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ckristoff

Friends,
welcome to my portfolio.
One day I hope my images will be worth looking at!


Frank.
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  • Thank you Phil,

    I don't think I have much use for A3 prints. I'll take a look at the printer you've suggested. I'm assuming it prints photos reasonably well?


    Frank.
  • Thank you,

    so I would like to get a wireless photo printer. What would be a good all rounder for under 100 please?

    Frank.
  • Hello Phil,

    thank you for your reply. It has been suggested to me that I get a wireless printer, suitable for photos. My Mac forum friends, suggest I go back to Curry's telling them, that I did not need them to install THEIR iCloud software, and I don't need McAfee anti-virus; asking them to give me a printer instead. Will that work?

    Frank.
  • Hello friends,

    I've had my Mac for about a week, and I'm having a tough time getting used to it. on a Mac forum, it was suggested, that my Canon i9950 printer is not compatible with the Sierra software. Is this true, and is there some way to work around the problem please?


    Frank.
  • Hello friends,

    my Apple Mac has arrived and it's lovely. Watching 4K HD videos on Youtube is amazing. I did manage to set it up slowly. Then it took me a while to register my Apple I.D.

    I've hooked up my HP office printer, and it works! I haven't tried my i9950 printer yet as I need to put photos onto the Mac. I've also got the disc drive and external hard drive fitted.

    My question now is, how do I get the Canon DPP software downloaded onto this computer. I also have Photoshop Elements 15 installed, but I haven't looked at it yet.


    Frank.
  • Phil,

    thank you for your reply.


    Frank.
  • I patiently wait for the arrival of my Apple computer. Looking at Youtube videos, it's quite a special machine.

    I seem to understand that I'll need an external hard drive, but what sort do I need? I've heard of SSD, it depends on price I suppose.

    I've also heard about an Apple Magic Trackpad - do I need this?


    Frank.
  • Hello friends,
    thank you all for your informative replies.

    Rightly or wrongly, I've ordered my Apple Mac and superdrive, as well as Elements and Office, which will be loaded onto the computer. They shall also give me some tuition on the machine, so I'm looking forward to it.

    For past 2 years, I haven't done a lot of photography, as I've had prostate cancer, followed by radiotherapy, from which I'm still recovering. I'm hoping to pick up my 7D once more, and to use it with manual mode, and learn to use Live View.

    If I have any questions, I will be back.


    Frank.
  • Thank you for your replies, very helpful!

    Sterodesign, you say you use all the Canon apps on your Mac. So how do I get the apps onto the Mac ( when I buy it )? Do I simply download from the Canon website? I don't think I'm clever enough to subscribe to the CC software!

    I've got Spyder Express 3, upgraded to version 4, I'm assuming it will work.

    So I'll be able to use a superdrive to play CDs and DVDs. Would this device also enable me to load software onto the Mac, using discs?

    I appreciate all your patience in helping me with my request.


    FRank.
  • Hello Phil,

    thank you for your informative reply. I have my mind on purchasing an Apple computer. Can you explain what a thumb drive is, please?


    Frank.
  • Hello friends, I'm seriously considering ordering an Apple iMac 27" 2017 computer. My local Curry's didn't have the model I requested in stock. They had 1 Apple computer on display, similar to one my mother has got.
    The only other detail I know is that it is 3.4GHZ.

    I forgot to ask the obvious question - it has no disc drive! So my question is, how can I put any existing software onto the computer? I'm concerned about how would I use my Canon DPP software on the Apple? Also how does the computer recognise my Canon i9950 printer, or my HP Deskjet 2050?

    I'll be buying Photoshop Elements to use with the Apple computer, so could I simply connect my Canon 7D to a USB port, and work from there?



    Frank.
  • Hello friends,

    thank you all for your valuable replies.

    I haven't heard about reverse grads - they sound interesting.

    However, I shall have to wait until next year for my new filters. My car is in for some serious repairs just now, so my hobbies can wait. Due to my cancer treatment last year, I've had to retire from work earlier than planned.


    Frank.
  • My main lack of confidence, is in doing post-processing.

    As I'm slowly recovering from cancer, I'm hoping to have the patience to learn how to use my 7D on manual mode. My love is landscape!


    Frank.
  • My first digital camera was the Canon 450D, which I quite liked.

    About 7 years ago, I gave it to my brother in law and bought my current Canon 7D, which I need to re-acquaint myself with, since being diagnosed prostate cancer 2 years ago.

