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03/24/2012 04:45:12 PM · #151
Originally posted by mefnj:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I'm going to try actually closing my eyes. If you shoot with your eyes open, you're still viewing the scene, just not through the camera. By viewing the scene, you're still deciding with your eyes what to shoot.

I like the idea of closing your eyes and listening and shooting with your other senses. Not letting your eyes get in the way of your shot. :)


not to split hairs, but you are still putting yourself in a "photogenic" area (as you posted earlier "I was out where I wanted to be")

the only way to really do this challenge, if serendipity (and luck) is the goal, is to have someone drive you blindfolded to an undisclosed location, hand you you the camera, and pop off 100 shots while still unable to see what you are looking at.

-m

ooops... just notices that mrchhas suggested the same thing above...


No, actually it wasn't a photogenic area, but it's an area with lots of people, lines, etc. It's not like going to a beach and sunset and turning around until you get the sunset perfectly lined up with eyes closed. It was a place that had people, had lines, had colors, so that if I turned around and moved a little with my eyes closed I had a chance at getting something strange.

This challenge won't work well just anywhere. If I went out on a wooded path, I probably wouldn't get as many interesting shots as in a metropolitan area.
03/24/2012 04:46:00 PM · #152
Originally posted by KfirLevAri:

Originally posted by MargaretN:

Originally posted by KfirLevAri:

Originally posted by MargaretN:

Why not borrow a monkey and let it take the shots?

So what you are saying, is that if I'll dress up with my blind monkey costume before going out to the blind photo frenzy, that will help me not getting DNMC?

How can you have DNMC in this challenge??


If you take a picture of yourself photographing yourself (using a mirror), and if in that pictures it's clearly that your eyes are open while you taking the picture, I guess you'll get DNMC.
(but if one will wear the blind monkey suite while doing so, I guess it'll be OK)


Drat. I my blind monkey suit is in the cleaners. :(
03/24/2012 05:10:01 PM · #153
I have the suspicion that any photo that's too pretty will have lower votes ... Just a feeling.
03/24/2012 05:41:22 PM · #154
Originally posted by MargaretN:

Why not borrow a monkey and let it take the shots? Or strap a camera to a radio controlled squirrel and have it take the shots by shaking?


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03/24/2012 05:50:48 PM · #155
For what it's worth, I've been having great success with hand-held HDRI images using burst mode and automatic bracketing. So since this is advanced editing (how strange!) one could theoretically do "blind HDRI" very effectively :-)

R.
03/24/2012 06:31:24 PM · #156
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

For what it's worth, I've been having great success with hand-held HDRI images using burst mode and automatic bracketing. So since this is advanced editing (how strange!) one could theoretically do "blind HDRI" very effectively :-)

R.


you must have a very steady hand.
03/24/2012 07:00:34 PM · #157
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

For what it's worth, I've been having great success with hand-held HDRI images using burst mode and automatic bracketing. So since this is advanced editing (how strange!) one could theoretically do "blind HDRI" very effectively :-)

R.

With which camera?
03/24/2012 07:02:54 PM · #158
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by MargaretN:

Why not borrow a monkey and let it take the shots? Or strap a camera to a radio controlled squirrel and have it take the shots by shaking?


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Would the cat have to become a paying member to participate in this challenge?
03/24/2012 08:08:57 PM · #159
Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

For what it's worth, I've been having great success with hand-held HDRI images using burst mode and automatic bracketing. So since this is advanced editing (how strange!) one could theoretically do "blind HDRI" very effectively :-)

R.


you must have a very steady hand.


Doesn't have to be, the burst mode takes almost-instantaneous bracketed exposures, at least in bright light. Whatever tiny variations there are in framing are taken care of by the ghosting function in HDR Efex Pro.

Margaret,

This is with the 5D2; I've got a "C Function" on the dial dedicated to this; anytime I want an HDRI image I just turn the dial to C1 and hold the shutter button down. It would work fine on the tripod too, of course. What I'm finding that's gratifying is, I used to do all my HDR bracketing by hand, and there was a noticeable gap (a few seconds) between each exposure, which doesn't work well at ALL when there's people in the shot, or waves, anything moving. That's seeming not to be an issue in burst mode.

R.
03/24/2012 08:12:58 PM · #160
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by PennyStreet:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

For what it's worth, I've been having great success with hand-held HDRI images using burst mode and automatic bracketing. So since this is advanced editing (how strange!) one could theoretically do "blind HDRI" very effectively :-)

R.


you must have a very steady hand.


Doesn't have to be, the burst mode takes almost-instantaneous bracketed exposures, at least in bright light. Whatever tiny variations there are in framing are taken care of by the ghosting function in HDR Efex Pro.

