Shooting With More Advanced Enhancing & Apps
other APS that I mentioned that I use for shooting jumping back to our shooting scenario. I'm gonna go jump right into this pro camera and the pro camera here, and we are gonna do some more shooting. You didn't think I was gonna shoot some more and, um, the, um app When you come over, I'm here to our little left and right. You've got these different modes at the bottom, which I just love. You've got video, it does shoot video and you've got a number of parameters in it again. I use filmic pro for that, your standard photo. But its main claim to fame for me is this HDR shot where it will actually take it. And again we should have a higher contrast situation to work with here. Back this up a little bit. A beautiful shot here. We're gonna try and get it a little bit higher contrast so you can see what we're talking about with it. Don't see if we can get one of us are sunflowers on here, but what this does in this mode and again, we're in an HDR mode here. You also see we have a night shot...
which is awesome and a scanning mode. But for this HDR mode, um, and you've got your exposure compensation for your base shot. So we come up here and we'll come up. We can also set the focus point for it and then press, and it just did the three shots, and it automatically combined them into this HDR shot, including a black and white faded. You're basically sweeping through these different shots. Teoh. There's my original, and there is pulling out the detail and in this case is is not really the best sample in here. Let's go ahead and turn on no exposure compensation. And again, it's giving me these different flavors of the image. Here is the original, which again not a riel dramatic way. You'd have to go outside for a landscape, which I happen to have on here some samples of a landscape shot with and without this. So this is a straight shot with straight camera, and this is its HDR, what they call dramatic. So in terms of just getting this extra punch, this extra tonal range, even moving subjects, it's doing that anti ghosting and the fact that it's doing kind of a riel HDR. You can get some pretty extreme effects in here That is the default setting looking straight into a backlit sky. And this is what it's pulling out in its HDR really excessive in terms of this, but in terms of the detail is, you know, dramatic. The fact that it's getting mawr highlight detail, more shadow detail this I would then use as a base and, you know, continue to work with it. But I have the data on it. Okay, so that is a pro camera. And again it's got also black and white modes built into it. Default shot and it's HDR. So again, being able to pull out a lot of detail. Ah, lot of contrast, though, in a very usable way. I like it. The option for that using that one has been in the past things like this pro HDR, and this gets us to some other shooting APS that we have here. So that was the pro camera. You'll notice that pro camera snaps seed footage up expressed light room are all APS that I have down and sense on my desktop that I use on a regular basis as well as the adobe apse, which includes all the other ones we've touched on so far. This photographic set are kind of my basics. These are the ones I use all the time. I'm going to go through these APS, um, a good number of them. My secondary APs. I'll put in on something like this where I have shooting APS, optimizing APS, filter retro APs, ones related to graphic design retouching, HDR, video paint, draw, photo tools and miscellaneous photo, Um, and then pages and pages of other APS as well. So I have on my main screen, the ones that I use all the time. So back to this topic of HDR pro HDR, which is a great app, has been updated. So if I wanted to do, say, an HDR of this scene here using this app, giving myself some higher contrast, um, I can tap the screen as you see the start and keep still. 1234 178 1009 with 10. And there's so what's being done in one second on pro camera is at least 10 seconds on pro HDR, and you are having to keep still through those 10 seconds as it analyzes and shoots the shots. It is nice. It does also have a series of filters you can you can see you confined. Tune the parameters. Once you're done here, you have a Siris of filters that you can come up here to further augmented, including fun ones. Like then yet or I like glamour, which is kind of a Orton diffused glow effect on all sorts of kind of fun. Little effects here. Usually I would save it as it is usually take off the filter and then maybe reduced that contrast to try and, you know, get out the tonal range that I shot HDR in the first place for save it. And then it keeps it open so you can come over here and then filter it or fine tune in, saving multiple ways That's pro HDR pro HDR is a, um, great app. It does a good job of that combining. It's just so slow. So another thing that you can do again more than just what's built into the camera is you can use bracket mode bracket mode, this one right here been around for a long time. Bracket mode does individual bracketed shots, and it does it very quickly. This is how I would have done the shots, probably of the kind of suspended merry go around at the fair when I was shooting very quick, different bracketed pairs, and in this one you just click and literally within one second it takes him and saves off those shots, and then you move on to something else. What you then have in your camera roll are to bracketed exposures, ready for you to combine. I'll also show you down on the lower left hand corner. It has a manual mode, and you can see it's choosing a dark and a light. But if I can say you know that dark, I don't need that much dark. That's the darkest I want you to get. And I'll let you use that highlight so so