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The

Photo Experience

 

Technical

In Field

 

 

  

Technical.

Intro

 

  

Default Setup - Pre Shoot:

Multi Image Stacking

Stacking in CC 2015.5

 1)  Charge batteries.

 2)  Format memory card.
 3)  Clean sensor (in camera).

 4)  RAW + Fine.

 5)  Aperture Priority or Auto ISO.

 6)  ISO 200 / NA if Auto ISO.
 7)  F8.        

 8)  Check Exposure compensation.

 9)  Check Bracketing.

10)  Press DISP button for Histogram.

 

 1) Landscape Focus Stack - Helicon  
 2) Macro Focus Stack - D850
    

 3) Exposure Bracket:

   a) Photomatrix

   b) CS2 - 2 layer select Hist Brush

       
 4) Slow Motion Stack - CC 2015.5
 5) Noise Stack - CC 2015.5
   
 

 

 (Copy JPG/TIFF to stack & create file.)

 Open CC ... File ... Scripts ... Load files

     into stack ...

 Browse  (select files) ... OK ... OK ...

 Check -> Automatically Auto Align

    Source Images

 Check -> Create Smart Object after

    Loading ... OK

 Layer ... Smart Objects ... Stack Mode ...

          Mean ...

 Layer ... Flatten image 

    

  METERING:

 

 1. Now What?

 2. Composition

 3. Technical

 

 

 

Auto ISO - D850

Highlight Wtd - D850:

Histogram on Live View:

1.    MENU ... SHOOTING MENU ...
2.    ISO SENSITIVITY SETTING ...
3.    Auto ISO Control:  ON
4.    MODE BUTTON ...  "Manual" ...
5.    Dial shutter to 1,000
6.    Dial F stop to F8
        (manual becomes automatic)
7.    When Done:    Auto ISO to OFF
      
      

      

    While pressing MATRIX BUTTON
         (Upper left dial- right side)
 

  Turn top right COMMAND DIAL

Highlight Wtd - Z7: 
    MATRIX Button:
        (Matrix,  Spot,  HIGHLIGHT)
    MODE Button:
       (Aperture Priority or Manual)
       (check if Auto ISO is on or off)

 

1.   LV
2.   Press OK button first  
3.

  Then keep pressing  INFO button

          till histogram pops up. 

4.

  (make sure not on auto iso -

        manual ?

   
   
   
   

    

  EXPOSURE BRACKET:
 

Auto Exposure (AE) Bracket:

  

2 Layer Selective History Brush

 Z7:      (Use cable release.)

   Aperture Priority. (A) (If on M puts on A)

   Shooting Menu (4) ... Auto  Bracket

   Number of Shots ---> 3 or OF

     (LCD is touch sensitive) 

     (Make sure in continuous high)  

   Return settings to "OF" when done.

          

1)  Blend in Photomatrix.

 

or

 

2) 2 Layer Selective History.

(at right)

 

  (Open 2 images on one pane in CS2)

       1 image with proper light area ...

       1 image with proper dark area

    

  - Using MOVE TOOL (upper right),

      (hold SHIFT to superimpose properly)

        Drag one image over the other

  -  Using HISTORY TOOL (right down 4)

       Erase over or under exposed areas.

 

  

  DOF FOCUS BRACKET:   

 

 

 

     

Landscape Focus Stack:

Focus Peaking on LV:  (D850)

Focus Shift - Macro:  (Z7)

1.

  - Blend in Helicon Focus Pro.

2.  
3.  
4.  
5.   
6.   
    

 

1.   Change lens & body to MANUAL
2.   LV  ...
3.   "i" ...
4.   Peak Off ...
5.   Peak 3 ...
6.   Manually focus
    Press LV again to turn off. 

   

1.  MENU ... SHOOTING MENU ...
2.  FOCUS SHIFT SHOOT - OFF  (pg 4)
3.  Press right ...
4.  Settings: 5 / 8 / 0 / ON / ON
5.  On MULTI SELECTOR press START
 

  (Focus Shifts works only once.)

