saltydogstudios

Lives in United States New York, NY, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on May 2, 2018

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  • Here's a picture I found on the internet. Note the 1:1 markers. Here it is with 3:2 framelines drawn in - as you can see, the actual framelines are 4:3 not 3:2. I've checked and the photo I found ...
  • Sounds like you do ETTR - try to maximize the data on the sensor/in the RAW file for maximum latitude in post. I do the opposite - expose for the amount of light hitting the subject rather than for ...
  • You could have also used a split neutral density filter to darken the upper half of the scene while retaining shadow detail in the lower half of the scene. I get it - the camera you have with you ...
  • Reminds me of a scene from the Bill Cunningham movie where he's in the front row on a fashion show for one of the big houses - in his typical blue jacket, and he's taking photos of the models ...
  • This. Though I never got used to the 28mm focal length & would much prefer 35mm. The RX1 would be attractive to me if it wasn't so... "fly by wire" (and so expensive - I wouldn't want to pay that ...
  • Yeah, I was thinking that - the nearest (no pun intended) analog to film PP vs digital PP is, well, the experience of shooting film itself. Having to nail the exposure without the aid of a rear ...
  • Interesting if true. Ricoh knows their users especially will enjoy a nice fine grain at high ISO especially in monochrome. I do suspect that in this case "original" means "novel" or "new". A GR ...
  • Now if only it will focus when it's dark enough to need ISO 1,000,000,000,000,∞∞∞
  • For me, on a typical shoot, I'd take ~1000 shots, and that's if things are going good. Any given "look" (outfit/makeup/lighting/location/concept) - depending anywhere between 50 and 200 shots. ...
  • Ansel took meticulous notes on every exposure. Because he shot large format, he could push/pull process any individual frame. Darkroom development is not at all like digital post processing in one ...
  • I just read James Gleick's excellent book "Chaos". He defines Chaos as "sensitive dependence on initial conditions" - meaning minor changes to the input lead to major changes to the output. It ...
  • Yes, I have direct experience with that. As you move from Highlight to Midtone to Shadow (almost typed "midtown" there lol) - in that transition from Midtone to Shadow the color matrix degrades and ...
  • When I was a young photographer w/o good enough (digital) equipment and I was experimenting and "finding my voice" I did tons of post processing. Now I prefer to do as little post processing as ...
  • I mostly use it for studio work w/ strobes so M mode. For natural light, assuming I'm not being critical about exposure and also shooting in M, then usually I'll shot all my cameras in A mode. Part ...
  • This is correct. It would (like any viewfinder) have parallax error as well. You don't use it for precise framing, you use it to get approximate framing and I guess to save batteries. I've never ...
  • If you like 35mm+, 28mm is hard to get used to - it's roughly the same as your cell phone. A Sony RX1 may be an (expensive) upgrade to the X100F if you like 35mm.
  • I have in the past & always ended up in a bit of a labrynth. Most calibration software pushes one or another color too far beyond the bounds of what a monitor can display. I've settled on "colors ...
  • OK final post on this (especially since this isn't the Fuji forum) - but people wonder why the Fuji files get "wormies" when they're sharpened. Look at how the (inset) Fuji X-Trans rendering turns ...
  • OK so I mentioned in the previous post that I think Fuji's sharpening algorithms let it down when it comes to sharpness - so here's the Fuji run through Raw Therapee. As I expected - this is ...
  • Thanks - I intended to shoot at f/5.6 but nailed the exposure early on with f/8 and got lazy...
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