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Day 14 July 2014: Photos That Fit The Theme 'Raw'



4 14/07/2014 - 1:08 AM
By Snapper
AdobeCreative cloud

Quote: Good value at that price when you see what's included.

I have know idea what this lot is for, but there is plenty of free stuff, fonts as well.


8 14/07/2014 - 12:32 AM
By gary_d
What music do you listen to when your processing?
The last few days its been this lot, I only need open a window Smile

http://www.henley-festival.co.uk/Programme

6 13/07/2014 - 9:03 PM
By SlowSong
AdobeCreative cloud
There are a fair few freebies as well including behance, 20 GB storage and an Ipad LR ap.

8 14/07/2014 - 12:32 AM
By gary_d
Day 13 July 2014: Vertical Lines







86 13/07/2014 - 8:41 PM
By Paul Morgan
Olympus Camedia Equivalent

Quote: I tried both Stylus 1 and Stylus 2, I much perfer the 2 as IMO the IQ was slightly better. If you can live without the EVF and shorter zoom range.

Stylus 2 ? are you getting mixed up with the XZ-2.

The XZ-2 is about half the price of the Stylus 1, IQ is about the same but use loose out on the extended zoom range and viewfinder.

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5 13/07/2014 - 7:41 PM
By Paul Morgan
AdobeCreative cloud
How much beer could you get for 8.78 a month, were I live its 2 and a bit pints Smile

I`ve found it worthwhile.

8 14/07/2014 - 12:32 AM
By gary_d
Posable mannequin..

Quote: Hi
Just wondering if anyone knows where I might be able to get hold of a posable mannequin so I can practice lighting techniques in my studio? Not having much look on eBay. Or any other ideas on what might work?

Thanks


Quote: Just use the husband/wife and pay them in cakes Grin

Get yourself one of those hairdressers practice heads.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hairdressing-Practice-Head-Free-Clamp/dp/B003CRZUM6/ref=...

4 13/07/2014 - 5:07 PM
By Chrism8
Olympus Camedia Equivalent

Quote: Hi all,

I used to have an Olympus Camedia C-760 Ultra Zoom camera which was just amazing. Long story short - got a different one when it broke, it wasn't quite as good, that camera has now gone to someone, so I'm looking to get a new one. My Olympus Camedia was fantastic, so I was wondering if anyone knew if there was an updated version or an equivalent. Thanks for reading this if you have! Kerry x

The Olympus Stylus 1 would be about the best equ and it shares the same 10x zoom, it also uses the same viewfinder, touch tilting rear screen and processing engine of the EM5, its a lovely little camera.

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/olympus-stylus-1-review-23438
http://robinwong.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/olympus-stylus-1-review.html

5 13/07/2014 - 7:41 PM
By Paul Morgan
Small Speedlite Softbox
There certainly becoming popular Smile





18 11/07/2014 - 11:14 PM
By Paul Morgan
Small Speedlite Softbox
The large flash bender + soft cover might do the trick.

This will give you some idea of how good they are.





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18 11/07/2014 - 11:14 PM
By Paul Morgan
Using the New Low ISO Setting on E-M5

Quote: Thanks for that Paul. I use the lens mostly at, or around f8.0. I found early on that I wasn't getting good sharpness wide open. However, sometimes I open it up to give me a better background, eg. leaves to close behind the subject. As far as zooming all the way out or in, I'll have a closer look maybe tomorrow if I get out again.

Hand held or tripod Denny.

Hand held I would not want to go slower than 1/600s with that lens, and if your using a tripod try the 1/8s anti shock setting.

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13 12/07/2014 - 5:11 AM
By StrayCat
Small Speedlite Softbox

Quote: 2014 I'm looking for the same, are there any updates you would also now recommend?
Many thanks

What are you looking for

18 11/07/2014 - 11:14 PM
By Paul Morgan
Day 11 July 2014: Reflections In Buildings

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42 12/07/2014 - 6:18 PM
By dpr59
Using the New Low ISO Setting on E-M5
I don`t know a great deal about this lens, but I did find this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKwJ48GTJWo

Mixed with low ISO this could be part of your problem.

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13 12/07/2014 - 5:11 AM
By StrayCat
Strobist Kit
Mine shrunk on the last shoot

Yeh I`ve been trying to shrink my kit as well, I`ve replaced some of the modifiers by using stuff made by Rogue, but there is still a few bits and pieces that I will still have to lump.

4 10/07/2014 - 8:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Strobist Kit
Over the past few years my kit has grown to the extent it needs its own bag, just for the speedlites, fixings and modifiers.

Are any of you in a similar situation.

4 10/07/2014 - 8:24 PM
By Paul Morgan
Day 09 July 2014: Photos That Fit The Theme 'Sunshine'



90 11/07/2014 - 6:07 PM
By ladigit
Using the New Low ISO Setting on E-M5

Quote: True, Paul Tongue

the early reports of shutter shock were related to specific lenses and sugested it was some weird relationship between lens aperture control and shutter actuation. Since then it has been reported more widely and the discussion may have moved on in the meantime.

