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Old Oct 24, 2007, 4:22 PM   #1
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Hey guys

I'm doing an online photography course at the moment, have only just started and its pretty scary! My first assignment is ten questions where you describe the lens, attatchments and filters you would use for each situation. I was wondering if someone could give me a few suggestions for the first question to get me started?

The first scenario is that you have been hired by an architect to photograph the facade of a ten floor building he has just constructed out of concrete. There are five story buildings on the street opposite and he wants an accurate rendition of his work.

You have a 35mm small format DSLR with 20mm, 28mm shift, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm macro, 135mm and 300mm lenses. You can use polorising and neutral density filters, and use extension rings and lens hoods as attachments.

So yeah, basically how would you go about this? The 'five story buildings on the other side of the road' bit throws me,are you supposed to take shadows into account? What attachments that aren't listed would you consider using?

Sorry if thispost is a bit cheeky, I don't expect forum members to do my assignment for me, I just want to see if how I would approach it is the same as how other, more experiencedpeople would!
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Old Oct 24, 2007, 5:44 PM   #2
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The thing about the five story building across the street is so you can get on its roof and take an undistortedpicture of his ten story building.

This is a bizzare first assignment for a photography course. Did the course material not include anything about these types of senarios?
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Old Oct 24, 2007, 8:58 PM   #3
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The first scenario is that you have been hired by an architect to photograph the facade of a ten floor building he has just constructed out of concrete. There are five story buildings on the street opposite and he wants an accurate rendition of his work.

You have a 35mm small format DSLR with 20mm, 28mm shift, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm macro, 135mm and 300mm lenses. You can use polorising and neutral density filters, and use extension rings and lens hoods as attachments.
I won't try to answer the question for you, but can come up with some of the factors you will have to consider.

What will be the minimum angle of view needed if you shoot from across the street on top of one of the five story buildings? Of course, you need to know the height of the buldings and the width of the street. Which lens will give you this angle of view? If you do it this way, will this lens give "accurate" rendition? If not, are you allowed to correct distortion in post-process? Would the shift lens from ground level be more realistic ("accurate")? What will be the lighting conditions?

Have lots of fun.

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Old Oct 25, 2007, 7:54 PM   #4
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Like Brian, i won't do your homework for you.
daddyorchips84 wrote:
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You have a 35mm small format DSLR with 20mm, 28mm shift, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm macro, 135mm and 300mm lenses. You can use polorising and neutral density filters, and use extension rings and lens hoods as attachments.

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But if you pay attention to what is said on the web without thinking, you might find a suggestion to use the extentsion rings interesting.
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