    Frank.
  • Dear friends,
    I apologise for my late reply here. For past 2 weeks I've been unable to login to Ephotozine. Has there been a problem with the website?

    Thank you all for your kind advice. As I've said, I'm still recovering from my treatment, also for past few weeks I've had the grandchildren around, so I haven't picked up my camera yet. I haven't lost my desire for photography. I've missed some lovely sunsets this month, I don't do early mornings!

    My post-processing skills are non-existent. However, I've made my mind up to purchase Lee filters, in next couple months or so.


    Frank.
  • Darklord and Len,

    thank you both for your advice.

    I forgot to mention, I'm not clever with post processing. I have the original photoshop CS, and I now have Paintshop Pro X9, which I need to play with. I've never used Lightroom, although I understand it's a brilliant program.


    Frank.
  • Thank you for your kind replies!


    Frank.
  • Hello Friends,
    I apologise if I'm in the wrong section, but the word Filters is on here.

    It's 12 months since I finished having radiotherapy for prostate cancer. I'm slowly getting back to normality, although I still get tired.

    I have a Canon 7D, which I've owned for 6 or 7 years, but I haven't used it for almost 2 years. My aim is to learn to get better results for my photography by learning how to use it on Manual mode, and also to make use of Live View, which I have never used.

    This afternoon, I've looked online, to research the 100mm Lee Filter System. My plan is to buy the following items - Lee Professional kit, 77mm Lee Wide Angle Adaptor Ring and Lee Starter Kit. All this will be worth around 300. This will have to do me for a while, as I won't able to buy more filters willy nilly. I do of course have a large collection of Cokin P filters which I can still use. I won't buy Lee Circular polariser for example.

    One thing that I need advice for, is will I eventually have to purchase some soft ND grad filters in future? My main love of photography is landscape.

    I've watched Joe Cornish explain the merits of Lee Filters, and in the video, he explains being able to use 2 filter holders, in order to position 2 ND grad filters at different angles. I thought that was amazing.

    I thank you in advance, for your comments and replies.


    Frank.
  • Hello Novecento,

    I thoroughly enjoyed your video, absolutely beautiful!

    Is this flower festival on every year? Thank you for sharing,


    Francesco.
  • May I ask please? If I were to take a photograph, with my camera on manual mode, with possibly an ND filter or polariser filter, if the resulting image was acceptable, is there any need to use photoshop or an equivalent programme?


    Frank.
  • Kingbee,

    you've already said that the camera is working wonderfully. Also you bought it with an amazing deal - why worry? It has a warranty, does it not?


    Frank.
  • I have 3 Canon 'L' series zooms. There is no way I would like the front element of my lenses to be affected by the weather, so they are all protected by UV filters, and when I remember, I also use a lens hood. My lenses are over 10 years old and working lovely. My wife would NOT be amused if I had to spend a few K in order to replace them - no chance!

    So for members here who say they don't use filters, how do they slow down the water on the river?Tongue


    Frank.
  • Hello friends,

    I apologise for my late reply - I thank you all for your great advice. I'm recovering from radiotherapy for prostate cancer, and occasionally, like this past week, I suffer from fatigue, which is not very nice.

    I'll go and download DPP4, when I get some time to myself. Thank you Neil for that serial number, I will use that. I don't actually do a lot of processing. In fact I haven't used my camera for over 2 years. I just like to keep my camera up to date.


    Thank you once again, Frank.
  • This may be a dumb question, but here goes.........

    I have a Canon 7D ( not MK 2 ) and I'm wondering if I download DPP 4 from a Canon website, would I be able to use it.

    I ask because I started watching an overview of DPP 4 from the Canon USA website, and it mentioned that if downloaded, I would need the serial number of a compatible camera. How do I find out if my camera is compatible with DPP 4?


    Frank.
  • Thank you Justin and Jack,

    I don't have lightroom. I've never used level adjustments, although I understand the over/under exposure in camera. I've made myself familiar with AV and TV mode. I also know about sharpening, although I probably don't know how to fine tune it. The majority of post processing is way over my head, I don't understand it much.



    Frank.
  • Hello friends,

    it's been almost 2 years since I've taken any serious photos. 2015 has been very unkind to me, as regards my health.

