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GoPro Hack – Long Exposure Photography

So, I’ve been trying since yesterday to shoot Long Exposure with my GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition.

Yes, I did it. Amazing results.

Sample:

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Sample from the Internet by another person:

Visit here – Imgur

Video TimeLapse Long Exposure:

GoPro Hero3 Moonlight DriveLapse

How to Video:

How To Paint Light With A GoPro Hero3 Black

Here is how you can do it

you have several options to choose from:
  1. Apply this Hack posted in Reddit – Click here
  2. Chernowii
  3. Tweak by TechMinimalist
  4. Useful hacks can be found here – Konradit
  5. You can change the settings in your GoPro for the time-lapse to take a photo each 2 seconds. That’s how I did it, and it worked for me. (Must be in low light)

Happy Shooting! :)

 

Split Editing – Why do we need it?

Hey fellas! It’s been awhile since my last post, I’ve been busy lately with some projects, and I’ve been traveling to explore more and learn more..

Photography has more to offer if you are willing to give it some of your time, it will reward you with many awesome things to learn and discover..

Anyways……..

What is Split Editing?

Split a Photo into several sections, edit each section to get the most of it, then merge ’em all together to end up with amazing final result.

Final Result (Kalafati Beach, Mykonos) – Keeping the Rocks Tone and Sky Tone

click on the image to enlarge.

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Here is How It’s been Done

I need to bring out the colour of the Sky, while keeping the Rocks Tone.

Editing the Sky:

(see the Rocks, their colour have been changed which is not their original tone! Not cool)

click on the image to enlarge.

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Editing the Rocks:

(to bring their colour out, and maintaining the sharpness)

click on the image to enlarge.

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The final result after merging these two images, would be:

Excuse the “not so sharp” photo, it has been taken from a video :D

Final-SkyRock

Happy Editing! :)

Welding Glass – Long Exposure Photography

استخدم (زجاج اللحام) في تصوير Long Exposure.. نتائج رائعه + رخيص جداً، أرخص من فلاتر الـND.. سعره ما يُقارب 300 فلس كويتي، او 1.5$

بالأسفل راح تلقى أمثله + الأدوات اللي تحتاجها + بعض الارشادات + طريقة حل مشكلة اللون الأخضر.. لون زجاج اللحام أخضر، فعند التصوير ستظهر الصورة خضراء، بالموقع المذكور بالاسفل يشرحلك شلون تحل هذي المشكله بالفوتوشوب + تعطي الصورة ألوانها الأصليه..

كل المعلومات تم ذكرها على هيئة نقاط، لتسهل عليكم قراءتها :)

استمتعوا، واجازه سعيدة..

كل عام وانتم بخير

YES! Welding Glass for Long Exposure Photography.. Cheap (it costs 0.300KD, $1.5); way cheaper than 10 stops ND Filter

Let’s get started, I will list the items you need then some sample photos.. YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE ‘EM

Items Needed

  • Welding Glass: Purchase it from online stores, or any welding shop next to you.
  • Two Rubber Bands: We’ll use them to mount the Welding Glass to the Lens.
  • Camera.

Tips

  • ALWAYS SHOOT IN RAW for this.
  • Find a scene with movement in it; (e.g. Waterfall, People walking)
  • Use Tripod
  • For more stability, I recommend you use your Lens Hood
  • More..

Mounting

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Fixing the Color Tinting

Sample Photos

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(via)

Happy Shooting! :)

Bausch & Lomb Zeiss Tessar – Lens Hack – Canon EOS

It’s been awhile since my last Lens Hack project, here I’m gonna show you my latest hack with (of course) some Photo samples of the lens (Never touched, SOOC).

I bought this old lens from ebay, out of curiosity for testing it and experimenting..

So, let’s start..

The Lens

(Using Helios 44M-4 with Canon 5D classic)

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The Mount + Bellows

(I went to a carpenter and asked him to create the Adapter, it is not Screw-type, just a “push the element” in type)

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Sample Shots

(SOOC, never cropped never touched, click on the image to enlarge)
f4.5, wide open

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This lens hack has been listed on EBAY:

Link on Ebay

That’s all folks! :)

To place an order, shoot me an email

Swirly Bokeh

Searching, studying, and experimenting on how “Swirly Bokeh” (aka Cat’s Eye Effect)  form, it’s been two days and now I can conclude what I’ve found.

Definition:

Swirly Bokeh (Cat’s eye effect); because the Bokeh is making a circular shape.

How Does it Form?

I will list the “recipe” as points, so you can understand easily (of I what I’ve read, and experienced):

  • You need Bokeh in the background, so that you’ll be able to see the “Swirl” effect (e.g. Keyboard, Grass, Bokeh of light coming between the leaves)
  • If the background is plain, lined, or lacks Bokeh then you’ll never have it (e.g. background is PC Screen, Walls)
  • Stick to focus range between 0.6 to 1 (if you go 0.5 or more than 1 you’ll hardly see it; you don’t get so close, and you don’t keep a big distance)

My Helios 44M-4 after experimenting

References – How it Forms:

Lenses:

This list contains some of the lenses that can produce that “Swirly Bokeh“:  *references below

  • Helios 40-2
  • Helios 44 F2 (Any Helios 44)
  • Helios 44M (I have Helios 44M-4)
  • Helios Cyclops 85mm F1.5
  • Helios Cyclops 85mm F1.2
  • Minolta MC Rokkor PF 50mm F1.7
  • Ziess Biotar 75/1.5
  • and others… But these are the famous ones, especially (Helios, made in USSR – Zenit cameras)

If you do not want to buy any lens, then try this Hack/Mod: (I didn’t test it)

My Helios

References – Lenses:

Let me first start with what I’ve found (by experimenting), then I will list some websites that I’ve read about this kind of Bokeh.

Photos

(experimenting using Helios 44M-4 mounted on Canon 5D classic)

Focusing at 0.6

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Focusing at ~1

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Focusing at 0.5 (no Swirl, or hardly noticed)

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Now, if you want to learn more I suggest you read these references that I’ve found while searching:

That’s pretty much it, after I had experimented.. I need to sleep..

Happy shooting! :)

Before – After

Here I’m going to show you some of my photos, before and after, to give you ideas on how you can improve your photo editing.

  • Pay Attention to the Smallest Detail
  • Get rid of the Distractions
  • Bring in your creativity and your imagination
  • Use Color Correction, wisely
  • Do not over do it!
  • Use content-aware to your advantage!
  • Focus on your subject

Putting some Clouds, and focusing on that little drawing! – Street Art

StreetArt

Use your Imagination and be Creative!

Uscita-BA

ColosseoProt

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Appearence

Dragon

Glasgow

Happy shooting and editing :)

check this on Behance.