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Taken randomly on a spring afternoon.
Canon PowerShot A630
F-Stop- F/5
Exposure TIme- 1/1250 sec
Focal Length- 7mm
Max Aperture- 2.96875
Metering Mode- Pattern
Flash Mode- No Flash, Auto
-Adric Henkel

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This photo was taken on a snowy day on a back road in rural North Carolina. It was taken with a Canon PowerShot A70 at a focal length of 7.8438, f-stop 4.5 and exposure time of 1/320.
-Alec Grossman

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I used a Canon 40D , a 28-135mm Canon Lens, a container of guacamole, and white computer paper.
- Josh Freeman

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Just messing around with Optimus Prime. I set him in front of a window, set my aperture down to f10 (for detail), and then left the shutter open for a second. Shot on a T1i with a 50mm f1.8.
-Juan Carlos Bagnell

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Camera: Canon 40D
Lens: Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
ISO: 200
Shutter Speed: 1/40
Aperture: f/1.8
-Emory Dunn

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Technique: Vastly overexpose and hope for the best
Equipment: Nikon Coolpix L2
-Jason Miller

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This picture was taken in Dana Point, CA (Orange County). I waited until the sky was clear and bright, then over-exposed for the tree. It came out pretty nicely.
Camera: Canon 30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure: 1/80 sec.
Focal Length: 82mm
-Nolan Gaudreau

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I actually get quite a few of these from my webcam (Toshiba IK-WB15A) in the Turks & Caicos, when it doesn't get a nice sunset it frequently gets the sky blown out and the sand flats brought into relief.
-William Smith

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Self-portrait achieved with the use of a tripod and 2sec timer. Taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS EFS18-55 lens @ f/4.5, 2.5sec, ISO400.
-Carin Perilloux

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Clear Halo 1 action figure and my MBP to help achieve the white background. I used a Canon 5D Mark II with a 100mm Macro lens at f/2.8, 1/40 shutter speed and 5000 ISO.
-Cody Bryant

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I shot at ISO 80 with a 10 second exposure. I didn't do anything very special for the shot, just set my camera on a tripod in a well-lit area.
-Viktor Polyak

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Baseball photographed vs white surface and background.
Canon S90 / f8 / 8 sec / 6mm / +2ev / ISO 80
Played with Aperture for brightness, exposure, contrast, saturation and crop.
-Luis E. Gonzalez

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This is shot when the sun is right above my head.
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Lens: EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
ISO: 3200
Tv: 1/1600
Av: 14
-WIlson Cheng

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Title: Hogarth, Friend
Camera: Sony a300
Lens: 30mm macro
Exposure Settings: f/22, ISO 400, 30 second exposure, +2.0 exposure
The model is the Iron Giant Ultimate Edition, with a little Hogarth magnetically sitting on his shoulder. Mounted on a tripod, I shot this while holding a white t-shirt behind it.
-Jeremy Schultz

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I accidentally left my camera set for a 30 second exposure and came up with this happy accident.
Shot with Canon T1i at ISO 100 for 30 seconds at f/4.5.
-George Washburn

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Took this picture on my lunch break in downtown Portland. Basically using
my sunglasses as an Neutral Density filter.
Camera GH1
Lens Panasonic 20mm f1.7
Metering Mode
f4
1/200
-Aaron Parker

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Camera: Canon Eos 40d
Lens: Canon 24-70 2.8L USM
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 52mm
Aperture: f2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
-Justin Carney

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Just kept the camera in front of a firecracker and then lit the cracker.
Camera Used was Sony DSC H10
ISO 125
Exposure : 2sec
-Aditya Agarwal

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Used a Canon Powershot A570 IS with a shutter speed of 4 seconds and aperture of 2.67. I'm using the CHDK firmware hack for the camera.
-Kevin Fronczak

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I use a Nikon D90 and had the following specs on this photo:
Shutter Speed: 1/13th
Aperture: f/8
-Andrew Howard

