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have you seen anything half decent on the telly this festive season
The family seems to have got into the habit of mostly just watching streamed content now (Netflix, iPlayer, 4oD, etc) - not perfect but seems to give a far better choice than broadcast channels on the average day. Enjoying Breaking Bad on Netflix at the moment.

32 01/01/2014 - 10:31 PM
By hobbo
Windows XP - Microsoft security warning re Adobe reader.
Totally agree. 7 is miles ahead of Vista, in fact it's almost as good as XP was.

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20 28/12/2013 - 11:07 PM
By Jestertheclown
Mounting Photographs
Slightly blunt pencil seems to work best for me too - something slightly on the soft side (3B ish).

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6 19/01/2014 - 6:47 PM
By dcash29
Supply image for free? Hmmm let me think....
Interesting. Maybe whether mag publicity works or not depends on the genre of photography you do?

92 22/06/2013 - 10:06 AM
By ade_mcfade
Supply image for free? Hmmm let me think....

Quote: one major difference between print and online is linking - if you put stuff on, say, Facebook, you'll add a link to your website (or where ever) - which people may be inclined to click.

I think Ade makes an important point there - when you publish online, you DO get something in return.

Personally I haven't ever seen any measurable, significant increase in traffic to my website after being published in a mag, which makes me think the potential publicity benefits the mag states are likely to be small. Successful mag advertising is all about being in front of people month after month, so unless you're published in the same mag often enough for the readers to become familiar with you, I doubt there'll be much impact.

On the other hand, good links from other websites and social media shares have really helped me (search in google images for swaledale or roseberry topping for instance). Just my personal experiences - I'd be interested to hear if anyone else HAS had tangible benefits from getting shots in a mag.

92 22/06/2013 - 10:06 AM
By ade_mcfade
Best dale in the Dales...
Sad to hear that. I've witnessed a couple of dodgy tractor/bike/car moments around the Dales but only near misses fortunately. I remember standing right next to Gayle Beck Lodge (ruin in your 10th shot) for about an hour in the dark shooting long exposures once and when I got home and took a closer look I noticed there was an enormous crack right round the end of the building. The next time I passed, that end of the building had fallen completely away :/

I haven't really explored that Settle - Ribblehead stretch as much as some of the rest of the Dales - looks well worth a closer look.

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25 30/05/2013 - 9:49 AM
By ade_mcfade
Best dale in the Dales...
Swaledale gets my vote but I agree with the comments on it not being easiest to capture at it's best. I've admittedly had plenty of completely failed trips there but also some real gems. The stretch from Muker to Keld is my favourite, although the unpredictable weather coming down off the pennines can make it a challenge.

I love Wharfedale around the Buckden area too and the limestone pavements between Ingleton and Ribblehead Viaduct.

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25 30/05/2013 - 9:49 AM
By ade_mcfade
New Website - constructive criticism welcomed!
I like the responsive design too and the overall layout, menu and thumbnails page continued to work well at mobile sizes down to 320x480. Just one observation on that is that once you get to an individual image on mobile sized screens, the left and right arrows seem to take up most of the space, leaving just a thumbnail sized image in the middle.

I just thought that was worth mentioning because if the image filled more of the screen at that point it would all be nice and usable via mobile, which is a real plus these days. I realise it's a work in progress though.

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11 04/12/2012 - 8:45 AM
By newfocus
What do you think of my website?
It does remind me a lot of when I was first online (1994 I think) but it does seem to suit it some how. It feels intentionally retro.

With a commercial eye on it, the lack of styling may be off-putting to some and while I agree to steer away from flash driven sites, tweaking typography and colours will not make the site noticeably slower to load if done correctly. It doesn't have to be packed full of scripts and animations.

A lot depends on your intention of course. At the moment it feels simple and personal which isn't really a bad thing.

19 04/11/2012 - 3:43 PM
By newfocus
How to take a low light (firelight, candle light, or lamp) shot and augment with flash while keeping ambience?
P.S. It might be worth adding that your ISO 4000, f/5.6 and 1/50th is pretty much identical to my ISO400, f/4, 1/8s in terms of the ambient light exposure. But as Nick mentioned, the shutter speed's irrelevant to the flash, so the flash part of the exposure in my little test scenario is going to be a couple of stops or so darker than yours for any given flash power. Just in case it helps.