    (Doesn't work with shutter release)

 

 

  MOTION:   

 

 

 

     

Shutter Speed Guide

 

2 Layer Selective History Brush

 

Race Cars 1/2000
BIF    1/1600 +
Pro Sports 1/1000
Landscapes 1/125
Panning 1/15
Moving Water 1/8 to 2 sec
Very Slow Water 8 sec.
Fireworks 2 to 4 sec
Blur Headlights 40 sec
Star Trails 15 min.
   
   

  

 

 

  

Shutter

Speed

Speed

 3X

Speed

 6X

Speed

 10X

1/250 1/30 1/4 4 sec
1/125 1/15 1/2 8
1/60 1/8 1 sec 16
1/30 1/4 2 30 
1/15 1/2 4
1/8 1 sec 8
1/4 2 16
1/2 4 32  8
1 sec 8 64 16 

    

 

  SLOW MOTION BRACKET:

 

 

 

     

Mikey Concept

Z7 Body

2 Layer Selective History Brush

  Objective:

   - Smooth moving water while maintain

         sharpness of fixed objects.

   - Take multiple shorter images.

   - Stack in PS using SHIFT/MOVE on

         2 images.  History brush sharp area.

    

    (Benefit of stacking 1 image at a time,

     you can control smoothness of water

     in post processing by adding additional

     sequential images.)

   

 

1.  Start with APERTURE PRIORITY
2.  Polarizer - no effect on exposure
3.  ND - 3 stop - match HISTOGRAM
   
4.  ND - 6 stop:
   TRIPOD / COMPOSE  / FOCUS.
   Take reference photo - attach filter
   Switch to MANUAL mode.
   Adjust SHUTTER SPEED per NiSi App
   Shoot multiple images.     
 

 

   

 

 

1.

 Open 2 sequentially numbered

    images on one pane in CS2).

2.

 Using MOVE TOOL (upper right),

     hold SHIFT key to superimpose

     one over the other.

3.

 Using HISTORY TOOL (right down

    4), erase top layer to reveal sharp

    areas below. 

4.

 Flatten, close, reopen sequentially

   numbered image and do again if

   need to further smooth water. 

 

     

  Also see stacking in upper right.

     

   

 

  SLOW MOTION: 

 

 

 

     

Slo Mo <30 sec.   (Live View)

Slo Mo >30 sec.

Slo Mo D7200 - 17-70

1.  Select 17-70 lens with 72 mm
2.  Turn off AF and  IS
3.  Attach cable release
4.  Put on ND filter if necessary
5.  Turn on LIVE VIEW.
6.  Compose ... Focus (use +/- detail)
7.  Use +/-  exposure compensation
8.  Depress cable release
   Close viewfinder shutter.
   ND8 3-stop (+1)  /  ND16 4-stop (+2)
1.  Attach Remote  /  Turn off VR & AF.
2.  Tripod / Compose  / Confirm focus.
3.

 Under "A" Aperture Priority, get settings.

4. Change F-stop / ISO to match a Speed below.
5.    Attach 10X filter.
6.  Left Front top dial to "M" ----> "BULB".
7.  Cover finder to remove stray light.
8.  See chart, make exposure for X min.

   

 
1.  Select 17-70 lens with 72 mm
2.  Turn off AF and  IS
3.  MODE MUP - self timer (2 sec)
4.  Put on filter
5.  Turn on LIVE VIEW.
6.  Compose ... Focus (use +/- detail)
7.  Use +/-  exposure compensation
8.  Depress shutter release
   
   

 

 

1.  IS & AF ... OFF
2.  AUTO ISO ... OFF
3.  APERTURE PRIORITY mode ... ON
4.  Attach Remote.
5.  TRIPOD / COMPOSE  / FOCUS.
6.  Adjust & Record  ISO & SHUTTER.
7.  MANUAL mode.
        (Take a reference picture.) 
8.  Attach filter. 
9.

 Set shutter per chart.

10.  Shoot multiple images.  
   

 

 

07/26/19