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This is a picture of a really cool Art Deco lamp I have in my room, I set the exposure time to a 15 second shutter and flipped the light on and off over and over again.
F/8 - 15.0s - Canon Rebel XS - 18-55mm Lens @ 48mm - ISO 400
-Skylar Shafer

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I have the At&t logo in my eye!
Stared straight into a very bright lamp with electrical tape across it.
Nikon D5000 / Nikon 18-55mm lens @ 55.
1/60 sec. / F 9 / Iso hi-1 / Monochrome.
-Matthew Hill

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I was doing a test shoot with a model (Kelly Ash) and this was the first test shot before I got my camera settings dialed in.
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Canon 30D
F11
1/50 sec
ISO 250
-Ryan Alsywoth

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The subject is a Mighty Mugg Iron Man set in front of a piece of printer paper in a well-lit room.
Shot with a Canon EOS 500D and a EF-S 18-55mm IS lens, with the settings at F4.5, ISO 100, +2 EXP. Cropped in Photoshop.
-Antonio Fasciano

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Equipment used:
Canon EOS Kiss X2
Canon EF 35-80 mm Lens
My office desk
'Atashin Chi' Mobile Phone Holder
Shot at around 3:04pm, Thursday, February 18, 2010
Using a 20 second shutter speed, ISO 200, f-stop 22 and AWB
-Mark Aromin

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This was taken on a beach near my parent's hotel in Encinitas, CA.
It was taken with a Canon 20D with a kit lens.
It was a 1/2 second exposure at f/36 with an ISO of 400.
There was some post done with lightroom 2.
-Pratik Shah

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Shot is of a glass of water (in a blue glass), lit by a single 14w CFL bulb. A tripod mounted Nikon D5000, with the Nikkor 35mm DX prime lens attached used in capturing image. F-stop at f/5, 6 sec exposure, ISO-200, image cropped, then resized in Photoshop Elements 8, no other processing done to the image.
-Leroy WItherspoon

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For this shot, I used a Canon 7D with a 50mm fixed focal length lens with an aperture of 1.8, shutter speed of 1/60 and ISO of 100. Aside from the sun lighting the entire scene, the subject was also side lit with a reflector and front lit with an off camera flash.
-Malcolm Gordon

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Our dog napoleon, on the snow-covered back deck of our house, Chicago IL. Taken with my 3G iPhone, augmented with PS Mobile 1.1.0.21
-Mark Henderson

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This shot took a bit of trial and error but I finally settled on a 1/250 shutter speed @ 100 ISO. It was taken using a 50mm lens on a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi.
-Ian Poley

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Images below were taken with an E-P1 with the 14-42 kit lens. Subject was a Steam Punk exhibition in Oxford, UK.
ISO: 500
1/20th Sec
F/3.5
-Chris Balkham

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This is a picture while out swing dancing. I used a Cannon Rebel XSi with the standard lens that comes in the kit, 2 second shutter speed, ISO 1600.
-Robert Mitchell

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Photo of my roommates dog accidently snapped with setting from a shoot the previous night, causing the overexposure. Taken with Canon Rebel XTi and Speedlite 420EX.
-Alisha Seguin

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The a dead curry plant was sitting on a stack of apple boxes, and the female was standing aprox a half foot behind the plant. The profile was slight desaturated to emphasize the plant.
Equipment
lens- Tamron 18-250mm
camera body- Nikon D300
ISO-200
One Strobe Unit- Alien Bee B1600
30x60" soft box
Photoshop
Settings
f9 @ 1/320
Alien Bee B1600 at full power
-Irene Tomoko Sugiura

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Shot at the Roman ruins in Jerash outside Amman, Jordan.
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Canon 35mm f/1.4L USM Wide Angle with hood
Hoya 72mm polarizer filter
f/1.4
1/125 sec
35mm
-Franklin WIlliams

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Subject
*magic mouse
*withe piece of paper
*single desk lamp
Camera
*iPhone camera
*perfect photo app
*camera bag app
-Adam Baugartner

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i've got a big wooden 'r' in my bedroom and i thought it might look suitably odd.
Olympus uDigital 600
ISO 1600
-Ronan Murphy