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20 31/10/2012 - 8:24 PM
By newfocus
How to take a low light (firelight, candle light, or lamp) shot and augment with flash while keeping ambience?
I agree totally with Nick and Paul on this one - if you want 80% ambient then get that right first, with as slow a shutter speed as you need to achieve that and keep the flash power low. Obviously exact settings will depend on your environment but if it helps, these worked in an admittedly quick and fairly unrefined test a few minutes ago:

7 candles on the table. Subject about birthday cake blowing distance away from the candles. Room dark otherwise.
Camera ISO400, f/4, 1/8s, tungsten balance.
580EX Flash gelled orange on camera, 1/32 power ceiling bounced or 1/128 direct (Paul's guess above is pretty much spot on there).
Camera to subject distance approx 2m.

With those settings I got a correct exposure (maybe half a stop under) for the foreground and a background which was a couple of stops under exposed, i.e. not completely losing the look of a dark room.

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20 31/10/2012 - 8:24 PM
By newfocus
Over Manipulation of Images?
It always struck me that one of the greatest manipulations of an image is removing colour entirely by shooting on black and white film. It can give a very different mood/impression from what's actually seen, particularly if coloured filters are used. Yet B&W film is seen as a very 'pure' form of photography still.

Personally, I think compositing, including simply swapping skies is a step too far for my tastes unless the image is clearly meant to be fantasy/unreal but as long as the intention isn't to mislead the viewer it does just come down to personal preference, which in turn would make any kind of 'rules' almost impossible to agree on.

102 05/11/2012 - 8:27 AM
By Nick_w
Over Manipulation of Images?

Quote: Any image that has been edited on a computer is a manipulation ( not the original )

It depends if you count the choices the photographer makes during raw conversion and subsequent fine tuning, in which case it's only not the original in the same sense that any image printed from a negative is not the original.

102 05/11/2012 - 8:27 AM
By Nick_w
Photographing blood rain

Quote: It is more likely to be a sandy colour or brown

That reminded me that my mate's nine year old son's phrase for diahorrea 'the brown rain'.

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6 25/10/2012 - 9:10 AM
By Nick_w
Payments via Mobile Phone: Security

Quote: no (ordinary) phone line was secure. It isn't safe to say anything over a phone line that we wouldn't write on an open postcard and send through the mail!

That might be true but certainly when it comes to desktop-based internet payments, the whole system is designed specifically to transmit data securely between two parties across an insecure/hostile/unknown environment. This happens by a series of exchanges which essentially secretly share strong encryption keys. The encrypted data is visible but not readable. That's what's going on behind the scenes when the little browser padlock appears.

While I know mobile phones can carry out similar encryption between themselves and websites, none of this is good enough protection if the device itself (computer or phone) has already been attacked/compromised in other ways. In that scenario the attacker has direct access to what you're sending, not trying to snoop it en route, so any encryption in transit or security of the website at the other end of the link is irrelevant.

So that's really what I'd like to understand more about. I know how to secure my desktop reasonably well but my impression is that my phone's more vulnerable. Until I know it's secure, and more importantly, how and why it's secure so I can keep it that way, I don't trust it for payments.

22 25/10/2012 - 2:55 PM
By Carabosse
RAW Challenge 2012 - ade_mcfade's Triumph vitesse from 2008
I realise I found this a little late too but since the thread's been resurrected, here's a quick go at a toned version.


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86 12/04/2013 - 2:27 PM
By ade_mcfade
Payments via Mobile Phone: Security
I'm suspicious of this too, because of the issue above about phone security rather than the security of websites taking the payments. My desktop sits behind a firewall/router, is well locked down security-wise and is regularly scanned, whereas my phone is essentially connected straight to a public network with all sorts of random possibilities for attack as far as I can tell.

If anyone knows better, it'd be good to hear just how secure or not phone payments are and why, because making payments via mobile would be convenient at times.

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22 25/10/2012 - 2:55 PM
By Carabosse
Who does DIY
I don't really have the facilities to make mechanical stuff like that (I could get quite into it if I did) but I've built various bits of camera control electronics, partly just for the sake of having a project and partly because there were things I wanted that didn't exist. The latest is a programmable time lapse controller which shoots various patterns and automates scenarios like sunset to night transitions.