you can choose what's the extreme of the range of your file. And then when you come back into something like pro HDR rather than shooting, you can actually come over here to actions and say, doing HDR from the library rather than having you shoot it from scratch. In this case, I could go to those. There's my bracket, it pairs. I'll do a dark shot and then the light shot. And now it's combining those shots that actually looks better than the original. And I can again do my little filtering. So now I've got my HDR. I can click to get a little zoom on the file, and, um, I only do the composited to my final HDR shot in this case. After I'm back home, I'm out in the field. I see a dynamic range that I do initial shot. It's not working. I'll jump over the bracket mode, shoot and move on between my one metered shot that I'm taking with a built in camera and that bracket mode, I know I've got the range I really you know won't need to go around and muck about with it, even though, as you saw built into the Apple's own camera that now when you do get over into your photo mode, remember, you do have the ability to click on an area, and when you click, you also can go up and down and change the exposure on the fly so that is nice, in addition to the fact that it's gonna be shooting an HDR shot, which, by the way, let's just go ahead and shoot just to compare the built in camera. HDR, which is beautiful that has a great dynamic range, is not as much shadow detail as I might like. But, um, everything within that is just clean in terms of detail. And I'll be able to pull out that shadow detail either with that built in AP, that's built into the camera roll or using something like Snap Seed, which we're gonna be doing in just a bit. So shooting pro camera built in very fast HDR with multiple different effects. I like it more shooting bracket mode like it automatically can shoot bracketed pairs pro HDR for combining eight years after the fact given me a little bit more control even more than pro camera like it. Another app that I use for shooting is this camera plus camera plus has been around for a long time. You already saw it briefly in three camera roll. Remember, I turned it on its one of those abs that's already built into this capability of Iowa's eight that allows access to tweaking APS right within the camera, which, by the way, the android already has. Remember when you saw that the android app had the ability toe have snap seed right there within the camera will. But camera plus is actually really, really cool, especially if you go into the settings and you turned on the advanced controls. The advanced controls in the setting in this case that they're turned off is the defaults. You wouldn't even know that they're on. But you've come up here the ability to have a live exposure, real status of what you're going to shoot with and always show the advanced controls. And you can have it just give you shutter priority or full manual control, which includes I s O by turning those all on, you can now come up here and you'll notice that it's telling me in a default mode that this right here is going to be at 1/20 of a second and I s 0 50 If I moved to a darker area here, I'm now upto s 0 200 it's taking it to 1/30 of a second. But come back up here I can get to 120th. So to see, actually, what's going on behind the scenes is great because you're gonna know what it's No wonder why, in a low light situation, I'm having problems and shooting at 1/30 of a second. And why something like adding some supplemental light is going to give me a better shot. You also have this ability. If you come over here to our you actually see it, I'll do with a dark background, my exposure compensation. So I've got exposure compensation with a nice little clicky sounds. I'm right here that I could do take advantage of. I can click on white balance, and I can automatically come up here and compensate for different options. Okay. And here, in terms of including candlelight, leave it on auto. If we click on the center there, you'll notice I've got my shutter speed and I eso controls here. So if I go from my priority, my priority is I really I want you know it to be, you know, 250th of a second. You're gonna notice that that's actually changing my exposure from not going to give it permission to change the I s O at the same time. So I go, I need to 50. You come up here and manually you can come over here and set your eyes. So until your exposure is correct Now this is normally what takes place underneath the hood. So whether you need this or not, whether you want to use this to understand the relationship of shutter speed toe s so that's probably the best wedded to use it is to understand. Well, I see if I'm telling it, you have less light because your shutters open for less time. I need to find that extra light somewhere, and I'm gonna They're gonna have to turn up my sensitivity or open up the f stop. And that's where something you can't. You can't change the f stop on these manual controls. So you have the ability to do shutter speed, John in his shooting of horses and horse racing, he's going to say, Well, I need a thousands of a second, And for that you're gonna go okay to get a decent exposure in this low light, which again you're not gonna typically not shoot horse racing in a closet. But you can see that I'm gonna have to take my I s so, you know, up to you know, maybe 3 54 100 which these days actually can still give me some very good quality. So the fact that I'm able to do that and set my priority, especially for something like slow shutter or fast shutter, is pretty darn cool. And this is camera Plus, once you're done with your file clicking on that left hand side, this is what I just shot. This is its own camera roll. I mentioned if