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On article Landscape Composition – Part 7: the Thing About Sky (89 comments in total)
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Sinuous Grace: #1 tip: be wealthy so you can afford to travel to remote destinations to take photos that almost take themselves...

I think that patients is really the key, as well as great composition. I doubt this photographer gets the perfect conditions needed every time he goes out, but unlike the vast majority of us, he'll wait or return multiple time.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2023 at 19:09 UTC
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mxx: I'm not a fan of Adobe, but I really wonder if this setting will lead to any harm to anybody.

More important is the use of this practice by software companies in more serious cases, like Bitdefender who automatically subscribed me to their service for an extra year because I did not untick a pre-ticked box on their website when I subscribed for one year. Imagine my surprise when an amount of money just disappeared from my account a year later. Took quite a bit of back and forth with them to recover my money.

I doubt having the setting to on would do any harm, but you never know. I went in & turned it off anyway. It's one less outfit poking around inside my computer. The worst part is they don't ask you up front if they can use it, they sneak in in when you're not looking.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2023 at 19:27 UTC
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Michiel953: But how does it look? A greenish tinge/hue struck me straightaway. Not necessarily unpleasant, just noticeable. But I'm not so good at distinguishing subtle colour hue differences.

Aerial eh?

I think you're right! It seems to have a fluorescent lighting look to it. I would like to see a Xrite Colorchecker included in a photo as a reference point. I guess it's all about how you want the photo to look!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2023 at 19:50 UTC
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PhotoMac503: What I don't get are people who choose gear/formats based on weight, then carry a couple of primes rather than one zoom. I realize it's possible for two primes to weigh less than one zoom but it doesn't seem like the rule.

There's also the durability to consider. Zooms have more to go wrong, in theory, or may have a poor design- like the Panasonic 100-400 where you don't want to use the zoom feature.

I purchased a Fuji X100F which comes with a 23mm F2.0 (35mm FF equivalent) and it's non removable. It takes a lot of getting used to, but is a really nice lens for everyday shooting and close in street photography. I use it as a travel camera as well. Best of all, you're not going to get sucked into buying an entire kit which really keeps the weight down to around 1lb, as opposed to my D4s.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2022 at 19:58 UTC
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gilloup: Hi Jason,

I think that for the export files "YYYY_MM_DD_ImageName" is a good solution, may be the easiest.
But, do you use the same organization for the import?
Thanks

I do something similar for initial intake into Lightroom, process in PS as well, export to a file on my computer as a full res jpeg, these are the ones I backup twice. I've found that after I've exported them I very rarely go back & re-process the RAW files. It would be a very different thing if I was making money with them. I've also scanned thousands of prints to digital, & i've gotta say I don't know if I've looked at any of them since, but they're all there if I need them. Just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2022 at 20:14 UTC
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4Photos: Would it not be easier to simply pain light traces on top, using Photoshop or any graphics program? Serious question.

I've found the easiest way to do traffic light trails is to shoot at or around "blue hour" and take tons of photos of the rear of cars mostly, (the red compliments the blue), & stack them in Photoshop using maximum.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2022 at 20:02 UTC
On article Photon: a Raspberry Pi-powered DIY light meter (73 comments in total)
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dr.noise: Just use the Sunny 16 rule :)

True, on a sunny / bright day, but an incident meter can save you a lot of trial & error when the sun goes down. This one is a little "clunky" but it does look like it would be a fun project, (for someone that's interested in this kind of device) to work on with a reward at the end.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2022 at 19:47 UTC
On article One Thing: The wrist strap is the killer app (280 comments in total)

I use both neck & wrist. The camera weighs in at over 5 lbs with a 24-70 on it, so it's not something you want to carry with a wrist strap all afternoon, but it's great for shorter outings especially when tripods are involved or in the studio.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2022 at 19:46 UTC as 61st comment
On article Every photo accessory you need for your new camera (98 comments in total)
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icexe: I would also recommend an L-bracket.

