Posted Sunday, October 23, 2011
Category: Project365
License: CC-BY-NC-SA (What does this mean?)



Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
General location: Australia, South-East Queensland

The Setup:

Today was the Brisbane Zombie Walk, aiming to the biggest of its kind in the world. Many thousands of people dressed as zombies as shuffled the streets of Brisbane city.

My aim today was to use the fisheye lens to get right up close to people, then use Lightroom to stretch these out to ultra-wide angle photos. I have a lot to learn and I do best by trial and error.

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The camera & lens:

Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II @ 18mm
Filters: 0.42x fisheye filter (fisheye mode)
Exposure: 1/100" @ f/8, ISO 800 (Av)

Post processing:

Lightroom 3 -

  1. Auto apply a B&W preset I have called "PSKiss-FilmStyleBW-01". It auto applies curves (lights +60, darks -12, shadows -12), brightness +45, contrast +45, clarity +50 and increases the colour mixes in all channels, but mainly green and aqua.
  2. Curves: Raised dark tones +75.
  3. Lightroom lens correction: I chose the Pentax 10-17mm zoom and used the settings for that one, with distortion set to +200. Crop the edges (the inside of the lens filter)
  4. Spot adjustments: Lowered the overexposed area on the middle girl's forehead, and lightened all three girls' eyes.

The wash-up:

This was exactly what I was after.

What would you do?

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