iGirl

iGirl

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

iGirl's recent activity

  • Thanks for the heads up on that - certainly worth a look even if I don't shoot with umbrellas! I searched a bit and also found a thread that mentioned making a DIY version of the $13 umbrella ...
  • Thanks for the replies - stealing the hair light is probably the best quick solution short term.  I have another light en route though now so it shouldn't be a concern for much longer.  :-)
  • I have a 4 light setup that needs to be 5. 1.  key 2.  fill 3.  hair 4.  background (only one) Normally I'll go with two dedicated background side lights with barn doors to light a white 9' paper ...
  • How about internal diffusion panel? Neither inner or outer is pictured.
  • 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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