Mark Scott Abeln

Mark Scott Abeln

Lives in United States Washington, MO, United States
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Joined on Jan 1, 2008

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  • Time is money. I can see some very well-off clientele who may be willing to wait, while the lens elements age like a fine bottle of wine!
  • Replied in A warmer photo
    See pages 127 and 128 in your manual: http://download.nikonimglib.com/archive2/E7vrv00ZwHJt02sHgtZ15XIHOb30/D3300RM_(En)03.pdf "Increase amber" will warm up your images.
  • I'm going to assume that the raw file will be flat without any hint of curvature. The curvature as delivered by the lens will be precisely canceled by the curvature of the sensor. You'll get a ...
  • I suspect this is due to a sensor attribute which only becomes visible under certain conditions. It may very well be present all off the time, but only visible occasionally, such as with long ...
  • Replied in A warmer photo
    What camera do you own? Many cameras offer features that allow you to change the white balance of the camera, giving you the ability to put a warm or cool color cast on the image. As others ...
  • Half the cerebral cortex is involved in image processing.
  • It depends on the camera's sensor size, so no ISO recommendation will work for all cameras.
  • I have a D750 and noise is not much of an issue with me. The OP, I think, has a tiny sensor camera. Of course, that leads to another solution to the problem, albeit an expensive and heavy solution :-(
  • I do all of the time; lifting shadows is one of my standard raw edits, and my camera is set to Auto ISO most of the time. But the OP was wondering how to avoid noisy-looking images, and I just made ...
  • But it will make the noise more visible. Agreed. I'd also add avoiding brightening the image in post-processing, for the reason given above.
  • Replied in A common example
    Animal and human eyes have curved sensors and low element-count lenses, yet my view appears to be rectilinear. Lines that are straight in real life appear to be straight to my eye.
  • Because motion blurs away many ills. 35 mm film is still used, and it was the most common size used, but it's frame size is less than full-frame, and high-end digital cinema cameras use less-than ...
  • Does materials science attract many bright students these days? An alternative is extending cooling time. A cool down period of a year has been used, but that's kind of hard to justify to management.
  • I've done manual blending doing layers, and it isn't easy blending at high-contrast edges. It helps to blur the masks a bit, but this can introduce halos in the image.
  • I'd assume that in most cases, the image would be corrected to rectilinear.
  • Sometimes you'll be really surprised right at sunset! The sun just might peek out under the cloud deck and the colors can be glorious.
  • It is different, and it is automatic.
  • Those were really good. If I am purposefully going out and taking monochrome images, I'll usually set my camera to monochrome mode so as to get a good impression on the camera's back screen, but I ...
  • I use Photoshop although Lightroom should be adequate too. In Photoshop, I use the Black and White tool, which allows me to select the relative brightness of various color ranges. But the real ...
  • That's going to be tough. Another issue is that a clinically sharp macro lens might not be the best lens for portraiture, where a bit of softness might be desirable. But you are fortunate that your ...
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