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Macintosh: Adobe Lightroom or Capture One Pro

Quote: [quote]and for the future Lightroom should be upgraded.

Coming on Tuesday, Lightroom 6 Wink
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If the rumors are true its going to annoy some people Smile

8 19/04/2015 - 1:29 PM
By JJGEE
what is your pet hate
Trying to explain PTSD to someone that does not understand it, it seems most don`t.

77 19/04/2015 - 1:34 PM
By shootersclough
FL50R FlashGun
Its a good unit, keep it.

It might look a little big attached to an OMD, use it off camera.

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3 18/04/2015 - 6:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?
At some point I will re order this 17mm, its a must have lens for M4/3 Smile

70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
what is your pet hate
Sky boxes that keep packing up, first they wanted 65 to send out an engineer, but I was eventually able to knock them down to no charge at all.

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77 19/04/2015 - 1:34 PM
By shootersclough
locality song
We do have this one from George Harrison.





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9 17/04/2015 - 11:17 PM
By Paul Morgan
locality song

Quote: [quote]Hahahaha. Like anyone would write a song about Rotherham....

Nah, this is more like it, I`ve spent enough time up there Smile











9 17/04/2015 - 11:17 PM
By Paul Morgan
FL50R FlashGun
Yes its fully compatible, including the RC flash control.

3 18/04/2015 - 6:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Pantyhose over your lens and other handy ideas
Here you go Chris





4 16/04/2015 - 5:02 PM
By Paul Morgan
Day 16 April 2015: Bridge

142 18/04/2015 - 11:25 AM
By HUFC
Soft box and light stand
Or just use or normal stand plus a boom, these should be fine and really easy to use.

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6 16/04/2015 - 4:43 PM
By Paul Morgan
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?
Lol a little like the new cooker I ordered last year.

They called me ten minutes before delivery to tell me they were on the way and when they arrived they insisted on delivering it to the people next door, they would not let me have it, turned out they had printed the wrong house number on the delivery note Smile

70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Pantyhose over your lens and other handy ideas
Mirrors are also good in the studio or when using flash for adding impact to catch lights, for clam shell lighting and the like.

I`ve used them myself for this.

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4 16/04/2015 - 5:02 PM
By Paul Morgan
There must be an easier way to get a message to someone flying overhead...
Nice Smile

1 16/04/2015 - 12:10 AM
By Paul Morgan
Pantyhose over your lens and other handy ideas
I sometimes use cling film over my lensbabys, it saves spending money on a new optic Smile

I`ve seen a few pro`s covering there flash units in clear plastic bags when shooting in the rain.

4 16/04/2015 - 5:02 PM
By Paul Morgan
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?

Quote: The JJC one is really nice and if you get it from China (longer wait) you can save even more. It's a quality hood. I totally agree though, it's a rip-off. On cloudy days and in places where the light is kind you can leave the hood off which makes the whole thing look much more discreet. Get it on a slow boat from China.

You can also use your hand as I find myself doing at times when I`ve left a hood at home.

70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Wedding Photographer dies

Quote: I can find this one although it may not be?
http://www.ephotozine.com/user/jackal-16010/about
Ken

Looks to me like it could be the same person.

5 14/04/2015 - 10:10 PM
By Paul Morgan
Junk email
If you getting over a 1000 a day then you have a problem, I can`t see how it can be connected to this site, looks like its your end.

I probably get about 200 a week and its a very old email address that is used for everything.

52 15/04/2015 - 7:18 PM
By StrayCat
Wedding Photographer dies
This is sad, had he been a member here, the name rings a bell.
http://petapixel.com/2015/04/12/wedding-photographer-dies-after-hitting-head-in-...

5 14/04/2015 - 10:10 PM
By Paul Morgan
Taking close ups
Yeh I thought you were Smile

Check out the tubes that Mike savage recommends from Amazon, there cheap, allow full control of your lenses and they work.

6 14/04/2015 - 4:59 AM
By StrayCat
Seeing perspective in photography

Quote: As you recognise converging verticals are an issue you should make yourself aware of them in those situations where you know they occur and double check the viewfinder or screen. then adjust your position to reduce or avoid them, or conversely make them a feature. We can all forget on occasion. Certainly when using my ultrawide lenses I try to be that extra careful.

As for people, Paul's shot shows good use of a low angle. Is the key part mid frame? No. (Given the nature of this shot I'm sure some may disagree Wink). But the low angle creates an imposing subject with power and dominance, whereas a higher angle reduces the perceived power. It depends on what you want to show and that's how I'd approach a person shot.

Use perspective to your advantage.