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Camera: Canon Digital Rebel EOS XSi
Lens: Canon EF 28-105
ISO: 100
F4.5
1/20 second
-Todd Sonneborn

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My bulldog, Karma. Taken w/ my Panasonic Lumix FZ-20, post-processing done w/ iPhoto.
Kevin Oppenheimer

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I shot the picture on a grey morning sky, which was in fact perfect for editing. My camera is an old Canon EOS 30D.
-Clement Larrive

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This was shot on a Canon 7D with an 18-200mm Efs lens. It was shot at f5.6 with a shutter speed of 1/125 and exposure bias of +3.7ev at iso 500. The focal length was 90mm. This is the back of an F-101B "voodoo" fighter jet at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, AZ.
-Adam Arena

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Setting/Equip: Nikon D300 / 105mm, f/2.8, 1/250s, ISO200
Technique: Straight shot into the snow midday. I wanted to blow out the photo but yet preserve color. The challenge was trying to minimize the contrast, keep hints of color but produce a somewhat recognizable image.
-Erick Puentes

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Coke glass filled with candy and the matching color bear sitting next to it.
Device: Nikon D5000
Lens: VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 32mm
Aperture: F/32
Shutter Speed: 1s
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 3200
-Rochelle Martin

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The attached photo was taken facing into the sun with the sun just over the peak of the palm tree. Taken with a Nikon D40 with a standard 18-55mm II kit lens attached and shot on Program mode.
Shutter: 1/80
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure Bias: 5.0
ISO: 200
_Leigh McCulloch

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This was a shot of my 7 yr old daughter running around the house with her masquerade mask on.
Canon: EOS 5D MarkII
Shutter Speed: 3.22 sec
Aperture: F2.8
Focal Length 28mm
ISO: 400
Desaturated in PS4
-Chris Stokes

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This is my house, with a lot of snow around, which helped the blow out a bit. I liked how the trees and windows contrasted with the rest of the picture. Taken with a Kodak z1285 (Point and Shoot, so I'll just take the EXIF data) f-stop: f/2.8, Exposure time: 1/200, ISO Speed: ISO-64, Exposure bias: +1.7, Focal Length: 8mm, Max Aperture: 3, Metering Mode: Pattern Flash Mode: No Flash, Flash off, 35mm Focal Length: 36
-Christopher Barry

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Shot with my Canon PowerShot SX200 IS, F/4.5, 4 sec, ISO 1600. No post-processing except the crop in Photoshop.
-Griffin Strole

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Taken in the Museum of Natural History in New York on Monday, Feb 15.
Nikon D60
35mm
-Valerio Bruscianelli

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Taken in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nikon D5000
ISO: 200
Shutter speed: 1/100
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 29mm
f/1.8
ISO 100
-Pedor Leal

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I took this picture in my office, alone with my Fuji S2000 camera and a tripod, with typical office fluorescent lighting and a blue wall in the background.
Exposure ½ sec at f/4.6
Focal length 17.9 mm
ISO 500
Flash NO
Fujifilm
FinePix S2000HD
-Nestor Maldonado

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Goggles in snow
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3
F4.4 ISO 100
Used Auto White Balance but held my hand over the sensor before half depressing the shutter button.

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Camera: Canon Rebel XSi
Lens: EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Aperture: f/2.2
Strobist: Alienbees B800 in softbox camera right, second B800 bare to the back right, 2 B400s bare on left front and back. Triggered with Pocket Wizards
Post: Aperture 3 for white balance adjustment, contrast increase, and black and white :)
-Zach Buechler

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Nikon D40, ISO 200, 55mm, 0 ev, f/5.6, 1/60. Onboard flash used at full power. Aside from adjusting the white balance in the RAW file, no post-processing was used on this photo.
-Maquette LaForest

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shot from my Copenhagen window using a canon G7. settings F8.0 and 0"5
-Sam Moore

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Title: A Shot in the Light
Photo Details: GF1, ISO 1600, f/9, 1/160 s
-Chris Keating

