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  1. Jim Walczak

    Color check please...

    Not sure if this is really the correct portion of the forums for this...if not, someone lemme know and I'll repost elsewhere. Alrighty...just re-calibrated my monitor and as the post implies, I could use a second set of eyes or two. I guess it's been a while since I've calibrated as the...
  2. Jim Walczak

    What's cuter than a portrait of a 6 month old kitten?

    Okies...the past few days I've been tweaking out the used D7000 I picked up a few weeks back. Turns out the sensor had a bit of oil spatter (took a while to clean up) and with my Tamron 70-300mm LD, there was a wee bit of a front focusing issue. Anyways, since the weather's been kind of...
  3. Jim Walczak

    D7000 - cleaning the sensor

    While I suspect this question has likely been asked in the past, after skimming thru the pages here on TPF, I didn't see anything immediately so figured I'd go ahead and ask...if this is a terribly redundant topic, please forgive me. Alrighty...I got out this past week and got a few more shots...
  4. Jim Walczak

    Vintage photography...curious about other people's views

    Ok...please forgive me if I get a tad philosophical or nostalgic here...this just seems like it would be an interesting topic for discussion and I'd be interested to hear other people's opinions. Also please keep in mind that I'm something of an oddball (for those who haven't read any of my...
  5. Jim Walczak

    First shots from the D7000

    Alrighty, as the title suggests, these are the first few shots off the recently acquired used D7000 that I snagged last week to replace my broken D90. Admittedly, it's not my best work...the first two shots were taken out at French Creek Reservation of the Lorain Country MetroParks while taking...
  6. Jim Walczak

    Old, manual lenses...anyone else still play around with them?

    Hey Ya'll, Ok, there's no real right or wrong here, just curious if I'm the only one... In the past few years since I've moved from Canon to Nikon, I've found myself playing with a few older manual lenses. When I first got into digital, I had original gone with Canon, as I had been a Canon...
  7. Jim Walczak

    Hocking Hills vacation - C&C please...

    Alrighty, got a few select shots here from my family's recent tent camping trip to the Hocking Hills region of Ohio. For those unfamiliar with the area, this region of Ohio truly has an ethereal, otherworldly quality to it. Much of the scenery does indeed put one in the mind of scenes from...
  8. Jim Walczak

    Tragedy...busted my D90

    While on a camping/hiking trip this past week, I dropped my Nikon D90 on a LARGE rock, while fussing with my stupid tripod trying to get a waterfall pic. The camera does still seem to be working (for now at least), however the viewfinder and diopter are busted all to hell. I may contact Nikon...
  9. Jim Walczak

    NR in Adobe RAW - Wonkyness in Wonderland...

    Ok...so I have a batch of images I'm working on for a client and while I've been processing the images in Adobe RAW (to be finished in Photoshop), I've noticed something odd going on with the Noise Reduction. I'll zoom in fairly tight on a given image to get an idea of just how much "grain" I...
  10. Jim Walczak

    Video art exhibition...some C&C please...

    Ok, so this past weekend I was offered a last minute commission to shoot some stills (and video) of a multimedia installation that was part of a local art festival. I won't go into too many details about the exhibition itself except to say that I was essentially doing this as a favor for a...
  11. Jim Walczak

    Need some thoughts for a new approach on some nature work

    Greetings one and all! Those of you who frequent other forums may see this post (or similar)...please feel free to respond to it there, here or elsewhere as I'm simply looking to get a good cross section of suggestions. Ok, I'm not a newbie (been shooting on one level or another for nearly 40...
  12. Jim Walczak

    Medium and large format cameras...a dying breed?

    Greetings All, I breifly looked for info on this forum about this, but didn't see anything right away, so please forgive me if this is a redundant post... As I've been getting more and more into photography lately, or at least taking it more seriously, I've been reading everything I can...
  13. Jim Walczak

    signing ones work...

    Howdy Folks, Another quicky question here...is it considered "acceptable" to sign one's own photography work? I know when I post my pics on the web I like to have my signature with the little copyright symbol on them so that people will know the work is copyrighted, but for pictures that I am...
  14. Jim Walczak

    Aspect ratio's are giving me a headache...help!

    Hi All, I'm back with my next round of questions that have been frustrating me...this time in regards to aspect ratios for printing digital photo's. Now I have been looking around on the web all morning and the more info I find, the more my head hurts! LOL! Now let me first say, I'm using...
  15. Jim Walczak

    critique request from a new user/amature photographer

    Greetings All! I'm new here so allow me to take a moment to introduce myself. I'm a 38 year old musician who's had a long standing interest in photography, but recently I've started taking photography a little more seriously and am considering it as a possible career venture. My primary photo...
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