@ernestf-lloydactive 11 hours, 41 minutes ago
Hi! I am a passionate Lenspirationer and photography enthusiast from Pennsylvania. I am shooting with a Nikon D5200, and two lenses: an 18-55 mm and a 55-200.
A good question to ask your friend would be: For what purpose is she going to use the photos that she takes of her artwork?
In other words, is this for a big printing, for digital viewing only, or is it for personal record only,etc..
That would help answer a lot of the other questions that I have as far as DSLR vs. Point&Shoot…[Read more]
Sure, I think I watched this video right after I visited the link you gave me to Photography Life, so I forgot that the link was different. 🙂
I tried to do a focus merge using Photoshop’s “Auto-Blend Layers” feature, and that worked fairly well, but it still was far from perfect.
Did you try the steps outlined in this article? https://photographylife.com/how-to-focus-stack-images
Yes, but at the end of the video, as he said, there is some manual refining that he does. And that is…[Read more]
Hi Lenspirationers, my question today is about how to do focus stacking in Photoshop using 20 or so images.
I’ll attach the one that I’m working on now. The problem that I have is that I’m not sure how to refine the selection manually, and so the photo is pretty imperfect. I am really new to focus stacking, so I would appreciate any advice!
I’m not sure what the Manfrotto compact action tripod that you mentioned before is like, but I do know that a Manfrotto tripod is most likely going to be a better option than some other cheaper brand.
If I were you, and had your same tripod budget, I would probably buy the best used-condition tripod that was in my budget.
So I would check out the…[Read more]
Hi again! I just came upon this tripod this morning. It seems like it could be a good option for you potentially.
It is the Neewer Carbon Fiber 66 inch tripod.
Pros: Carbon fiber!
At $90 it is possibly within your budget range.
I believe it has select-able leg angles.
Comes with built-in monopod.
Cons: I’m sure it’s…[Read more]
Hey @elmullet, this is an interesting topic for me since I just bought a new tripod.
I ended up going for a Manfrotto MT190CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod, but that was only after I bumped my budget up from $100 or so, to $300.
The reason that I was looking for a new tripod was because my cheap ZOMEi Q111 Aluminum Tripod literally broke into a few…[Read more]
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Okay, this was a fun assignment! Yesterday there was gorgeous lighting in the backyard, so I got out my camera and shot tons of photos.
These turned out a lot better than my previous try, so here they are. I included lots of angles and backgrounds this time since I couldn’t decide which of these I liked the best. I had fun experimenting with using…[Read more]
Yeah, if you get a chance this week, I’d suggest trying side or back lighting.
I’m just looking for a nice day to go into the backyard with some sunlight and try some different lighting angles.
And no manicure necessary, but trimmed nails may avert distaste from viewers who are perfectionists.
True, my younger sister was the model for this shot! 🙂
Here’s a couple of the pictures that I shot for this assignment.
It doesn’t strike me as a really good calendar photo, but it’s all that I had time for.
I might just get another chance to take some more photos before the assignment deadline.
The first one is definitely my favorite of the two.
Hey, just let me know if the ones that I mentioned aren’t what you are looking for, and I’ll do some more searching!
It really started to feel like spring when I found a few honey bees buzzing around me the other day!
There was on bee in particular that went to the patch of crocuses and pollinated while he gathered nectar.
So I focused in as close as I could with my 18-55 and got some decent photos!
Isn’t it amazing how those bees work seemingly endlessly…[Read more]
I don’t have any experience with Canon wireless remotes, but from the research that I’ve done, it seems like these are the best options.
I have no idea how much you are planning on spending on a remote, but I’ll just throw out my ideas!
This one seems like it has great quality for your buck.
This one from Vello, has a super long distance wireless…[Read more]
As I took my Sunday afternoon walk with my camera, I heard a loud chirping overhead and started scanning the nearby trees. Soon I noticed an eastern robin sitting high in a weeping willow of some sort. This was the only picture that I had that turned out sharp, so it was this photo or nothing. This bird had survived the migration to PA where he…[Read more]
The house sparrow hopped onto the branch directly in front of my makeshift camera hide. It was a really busy morning for the birds that were foraging for food in the magnolia bush. I put my camera into position and began the waiting…. After a good fifteen minutes I had two precious photos of this house sparrow. The house sparrow has adapted…[Read more]
Excitement started to build within me as I sighted the first red male house finch of the year, and I quickly brought my camera into position to frame up the bird. This one was particularly fidgety, so it took a while before I was able to get a few suitable shots.
After migrating to a more warm climate for the winter, this bird finally came home…[Read more]
The bright red cardinal flew back and forth between his nest and a nearby bush as he gathered bits of food, nest materials, and other pieces of unknown material. Even through the difficulty of sharing the food supply with tons of other types of birds around him, he still managed to survive through the winter and feed his family!
The black-capped chickadee in my viewfinder hopped around excitedly as though he really was enjoying this early spring day.
Even through all the cold and snow, he kept alive by eating the nuts, berries, and bugs that he rummaged around for all winter.
I photographed this one on a magnolia branch.
Seems like a pretty hardy bird to me!
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