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Day 23 August 2014: Show Us 'Colour'

101 30/09/2014 - 11:57 PM
By Paul Morgan
Cost effective good glass with good AF.
What i will most like the prime for is corporate portraits as they will all look the same when you do a few. having a zoom means that some people were shot zoomed, others not - processing nightmare. Big learning item.

I can think of many instances were you could struggle using that fifty, small training rooms and the like.

That 40 is certainly a useful focal length.

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67 30/09/2014 - 11:53 PM
By Paul Morgan
Cost effective good glass with good AF.
I would have thought Denny that that 40mm is closer to a 60mm on a crop sensor.

The M4/3 equivalent would be more like the 30mm Sigma.

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67 30/09/2014 - 11:53 PM
By Paul Morgan
Judgement and Reality

Quote: I find the images 10 a penny, adequately lit and perfectly professional but nothing that slaps me in the face and says wow... As for the message, I find it simplistic and to the nth degree, afraid the whole thing leaves me shaking my head in disbelief at the lack of imagination and ambition both photographically and conceptually.

I find these images the complete opposite, lots of imagination and photographically very good, definitely above average in my book.

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21 30/09/2014 - 10:52 PM
By cuffit
'Descriptions' in Gallery
Your best most recent has to be "Dodgy Bins" its as if you know something we don`t Smile

33 30/09/2014 - 9:56 PM
By lawbert
M4/3 must-have lenses
M4/3 users are plagued by Gas attacks Smile

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57 30/09/2014 - 9:22 PM
By Paul Morgan
Judgement and Reality

Quote: Classic three point lighting as used by thousands before and thousands after. Whats wrong with that?

Just had a look at his site, he has other quite interesting work.

http://www.joelpares.com/3m77a1e6uq7uuvambjqnk1utd27a4s

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21 30/09/2014 - 10:52 PM
By cuffit
Judgement and Reality

Quote: As a concept it doesn't work. I could take anybody and dress them up and have them brandishing a gun or a knife and you would look at them in the way they are presented. The photographer is asking us to judge his fantasy.

I don`t really care for what these stir up be it real or fantasy, I`m only interested in the quality of the work and at this level they work for me.

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21 30/09/2014 - 10:52 PM
By cuffit
"This Lens is Soft" and other Myths.
"This Lens is Soft" and other Myths.

There is no shortage of that, depending on where you go, here it is not to bad Smile

3 01/10/2014 - 12:01 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
M4/3 must-have lenses
57 30/09/2014 - 9:22 PM
By Paul Morgan
Day 24 September 2014: Candid Photography









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191 30/09/2014 - 6:21 PM
By kenwil
Judgement and Reality
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21 30/09/2014 - 10:52 PM
By cuffit
Video fans, I need help with terminology
It still a whole lot cheaper than using dedicated movie camera`s though Chris, and there smaller and easier to stick in rigs, cages etc.

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47 30/09/2014 - 8:48 PM
By keithh
Video fans, I need help with terminology
Processing normal HD can be a pain, hungry on processor, ram etc and this is still true when using the most up to date hardware.

Yet people are calling for 4k, not because they particularly need it, just because they have seen it and know it is available, if only they ever really knew Smile

From time to time I have been editing video for a friend, he would bring me the stuff saved to multiple DVD`s, the last time he called round I told him not to give my DVD`s, just give me the whole hard drive and I`ll plug it in, I can`t be doing with files saved on DVD`s anymore Smile


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47 30/09/2014 - 8:48 PM
By keithh
Video fans, I need help with terminology
Looks pretty good, I would say. And that's just with 1080p. With 4k it would presumably be a good deal better.

And a nightmare to process being 4x that of HD.

Have you read this bit by Philip Bloom.

http://philipbloom.net/2013/10/10/4kraw/

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47 30/09/2014 - 8:48 PM
By keithh
Two Street Photography essays worth a read.
Sometimes a great street shot is just a snap. By definition, it's a moment in time seen out and about. You have to see it, frame it, snap it, all in a split second.

Its nice when it all comes together Smile


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9 29/09/2014 - 11:14 PM
By Paul Morgan
Two Street Photography essays worth a read.
Have you seen Harvey Stein`s book "Harlem Street Portraits"

They might be portraits but you can really smell the street Smile

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Harvey+Stein&client=firefox-a&hs=5sk&a...

