Water Like Glass : Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace : Adorama Photography TV.
Water Like Glass : Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace : Adorama Photography TV.

do in this episode will look at it take
a rushing river and make it look like blahhh at Obama TV
presents exploring photography to Mark Wallace where you learn
innovative techniques on shooting a wide range of photography
here’s your host hi everybody welcome to another episode
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and me well Here I am in the jungle outside Mindo Ecuador
nectar this very loud and sorta roaring river here what I really want to do is capture this
river and do it in a way that the water little really really smooth almost like
blast and I do that I got a special filters on my land only four we dive
into that the first look at some contest brought
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prizes well the setup shot I’ve been five major things before
we get into those things let me talk to you about the settings on my camera I’ve said this to aperture priority mode
I’m shooting at F-twenty ISO 100 the cameras gonna figure out the
shutter speed for me because I’m an aperture priority mode now I’m shooting appointee because I
wanna make sure I am the Dept the field to get everything in focus and I need to make sure I have a really
slow shutter speed so this water is word forgiveness that blassie look
alright so we’ve got all over setting set up the other thing that I did here
as I said my at my might drive my into a two second
delay so I push the shutter release button it
will wait for two seconds and then take the picture again I wanna make sure that
my camera absolutely still taiwan a shake it with my fingers I’ve
done that as well by the five things I will start first with auto exposure bracketing and
we talked about that the previous episode so what I’ve done
here on my auto exposure bracketing if I did a few test shots of the scene
the exposure the auto exposure is off by about a stop
so and anyway exposure compensation to last one stop and then I’m bracketing and i’m taking actually 5 photos and I’m
bracketing by plus to stops two-plus two-minus two
stops I’m done that the second thing I’ve done here is on the front of my camera I put a
neutral density filter than nd4 filter less than a cutey light
coming from I’ll in significantly and that will allow me to have a longer
explore exposure net for the PST columnist writing in
neutral density filter the really cut down the light and then in front of the lens I have a
stupid circular polarizer what that’s going to do here at that a
lot a reply actions I can rotate this circular polarizer less than a cut
download reflections and so my dynamic range will be
compressed I mean much more pleasing image a neutral density filter helps us
to cut down a reply actions you can see that when I rotate this neutral density
filter this is actually bigger than shooting
with this camera take a look at this rock you can clearly see others
reflections are cut out to buy just a minute left and right I
can adjust this to taste 3 do some others reflections or keep them if i won now all that’s left for me to
do it take the picture I want to have that done a minute thrown
into my computer take a look and see if there’s any post production that is
needed I’ve got some difficult economic Rangers I’m really bright spot for some
really dark spots fly might need to make some adjustments and Photoshop or Lightroom that’s also
why I am bracketing this shot I have a lot of latitude in
post-production well we’ve got everything set up there’s no need to
delay let’s go ahead and take the bus I’ll
here are the photos that I created I’m in Lightroom 5 and we’re looking right here these top 5
photos are the bracketed shots this first shot is the one that I used
exposure compensation missus one-stop overexposed according to
the TTL metering but it looks the best up the series and if I scroll through
here this is the underexposed shot straight there and
then we have our overexposed shots so in that very first
shot let me show you some other issues that we need to correct the the big issue is we don’t have any
detail up here on the shoreline this is sorta lost all of the shading here and then also we have right
at the limit other whites right here and the other thing that is not so obvious
in this picture but if we go to our overexposed photos I was gonna really
overexposed we have been yelling in each of the corners that is actually cost by our filters because with a wide angle lenses
actually seeing the edges our filters and so to correct that
either we need to use a different type of filter system that encompasses the entire into the
lens or we need to use thinner filters I didn’t do either one of those
so I have this issue into the way I decided to correct this I
made two different versions the final image so I began with this
image here I thought that was the one that was the best exposure so I took that I created a
virtual copy and here is the at the edited version at
that shot and so why did I was it over here to the developed model all I did is I bumped up the exposure
just a little bit then I played with my highly shadows
whites blacks clarity and vibrance to correct some others things are just
some very basic retouching and the other thing that I did to get
rid the vignetting is a simply crop the image in so that was the way I got rid of
those vignettes in the in the corners at the images crop it a
little bit to get rid of that and that is the the standard way to fix
this image I wanted to also see what this
would look like if I created in HDR image so I did was I
took three the images the one that was overexposed by one stop
this one here if we look at the except dated that’s the one it’s exposed
accordingly to the TTL metering a correct exposure
and then one that was overexposed by two stops I took those three I threw them in Photoshop been created
and HDR image we’ve already covered HDR images
in past episode something to tell you how I did that and but let me show you the result and
that is this image right here install put that it
full screen this image I really like it HDR image
you can see all in the detail in the bank up here you can see all the
Green Monster really like that when I was able to do it I was able to
mask out the river areas we didn’t get any ghosting other words the the river wasn’t and part at the HTR
process I was able to keep that water and pretty much the way it was at the
camera make a look at those back to back so this is going backwards this is the normal image
you can see that we don’t have a lot to detail in the shadows and then here’s the HDR image is a huge
big difference but I like the ACR image best it’s up to
you to choose which one you like best but this is the one that i’m gonna go
with I really like that shot using a better post-production a neutral density
filter a circular polarizer a long exposure we were able to take
this rushing river and turn it into something a little bit
more like glass well thank you so much for joining me
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26 thoughts on “Water Like Glass : Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace : Adorama Photography TV.”

