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PhotogDave

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  • No. AF is same on 1Ds or 1D. Identical. BTW, All of my AF points work the same and I use them all quite a bit.(1D3)
  • I usually start with my aperture. You need to decide whats important to you. How much DOF do you need. If not a lot. Then stay on the large side. So lets say you need just enough to cover subject. But you'd also like to sharpen up the image a bit. M…
  • Post processing when it needs it. Post to taste. Not every image needs it. And will get to a point where you think you "have" to do something to it and can actually ruin it. I think every image needs sharpening of some sort at end, so in a round ab…
  • Well, try http://www.luminous-landscape.com/index.shtml He has a discussion forum there on digital processing. Sure theres tons there. He also sells LR3 video tutorials and hes very well versed on these things. Im sure you could find it for free so…
  • Agreed with Butch. Neil, Im not the best either. I know enough about profiling to get by and thats it. And honestly dont care to know much more than that. I just dont have a need for it. Im glad I didnt make it worse or step on any toes. I knew wh…
  • You can spend that and profile the printer to give yourself even tighter control....however, I personally havent seen it to be critical. I use the epson profile for their paper and it works great. I was also doing this thru LR. See as I explained ab…
  • @Mjones Dont know when he'll answer this one...but I can. No it does NOT calibrate your printer. Thats a completely separate profile setup. Monitor calibration only makes your monitor show correct colors. Lets say you shoot someone in a specific …
  • @Stephen Ah, not really. Not that you dont understand light. I couldnt tell you the first thing about light physics and know very little inverse square whatever. Truth is....dont care. I cant think of this in middle of session. Just have to call o…
  • Its up to the church. When I shoot weddings, I always ask Pastor Deacon etc. Whomever is in charge what their rules are. Am I allowed to move around, flash or no flash. I also clear this with the couple. It doesnt matter if the Pastor says its OK …
  • @ShannonMinion ..Well its not a 100% fix all. Its works well and in most cases great. But there are times where it just gets you close. I had a good friend once who shot a birthday party in Chuck e Cheese. He called me ina panic. He had bounced fla…
  • @SaneleChadwick I too have really enjoyed CS5. As you said, more so Camera Raw. In the past I have always used DPP(Canons RAW SW) because it gave me the best conversion as far as noise/color/sharpness was concerned. I recently again tried Camera RA…
  • @debrawallace ...you can get one cheaper...the Spider3 express is something like $69 at B&H(link located at right of screen here(you're welcome Neil). The one he put up is a better version due to features it has. But the most important thing is…
  • @SaneleChadwick ....yes, composing for 4:5 is key. Compose everything for this and unless you print square, you'll have room for everything. Also, for me, our lab proofs everything as 4:5. The template package software is set up for this. I just lo…
  • Yeah...people sneaking in behind you can be an issue. I was shooting a Wedding a few days before Christmas. It was the reception, couple siting at table...people toasting. I had found a good angle and close proximity to white wall and ceiling. Had g…
  • This forum is awesome. Great help. Some of these specific questions cant be answered other places. This forum seems to have some very helpful people who just seem to have run into all the odd but specific issues we sometimes cant seem to find direct…
  • Man you said it Neil. The matts can be a real pain in the.... Dunc, glad to help. Most customers think you can just squeeze it in the fit. Sometimes I have to show them physically on paper. And yes, the 8x12 is a saftey valve....but its tought to fi…
  • I agree with Neil. This is what we have to do....think ahead and plan for the worst case...and thats usually 4:5. This will be the most crop in unless you plan to print square. On your 50D(Many of our photographers use this model) use your focus poi…

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