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So, what do you semi-pro photographers think of it?

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1. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5540 posts) 24 Jul '09 07:13

Ok, before I start: obviously this is no spam as you might expect from a travelguru

Anyway: what do you think of this new photography tool

Although personally I never adjust photos by any artificial program (if you can not take a decent photo, stop it, photos are not always nice or pefect), I do like the possibilities it offers.

Cheers!

2. Posted by baluba (Respected Member, 407 posts) 24 Jul '09 09:07

I wouldn't call myself semi-pro, or even partially or a teensy bit pro, however I thought I would take a look!
I didn't sign in to try it but the concept appears good. I know how frustrated I get when trying to get a good shot of a building or piece of scenery and some bugger keeps getting in the way. Maybe I am lucky, but patience often gives me a window, although it is good to know there is a way around it.
Like you, I don't like to mess with my photos, mostly this is because I don't know how to. I have to trust in my camera's auto function to deliver me good shots. One day I shall learn how to use it properly..one day!

3. Posted by LuisDafos (Full Member, 15 posts) 24 Jul '09 09:29

He, he, it¨s a very funny thingie... I didn´t sign in either but i guess the way it works... It´s just the same process that u would use when making a High Dinamic Range pic out of two different shoots one exposed for the lights, the other for the shadows... HDR is an speciality by itself and might be used professionally, this other thing... well, this is not serious, the professional of course will wait until the tourist goes... Anyway,i bet i bet it works well enough to improve a lot some pictures before u show them to family and friends...

4. Posted by baluba (Respected Member, 407 posts) 24 Jul '09 09:35

Quoting LuisDafos

the professional of course will wait until the tourist goes.....

Does that make me a professional???

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5540 posts) 24 Jul '09 10:08

Quoting baluba

Quoting LuisDafos

the professional of course will wait until the tourist goes.....

Does that make me a professional???

Well, I guess it does;). No seriously, the titel was just to trigger a little. Still, I think there are quite a few members here that take excellent shots, including the two that have replied so far!
I am with you Baluba, there is more than knowing all of your camera, still I think the possibilities are endless and better shots are indeed possible when you know how to deal with it.

6. Posted by Q' (Moderator, 1987 posts) 24 Jul '09 10:34

I'm still not sure if this wasn't a gag website. Did anyone setup an account and try it ? Like Luis says, you can do this in photoshop if you know how. There's also the "use really really slow shutter" trick. Eventhough the scene in the example probably wouldn't lend itself to that sort of trick. The computer algorithm to do this is actually more interesting to me. You would need to decide on which parts to get rid of and which parts are part of the photo. Unless it works in some other way than I suspect. Neat though. Thanks!

[ Edit: Edited on 24-Jul-2009, at 10:34 by Q' ]

7. Posted by LuisDafos (Full Member, 15 posts) 24 Jul '09 11:43

baluba

Quoting LuisDafos

the professional of course will wait until the tourist goes.....

Does that make me a professional??

Well, may be there´s a couple more tricks over there...