9 29/09/2014 - 11:14 PM
By Paul Morgan
M4/3 must-have lenses
57 30/09/2014 - 9:22 PM
By Paul Morgan
Two Street Photography essays worth a read.
Some refuse to except that street shots are snapshots, thinking that snapshots are somehow unplanned and somewhat inferior to a proper picture.

In one of those articles posted the writer calls street shots, snap shots, so at least we are in agreement with something Smile


Quote: How do you capture a good street photograph? If you look carefully at the street photographs of masters like Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, or Robert Frank you soon realize that the best of them are snapshot

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Quote: I've always been of the opinion that street 'proper' is candid, otherwise it's a portrait taken on the street.

Candid or not, street is street.

For me street is more a way of working than a style of picture taking.

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9 29/09/2014 - 11:14 PM
By Paul Morgan
Two Street Photography essays worth a read.
Yeh but I try to post stuff that is a little more open minded Smile

Some take it that street photography has to be candid but these rules are there for bending.

9 29/09/2014 - 11:14 PM
By Paul Morgan
Two Street Photography essays worth a read.
I love it when people come along and try to set rules Smile

9 29/09/2014 - 11:14 PM
By Paul Morgan
'Descriptions' in Gallery

Quote: 't really think of many shots that really "need" that much info - other than the bowler hat brigade where there is a message in every aspect of the shot

Only if the message is not clear Smile


Quote: but if you remember, that was one of the main moans from people - no one ever put that (arguably useless) info up... now it's there

Lol

33 30/09/2014 - 9:56 PM
By lawbert
Please sell me a large sensor...

Quote: So in summary, I've less justifiable reason for FF and more alternate options instead. I've taken an alternate Lens step, and am waiting to see if EOS Mv3 will mean i need new quality lenses anyway.

This is good to see Stuart Smile

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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
'Descriptions' in Gallery

Quote: the exif is pulled out of most photos on upload so you get that info these days.

The exif is not always useful, it can even tell lies, as you have probably noticed using flash creatively Ade Smile

33 30/09/2014 - 9:56 PM
By lawbert
Please sell me a large sensor...

Quote: You probably wont even need ISO 400 and f8, more like IS0 200 and f4, this is the main advantage of the smaller sensor, more dof at any given aperture.

You are talking 3 stops difference.
Canon/Nikon DSLR crop sensors are about 1 stop different compared to 24x36, and 4/3 is around 2 stops different.

Your arguments are meaningless and pointless.

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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
'Descriptions' in Gallery

Quote: it's my choice that if there is no description of an image that I like then I won't vote/comment. Wink

You will have a job voting on any of mine anyway Smile

33 30/09/2014 - 9:56 PM
By lawbert
Light meter

Quote: I went and got a Sekonic L-308S now how do I use it any tips welcomeWink

Lots and lots of info on youtube, here`s just one.





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15 29/09/2014 - 6:23 PM
By Paul Morgan
Please sell me a large sensor...
Yeh they look good Smile

Or if you want something cheap and chereful and fancy building something.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dream-Waterproof-White-Strips-Strip/dp/B00C6SHZSE/ref=sr...

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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
'Descriptions' in Gallery
Often the pictures with incredibly pretentious titles are the ones with no description, which just shows that the person is slightly too far up themselves (IMHO).

I don`t title mine, why should I Smile

33 30/09/2014 - 9:56 PM
By lawbert
Please sell me a large sensor...
Yeh my guess is there fixed.

I`ve just been looking at these

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BUZGK6M?psc=1

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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Please sell me a large sensor...
Actually there quite nice and cheap considering Smile

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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Please sell me a large sensor...
I was thinking of using 4 of these, though I`m not quite sure if they will be bright enough.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rolson-Tools-60702-Magnetic-Lamp/dp/B001B4PINI/ref=sr_1_...

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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Please sell me a large sensor...
You probably wont even need ISO 400 and f8, more like IS0 200 and f4, this is the main advantage of the smaller sensor, more dof at any given aperture.

I was toying on the idea of a basic ring light, use my old barn doors and attach an LED light to each of the 4 leafs.

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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Please sell me a large sensor...
Those that interest me will be too bulky for outdoor use Smile

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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
My Rights on a second hand dishwasher that went on fire.
I would be very surprised if the charity shop actually tested this appliance, its not quite the same as quickly plugging in a kettle.

