Comments 30 Jan 12 33 A Room Filled with an Obnoxious Amount of Money Tweet For this photograph titled A Room Filled with an Obnoxious Amount of Money I simply withdrew 871 from the bank and then used the multiplicity photography effect to fill the room up with cash This process roughly took 7 10 hours roughly 4 hours taking the actual pictures of the money with my DSLR on a tripod as you can see I ve put the money inside of picture frames taped it walls folded it around window blinds mounted it in piles and stuffed it in drawers and glass jars Post processing the 170 individual frames in Adobe Photoshop CS5 took roughly 5 hours This is a 2 shot vertical panorama Everything shot in JPEG with some HDR toning applied at the very end with the Topaz Photoshop plug in This looks like an obnoxious amount of money but it was really only 871 as you can see below In order to make the heaping piles of money seen on the tables I simply took a small pillow and covered it with the 871 making sure no part of the pillow was visible then moved the money to the next spot and repeated 170 times If you take this 871 and then multiply it 170 times this room would be filled with 148 070 USD If you add the amount of money perceived inside the glass jars and underneath the heaping piles this room could easily add up to a million US dollars or more Pretty cool I m rich with American currency and it only took me 9 hours The multiplicity photography effect is explained in the video tutorial linked above Plus if you want an entire structured library of unique photography techniques consider purchasing my instructional how to e book and online video course Trick Photography and Special Effects which explains the camera techniques used to create creative images just like these ones Here is another image that is a little more casual titled Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites Skrillex reference that was

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    to import them into Photoshop Click File Scripts Load Files into Stack Then just select your images and wait a minute for them to compile Once it s done you should see all your pictures in the Layers window Select the top layer and click New Layer Mask it s located at the bottom of the layers window Next take a black brush and brush over the person in that frame The person will seem to be erased but to un erase it hit CTRL I cmd I if you are on a Mac You can now see the person in the first frame as well as the one in the second frame Make a layer mask like that for all the frames and then your done You can also do this with objects and animals and skateboarders etc There is also a piece of software that can automate this entire process for you called Aqiplicity I tried using it once but the results were not perfect It s worth giving it a try though You can view your image in the free version but the saving option is disabled It s 10 for the full version This image was very easy to create because none of the people were overlapping each other This made it very easy to mask the model without tediously going into fine detail If you would like to see some spectacular examples using this photography technique take a look at the 20 Stunning Examples of Multiplicity Photography Tweet Tagged as clone copy how to layer mask multiplicity multiplicity photos people photography photoshop tutorial 32 Comments Recommendations Entries Wineglass Splash Studio Photography Tutorial My Photography Best of 2013 Photography Masterclass is Now Online High Speed Powder Photography Tutorial Glowing Lines Photoshop Tutorial Open Source DSLR Announced

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  • Photo Extremist: Creative Photography Tutorials, Photoshop Tutorials, Instructional Videos
    to try this Thank you very much for sharing all your creative works with us Phyllis October 26th 2011 10 51 Another GREAT ONE THANKS John S October 26th 2011 14 22 Awesome Great trick Thanks for sharing Now where did I put that fish tank Lucien October 26th 2011 15 00 How do you do the punch in the water trick raymond October 30th 2011 20 42 Just subscribed to your excellent compilation Thanks for sharing the incredible work rob October 31st 2011 05 18 mate this splash is the best my shots turned out like yours awesome i ve just up loaded them on to http www picturesocial com thanks so much i m going to try some more any chance you could get onto this site start up your own group cheers rob jesus delatorre October 31st 2011 16 33 Would you mind explaining why you need flashes Can you achieve the same result with light sources Photo Extremist November 1st 2011 01 51 Flashes are ideal because they are bright and also freeze the motion quicker than what the shutter speed of a DSLR is able to do This is why all shots of frozen bullets in mid air have been taken with one or more flashes This subject isn t THAT high speed so you could get away using constant lighting source but you would have to crank up the ISO and it wouldn t look as pro Evan ailcat November 2nd 2011 22 05 Ha I m not even a photographer but I found this post and the video really interesting Great job man You ve managed to explain everything very clearly to a complete layman Dave Nitsche November 4th 2011 11 43 Really nice job with the explanation I enjoyed watching the vid I ve got a bunch of fish tank shots for ya but don t want to murk up your comments section with all the links D Keep clicking man Robert November 7th 2011 01 51 Nice tutorial thank you I played with the idea this weekend Here is the first of the results http www flickr com photos keeperofthegreens 6321935020 in photostream CP Keen November 8th 2011 20 08 Great tutorial Thanks Excellent explanation easy to understand So simple and yet the outcome is amazing Ivan November 10th 2011 13 40 Hello Nice tutorial How do you get rid of reflections on back of fish tank Tried myself everything nice except that reflections could not find out what to do MZ November 11th 2011 03 57 Good Job Incredible work Greetings from Brazil christine moody November 17th 2011 11 30 OK I m going to give it a try You are amazing love your work Thank you for your tutorial very inspiring sam November 27th 2011 20 20 nice wok i like thanx for sharing sam November 27th 2011 20 21 nice work i like thanx for sharing Marlene December 9th 2011 08 13 Thanks You are SO inspiring and

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