Napioa - Wind Origins

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Apr
28
comment Why do printer companies not seem to care about the particular CMYK used by image?
I think David's question might be more clearly stated as "can you provide a bit more detail on the output method the printer is using, as well as detail of the processes they follow?" Perhaps the printer's processes are just so loose that saying "any ole' CMYK is fine" is accurate. Or, even less strict and thinking about my experience with the printing press in high school, "hey we have four colors, isn't that enough?"
Apr
27
reviewed Leave Open Which fixed lens, 35mm, rangefinders have a brightline finder window?
Apr
27
reviewed Leave Open Would a standard luminosity (max. 200 cd) HDR TV make sense?
Apr
25
comment Bookmarking common places in Lightroom?
Uh, you realize how fast and easy it is to add and remove a tag, both from a single photo and from many? Temporary tags are a great way to help in reorganization. Don't want to see everything -- just figure out a filter to apply, perhaps date-focused. Step away from the old idea of folders and folder structure and you'll find that the metadata options are far more capable and flexible.
Apr
25
answered Bookmarking common places in Lightroom?
Apr
23
reviewed Approve Which lens hood will fit my Canon 55-250 mm lens?
Apr
23
reviewed Leave Closed 21mm + 28mm combination for backpacking purposes, is it too close?
Apr
15
comment RGB - CMYK conversion causing “dull” print?
Pantone color is not a CMYK color space; Pantone colors are specific colors that can be recreated anywhere and how they are recreated is generally, less clearly defined. That is, a 4-color CMYK process can recreate Pantone colors, a 12-color process can recreate Pantone colors, and even a single color can be made specifically to match a Pantone color.
Apr
15
comment RGB - CMYK conversion causing “dull” print?
This answer is very wrong. Your monitor and printer should not be "calibrated to a color space." Monitors are calibrated to bring contrast, brightness, and white balance into a usable range and then profiled to document precisely what color they can recreate. Similarly, printer calibration is all about documenting what color they can recreate. I'm sure you won't find any monitor capable of recreating the ProPhoto RGB space (monitors capable of the smaller Adobe RGB are readily available, but many still struggle to fully encompass the even smaller sRGB space).
Apr
15
comment RGB - CMYK conversion causing “dull” print?
Before thinking about RGB -> CMYK conversion, I'm confused why you're converting to CMYK for a black and white photobook. Can you clarify?
Apr
15
reviewed Approve Best way to photograph a LED wall (that has people in front of it)
Apr
11
comment Are focus and noise problems I see with my Nikon D80 simply because newer cameras are better?
Is this a recent change from previous photos you shot with the D80, or have you always been unsatisfied with the results you achieved?
Apr
8
reviewed Looks OK What is the material the rods from a soft box are made of?
Apr
8
comment While shooting in RAW, do you have to post-process it to make the picture look good?
'...are you "obliged" to post-process it by altering white balance, sharpness etc?' Why would you think that you are?
Apr
5
comment Which of these two metrics is a good measurement of sharpness?
I guess it depends on how you define "acceptable." There's a lot more that makes one camera better than another than just sharpness. Perhaps especially low-light performance, which, if memory serves, is something you were previously very concerned with about the NEX.
Apr
4
answered Which camera should be recommended to the non photographers who insist on getting a DSLR for daily life photography?
Apr
3
comment Why do people care about vignetting or distortion?
I think this question is the counterpart to photo.stackexchange.com/questions/21311/…. Not exactly a duplicate question, but ultimately the same answer.
Mar
31
comment Why did LR6 soft proofing thought some colors were out of gamut even if they turned out perfect?
"At this point I wonder what is the point of doing soft proofing at all... I could just print with "perceptual" adaptation and go with it... What do you think?" Assuming colors are inside (or close to) the gamut of the printer/profile, that's fine. The further your colors stray from that restriction, though, the more strange/displeasing/incorrect results you'll see.
Mar
30
comment Why not use a camera as a colorimeter?
"Question, does Barnes and Nobel, Borders or any other magazine and book seller employ these conditions?" I assume you mean book publisher. To some degree, yes, always. And depending upon the publication, yes, to the extreme.
Mar
30
comment Getting raw data of each frame from DSLR video capture
Simply, that's not how video or the raw format work.