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I really don't look this evil in person. I rolled back my eyes to add to the creepiness of this photo. Had to get at an angle to get the shadows just right.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix ZS3
My Scene/ Fireworks mode
Exposure Value +2
-Ivan Capaz

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Grandfather being photgraphed in our house near Prague, Czech Republic, Europe.
Taken with my Nikon D90, kit lens 18–105. Focal length 48 mm (that's 72 mm equivalent), 6 seconds at ISO 800 and f/5.6.
-Jakub Polonsky

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Equipment:
SONY DSLR-A300
Kit Lens (18-75mm f 3.5)
Settings:
Focal Length: 18mm (f 2.5)
Shutter speed: 25.0 seconds
ISO: 200
Alman Shibili

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Shot using a 50mm 1:1.4 at f/2.0 and 1/8s. Edited for Contrast and Levels in iPhoto. The exposure was not adjusted.q

Matthew Neuman

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Farm in Cherry Hill, NJ.
ISO 100
50mm f/22
1/5 sec
No flash
Lens: EF50mm f/1.8 II
- Emilio Madrigal

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-Taylor Trevathan

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This was taken with a Nikon D40 at 400iso 1/160th of a second (handheld) and with a 35mm prime at f/1.8
-Christopher Martin

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A Blown out shot of my cat Tequila.
Nikon D90
1/3s
F/5,6
-Gala Dolezal

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The image is a shower curtain with an Arri 650 pounding a spot into it.
Camera is a 5D Mk2 at 1/30s with a Nikon 105mm lens at 1.8
Color Temp: 2800ish
ISO 320
-Steve Buckwalter

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Camera: Canon S90
Exposure: 1/60
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO 80
Built-in flash: -1
External Flash: 430EXII set to 1/8, triggered by a Wein HS, covered in red tissue paper
-Joe Rogers

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Equipment: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Settings: Exposure: 10, Aperture: f/22.0, Focal Length: 50 mm, ISO Speed: 800
I took my Valentine's Day flowers (stargazers) and put them against a white board and used a slow shutter speed.
-Martha Zink

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Canon Rebel
1/400 shutter speed
F/4.5
400 ISO
31 mm lens
-Christiane Butler

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I shot it with a Nikon D5000 with the Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. There was so much light coming in and my fake pug sat perfectly still, I went ahead and shot it at 200 ISO. But I opened up all the way (only f/3.5 on my lens, but it did the trick).
-Sharon Hardy

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This is a pic of San Francisco City Hall taken Friday 2/19 at around 11:30 a.m. (a cloudy day). Shot with a Leica M8, 24mm, f2.8, 1/350 sec. I cropped it and tried to correct perspective using Gimp.
-Albert Krathaus

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Took this shot on an overcast morning in Central Park at the Alice in Wonderland Statue. Used a Canon S90 on manual mode with a Gorillapod stand wrapped around a fence. Taken in monochrome at ISO 100, f/8.0, for 1/6s. Cropped and contrast bumped up a bit in photoshop.
-Jeff Smith

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Photo taken just outside Midway airport in Chicago looking into the sun. Canon 30D with an old 50MM vivitar M42 mount lens. Photo is not cropped and no exposure compensation was made in photoshop.
-Evan Ryan

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After finally getting the cat to sit still long enough, I used a Nikon D200 with an old 60mm Nikkor macro lens. I did some touch-up (black and white profile and increasing black/white contrast) with Photoshop CS4.
-Cedric Thiel

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Shot with the GH1, stock lens.
-Dan Filbin

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I took this in the work parking lot
Canon EOS Rebel XT
Shutter 1/200 sec
Manual Exposure
f 4.0
ISO 400
Focal: 41mm
Lens: Canon 28-135mm USM
POST: Photoshop RAW Import Adjustments
Exposure -.4
Blacks 38
Contrast -29
-Mike Athanasatos

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picture of my dog as sleeping
CAMERA: CANON EOS 400D
LENS: SIGMA 18-200mm 1:3.5:6.3
f/5.6
30.00s
iso 200
18-200mm@51mm
-Ena Jurčić

