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comment How can I make this image appear OK on an average monitor?
She looks like she is lacking quite a bit of contrast. I would bump that up a bit, bring out some more vibrancy in the shot.
Nov
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answered Is there a way to search by aspect ratio in Lightroom?
Nov
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answered How do you change from portrait to landscape in Lightroom?
Nov
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comment Can anyone suggest books/resources on the artistic side of photography?
This should really be community wiki. I hate to convert it while ltn100 has so little rep, though. I may convert it later.
Nov
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answered What are your best tips, tricks or formulas for Lightroom's Smart Collections?
Nov
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revised Can anyone suggest books/resources on the artistic side of photography?
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answered Can anyone suggest books/resources on the artistic side of photography?
Nov
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answered List of Adobe Lightroom resources
Nov
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comment What DPI should I resize my image to for best printing quality?
@mattdm: Indeed. There is also a TERRIBLE tradition of referring to printed pixels as "DPI", which is an incredibly misleading figure. I can't begin to count how many times I've seen numbers like 360dpi and 720dpi thrown around supposedly "professional" printing forums, when in reality DPI for common photographic works is usually in the range of 4800-9600dpi, but resolution is only 600ppi. Its created a huge mess regarding printing, and the reason why I decided to write my own articles to correct the issue.
Nov
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comment How can I make this image appear OK on an average monitor?
Keep in mind, the sample edits were all done with 100% automatic settings. The results are a little cool, and could probably use some slight warming. The intense green tint is gone, though, and the overly reddish hue is also gone. Usually, automatic only gets you 90% of the way there...some fine tuning is usually necessary to get perfect results.
Nov
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comment Is it wise to use polarizing filters with wide-angle lenses?
Both cause it...by "circular effect" I just meant the shape of the darkened area of the sky.
Nov
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comment Is it wise to use polarizing filters with wide-angle lenses?
I guess it is a matter of taste. The sail boat image isn't too bad, partly because of the complexity of the sky with the sails in front. I can really see the circular effect in the lower image, though.
Nov
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comment How can dynamic-range be larger than sensor bit-depth?
Technically speaking, a sensor does "quantize" light into specific, physically limited "buckets". If we assume a 12-bit RAW image, there are 4096 discrete "quanta" that you can 'discretize' into. Where as discretize would mean that you could concert a real space into a variable number of discreet spaces, with a sensor, the discrete space is fixed, and there are only 4096 specific discrete values you could convert the analog space into. It may be a moot point, but I do think quantize is more applicable here. ;)
Nov
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comment What type of digital camera should a novice get?
Hi User2121, and welcome to Photo.SE. It would be very helpful if you could be much more specific about your need and your situation. As rm999 stated, what each individual considers "cheap" is extremely subjective.
Nov
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comment What DPI should I resize my image to for best printing quality?
I keep adding to it. ;) I have another answer coming up soon that covers whether you should resize to the printer's native resolution (or multiple thereof) or let the software/printer decide for you.
Nov
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answered What resources can help a new photographer with terminology and concepts?
Nov
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answered Is it wise to use polarizing filters with wide-angle lenses?
Nov
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comment How can dynamic-range be larger than sensor bit-depth?
@John: Agreed. CinC is a great site, and very well written at a level that is useful to both beginners and experienced photographers. Thats a difficult thing to do.
Nov
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answered How can I make this image appear OK on an average monitor?