Mark Scott Abeln

Mark Scott Abeln

Lives in United States Saint Louis, MO, United States
Works as a Media
Joined on Jan 1, 2008

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  • Thanks! Just what I needed.
  • The leaves are backlit, apparently by the sun, and so yes, they are going to very bright. The same leaves photographed during an overcast day will be dull and not very colorful. Although ...
  • Replied in $0.02 worth
    Well if you are interested in monochrome photography, you might get good results by deleting the blue channel, or maybe just keeping the green channel. But now that you mention it, perhaps if you ...
  • Well, I’m kind of looking for something much more portable — pocket sized or maybe something that I can hang off my belt. But the Selphy looks interesting: I just looked it up and saw that there is ...
  • High quality lenses may have better performance, for a price. Your camera already incorporates filters to cut the IR and UV. I wouldn’t bother with getting a filter on the lens, which will harm ...
  • No, it isn’t a little darker than outside, unless sunlight is pouring into the room, it is much darker, and even then, the room will be missing the great blue fill-in light from the sky. Eyes tend ...
  • Replied in Soft colors
    You can download a trial version of this: http://www.dxo.com/intl/photography/photo-software/dxo-filmpack This does film emulation and will definitely get you a retro look or film look. If you ...
  • Created discussions Pocket printer?
    I’m looking for a small, battery powered printer that I can use to hand out prints to folks as a fun item for parties and get-togethers and so forth. I’m not looking for quality, but rather more ...
  • Replied in Soft colors
    Soft colors? Maybe slightly desaturation? There are film emulation plug-ins for Lightroom.
  • That is a matter of composition and an appealing subject. One of the big mistakes a lot of beginners make is having way too much within the frame (especially in landscape photos), which is why it ...
  • As others have mentioned, you need to turn down the brightness of the monitor. Is the brightest white on your monitor equal in intensity to the brightest white on your prints? If not, your prints ...
  • Replied in Router problems?
    I’m not familiar with the product and its software, but maybe I can give you some general advice. How far away is your Apple TV from your wireless router? Now it is entirely possible that nearby ...
  • Well can you tell if an image is digital by looking at it on a computer monitor? Digital images have a hard cut-off on exposure, with obvious hue shifts as one channel after another becomes saturated.
  • Objectively, you can see if a JPEG is over or underexposed by examining its histograms: there are three, one each for red, green, and blue, and if any one of them approaches either bound, then the ...
  • As others have mentioned, your monitor is likely too bright. You might be interested in this article on the subject: An Expensive and a Free Way of Matching Screen and Print .
  • Shooting raw won’t allow you to change focus. As others have mentioned, sharpening is the way to make a photo appear to be sharper. I’ve tried Photoshop’s de-blurring feature and never have been ...
  • I often use ProPhoto while editing, but you have to be very, very careful to convert the image to sRGB if you are going to display an image on the Internet, share it with anyone, or get it printed ...
  • Also, use the embedded profile . Don’t discard it.
  • Replied in Snow is blue!
    Eh, automatic white balance in cameras is iffy and not particularly consistent or reliable, and there are lots of methods and ad hoc techniques for doing the white balance which give different ...
  • Yes, that is a problem, which is why folks recommend using a zoom lens :-D Normally when I go out shooting, I’ll select one particular lens to use for the day and just work with it. If I’m not ...
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