Join Justin Reznick for an in-depth discussion in this video Post-processing the spiral staircase images, part of Architectural Photography in Chicago: A Fine Art Approach.
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- All right, here we are in post,…and I've got my images from the staircase…ready to edit.…Now, this was a challenging shoot…because we didn't have a lot of time,…and I couldn't use a tripod,…so, we worked on a method called…handheld focal blending.…And what I did is,…let's look at the settings,…I took it at f56…at ISO 1600,…and that gave me a shutter speed…of 1/30th of a second.…Now, if you remember, I had steady shot…on the camera turned on,…and this enabled me to get a sharp image,…but at f56 I have very limited depth of field,…let me show you what I mean.…
For this first shot, if you look at the railings,…they're very sharp.…But if we scroll down and look at the very bottom pool,…it's completely blurry.…So what I did is,…I focused on the railings on the first shot,…then in the second shot,…I focused on one level down,…and you can see that this is nice and sharp here.…And for the very third and final shot,…I focused on the bottom.…Zoom in there, and you'll see that it's nice and sharp.…So, using those three images,…
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Introduction to Chicago City Shoot
1. Staircase at Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art
2. Flamingo Sculpture in the Chicago Federal Plaza
3. Van Buren Residential Tower in Chicago
4. Cloud Gate in Millennium Park
5. Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
6. Frank Gehry BP Bridge Walkway
7. Chicago at Night
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