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I am using a standard iPhone 3gs to blow out my competition. It was taken at the mall parking lot of the parking lot light.
-Mohit Saigal

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I have a basic Canon PowerShot SD300 (4MP) and this was the maximum blowout I could achieve at the highest exposure setting and ISO 50.
-Yee Mey

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Canon Rebel T1i
50mm f/1.8 II
(old) Promaster Flash
Shot was taken at ISO 200, f/2.2, 1/40s via aperture priority.
-Craig Sadrovitz

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Nikon D40 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor Lens
ISO-200 Manual mode - held shutter open longer than usual.
-William T. Kao

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This was shot on my Nikon D700 at 1/40 and ISO 400 with my 17-35mm f/2.8 at 25mm and f/11. I used an on board SB-900 at relatively low power to trigger an additional Alienbee 1600 which was gridded at 10 degrees to focus the light. The background was the sun shining through white curtains.
-Rich Phillips

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I took this picture with my red Pentax K-x by using 3 second exposure and an ISO of 3200 while pointing my camera at a desklamp. I moved the camera in a rectangular movement in order to create the whited out space. The reason that the background appears to be static is that I used flash so that the beginning of the image would show up over the movement of the camera.
-Cason Reily

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I actually took this with my macro lens, i was sitting on a log and i had my tripod with me, so i decided to just take some pictures of this tree. but i was using a 2.8 f/stop, shutter speed was 100, 200 iso, and a 100mm macro lens. i did a little photo editing just changing the color hues and tones.
-Jordan Mudrack

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Nikon D3S,
24-70mm f2.8 lens
set to 40mm focal length
shutter 1/250
f2.8
ISO 6400
-Barry Munsterteiger

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Equipment: Canon EOS 5D; EF100mm f/2.8 macro USM lens; wired remote shutter trigger; Arrilite 650 Watt studio flood light.
Settings: 0.4" at f/2.8, ISO 100
Technique: I (self portrait) sat about 2-3 feet in front of the lens; with studio light 3-4 feet from the left side of my face at about a 45° angle.
-Will Monson

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Setup the viola against the wall, snapped about 30 pictures since I don't know how to properly use a flash.
Canon 40d
On camera flash
17-85mm IS lens
-Marc Corsiglia

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I Took this photo at the Four-tet concert at Empty Bottle in Chicago on 2/19. Side view of the bar with lights in the background right before the show started. Taken with: Nikon d90 ISO 800 f/1.8 at 2.5 seconds. Lens Nikon 50mm 1:1.8
-Stephen Paul

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Taken with a Sony DSC-S85. ISO 100. 1 sec. F2.0
-Justin Hawk

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Camera is a Canon EOS 7D, Lens is a Canon 28-105mm f/4 L USM, ISO 100, 2 seconds exposure.
-Shane Martin

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I shot it with the stock lens on the GH1, shutter open 10 seconds, f/11. The red is from some weird laser toy my friend had, the bluish light was an LED flashlight.
-Dan Filbin

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Shot in RAW with my Nikon D300 with my Nikon 28-70mm F/2.8 Lens at
45mm f/4.0 ISO200 1/125th shutter. Two strobes, one firing at the wall
behind the model and one firing behind me against my window blinds at
600watts (half power). Convert to JPEG in Lightroom.
-Aaron Hwang

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The image was only slightly overexposed to keep shutter speeds relatively high to avoid excessive camera shake with the long focal length, then the exposure brought up about two stops in Lightroom. I adjusted the curves to keep the highlights blown out but also to keep the shadows and darks intact to create some contras
Equipment used:
Canon XSi
Canon 70-200 f/4 L
-Bob Sindorf

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Standing on the (semi)frozen River Charles, looking towards the Esplanade and Historic Beacon Hill in Boston, Ma.
Equipment: Nikon D70, Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6, tiffen UV filter.
Settings: 120mm (focal length), 1/20 sec. (exposure), f/18 (aperture)
Post: Picasa 3, to darken it enough to see the trees
-Thorstien W. Himle II

