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Feedback on my first photography website and fb page.

Quote: Tell us about yourself on the about page.

Would like to see the names of the lighthouses or where they are located...

I added titles and some info to the lighthouse. (I totally agree there should be more on these images).
I added titles on the Panoramas too.
Do you think all images should have titles? Or some other information? I initially thought about it and then scrapped it - I guess just being lazy.... Blush

What sort of information about me would be interesting or appropriate here.
Totally new to this so not really sure what people would want to know.
Really appreciate pointers.

SmileSmile

4 18/07/2014 - 10:33 AM
By ade_mcfade
Feedback on my first photography website and fb page.
Hello ePZers!

As I am playing with the idea of maybe starting to try and sell my images I have started a Zenfolio and a Facebook page.

I would really appreciate some feedback on both or either.
(If you like my images I would of course be thrilled to get a 'Like' too!)

http://cookiephotography.zenfolio.com/ https://www.facebook.com/CookiePhotographyGlobal

Thank you!

4 18/07/2014 - 10:33 AM
By ade_mcfade
Copyright
Even though I do not believe you can ever prevent theft when you post images on the internet I am intrigued by the idea of disabling the right-click, which is probably the most used 'casual' theft, ie people saving your image because they like it, not because they mean you harm.
I have been searching for this but only get sites that offer code, which I have no idea what to do with.

Could somebody explain how to disable the right-click for uploaded images?

7 04/07/2014 - 12:22 AM
By johnkennedy
EIZO Monitor question (CG241W)
I keep looking around and can't really find anywhere in the manual a mention of the devise. I did however find a EIZO video on youtube that talks of integrated calibration devise. So will have to set it all up and see what happens.
I paid $600 for it, so I guess even if I have to pay for the devise it is still a good deal.

I will post update.

9 09/06/2014 - 9:59 AM
By thewilliam
EIZO Monitor question (CG241W)
Confirming my worst fear .......
Meaning the monitor useless without it?
Could I buy that from somewhere?

9 09/06/2014 - 9:59 AM
By thewilliam
EIZO Monitor question (CG241W)
Maybe a silly question but ......
Looked for a monitor specifically for image processing and was able by a used Eizo ColorEdge CG241W.
It arrived and looks complete. However, when looking at the images on Eizo one of them shows the monitor with a 'thing' hanging in front of the monitor (looks a bit like a mouse). What is that? I looked at all the parts Eizo lists and none of them seemed to be it.
Any help is appreciated here.

9 09/06/2014 - 9:59 AM
By thewilliam
ePHOTOzine refresh

Quote:
However, when viewing panoramic images on an iPad, the blue scrolling button underneath the image still doesn't allow the user to drag it across to scroll across the image. As part of the redesign was for better mobile/tablet viewing is this an omission that will be rectified? I've raised a query with the team, but thought I'd mention it publicly too.
Smile

Not only on tablets. Problem is the same on a laptop.

135 06/03/2014 - 9:20 PM
By SlowSong
ePHOTOzine refresh
Where can I find the report system for problems?
I am having serious issues with the width of the display.
Besides not being able to view landscape images in large, I do not have my scroll bar at the side and the bottom of the screen.

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135 06/03/2014 - 9:20 PM
By SlowSong
ePHOTOzine refresh

Quote: and it renders better on mobile devices

That is the driving force nowadays, unfortunately.

The new site is 'cleaner' certainly but visually I find it harder to 'read' - the similarity in appearance of headers, adverts and post fields make everything seem a homogenous soup, whereas the old site had clear visual separation between them.
I guess my feeling is: old website was 'cosy' the new one is 'business like'. I will get used to it but hey, ho.

Ah, homogenous soup is an excellent choice of words. Much better than my 'no DOF'.

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135 06/03/2014 - 9:20 PM
By SlowSong
ePHOTOzine refresh

Quote: By making everything just flat you remove any sense of tabs or fields for entries, etc.
It is just flat.

Yup that's the point, reducing visual clutter and distractions so that the content doesn't have to compete for attention and it renders better on mobile devices. If your site doesn't work well on mobile devices you might as well shut up shop these days.

That is your opinion and I have voiced my opinion.

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135 06/03/2014 - 9:20 PM
By SlowSong
ePHOTOzine refresh

Quote: A photo site without any DOF, now that is great.

Huh?? how does a website have Depth of Field ?

DOF is visualising depth on a flat image, like a photo.
By making everything just flat you remove any sense of tabs or fields for entries, etc.
It is just flat.

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135 06/03/2014 - 9:20 PM
By SlowSong
ePHOTOzine refresh
WTF happened here?????
A photo site without any DOF, now that is great.
A photo site that displays the photos in an unflattering way, that is what we have been waiting for, desperately.

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135 06/03/2014 - 9:20 PM
By SlowSong
Lens for cityscapes and skyscrapers

Quote: I got This of the Empire State, with 16-35 on a full frame. So if your on a crop sensor, something like the Sigma 10-20 would be ideal.

That said I got similar results with a 24-120 which was a much better lens for the general sight seeing things. The height of the buildings in New York is something else, so you do have some leighway.

Edit: your 11-16 should be more than adequate.

