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    Light tents lighting for macro shots of jewellery

    Hello everyone I know this is going to sound the wrong way round, but a friend wants me to do some jewellery shots for his jewellery website and he sent me a light tent yesterday (it is from calumnet). I have never used one before and in fact never done macro photography before. Can anyone point...
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    Problems with Nero and a slide show

    Hi Guys I have decided to put 150 images onto a DVD for a client (I haven't been asked to, but I thought it would be a good service to offer in the future and I want to iron out the glitches now). My first major problem has been Nero, it has been a little odd. The first time I tried it allowed...
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    Altering text later in Lightroom

    Hi guys I have just downloaded the free 1 month trial of Lightroom after many rave reviews. So far it is great, however, I have a question. I have just used it to create a slideshow thing for my images. Previously I used an FTP programme and if I had made any errors I could go in myself and...
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    Photographing jewellery and macro lenses in general

    Hi guys I have a Canon 5D and I usually do weddings, events, portraits etc, so my lenses very much reflect that (85mm 1.2, 50mm 1.4, 24mm 1.4 and 70-200 2.8). A friend has put me in touch with a guy who owns a jewellery shop and who wants photos done of his jewellery. Now at this stage I am not...
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    RAW conversion in Photoshop, does anyone have any idea what is going on?

    Hi there OK, let me preface this by saying I convert literally hundreds of RAWs a week and have never had (or noticed perhaps?) this problem before. My work flow is that I go through my images in Zoombrowser (the free software that comes with Canon) to decide which ones I want to keep, and then...
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    Which background material?

    Apologies if this has been raised recently, I couldn't find anything recent, but I need to buy a cheap new background. Some places say theirs is muslin, others say a synthetic mix, does anyone know which of these is preferable? (Or can anyone tell me anything better?) Thanks!
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    FTP/photo display question

    Hi Guys Appologies if this has been asked before, but thought it worth a go. I have an FTP bit to my site, where I upload photos for my clients to see, as I am sure most people on here do. My partner built me the website and made the FTP bit easy for me to use, if a little fiddly. I have to...
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    Good grain in photoshop

    Hi there Does anyone have a good method in CS2 for getting good grain. Obviously there is the gram setting, but I want something that makes my prints look like they have been shot on B/W film ISO 3200, and then printed on very grainy paper. I also like the way real grain is different in the...
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    Help finding that extra something

    Hi guys I posted this one a week or so ago in a portfolio and got positive responses. Now I am preparing the file for printing and I just feel this one is a little lacklustre somehow. Don't get me wrong, I don't want it to look like an FHM cover, but somehow I feel there is something I can do in...
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    Portraits in a fashion style

    Hi everyone I did some photos yesterday with a make-up artist and a model. Everyone was working for free (in return for prints). Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated (I know you aren't supposed to put 49 pics up for starters, but the girls wanted a wider range of shots to look at)...
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    Wedding albums

    Hi there OK, I am not sure where to be posting this as I don't think it should be in the wedding section (as that seems to be bout portfolios for critiqueing). This has probably come up many times before, but I am new, so please point me in the direction of old threads if that is better. I have...
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    Which are the best portable studio lights?

    Hi there I have some basic portaflash lights, one with a stand and umbrella. I need another tall stand and another umbrella and ideally a softbox too. A guy I work with has just bought 2 Nikon camera flashes which he now uses instead of his flashes, but he still uses the stands, umbrellas etc. I...
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    Need to photograph in a sauna - help!

    Hi everyone I am new here, so I hope I am writing on the correct thread! Tomorrow I am doing an unpaid job for a friend's charity and it is in a sauna. Now this is the whole point of the shoot, so I can't suggest they do it elsewhere. Does anybody have any idea how to shoot with out having all...