steephill

steephill

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Joined on Sep 10, 2003

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  • A real dog bites man story if ever I heard one. Two years should bring significant technical advances these days so I don't see anything remarkable about this.
  • Speaking to real people is usually the best way to resolve problems.
  • www.amazon.com/Light-Science-Magic-Introduction-Photographic/dp/0240812255 is a good starting point. Then spend an hour or two browsing the web for food photography tips, there is a lot of good ...
  • Backup is about having extra, secure full copies of your images in a safe environment. Sharing is a more complex issue. I suggest that you separate these issues and deal with them appropriately.
  • They paid him.
  • I use PEC-12 archival photographic emulsion cleaning fluid on old prints and films but this would definitely remove the autograph too. Unless you were very careful to clean around the autograph ...
  • Shoot in Raw format mainly to allow you to adjust WB in PP. Avoid reflections from the aquarium glass as much as possible. The old style flexible rubber lens hoods are very useful in sealing off ...
  • I don't understand why this control has not been improved in LR. The functionality is clearly there but the current implementation is dreadful.
  • Thanks, I hadn't come across that method before. However having just tried it I am reminded that using any Auto function isn't always a good idea.
  • Replied in Q + 08 up close
  • Go take photos and enjoy them. Show them to your friends too, they might enjoy them. But they might not give a rat's_arse about equivalence and that is a good thing.
  • Replied in Read the manual
    That will tell you everything you need to know.
  • Given that the program reads the required info from the exif data there is no reason why it couldn't get this from Raw files too. Maybe coping with all the proprietary Raw formats makes it too big ...
  • Replied in Maybe
    This article might help www.ronbigelow.com/articles/interpolation-revisited/interpolation-revisited.html The overall conclusion us that different methods work for different images. There are many ...
  • I mainly use Vuescan which has a useful option to recover faded images. It might give you a better starting point for further PP.
  • Replied in Spend some money
    On a hardware calibration device from e.g. Spyder, ColorMunki etc. That should give you a reasonable starting point although few laptop screens are good enough in the first place. Colour and ...
  • But not at the price you want - their DA560 f5.6 is $7k. Only 3kg though if that is any consolation.
  • IE is not colour managed, neither are most Windows apps. It completely ignores that custom profile you carefully prepared and there is nothing you can do to fix it. Firefox does handle colour ...
  • Replied in Dose of reality
    Those film lenses may have been competitive at the time but that was over 20 years ago. Optical design has moved on a great deal since then. Then there is the impact of lead removal legislation ...
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