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Nikon D700, Tamron 90mm Macro f/2.8, 1/250 sec at f/10, ISO 400, Nikon SB-800 in Commander Mode
-Donald Ungerman

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Photo settings:
ISO 800
f/8.0
1/200 sec
RAW with a very minor adjustment in Lightroom
Equipment
Camera: Canon 7D with a tripod
Lens: Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Lights: Novatron pack (V400D) and 2x flash heads (2103-FC)
-Terence Wong

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Took the shot against a white wall, during mid-morning in a sunny room, away from direct sunlight.
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: 18 - 55 mm 1:3.5 - 5.6G
ISO 200
Aperature: 5.6
Shutter spead: 1/60
-Kathryn Chase

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Nikon D90
18-200mm lens
-Jason SImmonds

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I had my roommate stand behind a wall separating the living room from a hallway to make it look as though he were cut in half. all lights in living room were made to face the walls, and a halogen work light was placed behind him to wash out the dim hallway.
Canon EOS 7D, EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, 28.0mm, F3.5, 0.8sec, ISO 100
-Ian Chase

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I shot this with the lens pointing straight at the sun but had to move for a while before I achieved the glare like I wanted it. Canon 450D @ 1/2000, ISO400; Canon 70-200L f4 @ 70mm, f5.6
-Johan Feito

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Picture was taken on well known Mountain next to Salzburg (Austria) called "Gaisberg". There was a lot of fog and the sun was not very far away to come through the fog.
Shot with a Canon EOS 7D – 24-105mm L4.0
F/5.6
24mm
1/500
ISO 200
-Stefan Kremsl

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Taken with my Nikon D3000 Nikor 50-200mm lens @200mm; f/10; 1/320 sec; ISO 400. I used a relatively high ISO in order to obtain grain, and give the picture a film look.
-Bruno Postigo

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It was taken on my canon T1i, 50mm 1.8 lens, under 1/80s, f/3.5, ISO 100 using a 200W flash at full power with a white umbrella. Some contrast adjustments done on Canon Digital Photo Professional.
-Ricardo Barbosa

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I used 2 600 watt florescent umbrella lights set at 30 degrees to either front side of the model at face level, plus the flash. No post processing except clipping.
Camera Model Canon EOS 50D
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 0.5
Av( Aperture Value ) 4.5
ISO Speed 200
Lens EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length 100.0mm
Flash On
Flash Type External E-TTL Canon Speedlight 430EX II
Tripod
Remote
-Jody Gollihugh

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Michelangelo´s "Creation of Men" inspired me to this "Adam´s sight of view".
I shot "Gods hand" with my Canon Eos 500D and the Canon 18-55mm lens.Also used a tripod and a remote trigger. 1/4 sec. Iso 800, into the sunlight. No software adjustments except for crop and resize.
-Romane Renne

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Canon 30D
35mm fixed
f/2
1/10 sec
ISO-1600
(w. camera flash)
-Brian McKinney

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This fork statue from Oregon, and it has become tarnished over time. Shot inside against a plain white wall w/ sun shining in from curtains.
Canon EOS Rebel XSi, standard 18-55mm lens, f3.5, 1/30 sec, ISO 400 (auto)
-Robert Prince

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Camera - Kodak EasyShare Z1275
Focal Length - 16.9mm
Exposure: 1/30 @ f10
ISO: 64
Simple handheld photo
-James Abel

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Camera was Nikon D300s. F4.5 1/100sec, ISO 200. Lens was my trust 18-200 VR set aroud 35mm.
-Leigh Polen

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Pentax K-x / Pentax 18-55mm Lens at 23. F/8, 1/10 sec, ISO-400, no exposure compensation
This is a color picture on a story day in KC.
-Shane Werner

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

This was taken with my Canon 40D and a Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 lens on a tripod at 10mm f8 for 3.2s at ISO 400. Surprisingly my fridge is pretty clean, though the Dungeness Crab on the bottom shelf is smelling it up a bit and it looks like I need to pick up some eggs.
-Neil Steininger

