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Paul Morgan

It is the subject matter that effects us, not the technology used to capture it.
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  • My favourite pub food was always the simple cheese ploughman's (great with a pint or two) with a great big wedge of cheddar, pate, salad, a crusty roll and a selection of pickles, nowhere seems to do them any more.

    These day`s its all fancy low fat menu`s containing far too much sugar and carbs.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ploughman%27s_lunch
  • Could it be an intolerance ?

    Your own body telling you, lol have you ever had a big op in hospital and woke up with a salt craving Smile

    I never much enjoyed breads, pasta`s etc but put up with it in small amounts for most of my life simply because I was told it was good for me, then earlier this year discovered that I was most probably sensitive to gluten, though not coeliac disease (I got tested for this) reducing gluten has made a huge difference.

    Cheeses, yep love them all, especially the smelly ones and full fat one`s, the mouldy one`s etc.

    I`m not into low fat, my diet consist of probably 70% fat in some form or other, great stuff.
  • What is the difference between marketing on facebook and marketing via a flyer.

    Apart from the printing cost I can`t see anything else Smile

  • Quote:I have had a photography of me and my friend taken in a club, which I did not have a problem with. I also understand that the club publishes photos on Facebook. However, I have recently noticed leaflets promoting the club all over the town I live in, with my picture on it. Do they have a right to use my picture for marketing without my permission?


    Yep
  • Some flash units display the guide number on the rear LCD, on those that do (or a least mine) you can see a pretty big drop in power when you switch from TTL to TTL HSS.

  • Quote:So what everyone is saying is shutter speed doesn’t affect flash power in HSS


    Yes that's pretty much it if your working close but as I said earlier HSS will effect the power at greater distances, HSS uses more battery juice and the flash basically has a lower max guide number in this mode.

    I tend to use two types off flash TTL with HSS or full manual but I have found TTL, TTL with HSS and full manual are all equally controllable, much of its just boils down to personal preferences and needs.

    TTL v Manual

    HSS

  • Quote:So what everyone is saying is shutter speed doesn’t affect flash power in HSS


    Yes that's pretty much it if your working close but as I said earlier HSS will effect the power at greater distances, HSS uses more battery juice and the flash basically has a lower max guide number in this mode.

    I tend to use two types off flash TTL with HSS or full manual but I have found TTL, TTL with HSS and full manual are all equally controllable, much of its just boils down to personal preferences.

    TTL v Manual

    HSS
  • HSS is best used in TTL and the comp dial for best effect (as you would with normal TTL) HSS simply enables you to use any shutter speed although the price is a quite a big drop in total flash power and a greatly reduced effective range but most of us that are using HSS use the flash pretty close to the subject anyway.

  • Quote:Absolutely gutted!

    She made the 1990s more amazing than it could have been, at a time when myself and my friends were into hardcore rave and gabber techno, the cranberries were the only commercial band that interested us! No Need To Argue was our come down album, i recall that after an all night party in skeggy, we ended up parked at the clifftop carpark at Hunstanton, while most slept in the transit van, myself and steve were sat on the roof of the van in blistering heat listening to the cranberries over and over again.

    I still enjoy their music, its difficult not to, and ast year i made a compilation of their songs on mixcloud which is obviously playing in my house right now, so sad but so glad we still have her songs to keep us company!

    RIP Delores, gone far too soon, you will be missed so so much ='(



    Grunge was in its death throws then these appeared Smile

  • Quote:Good tune.


    Even after all this time the song still brings tears to my eyes Smile
  • One of my all time favs.





  • Quote:It's great to read all of your views on this, especially those of you who have lived through it. As in many other fields of endeavour, adaptability and innovation are key. I still think the photographer who can take a picture that raises our emotions is going to be successful. Thanks for your comments.Smile


    Are you familiar with Susan Sontag Denny.

  • Quote:Gels are a real time saver for video, far better than tracking masks in Davinci over hundreds of frames


    For me its not to different from stills and a shoot, deciding on the colour palettes it all part of the pre production, although its not trouble making quick changes during the shoot, its all part of the fun and keeps those juices flowing, you start with a plan and it sometimes grows.

  • Quote:
    Quote:It's all about "cost-cutting" these days. Not just photographers, but whole departments within newspapers have gone.