Jaberg, If you damage the camera because of an L plate mounted when it drops, I think you've got bigger problems to deal with. A drop that would rip the tripod socket out pretty much writes off the camera anyway. I'll leave it on!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2022 at 19:38 UTC
On article Every photo accessory you need for your new camera (98 comments in total)
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icexe: I would also recommend an L-bracket.

One other benefit of having an L bracket on full time is the possible drop protection they provide. They do add a couple of ounces to the overall weight, but in my opinion, it's a worthy trade off.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2022 at 20:01 UTC
On article One Thing: A fear of flash flirted with failure (48 comments in total)
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10 FPS: I’ll use flash when I need it, but I generally prefer using a reflector to supplement natural lighting.

A good idea for outdoor fill flash, (on people), is tape a 1/8 cto gel onto the flash & turn the flash down (start at 1/4 pwr & work up). This will add a touch of warmth to the faces rather than ugly blue associated with flash.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2022 at 20:03 UTC
On article Every photo accessory you need for your new camera (98 comments in total)
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icexe: I would also recommend an L-bracket.

I use an L bracket so often that I don't even take it off the camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2022 at 19:47 UTC
On article Every photo accessory you need for your new camera (98 comments in total)
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4sirh: Can someone give me a ballpark number on how big is the photo and video accessory market in comparison with the camera market in terms of sales and revenue? I suspect it might surpass the lens market.

I think it's kinda like buying a goldfish for a pet, the fish might cost you 2 bucks, but the fishbowl, aerator, little castles lights etc is where they get you. All of a sudden you've spent $100.00 on that 2 dollar fish!

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2022 at 19:44 UTC

These cameras kind of miss an important point as well, they really need to make them smaller and mount them in somewhere the middle of the screen (or adjustable) so you can have eye contact. It might be a pain looking around it, but with all the "spy" cameras out there, I would think it should be do-able. Oh,.....and people need to invest in a decent mic if they can afford it.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2022 at 23:55 UTC as 18th comment
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fcracer: This camera deserves to be sold out. It’s an incredible piece of engineering and execution brilliance. The cleverly integrated tilt screen alone is worth the upgrade over previous models.

I gotta agree with you, that tilt screen would be a wonderful thing to have on my X100F. I'm too cheap to replace the camera at this time, so I'll just have to live with it!

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2022 at 19:40 UTC
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h815L: a great option to leave adobe ps. stop supporting such a horrible company.

In the early years, tons of people didn't actually pay for Photoshop, as there were so many pirated copies around. Well, the subscription has probably solved that problem, as well as making Photoshop more appealing price-wise, $9.99 / mo instead of $750.00 for (PS only).

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2022 at 21:46 UTC
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h815L: a great option to leave adobe ps. stop supporting such a horrible company.

Just out of curiosity what makes Adobe such a horrible company? It it the fact that they want to be payed for their R&D which seems to have made them the benchmark company that everyone compares software to, or is it the included updates to the tools, making them better all the time? For me, that ten bucks a month subscription works out to be one of the best investments, after a decent camera & lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2022 at 19:18 UTC
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phouphou: coming from LR 5.7 i did get a Capture One 20 perpetual license (for Sony) when it was on sale for about what a one year subscrption costs for lightroom classic. Just cant justify spending $10 a month when i dont even use it more than a few times every month.

Didnt find open source to work well enough for me, but got used to C1 over the years and i find it has some tools that are even better than in LR (color grading, skin color).

$10.00 per mo is still pretty cheap! I imagine most of the people using this site have spent thousands of dollars on their gear, so the $10 per mo probably becomes the cheapest part of the whole picture (pardon the pun), and will do a whole lot more for their photos than most of the accessories they've already purchased. It does take an investment in time to learn it however!

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2022 at 20:04 UTC

I think the art department kinda screwed the last example up by not paying attention to the direction of light. It really looks faked with the actual lighting from the lower left, and the fake one from behind, (in the clouds). Oops!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2022 at 18:34 UTC as 24th comment | 7 replies

I can only imagine how much some of this glass costs! There are sure a lot of dedicated & creative people out there! Great shots guys!

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2022 at 19:06 UTC as 30th comment
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