Sharp subject with nice bokeh

4 years 9 months ago #657755 by Canon-nm
Okay first of all Hi to everyone, and I'm glad to be part of this community. I realized I can learn a lot on this forum, from experienced photographers here. 

Can someone of you tell me how this photo was taken? I guess it's an fx nikon body (yellowish tone on photo) but how? Clearly sharp subject with nice blures background. I use canon 7d with 50mm f.1.4 but I can't shot nearly a good picture like this one here.
Is this because of edit or what? 

And sorry for my bad english it's not my native.

Thanx.
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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #657769 by Nikon Shooter

Canon-nm wrote: Okay first of all Hi to everyone, and I'm glad to be part of this community. I realized I can learn a lot on this forum, from experienced photographers here. 

Welcome to the forum!

Canon-nm wrote: Can someone of you tell me how this photo was taken? I guess it's an fx nikon body (yellowish tone on photo)

Where did you get the idea that Nikon will yield yellowish tones?
I don't see the said yellowish tones.

How did you come to the conclusion that this was shot on a Nikon
of FX format… I can't.

Canon-nm wrote: Is this because of edit or what? 

I see nothing extravagant in this take you can't achieve with the gear 
you have — technically or artistically.

IMO, not much edit nor PP work was done on this take… a suggestion:



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4 years 9 months ago #657786 by garyrhook
The blur is fake.

Look at the border between the water and the grass. There is no gradual transition: it's abrupt. A giveaway that the background was blurred in post.

So, no, you can't recreate this with your camera and lens. You can, however, come close, because blur is about geometry. So I'll start with, have you tried? In an appropriate location (background is far away) and an aperture of 2.8-ish? Or wider?

Given that this has been through post, you don't know what body was used. that tone is artificial, too.

Part of learning photography is learning about what is done in camera, and what is done in post.


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4 years 9 months ago #657790 by Canon-nm
Thank you.
Yes, I tried that before. But I can't achieve this kind of look amazing sharp objects and nice blured background.
Myb it's because of me, or my gear, but I know everything about shutter speed, aperture, iso,...
I can get near, but not like this.
Thanx man. You helped a lot


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4 years 9 months ago #658349 by Shadowfixer1

garyrhook wrote: The blur is fake.

Look at the border between the water and the grass. There is no gradual transition: it's abrupt. A giveaway that the background was blurred in post.

So, no, you can't recreate this with your camera and lens. You can, however, come close, because blur is about geometry. So I'll start with, have you tried? In an appropriate location (background is far away) and an aperture of 2.8-ish? Or wider?

Given that this has been through post, you don't know what body was used. that tone is artificial, too.

Part of learning photography is learning about what is done in camera, and what is done in post.

The blur being fake was my initial impression but I'm not so sure. The branch in the upper left is on the same plane as the couple and it is sharp with the area behind it being blurred. If it is a fake blur, they were meticulous in what to blur and what not to blur. I would like to see a full resolution image to look for the signs. However it was done, it looks good.
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4 years 9 months ago #658351 by garyrhook

Shadowfixer1 wrote: The blur being fake was my initial impression but I'm not so sure. The branch in the upper left is on the same plane as the couple and it is sharp with the area behind it being blurred. If it is a fake blur, they were meticulous in what to blur and what not to blur. I would like to see a full resolution image to look for the signs. However it was done, it looks good.


There's a halo around much of both of them.
There are parts of her dress that are sharply distinct from the background. That wouldn't be the case if it weren't edited.
There's some obvious halo around some of those leaves.

Yes, I think the maker was meticulous. But that doesn't change the fact that there is no gradual change in blur along the ground. Everything at the plane of the couple, and mostly before and after, is quite sharp.

I could be wrong, but

I don't think that an aperture that gets them that sharp is going to produce a huge amount of blur. The water suddenly is quite blurry, just along the grass. Moreso than makes sense to my eye. So I'll stand by my conclusion. A well chosen spot, and well-executed post, yes. But misleading (per the OP's question). I think the maker could have been just as effective with a wider aperture (not f/2.8, but wider).


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4 years 9 months ago #658352 by Shadowfixer1
The resolution is so low I can't tell if it's halos or jpg artifacts. I looked hard at it when first posted. I can't say for sure either way with such low resolution to look at. Either way, I like it.
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4 years 9 months ago #658385 by Nikon Shooter

garyrhook wrote: The blur is fake.


:agree:

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