Margaret,

This is with the 5D2; I've got a "C Function" on the dial dedicated to this; anytime I want an HDRI image I just turn the dial to C1 and hold the shutter button down. It would work fine on the tripod too, of course. What I'm finding that's gratifying is, I used to do all my HDR bracketing by hand, and there was a noticeable gap (a few seconds) between each exposure, which doesn't work well at ALL when there's people in the shot, or waves, anything moving. That's seeming not to be an issue in burst mode.

R.

Thanks, that's interesting. I had problems with trees swaying in the wind. I have more or less decided to get 5D2 when I am back home soon.
03/25/2012 08:40:59 PM · #161
Just came back from 100 shots in the dark. It took me a few shots to really get into it, but once I let go of my inhibitions, it was really quite fun! I wound up walking around with my eyes closed & relied on ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' enlightened to warn me of any objects that might cause my, or worse, my camera's demise! She saved me from stepping into dog sssstuff, getting soaken wet & tried to warn me of a step...but I guess I wasn't paying attention & nearly wiped out. Managed to keep my camera from becoming a memory.
Took a quick look at the results- lots of misses! I was relieved at that... I think I'd be pretty upset if I took better photos with my eyes closed! I did get a couple that I'm happy with, just don't know if they look like my eyes were closed when I took them!!!

03/25/2012 08:46:58 PM · #162
I took a ton of shots this weekend with my eyss closed. Most were crap but I found one that was actually a good shot. I hope everyone likes it.
03/25/2012 09:01:13 PM · #163
Originally posted by cowboy221977:

I took a ton of shots this weekend with my eyss closed. Most were crap but I found one that was actually a good shot. I hope everyone likes it.


I'm sure we will.
03/25/2012 09:21:27 PM · #164
This is harder than I thought it would be. I've been carrying around my P&S the past few days, plus went on a walk with my DSLR - and I've got a few that are OK... but as stated before, I'm afraid my best ones will be considered too good for an "eyes closed" competition.
03/25/2012 09:31:56 PM · #165
I'm going to give this a crack tomorrow morning... I have an idea in mind that will be very hard to capture without actually looking through the viewfinder, so hopefully one of my 100 frames captures it!

I know that's not quite as good as having someone drive me blindfolded to an unknown location and have me snap away, but I don't think I have anyone willing to help me with this before work lol
03/25/2012 09:50:25 PM · #166
took a bunch and thought they would all be crap... but a few interesting ones when i looked at them on computer.

-m
03/25/2012 09:57:36 PM · #167
I discovered a new technique for candid shots. While walking the outdoor mall I held my iPhone in my hand with my arm down, in walking position. The camera was pointed behind me. I randomly snapped the pics while walking. Mostly the horizon is pretty level.

Message edited by author 2012-03-25 21:58:10.
03/25/2012 10:14:06 PM · #168
Originally posted by pixelpig:

I discovered a new technique for candid shots. While walking the outdoor mall I held my iPhone in my hand with my arm down, in walking position. The camera was pointed behind me. I randomly snapped the pics while walking. Mostly the horizon is pretty level.


so should we hold out hope for upskirts?
03/26/2012 05:06:26 PM · #169
so i stuck my camera out teh window while driving to work this am and fired off a few shots i had my eyes open but they were on the rd does that count?
03/26/2012 05:50:56 PM · #170
Originally posted by Giles_uk:

so i stuck my camera out teh window while driving to work this am and fired off a few shots i had my eyes open but they were on the rd does that count?

Did you take exactly 100?! :)
03/26/2012 06:00:08 PM · #171
not yet only about 30, there was frost this am and sticking your hand and camera out the car window at 50mph at 1000m above sea level is cold :)
03/26/2012 06:37:20 PM · #172
Originally posted by Giles_uk:

so i stuck my camera out teh window while driving to work this am and fired off a few shots i had my eyes open but they were on the rd does that count?


i'd allow it! (did the same myself the other day)
03/26/2012 06:46:30 PM · #173
Originally posted by mike_311:

Originally posted by pixelpig:

I discovered a new technique for candid shots. While walking the outdoor mall I held my iPhone in my hand with my arm down, in walking position. The camera was pointed behind me. I randomly snapped the pics while walking. Mostly the horizon is pretty level.


so should we hold out hope for upskirts?


Nah it's already shorts-season here. But I did find out there's nobody following me!

Message edited by author 2012-03-26 18:48:53.
03/26/2012 08:07:53 PM · #174
Well, I'm in.
03/26/2012 08:37:36 PM · #175
Perfect challenge for Facebook Portraits!!
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