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  • Sasko, The wording is slightly confusing to me. In that image, it says "E3 Flash cntrl for built-in flash" Which is it? Actual built in flash in your camera, or a dedicated hot shoe flash on camera. I would assume you put the Dedicated Flash ON C…
  • Dave, Took the liberty of showing you what Jay meant (with the exception of getting rimlight on her right shoulder) and did a quick edit. Trev
  • Dave, I too am a handyman, (I've built 2 of my past 3 houses and did tiling, painting, building cupboards., etc., this new house I just got done, I did nothing, just started a lawn) and I think you could do that, but why not just try it, build &…
  • Dave, I had a go using Photoshop's Patch Tool after I used it's Content Aware Fill to get the darken ratio right. Trev PS: Feel free to put the original Raw Files into Dropbox or a link to them and send me a Private Message if you wanted a full r…
  • Dave, The 2 keys here are getting 'pleasing skin tones' and not be perfect, and also to shoot each segment/setting with the same WB setting then adjusting just a group of images instead of individual ones. There are 'basic' settings you can do fro…
  • Dave, I presume the clear is to throw out more light as opposed to a white one. Horses for courses mate, some would use, others not like me. Oh, here's a tip for you. If you get a Spinlight and want to spin the flag (plastic reflector/thingy) ar…
  • Jay, Totally agree, I've got one, and so easy to just swivel the 'BPT' within the main head, there are also different lengths to choose from, as well as the white ones. (Those are still in my 'odds & ends' box - never used). Pro Extreme: ($119…
  • Jay, Oh the fact that 21 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world are in Oz should not deter you, in fact the death rate in Oz is extremely low like 2-3 people per year whereas in Asia/India, etc. thousands die each year from a lot less dangerou…
  • Hi Jay, It's an Australian site mate. Once I did the first part of my 'quote' the 'Next' then wanted my personal details and I would get different agencies I presume, but did not want to go there as already have one. Link in original post above. …
  • Dave, From an Australian's point of view $2m is not enough, here the lowest you can go for Public Liability is $5m with $10m and $20m options. It depends on what your business is and being a photographer with no working in high risk areas, and not…
  • Dave, Hi, that question you asked, what I meant there was there is a setting where you can fire the shutter without focus being achieved, silly thing to set but it's there, not related to back button focus. In other words if you have Shutter as Fo…
  • Dave, In the A1 Focus mode, you do need to have the actual focus point you are using on the subject you are shooting just in case you sometimes "auto think" to recompose, a catch for people not used to it. Having said that, as long as the subject …
  • Nicely done Michael, since I don't bother too much with LR apart from just very basic adjustments and do rest in Photoshop I have never delved too deeply into that side of things so that should help Dave.
  • Dave, Therein lies the conundrum, if you drag an item of same name as an existing one, it would overwrite, presumably. But if you see my Backup Folders, you see the date I did it, but it puts a 24 hour time stamp on the end thereby giving a differ…
  • Dave, If you can navigate to 'My Pictures'/Lightroom you may have a 'backup' folder or see the Lightroom 4/5/6 (whatever version) Catalog Previews.lrdata folder. I would drag that onto the new computer, but make sure you think about if you are…
  • Jay, Pretty much what I do mate. 99% of the time my speedlight on camera is the Main Light, as correct exposure on the subject/s is the important part and I can control much easier the exposure on camera. In fact if in a hurry and the light is too…
  • Hi Hkula, Have a read of THIS I posted a long time back, all to do with Camera Profiles on my Nikons and Camera Process I use (2010 instead of 2012+). I use Vivid, but you need to understand what Adobe does in the background with their Default Ton…
    in Camera Calibration Comment by Trev May 6
  • ALM_327, There appears to be trouble with the shutter on the D750 about flare problems, dark/ugly banding and delay in writing to card. All over forums, etc. General Google search HERE STORY ON FLARE/BANDING Trev
    in D750 issue Comment by Trev May 3
  • good to hear Dave. we have to file a BAS (Business Activity Statement) every 3 months and then pay the tax in advance if you earn over $87,000 (only if you have a registered ABN - Australian Business Number) here in Australia. If below, you just f…
  • Dave, In addition to rs_eos's suggestions, for a really cheaper solution with no 'buzzing' why not simply get a strong flashlight (we call them torches in Australia) you would normally use, point it from the position of the camera flash and see how…
  • True rs_eos, very true. Unfortunately it's going the way of whomever manages to 'steal' a photo then improves it and sells it, the original photographer just does not stand a chance. CASE IN POINT Trev.
  • Actually, they can use the images for any purpose whatsoever, as you outlined and maybe they don't 'own' copyright, but I bet you won't win a lawsuit against them, they can do whatever the hell they like with the images, ergo, you basically don't ha…
  • Just remember Dave, once your images hit FB, they are **owned** by FB, no copyright etc., etc. The Devil's in the detail (fine print) as they say.
  • You will wonder why the hell you did not do it sooner mate, I can guarantee you that for sure, especially with the radio control you get with it, all from camera position and not having to walk up to flash head to change. Bit of more mucking around…

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