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Photography Hacks… June 7, 2005

Posted by dhar in Misc.

Source: O’Reilly Digital Photography Hacks

You have seen those flattering professional photos with soft lighting. While you can achieve the same with softening or diffusion filters, these cost money. O’Reilly’s Digital Photography Hacks explains a simpler way to achieve a similar effect.

A simpler way to achieve a similar effect is the use of a pantyhose. Stretch a piece of beige colored pantyhose in front of the lens & clamp it using a rubberband. The tension in the pantyhose will define the level of softness: the tighter the pantyhose, the milder is the effect. Take multiple shots at different tension levels; finally select the one that appeals the most to you.



1. Jeet - June 7, 2005

Kya baat hai.. backlog poora karne main lage ho kya.. :))

2. Sachin Nair - June 8, 2005

Maybe Nilesh can take a cue from those innovative hacks!!

3. Dhar - June 8, 2005

Sachin Man…

Hello! For all you know, Nilesh might already be using quite a few of these hacks. :-))

How are things at your end? Last I spoke to Nilesh, he said you have moved away from Mumbai.


4. Nilesh - June 11, 2005

Hey, now, where do I get a pantyhose from? Is there anyone you know, having one? 🙂

BTW, I did spend some money on a soft filter. Unfortunately its useless now.

Why? because I just bought a new DSLR! Some details & initial trials here.

5. Anonymous - October 1, 2005

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