April 2012 S&T news
By Shoot & Tellshoottell. Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:57:22 AM
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Call for April 2012 exhibition
Pick out the best photo of April from your own album and send the link in a PM to shoottell.
For the exhibition we would like to have the links by the end of April 30th at the latest. It will take a few days to put this together, so the exhibition will open the door around the 3rd of May 2012.
We hope you all will join in and send your best of the month that you would like to show a bit extra. If you find it difficult to decide what is your best picture of the month, then let moderators to decide! We hope to see photos from all of us!
Editing instructions update
On updated editing instructions we approve perspective control on post processing stage. To really understand what this editing technique means, we recommend trying a manual approach first. Use a wide angle lens and shoot directly towards some tall building, and take the picture far enough to get the whole building into the picture. Do not point camera upwards but aim the center of image into spot that is on same level with the camera. Then crop away the foreground. Now you have picture of a house that does not narrow upwards because of perspective.
To make it possible to get better pictures, you can now on also fine tune the perspective afterwards on software. This means you are allowed to straighten the perspective. But we ask not to exaggerate or not to use this tool to create falls or inverted perspective. And of course no morphing allowed either. So, if you find some picture unsatisfying because of perspective narrowing, you can now straighten the lines on software. We recommend enabling the grid on software to make the job easier. Moreover, do not forget to adjust the height/width as well to avoid objects looking stretched.
Now we also allow “multiple exposures”. This means you can merge two pictures that are the same size placed exactly on top of each other. This is an old trick possible on film cameras. Today also some modern digital cameras makes this possible. And now here at S&T we allow to merge the pictures also on photo editor.
However, we do not accept stitching pictures side by side like done to get panorama images. Only single shot panorama images done by cropping is okay. See editing instructions for more details.