Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by The Green Bastard, Feb 12, 2007.
looks a *tad* over exposed to me...
what ISO are you shooting at?
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D50
Image Date: 2007:02:11 17:59:24
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 18.0mm (35mm equivalent: 27mm)
Exposure Time: 20.000 s
ISO equiv: 200
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure Mode: Manual
shoot in RAW
I always do.
why spot metering?
probably because if he used matrix metering the church and snow would be grey
Lower the exposure and I'd clone stamp the stuff on the bottom left side. As far as noise reducing programs - Neatimage works great for me. You have to tweak it though cause sometimes it can come out kinda fucked up.
Noise? All I see is compression artifacts.
some bad ass banding in the sky
use a higher quality setting when saving images containing clear sky.
I used noise-ninja plugin in PS.
all the noise reduction progams I've tried have done more harm than good.
Similar problem for me
did you try a tripod?
how is a tripod going to help with noise?
it's a 20 second exposure, you're going to get some noise.
wouldnt a gradient filter help with the sky?
not sure if you'd want to use a gradient at night, but it could help.
Well, for the same reason that just because you CAN be prick, doesn't mean you HAVE to.
I wasn't being a prick, I was asking why not use spot metering? especially for the light vs. dark areas of an image, you can use your spot meter to determine different metering values then put it in Manual and adjust it as you go.
or you could just get a camera with decent matrix metering and let it do all that for you in under a second.
I only use spot metering when I only care about the subject and not what else is happening in the frame.
Well to be honest, the camera DOES have matrix metering, but I dumbassly forgot to set it back to matrix after using spot one evening.
2 layers of the church, use imagenomic on the top layer to reduce noise. also tends to take out details (like the stone in the church). use a mask and paint away the church in the top layer.