Posts Tagged ‘Photography’
After shooting with my 350D for the last two years I am beginning to actually take a look at the tools I have available and fiddle around to see what I can do to enhance or improve my images. This is my first attempt at leveraging Ufraw for strictly white balance and temperature adjustment and Gimp for a tone mapping and color adjustments. For this image I created three layers:
Top = Multiply, 30% Transparency
Middle = Divide, Desaturate-Average, Invert, 50% Transparency
Bottom = Original image
This image is a little noisy because I saved it down for the web to save a couple of pennies with hosting, you can see the original on Flickr (only if we are contacts, I’m still hiding from Orkut).
The show was muscular, sweaty, passionate, and ethereal. It was also my first concert that I brought my camera to and I now cannot imaging attending another without it. I shot over 500 pictures during the course of a hour and a half set, it worked out to around a snap every 10 seconds which means I watched the show through the lens.
Management and I had a brief discussion of what glass but decided to travel as light as possible: Canon EF 50mm f1.4, Canon EOS 350D, spare battery, spare memory card, and a cleaning cloth. The 50mm was the best choice as the lighting was tricky and most of the shots bounced around the 400-1600 ISO range but a little post work in UFRaw and Gimp help rescue some of the noisier images. The smaller aperture Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 would likely have been useless in that lighting and changing glass in tight quarters likely would have been a recipe for heartbreak on my part.
You can see the full set on Flickr.