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18 13/12/2012 - 8:47 PM
By Mozzytheboy
Are proper cameras doomed?

Quote: The thing is, newfocus, that you assume that all of the world is like wherever you live. It isn't. England is a country, not the world.


If you got that impression that from my post, I've not phrased it well. I appreciate lots of places aren't well connected yet, enjoy cultural diversity and don't for a second think the whole world is like England. I spend at least a day in the average week totally out of any mobile signal too Smile

The point I was trying to make is that smart phones are fundamentally designed to be connected devices. I do a bit of mobile app development from time to time and whether we like it or not, that always connected philosophy's built into the architecture of the products at every level. I'm not doubting that you could make good use of offline information on a phone, just that the phone manufacturers and vendors are selling connectivity rather than storage.

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298 03/11/2014 - 7:55 PM
By davidburleson
Are proper cameras doomed?

Quote: Your phone is jack of all trades and master of none

Smart phones aren't really phones any more. At least not primarily.

They're personal computers. Not the kind that sits on your desk but the truly personal kind that's always with you, and that you install the software on that helps you be more efficient, more connected, more entertained, whatever suits you best. Taking pictures and making calls is just a tiny part of that mix.


Quote: There is no technical reason that the largest and most comprehensive dictionary possible should not be put on a smart phone.

There'd never be a need to - it's a connected device with access to the largest and most comprehensive set of information the human race has ever created Smile

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298 03/11/2014 - 7:55 PM
By davidburleson
Considering a m43
I used an E-PL1 for a while a year or two back as a smaller alternative alongside a 5D II and enjoyed it with some reservations. My thoughts on the format were:

- The image quality for casual use and documentary stuff was excellent, definitely way beyond a compact.
- The lenses I used (mostly a 14mm prime, i.e. 28mm equivalent) were probably above the quality I'm used to for equivalent SLR lenses.
- Onboard B&W processing combined with good lenses created some great in-camera images.
- I missed the overall SLR image quality for anything I was putting a lot of effort into. I wouldn't choose the smaller format personally for commercial work.
- I missed a proper optical viewfinder (admittedly didn't try an additional electronic viewfinder).
- I actually found I preferred the stability of the larger size when shooting hand held.
- The E-PL1 plus a couple of lenses still wasn't small enough to be in the pocket portable.

Just my personal views - I release a lot of this is down to individual tastes.

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113 08/11/2012 - 10:14 AM
By lemmy
Recommendations for large canvas prints
Thanks - I'll take a look.

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12 29/03/2013 - 9:29 AM
By moongirl
Considering an ipad
Just to be clear on the file copying thing, moving/copying files does not degrade quality in any way. You can lose quality if you open a jpeg and save it again, e.g. via 'save as' because the image is being decompressed and recompressed again but not simply by transferring the file. For anything important, remember that any device, no matter how new or old can fail at any time, so backups are important.

I think your current thinking of a netbook for this is wise. iPads are great machines but my feeling is the storage they provide is too close to typical flash card sizes to be right for what you have in mind.

35 01/11/2012 - 11:24 AM
By Willpower
Flash V continuous lighting
Thanks Brian - possibly a little bit out of reach but otherwise, yes Smile


Quote: interested to know what advantages flash offers if any in this scenario

Flash is generally brighter for any given size of unit and power consumption and better colour balanced but it feels like these differences are gradually narrowing. In the small product indoors in a light tent scenario I'd personally go for continuous every time and just make sure the light source used gives you a full range of colours. It's not just about colour balance but also making sure there's a full spread of wavelengths in the light. For instance, fluorescents with high 'CRI' have a much better range of wavelengths than traditional cheaper fluorescents, which achieve 'white' by blending just a few different peaks of colour.

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9 16/10/2012 - 7:21 AM
By GlennH
Flash V continuous lighting
My wife is a lampwork glass artist and photographs her creations using a popup light tent similar to this but I guess you might need a bigger version? Lighting is via one of these which seems to give good accurate colour representation, which is obviously important with this kind of product.

