Here are some of my 2:1 photos:
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:30 PM
Here are some of my 2:1 photos:
My last job in the early spring was in New Mexico, so I have some good landscape shots from that time, most are 2:1, but they are on my home computer in Los Angeles.
Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:43 PM
I have three cameras -- a full-frame Nikon D600, an APS-C Sony A6500, and my iPhone 7. When I plan to go out to take photos, I usually take my Nikon with me, but when I'm at work or just walking around the city, I just carry my Sony A6500 (which is also what I take on vacations, actually I took the Sony NEX6 until I bought the A6500 last month). But sometimes I just see something that I snap quickly with my iPhone.
Given the lower quality of the iPhone images, I tend to manipulate them using the Snapseed app, which is fun. Here are two:
Posted 17 June 2017 - 10:48 PM
When I'm home, I tend to mostly just take photos of my dog and cat...
Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:36 AM
Obviously these are fantastic David. I especially liked the first two.
Is there a reason you like to crop to 2:1 (other than personal preference obviously)?
What lenses do you use on your Sonys and Nikon? Do you use any of the lenses they make for phones (particularly the iPhone)?
Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:15 PM
I usually just walk around with a zoom, the small pancake Sony 16-50mm zoom on the Sony A6500 and the Nikon 24-70mm on the Nikon D600. I have some primes for low-light shooting but when I compared the zooms to primes, I found center sharpness to be the same above f/4 or f/5.6, it was just the corner sharpness where the primes were better (of course if I need to shoot at f/2.8 or wider, I have to use the primes.)
Funny thing is that around the house, which can get dark, I always have the Nikon D600 with a 50mm Nikkor sitting on the desk, so most of my shots of my pets are done with that -- only the best for my beagle Mabel! Actually the wider dynamic range of the Nikon in raw mode helps when taking pictures of my beagle because the areas of white fur tend to clip quickly on most digital cameras.
I usually just record jpegs on my Sony A6500 and the Sony NEX6 before that, partly just to save on storage space because I treat the camera more as something for casual snapshots, but also because the Sony raw converter is a terrible piece of software compared to the Nikon raw converter. So instead I shoot jpegs with the contrast lowered in the picture profile as far as it can go.
As for 2:1, I just like the dimensions for landscapes. I tend to compose and shoot two versions, 3:2 (full frame) and 2:1 (cropped) though it's just a guess, I don't have 2:1 frame lines in my camera. I used to crop to 2.35 : 1 for a CinemaScope frame but I found it easier to figure out how to crop to 2:1 in Photoshop Elements -- if the ruler says the photo is 17" wide, then I just have to crop the vertical to around 8.5"...
Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:54 PM
Some more recent 2:1 compositions.
I'm staying in a new high-rise in Brooklyn so have taken some photos of the view at different times of day:
And our stage sets are at Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yards, so I've also taken many photos of the view:
Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:27 PM
I recently read alot of the high end tv shows are using 2-1 aspect ratio.. The Crown/Fargo/House of Cards.. how they are framing that in camera I dont know.. it might be why I have been asked to shoot corps in 17-9.. so they just crop the top a tiny bit to make it 18-9 (2-1).. I think it was some aspect ratio V .Storaro tried to introduce too..?
Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:01 AM
Edited by Alexandros Angelopoulos Apostolos, 26 June 2017 - 10:02 AM.
Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:59 AM
Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:57 AM
Was looking for one specific image and found more in the folders so here some of them.
Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:01 AM
Posted 30 June 2017 - 05:14 AM
I'm not in the showbiz but My view is very influenced by cinema and cinematography, so enjoy some of my stills:
Album Cinematic Moments
Edited by Fabio Pirovano_37718, 30 June 2017 - 05:16 AM.
Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:07 PM
My contribution to the topic. Most of this stuff was shot on a Sony a7s mkii with old Canon FD lenses. Also used Black Promist in some of these shots:
Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:34 PM
My hardware is
APS C Pentax K-01/Pentax K 30 plus classic vintage lenses SMC A 50mm f 1.4 SMC A 50mm 1.7 Modern Lenses DA 18 -55 3.5 -5.6 AL II/DA 18-135 3.5-5.6/DA 35mm f 2.4/ DA 50mm f1.8
SONY RX 10 24-200 f2.8 1.0-type
Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ 200 25-600 f 2.8
Panasonic Lumix DMC LX 7 24-90 f 1.4
Samsung S6 920F smart phone f 1.9
35 mm RICOH XRP with Rikenon 50 mm F 1.8
Edited by Fabio Pirovano_37718, 07 July 2017 - 04:36 PM.
Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:34 PM
A futuristic piece of architecture, perhaps on the Mediterranean coast, resplendent in a Tuscan sunrise?
No, it's a cheap, miserable chain bar. In Essex. Bah.
Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:43 PM
And a natural history shot. Only notable for the fact that it sat still while I put my cellphone about three inches from its head, and fiddled with the exposure.
Interesting technical side note: the colour on the wings is clipping the sRGB gamut thanks to the way the anatomy of the butterfly creates colour using interference patterns, as opposed to dyes or pigments. Saturation values in the orange float near 100%.
Posted 25 August 2017 - 03:54 AM
Those balconies might pass muster as a location, though, if you could get rid of the pigeon spikes.
Logan's Run, maybe. Or "Essex Spacebin 2".