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Re: Going to Vegas Strip to shoot in Black and White (monochrome), need tips please

Thanks everyone.

I went into venetian, caesars, etc... nice things to take pics of, security didn't seem to mind as long as you stay away from the customers and casino area.

 

I do shoot in RAW and I will attempt to correct each one before merging into a pano.

 

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Re: Going to Vegas Strip to shoot in Black and White (monochrome), need tips please


@ilzho wrote:

Here's a pano I took this morning. 

Here's a good illustration on when doing pano's to make sure your camera is not in auto white balance. I shot it in M, but I left my WB to AUTO, hence the difference in the sky colors. I've tried brushes, gradient filters, can't get it right, haha....

Tomorrow morning, I'll do better.

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Number One rule when shooting panoramas, most especially those with the sky in them, is to set everything manually, including WB.  You want every shot to have the identical exposure.  

You can always adjust WB on every frame in post with RAW files.  But, I still wonder if WB affects exposure metering.  

TIP:  The next time you capture a series of shots for a pano, try rolling the camera to portrait mode.  Let the shots overlap by 1/3.

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Re: Going to Vegas Strip to shoot in Black and White (monochrome), need tips please

Yeah, I must be doing something wrong. I did everything you mentioned.
I took 7 pics for this pano, overlapped and used a gradient filter with identical specs and still the same.
This is really my first pano, so I shouldn't get my hopes up.
Just continue to shoot and learn.
Thanks everyone. I'm back home now, time to go through the pictures and process the cool ones. I'll post a few when I'm done.
If you've been told Vegas, my oicscare probably the same as other beginners.
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Re: Going to Vegas Strip to shoot in Black and White (monochrome), need tips please


@ilzho wrote:
Yeah, I must be doing something wrong. I did everything you mentioned.
I took 7 pics for this pano, overlapped and used a gradient filter with identical specs and still the same.
This is really my first pano, so I shouldn't get my hopes up.
Just continue to shoot and learn.
Thanks everyone. I'm back home now, time to go through the pictures and process the cool ones. I'll post a few when I'm done.
If you've been told Vegas, my oicscare probably the same as other beginners.

I don't see anything that in your pano photo that jumps out at me as "wrong".  The sky is typically a gradient, which is why you need to use identical exposure settings for all of the shots.  Using identical exposures for night shots will show you why this is the correct approach.  You do not want any setting to be set for "AUTO" setting by the camera.

Even thought WB can be adjusted in post for RAW files, some pano software converts the individual shots to JPEGs, and processes JPEGs, not RAW files, to produce the JPEG output file.  This is why WB can become critical to panos with a lot of sky in them.  Canon's DPP software is a textbook example of using JPEGs to produce panos.

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Re: Going to Vegas Strip to shoot in Black and White (monochrome), need tips please


@ilzho wrote:
Yeah, I must be doing something wrong. I did everything you mentioned.
I took 7 pics for this pano, overlapped and used a gradient filter with identical specs and still the same.
This is really my first pano, so I shouldn't get my hopes up.
Just continue to shoot and learn.
Thanks everyone. I'm back home now, time to go through the pictures and process the cool ones. I'll post a few when I'm done.
If you've been told Vegas, my oicscare probably the same as other beginners.

Are you shooting with a circular polarizing filter on the camera? 

 

You should not be.

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Re: Going to Vegas Strip to shoot in Black and White (monochrome), need tips please

no, just a canon uv filter.

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Re: Going to Vegas Strip to shoot in Black and White (monochrome), need tips please

https://flic.kr/s/aHskWUzDiW

Here is a link to my pictures I took in Vegas.

When I get more time I will process some more in Black/White.

I played with lens flare and reflections. Took early morning and late at night pictures.

Thank you/Cheers,

David

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Re: Going to Vegas Strip to shoot in Black and White (monochrome), need tips please

I knew there was a reason I chose not to live in Las Vegas.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
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Re: Going to Vegas Strip to shoot in Black and White (monochrome), need tips please

David,

You got some great shots, good job.

 

pris796

 

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Re: Going to Vegas Strip to shoot in Black and White (monochrome), need tips please

Some interesting ones and some touristie ones.  Nice job!

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