How did they do this?
Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:35 AM
I am to shoot a tree this weekend, and it needs to look something like this (well I would like it to look something like this anyway).
I am working on a Sony DSR 500, which means that exteriors have the potential to burn out etc.
I was wondering, in your wise opinions, how do you think the warmth and beauty of this scene was achieved - the time of day? filters on the camera? was the color manipulated in post?
Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:42 AM
I have just heard that exteriors on digital can be a little difficult and sometimes unattractive, so anyone that has could you put forth some words of wisdom?
Thanking you all,
Posted 20 September 2007 - 08:04 AM
With that in mind, yes, one thing you can do is to "trick" the white balance to warm the image in camera. You might also try shooting at different frame rates if that is available to you as well as experiment with the shutter. Test different filters in front of the lens, like an 812 warming filter or a 1/4 Black Pro Mist. I tend to go light on the filters just to take some of the edge off. Also try to avoid shooting at very high contrast times of day, aiming instead for early morning or late afternoon. Just the same, avoid shooting after the sun is completely gone as everything turns muddy very quickly.
Posted 20 September 2007 - 08:09 AM
You might also try shooting at different frame rates if that is available to you as well as experiment with the shutter.
I don't think I can do much with the frame rates in the DSR but what would you suggest for the shutter?