My quick tip for you, Caitlin.
You may have already been doing this, but for something like this you should be setting your aperture to what I’ve heard described as a “who cares” aperture. This would be about f/8 or f/11 (because you really don’t care about anything not being in focus). Definitely use a tripod (mine allows the head to come of…[Read more]
Does it have to be NYC? I might have better luck with Seattle…
@nasa I think it has something to do with .DNG maybe being an Adobe specific file format.
@jamesstaddon I forgot about your photography team contemplation…. ON1 is possibly a little too heavy for what you’re looking for if you’re looking for something simpler than Lightroom, because the two programs are similar in a lot of respects. On1 does offer a free thirty day trial (as does Luminar) which is much longer than Adobe’s weeklong…[Read more]
@jamesstaddon, to boil it down, Luminar 3 was simply a bit immature and underdeveloped as a program. I think it has a lot of great potential, but the organizational component (aka the DAM) was not nearly developed enough to quickly cull images. It took about four seconds to render an image to where you could see if it was in focus or not, and for…[Read more]
@nasa I don’t have any specific examples ready, but I think you are right, it is my color profile. I shoot in Camera Faithful on my Canon 60D, and so my JPEGs straight out of camera look fine. My RAWs look pretty hideous though in my RAW editor.
I’m using ON1—switching over from Luminar 3—but I left my color profile on “ON1 Standard”. After dum…[Read more]
I appear to be having a problem with my RAW files… 90% of the time, they look oversharpened and oversaturated (especially the greens in the photo). Would this have something to do with my color profile?
On the topic of narrowing photos down I always wait till the next day after shooting so I have a fresh mindset and mark my favorites then just slowly narrow them down depending on how they look after any editing is done.
Good idea! Sometimes I have emotional attachments to images that don’t allow me to objectively ask myself…[Read more]
Hi Kenneth! @k3t6
I have a Mac, running macOS 10.12.6 Sierra. I’m not sure how to resize something in iCloud, but I suspect it’s somewhat similar to doing it if the photo is on “the ground” on your hard drive :).
I resize my photos in Preview, but I believe you can also do this in Photos. In Finder (on your desktop or in a folder…[Read more]
@austinvinar, yeah I would go with Lightroom (as that’s what everyone uses), but I hate subscriptions, and I don’t want to be tied to old software, either.
I’m thinking about going with ON1… I’m giving it a thirty day trial run right now.
Welcome to lenspiration and the wide world of photography!
Your photo is impressive to somebody new to the hobby. It looks like you know how to lock open your shutter for a while (which is the first thing most people wonder about when taking a photo like this), and you used a tripod or something sturdy to hold your camera (which is the…[Read more]
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]
Let’s try uploading this attachment again…
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]
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