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  1. Dubious Drewski

    How do you like to do your B&W?

    There are a hundred good ways to do B&W conversion, but I prefer Photoshop's channel mixer. It's easy and very powerful (especially if you choose from the presets). And because it's added as a layer, you can fade the effect of the conversion, you can play with blending modes and you can...
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    I thought this was Beyond the Basics?

    This is a great forum for beginners (Yes, even this "Beyond the basics" section is for beginners, whether you agree or not) I started here, and I loved it here. But if you're looking for an actual professional photographer's forum that's active, and full of very experienced photographers...
  3. Dubious Drewski

    Something Very Annoying Happened Tonight

    It's not about how smart the mode is. It can be very excellently designed, but it still can't read your mind. How would have auto mode shot this? It would have used a fast shutter speed to freeze the action. Ok, but that would be boring compared to what was done instead. And how would it...
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    Exposure between two different lenses

    Yeah, that used to throw me off too. I used to wonder how some point and shoot cameras could be f2.8 even though the lens was this tiny little piece of glass. Then I became aware of projected image size. A tiny point and shoot has a tiny sensor, so that minuscule lens provides enough light for...
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    i took my 50mm into the bathroom

    An eye-catching title is the difference between a successful thread and a flop! Imagine the non-responses you would have got if you named the thread something boring and vague like "Help" or "Self port CC please". I have to force myself to click on those threads sometimes because I feel bad...
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    Exposure between two different lenses

    No, I believe you've got it right. f2.8 is the same amount of light now matter what lens is providing it. You should be able to use the exact same exposure settings.
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    Local band and Behind-The-Scenes Gif animations

    Who, this guy? Yeah, that's totally him. He's got a band named Planet Telex and he lives in Canada! We're good friends.
  8. Dubious Drewski

    Which is better, Photoshop or MSPaint?

    Just for fun, I thought I'd make a making-of animation. Check it out: Wee!
  9. Dubious Drewski

    k mount

    Yup. Use any lens from any era that you want. It will all mount and function. Just be aware of whether the lenses you put on this k1000 are full frame or not. Let me explain: All lenses project the image onto the back of the camera, where the image is recorded. But some lenses project a bigger...
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    Shooting Manual or Auto-unhijacking the other thread

    I'm sorry, stsinner, I don't mean to be so combative, but here's a challenge for you. Do you see these photos: warmth of winter on Flickr - Photo Sharing! Half a million views today... on Flickr - Photo Sharing! Ah, felicità su quale treno della notte viaggerà... on Flickr - Photo Sharing...
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    Not exactly impressed with my 16 x 20 picture

    This shot was taken at 1/500th, F5.6 and ISO 3200. You could have gotten away with 1/250th and ISO 1600, but I will say this again: Noise doesn't matter as much in print form. Even if you see lots of noise on your computer screen, the print will look much cleaner. That's just the nature of it...
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    Shooting Manual or Auto-unhijacking the other thread

    And let's be clear here. There's Full-auto(green) mode and there's full manual (M), but there are modes in between too, like aperture and shutter priority. About 90% of photographers use these pseudo-automatic modes anyway.
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    Shooting Manual or Auto-unhijacking the other thread

    Be careful that you don't paint your adversaries as angry and irrational when they're really not. That's known as the strawman fallacy and it hurts your argument. Yes, some people who truly understand the concepts of photography look down on the people who shoot in Green mode and then claim...
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    Not exactly impressed with my 16 x 20 picture

    Yeah this image is a bit noisy, but noise isn't the reason your print didn't look good. In print form, noise is actually very hard to notice. What this picture really needs is some basic post production to bring out the colours and whites. Here's what I got after upping the saturation...
  15. Dubious Drewski

    Saving in DNG???

    Maybe that needs repeating :D For instance, your camera shoots in NEF. My camera shoots in DNG. They're both exactly the same result, except that DNG is superior :greenpbl:
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    Saving in DNG???

    DNG is a raw format just like NEF is, yes. Everything you can do to your NEF raws, you can do to the DNGs. The difference is that DNG is a smarter format and can act like a container for your NEF files so that they become more universal and more likely to be usable even in the future.
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    Saving in DNG???

    Companies like Adobe are trying to have the whole photography world use one universal RAW format, instead of the hundreds we used to have. DNG is a shell format that can have any type of Raw embedded inside of it, but be readable by more programs. Change your NEF files to DNG and your image...
  18. Dubious Drewski

    Something Very Annoying Happened Tonight

    Auto doesn't take good pictures if you use wide aperture lenses and want to take advantage of it. - What if you're at that wedding and you want to isolate the subject(bride) walking down the isle? You've got a f2.8 lens on, but that camera won't touch that wide aperture in green mode! Nope...
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    Local band and Behind-The-Scenes Gif animations

    Well Mike, I agree the "shoes" were a noticeable change. But the reason they were changed was because they weren't shoes at all, but socks! Socks didn't look so great in the photo, so I blacked them out. I agree about the gifs: I wish more people included them when they posted photos, it...
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    "No Strings Attached" SOME SERIOUS PP

    No, millions for sure. This is a rare, potentially lucrative talent you have. I've seen much lesser photographers/digital artists get much more fame. It's all about making the effort, taking the plunge and just letting magazines and companies know that you exist. (I'm such a hypocrite for...
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