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17th June 2014

Photo reblogged from The world of old photography with 269 notes

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Diane Arbus: Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, New York City, 1962

Iconic photo by Diane Arbus.

onlyoldphotography:

Diane Arbus: Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, New York City, 1962

Iconic photo by Diane Arbus.

17th June 2014

Photo reblogged from Le Roi du Junkyard with 1,182 notes


Wall Street, New York City by Leonard Freed, circa 1956.


Absolutely amazing photo by Leonard Freed.

Wall Street, New York City by Leonard Freed, circa 1956.

Absolutely amazing photo by Leonard Freed.

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17th June 2014

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New book came through the post :) #thephotographersplaybook #assignments #Photography

New book came through the post :) #thephotographersplaybook #assignments #Photography

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1st May 2014

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HDR notes to self

Fell behind with HDR photo editing. So I spent a full day behind the computer till 10pm processing HDRs from a few month back. Still have a Month of images to go through. A lot of shots I had spent more time with during actually taking the photos. I tend to be quite lazy when it comes to HDR and so 3 bracketed shots suffice.
With the images I made was happy with only one or two but I tend to share more of them anyways. I did a collection of images from Darwen Old Cemetery which I found looked quite good as a set and will find an outlet to share them somehow. There was one image that consusted of a round circular garden and headstone alignment in which when getting it on the computer I noticed the circle shape was not symmetrical. Kicked myself over such mistake as that has nothing to do with actual processing but the photo taking process itself.
Having trying to concentrate my efforts towards street photography in the second half of last year I noticed I now tend to make a shot quickly. I must remember that composition and lighting are more important for HDR photography and take my time to carefully control the visual elements in the frame when taking the required shots.
As for post processing on HDRs I have everything set up with presets so not much tweaking needed. However I’m not sure if it’s my mood at the time or whether my vision is changing but sometimes feel like making a different outlook on the style of finished images.
Noticed also that HDR post processing becomes harder with high and low contrast images as there is a strange sort of clipping appears in highlights and shadows during high contrast that makes the image look like its not a photo. During low contrast the image turns out underexposed and looks flat.
My suggestion to myself is to take well exposed photos and try get a good tonal range during actual photo taking. Perhaps others would disagree and do massive xhanges in post processing but personally I hate spending time editing stuff when I would rather just settle with the single correct exposure and ditch HDR altogether.

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10th April 2014

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More reading #CherylDunn #EverybodyStreet #CompositionNotebook #ReadThisIfYouWantToTakeGreatPhotographs #HenryCarroll #books #photographybook #photography

More reading #CherylDunn #EverybodyStreet #CompositionNotebook #ReadThisIfYouWantToTakeGreatPhotographs #HenryCarroll #books #photographybook #photography

Tagged: photographybookreadthisifyouwanttotakegreatphotographsphotographyeverybodystreetcheryldunncompositionnotebookbookshenrycarroll

4th April 2014

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#Man and His #Dog #Walking #Darwen #Lancashire #NorthWest #Northern #England #UK #igersUK #igersDarwen #pet #street #streetphoto #streetphotography #HDR #HDRPhotography #RicohGR #ic_thestreets #rsa_streetview

#Man and His #Dog #Walking #Darwen #Lancashire #NorthWest #Northern #England #UK #igersUK #igersDarwen #pet #street #streetphoto #streetphotography #HDR #HDRPhotography #RicohGR #ic_thestreets #rsa_streetview

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14th March 2014

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HDR Presets.

A tendency to play video games more than go out with my camera at the weekends has been a crippling habit of mine lately.  However, I noticed something about my photos after looking through the last three months of the year.  Safe to say I’m not taking enough.  Making HDR photos has been a fun pursuit and I’m quite happy with the results I can achieve using Trey Ratcliff’s Presets available at www.stuckincustoms.com

HDRs are fun if you have the time to do the post processing and the HDD space to count for all the RAW files it takes to make your images.  With living in a small town though, I’m really limiting myself to being able to produce more significant HDR imagery and hopefully will be travelling further afield this year.

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2nd March 2014

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#Entwistle #EntwistleReservoir #Turton #Bolton #Darwen #Woods #Trees #ContreJour #Glare #Landscape #Nature #Foliage #RicohGR #HDR #HDRPhotography #Photography #LandscapePhotography #HighDynamicRange #NorthWest #Northern #Countryside #England #UK #insta_crew #igersUK #Sunlight

#Entwistle #EntwistleReservoir #Turton #Bolton #Darwen #Woods #Trees #ContreJour #Glare #Landscape #Nature #Foliage #RicohGR #HDR #HDRPhotography #Photography #LandscapePhotography #HighDynamicRange #NorthWest #Northern #Countryside #England #UK #insta_crew #igersUK #Sunlight

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22nd February 2014

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#AmericanBulldog #Bulldog #puppy #cuteashell #cute #dog #Boss

#AmericanBulldog #Bulldog #puppy #cuteashell #cute #dog #Boss

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21st February 2014

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#BoltonFoodandDrinkFestival #2013 #Bolton #GreaterManchester #NorthWest #England #UK #GreatBritain #British #Northern #igersUK #splendid_urban #gang_family #ic_thestreets #rsa_streetview #monochrome #bnw #blackandwhite #street #streetphoto #streetshot #streetphotography #reportage #candid #public

#BoltonFoodandDrinkFestival #2013 #Bolton #GreaterManchester #NorthWest #England #UK #GreatBritain #British #Northern #igersUK #splendid_urban #gang_family #ic_thestreets #rsa_streetview #monochrome #bnw #blackandwhite #street #streetphoto #streetshot #streetphotography #reportage #candid #public

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