The only real case I know of was with the GX1 with its power zoom lens but there seems to be two camps, those that swear it is there, and those that swear it is not, I`m very much in the second camp Smile

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13 12/07/2014 - 5:11 AM
By StrayCat
Using the New Low ISO Setting on E-M5

Quote: Which lens are you using? There are some lenses that are prone to 'shutter shock' at about the shutter speeds you mention - I presume you are using the 100-300 and it is not a problem I have heard with that lens, but it may be worth researching.

No lens is prone but some users seem to be.

13 12/07/2014 - 5:11 AM
By StrayCat
Cheap Panny G3 - get yours now!

Quote: These arn`t going at these prices to assist marketing. there going at these prices to try and recuperate cost, its all part and parcel of bad marketing.

It's called "cutting your losses". It's not bad marketing though. In the case of system cameras it often makes sense to sell superseded bodies at below cost to get people into the system - you can then make your profit by selling them lenses. Once they're locked into the system you can then sell them new bodies too.


Quote: It's called "cutting your losses". It's not bad marketing though

Yes it is, Panasonic released the G5 far to quickly after releasing the G3, the end result was that a lot of the G3`s were left sitting on the shelf.

And the G3 was not a particularly good design, it lost a lot of the features that were found in the earlier models, the release of the G5 rectified this.

18 08/07/2014 - 5:17 PM
By SlowSong
Day 08 July 2014: Photos That Fit The Theme 'Culture'
Music festivals Smile








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64 11/07/2014 - 6:11 PM
By ladigit
Day 07 July 2014: Horizontal Lines









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88 08/07/2014 - 4:55 PM
By icphoto
Day 04 July 2014: Detail Photography





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89 08/07/2014 - 1:01 AM
By Paul Morgan
Cheap Panny G3 - get yours now!
Yes it is, I picked up a brand new GF2 + 14mm about a year ago, it was cheaper than buying the 14mm on its own Smile

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18 08/07/2014 - 5:17 PM
By SlowSong
External hard drive problem

Quote: PC World do data recovery for all types of drives and from what they told me the prices are far less than the online data recovery companies. I just had to pay out or rather the insurance company did 1422.00 for one of my drives which had a mysterious fall! After much interrogation of the family I am still none the wiser as to the culprit!

Do you not have an adequate back up solution.

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47 07/07/2014 - 11:53 PM
By mikehit
Cheap Panny G3 - get yours now!

Quote: it's almost worth giving away superseded bodies just to get people into the system. It's good marketing.

These arn`t going at these prices to assist marketing. there going at these prices to try and recuperate cost, its all part and parcel of bad marketing.

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18 08/07/2014 - 5:17 PM
By SlowSong
Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion
Just thank yourself Lucky. I mist out on all the Olympus freebies Smile Smile

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4742 07/07/2014 - 7:32 PM
By Paul Morgan
Easy off camera flashlighting?
Just make sure you get a version that is dedicated to your camera system, I posted that link simply as a typical example.

You can get shorter coiled leads but I tend to avoid these.

Its generally better to start using off camera flash using TTL, you can still get plenty of control using this way.

6 07/07/2014 - 7:30 PM
By Paul Morgan
Olympus OM-D EM-5 Discussion

Quote: "I am happy to confirm that your claim for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Bonus HLD-6 Grip Promotion has now been approved and that you will receive your free HLD-6 battery grip within the next 30 days".

Yes!!! Cannot wait Smile

Be patient there is probably quite a big demand for the free grip and it could take a while.

4742 07/07/2014 - 7:32 PM
By Paul Morgan
Easy off camera flashlighting?
For the most basic of off camera flash requirements grab yourself an off camera TTL lead, something like this.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lastolite-Camera-Flash-Cords-Single/dp/B002L6G9CO/ref=sr...

They don`t need batteries and you will still get fully dedicated flash control, if your only using a single unit I would not even bother with wireless triggers anyway.

AS your experience grows and you want to add more units into the mix then consider wireless flash triggers and full manual control

Flash modifiers, check out the Rogue flash benders, they are superb.

6 07/07/2014 - 7:30 PM
By Paul Morgan
Day 06 July 2014: Photos That Fit The Theme 'Colour'







114 07/07/2014 - 8:47 PM
By macprints
Where does the money come from
Coal mining had a strong resurgence during and after WW2

Some useful info

http://www.ncm.org.uk/docs/collections-documents/statistics-in-mining.pdf?sfvrsn...

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99 08/07/2014 - 4:57 PM
By lemmy
Where does the money come from

Quote: I don`t believe many of us were around when the decline first started.

I suspect you may be a little surprised there Paul Wink

The industry had been in a steady decline since the 1920`s, it was only a matter of time, the writing had been on the wall for a long time.

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99 08/07/2014 - 4:57 PM
By lemmy
Where does the money come from

Quote: We all shared in the decline of the coal industry. Industry seems to be the only part of the economy mentioned in these earlier posts

I don`t believe many of us were around when the decline first started.

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99 08/07/2014 - 4:57 PM
By lemmy
External hard drive problem

Quote: He plugged that into some gizmo that then checks for 'bad sectors' on the disk, pull the good secotrs than by the wonders of modern mathematics try and rebuild the damaged ones

I`ve got a bit of software that can do that.

