1. gossamer

    Novice attempting product photography

    Hi, I'm not a complete novice, but I've never done product photography in a professional setting before. I have a D500 with a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm, and one SB700 and have been referred by a friend to a pet products company to update their product line. This means taking pictures of dog...
  2. gossamer

    Practicing portrait pictures, need advice on backgrounds

    Hi, a friend has asked me if I would take a portrait picture for her to use on linkedin, etc. I have a D500 with a 30mm and 24-70mm VRII, and thought I would use them to practice my portrait photography, and maybe even do it as a side thing in the future. She would like a gray or light gray or...
  3. adamhiram

    XQD card reader vs. USB3 tether?

    I recently picked up a D500, which means switching over to XQD cards. I've always used the built-in SD card reader on my primary workstation (Mac), so now it looks like I'll need to pickup an external XQD card reader. So here's my question - I can already import into Lightroom CC using a...
  4. gossamer

    Preparing photo for canvas print

    Hi, I have a picture of my daughter that I took with my new D500 and realize now I should have used a flash. Around her eyes are dark and her forehead is probably too light. I played around with it in photoshop and lightroom, but I really don't know how to do much beyond the basics. I thought...
  5. gossamer

    D500 and ISO problems

    Hi, I just upgraded from a D300 to a D500, and the pictures I took at a kids party yesterday are very grainy. My first thought is the ISO setting was too high, but I'm not sure. This is using my 16-85mm. It was an overcast day with no direct sun. I had it set for Aperture Priority, and the ISO...