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

I used my canon xsi and these settings: f/5.6, shutter 1/40, focal length 55mm on the 18-55 efs is, ISO at 800. I had my cat sit by the window, while looking up at me from the side, to depict color in one eye.
-Haley Meadow

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

I shot these with my Nikon D40 with the 18-55mm kit lens and a flashlight. I used the Program mode. The shutter speed was 1/250, the aperture was F7.1 and I reduced the exposure to -0.7. This is the view through the window into my daughter's doll house.
-Pete Berg

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

The glowing blow out effect was caused by the flash reflecting off the snow and double reflecting back
off the shiny surface of the tripod. The paint job on the tripod is black which made the effect even more interesting. The flash was facing towards the camera.
Camera: Canon 5D MarkII
Lens: Canon 70-200mm 2.8F IS USM
Flash: Canon 580EXII
ISO: 3200
-Zac Mansfield

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

I set the mug on a white diffuser screen. Since it was late at night, I set up an off camera flash and triggered it optically with a 580EXII set to 1/128 in manual.
In post, I boosted recovery, and applied a small reduction to "lights," moderate reduction to "darks," and somewhat heavy reduction to "shadows." I forgot to color balance in ACR, so I applied a basic curves adjustment in Photoshop after cloning out some dust.
-Patrick Zeinert

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

Self portrait. You can just see the small hairs on my nose cut into the glasses. Trick was to get the camera to focus and meter off my glasses in order to blow out my skin.
Nikon D300
1/60 Sec
f 4.5
ISO 200
-Chris Pittman

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

St. Mary's Glacier in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The setting seemed perfect for this photo challenge as it was extremely bright and snowy, making the perfect conditions for clipping.
I was shooting with a Canon EOS XSi with the standard 18 - 55 lens in Tv mode with the shutter speed set at 1/5. The ISO was on auto and took the photo at 100.
-Paul Carollo

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

I lit this with a floor lamp turned on its side. The only post processing I did was a little cropping.
Camera: Canon EOS 40d
Shutter: 1.6"
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
-Gregg McClurg

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

I shot most of the photo with the exposure I wanted, but used photoshop to up the exposure, gamma correction, noise reduction and unsharp mask.
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm VR
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Aperture: F13
Focal Length: 50mm
-Jason Bolt

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

I used my Canon Powershot A540 (Point and Shoot) to take this shot. I used an exposure of 1/320th of a second and an ISO of 800. It is of a candle in my kitchen right before it blew out. The two-tone then gradient effect on the bottom of the candle is due to the fact that it was tilted backwards.
-Benjamin Cohen

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

I shot this photo outside of my condo. After spotting a bird on a wire I used an extreme difference between the f stop and shutter speed and came up with this result. I shot it with a Nikon D200 and a 55mm-70mm stock lens, ISO 100, 200mm, f/ 25, shutter 1/250sec.
-Jeff Reilly

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

I took this with a Nikon D5000 at ISO 200, 35mm f1.8 lens at f2.8. I actually had to reduce the exposure some in Lightroom 2, which gave a lot of contrast between the dark and bright areas of the film. This was taken in Philadelphia, PA at 4pm.
-Dean Carter

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

Dang that's Bright! For the setup I used a white paper background to reflect light and 2 speedlights at full power, 1 on camera bouncing off ceiling, and one left/behind, then up'd the exposure in camera.
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: +7/3 EV
Flash: On, Return detected
-Patrick Tully

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

This is a robot made of junk running from a nuclear explosion.
I used a Nikon D700 with a Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens at f/1.4 for 1/30th of a second, ISO 200.
I set the exposure compensation to +4.0 to blow out the background completely - I just used the window at work as a backdrop so there was some blooming light.
-Adam Hilliker

Shooting Challenge: Blow Out Gallery

Canon Digital Rebel XT
Canon 28-105 L IS Lens
ISO 200, 67 mm, f/7.1 @ 1/500
I sat on the ground as woman gave me an unfriendly look and walked by.
-Joe Russo