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Dear self, Remember, you have ISO SETTINGS on your camera. No need… - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
abmann
abmann
Dear self,

Remember, you have ISO SETTINGS on your camera. No need to shoot so slowly in darker settings.

Jackass.

&hearts
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lqqkout From: lqqkout Date: August 22nd, 2007 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no! Saturday pics??
abmann From: abmann Date: August 22nd, 2007 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, they're fine. I'd have just had more had I set my ISO to a faster speed.
lqqkout From: lqqkout Date: August 22nd, 2007 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Phew! Can't wait to see some of the good ones :)
abmann From: abmann Date: August 22nd, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've got one up already. See my blog or my Flickr.
lqqkout From: lqqkout Date: August 22nd, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
hehe, madly stealing contacts from flikr!

do you have a separate blog other than LJ for photos?
abmann From: abmann Date: August 22nd, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. I force my photos on everyone.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 22nd, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also, I let you know if any of the shots of your rope work turned out well enough for your portfolio.
ralinad From: ralinad Date: August 22nd, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're handy... hopefully your shots from saturday came out, then.

I've been experimenting with cranking up the ISO a bit, and pulling back the flash a ton. If you set it right you get a mixture of good ambient light color, but the advantages of a flash and a faster shutter.

Of course, the camera doesn't like that so much, so you have to set it all manually.

Also, check out "noise ninja" if you don't have it - it does a damn fine job of mapping out the grain from higher ISO settings, especially if you load the profiles from the camera used. It won't make it perfect, but it will make my iso1600 shots look more like iso400. You can then re-sharpen later.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 22nd, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Most of the shots are fine. I shoot in bursts when I have to hand hold in low light like that. Bursts usually ensures one or two shots that are clear. Using the faster ISO really means I'd have to do less of that and get more shots overall.

I have looked at noise ninja, not recently though. I think at the time I decided it wasn't worth the cost.

As is, Aperture has a really good noise compensation algorithm that I should test with higher ISO before buying more applications. :) I don't need any extra steps in my Aperture > Photoshop > Aperture workflow.

And I also need to pack more batteries with my flash. And an ambient filter built from a 2 litre soda bottle.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: August 22nd, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
By the by, and completely off topic, It was really good to meet you again, and actually get a chance to get to know you better. And be head support. :)
ralinad From: ralinad Date: August 22nd, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, yeah, its surprising how many suspensions are cut short due to head-support issues.

It was wonderful meeting you again as well.

lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: August 22nd, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can imagine. That's why I kind of want to stick to the not on my side things... I can let my head drop if it's backward or forward.... :)
ralinad From: ralinad Date: August 22nd, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Face-up the neck starts to hurt, too. I've made little slings out of rope, but they can shift off easily. I've had the thought of weaving a little placemat-like platter out of my usual rope, and just keep it in the bag, but I haven't done it yet...

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