I know the feeling!! Before I made the switch to Lightroom, it was hard keeping all my pictures organized and I didn’t have a fast post-processing system going. RAW format is a larger file and uses more space, but the editing control and photo quality make it worth it to me.
I use Lightroom Classic CC.
Hm… 200 to 20 in 15 m…[Read more]
Okay, I’m shooting RAW, but I’m finding it’s not working for me. I love the increased control over the file, but I’m finding I’m not having time/energy to cull and edit! I’d like to blame my editor, Luminar 3, which unfortunately isn’t giving me what I really want when it comes to efficiency (developing is fantastic, though!). Culling and…[Read more]
It wasn’t particularly stormy or overcast—just typical weather for the PNW—, but the sky definitely wasn’t that interesting (it was just after sunset though and there was a band of vivid red in the opposite direction I was shooting). It was shot literally just after sunset and within fifteen minutes of the lig…[Read more]
If your’re just getting started, I’d recommend just sticking with what you’ve got (which is probably a DSLR and the Nikon equivalent of an 18-55 which is probably VR?).
As far as stabilizers and whatever else is concerned, it honestly depends on what your’re shooting.
I’ve shot over a dozen different films for several different…[Read more]
I couldn’t think of a better place to ask! And know that your desire for clean content to learn photography/videography is shared amongst other Christians.
As far as finding a good website to learn videography… unfortunately, I haven’t found anything that is close to what’s going here. The National Christian Forensics and Speech…[Read more]
Last thing. If you have a longer focal length than 55 (there should be numbers on your lens that you can match it up with), that will also work well. We did a group shot with an 85mm and the camera about twenty or thirty feet away on a tripod and it looked great.
Hi Ernest! (I think this is one of your first posts, so welcome to Lenspiration!)
It is possible to do what you’re thinking, as I’ve seen it done before even with a group.
You’ll need to take control of your DSLR a bit to make this happen, though.
Try to remember the three “rules” of creating the blurred background, or “bokeh”.
I looked into what it would start at (by punching in my lens model and serial no.), and it was around $125.
The problem isseeming to resolve itself. Maybe just keep working with it and see what happens?
That said, I have not babied this non-weather-sealed lens for the seven years I’ve had it. I haven’t abused it by any means, but I…[Read more]
Don’t freak out—we’ll get to the bottom of this one way or another 🙂
The only thing that bothers me is that I’ve seen photos taken with even worse quality cameras than I have in similar light conditions that turned out crisp and non-grainy even when unedited. So I know that it’s possible, and that I should be able to get better pictu…
Couple of things:
Yes, true. She told me she spent $3,000 total on all of her gear, and I spent $450 for all of mine. 😀 😀 Perhaps I shouldn’t be too worried. 😀
I think I may have found your problem. If you didn’t change your settings between switching lenses, your settings may have been correct for a lens with a faster (wider) ape…[Read more]
I found the same thing when I tried @jamesstaddon’s lenses (all pro grade L lenses) at a workshop! His lenses were nicer than mine, and so it was easier to get sharp images.
I’ve found that having better glass CAN—no, DOES—help. But great gear does nothing unless you know how to use it. And the best way to learn how to use a professional lens is…[Read more]
@elianafranzenburg I think how you portray the word “ordinary” is part of the contest! I don’t think HSLDA (that fine organization, btw! They make great homeschool grad t-shirts in addition to providing legal peace of mind) is looking for an objective stock image. They’re looking for a creative expression of a very subjective word.
I won’t d…[Read more]
@jamesstaddon, it’s amazing what a little time will do! I haven’t looked at this image in a couple of weeks.
When I shot it, I thought it was amazing, but now I’m getting that meh feeling when I look at it. You’re right, there are a lot of little tiny distractions, but not a very strong subject… that’s a problem I have a lot of.
I have a sh…[Read more]
@bennett-family NEF+JPEG is what it sounds like. Your camera will shoot a RAW file and process it for you (using it’s own internal “Lightroom”) as a JPEG, but will still preserve the RAW image as a separate file.
When your shoot JPEG, your camera actually shoots a RAW file, and then applies some enhancements to make it look nice, gives you what…[Read more]
I’m having my first problem with gear that is either wearing out or breaking…
My 7-year-old Canon 18-200mm lens is having focus problems. The focus ring regularly gets stuck when using the long side of the lens when the lens is oriented horizontally. I don’t have this problem when I physically point the lens down, or use a sho…[Read more]
I don’t believe there’s a setting to control shutter speed while in Aperture priority.
There is 😉 . Put your camera in aperture mode, and manually set your iso. That’s what @jamesstaddon taught us to do at an ACTION workshop.
If you can control just two sides of your exposure triangle (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), you virtu…[Read more]
This pier was open until 11pm (well after dusk), so I thought I’d try my hand at night photography.
What’s your take on it?
Canon EOS 60D, EF-S 10-18mm 4.5-5.6 IS
Edited in Luminar 3 and Affinity Photo.
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