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Old 09-03-2006, 10:48   #1 (permalink)
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Cornwall - Port Isaac

I going to Port Isaac tomorrow and will be taking all my kit with me, does anyone have any good tips for sunsets/beachy/cliffy kind of shots. Reason i ask is 1, never been to cornwall. 2, never done any of the above kind of pics really. Cheers Glen.
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Read up on the rule of thirds if you don't know it, that is essential in 99% of landscape photography.
If there is a large contrast between the lighting from the sky and the ground and you don't have graduated filters, then do double exposures so that you have all the detail from both and combine them afterwards.
Look for lead in lines, foreground interest and any quirks to make the pictures interesting, use a tripod and take yor time, make sure horizons are level (especially if water is involved) Get up early for the sunrise, shoot during the early morning/late afternoon when the light is softest and the shadows will add texture to things.
Err I am sure that there are more, i'll post as I think of them
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There is a tutorial on both the rule of thirds and joining mulitple exposures together on the main site here. Take a look at those
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Thanks will do
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Try some time exposures with the water but make sure you have a focal point and again most of the time have something static in the picture. The same can be done for large vistas if you have a nice sky and some wind, the movement in the clouds can add a great deal to landscape shots as long as the weather is kind to you.

All of the above is best done from a tripod, using remote release (if you have one) or timer operation if not and availible. Also use mirror lockup too. Your camera has that option, take a look in the instructions for a guide and give it a quick try now before you go, if you have any problems post back
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Yes I've got a remote release but I've not tried the miror lock up, I'll have a go with this today..thanks again.
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Use the bracketing function of the camera too to get the multiple exposures, allows you to stay away from it when using the remote release etc.
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Just found it in the menu, I'll give this one a go too.

1 more question should I do just general pics in large jpeg and then any more important ones in RAW, as i've got just 2 x 1Gb cards and 1 x 256mb card. If I shoot all weekend in RAW i'll run out of space, I could take my laptop but room is a bit limited in the car?
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It is up to you, I only take pictures in RAW but then if I feel a picture is worth taking I consider it to be important Can you guarantee that the ones you take in jpg won't be the best and the ones that you should have taken in raw?

It all depends on how important the shots are to you, personally I would forget about braketing (raw has a +/- 2stop lattitude anyway) and one raw file will be smaller than 3/4/5 jpgs. I always take my lappy on holidays with me too, slip it under your seat or on the fllor in the passenger footwell if room is really tight.
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After converting your raw file what dpi setting do you use? I converted some pics the other day @ 300dpi but the physical size was still shy of A4.
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The dpi setting does not affect the dimensions of the final image only how much detail is contained within each inch (dots per inch). The two combined give the final attainable print size (dimensions and DPI). However a straight converted Raw file from my 20D at 300DPI gives me a 16bit tiff of approximately 50mb (varies depending on the picture) and dimensions of 3519 x 2345 which will easily print at a3 sizes with no extra work and much larger with some further editing. Your 350D’s sensor is almost the same dimensions and is equally capable of returning files suitable for prints at these sizes.
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Ive just saved from Canons Digital Photo Professional software a RAW pic at 300dpi setting as tiff 16bit. Its given me if I look in photoshop a file size of 45.6mb a pixel dimesion of 3546x2304 and a document size of 292.61 x 195.07mm. When I go to print with the document size above it doesn't fit to A4, I have to size up to 105%. Where as if i open up a jpeg because its @ 72dpi and 3456 x 2304 you have to reduce the size when you print, 26% ish.

I am doing something wrong or is it 'cause I is thick
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The sizes are due to the different applications. The true size is 3546x2304 in your case, set your printing from within photoshop to print out at A4 and let it do the rest, make sure that your printer is also set to a4 and photo output, providing your printer is good enough then the results will be stunning, trust me on that

72dpi is usually only used for pictures that you are displaying on the web, due to most screen resolutions only being able to display 72dpi if you have anything larger it only results in larger file sizes with no more detail displayed.

For printing you should use the highest resolution possible (usually 300dpi) although some pro printers set up their equipment for 250dpi. If thats the case then it will be in their instructions for getting the best quality prints.
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If you haven't got a polarized filter , beg/borrow one . They make a lot of difference to seascapes
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No chance I'm affraid, going @ 5am tomorrow.
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