Ezra Morley replied to the topic High-speed-sync flash possible on a slave speedlight? in the forum Photography Q&A 1 week, 6 days ago
Wow, that’s the kind of question that I like to sleuth for. 🙂
For starters, here’s a thread that might shed some light on the subject: https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/50180/high-speed-sync-flash-with-430ex-ii-off-camera That thread gives a couple of options: (Expensive) PocketWizards or cheap Chinese triggers that advertise HSS…[Read more]
Ouch!! 🙁 You said you just bought it recently… Where did you buy it? I hope it was Adorama or B&H so you can return it! That sounds like a serious problem that definitely needs to be looked into by a professional.
Looks like you’ve got some excellent advice already, @erambeck!
Just a bit of perspective… 20 years ago, none of us had ever heard of a camera that could take usable pictures at ISO 6400, much less anything higher! We modern photographers are spoiled with our fancy sensitive equipment that can get details out of murky shadows that would have…[Read more]
GIMP is mainly for photo retouching: cloning, local edits, etc… You don’t want to use GIMP for your main RAW editor. If your budget is limited, RawTherapee is what you need for a RAW editor. If you’re wealthy, Lightroom is the golden standard of photo editing. 🙂
See here for a full length tutorial of RawTherapee:…[Read more]
I would say this is a great upgrade from Gimp.
That’s the understatement of the year!! 🙂 Affinity is WAY ahead of GIMP in terms of lossless editing, and polished interface, and features. I never looked back at GIMP after biting the bullet and purchasing Affinity.
Hey guys, if you’ve been looking at Affinity Photo/Designer/Publisher this is a good time to purchase. Affinity is offering all 3 products for 50% off right now, as well as a free 90 day trial for those who still want to kick the tires. You’re not likely to see a deal like that very often!
Here are some threads that mention Affinity, if you’re…[Read more]
The other way that I thought of, (and tried,) is to use Lightroom to set different exposures for the photo, creating a virtual copy every time, and then merging them together in an HDR merge. I seemed to have good results with it, but I was curious if anyone has any idea on how this might affect the picture quality etc.
I think that’s actually “a…[Read more]
If you have umbrellas, absolutely use them if you can! As long as the lights are bright enough to show up all, they should help fill in shadows and give that nice soft look that makes for nice portraits. You don’t have to break the bank to invest in speedlights if you’re not a hardcore “Canon” fan that can only used branded gear. 🙂 I use cheap…[Read more]
There is a beautiful window in the foyer that would be ideal for the formal portraits.
As you can see, it was not acceptable. 😀
I think I’m sensing a contradiction here. 🙂 I’m afraid the second statement is the more accurate one though. 🙁
If you would have raised the ISO and lowered the aperture, you might have gotten the face bright enough…[Read more]
Yes I’ve opened vectors in Photoshop, but I don’t know what Photoshop does with them after that.
Right, it can open them, but can’t save a “true” vector file. If your print shop absolutely REQUIRES a vector file in order to print, then you’ll need to use Illustrator/Inkscape (or find a different print shop 🙂 ) So far in my printing exp…[Read more]
So if I want to use Photoshop I would have to do a file 24″x72″ at 300dpi?
Correct, but you only need 150 DPI. 🙂 Just create a new file with those dimensions, add your text/vector graphics (making sure to leave at least an inch of margin all the way around to keep any important info from getting cut off) and then export to whatever file for…[Read more]
Correct me if I’m wrong, but Photoshop can open vector files. Is that not all that is needed to design a banner? Unless you need to save a vector file, I don’t think you need Inkscape/Illustrator.
We can better help you if we have an idea of what kind of camera you’re looking for. 🙂 Do you need a DSLR, or are you wanting to start out with a compact point-n-shoot? (A DSLR with a good lens will be a little hard to find for less than $200)
@loganlamar, what software are you using to view the RAW files? Do they look that way in your RAW editor?
And I have one more question. I am planning to use my camera with stabilizers for videography, so I am just curious if there are some different lenses I should get that are made for videography to use on my camera? That’s probably a no-brainer question one way or the other, but I’m still really new to videography.
Since Nikon cameras don’t hav…[Read more]
No problem, @hannahm! I was just wondering the other day if you had made any progress on that. 😐
I will be happy to take a look at it if you’d like. I’ll be in contact via email with more details…
Amen to all of the points above, especially #2 and #4.
I have read about, (and done some experiments on my own with) raising the exposure in LR versus raising the ISO in-camera, and in my experience there’s not even a detectable difference! (I didn’t want to believe it at first, but after seeing the results with my own eyes, I decided that I…[Read more]
First, what specific lens do YOU have? (i.e. I think it’s a Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM).
I think it’s a EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6. Not sure which model though… 🙂
So, third, what mode were you shooting in (Av, Tv, M, P, etc.)
I think it was Manual mode. 🙂
What metering mode were you using?
I’m going to say it was “pattern / m…[Read more]
Hmmm…. That is quite a difference, but I think it’s not too hard to figure out what the problem is.
First, we are comparing a $1,600 lens to a $200 lens. I would hope that the expensive one does a little better! 🙂
But you have to realize that your exposure settings are quite different as well. Your camera is underexposed by more than a…[Read more]
The lenses are for a 35mm camera if I put them on a crop sensor camera what, if any, will the crop factor be? Would it be the same as with a full-frame to a crop sensor?
It should be the same crop factor as if you were using an FX lens on your DX camera body. So the 58mm will be ~87mm, and the 55mm will be ~82.5mm
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