Mark Scott Abeln

Lives in United States Washington, MO, United States
Works as a Media
Joined on Jan 1, 2008

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  • That's the answer! This is a useful trick for portrait photography too. It might be helpful to put the statuette on a higher surface so as to get a better working height for the camera. Stepping ...
  • I know there are standard code libraries for manipulating TIFFs. All the hard work has already been done by good programmers, and so adding TIFF support to a program is relatively easy; the same ...
  • PSD is an Adobe proprietary image file format, while TIFFs are largely standardized and supported by many software makers. TIFF files are enormous! Do you have a really good reason to use those ...
  • Replied in Framing
    Well, I learned the "fill the frame with your subject" rule a long time ago, and I actually had to unlearn it slightly. When I started getting my photos in print, my publisher liked to crop my ...
  • Replied in Try this
    Use the Camera Standard profile (or any of the Camera profiles instead of Adobe Standard). Try boosting contrast and saturation a bit if the images are lackluster. You can set Lightroom to apply ...
  • Replied in Framing
    I'm not so sure that it would be a good method of learning framing . It might be useful for composition. Framing specifically has to do with the relationship of the subject to the edges of the ...
  • The ability to edit in a 32 bit linear color space. This is fairly important when  downsampling an image, as it does not change the overall tonality of the image, and it is by far the best ...
  • I can't comment on C1 although I do know that it is highly regarded. Where Adobe Camera Raw excels is in its speed: many other packages are rather slow by comparison. However, it (perhaps ...
  • The Lens Correction tool in Photoshop can do this; I just tried it. You may have to go into the settings of the tool, and unselect the option that tells it to match the camera model to image size.
  • Looks like an application of 'local contrast enhancement' or tone mapping. Detail is enhanced and color saturation increased.
  • Replied in Why downsize?
    Sharpening and noise reduction are two processes that are largely output dependent. That is, if I know for a fact that viewers will be looking at the image at 1000 pixels across, like on a ...
  • Croppimg is simply removing unwanted parts of your image: there should be no quality loss if you just cut away the left and right sides of the image, as those sides add nothing to the image, ...
  • Replied in The look
    Cinematography is very expensive. Purchasing, developing, and scanning film might cost something on the order of hundreds of dollars per minute, while camera rentals might be thousands of dollars ...
  • 12 gauge, tight choke, non-lead shot. Be sure you have it sighted in well. Sorry. American humor. 200 to 300 mm on APS-C and FF works well for typical pond ducks and geese on the water who aren't ...
  • Depth of field is what I'm thinking of. I frequently use f/56 (with lots of sharpening in post!) when shooting with APS-C with my 55mm. That lens is too short to be usable with my FF.
  • I suspect that doing only a monitor profile, and not a calibration, will give me a larger gamut. My question, is will this cause consequences with other applications besides Photoshop?
  • Well, the image is somewhat underexposed, with very little highlight detail. A contrast curve, while tending to flatten both highlights and shadows, would expand the midtones and that is probably ...
  • That depends largely on what white balance it is set for. For example, when I do the calibration, the display goes from a blue coloration to a more neutral one, but it is considerably darker. ...
  • Created discussion thread Monitor profile versus calibrate
    I recently picked up a used laptop computer, a bargain, that is exceptionally high performance but has a lousy monitor. A problem is that it has a rather poor color gamut once I calibrate it. I was ...
  • Replied in Contrast
    Usually, contrast is applied as an S-curve, which starts rather flat in the shadows, becomes steep in the midtones, and then flattens out again in the highlights. Whenever you boost contrast in ...
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