billythek

billythek

Lives in United States Austin, United States
Joined on Oct 19, 2010

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  • First thing I do is to go through the pictures and give them star ratings, and also cull the outright rejects right away.  Then I can filter based on star rating.  I also have a smart collection ...
  • No experience with this plate, but I don't like the rubber pad surface method of mounting. I had a plate like that before and it had a tendency to twist. I much prefer a plate that is custom ...
  • The previous most expensive photo had a LOT more post-processing done on it than anything Lik has done. -- - Bill
  • By now, it's likely the IRS has been alerted to this reported $6.5M sale. If he didn't actually find a buyer to pay that, and the money came from his own pocket, he may find it expensive publicity ...
  • Sorry to hear you've been ill. That is very bizarre looking in PN.  You should send it to them.  Even if I turn off all the color correction and enhancement, it still looks strange.  It looks like ...
  • It is not as automatic in DxO as in Lightroom, but it is more controllable. You just need to play with it more to figure it out. Yes, watching a tutorial might help. -- - Bill
  • For high noise situations, like using high ISO, I haven't found anything better than DxO PRIME. Most of these programs have free trial periods, so you really should try them out and decide for ...
  • ACR in Photoshop and Lightroom have essentially identical capabilities. -- - Bill
  • Monopod or tripod is not necessary unless you are shooting video. The main problem is the performer is moving, so you need to keep the shutter speed up to eliminate motion blur. If the shutter ...
  • I don't recall all the details of how the Nik registration/activation works, but I'm sure you can move it to a new machine if you upgrade. I've done it a couple times. -- - Bill
  • I don't think anyone knows the answer to the second question, or even if there will be a future version at all, but when they added the analog Efex module, and updated it, it was all free if you ...
  • Here's my take on it.
  • Can you provide a dropbox link to the RAW file?  I'd like to see this for myself.
  • You can consider the current price as being on sale all the time.  It was quite a bit more expensive before Google bought them. That said, I found a 15% off coupon when I bought my copy, but that ...
  • If you google "Instagram LR presets" you should get some hits. Don't know how accurate they are, but they are out there. -- - Bill
  • Replied in Sunset skyline
    OK, here's my try using DxO 10:
  • DxO 10 is the first version to read DNG files that weren't generated in-camera. So your plan to move to DxO 8 wont work. -- - Bill
  • Apples and oranges. If you consider just the film emulation part, film pack wins hands down. But Nik is much more than that. There is room for both, at least in my flow. -- - Bill
  • Probably most photographers with post-processing experience would look at that and say it is over-cooked.  However, it is not always a bad thing to over-cook something, in my opinion.  If you look ...
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