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@kbalage.....My relationship with the blown highlights in your picture is the same as my relationship with cilantro.... I don't know if I love or hate them.

 

What iris are you shooting at? 

Edited by Myers Lego Technic

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@Myers Lego Technic I was waiting for the sun for a long time to have that strong backlight :) The aperture is a good question, as this is a frame from a video i recorded there's no EXIF data to check, but my guess would be 12mm (24mm equivalent) @ F3.5.

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8 hours ago, kbalage said:

@Myers Lego Technic I was waiting for the sun for a long time to have that strong backlight :) The aperture is a good question, as this is a frame from a video i recorded there's no EXIF data to check, but my guess would be 12mm (24mm equivalent) @ F3.5.

Good ol micro Four-thirds?

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As I mentioned in another topic, I got myself 42063 recently, and thought it would be great for some outdoor photography...

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1/100s, F4.0, ISO100

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1/80s, F3.5, ISO100

I'm actually quite pleased how good these turned out, considering it's the first time I've taken outdoor photos.

Another thing I thought I might try, after seeing @SevenStuds's awesome photo on page 8, is light-painting:

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15s, F5.0, ISO100

It's nowhere near as good as @SevenStuds's photo, but I think it turned out okay...

 

Full resolution and extra photos here: https://www.bricksafe.com/pages/mocbuild101/technic-photography

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nice picture of the BMW, i really like it, if LTG would use such pics for there advertisements i think the boxes would look som much better.

there is only one problem with the picture, THE BIKE IS TO CLEAN :D

 

just kidding

 

Greetz
TNLD

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On 30-1-2018 at 7:38 AM, mocbuild101 said:

As I mentioned in another topic, I got myself 42063 recently, and thought it would be great for some outdoor photography...

Nice pics of the bike! Not sure if you are using Lightroom or PS but I'd recommend tinkering with the Blacks/Whites. Turn the knobs a bit. Lot's of detail is lost in the black which I (personally) think could be better. Again, this might be personal.

I have posted this example of the bike before, so sorry for that :wink: But it's a good example of getting more depth and detail in a picture.

ORIGINAL
Lots of black in the tires.

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EDITED
Here you can see lots more details in the black areas.

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On 1/30/2018 at 6:53 PM, Aleh said:

Wow, very beautiful bike photos!!

Thanks!

13 hours ago, TheNextLegoDesinger said:

if LTG would use such pics for there advertisements i think the boxes would look som much better.

They do... kind-of...

Spoiler

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1 hour ago, Jim said:

Nice pics of the bike! Not sure if you are using Lightroom or PS but I'd recommend tinkering with the Blacks/Whites.

Thanks, I use GIMP, and I do adjust the levels, but I actually darkened the blacks slightly in the above photos, because the colors looked a bit flat... (and before you ask, yes, I did also try adjusting the saturation)

1 hour ago, Jim said:

this example...

Which I think is probably the clearest photo I've ever seen... :wub:

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4 minutes ago, TheNextLegoDesinger said:

well, i wouldn't call that a photo, thats probrally 90% computer generated

Actually, I don't think that TLG uses CGI for the box. At least not the model. Background probably yes, but the model is an actual photo....with lots of editing.

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3 hours ago, Jim said:

Actually, I don't think that TLG uses CGI for the box. At least not the model. Background probably yes, but the model is an actual photo....with lots of editing.

If you watch "the making of 42030" they show how it is done. It is a HI-RES picture, cropped, and put in backround.

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8 hours ago, Jim said:

EDITED
Here you can see lots more details in the black areas.

 

Hey Jim, How do you post a picture with a restricted size while the original one is actually much larger? That is very useful when someone wants to see more details and they can just click on it to see a full-size picture.

I also use Flickr to host my photos, everytime I post a picture on EB, I just copy and paste the url of a 1024px wide picture, and if I click on that picture it only shows my the exact 1024px one.

So how do you do that? Is that a function available only to the admin team? Thanks.

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10 hours ago, LvdH said:

So he uses the small version, but the link is for the big version so if you click on it you'll get the big version. 

Yes, just double-click on the smaller photo after you embed it, and paste the URL of the larger photo as the "Link URL".

I've just done it to my photos in my first post above^

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3 hours ago, KevinMoo said:

Alright, let me give it a try:

You succeeded! Nice picture indeed!
(very minor detail; if you center a model, make sure you equally crop all the edges. Makes it's even better.)

For me reviews I have written a piece of software which let's me select the pics and the display size. It then generates the code to display the pic in the smaller size and link to the original one. Saves me a lot of time.

Like this:

<p><a href="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15634032585_c21f473816_o.jpg"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/15634032585_2584cdc139_b.jpg"/></a></p>

<p><a href="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15523126077_351a031aef_o.jpg"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5601/15523126077_4a30966093_b.jpg"/></a></p>

 

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Integrating in the forum will be quite tricky (for me). I know a lot of programming languages, but I have successfully avoided PHP :thumbup:

Let me see what I can do with my code. Maybe I can make a standalone program or give you access to my web tool. 

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A web tool would be cool, but I guess that there are php libraries that can handle image compression pretty well too. Though I guess that would slow down the server-side code, so we would gain nothing in the end... The ultimate soluition would be storing the images on the forum server, that would solve a lot of things.

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