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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamedog View Post
    Mike,

    Regarding the last "Add Some Sparkle to Your Night Time Photos" tip, were they taken with or without a filter on the lens?

    I've taken these with and without a filter on and had some reflections bouncing off due to the long exposure with the filter on. Were yours taken with one on? If so, how did you prevent the reflections? Or were they taken without one?

    Thanks again for the tip!
    Definitely NO Filter.
    I used to keep my UV filter on the lens and was constantly getting splotches of green lights in my night time photos, or even worse reflections of the lights in them. It is the light bouncing back and forth between the filter and the lens.
    For any night shots, TAKE OFF THE FILTER!
    I say that in bold because I still forget sometimes.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Here's a little "Pretty" for today. I had my wide angle lens on and as we approached the lagoon, I held the camera out the window and fired away, moving the camera angle around to get different viewpoints. I don't recommend holding your camera out the window unless you have a good strap on it and wrap the strap around your wrist, which is what I did.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

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    Today's "Disneyland Photo of the Day" takes a look at one of the difficult lighting situations in DCA and why Sometimes you just have to look at it a different way and move to a different location.

    The other morning my wife Diane and I went into DCA and wandered over to Grizzly River Rapids to take some nature photos, when we happened upon the big waterfall. The sky was a gorgeous blue and the morning light on the waterfall was fantastic. To our eyes, the scene was perfect. To our cameras, it was a different story.

    I recently bought a new Canon 7D camera that has some really impressive features on it. One of those features is that you can look at a photo on your LCD screen and it flashes black wherever the shot is over exposed. You can see how your exposure is at a quick glance and then make the necessary adjustments to fix it.

    The morning sunlight was pretty bright so I knew a long exposure shot to blur the water would be impossible, so I decided to to a fast shot and freeze the motion of the water. I set the camera on Shutter Priority and set the shutter speed at 1/1000th of a second. The camera would set the Aperture and ISO to what it believed would be a proper exposure. I knew the morning sun was pretty bright, so I lowered the Exposure Compensation down by 2/3rds.

    Here is the first photo with the Metering Mode on Evaluative. (These are all straight out of the camera to let you see exactly how the camera saw the scene.) Just like I saw in the picture review, you can see that the sky is completely blown out and the waterfall is too dark.
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    I switched the Metering Mode to Partial Spot Metering to see if that would help.
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    Next I figured I would try using the Auto Exposure Lock, so I looked at the overexposed area in the sky and pushed the Auto Exposure Lock button then recomposed the scene and took the shot. As you can see, now the sky is exposed properly but the rest of the shot is way too dark.
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    Then I aimed at this part of the tree and metered it there to see if that would help.
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    Here is the result of exposing for the mid tone of the tree. It's a little better but not enough to make a useable photo.
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    Finally I had to think about the situation and where I was trying to take the photo from. The problem was that I was shooting into the sun. From that side of the waterfall, there would be no way to get a decent shot, unless I wanted to spend an hour in Photoshop trying to fix all the problems. The easiest solution would simply be to move to the other side of the waterfall and have the sun at my back. So I moved 30 feet to my right and shot it again. Here is that result. Now you can see that the sky actually was blue and it is a much better exposed photo. Half of the waterfall is still in shadow but that is a very easy fix in Photoshop.
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    To process the photo I used the same tip I featured a little while ago by opening it in Photoshop Elements, duplicating the layer and changing the layer style to Screen. Then I added the Levels Adjustment Layer and painted over the dark areas to lighten them up. The processing took me less than 3 minutes from start to finish.
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    I did a landscape orientation with the same result.
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    Here's the edited version.
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    So the next time you have one of those difficult lighting situations, look around and try it from a different angle.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Here's a little bit o' pretty for today.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Don't mean to correct you, but that's a "whole LOT o' pretty," not "a little bit."

    I love Court of Angels.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by sbk1234 View Post
    Don't mean to correct you, but that's a "whole LOT o' pretty," not "a little bit."

    I love Court of Angels.
    I stand corrected!
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    I love the angle in the Court of Angels picture!
    Are you planning another photography meet at Disneyland? Hopefully I will be able to make the next one.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Quote Originally Posted by KEBSD View Post
    I love the angle in the Court of Angels picture!
    Are you planning another photography meet at Disneyland? Hopefully I will be able to make the next one.
    Thanks!
    I will plan another photo meet but it probably won't happen until some time in late March or April.

    Here's the "Pretty" for today. Sorry it seems so small. The website only lets me put in the small/medium pictures now. It keeps telling me that even the normal Medium size is too big.
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    I have a few new tutorials planned out but I won't have a chance to do them for a little while. For some reason we can't begin to comprehend, we are absolutely hammered at work and are working till 2 am every night. I will continue to post a photo almost every day though.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

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    Todayís ďDisneyland Photo Tip of the DayĒ is about Selecting Your Focus.

