Lives in United States Californian relocated to Sarasota, FL, United States
Works as a Photog and high level Amateur Golfer.
Has a website at http://www.karenengel.com/
Joined on Nov 26, 2006
About me:

Sony A850, A700, NEX-5N & H5
CZ 135 1.8, CZ 24-70 2.8
Minolta 85 1.4, 28 2.8, 50 1.7
Tamron 70-200 2.8
White Lightning X1600, Alien Bees B800s, B400s, Cybersyncs, Sony & Sunpak strobes
Photoshop CS5, Lightroom & more...

Photographer Goal - take perfect photos 100% of the time! LOL

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  • Import into Lightroom for sorting and White Balance corrections (shooting with WhiBal Card).  On the rare occasion I need Noise Reduction, LR does fairly well.  And then a thousand other choices ...
  • Just don't get too terribly caught up in the gear, and focus more on improving skills instead - it also entirely depends on what you need the portrait for .  One may not necessarily need 1.4 or 1.8 ...
  • Replied in zoom ring
    So you're saying the RX10 has no zoom ring? Is it a rocker switch like on a video camera? Please elaborate. I have read about manual zoom concerns on LL, but this is confusing to me. PS - LTNS!
  • I'm not visiting the forums much in recent years but this "no more NEX" is just bizarre.  Especially since they have clearly been successful. To me NEX = E-Mount.  So are they getting rid of the ...
  • Just glancing at the comparison samples here it seems drastically different. If the shots were made in RAW and output through Lightroom it might show something different - which could tell if it's ...
  • Full Stop.  If you've ever shot with an old film Rollei or Hassleblad it's a similar experience and beyond due to it being digital and stealthy. Flipping out a back LCD screen to lie flat (current ...
  • Thanks again, While I had the BG isolated I played with BG replacements - the banding you mentioned is the negative in that technique, so I stuck with the combination of blur and a soft brush of ...
  • Thanks all - I really was struggling with the halos and ended up also hand painting a vignette layer over some of it to assist in smoothing things out.  The jpg and digital artifacts are still too ...
  • Thanks this is nice, but I start to get digital halos...maybe I'm just too heavy handed with the effect and have to play with it.
  • Thanks, but this is nice for some things though exactly what I was trying to avoid - a fake looking "digital" background.  I'm trying to just smooth out the real one, and I think Peano may have ...
  • I'm playing around with a portrait I'm working on and would like to reduce the inconsistent bumpiness and digital splotchiness (similar to jpg artifacts) on the BG. I've tried selecting it out on ...
  • Great - thanks everyone - as I suspected but just making sure - I was able to get it on sale earlier today for $69  - and going from V3 to V5 should be a useful upgrade. I have actions and plug-ins ...
  • I'm a current LR3 & PS5.1 user that will NEVER get duped into the Adobe PAY FOREVER subscription scheme - I will switch to competitors when the time comes to upgrade. Meanwhile LR 5 is going on ...
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