What camera is this?

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  1. jamesino

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    It's a tethered digital SLR.
     
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    This is lifetouch, Portrait and yearbook shooting franchise, every location probably has its own setup, but who knows.

    I dont know if thats a new or old pic, but they just got off the 47mm roll film "MicroZ" setup at the end of 2007 I've heard they were using a sort of dual system for a while, which sounds retarted.

    I think as of 2007 they were using Nikon D70's or maybe each location picks what works best for them ?

    Now they are all digital, but I dont know what they use, looks like a normal dslr in a holder/harness prob preset with a distance meter.

    They are 100% preset no creativity ,
    do not emulate their methods or equipment as you will get mediocore results, instead imitate their sales prowess to get in with all the school systems.

    Also dont imitate their photoshop skills as of late. (read the news)
     
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    Could you direct me to their news?
     
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    As of this year, the lifetouch studios I have seen are equipped with Nikon D300 with what I believe is a Tamron's 17-55 f/2.8 lenses. A lot of those "mini" studios within Targets, Baby's R. Us, JC penny, as well as school portrait people are all employed under Lifetouch.

    Their front end software for quick process, manipulation, and presentation of the photos from a shoot is Darkroom Professional Edition from ExpressDigital. It is a nice package but a bit expensive... definitely not much out there to compete.

    A lot of it is preset and shoot as Thor pointed out but I wouldn't go as far as 100%. Everything is setup so that the greener photographers employed will have no problems delivering results but there is some flexibility for creativity from the more advanced photographers. Watching them, you can easily pick out the better photographers. Most of their job is two fold: working with children (not an easy task) and selling.
     
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    Here you go. Its about 2 months ago, but still interesting...



    http://rising.blackstar.com/lifetouch-little-photoshop-of-horrors.html

    http://scaredmonkeys.com/2008/05/18...-gaffe-peoples-heads-show-up-on-other-bodies/

    http://www.sandiegodslr.com/?q=node/299

    http://rising.blackstar.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=452





    Interesting to note they stuck with Nikon, wonder is they got a good deal.
    I don't think Cannon does stuff like that, but who knows...
     
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    Any idea what kind of photo paper and printers they use? Their 8.5 x 11" print seem to turn out decently even up close.
     
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    :lol: Sounds like somebody was bored at Lifetouch and, was having a Photochop session.
     
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    I'm not sure... I can check when I get home from work. Most of the prints are done in house via a digital photo printer (not an ink jet).
     
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    the lifetouch here uses a 30D. I know the local lady and have talked to her before. the lady had no knowldge of how to use it other then to take portratis with the light set up.
     

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