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Old Dec 23, 2004, 11:51 AM   #1
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http://www.skateboarding.com/skate/p...789040,00.html

The pictures on that website (and that magazine) looks dark. I know they use a wide-angle lense for that fisheye effect, but how do they get it all dark and cenimatic looking?
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Old Dec 23, 2004, 11:58 AM   #2
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Maybe using photoshop? At least thats what it looks like to me.

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Old Dec 23, 2004, 1:09 PM   #3
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Agree - probebly did a lot of tweaking with contrast and used the UnSharp tool (which sharpens). Also probebly played with hue and saturation and so forth. It looks overley sharp to me actually.

You can see the flash unit on the left side for the flash effect.

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Old Dec 24, 2004, 12:46 AM   #4
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do you need a 7 megapixel SLR kinda camera for those kind of pics?
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Old Dec 26, 2004, 9:41 PM   #5
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Looks like it was done with a fisheye lens (or photoshop?) and at least one off camera flash, balanced with ambient light... Megapixels isn't as important here as things like shutter lag, manual controls, hot shoe or PC connector (not PC as in Personal Computer but PC as in studio lights...)

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Old Dec 27, 2004, 9:07 AM   #6
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Upon closer inspection, skateboarder appears to be added in......?
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Old Dec 29, 2004, 7:28 PM   #7
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s5pitfire wrote:
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do you need a 7 megapixel SLR kinda camera for those kind of pics?
I took these with a Sony s85 (4.0 mp) its more technique and lots of trial and error...



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Old Dec 30, 2004, 11:02 AM   #8
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NO - you do not need 7 MP. Mega Pixs are way way over rated. More is not always better. It's what the camera and photographer does with the pixels.

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also, the pic could look dark because it looks to be getting dark, (sunset) when the pic was snapped! look at the sunlight on the side of the wall..... You can get a good pic like this with practice and patience! the Photographer probably has a great SLR with a very fast lens and was just Snapping away... this might be the best of 100 pics taken that time!

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Old Jan 21, 2005, 9:07 AM   #10
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In my humble opinion, it was a very good camera to start, there is a lot of detail to start with, so I`m guessing SLR due to the superior lens, then one or more of the photoshop filters that give it that type of look. not sure which one (s) exactly but there are so many and so many parameters for many of them, but it looks like an artistic filter, brush, or sketch, or a combination, and potentially different blending modesusing layers.
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