What a fantastic image! Thank you for this and your advise.

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11 14/12/2013 - 7:55 PM
By Snapster
Lens for cityscapes and skyscrapers
not sure what a semi fish eye is. but would the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 fall in that category (for example?)

11 14/12/2013 - 7:55 PM
By Snapster
Lens for cityscapes and skyscrapers
I guess mostly on a street in Manhattan looking up!

11 14/12/2013 - 7:55 PM
By Snapster
Lens for cityscapes and skyscrapers
Planning a trip to New York city and was wondering what would be the best lens (Canon mount) to bring to take images of skyscrapers.
Is the Canon 24mm enough or am I better off with the 10-22mm?
I don't own either but would rent one for the trip - so they choice is there!

I have a Tamron 18-270mm but thought it might be a good idea to get a 'specialist' lens specifically for the architecture.

Thoughts please.

11 14/12/2013 - 7:55 PM
By Snapster
Tamron 18-200mm vs 18-270mm
Love the London sample photos as I've been there many times and that makes a photo of the Gherkin taken from the London Eye so much meaningful! Amazing shot.

Funnily enough I just traveled to Rome this summer so the second review with the photos was a perfect example as well.

I think I made up my mind.
(Luckily I have a supportive and generous husband. Smile)

7 25/10/2013 - 6:00 PM
By seahawk
Tamron 18-200mm vs 18-270mm
Contemplating which one to get. The aim is to have an allrounder which allows me to take land-city-seascapes as well as close ups/details to avoid carrying all the gear on short trips.
Any thoughts?
Is the 'higher' model worth the extra spent?

7 25/10/2013 - 6:00 PM
By seahawk
Buying a good CPL Filter - which one?
Thank you all for your input.

I have been looking around and have come up with another question.
How vital do you think the MRC is?
From what I have been reading it doesn;t add anything to your photos, correct? Just protects?
There are several B+W models with this but it makes it roughly double the prize to one without - at least it is the only difference I could make out.
I am looking at 'B+W 58mm Slim-Line Circular Polarizer' (around $40), 'B+W 58mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer with Multi-Resistant Coating' (around $90).
The contra to the 'slim' seems to be the issues with the lens cap falling off. I am not so fuzzed about getting slim but at least on Amazon in the US there seems to be either Slim or MRC on offer.

11 29/05/2013 - 9:37 AM
By justin c
Buying a good CPL Filter - which one?
what's the difference between slim and not? just size?

11 29/05/2013 - 9:37 AM
By justin c
Buying a good CPL Filter - which one?
Hello everybody,

I am looking to buy a decent CPL filter (58mm) for my Canon EOS Rebel t3i (600D in Europe).
I of course first made the rookie mistake of buying a cheapy 3-pack (Vivitar ND8, CPL. UV) and on trying the CPL filter didn't really see much difference. Surprise! Blush

I know opinions vary on if you should use filters or not so here is my reason:
I'll be travelling around Europe during the summer. stops include Italy and Sweden.
Looking through photos from my last Italy visit I noticed that a lot of the colours are washed out (bright sunny days). Even though they were taken with a point and shoot, I did have the same issue when travelling with the SLR to Mexico taking pics at mid-day. On my stop to Sweden there will be numerous pics including water.
And of course there will be lots of museum visits and pics through glass.
So I thought a CPL filter would help with these issues.

I have been looking at several reviews and B+W and Heliopan seem to come out top but Hoya got mentions as well.
B+W has a Kaeseman filter as well. What's the difference to B+W only?

Anyway, your input/recommendation is highly appreciated.

11 29/05/2013 - 9:37 AM
By justin c
Black and White photos
I was thinking that too, but wasn't sure if there might be reason that a B&W is a better quality when shot in B&W. Smile

5 25/03/2013 - 11:13 AM
By pentaxpete
Black and White photos
When taking photos does it make a difference if the shot is taken on a B&W setting or in colour and later changed to B&W?

I was just wondering ......

5 25/03/2013 - 11:13 AM
By pentaxpete
Tips for beginner travelling to Italy
Thank you all for your concern.
I have been to Italy several times before and never had a safety issue.
And even though I appreciate all the safety tips I was really more after photography tips. Tongue

9 06/02/2013 - 10:20 AM
By javam
Tips for beginner travelling to Italy
Hello everybody,

I am travelling to Italy this summer (Rome, Florence and Milan) and was wondering if any of you have any tips on insider/hidden locations and spots.
My level is beginner and I have a Canon PowerShot SX150 - so nothing too fancy, but serves my level well and some 'playing around' options.

In Rome we'll be mainly visting the Coloseum and 'Ancient Sights', Castello Saint'Angelo and Borghese Gardens.
In Florence we only have a day and since I've been twice already we won't be doing too much there.
In Milan I was planning to go to the roof of the Duomo, hoping to get some good shots of the masonry up there. I was thinking for that location lots of black and white.
Might try that for Florence too, now that I mentioned it. Tongue

Any tips on making the most of Ancient Rome? Never photographed ruins before but I remember from a trip to Egypt that reliefs and stones are not eay to bring out well.

So ANT tips are welcome!

thanks you.

9 06/02/2013 - 10:20 AM
By javam