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Jan
7
comment How can this brightly colored yet gentle pastel-color effect be achieved?
"simply be obtained by changing some sliders on lightroom". you could also say that going to the moon can simply be achieved by pressing some buttons in the rocket :)
Jan
6
comment How can this brightly colored yet gentle pastel-color effect be achieved?
awesome thanks @mattdm! can't wait to get home and try this.
Dec
5
comment automatically process raw files
right now i use the photoshop raw importer first (adjust basic stuff like brightness, blacks, contrast clarity, followed by photoshop to maybe add a new layer and use some overlays.. (actually that last step could be handled by the initial importer because a lot of the similar feel can be achieved by those sliders). i have used lightroom for a few hours, and i thought the layout was a bit easier.. but it would still be painful to process a few hundred photos..
May
26
comment How do you predict the weather for great photo opportunities?
one more reason to quit my day job :)
Mar
13
comment At what shutter speed threshold does a tripod start to matter?
thank so much, this is very enlightening! i'm reading the article you referenced now. but i have to admit, quite a few of the blurry shots i took were at or above the 1/focal_length rule. in your example, were they all shot at 1/40? how come some are more blurry?
Mar
12
comment At what shutter speed threshold does a tripod start to matter?
good point. corrected that, thanks
Nov
30
comment Why are my printed photos coming out smudged and crazy looking?
thanks! i also noticed now that printing on glossy paper looks like crap.. i guess my printer is now configured for luster and that's why?
Nov
28
comment Why are my printed photos coming out smudged and crazy looking?
i agree. and i couldn't find the paper type setting in illustrator print menu, but i think the bigger problem was that the paper had bad surface on one side.. initially i assumed the paper was two sided but this does not appear to be the case
Nov
11
comment How do I get such clear and detailed pictures like Aurelie Curie?
what would be an equivalent lens recommendation for Nikon line? any 50mm f/1.8 lenses ? those tend to vary in price greatly
Nov
7
comment Why is sharpness lost in my DSLR viewfinder?
ok, now i feel like a complete moron for not figuring this out. also i never knew about the word "diopter", i bet i'll start hearing it everywhere now :) thanks!
Sep
14
comment getting assignments (free or paid) or selling work - for beginners
here we go.. thank you oh wise forum keeper for saving the world from a question that does not have a single exact answer. after all, forums are only for black and white questions right? nobody could benefit from advice in this thread? what about all the people that upvoted all the questions and answers? people like you make stackexchange much worse off
Sep
14
comment getting assignments (free or paid) or selling work - for beginners
this was actually some great advice. i wasn't expecting it to be a walk in the park. but i'm just getting tired walking around for hours trying to find photo ops.. i figured having a goal of making money, or getting gigs would stretch my abilities to do something that is in demand (by a single individual or online groups).. thanks again! very useful advice
Jul
7
comment Can someone shed some light on how the effect in this bar photo was done?
from what i can gather on the internets, split toning convers an image into sepia like dual tone photo.. all colors are lost due to b&w conversion
Jun
4
comment Why do these images taken at significantly different ISO appear equal in quality?
i noticed! thanks
Jun
4
comment Why do these images taken at significantly different ISO appear equal in quality?
jrista, i appreciate your willingness to help. the question i was asking was caused by my initial thoughts that lower ISO should not only decrease the amount of noise, but also improve image quality including things like quality of colors. basically i was looking for a more visible difference between 160 and 1600. but i get it now that the iso range is much larger and the difference is narrowing in newer cameras (mine being brand new). i also learned about "exposure time noise".. very helpful.. i'll make another comparison on more even grounds.
Jun
4
comment Why do these images taken at significantly different ISO appear equal in quality?
thank you sir. "exposure time noise" was a concept i was not aware of.
Jun
4
comment Why do these images taken at significantly different ISO appear equal in quality?
interesting, so you are saying that the longer the exposure is, (the smaller the aperture) the more noise gets in?
Jun
4
comment Why do these images taken at significantly different ISO appear equal in quality?
@mattdm, i only resorted to tinypic, after this site rejected my photos with that warning. the photos i was uploading here were straight from the camera w/out any modifications
Jun
4
comment Why do these images taken at significantly different ISO appear equal in quality?
mattdm, thanks for editing! do you know why i was getting that error when i tried to upload my images here? something about framing not allowed? these were images straight out of the camera..
Jun
4
comment Why do these images taken at significantly different ISO appear equal in quality?
thanks, i went back and looked at zoomed in versions. that finally revealed a more clear difference in the graininess.