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    Freaky slideshow of fashion photoshop flubs:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1527096.html
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    Interesting review of the new Leica Monochrom:

    http://blog.mingthein.com/2012/05/23/leica-m-monochrom/
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    Focus calibration, on a rangefinder?

    The MM looks an excellent tool, but lacks the ability to filter convert to B&W you can do with colour images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjd View Post
    Focus calibration, on a rangefinder?

    The MM looks an excellent tool, but lacks the ability to filter convert to B&W you can do with colour images.

    Sure it can. Take 3 pics, one with Red filter, one with Blue, one with Green and merge them. Easy
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    Someone has to do a colour stitched pano HDR with an MM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JED View Post
    Sure it can. Take 3 pics, one with Red filter, one with Blue, one with Green and merge them. Easy
    Due to the lack of RGB info, apparently there's no such thing of 'recovery' too, so have to watch the highlights!
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    Granny goes skydiving and almost falls out of the harness!

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    Just saw this via petapixel, Nat Geo's rules for photo manipulation, HDR and B&W conversion ok, 'instagram' type filters are not:

    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/yo...t/manipulation

    DODGING AND BURNING: Dodging (to brighten shadows) or burning (to darken highlights) is OK, but it should be minimal. Do not overdo it. Your goal in using digital darkroom techniques should be only to adjust the dynamic tonal range of an image so that it more closely resembles what you saw. And don't oversaturate the color.

    SOLARIZATION, MEZZOTINT, DUOTONE, ETC.: No. If you use one of the myriad alteration "filters" available in your digital photo software, please stop.

    BLACK-AND-WHITE IMAGES: OK.

    HAND-TINTED IMAGES: OK, but only if you're experienced in this art.

    CROPPING: OK, if it makes the photo better.

    STITCHED PANORAMAS: OK, but only if the segments were all made within the same time frame. We don't want panoramas with sections made at significantly different times. Do not change focal length when you create a stitched image. Do not stretch the meaning of panorama to include elements that weren't in the scene as you saw it. If your entry is a stitched image, please indicate this in the caption. (A stitched panorama is created from multiple images, each taking in a different angle of view from the same position, then combined using digital techniques. It results in a wider view than can be achieved with most wide-angle lenses.)

    FISH-EYE LENSES: OK, but enter at your own risk - editors tend to dislike such optical gimmicks.

    HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE IMAGES (HDRI): OK, but like panoramas, only if the combined parts are made at about the same time. We don't want final images where the foreground was shot at noon and the sky at sunset. If your entry is an HDRI image, please indicate this in the caption. (An HDRI image is created from multiple images of exactly the same scene, made rapidly but at different exposures, then combined using digital darkroom techniques. The final image, when done successfully, allows one exposure for shadows to be combined with another for highlights to produce a final image that has a greater dynamic range than is possible with a single exposure.)
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    Now that seems to be a good common sense approach, probably not all encompassing but a good start.
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    Give an Artist a box of different sized colour blocks and he will create an art work; give me the same box and I will sort it by colour and then size :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthurhh View Post
    Now that seems to be a good common sense approach, probably not all encompassing but a good start.
    Yep, Lightroom seems to bo ok, as long as its on a short leash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesodan View Post
    Yep, Lightroom seems to bo ok, as long as its on a short leash.
    Lightroom on a short leash, never will happen, it is the best thing that ever happened for Photogs like me. Most of what it is capable of fits the scheme described in the original post.
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    Give an Artist a box of different sized colour blocks and he will create an art work; give me the same box and I will sort it by colour and then size :)

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    Why Lightroom not Photoshop?

    To answer my own question, I came upon this comparison
    Last edited by Jos; 01-06-2012 at 08:26 AM.

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    you’d rather not watch the 13 minute video, here are the tips in text form thanks to Reddit user blufox4900:
    1. UV filters are a waste of time
    2. Lens hoods aren't a necessity
    3. If you're not using the hood, put it away
    4. Don't treat your DSLR like it's your baby
    5. Stop hating on others
    6. Get cheap lens caps
    7. Pack light
    8. Use a zoom for convenience
    9. Prime will make you think more
    10. The 35mm is the most practical one lens setup (on the 1.5 crop)
    11. The 50mm looks better
    12. Better cameras don’t make better photos
    13. Know how your camera works before you go out to shoot
    14. Always be ready for the shot
    15. P-mode isn't just for beginners
    16. Bump the ISO if needed
    17. Auto ISO is your best friend
    18. Rely on the Rule of Thirds
    19. Take lots of shots
    20. Don't take photos of any old sh*t
    21. "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough" — Robert Capa
    22. Contemplate your shot
    23. The best equipment doesn't help if you're not standing in the right spot
    24. Sharpness is overrated
    25. Concept is king
    26. Don't look like a wrongun (i.e. a creep)
    27. Don't drink and shoot
    28. Shoot when you're full of energy
    29. Sometimes it feels great to wake up really early and shoot
    30. Think about what light you want
    31. Emulate the style of the greats to get started
    32. …but don't keep doing it
    33. Photography is as much a reflection of the person taking the photo
    34. Shoot to please no one apart from yourself
    35. Discreet or direct — it isn't all that important
    36. Setting themes keeps you focused
    37. Change things every once in a while to keep things fresh
    38. Everyone has creative blocks
    39. Be critical of yourself
    40. "Seeing is not enough, you have to feel what you photograph" — Andre Kertesz
    41. You need to be there with the camera
    42. The relationship is about you and the subject, not you and the camera
    43. Stop chimping
    44. Be brutal when it comes to deleting awful photos
    45. Show only your best work
    46. Changing photos to B&W doesn't make an uninteresting shot interesting
    47. Look at other people's work
    48. Post your work online, let others critique your work
    49. There is no easy way
    50. ???
    I Just Have Cameras and Stuff
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    Give an Artist a box of different sized colour blocks and he will create an art work; give me the same box and I will sort it by colour and then size :)

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    Not sure about #3, a reversed hood does wonders from protecting the lens from the inevitable bumps and scrapes.

    Agree with #11. Just been using the 50 (on FF), and am loving it.
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    Really cute

    http://www.petapixel.com/2012/06/01/...28PetaPixel%29

    But I believe anyone who owns a 5D Mk3 is cursed and that the only way to lift the curse is to pass the said camera onto me permanently.
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    This looks like an interesting site. Seems to cover a big range of subjects

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/
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    Lovely restored cameras, would love a canon one. other than the fact they still need film.


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    I'll see your star trails and raise you $100!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthurhh View Post
    This looks like an interesting site. Seems to cover a big range of subjects
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/
    That site is largely responsible for the unfounded paranoia about diffraction and misunderstandings of ISO.
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    On the whole It's quite a good site though, and does a very good job of explaining some of the more difficult to explain technical aspects.
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    worth a few minutes of your life

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    Haha ace, checking mighty ape for delivery time...
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    Euro 2012 pics taken with 1DX + 500LII:

    http://www.canon5dtips.com/review/ca...-sample-shots/
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