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21 29/09/2014 - 9:56 AM
By Chris_L
Cost effective good glass with good AF.
You lot need to get to a few rewind festivals Smile

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67 30/09/2014 - 11:53 PM
By Paul Morgan
Please sell me a large sensor...

Quote: Making your own continuous lighting can't be that hard, so long as the colour temperature of the source bulbs/leds is consistent I don't see any problem.

I`ve already been and priced it all up, roughly 200 a unit Smile

The most expensive parts are the LED tubes.

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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Please sell me a large sensor...

Quote: Making your own continuous lighting can't be that hard, so long as the colour temperature of the source bulbs/leds is consistent I don't see any problem.

I`ve already been and priced it all up, roughly 200 a unit Smile

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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Discussion
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126 28/09/2014 - 6:28 AM
By Coast
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Discussion
Don`t forget to claim your free grips.

http://olympusuk.sales-promotions.com/

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126 28/09/2014 - 6:28 AM
By Coast
Fuji SL1000
With my fuji x10 I have to set external flash to "On" in the menu, could your Fuji be similar ?

Have a look through you camera menu and check the flash options.

You should be perfectly able to use these yongnuo units, I use them all the time.

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4 28/09/2014 - 5:17 PM
By gmpy
Day 28 September 2014: Sunbeam Shots

90 30/09/2014 - 2:18 PM
By robertnorbury
Questions related to LR and PS
Paul, I appreciate your help. Yes, I am selecting where I want the images to go, but what gets me is why does the program always default to Pictures on my C drive?

This happens to me from time to time, usually because I have accidentally changed something without realizing, its easily done.

Once set up your files should always save to your required destination.

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23 28/09/2014 - 7:06 PM
By lobsterboy
Questions related to LR and PS
Denny pretty much every problem you have had so far be it uploading to the galleries or Lr is because of some mistake or something you did not understand.

When your importing images are you selecting your desired destination folder or are you leaving this at default and the wonder why it is saving to the wrong place, you need to tell Lr what you want.

Next time your importing pictures tell Lr were you would like them saved, in your case to a folder on your external hard drive.

Look to the bottom rh side of your screen.


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23 28/09/2014 - 7:06 PM
By lobsterboy
Flash light compatibility
4/3`s has been around ten years.

Even though this unit is ten years old its trigger voltage should still be pretty low.

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3 27/09/2014 - 8:39 PM
By Paul Morgan
Questions related to LR and PS

Quote: Adobe needs to hire a few photographers to control the techs and engineers.

They do, or a least they use the feedback from photographers, maybe both.

As is the Photographers photography package, it is something its users had been wanting for a long time.

23 28/09/2014 - 7:06 PM
By lobsterboy
Flash light compatibility
Try it and see, its a ten year old unit so not sure if it will operate properly in TTL mode but there is a good chance it will work.

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3 27/09/2014 - 8:39 PM
By Paul Morgan
Please sell me a large sensor...

Quote: Order the lenses online, if you get free returns (all decent retailers) you can carefully try out the expensive primes, if you see a difference with your photos straight away great, if not you can return the lens. If you buy a fab lens and you do upgrade your body later it's not like it won't work (obviously don't get EF-S lenses)

I've put prime lenses on my mft camera and can tell from the LCD (it is quite hi-res) that they might be something special and then have had confirmation on the computer before I've even adjusted any settings.

guess there similar to what your talking about Chris.
I asked Shahed what they were called, cos I'd forgotten, and they are "Ice Lights", they aren't something I'd buy as I don't do much out and about portraiture.

They are super portable led wands, they aren't cheap and that's due to the tech and the fab results you can get with them.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-westcott-ice-light/p1531849

Yes they are a little pricey Smile

After my last post I noticed these in the EPZ news section, lol one of these cost more than my entire studio lighting kit put together Smile

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/limelite-led-studiolite-options--26271

Guess this is more like what Peter Hurley is using in that YouTube vid I posted.

Lol I might have a go at building one of my own Smile

99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Please sell me a large sensor...

Quote: He switched from the zooms to using primes and he uses these lights which are cool tube things,

Some are now switching from flash to LED lighting, the pro grade panels are a little dear though.

Peter Hurley uses nothing but light panels, guess there similar to what your talking about Chris.





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99 30/09/2014 - 2:05 AM
By MichaelMelb_AU
Olympus Pen E-PM2
You will struggle a bit.

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22 26/09/2014 - 6:50 PM
By Carabosse