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bio website chuqui.com
location California
age 56
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seen Apr 25 at 1:38

Mar
22
comment What is the difference between levels, curves and contrast settings in post processing?
Fair enough. Still, useful reference info for the question....
Mar
22
comment How can I correctly adjust skin color in Photoshop when I have a color vision deficiency?
worth looking at: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3635/…
Mar
22
comment What is the difference between levels, curves and contrast settings in post processing?
also take a look at photo.stackexchange.com/questions/8010/…
Mar
22
comment What is the difference between levels, curves and contrast settings in post processing?
possible duplicate of Any good tutorials for learning how to post-process images?
Mar
21
comment Does the size of blower matter to clean the sensor of the camera?
Here is a good discussion on what's in those bottles of "canned air" (hint: not air) and why it's a bad idea.
Mar
21
comment Does the size of blower matter to clean the sensor of the camera?
Do not use aerosol canned air on your camera. Never. Never. Never.
Mar
18
comment How weatherproof is an average modern lens?
there's a good general discussion of weatherproofing in this lensrentals.com blog piece
Mar
16
comment What is the state of the art in black and white printing, particularly for large prints?
More on my paper usage here: photography.chuqui.com/2015/02/what-photo-paper-do-i-use -- FWIW, I really slimmed down the variety of papers because it's easy to spend lots of money and end up with a confusing mass of choices. Find a few key papers and learn how to excel on them.
Mar
16
comment What is the state of the art in black and white printing, particularly for large prints?
I used to use Hahnemuhle paper more, but found their quality inconsistent. It could be really good, or really unusuable. I'm using mostly Epson exhibition fiber these days, which I really love for almost every serious print...
Mar
16
comment What is the state of the art in black and white printing, particularly for large prints?
I typically use the standard Epson inks with my R2880. I'm not far enough down the path in B/W printing right now to warrant going for B/W specific prints. It's on my list...
Mar
10
comment What tele-extender can I use with a Tamron 18-270mm lens on a Canon Rebel?
another brand to consider is Kenko. It's likely that autofocus either won't work or will work poorly and slowly, FWIW. And if you can borrow/rent the TC first, do so. you may find image sharpness isn't acceptable.
Mar
9
comment Super-resolution photos by interactive focus stacking and image stitching?
Stitching and focus stacking are different disciplines. I know of no tools that do both, and if you're careful about taking your images, you shouldn't have a need for focus stacking in this situation.
Mar
8
comment Super-resolution photos by interactive focus stacking and image stitching?
possible duplicate of Which tools are good for creating panoramas/stitching multiple photos?
Mar
8
comment Super-resolution photos by interactive focus stacking and image stitching?
what you need to do in a case like this is a stitched panorama (focus stacking is a different technique for solving depth of field issues). that involves taking the image as a series of photos in a grid and stitching them together to get one larger photo.
Mar
8
comment What is the difference between cheaper and more expensive ND filters?
This is the same as photo.stackexchange.com/questions/20786/… except for ND. Same issues and same results, though.
Mar
8
comment What is the difference between cheaper and more expensive ND filters?
possible duplicate of Is it worth buying an expensive CPL filter over an e-bay cheap one?
Mar
7
comment What needs to be considered when purchasing an enlarger?
black and white or color enlarger? the skill sets and equipment needed will differ somewhat for color.
Feb
28
comment How can I bring out the texture and sheen on a model's clothing?
zack Arias just released a two video piece on lighting and using white seamless that covers these issues quite well: dedpxl.com/the-many-uses-of-white-seamless-pt-1 -- also look at buying his onelight class available on his site as a resource.
Feb
28
comment migrate from Lightroom 3 to Lightroom 5: publish services
reliable rumors put LR6 showing up (maybe in Beta) in March. I would say moving forward with LR5 isn't a bad idea because all of the architectural stuff was done in LR5 and LR6 internals won't change much where you'll notice it. but I wouldn't expect major improvements in publish modules in LR6, either. Jeffrey's stuff will still be worth having.
Feb
25
comment Is there a “special look” to images from large sensors that can't be replicated with a smaller one?
no, not really. that's a different discussion.