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SNAPPY RECIPES

By Tarla Dalal By Chittaranjan Desai

SNAPPY RECIPES Landscapes People Interiors Birds

Composition Recipe Camera Recipe PP Recipe

Landscapes

Twilight Landscape Recipe

Landscape Composition
1. Twilight or Golden Hours 2. Dramatic Light & clouds 3. Subject of interest in the foreground

4. Defined mid & background 5. Where do I place the Horizon?

Landscape Camera
1. Shoot in RAW, Landscape picture style if JPG. 2.Tripod, Mirror Lock, Use 2 seconds Timer 3. Turn off IS/VR

4.Use CPL or ND8 Filter 5.Evaluative Metering 6. Manual Mode, ISO 100, f/11, 8 seconds 7. Use f 16 to f22 for front to back sharpness 8. -0.5 to -1.0 Exposure Compensation

Landscape PP
1. Dabble in LR & PS 2.Creative use of White Balance & Temp. 3. Check out the Gradient Filter

4.Play with the Exposure slider for richer hues 5.Use Luminance Shifts rather than Saturation 6.Clean up the clutter, garbage lying around

Sunset Recipe

Sunset Camera
1.Take Exposure from a point above the sun 2.Evaluative Metering

3. Manual Mode, ISO 100, f/18, 1.6 seconds 4.Use f 16 to f22 for front to back sharpness 5. -0.5 to -1.0 Exposure Compensation

Sunset PP
1.Use Cloudy or Shade White Balance 2.Creative use of White Balance & Temp. 3.Check out the Gradient Filter

4.Use the Exposure slider for richer hues 5.Use Luminance Shifts rather than Saturation

Portrait Recipe

Portrait Composition
1. Eyes in top 1/3rd frame, more of iris, less of white 2. Be in level with the eyes, do not shoot down!

3. Zoom in CLOSE, to to fill the frame 4. Chop Off the top of the Head! Sar-La Dalal! 5. Focus on the Eyes

Portrait Camera
1. Focal Length 100 200 mm & not 50 mm up close! 2. f/ 2.8 to 5.6, Wider Aperture for a blurred background

3. ISO 200 to 400, to get a 1/100 1/200 shutter speed 4. Exposure Compensation -0.3 5. Use Portrait Style in Camera for JPG 6. Focus on the Eyes

Portrait PP
1. Use Soft Skin Brush Tool to smoothen 2. Use Spot Removal Tool to remove freckles & Pimples

3. Skin Tones to be modified 4. Iris Enhance Tool in LR for Eyes 5. Teeth Whitening for teeth & Eyes!

Environmental Portrait Recipe

Environmental Portrait Composition


1. Evening Twilight, in his cow shed, with my Notebook 2. Use the dramatic light 3. Surroundings that defines the person 4. Whats the Story? 5. Plan the image, scout the location beforehand

E.P. Camera
1. Shoot in RAW, Landscape as picture style if JPG. 2. Handheld 3. Turn IS/VR On 4. Evaluative Metering

5. Tungsten WB 6. Off Camera Flash with Orange Gel 7. Camera Flash Transmitter 8. Manual Mode, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/125 second

Interiors Recipe

Interiors Composition
1. Switch on all the lights 2.What do you want to tell about the place?

3. Shoot from a Corner 4.Shoot into the focus of the room

Interiors Camera
1. Tripod, Mirror Lock, Use 2 seconds Timer 2.Exposure Bracketing at -1, Normal & + 1 Exposures 3. Evaluative Metering 4. Av Mode, ISO 100, f/ 8

Interiors PP
1. Use Photomatix Pro 2.Blend the 3 Images

3. Exposure Fusion & Tone Mapping 4.Further Tweak in CS5

Snappy Recipes
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Composition Camera Concoct & Cook


Merry Clickin!