ArtMar

ArtMar

Joined on Nov 26, 2012

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  • What I'm seeing is not a lack of sharpness but a lack of overall contrast -- to me your images look a bit flat. But if your images look fine when viewed on your monitor, then perhaps there's a ...
  • The videos with the link in my response are excellent. But the best thing I did by far was to take the Curvemeister 101 course -- it's an amazing bargain for $50 (it requires the Curvemeister ...
  • Thanks for your comments and questions. I did bring up the shadows and recovered highlights in ACR. Used default sharpening, no noise reduction. I then opened the image in Photoshop and used the ...
  • Thank you Andy-- This was the poorly exposed file Raw file, and I was interested to see what the capabilities of the camera were. I wasn't disappointed.
  • Highcliffe castle, Christchurch, England. P/P from a Raw file. (Excellent camera!)
  • I don't know what caused it, but with its multiple color casts and exposure problems it certainly is an interesting image to practice post-processing.  It's not that easy to correct the cyan cast ...
  • Unless you join one of the groups specifically devoted to critiques, people on Flickr do not give useful feedback. The typical comment is "great photo", "nice job", "beautiful colors", etc., or ...
  • Hadn't heard of Raw-histogramming becoming available. That sounds interesting! I suppose if one is really obsessive, I mean precise, about understanding one's Raw files there's always RawDigger ...
  • For ETTR/EFMQ I think it's recommended to spot meter the highlights, and then, in manual mode, adjust exposure/aperture until the JPEG histogram is blown-out to the pre-determined point. I agree ...
  • Sounds good, but, unfortunately, at least regarding sensor development,  I'm at that age where I have to be happy with what I've got -- the Canon 6D, whose ability to retrieve highlights seems ...
  • Thanks for your response mosswings. I think that optimizing ETTR entails knowing one's camera's capabilities -- viz., how far you can push your in-camera JPEG histogram to the right, into apparent ...
  • I may be mis-understanding what you've written here, but, given the characteristics of current sensors,  ETTR has the opposite effect of what you stated -- it maximizes exposure just short of ...
  • An acquired taste perhaps...
  • You may get more responses if you post this to the Retouching forum.
  • I have both Flickr and SmugMug accounts and find that the photos uploaded to the latter look better because I can adjust the sharpening that is applied by the site (I turn it off); with Flickr the ...
  • I don't necessarily disagree with you, but do you think the sales figures of smaller cameras over the past few years, such as mirrorless, support your interpretation?  You're talking about what ...
  • What are you seeing in the financial report, or in the recent sales figures by camera company, or by camera type, that would suggest to Canon that they should develop and market a more fully ...
  • Just curious: if you shoot Raw, why do you care about Adobe RGB, a setting which affects only JPEGS? Feel as though I'm missing something here --
  • Yes, I work with Raw exclusively. To facilitate viewing and review on my computer, I sometimes use the Raw + JPEG setting, and when I out of curiosity open a JPEG in PS my reaction invariably is: ...
  • I may be missing something in what you wrote, but sRGB and Abode RGB settings are only for JPEGS -- Raw files are in neither sRGB or Adobe RGB or ProPhoto until you select the color space when ...
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