  1. Wael Bouyahya says:

    2:32 Thumbs up for the longer explosion :P

  2. Sean Thurston says:

    I was waiting for Mark to knock his camera and tripod right in the water.

  3. Adorama says:

    Join @Mark Wallace in Ecuador as he shows you how neutral density & circular polarizing filters create a glass-like effect at a rushing river.  http://adr.ma/1wrJ1nH

  4. SantaClausHell says:

    Nice video! We need bloopers tho! 🙂

  5. Joey Joiner says:

    Love it!!!

  6. Martin Brocca says:

    Mark, would you mind talking about taking care of your equipment? What have you brought to clean lenses, etc.

  7. David McIntosh says:

    Mark, you said rotating the ND filter would cut down on the reflections on the rocks. I'm confused. Did you mean to say polarizing filter? Thanks.

  8. Corey Raiche says:

    I think when he was talking about getting rid of reflections with the CPL he actually called it the ND filter….

  9. Vernon Nash says:

    Thanks. I think you meant rotate the circular polarising filter not rotate the neutral density filter to reduce the tonal range.

  10. packovic says:

    Ok, one probably stupid question, but it is unclear to me…so you can simply mount neutral density filter ONTO the circular polarizer or i missed something?

  11. Raul Mkryan says:

    @Mark Wallace Can you tell me how can I do this using cheap filters (Cokin P) without getting that ugly magenta cast?

  12. Doug Guest says:

    Possibly a dumb question as I am a beginner with photoshop: instead of cropping to eliminate the vignetting could you have tried using the healing brush? I know it doesn't always work as planned but is that also a possibility?

  13. Joshua Jose Gueco says:

    is it important to have that filter while doing this trick or nah?

  14. Bruce Smith says:

    In the video it is mentioned that the circular polarizer filter will cut down the dynamic range. This it will not do. It will, however, cut light transmission uniformly by about 2 stops. Your dynamic range is what it was before except now you can use slower shutter speeds. It would worth mentioning how you were focusing with the ND and CP filter – were you doing so with both filters on? It looks like you were using the evaluative meter setting. Did you spot meter the brightest parts in your scenery or use the histogram to expose to the right putting your brightest whites at the rightmost extreme?

  15. Pat Pathinayake says:

    Dear Mark, Love listening to your torrents of super information. What an avalanche of tech data and I use these  quite frequently. A quick query, Having bought a Pocket Wizard system Mini TTL1  I am wondering, which is the best Pocket Wizard system, Mini TTL1, Plus II or Plus III? Thank you

  16. TheRKaction says:

    very useful !

  17. gordon tran says:

    that was a polarizer not ND

  18. Ely Lildragon says:

    what lens did you use, Mark?

  19. Ray C says:

    Rotate the ND filter???  I think you mean the Polarizer.  Perhaps review before you post.

  20. Ewout Honig says:

    02:55 "A neutral density filter helps us to cut down on the reflections" – Yeah, sure bro. You really know your stuff.
    Also, why are you uploading in HD 1080p if you shoot the video with a potato?

  21. Paul D says:

    Great idea using HDR with a waterfall using neutral density and polarizer. I'm going to try this and see what happens. I shoot a lot of waterfalls and water motion scenes and this method will add to my shot workflow.

  22. Paul D says:

    Great HDR idea for waterfalls and nature. I will be using this tecnique as an option on my next shoot – tomorrow.

  23. Rich Cornwall says:

    Don't you love it when the photographer takes the shot……. and his, (or hers), Photoshop, LightRoom, etc. makes them look sensational.  Also they teach as if we all own a $1000++ camera and Photoshop.

  24. Rich Cornwall says:

    I agree a with Vernon, use a decent circular polarizer and adjust.

  25. Michaela Cannon says:

    It looks like a Yes album cover!

  26. Chevy Van Travel says:

    longer explosure lol cute

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