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47 07/07/2014 - 11:53 PM
By mikehit
If Evolution isn't true
If you want to control others, dream up a religion, it works every time Smile

Edit, think I posted this in the wrong thread Smile Smile

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82 12/07/2014 - 8:14 PM
By gcarth
Drop Box

Quote: I recently sent a set of MY old photos (scanned from 35mm) on a CD to a friend for his own use. I now find that they have been put into DropBox without my permission.
I understand that this is a storage system rather than being published. I wondered what the position is about ownership, getting them removed. etc.

How did you find they had been added to dropbox, did he send you a link ?

As others have said Drop box is pretty secure and to share you have to send links, maybe he added it to a shared folder by mistake, it is easily done.

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13 09/07/2014 - 6:44 PM
By johnkennedy
External hard drive problem
What did he do to recover the images

47 07/07/2014 - 11:53 PM
By mikehit
Mirrorless camera sales overtake DSLRs - shock, horror! ;-)

Quote: Lastly, just an aside to the allusions of what constitutes a "professional" camera: most of the pros you are alluding to choose top end Nikon and Canon because of the reliability and build quality, and the fact they won't fail in the middle of an assignment or in adverse conditions. Not for ultimate image quality, as this should be pretty good whatever the high end camera.

That's it! Discussion of formats and sharpness and IQ is something I never came across among my fellow media pros in 50 years in the business. The biggest topic of discussion was moaning that Nikon used us for publicity but didn't offer us anything in return. People started to tape over the Nikon logo on the front of the camera....Nikon then opened a superb professional repair service, sending their techs to Wimbledon and the Grand Prix and the golf tournaments all over the world. Canon had to respond and did.

The idea that a 'professional camera' is a matter of IQ etc is silly - IQ is taken for granted.

Actually, that wasn't the always the biggest topic of discussion. The newspaper or magazine that paid the fattest fees was often main one. Professional phtogra[phers disucuss the tools of their trade about as often as a plumber or electrician discuss theirs.

Pro`s have also been known to use what some may consider amateur kit, at the end of the day does it really matter what is being used, its just a tool.

http://www.robgalbraith.com/multi_page8c1c.html?cid=7-6468-7844
http://vimeo.com/34125446

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154 05/07/2014 - 8:16 AM
By lemmy
Day 03 July 2014: Photos That Fit The Theme 'Fast'

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83 04/07/2014 - 8:01 AM
By NDODS
Garden Diary - What's Going On In Yours?

Quote: I once found a pupa

So had the cats, they had been fetching them in as well Smile

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1154 13/07/2014 - 9:24 AM
By Squirrel
Which to get : OMD EM-5 or EM-10 ???
These days I`m more interested in what is fit for purpose instead of agonizing over different systems, the differences are often very slight anyway Smile

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58 02/07/2014 - 10:21 PM
By Paul Morgan
Garden Diary - What's Going On In Yours?
The last few nights our cats have been snacking on these, they fetch them in, let them fly around for a bit then eat them, I`m guessing there Elephant hawk moths but I`m no expert Smile


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1154 13/07/2014 - 9:24 AM
By Squirrel
Which to get : OMD EM-5 or EM-10 ???

Quote: Unfortunately, nearly all the M43 zooms test out very similar to the 16-50, meaning no "safety margin" for sharpness.

Not sure were you have been getting your results from but being a user of 4/3 and M4/3 for about 10 years I found the lenses on average have been every bit as good as anything built by anyone else.

One thing Olympus have always been very good at doing is producing decent lenses.

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58 02/07/2014 - 10:21 PM
By Paul Morgan
Mirrorless camera sales overtake DSLRs - shock, horror! ;-)

Quote: And what is the point of that, all that tells me is that the poster is not using color profiles.

So you're saying you cant see anything else to compare?

I lost interest at this point.

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154 05/07/2014 - 8:16 AM
By lemmy
Advice on a basic 2 light kit

Quote: If I'm working for any length of time, strobes really drain the batteries, and the power drops off quite quick, and as Paul mentions there's no modelling light. I found it does help when fine tuning their and the models position, particularly if you try to give dramatic lighting.

You can spend a whole day trying to get the strobes precisely how you want them and still not be happy, with a modeling light you know what your going to get with very little messing around.

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32 01/07/2014 - 11:40 PM
By Paul Morgan
Mirrorless camera sales overtake DSLRs - shock, horror! ;-)

Quote: The link is to a comparison between a Panasonic G6 and a Nikon d300 16.85mm

Make of it what you will

https://www.flickr.com/photos/77738411@N00/14365837199/

And what is the point of that, all that tells me is that the poster is not using color profiles.

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154 05/07/2014 - 8:16 AM
By lemmy
Hifi question: selling separates
Worth while then Smile

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14 04/07/2014 - 7:09 PM
By Carabosse
Advice on a basic 2 light kit
I think Lucian is just playing with us and having a laugh Smile

Interesting the way he got the bride adopting the same shape as the figure head Smile Smile


32 01/07/2014 - 11:40 PM
By Paul Morgan