philzucker

philzucker

Lives in Germany Germany
Has a website at photosan.smugmug.com
Joined on May 18, 2005

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  • Replied in Tulips
    Thanks a lot - much appreciated! :-) Phil
  • Replied in Tulips
    Hi, Jens! Thanks! Studio gear is new to me and quite fascinating. Using it sure feels like learning everything about photography from a completely new angle. Back to square one ... And hey, great ...
  • Replied in group photo CC
    There has been some helpful advice in this thread already, but I'd like to point out another thing: the lighting itself is problematic IMO. Looking at the catchlights in the eyes you see up to ...
  • Replied in Talisker, I
    Wonderful picture. I've been on Skye ages ago, and liked it very much. You picture brought back good memories. Even if I didn't take any pictures there as nice as yours. :) Well done indeed - and ...
  • Replied in Tulips
    Thanks very much, Dean! Well, I gave the picture to here, and she definitely liked it. The flowers themselves have another history: I gave some spare wooden boxes away for free, a colleague of my ...
  • Replied in Tulips
    Thanks, Joe - much appreciated! Phil
  • Replied in @mxx
    Aptly put. ;-) Thanks very much for looking and for your comment! Phil
  • Replied in @Rene
    Thanks, Rene. The light coming from the side made the details and fine structures pop out. Took me some time to find that setup. Glad you like it! Phil
  • Replied in Tulips
    Thanks! I rearranged them a couple of times until they looked good to me. Now I understand why it did. Thanks for pointing it out! :-) Glad to - you're welcome, Bob. Thanks for looking and for your ...
  • Created photo thread Bouquet of tulips
    APS-C camera, lens at 55mm, f10, 1/125s, ISO 80. Single studio flash, standard reflector with 30 degree grid - from the left. Silver reflector on the right aimed at the flowers. Background cloth ...
  • Created photo thread Tulips
    A bouquet of tulips: K5-II with Tamron 28-75@55mm, f10, 1/125s, ISO 80. Single studio flash, standard reflector with 30 degree grid, from the left. Silver reflector on the right aimed at the flowers. ...
  • It's not lens distortion causing the problem here, but simple the standard geometric "distortion" or rendering of a rectilinear lens. But you already found the right tool in CS5. I tried the same ...
  • Thanks Doug, for your kind words. And all the best to you! Phil
  • Yeah, only part of the room, but should be good enough for portraits and stuff. Used that room with white walls and ceiling before, but now want to get more control over lighting & light. Thanks, Dean!
  • Thanks, Cameron! Won't exclude that ... :) Thanks for the suggestion, Cameron. Had a short look and sure looks interesting - and great that public libraries offer access to it. Phil
  • Nice one, Arijit! Now I have to try my DA10-17 for birding sometime ... :-) Phil
  • Have some time right now, so started to experiment a little bit with my new mini studio. Painted the corner of a basement room black (including the ceiling) to get as little stray light as ...
  • Indeed, they are, aren't they? ;-) Thanks for looking and for your kind words - and for identifying the greylag goose. My friend thought it was one, but I said "Hey, look at its brown plumage, it ...
  • Thanks, Dean! Yes, am quite satisfied with my new (used) lens. :-)
  • Thanks very much, Jack! Hadn't much time, and sure wanted to get more birds in flight kind of pics - but they mostly flew behind those branches like the parakeet did. Hope to catch some geese in ...
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