    Quote from the following linked article
    Quote:Conflict photography has never been more dangerous. Since 1992, 1,197 journalists have been violently killed trying to do their job. In 2015, that figure stood at 109. As major news publications close down their foreign bureaus, they rely more and more on independent photographers working without the backing of a large organisation and on a shoestring budget. And, as we saw with the death of the British journalist Marie Colvin in Syria, journalists are now targeted as enemy combatants.


    The camera is not a shield: life and death of a war photographer



    There are many ways to die witnessing conflict/suffering, you can quite simply return minus your soul.

    https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2017/02/04/ptsd-turned-my-husband-into-a-stranger.html
  • A cheap as chips 50 and a 135 f2, I always loved that focal length, its just about all I miss about Canon although for portraits I`ve never believed in the so call magical portrait focal length (this does not exist we are all different) just get what works for you.
  • Amazon Prime, I just love it.

    Here`s a few recent films that I`ve viewed.





















    One or two programs show up with searches for photography as well.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i%3Aprime-instant-video%2Ck%3Aphotography&keywords=photography&ie=UTF8&qid=1515761108

    Loads of series and Amazon exclusives as well, then there`s firefox, youtube, iplayer etc

    I don`t watch much telly any more Smile

  • Another way that can be useful Chris is the gold side of a 1 in 5 reflector, adds some warmth, if shooting video then a flash might not be of much use.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Neewer-Portable-Lighting-Reflector-Photography/dp/B00GNV4MMM/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1515721014&sr=8-10&keywords=5+in+1+reflector







  • Quote:How long would purchasing, packing, transporting and setting up lighting/flash equipment and gels take? Considerably longer I'd imagine. So, hardly long winded in comparison to alternative methods


    About as much time as applying one of those clipy on softeners to a flash Smile


    Yes too much of a pain Chris.

    Imagine been on a shoot and then needing to process dozens of shots, you will be fiddling in Ps for hours.

    A cooler wb and a toffee wrapper on the flash and its job done Smile

  • Quote:
    Quote:Gels are the way to go and as Chris says they have been used successfully for decades in Hollywood etc./


    And so has colour grading to achieve that effect... There is more than one way to skin a cat and if there isn't time to work with gels....



    Some of us worked with film, there`s a lot to be said for getting it right from the offset, even in today's digital world.

  • Gels are the way to go and as Chris says they have been used successfully for decades in Hollywood etc.

    https://petapixel.com/2017/03/17/get-started-using-colored-gels-portrait-lighting/

  • Quote:
    Quote:wb on its own will be of no use.


    Unless I'm missing the point but a different wb will work. As I mentioned above, you can convert the raw file twice with two different white balance/colour temperature settings and blend them together.



    Two different lots of wb, well that's a bit long winded, there are easier ways Smile
  • Camera strap, misaligned filter holder ?

  • Quote:Sorry... I meant to include this link.

    Colour Grading



    Only that grading will effect the whole image, its not of much use for this.

    It would be a combination of wb, different coloured lights or gels.

    Sample here takes it to the extreme but it would give Trudy some idea.






    Another example here.






    Its all about the lighting, grading or wb on its own will be of no use.
  • The vlog profile was always pretty bad at high ISO`s, I think with this new one its been cleaned up a bit.
  • Time to polish off the toffee`s left over from the quality street tin, everyone leaves these till last but the coloured wrapper is just perfect for warming that flash up Smile

  • Quote:Iíve recently seen a portrait image where the background (interior of a building) had a very blue cast to it but the subject in the foreground was very warm in colour and I thought it looked amazing.
    Obviously an artifical light was used for the subject in the foreground but how would I set the white balance on the camera to achieve this look, please?
    Many thanks
    Trudy



    Warming and cooling gels used on flash or lighting would most likely be a part of it.

  • Quote:GH5 s hands-on review here

    Any idea what min ISO is when using Vlog 2 profile?



    I thought it was ISO 400, could be wrong though.

  • Quote:A massive blind eye was turned and only fairly recently was the law updated to exempt home recording for time-shifting purposes from being illegal


    It would have been pretty much impossible to enforce, a lot of us here probably grew up taping songs off the radio and knocking up our own compilations for personal use Smile

    The enforcers were only really interested in those that sold the stuff for personal gain on market stalls etc.