you use the app by itself, as opposed to that little add on, um, that's built into the camera roll, you now have the ability to not only shoot it, but tweak it. So in this case, you can see here you can get info. Here's the metadata of what it was shot. So that shows you the extra all parameters. You can see the size of the file, the file format, the F stop, everything else that was done about it. Camera plus is one of the best APS for that because anything that comes in here, you can get the complete metadata. It doesn't have the I didn't turn on location services for this app, so normally you'd actually have a map. This was a photograph brought in from the camera roll. You'd see a map down here at the bottom exactly where you took it, which is kind of scary. But, um, it's metadata is excellent, and you've got this edit capability. And as I mentioned before, Camera Plus has got some of the best editing tools that are out there. It has thes scenes that are built into it that do night and shade and sunset and scenery. Each one of these is going toe, you know, change the look of the file clarity in terms of scenes in notice. Look at that. The difference in detail between clarity and non clarity. With very little artifact ing on here, it's one of the best pops that you can get. Clarity that is built into the adobe set of APS is actually a different algorithm, and I think this is an excellent, excellent Albert algorithm. I love it. So clarity is in here. If you want, you go and what we've always thought in camera, plus trigger cash. It's great, but it be really nice. If we could find tune it. You jump over to what they call the lab in the bottom in the center, and the lab actually has what they call clarity, pro and clarity. Pro shows that when you use the other clarity over there and automatically sets it to the 50 point so I could. But now I confined to knit and do a little bit or do hyper clarity as well. And that's just really cool. It gives you a little red warning saying, Dude, you really know Yearly, but it lets you do hyper clear, which what we asked for. They did. You know, exactly, can I make it more subtle? Can I make it more extreme? And they said, Knock yourself out. Okay, um and you've got a vibrancy boost that you can see that you can do at the same time. Hit, check, Move on to something else. These are all in the lab you've got, as I mentioned before, do a tone soft focus film grain. You know all sorts of different things like that. Let's go over to and even you know, that little vignette ing sonar that we already mentioned So if I wanted toe darken it up. Just have it on the edges, but quite dark on the edges. Okay, I can do that. Okay, so this is yes. This is the Jack Davis had over Process your images portion of the class. Okay. Vignette. You have an addition of this, the, um, filters, which gives you all these different sets. The filters, just a wonderful range of of filters, including some of my favorites are things like fashion, which is a really nice, you know, anti king of the color, Good for skin tone. It's actually for softening of skin tone. You'll notice. Also down here they've had on this current version. The advanced version were even on these different filters. You can come up here and exaggerate or minimize each one of these filters. So if I wanted to, if you know, if I like that just taking down the notch of the intensity, I can do that and do a little bit of fashion, Okay? Fashion. It is at 85%. And, uh, or we could remove it and come up with another one. They have Ansel Adams in here. Pinhole pinholes. Gonna do a nice little diffuse glow as well as its variation on it. So we can change that intensity, which is adding a vignette of blurring as well as a de saturating of the file. Or let's see one other one just to give you a taste for it. Um, special. We have a little depth of field speaking about blurring. You can come over here and again, change this kind of blurring center focus. But that brings us to where we if we really want a lot of control, we're going to go into snap. See? But all of these right here are giving me a lot of control, and, um, I just love it. The quality on the edits is excellent. So this is camera Plus. You also have a series of frames. I already mentioned to you that you can do things like that instant. So here's that instant. You can click on here and add that caption of sunflower. Move its position. I think you can move that position catch up really cute and other ones that I like. This one is one of my favorites offset, So it also has that caption, and it's if you're used to this. It's an offset lithography showing miss registration and your density bars and stuff. So really fun Camera Plus, yes, I'm curious. Not in that it chooses a font for if you'll notice the the instant little Polaroid has a hand written script. And when I jumped over to the offset, it was compressed Helvetica. So they chose one that kind of matched the style. So a lot of abs do have a lot of fun Selection. That one doesn't give you one last tip here. If you come up here and hit, save it will save it and remove it out of this particular gallery. But everything I did to that shot was nondestructive. It was procedural. It remembered that formula, which is really cool. So if I actually come over here and if I press on save and hold, there's a secret hidden one where I could say, Would you save it and keep it? Okay, so now it's still in here. I've saved it to my camera roll, and now I can go back here and tweak it another way, which is really cool again, completely non destructive. It's now rendering it in high rez. If I press it again. I can commit those edits. I can save it without edits and keep it here. Um, it's just it's very, very nice in the fact that it has that feature.