This photographer often shoots from above making his subjects of the elderly look extra small, extra weak and extra frail.
http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/4094/dubliners-the-brilliant-street-ph...

10 14/04/2015 - 5:29 PM
By Sooty_1
LR5 - cool use for automask
I don`t really edit much in Lr but it does look useful, thanks.

11 14/04/2015 - 12:21 PM
By psiman
Verbal abuse
I`m the opposite and easily fly off the handle Sad

48 15/04/2015 - 9:23 PM
By StrayCat
Seeing perspective in photography
I don't let perspective bother me. I find it adds interest to people.




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10 14/04/2015 - 5:29 PM
By Sooty_1
What is more important, the shot or the editing software afterwards?

Quote: It would be difficult to print to the standards Adams produced due to the availability of the high content of silver and cadmium in the paper plus the withdrawn chemicals for heath and safety reasons.
I cant think of the name whose negatives were destroyed on his death preventing their misuse.
The work of Bullock and Weston I admire beyond Adams.
We should remember that the old Masters used plate cameras where each negative was processed one at a time..

Duffy by any chance, not that his negatives were destroyed on his death, he built a bonfire and burnt them himself.







56 14/04/2015 - 9:39 AM
By Evertonian
Help me spend 600-800
CSC`s as nice as they are would not have been your best option, you have made a good choice.

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27 12/04/2015 - 10:22 PM
By Paul Morgan
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?

Quote: ( I was only messing Wink )

I prefer the black one. Silver does look sexy, but once it is on a black body, it might look odd. And as Paul R said, it is less obvious for street Smile

I find that black and silver work well together so I`m not bothered with lens or body color, I use a silver EM5, mixed with mostly black lenses, my only silver lens is the 45mm, really I`m not bothered by color.

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70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?
Why worried, did you nor realise the 17mm silver produces better results Smile Smile

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70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Junk email
Does your email address contain the words fanpilot ?

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52 15/04/2015 - 7:18 PM
By StrayCat
Junk email

Quote: I have just received spam email to an email address that I specifically set up for this website.

I set up email addresses specific to websites I use, so that I can then find out who is trading or leaking my addresses... and it seems that EPZ has done so.

What's going off EPZ?

Before blaming others I think you should be looking elsewhere.

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52 15/04/2015 - 7:18 PM
By StrayCat
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?

Quote: Chris, your first link does not work Sad The second link does, and I think it has sold me on the 17mm 1.8. amazing!

Paul, I have been googling images of said lenses on the EM5 and although the 20mm is smaller, the 17mm looks much better on the body. Still small enough that I can have it hanging my my side in Disney and not worry about the lens catching everything I walk past Wink

I will give it another few hours thought, then probably will get the 17mm... or a used 12mm 1.8 on Wex haha.

The 17mm may not be as small as the 20 but it is still small.

I believe you will like it.

In my opinion the 17mm is one of the nicest made for M4/3.

I see no advantages in having a 12mm over a 14mm unless you really do need the extra couple of mm`s, image and speed wise there both more or less the same.

The 12 and 14 were compared here.
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/05/wide-angle-micro-43-imatest-results

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70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
What is more important, the shot or the editing software afterwards?

Quote: The only point for me is to get as close as possible to the image I thought I took. It may be preferable to get everything perfect in camera but things happen....
Would you bin an otherwise great landscape shot because the horizon was squint on the basis of some purist ideal, or spend 10 seconds straightening it?

Some things are best done in camera, others in software.

Often when you straighten using software you end up loosing parts of your image, its one of those things that are best corrected in camera.

Even the best of images can often be improved upon with a little dodging and burning just like the darkroom days, you can`t dodge and burn in camera.

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56 14/04/2015 - 9:39 AM
By Evertonian
What is more important, the shot or the editing software afterwards?
Its always better to get it right in camera (or as close as possible) irrespective of how you work.

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56 14/04/2015 - 9:39 AM
By Evertonian
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?
Its always the way Smile

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70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?
Yes the 17 would be my choice.

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70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Help me spend 600-800
I'd definitely invest in a very good flash that can be fired remotely, using it on a stand to avoid firing directly at people. With the right camera and flash gun plus plenty of practice you can get studio type results at events where your subject is co-operating

I was looking at one of the Yongnuo style units that included wireless triggers and a modifier, the kit was not a great deal more than going for the flash on its own, but decided against recommending that one, the poster did say the complete novice may need to use it as well.

For such situations I find light stands are just a pain, your not very mobile in amongst people, for off camera flash best bets a flash in one hand and the camera in the other talking via a lead, chuck in something like a small or medium sized flash bender and your away.

