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    Dive tart, and 'tog Pete Bullen's Avatar
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    May "dry" photo competition.

    Thanks for the votes last month. This month's competition is about "Doing something new". With all the extra time many of us have on our hands we have the chance to experiment, try a new technique, use manual controls instead of auto, use a telescope or buy a new lens. It doesn't have to be world changing just pushing yourself out of your standard comfort zone photographically.
    As an example. I don't normally do much editing or image manipulation but the shot of poppy and moon below was done by combining two shots in-camera, taken with different lenses and merged to a single image. For me this is a different technique that I want to play with underwater so I'm learning the pros and cons on land first.

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    Taken in the back garden last weekend, abstract of the wisteria, using a +4 diopter on the lens.

    The diopter brings the focal point closer, so also allows you to move closer to the subject and so get macro style shots. However it also has a far greater effect on depth of field, so areas go out of focus quicker, and seemingly in a far creamier (less bokeh) sort of fashion.

    I've only just started playing with them, quite like the overall effect, where hard edges are pretty much removed, reminds me of a soft pastel painting.

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    Dive tart, and 'tog Pete Bullen's Avatar
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    I like that Stuart, I did something similar (not for competition) with a lensball the other day photographing the borage.
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    Thanks for the prod Pete to get me back to roots and try something new (to me).

    So I have continued to play with this radial blur, using a different zoom lens and easier for this purpose, Sigma 17-70mm APS-C Same sort of settings about 1 sec exposure and small aperture. This was more like what I was expecting. No Flash.

    So this one is my entry I will try to remember to delete other to make your job easier but only making one post in this comp documenting my voyage of discovery!
    Last edited by Tim Digger; 19-05-2020 at 06:49 AM. Reason: Removal of first entry.
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    What have I done Pete please!? I am sure yesterday in Shooting Menu 2 on my OM-D EM-10 Multiple Exposure was highlighted to turn on. Now it is grey and I cannot turn it on?

    I am in manual mode, manual focus LF++RAW.
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    A useful article on the BBC website for anyone looking for inspiration:
    Three simple photography ideas to inspire you during lockdown

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    Dive tart, and 'tog Pete Bullen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgina View Post
    What have I done Pete please!? I am sure yesterday in Shooting Menu 2 on my OM-D EM-10 Multiple Exposure was highlighted to turn on. Now it is grey and I cannot turn it on?

    I am in manual mode, manual focus LF++RAW.
    Should be working. Just checked on my EM5 with same(ish) menu.
    Shooting menu 2
    Multiple exposures on
    2f
    autogain on
    overlay on
    It shouldn't work in art, auto or scn modes but should be available in all others.
    I can't think of another setting that may be conflicting with it.
    Last edited by Pete Bullen; 09-05-2020 at 09:59 AM.
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    Used my Nikon Coolpix B700 for this Multiple Exposure (well two shots in-camera).

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    For four days last week on my daily walk in Nonsuch Park, I stuck pretty much to the same route but took a different lens with me each day. I'm currently editing the pictures but if there's nothing I want to enter then I've got an extension tube arriving this week so I'll be trying some macro shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgina View Post
    I am sure yesterday in Shooting Menu 2 on my OM-D EM-10 Multiple Exposure was highlighted to turn on. Now it is grey and I cannot turn it on?
    I have an E-M10 mkii and I've had a similar issue when the flash was turned on. Is it that?


 
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