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    Default Photography.

    I am an avid photographer.
    I do aerial photography,nature stuff ,and really like time exposure.
    The challenge of trying to get a really good shot is what drives my interest.
    Lately I have been trying more and more laser lighting beam effect shots.
    Im trying to get more dramatic colors and deeper fields of focus.an example. last night i was shooting my whitelight setup,and added my 445 blue to the whole mess.
    The 488 and 514 came out just fine in the pics,but the 445 came out looking like a 405 violet,and totally saturating the image (see my avatar pic,it looks purple). yet in real life, it looks blue.
    Im really not that happy with what Ive been getting & feel I can do much better.
    Are there any other photographers that have better experience and have pointers(not laser pointers,but laser photog pointers) to get that good beam/table/graphic/insanely rich/detailed,color accurate pics?
    Thanks!.
    Nate.
    Last edited by Vidal Wolf; 08-29-2010 at 21:58. Reason: forgot to add a line
    Will there be three phase!!!!

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    Hey Vidal,

    Are you looking for shots like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vidal Wolf View Post
    I am an avid photographer.
    I do aerial photography,nature stuff ,and really like time exposure.
    The challenge of trying to get a really good shot is what drives my interest.
    Lately I have been trying more and more laser lighting beam effect shots.
    Im trying to get more dramatic colors and deeper fields of focus.an example. last night i was shooting my whitelight setup,and added my 445 blue to the whole mess.
    The 488 and 514 came out just fine in the pics,but the 445 came out looking like a 405 violet,and totally saturating the image (see my avatar pic,it looks purple). yet in real life, it looks blue.
    Im really not that happy with what Ive been getting & feel I can do much better.
    Are there any other photographers that have better experience and have pointers(not laser pointers,but laser photog pointers) to get that good beam/table/graphic/insanely rich/detailed,color accurate pics?
    Thanks!.
    Nate.
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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    thats what Im looking for.
    Whats your F stop & shutter speeds?
    I will download a few of the shots I took tomorrow after work.
    or have a look at some of the pics I have in my profile folder.
    Last edited by Vidal Wolf; 08-29-2010 at 22:49. Reason: Grammatical errorzes
    Will there be three phase!!!!

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    I think he is asking the SLR settings you are using to take those pictures, not who has taken pictures Andy
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    i was just making sure those were the sort of pics he was interested in.

    as for settings pfff... my DSLR has a setting called night, i select that turn the flash off and away i go

    ill have to get the cam out at some point and see what the settings are though
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    auto settings? ugh...

    i generally shoot in manual for various LEM's

    usually as follows

    ISO 800
    Aperture f/4.0
    Exposure .5

    and I get this @ 17mm



    full EXIF

    Camera Canon EOS-1D Mark II
    Exposure 0.5
    Aperture f/4.0
    Focal Length 17 mm
    ISO Speed 800
    Exposure Bias 0 EV
    Flash Off, Did not fire
    X-Resolution 240 dpi
    Y-Resolution 240 dpi
    Date and Time (Modified) 2010:08:25 12:32:29
    Artist Frank Echanique www.FLECOM.net
    YCbCr Positioning Centered
    Exposure Program Manual
    Date and Time (Original) 2010:08:22 15:46:04-04:00
    Date and Time (Digitized) 2010:08:22 15:46:04
    Max Aperture Value 4.0
    Metering Mode Multi-segment
    Color Space Uncalibrated
    Focal Plane X-Resolution 3098.59154929577 dpi
    Focal Plane Y-Resolution 3097.8835978836 dpi
    Custom Rendered Normal
    Exposure Mode Manual
    White Balance Auto
    Scene Capture Type Standard
    Compression JPEG (old-style)
    By-line Frank Echanique www.FLECOM.net
    XMPToolkit Image::ExifTool 7.97
    Flash Compensation 0
    Image Number 44481
    Lens 17.0-40.0 mm
    Owner Name Frank Echanique www.FLECOM.net
    Creator Frank Echanique www.FLECOM.net
    Legacy IPTCDigest 61066847A3CC42E26809B6BF69B1D589
    Creator Tool Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
    Viewing Conditions Illuminant Type D50
    Measurement Observer CIE 1931
    Measurement Flare 0.999%
    Measurement Illuminant D65
    Contrast High
    Flash Function False
    Flash Mode Off
    Flash Red Eye Mode False
    Flash Return No return detection
    Saturation Normal
    Sharpness Hard

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    Default White Balance

    Donīt use auto WB. You will never get the laser beams to look as you see them off camera.
    I use a LUMIX FZ35, but the little beast has every manual control available, and the WB can be set in °K. To get 445nm right I use around 4500°K.

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    Guys!. This is great information!
    thank you very much!. its getting me better results allready!
    altho the 445 is still purple .its bluer in stand alone, and purple with the whitelight setup running.
    Any thoughts on what might be causing it? saturation of the image array? Ive tried polarizers and dimming down the 445 but it still likes to turn purple.
    Will there be three phase!!!!

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    sounds like you're having white balance issues. maybe try setting the camera light mode to tungsten.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vidal Wolf View Post
    Guys!. This is great information!
    thank you very much!. its getting me better results allready!
    altho the 445 is still purple .its bluer in stand alone, and purple with the whitelight setup running.
    Any thoughts on what might be causing it? saturation of the image array? Ive tried polarizers and dimming down the 445 but it still likes to turn purple.
    suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.

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