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tswen Jul 29, 2006 12:03 PM


My friend Amanda was nice enough to pose for me, so i could try out some new techniques and filters.

The two newest additions to my photo gear is a Diffuser Filter, and an Expo Disc White Balance Filter.

Here the detailed specs of the shoot
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8
Expo Disc used for Custom White Balance
5 in 1 Reflector Kit
Diffuser Filter used in Some Shots

Photo 1: Diffuser Filter Used

Photo 2: Diffuser Filter Used

Photo 3: No Filter Used

Photo 4: No Filter Used

Photo 5: No Filter Used | Yeah, i know the jeans are wet, i still need to photoshop it

Photo 6: Diffuser Filter Used


Frank Doorhof Jul 29, 2006 1:53 PM

You should only use diffuser filters with highlights, otherwise the pictures will come out very soft.

It takes some time to get good results but start with good backlights and you will see it works totally different.

ZAKD Jul 29, 2006 2:28 PM

Hi, #3 is the best for me...... and Yea, some of them are really soft......but I would like to see more of your photos...improvement should be seen soon.......

Regards Zak

tswen Jul 29, 2006 2:32 PM

Thanks to both of you. I will definitly use your suggestions next time.

I wasn't sure how the filter would work, so i just decided to experiment with it.

kenmck15 Jul 30, 2006 5:44 AM


The shots without the diffuser are significantly better. i think the diffused effect on these shots are degrading them.

As mentioned by the others diffusers seem to work very well with highlight and sometimes intentional flaring. In this application it tend to wash out and soften the images

shots without eh dffuser are excellent



Bagsfan5 Aug 1, 2006 10:22 PM

These are some good shots...... Can you PLEASE try something with # 1 ???? This is my favorite shot, but I feel it can look MUCH better if you crop the bottom line to just under the fingers..... taking off the lower leg..... If you did not put a frame around the picture, I could show you what I mean... Please try it and see what you think.... The lower leg just distracts alot from the picture...

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