Veterans Day Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum

11.12.2018 - Entrance of Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum on Veterans Day in Downtown St Louis/craigcurriephotogrpahy.com
Veterans Day Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum
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The Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum was photographed on Veterans Day in honor for all who have served.

A 14mm wide-angle Rokinon lens was used which warps photos a bit. The warping can be fixed in lightroom, Photoshop and other photo editors but most of the time I leave the distortion in.

The Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum is owned by the City of St. Louis operated by the Missouri Historical Society.

Soldiers’ Memorial Military Museum
1315 Chestnut St
St. Louis, MO 63103
Map: google.com/map

Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Lens photos samples at Tunica Casinos

June 21, 2018 - Roadhouse Hotel and Casino in Tunica Mississippi shot with Rokinon 14mm F2.8 on Sony A7 ILCE Carmera/craigcurriephotography.com
Rokinon 14mm F2.8 Lens photos samples at Tunica Casinos
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Tunica, MS -June 21. 2018: For taking photos of the casinos in Tunica I used exclusively the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 lens. Tunica is well known for its beautifully lighted gambling casinos, but I had to set the camera to Bracketing Mode so I could get multiples exposures due to the extreme lighting contrast.

For example, I did one exposure for the bright signs, one for the sky and one for the buildings.  I did this so I could later combine them in Photoshop.

Most editing software will automatically combine multiple exposures and is not exclusive to only Photoshop but it happens to be the one I use.

I like the crazy perspectives from the Rokinon 14mm. For instance, most extremely wide angle lenses no matter what the cost have barrel distortion (leaning buildings) and vignetting (darkened edges) that can be fixed in Photoshop or Lightroom.

I, however, most of the time just leave the anomalies as they are; i just think there are kind of cool.

I recommend this lens since you can get under under $300 for the Sony E-mount cameras. I think right now it’s actually the cheapest 14mm F2.8 full frame E-mount on the market  You can price it and read more reviews at Amazon.com

HDR Photos using the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Lens

June 9, 2018 - Bracketed photos shot with the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 lens on a Sony A7 ILCE full frame camera at the Toyota Car Dealership in Paducah KY/craigcurriephotography.com
HDR Photos using the Rokinon 14mm f2.8 Lens
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Each of the HDR Photos below consist of 3 bracketed shots taken with the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 lens on a Sony A7 ILCE full-frame camera.

Each bracketed set were 2-stops apart that gave us a normal exposure, a under exposure and an over exposed picture. We then combined them.

Instructions and steps to combine the shots in Photoshop:

Open Photoshop and go to File, then Automate, then Merge to HDR Pro and choose your photos that you want to combine. Photoshop will then do its magic which and open these combined pictures in Camera Raw.

Photoshop’s Camera Raw plugin enables you to have more control over your editing like never before. 

 

Rokinon 14mm F2.8 used for Gothic Church

Rokinon 14mm F2.8 on A7 Sony ILCE used for Gothic Church/ craigcurriephotography.com
Rokinon 14mm F2.8 used for Gothic Church
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The Rokinon 14mm F2.8 FE e-mount lens was used on Sony A7 full frame camera to take these super wide angle photos of this historic gothic Church built in the 1800s in Paducah, Kentucky.

This is considered an economy lens that goes by three names: Rokinon, Samyang and Bower. They are all the same exact lens depending on what countries they are sold in.

The 14mm is a fixed lens meaning the focal length (14mm) is not adjustable. This focal length is extreme, maybe too extreme for some.

These photos were taken around sunset with cloud cover to boot. But with the big F2.8 aperture, it had no problem gathering enough light to brighten up those dark shadows a bit.