    When I say Select Your Focus, Iím not talking about anything to do with the camera, itís to do with you.
    Iíve been thinking a lot lately about how to improve my photography and I had a little bit of an epiphany that I wanted to share with you.

    Every day I see the pictures my friends put up on Flickr and how good they are compared to mine. I see theirs getting better and better but mine arenít improving at the same pace. It dawned on me that they mostly focus on one specific style of photography and are very, very good at it. They know what they like to do and they do it well.

    In his own words, stormy skies are like crack to Bill aka Mac Daddy and whenever the skies threaten rain, he runs to Disneyland to capture interesting sunsets with dark and moody skies. He knows exactly where he wants to be to take his photos and has planned out exactly what he needs to do, long before he gets there.
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    Gregg Cooper is the absolute master of HDR photography, especially at night. His trademark is how he handles all the different lights in Disneyland and and controls them so well. He plans out his compositions as good as anyone and takes the necessary time to get all the proper exposures he needs to accomplish the vision he has for the photograph. I think he sees the final photo in his mind before he even sets up his tripod and takes off the lens cap.
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    My wife Diane has a thing for black & white Street Photography. She doesnít like to do post processing and believes that her type of photos should be finished in the camera and not the computer. This is why she likes to shoot in black and white instead of converting it later on. She enjoys watching people and the simple drama that unfolds in front of her. She finds that much more interesting than all the empty park grandiose shots that we like to do.
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    As I was thinking about all of this, I kept asking myself the question ďWhat is my style?Ē Sadly, I havenít discovered that yet. I am trying to learn a little bit about all different types of photography so I can do this column. It keeps me so busy that I havenít had a chance to really pursue one specific style that I can make my own. Iím usually walking around the parks all willy nilly, taking pictures of whatever catches my eye. There is nothing wrong with that because it is a good way to learn different techniques and discover what you like. However not having a clear focus on what you want to do isnít the best way to improve your skills.

    There are some things that I enjoy doing, such as nigh time HDR. (thankfully Gregg has been teaching me a lot about that) I also seem to really enjoy shooting things with spinning lights like the Astro Orbiter and the Golden Zephyr. I like to believe that Iím pretty good at those.
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    The one lesson that I have learned in the past week that seems to be paying big dividends for me is simply to do only one thing at a time. When I am post processing my photos, I am focusing all my efforts in one specific direction. I decided to only process all the preliminary images for my HDR shots on one day, making sure that each of the different exposures was the best it could be. Then I only do the work in Photomatix on the next day, processing all my different HDR images together so my mental focus is only on that program. (Hint: if you process similar HDR images in Photomatix at the same time, it saves you a lot of time by keeping the settings where they need to be for that type of image.) Then I do the final editing of them on another day. At least to me, I am seeing definite improvement in each one that I am doing.
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    So if you want to improve your photos, pick a certain style of photography that interests you and only do that for a week. I think youíll be happy with the results.

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Great post. I see all these great photos in this thread and on the boards and love the different styles and perspectives and find it hard to try and pick what my style is just yet.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    I'm one of those who has a hard time pinning down a particular style, too. Lots of things catch my eye!

    So next time I go shoot I will try to remember this, as it certainly sounds like it would help improve my skill.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Great post, Mike! Even though I spend a great deal of my time looking for skies, I think I am like you in that I am constantly looking for new ideas. Last year I shot a lot of macro in the park, and this year, it's been mostly about dramatic skies. Next year, it could be something completely different. My sense of what looks good continues to change over time as I continue to look at other photos including yours! The colors in your last two photos above are simply off the charts. Getting great looking color from my night shots is certainly on my list, and it's encouraging to see you continue to grow in that area as it gives me hope that mine will get better over time. Nicely done!

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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Here's a little bit o pretty for today.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Here's another bit o' Pretty for today from the Disneyland Hotel pool area. (I live this one)
    Hopefully I'll have another brief (very brief) tutorial up tomorrow. If I could get out of work and home before 3 am one of these nights, I'd be able to do more.
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    Re: The Disneyland Photo of the Day...

    Here's a little bit o' pretty for today.
    There is also a little bit of interesting thinking in this photo. When I saw the scene, what struck me was the warm glowing light on the cobblestone walkway. I really wanted to capture the feeling of that light on the ground but couldn't decide if the Carousel or Mr. Toad should be the main focus of the photo. Since the ground was what caught my eye, I decided to leave the Carousel and Mr. Toad on the outer fringes of the frame and let the light on the ground lead your eye down towards the castle.
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