It seems to work really well for her and is nice and quick (all her items are one offs so she's continually adding new products to her website and speed of working through that is important). There are some examples of photos using the above setup here.

9 16/10/2012 - 7:21 AM
By GlennH
what laptop / operating system
If you really do need the option to be mobile, just plug an external monitor into the laptop as a second screen for serious work back at base and use the laptop screen when you're on the move. Best of both worlds.


Quote: decent IPS panel

Often overlooked when choosing a machine but well worth it IMO if you have the budget.

Regarding Chris's recommendation above, I've used a couple of Lenovos in the past (not that one specifically) and they've been decent machines with a good build quality, which counts if you're actually wanting them to be portable and usable on the road.

15 13/10/2012 - 8:48 PM
By newfocus
Recommendations for large canvas prints
60 inch minus the amount needed to wrap would probably be close enough. I have found a few places that come close, e.g...

Point 101
photo-canvas

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12 29/03/2013 - 9:29 AM
By moongirl
Recommendations for large canvas prints
Only up to 60x75cm according to their website which is sadly nowhere near big enough in this case.

12 29/03/2013 - 9:29 AM
By moongirl
Photography in Churches

Quote: show respect and ask first

I'd have though that simple rule of courtesy goes for taking photos of anyone in any situation Smile

49 12/10/2012 - 9:10 AM
By peterjones
Recommendations for large canvas prints
Thanks folks. Unfortunately none of the suggestions so far do the sizes I need (I'm looking for 1.5m square). Any other recommendations?

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12 29/03/2013 - 9:29 AM
By moongirl
Recommendations for large canvas prints
I realise canvas prints have been discussed before but I'm looking for up to date recommendations for companies that print large canvases (I'll be ordering several custom sizes up to 1.5m square). Looking over the previous threads, most of the discussions are either a few years old or the companies mentioned don't cover large enough dimensions.

I'm happy just to try one or two places that I've found via good old Google but hearing any personal experiences from folks here before I place orders would be really welcome.

12 29/03/2013 - 9:29 AM
By moongirl
sand on lens
Interesting link. I guess as you stop down, it'll look worse but still - it's amazing just how little difference all that stuff made.

11 08/10/2012 - 11:48 AM
By colin beeley
The National Mood

Quote: while some parts of technology have delivered their promise we have not managed to re-distribute the wealth

...or the promise of increased leisure time. Many people working in technology-heavy industries building the machines that do more of the work are themselves working under increased pressure to do more and more. The machine builders are increasingly well paid but over-worked while the 'benefit' of being able to spend less time working goes elsewhere.

Just look to silicon valley for an example of how the folks building tech are increasingly wealthy but working round the clock.

76 08/10/2012 - 11:26 PM
By lemmy
UK Photography rates - was I way off?

Quote: Again, I think the main problem was with the usage. Limiting them to one print run and only 6 months of images of their products is too restrictive and also charging extra for travel.

I'd tend to agree with that too. You need to make things as easy for your client as possible. Many people's first experience of paying for photography is buying from stock libraries and licenses from those libraries tend to revolve around 'use it for your own purposes for as long as you like on and off line but you can't give it to anyone else'. That's understandable and allows people to budget for a project without worrying about never ending ongoing costs for continued use.

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25 12/10/2012 - 4:33 PM
By 779HOB
Time laps photography
I've been doing a bit of time lapse over the last year or so.

Usually, I shoot RAW at reduced 2784x1856 resolution on a bunch of 8GB cards. This gives around 700 shots per card, which is just under 30 seconds footage at 25 frames per second playback, (that kind of length of clip is plenty in practice). You can also do three-shot HDR images for 10s of footage at that size, which is a bit tight but usable (I'd prefer a larger card for that).

The 2784x1856 format allows a bit of headroom to shink or crop to 1080p format, which is about as big as is practical to edit on a 'normal' computer. If you're thinking of doing something like shooting in high res raw to produce 4K video, you'll probably be looking for a proper workstation-type machine with bags of RAM in order to make editing bearable. Remember you're essentially processing batches of hundreds of raw images.

I'm happy to share info on shooting/workflow/processing if you have any questions on getting started.

