Neighborhood - Unedited | San Francisco

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by HFPaul, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. HFPaul

    HFPaul TalkEmount Rookie

    Jan 19, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Just got the E 16mm f/2.8 today and took some test shots around the neighborhood.

    Would you edit these images to make it more......? Or leave as is?
    I know it's really to each is their own but what would you have done differently?

    As a newbie, I'd appreciate all your inputs. Thanks

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    1/125 f/9 ISO 100

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    1/125 f/11 ISO 100
  2. Phoenix

    Phoenix TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    Hi Paul

    Personally I don't shoot much wides, but if I do I tend to follow a simple formula:

    -If I am going to shoot landscapes I try to get something in the foreground as it will accentuate the wideness of the image, e.g. with your second image, there is a lot of vertical subjects going up, I would get more of the shadows of the people in the composition as it will accentuate your vertical subjects going up.

    -If I am going to use a wide angled lens to shoot street or candid photography, I would shoot it up close and personal to the subject, as you can get more of the subject in the frame and still get a nice background. Shooting with a portraiture lens can yield nice results but nowhere near as nice or as natural looking a shooting with something wide.

    There's also the sun flare, which cannot be helped as sometimes we have to seize the moment and take the photo, depending on what you want to present in your shot I would:

    Reduce it - As it draws a lot of attention in the image.

    Use it - By using software or filters

    Increase it - Again, this depends on how you want to present your image and if it's the sun flare you want the viewer to concentrate on.

    Just my 2 cents
  3. HFPaul

    HFPaul TalkEmount Rookie

    Jan 19, 2013
    San Francisco, CA

    Awesome points. Thank you!

    I may have been overly excited with the wide-angle feature that I was more focused on how wide it could capture over anything else.
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    That's a common thing when first getting a UWA lens- This.Thing.Is.Soooooo.WIDE! lol You get over it in time. At least I think you do. ;)
  5. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
  6. HFPaul

    HFPaul TalkEmount Rookie

    Jan 19, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    Haha exactly! Trying to fit the whole building.... No problem!!

    Thanks Brian. Will definitely check these out!
  7. Grisu_HDH

    Grisu_HDH TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 16, 2012
    Southern Germany
    That really is an interesting article to read. Thanks!