A simple set up like this is more than enough, only use a Canon or Nikon branded set up instead.



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27 12/04/2015 - 10:22 PM
By Paul Morgan
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?
It's cheaper than the m.zuiko 17mm and apparently has better IQ

I believe a lot of this is down to a matter of taste.

I don`t own a 20 or 17mm, but I bet there are a lot of 17mm users that will tell you there is very little in it or the 17mm is better Smile

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70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?
Why not just take the 12-50mm if you already have one, its a pretty small lens and has more coverage than a 14-42, seems a bit of a waste buying a second basic kit zoom.

And also carry a small prime.

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70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Help me spend 600-800
I think he just means people dropping in at the office Chris.

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27 12/04/2015 - 10:22 PM
By Paul Morgan
Day 11 April 2015: Creative Flare





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72 12/04/2015 - 5:48 PM
By PhilScot
Taking close ups
What`s an M1 ?

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6 14/04/2015 - 4:59 AM
By StrayCat
Help me spend 600-800

Quote: I wouldn't buy an entry level Nikon

Well its not as if an entire system is needed or a whole lot of features, a single kit lens should do it.

Camera 1200D/kit lens 275
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-Digital-Camera-18-55mm-3-5-5-6/dp/B00IE3UR08/ref=s...
Flash 82
http://www.amazon.co.uk/YONGNUO-YN-568EXII-YongNuo-YN-568EX-Flashgun/dp/B00DB21T...
Lightroom 97
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adobe-Photoshop-Lightroom-Mac-PC/dp/B00CLD7Y4O/ref=sr_1_...
Total cost this far, about 450 and all new, leaving plenty of change for the other bits and pieces.

27 12/04/2015 - 10:22 PM
By Paul Morgan
Help me spend 600-800

Quote: I was looking at CSC systems as they are a bit smaller & a little friendlier for a novice IMHO.

They might be smaller but they are no easier to use than DSLR`s, and you would more than likely be paying through the nose for a dedicated flash.

Does the kit have to be brand new, if not check out London Camera Exchange


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27 12/04/2015 - 10:22 PM
By Paul Morgan
Help me spend 600-800
I`d go entry level Canon or Nikon and include a kit lens.

For flash I`d go with one of the Yongnuo dedicated TTL units, these are a lot cheaper than something from Canon or Nikon and should keep you well in budget.

This should leave you with enough change for batteries and charger (for flash) memory cards and Lr, perhaps even enough change for a spare camera battery.

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27 12/04/2015 - 10:22 PM
By Paul Morgan
Pink colour cast in Photoshop
Is your screen calibrated.

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11 12/04/2015 - 8:52 PM
By aftertherain
Nikon S9900 or Lumix TZ60?

Quote: Paul, I'd love a 17mm but unless I can find a 17mm or close enough, for less than 100 in less than 29 days...... I won't be getting one any time soon ha

Add a sigma 19mm instead.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-19mm-2-8-MFT-Lens/dp/B00BPZCYK8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8...

70 17/04/2015 - 11:36 PM
By Paul Morgan
Verbal abuse

Quote: Don't stand for it. Just ring the police and report them every time

As if they haven't got better things to do Smile

Its best to simply ignore or move on, and pic your future spots more carefully.

48 15/04/2015 - 9:23 PM
By StrayCat
Time to get the UA system sorted.

Quote: Your back to the 1 UA per day then Ade

Last time I checked it was 4 a day for + members and 1 a week for everyone else.

Where are you getting the one a day figure from.

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42 13/04/2015 - 10:45 AM
By Just Jas
No professional cameras allowed.

Quote: It's too easy to go to these places and miss out on the experience because you photograph everything and you see it all through a viewfinder. The shots will rarely do justice to the real thing and won't be too different from a million other shots from the same vantage point.

When I was in NY in 2002 I took loads from top of ESB with my Olympus compact and I never look at them, the ones I prefer are the one offs of people, likes of this of a pal caught in sudden storm





I often still carry one of these Smile
http://www.35mmc.com/30/08/2013/the-olympus-mju-ii-the-ultimate-point-shoot/

25 09/04/2015 - 10:14 PM
By Paul Morgan
Does This Make any sense to You?

Quote: [quote]Most press and sports I ever saw used Canon unless they were hoiking the issue Pensax from the local press.

The proliferation of Nikon has in my experience been a relative recent thing.

Nikon reigned supreme in the 1960's and 1970s and that seems like yesterday!

Next year will be my 60th as a photographer.
[/quote]

Then Eos killed all that.

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49 10/04/2015 - 7:47 PM
By StrayCat