Originally Posted by AF187
Originally Posted by FlyingEMU05
nice lens pickup. mine has been mounted on my camera since i bought it.
im shooting pictures and playing with my camera since i bought the lens 5 hours ago.i really like to use it in lowlight..
i just found an old camera bag of my dad and there was a filter inside it says " HOYA 52mm PL JAPAN "you can turn the front part can anybody tell me what this filter is for
and why you can turn the front part ?
that's a polarizing filter. it's just like polarized sunglasses. they block light that's not coming in parallel. when light bounces off objects and comes back to your lens, it's usually coming in from all directions. glare will come in at a certain angle. by rotating the filter, you can cut the glare depending on what degree you rotate the filter. you can try it on a sunny day by rotating it while looking through the viewfinder.
Originally Posted by Forgot About Jae
HOW DID YOU LIGHT THIS!!!!?
Oh and how are yall lighting yall's outdoor shots with only an external mounted flash ? where is it pointing and what diffuser + settings are yall on ? I was pointing mine upward + left and tilted...using 1/20 rear sync and f4 on
step 1: unmount your external flash from the camera
you shouldn't be tilting the flash head unless you're trying to bounce the light off of a surface. outdoors, there's hardly any times to bounce flash when it's mounted on your camera. there's a lot more to outdoor lighting to describe in a few settings or techniques. really, you already have the sun and the sky as two major light sources, and you have to consider how they both contribute to the ambient light of your composition. you can read up a bit on strobist.com
for the basics.
the shots that rikan took look like at least a 3 light setup. something like:
- large, diffuse source camera right as key (main).
- medium, diffused source (or reflector) slightly to camera left and raised a bit
- vertical strip light from slightly behind and to the model's right
- possible hair light, high and behind model
- possible background light