The Blackout

The Blackout

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Giuseppe Sapori - The Blackout

Series of exposures taken in the island of Ios, I can not tell exactly what place I retracting in this landscape, but what you see on the other side of the mountain is a sunset, harbour direction. I started taking these shots in the late sunset and continued in the following time. For this image I created a series of 7 shots in various moments of the evening, manually merged to get the final result, for longer exposures I used a 2 minutes time around. Benefited from the low-light town, in the highest exposures I managed to capture some passing star ūüôā

I worked very much on colours, contrasts, and details, using longer exposures to the sky and to lighten the foreground which at times was too dark.

 

TECHNICAL STUFF

Camera: Nikon D-800

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)

ISO: 100 at f/6,3 Рiso 1600 at/f2,8

Seven Shots

Software: Photoshop CC2015


The Explorer

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Giuseppe Sapori - The Explorer

Until this moment I have posted only¬†pictures of my last trip in Greece and Meteora. I make a short stop before continuing with the pictures of my last trip, posting this photo quite recently made last month at my girlfriend’s house. The photo is one single shot made not too distant from private houses, although there was a fairly light pollution with some clouds the stars were visible, nevertheless I had to do a lot of work in Photoshop to bring out the “best” from this image.

What I Do

I made this picture by just one shot, I wanted to see if I could bring out the stars and a subject at the same time, I was not much to think about exposure and the composition¬†because in reality the main photo was another (i will post it). This inattention has cost me a lot…I counted ¬†around 18 levels of Photoshop¬†between before and after. Having made just one shot was a mistake, I had the problem of “dose” exposure between the portions of the pictures was too dark¬†and the too light ones. ¬†This time¬†even luminance masks was not very usefull, ¬†the whole image was treated practically only with the filters and Camera Raw. ¬†Oh well obviously in the picture is me ūüôā

 

TECHNICAL STUFF

Camera: Nikon D-800

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)

ISO: 800 at f/2,8

Single Shot (20 sec)

Software: Photoshop CC


Stars of Rome

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Giuseppe Sapori - Stars of Rome

Fori Imperiali¬†in Rome offers one of the most beautiful views of the Eternal City, especially if surrounded by a stars in the sky. Taking this photo was challenging more for the cold that did that day ūüėĬ†I made this picture¬†from the terrace of the Campidoglio, taken¬†7¬†exposures for shooting Fori Imperiali in¬†the lower scene. With the 7 exposures¬†was necessary to capture the¬†best dynamic range present in the landscape and also for the lights and colors.

What about stars?

For the stars I made a single more shot at 30′ and ¬†ISO 6400 that ¬†then I combined with the other 7. The rest was a job editing with layer masks the starry sky¬†out with the rest of the shot. Particularly challenging was the color management, there was much in the dark blue in the photo, some of which I deleted the channel mixer to camera raw¬†desaturating part of the blue to even the horizon line with that of the starry sky

 

TECHNICAL STUFF

Camera: Nikon D-800

Lens: Nikon 14-24mm f/2,8 (Shot at 14mm)

ISO: 100 at f/9

7¬†Exposures ( -3; -2; -1; 0; +1; +2; +3) + 1 Exposure for the sky at 30′

Software: Photoshop CC


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Hi, my name is Giuseppe Sapori, a professional photographer and author of this website, created by yours truly to show my work and share with you the techniques I use. My expertise is in the field of Landscape Photography... (Read More)

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