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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  • You are welcome. In my experience, this is an exercise that probably doesn’t need to be done too many times until the point is understood.
  • http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses
  • Replied in T-stop
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-number#T-stop
  • As Leonard said, you need to have a compelling subject. You can then use the fog to set a mood:
  • Try this technique: (1) Find a subject that you find interesting. (2) Turn around. With a pen and paper, quickly draw a sketch of the subject. It doesn’t have to ...
  • Replied in Example edit
    Cute kids!  Looks like they are having a lot of fun. You captured the moment and their joy. Here I discarded the noisy blue color channel, and converted what was left into monochrome. I brightened ...
  • You can always brighten your photo after the fact on the computer, perhaps with the software that came with your camera, or using one of many free or inexpensive but good packages available. This ...
  • Replied in Hmmmm
    Right now I’m running Raspbian (a Debian fork) on a Raspberry Pi but it supports other OSes as well. It looks like both Gwenview and geeqie are supported! Thank you very much.
  • By the way, what you want to do sounds exciting! Hereabouts, the only major bodies of water — the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers — are so turbid that underwater photography is close to impossible.
  • Indeed. In that case, I’d start my search in seeing what good, functional, cost-effective underwater housings are available, and then consider the cameras that are supported by them. You might find ...
  • Replied in Hmmmm
    I’m looking for something that will start a full-screen slideshow upon boot on the attached HDMI monitor.  While I’ve been using Linux/Unix for decades, I’m not up-to-date on the current window ...
  • The camera adds 10 or 30 lbs. That’s been a truism for as long as I can remember. Seeing a person in real life, you see much of what makes them themselves and much of this is lost on a static image ...
  • I wouldn’t use a FF Nikon for surf or underwater photography unless I was getting paid for it, with an extra budget for the underwater housing and full insurance coverage on gear replacement. For ...
  • Created discussions Slideshow software?
    I’d like to get or make some slideshow software — something very simple, and running on a cheap Linux single-board computer like a Raspberry Pi, which would be easy to hide behind a screen and ...
  • Replied in Water drop?
    I don’t see it. I enlarged it to 100% and still don’t see it.
  • It’s from Sony but it isn’t cheap. http://store.sony.com/full-frame-mirrorless-camera-zid27-ILCE7M2/B/cat-27-catid-all-alpha-pro-capability There is a recent trend in photography for retro-body ...
  • I almost always shoot raw, and so therefore at full resolution. The large size of 4608x3456 is your resolution: the number of pixels along each edge of your image, where a pixel is a single block ...
  • If by ‘viewfinder’ you mean the camera back electronic display — and not the optical viewfinder above it — then you change the data displayed by pressing the rocker switch to the right of it. ...
  • Portrait photography has its difficulties. Photographing women… well… The first thing that strikes me about your photograph versus hers is that in your photo, her face and arms look fat compared to ...
  • Replied in New-ish to B&W
    You have some nice shots, and some are quite striking. Well, I don’t set up shots, but I do try to find those scenes where color is not particularly important and where there is a great tonal range ...
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