Acmespaceship

Acmespaceship

Lives in United States Chicago, United States
Joined on Feb 18, 2013

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  • Way back when we were running VisiCalc on Apple II computers, my coworkers would debate the relative merits and risks of proprietary software vs open standards. This is the same conversation again. ...
  • Such a cutie.
  • Zenpmd, what's your operating system?  Darktable is a fine LR alternative for Mac and Linux.  If you're on Windows, look at RawTherapee and Photivo.  Photivo is so complex it frightens me (and I ...
  • Might as well spend some time exploring the capabilities of the software you already have, before trying to decide what to buy next. Don't forget there are many excellent open-source programs for ...
  • A shot that's beyond rescue as a photo might be acceptable as a "painting."  I'm using FotoSketcher, but there's lots of other software you could play with. Some like an understated color palette A ...
  • It could be worse; it could be raining.
  • Thanks for the play. We're buried under snow and ice in Chicago; dreaming of daffodils!
  • What PP software are you using?  Try increasing the mid-tone contrast.  That's a good starting point when you want more punch.  I do think you'll want to mask the dog; awfully hard to get ideal ...
  • Even if you are not interested in using Google's web storage, the Picasa program you download and install on your PC is very good at organizing and tagging photos. It doesn't handle RAW editing, ...
  • This photo has good provenance.  Still, a good historian, like a good scientist, takes nothing for granted.  If something in a photo looks wrong, it's important to check it out.  In this case, ...
  • How can you know it's "one of the most historic photographs" if you don't examine the details to confirm its authenticity?  You can go ahead and appreciate the photo on a purely aesthetic basis if ...
  • Toned down the sharpening and saturation a bit.  I don't have the heart to remove the glowing green alien yarn -- it's part of the epic battle. In fact, it's a battle worthy of pulp fiction.  ...
  • My try: A couple of noise reduction filters, highpass sharpening to bring back some detail, dodging & burning for contrast on her eyes.  Added some glow and warmed up the skin tones.
  • That's a good question, it sounds like you're doing everything right.  Check to make sure: (1) You have no active selection (Select-None). (1) You've selected ...
  • LOL Gladly, I'll substitute "Making parents comfortable." I can't provide links to any scientific research about this because I've never looked into it. I am content to apply the first rule of risk ...
  • Now people, lets get our priorities in order.  What is more important: 1.  Baby's comfort and long-term health. 2.  My precious photographs. Obviously, as a member of the DPR forums, I believe my ...
  • Then bring the DSLR with you.  Just because lots of people are satisfied with the iPhone camera, that doesn't mean you have to settle for it.  Do what makes you happy.  Invest in a better case and ...
  • Not necessarily better, just different.  I was making the point that subtle dodging can make up for the lack of fill flash or a reflector.  My goal was to bring out the subjects' faces, as if ...
  • I'm learning a lot, too.  Thanks for starting this thread. I am not sure reflectors and fill flash would be the right answer in this particular situation.  As an occasional re-enactor myself, I ...
  • I can see why the lack of a hotshoe is a problem for people who want to make the GM1 their only camera.  But you have other m4/3 bodies, right?  If you're carrying an external flash unit, you ...
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