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Sunday
Sep062009

SCL Photo Podcast 61 - Night Shots At The Beach and Topaz Adjust

SCL PodcastMy faltering attempts to take some night photographs at the beach, and a quick review of the Photoshop Plugin Topaz Adjust.

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One of my night-time beach shots.

My Review of Topaz Adjust.

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Link to Topaz Adjust Official Site.



Cheers, Rob.

Reader Comments (6)

Hi Rob ,

Really good cast this week , i tried some nightime photography with the fujifilm s5700 and fell into exactly the same trap ,cant see buttons etc !!

I have just downloaded the topaz adjust trail, its really good i will have to add it to my `want` list....

Thanks for bringing this excellent piece of software to our attention!

Regards
Matt

September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Clark

Hi Matt,

Clint Wolf of http://clintwolfphotography.smugmug.com/ pointed me in the direction of this one. Glad you enjoyed the 'cast!

Cheers, Rob.

September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob_Nunn

Hi Rob,

Here is a tip for doing long exposures. Even on the brightest of days, you can create an ND filter that is almost infinitely variable in how much light it blocks.

Attach a polarizing filter to your lens, then attach another polarizing filter in front of that one. If you orient the filters so that they are 90 degrees apart, no light will be let in. As you rotate the outermost filter, more and more light will be let in. When the two filters are at the same angle, you will have the most amount of light being let in.

So, let's say that each polarizer by itself blocks 2 stops of light. When both are oriented in the same direction, you will block 4 stops of light. Start turning the outermost filter and you can really get some long exposures!

Polarizers aren't cheap, so you can try this with polarized sunglasses. Get two pair and look at something so that the light is passing through both pair. Now turn one 90 degrees and you get complete blackout!

September 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Waldo (AKA Geekneck)

Great tip Paul!

Now to find two cheap polarizers....

Cheers, Rob.

September 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob_Nunn

I loved your podcast on the Lensbaby Composer! I have had mine for about 6 months & nobody gets it! Everyone thinks my pictures are just blurry, who cares I love my Lensbaby and will always keep it in my bag!

Thanks
Peggy

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

Hi Peggy,

Glad you enjoyed the cast. I've just got my Lensbaby and I'm loving it already!

Thanks, Rob.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRob_Nunn

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