Scott Vail

Lives in United States CO, United States
Joined on Dec 11, 2009

Scott Vail's recent activity

  • Just curious as to how sharpening your post processing skills is related to the purchase of different (and new) camera body?  Perhaps I'm wrong, but aren't these mutually exclusive? Personally, I ...
  • Replied in President
    Interesting retouch...  Technically, well done. Politically, probably inappropriate. Scott
  • Perspective Warp may have been the better choice of tools. Scott
  • Not a Lightroom user.  Photomatix for a pseudo HDR using your RAW image.  Desaturated the sky, and thought I'd straightened the horizon.  Though, it wouldn't appear as such.  Cropped a bit from ...
  • I'm not familiar with the Canon D6..  I'm a Nikon guy, so forgive me for my ignorance. Scott
  • These are great!!  What else might you have in the cupboard?  Flatbread?  Naan? Bagels? Maybe a side of linguini? Scott
  • "Normal" folks wouldn't have noticed, but since it was mentioned... "Snoops" like Sabrina81 pay attention to detail...  ;)  Nothing gets by the scrutiny of a watchful eye. As for a different crop ...
  • AF Fine-Tune in the user's guide.  I'm not sure it's recommended but it might worth a try.  You may find it on page 380 of the manual. Scott
  • Practice and playing with the "tools" available. It's not necessarily intuitive when clone stamp or the spot/healing brush is the appropriate tool.  It's a matter of what you're comfortable with ...
  • Replied in Take a look...
    Focus lock, recompose doesn't necessarily mean the camera focuses on a new point.  Check the settings, Single vs. Continuous.  I don't have the D810 and it may be a custom setting.  Read: not on ...
  • Replied in Take a look...
    What you're going for is the appearance of a well-balanced image with the use of artificial fill light, and ambient light. Without the obvious and often obtrusive use of fill. In my opinion, ...
  • An ideal model moves around quite bit, stopping momentarily, for "the pose". My recommendation, shoot her sister. <tongue in cheek>  My critique: the lighting is balanced, assuming flash fill, and ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Cowboy Kiss
    Placed 29th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Sprint to the Finish
    National Western Stock Show Finals
    Placed 6th in the challenge. National Western Stock Show Finals
  • That's a good point..  shooting RAW provides for a great deal of latitude in post.  Or, you have the opportunity of a pseudo HDR image from a single RAW image.  Agree about the fisheye.  Sometimes ...
  • Greg - in my opinion, bracketing by 2 stops is far more than necessary.  Depending upon the contrast, in most cases 1 stop is even more than required .  In the example below, I've chosen a 1/3 ...
  • Replied in f18, DOF...
    The image posted was shot with a D2x, long before the advent of higher ISO sensors that yielded images without excessive noise.  I was working within the confines of technology, of the time.  I ...
  • Replied in f18, DOF...
    With my technique, it's obvious that the background is dark.  So, the typical wingbeat of a hummingbird averages about 80/second.  I have not tried 1/1000 sec shutter speed, without artificial ...
  • Replied in f18, DOF...
    John, You're shared some very nice work..  Following this, I've done some work similar to what you describe for you your set.  Freezing the motion is typically done with shutter speed -- ...
  • SSD may be well worth consideration.  With an external enclosure for additional storage since 1TB of solid state is pricey. Scott
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