richardplondon

richardplondon

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Joined on Nov 4, 2005

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  • Replied in @ Bob Janes !
    Sure. But when your choices are: mounted on a standard tripod (without pano rig), or hand-held, it is often possible to do better with hand-held. You can more easily rotate both camera and lens, ...
  • I'll recommend, don't be too proud to go really low tech ;) . Start from a face cropped the way you want it, in LR, inside the Crop function. Measure physically on your monitor, or else make four ...
  • Not yet mentioned I think: if shooting deliberately "wider than wanted" with the intention of cropping back to the desired subject later, the issues of subject focus, Auto WB and Auto exposure must ...
  • Overlaying layers in Photoshop, a perhaps more straightforward alternative is to lower the opacity of the front layer, so the layer behind shows through partly. Then you can use Free Transform, ...
  • It's just one option, which happens to be ready to go. If you are syncing selected photos to Adobe cloud storage, I believe there are also ways to make and share a direct link to a folder of ...
  • To be clear Lightroom CC is a different thing than Lightroom Mobile. The new Lightroom CC (cloud editor) is an alternative to Lightroom Classic (desktop editor), One should commit to one OR the ...
  • If you never make use of Collections in LR, and if you don't make any virtual copies, or proof copies, then it won't matter to you that these things are not stored in the XMP. And that would be ...
  • (It is not possible to set Lightroom to only use sidecar files: the Catalog always holds everything. If you opt to have sidecar files that's additional - and partial.) Organisationally, ...
  • Assuming current LR will work OK on your system, you have a free choice of which LR to use. Note that sending from LR to PS does not work 'better' when using contemporaneous versions, except that: ...
  • This form of HDR merge sits in a different kind of workflow intention than the more usual sort does. It is not straightforward to compare the options available, nor the processing tactics arising. ...
  • Sony V1. It had some interesting features, including an IR mode and amazing laser pattern lightshow for AF illumination. TIFF output option, but this was merely a JPG saved differently. And the ...
  • Replied in Sorry, but
    I've got it! How about "primate"? No, wait...
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  • In my opinion, it's worth taking a look at www.shorpy.com for examples of effectively processed vintage photography scans. The trick is to retain the feeling of an old photo, and its distinctive ...
  • Yes, you're right. I use 60 to 80 in Lightroom. Sorry for any confusion. Quite, and I've never encountered a JPG usage requiring quality above 10. Few requiring over 8. If it's fine text or ...
  • You will need to set a reduced pixel resolution (in Resize panel). Say, try 1600 pixels wide / high. Making JPGs is all about finding the most effective compromise between resolution and ...
  • I had to look him up. Picasso certainly demonstrated ample talent and technical skills to do something very similar (though his creative path did not involve it). I have the impression von Menzel ...
  • As always, "realistic" has a huge problem of definition. Artists have for many centuries managed to make drawings in monotone, or even in line alone, which we have no difficulty in declaring either ...
  • Same as with anything else one can do to, or with, or from a photo. Cropping, sharpening, saturation, even some kinds of lighting or composition. Or in a portrait the makeup or the pose ...
  • Lifting shadows (or lowering highlights), or otherwise altering contrast in the other direction,  is a practical necessity with digital cameras in practice. We want our photos to at least refer to ...
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