    So, I feel I've returned back to a beginner stage, as I've forgotten some of the functions on my camera. What I would like to be able to do during 2016, is getting to grips with my camera, and learning manual mode, rather than my default 'P' setting. Also I need to learn how to use LiveView, as I've never touched it before.

    In the current issue of EOS magazine, there's a brilliant article on manual mode, which is very interesting. My question is, once I've discovered how to use manual mode, in order to get a decent photo, is it necessary for me to use PaintshopPro? In my simple understanding, if a good exposure is achieved, why bother messing about with photo editing? You can guess I'm not good at editing.

    I look forward to your replies.


    Frank.
  • Hello Cuffit,

    I'm really sorry! Yes, I did indeed receive your PM. I apologise for not replying to you. I'm not normally like this.

    I still have my part-time job, grandchildren and my wife to keep happy. They are all concerned, but I do try to keep in good spirits. On occasion I get what feel like mood swings, but I don't think it's that. Sunday morning I woke up feeling really great and generally happy. Yet, after lunch, my mood changed, to sort of feeling miserable. So I slept a couple hours. Later the feeling of heaviness on my mind didn't clear, although I enjoyed watching what was on TV. Sometimes I can't seem to get motivated to do chores around the house, almost like a feeling of helplessness. Rest assured, everyday is different. Normally I'm a very happy chappy. Of course hearing about would affect anybody.



    Frank.
  • Hello Friends,

    I apologise for not replying sooner, but I've been a bit down this past week, but I'm over it now.

    Last Sunday, my wife and I travelled to London to see a urologist, at Princess Grace Hospital. My aim was to ask her, if I am a suitable candidate for any treatments such as HIFU, Cryotherapy or NanoKnife.

    We met the nice lady at 9am Monday morning and I handed her a thick file of Urology notes from my local hospital. She read through them making notes. It turns out that I'm not a suitable candidate for any focal treatment, simply because of my existing heart disease, plus it turns out that my prostate is about three quarters full of cancer. So there we are. Although Monday was a nice sunny day, my wife and I had a miserable trip home. I couldn't even be bothered to read a paper or magazine, so I tried to sleep instead.

    The urologist sent me a letter back, which arrived on Friday. Her details were really pleasing, as my current medical team haven't been in contact. One urologist told me that I had an aggressive small cell cancer. According to the London doctor this is not so. It now seems I have a normal type cancer ( it's still cancer ).

    So as I'm already on hormone therapy injections, I'm doing ok, and I wait for radiotherapy. So I have been advised correctly by my medical team - the only problem is, they're not good at communicating any information.



    Frank.
  • Hello Friends,

    thank you for your continued replies. I'm not ignoring any of you, I've been busy doing other things, really encouraged by my wife and son.

    I'm not going to wait for Mr.Fenn to return from holiday. My son told me in no uncertain terms - get on the phone to London! I've been given details for London Urology Associates, over 3 weeks ago. So I finally telephoned them and made an appointment for Monday morning. So tomorrow, it's on the train to London town.

    The Urologist I need to see, is still on holiday, but I'm meeting with a couple of his colleagues, armed with all the Urology notes and MRI scans from our local hospital.

    I shall get back to you with any news.


    Frank.
  • Friends, thank you all so much - I never expected such a quick response. Members of EP never fail in their friendliness and support.

    I hear all of you, I really do. I've seen a private urologist already, and I'm in the process of making another appointment to see him. My problem is I'm too much of a nice guy, but I have it on good authority from a business friend, that I'm already speaking to 1 of the top men in South Wales. My son preaches to me every night, go phone someone else in London. That's all well and good, but I'm not ready for that just yet. Surely a few more weeks won't hurt?

    In past couple weeks I've spoken to 3 local men who have prostate cancer, one was diagnosed 6 years ago. I said nothing to him, but he's looking damn good on it. He's advised me on some dietary changes. I actually love broccoli soup, with tomatoes, onion and garlic really wonderful. I read on one cancer website, of a gentleman who eats broccoli soup daily, probably for lunch. He swears that it has helped him to keep his cancer at bay.

    Another man I spoke to, went to London to have a Cryotherapy operation to his prostate. I believe it involves keyhole surgery, where a needle is inserted into the prostate, it zaps argon gas onto the cancer cells, and this kills them apparently, they're thawed out and I suppose they get sucked out! He hasn't had the results of this operation yet, but he's confident that it will work. I shall be asking my consultant whether this would be suitable for me.

    Thank you all once again!


    Frank.