NYC Formula For Success « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

NYC Formula For Success

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This 3-frame, in-camera Art Vivid HDR image was created on Lexintgon Avenue, NY, NY on New York City–On Location with Denise Ippolito & Arthur Morris 2-day Workshop with the tripod-mounted Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens (at 110mm), the Canon 1.4x EF Extender III (Teleconverter), and the Canon EOS-5D Mark III. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 stop yielded a base exposure of 1/30 sec. at f/22 in Av mode (+/- 2 stops). 2-second timer.

Central sensor AI Servo/Rear Focus on the far end of the lowest building on the right, about 1/3 of the way into the frame. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Buildings Image #1

NYC Formula For Success

Take one cloudy, drizzly day. Add the tripod mounted 70-200 II with the 1.4XIII TC. Throw in the 5D Mark III’s in-camera Art Vivid HDR and a nice eye for composition and you have a recipe for some very pleasing and successful architectural images. And don’t forget to add lots of light for the dreary day.

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This 3-frame, in-camera Art Vivid HDR image was created on Lexintgon Avenue, NY, NY on New York City–On Location with Denise Ippolito & Arthur Morris 2-day Workshop with the tripod-mounted Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens (at 110mm), the Canon 1.4x EF Extender III (Teleconverter), and the Canon EOS-5D Mark III. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +1 2/3 stops yielded a base exposure of 1/30 sec. at f/22 in Av mode (+/- 2 stops). 2-second timer.

Lower right sensor AI Servo/Rear Focus about 1/3 of the way into the frame. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Buildings Image #2

In-Camera Art Vivid HDR

The 5D III’s in-camera Art Vivid HDR style really brings out the building’s greens, blues, and cyans. I absolutely love the In-Camera HDR feature and as regular readers know the Art Vivid style is my favorite for a variety of subjects. It yields a highly saturated 61mb JPEG file. I bring the images into Photoshop, clean the dust spots, and (sometimes) reduce the Saturation about 10 points> I did not need to reduce the saturation for these building images. In fact, but for tiny crops of two of the three images they are pretty much right out of camera. Clean and fast and easy, just as I like things.

Learn everything that I know about the EOS-5D Mark III including how I set up my camera for in-camera HDRs in the 5D Mark III User’s Guide. This guide also includes info on the following: 5D III exposure fine points, handling the WHITEs, the top LCD and all camera control buttons, all 5D Mark III drive modes, how to manually select an AF sensor, choosing an AF Area Selection Mode/how and why (includes extensive detail), and Menu Item Access. Coverage of almost all Menu Items and Custom Functions including the following: Image Quality, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Highlight Tone Priority, AF Configuration Tool (includes details on the custom setting that I use), Acceleration/deceleration tracking, Tracking sensitivity, Lens drive when AF impossible, Orientation linked AF point (I love this feature on the 5D III!), Highlight alert, Histogram display, Auto rotate, Custom Shooting Mode set-up, Safety shift, using the Q button, and setting up rear focus. The guide is–of course–written in my informal, easy-to-follow style.

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This 3-frame, in-camera Art Vivid HDR image was created on Lexintgon Avenue, NY, NY on New York City–On Location with Denise Ippolito & Arthur Morris 2-day Workshop with the tripod-mounted Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens (at 110mm), the Canon 1.4x EF Extender III (Teleconverter), and the Canon EOS-5D Mark III. ISO 400. Evaluative metering +2 2/3 stops yielded a base exposure of 1/40 sec. at f/22 in Av mode (+/- 2 stops). 2-second timer.

Lower right sensor AI Servo/Rear Focus about 1/3 of the way into the frame. Click here if you missed the Rear Focus Tutorial. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Buildings Image #3

You Guessed It

Take a moment to leave a comment and let us know which of the three images above is your favorite. And why. Be sure to click on each image to see the larger version.

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Next Year In Holland

Despite a 100-year record cold spring with very few tulip fields in bloom this trip has been a spectacular success. The colors and variety of tulips at Keukenhof simply stun the mind and the senses. Denise and I are planning our Holland trip for next year: the Keukenhof Creative Tulip Photography IPT with a Touch of Holland. If you are a Happy Camper who is interested in joining Denise and me next spring, please shoot me an e-mail. Details will be announced soon.

We are currently fleshing out the details. The dates will be about the same, in mid April. In addition to the Keukenhof and the flower fields we will do an afternoon of windmills at Kinderdijk, a day in Amsterdam including a morning at the Rijks Museum and an afternoon visit to the Ann Frank House plus some street photography. We will do some street photography and fine dining in the little town of Edam. There will be about 7-9 days of photography in all. Those will include an afternoon option for a day or two of Purple Herons for those with long lenses.

Note: not surprisingly, early interest has been huge with several folks who want to sign up right now. The formal announcement of the dates and price is imminent.

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3 comments to NYC Formula For Success

  • avatar Julian Mole

    Hi Artie,

    Like the 3rd one best, I like the simpler abstract composition. The interesting patterns and overall shape the buildings make along with the nice balance of white negative space make this one for me. 🙂

    PS. The 3rd image is labelled as “Buildings #2” at present.

  • avatar Les Greenberg

    Artie,
    I like the first one because of the colors, structures and less white space around the buildings. have you done any upgrades tothe Mark III users guide?
    Thanks for sharing your techniques and reasons behind them.