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  1. shingfan

    color of my image looks different in windows and mac

    Hi all, i have a question regarding the color of my image. First of all, let me list out what i'm looking at so that you can help me better understand why??? 1) i'm using a macbook to view this image under OSX and Windows (using bootcamp). Tried varies applications and got the same result...
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    first selective coloring

    what do you guys think? does the layer work okay?......should i increase the saturation...or decrease it?.....i decrease the saturation about 10-20% to blend better with the black & white....or i should saturate to stand out the flowers?.....please comment...and thanks :wink: (feel free to edit...
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    got a hold of a 17-50mm f2.8...and tried out a 30mm f1.4

    finally.....i bought the tamron 17-50mm f2.8.....i'm not sure how good it is compare to the one from nikon.....but i must say the image quality by this lense is good.....unfortunately i dont have any sample photo i can put up at the mement as i bought this lense on friday and use it right away...
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    how is this color of this one? (portrait from last week)

    i dont have a monitor calibrator......when i look in CS2....the color looks fine...but when i look at it in IE....the colors seems a bit "cold"......what do you see in your monitor?.....also.....what do you think of the skin tone.....any adjustment you can recommend (Matt....i bought the book...
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    question about ordering a lense for B&H

    i'm located in toronto, canada to order from B&H.....what am i subjected to on top of the product price?...like tax, duty, shipping, additional fee, etc? the reason i ask is because i'm looking at the sigma 18-50mm f2.8 macro.....the listed price on B&H is $420...but most canadaian stores are...
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    second portrait session...something is missing?

    i dont know how to say it.....but they just dont give me the studio feel.....i guess with a stuido high power strobe + softbox + a proper backdrop....it makes a world of difference... (I was shooting those with SB600 off the camera with background being my living room wall) .......can anyone...
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    color saturation

    how do you increase the saturation and contrast of your photos (physicall)....or when you are taking the shot.....not by post process......i like to learn...thanks
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    portrait taken with SB600, need your help to improve

    this is from my second portrait section.....please comment on the lighting, color, and crop....or anything else that you can think of....be as picky as possible so that i can learn from your experience...thanks
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    soft focus problem >_<

    need help with focusing.....i was doing portraits with a friend yesterday in the living room......i used autofocus at various focus point of my D80 (got 11 focus points)........from time to time....the focus came out a little "soft"......is there any technique that you use to make your focus...
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    how to remove chormatic background with CS2?

    say i do a portrait shot of a person with a chormatic background......how can i remove the background "entirely" from the image....including the tiny bit between the hairs..........the difficult part is the tiny part between the hairs....i dont know how to remove them.....please help
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    looking into buying a f/2.8 lense for D80

    i'm looking into buying a f/2.8 lense for my D80....any suggestion? (other than the nikon f/2.8 which cost like 1.5k CAD >_<) looking for 18-70 or 18-55 range....any recommendation? what is the price figure i'm looking at?
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    cost of hosting a website

    how much does it cost to maintain a website (monthly server fee?) how does everyone else do it? can anyone give me any idea or price figure? thanks :thumbup:
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    new shots (which one do you like better?)

    couple of new shots.....which one do you like better?..... C&C are also welcome #1 #2 #3
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    Looking for a good location for digital print

    any suggection for folks in toronto, scarborough to be precise? i went to a so-called pro lab and did my digital prints there.....man....those come out a lot worse than my print from walmart.....worse in a sense that the color are very saturated.......the printing resolution is no good (i can...
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    Portrait composition

    do you guys "chop" head? If you know what i mean....lol :P do you always make sure the entire "head" of the subject is inside the frame.....or you dont mind cutting a bit off the top or the side?......what are your thoughts? people always complain i cut their upper head in my photos.....:-P
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    How do you feel when "they" dont care?

    haha.....i think the topic is a little hard to understand what i mean....lol i was taking portraits of my families over the chinese new year....as many of you might have seen http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=72624 sigh.....i met them over the weekend and show them the...
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    RAW file size

    i have a D80....most of my RAW files are 7-9MB...mostly around 7-8MB.........but i heard ppl saying that RAW from D200 is 16MB.......i thought D80 and D200 use the same system.....shouldnt their RAW files be about the same size?....why the huge difference...anyone knows? or my camera is...
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    question about exposure

    this might sound stupid...but how do i know if the exposure of a picture is good....assuming that i like to have a proper exposure on a photo...nothing creative.........is it right by looking at the histogram to make sure that the graph extends to the outter most right side but not clipping...
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    First Portrait Section

    First Portrait Section with families......please comment to help me make my skills better.....free feel to edit as well....cheers complete set on flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/47091458@N00/sets/72157594546206763/ #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8
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