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5 03/10/2012 - 9:06 PM
By tomcat606
Photographers that cherry pick images and then disappoint!
Totally - and I realise not everyone has the same view Smile

Without seeing the shots though, on the surface this does seem to be about expectations. My wife and I decided to have no formal tog at our wedding, just enjoyed the day and accepted whatever photographs we got, but it's a personal choice and I'm sure others will find the photography aspect very important. I'm not criticising that in any way but given that people will have different preferences on this, clear communication on what is expected is important.

I'm just saying I wouldn't thank anyone for guiding me around into the right light at my own wedding any more than anyone with high expectations of perfect, artistic shots would thank the photographer for a set of 'ordinary' images.

29 05/10/2012 - 11:57 AM
By scottishphototours
Photographers that cherry pick images and then disappoint!
From a personal point of view I think nothing spoils the experience of a wedding day more than being herded around into various artificial groups for ages by a photographer when you're just trying to relax, socialise and celebrate the day. I don't want a photographer to 'demand time and educate' in that situation. I want him or her to be an unobtrusive observer and to document the day as it happens. What use are great shots if the memory of the day is of boring formalities?

From that point of view, I'd have thought a good set of informal shots of the bride, groom and guests, 'correctly exposed and composed, etc' would be my personal ideal. I realise some people have different preferences though so I guess it comes down to getting expectations clear and agreed up front. It sounds like in this case expectations might have been set that weren't delivered, which I suppose is the real issue.

29 05/10/2012 - 11:57 AM
By scottishphototours
Expressions that annoy you

Quote: when people prefix something with "literally"

Cautionary vision of the future

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573 23/10/2013 - 6:48 PM
By SlowSong
New to MAC's

Quote: would like to know what i see on the screen is correct

It depends how accurate you want to be but if you care about correct colours, calibrating your screen with and external device is the way to go. Most come with software which automatically creates and sets the correct monitor profile.

From memory, the macs I've used haven't been too bad out of the box but if you're making creative editing decisions based on what you're seeing, calibration seems worth the effort to me.

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8 06/10/2012 - 3:24 AM
By colin beeley
Expressions that annoy you

Quote: errors creep in and become accepted as common usage

Yes - that's just how evolution works Wink

573 23/10/2013 - 6:48 PM
By SlowSong
That Tree at Twisleton
I've never tried to drive up to Twisleton Near Barn but I've parked on the minor road to the south west of that before near where the track from Twisleton Near Barn meets it (that road's pretty narrow so out of respect for other road users you need to be careful not to block passing places). Kingsdale's possible too - again, it just needs a bit of care and common sense.

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20 27/09/2012 - 8:19 PM
By Martyn_U
That Tree at Twisleton
I have links from the Twisleton Scar shots on my website to map locations (follow the 'location map' links under the pictures), e.g.

this twisleton scar shot links to location here

Just be aware that one of my favourite trees there has been dropping branches for years so it's not quite what it was. There's plenty more to explore though.

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20 27/09/2012 - 8:19 PM
By Martyn_U
pro- or semi pro
The more I think about parallels with other industries, the more I think the proportion of time or proportion of income thing is a total red herring when it comes to professional or semi- or not, e.g.

If I spend less than half my week working as director of a company which I take less than half my income from. Should I call myself a semi-professional company director? Or a real world example: A friend does PAT-testing and also runs a training business. Does he call himself a semi-professional PAT tester? Clearly not. Or a semi-professional trainer?

Other ridiculous scenarios:
If I earn 100 per month from photography but that's my only income because I happen to be out of work for a while does that make me a pro photographer during that period?
If I earn a full time wage from photography with a string of regular clients but suddenly some lucky stock investments pay off big time and bring in more than my photography income, does that mean I can no longer class myself as a 'professional photographer'.


Quote: Partly professional... Sometimes professional...

Yep - I'm sure that's exactly what people imagine when they hear the term 'semi-professional' Smile

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66 26/09/2012 - 8:46 PM
By ade_mcfade
I can fly!
That's one of my favourite clips - makes me smile every time I watch it and I keep going back to it. I probably would have done it if I could when I was younger - did a parachute jump once which was fantastic but then trying to follow that hobby in the UK just turned into spending lots of wet and/or windy weekends hanging around airports. So I got into more accessible stuff like riding down steep things on a mountain bike Smile

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16 27/09/2012 - 9:26 PM
By daviewat
pro- or semi pro

Quote: if you're not "professional", you are "unprofessional" - who'd want to be that?

