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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
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smed From: smed Date: July 7th, 2006 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am right where you are - learning.
While my camera doesn't have all the fancy options yours does, I do have a nice manual mode where I can mess with the fstop and shutter speed. It's resulted in some enjoyable shots and some real learning experiences. I completely missed some awesome shots last night because the fstop was too high. Curses!
So keep posting what you've learned. :) I will feed off your brain.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 7th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
You could share your experiences with those settings too, you know. Give me something to consider.
smed From: smed Date: July 7th, 2006 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can certainly do that. On the condition that you will look, comment, and offer constructive critism, advice, etc.

Know of any good photo managing software? A good place to serve pictures? Some place that would just display all the settings for me?

What is ISO? WB? I shall google it. Which is officially a word now.

I keep dropping my cereal!
abmann From: abmann Date: July 7th, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait, you'll only do something that could benfit others if I promise to comment? No, I'm not going to promise that. You should post that stuff because you want to post it.

I don't know any managing software, which I'm guessing is like something to organize your stuff. I know that iPhoto on every Mac is pretty good if you take the time to set up photobooks.

As for serving, do you mean something like flickr? I just use LJ's Scrapbook which has a pretty nice interface but isn't customiable. I know that alyska uses a free utility to display her photos which is pretty to use and fairly easy to set up. but you'll need webspace for it.

ISO is the digital equivalent to film sensitivity. The higher the number the easier it is to "expose" an image. however, the higher the ISO the more likely yo will see noise on the film. I usually shoot at the lowest ISO possible. Pictures are a bit darker but I like that and the brightness can be easly adjusted in post.

WB is white balance is color temperature in a picture. "Hotter" temperature, higher numbers, adjust the temperature towards the blue range. "Colder" towards red hues.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: July 7th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
abmann From: abmann Date: July 7th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. Saw that. Want. Certainly will be part of the package I buy when I get a Macbook in the coming year.
ralinad From: ralinad Date: July 7th, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I've heard awful things about aperture. Slow, cumbersome, etc. Find some reviews before you buy it.

I tend to use the adobe suite - mostly adobe bridge to manage photos, and I just keep them in directories by date on the drive, so you can open them up in any program you choose to try out. You'll skip importing them into iPhoto, which I find annoying.

To each his own, though.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 7th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I assume Aperture will be better by the time I buy a Macbook. I'm waiting for at least the second generation.

Currently, I have my own haphazard way of organizing my photos. I should probably design a better system.
ralinad From: ralinad Date: July 7th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Personally I put them in directores with a date and subject in the name, year first so they stay in order -

Example: 2006-06-14 party at blahblah

Those are then kept in directories until they reach about 4.5gb or so, then I start a new one. Each can be backed-up to a DVD then, and the numbers correspond. This has worked well for about 7 years now.

I back up each directory to 2 DVDs, I keep one set at home and one at work. I color-code those green, as in "safe"

The directories that I'm still putting photos into I color code red, as in "not safe". I try to keep a duplicate copy of each on an external HD, so if anything fails, if there is a fire, etc, I always have a backup. For cheap.

Your mileage my vary.
smed From: smed Date: July 7th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are obviously very concerned with you picture safety. I can't say I blame you. Although I only back mine up on an external HD. Not DVD burner. Might be worth it though.... hmmm...

I must say though - great idea of adding the subject to the date. I already download into folders by shooting date, but going through and adding a subject, while time consuming, may be worth while.
Damn... it would be spectacular to have a program that would tag things similar to LJ.
I wonder if Picasa does that... I just started playing with it...
sorry, I'm rambling on your comment... I'll go get a tissue.
smed From: smed Date: July 7th, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I didn't ask for a promise.
Fine, I'll do it.

I've been meaning too... once everything slows down... gah! will it ever?

Yeah, I just noticed a friend of mine has a gallery that fills in all the information - what type of camera, ISO, fstop, etc. I would much prefer having something that would say "here's all the techincal crap filled in, now you add your comments."
I'm lazy. Like YOU!

Thanks for the information.
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