I think that's a good point. We all know that experienced 'amateur' photographers can sometimes be just as skilled, creative and capable of a top quality job as those that earn full time income from photography (no disrespect to hard working full time togs intended but it's the reality of the situation). However, I'm convinced that the term 'amateur' implies 'unprofessional/inexperienced/unskilled' to some people and that 'semi-pro' is just confusing outside of the photography community.

Maybe 'part time pro' would be a better description for earning a part income from paid photography work.

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66 26/09/2012 - 8:46 PM
By ade_mcfade
Help with Time Lapse of Moonrise
That sunset scenario takes a bit of practice but is worth mastering for some great dusk to night sequences. The difference in exposure between avoiding an overexposed sky soon after sunset through to getting a decent star field in complete darkness can be 10 stops or more so ideally some way of smoothly changing the exposure from shot to shot becomes handy. I usually shoot at a fixed aperture throughout and change both the ISO and shutter speed, starting at about 1/10s, ISO 100 and ending at something like 25s, ISO800 or 1600.

I've not tried just exposing for the moon and leaving the settings there but I guess that could work because the light falling on the moon will be pretty constant as long as it's not near eclipse. You might need to learn how much the earth's atmosphere affects apparent brightness when the moon's low in the sky I guess.

If you do want to vary the exposure smoothly through the sequence, the camera's own settings will only allow changes down to 1/3 stop at a time, which isn't gradual enough so your only real option is to shoot in bulb and use something to accurately and smoothly ramp up the bulb time. One of the more commonly used options is the little bramper.

One other thing that might save you some heartache is that even in manual mode, you'll probably notice the exposure from shot to shot changing enough to cause noticeable flicker in the final video. Usually this is because when the camera stops down the aperture, it ends up slightly different each time. One solution (if you're careful not to drop your lens off the camera) is to use the Lens Twist Method to lock the aperture between shots and I'm in the habit of doing that every time now.

I hope that helps a little.

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4 19/08/2012 - 8:31 PM
By newfocus
Autofocus problem
Parfocal's the term for maintaining focus when zooming and I think for Canon, only a few of the L lenses are in that category.

6 22/08/2012 - 1:53 PM
By User_Removed
ND Filter
If you're in aperture priority and already on the smallest aperture, the first step in taking more control would be to move to manual or bulb, using the same aperture and ISO and the shutter speed which aperture priority mode has calculated for you. After that, just increase the shutter time as much as you like. However, you're likely to just overexpose the shot by doing this, in which case you're into using extra or stronger NDs or simply waiting until it's a bit darker Smile

I hope that helps.

4 13/08/2012 - 6:11 PM
By widtink
Is 300 DPI the best for printing?
Not wanting to get embroiled in some kind of PPI vs DPI controversy Smile but I think LeftForum has a valid point here that seems to be important to help the OP understand how to optimise a print. What counts is how many pixels in the original image end up getting used per inch in the print. i.e. PPI, not DPI.

A 600 pixel wide image printed 2 inches wide is 300 PPI - simple as that. DPI is to do with how the printer lays down individual spots of ink on the page to blend colours and create the image, which didn't seem to be what the OP was asking.


Quote: Should I print them out at 300DPI? Is this the common standard?

300 PPI bears close inspection and most people can't see any improvement above that. You can go lower in practice for a large print viewed from a distance. Just to confuse matters, for Epson printers I generally use 360 PPI as Justin mentions because Epsons generally work better on multiples of 360 (not sure it makes as much difference these days as it once did but I feel it's worth doing still).

I hope that helps - the easy way to think of it is simply a 10" print = 3600 pixels for Epson.

29 20/03/2013 - 11:20 PM
By MrDennis
Mouse for Photo Editing
I've never been a fan of the magic mouse for photo editing personally but if you're working on the Mac, the trackpad option works pretty well IMO and can be fairly intuitive and accurate with practice. There's a certain amount of personal taste in this kind of choice though - might be worth popping into a shop and giving some different options a try?

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10 10/08/2012 - 1:15 AM
By newfocus