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on Oct 15, 2015 in Digital Darkroom, WRP Ed Zone

“The Game!”

I have a really good friend, a really good photographer, who I spend a lot of time shooting with, Harry. We spend a lot of time together in large part because of the fun and passion we share in photography. Harry thinks of himself as still learning cause he’s only been shooting seriously he says for four years. In this we play “The Game!” After we’ve done a shoot, we’re back in the vehicle and merrily going down the road, I ask him, “Now Harry, how are you going to finish that image?” Harry wins 95% of the time, verbally going through the steps he is going to use to finish his photos. This is probably why his photography has gone so far, so fast! What’s the point of “The Game?” It started in my frustration of photographers going into the Digital Darkroom and just throwing this or that slider around praying they have a photograph. I hate, hate the saying, “I’ll know if I got the photograph after...

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on Jun 17, 2015 in Digital Darkroom

Sync Settings in CC

With Photoshop CC 2015 now released (along with many others), it’s time to update. First, CC 2015 rocks! One of the “pains” in updating Photoshop is getting the new edition just like the old one. Well, this is pretty dang easy. Under Preferences you’ll find Sync Settings. The dialog above appears. As you can see, you can sync amongst all your machines everything if you want (which includes custom tool and Actions!). This is such a HUGE time saver, wanted to make sure you knew this feature was...

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on Oct 15, 2014 in Digital Darkroom

Them Blue Skies

Just can’t get a thing past you folks, which is why I never try. In this case, many saw in the video that I had gray skies but in the stills, I had blue skies. I was asked how I created such good lookin skies. Well, here’s how you can do it in mere...

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on Jul 28, 2014 in Digital Darkroom

A Test Time Lapse Testing “Exposure Smoothing”

I love doing time lapse (latest one I shared)! Been doing them for a long time and quite often, I do them just as a way to remind myself of the time and place, not to be shared. The D810 has a new “exposure smoothing” algorithm that is part of its Time-lapse that I wanted to try out prior to hitting the field with it (this was shot from our deck). Time-lapse Photography is in My Menu so I selected it, set Interval to 15″, Shooting time to 6:25′ hours, Exposure smoothing On and got ready to go. The rig, D810 / 24f1.4 AFS loaded with Lexar 128GB SD (I have video saved to the SD slot) with the battery fully charged and hot out of the charger. The Time-lapse feature in the D810 (like in the other bodies) processes and saves the time lapse as a .mov when done. With the afternoon thunderstorms dancing about, I thought it would be a cool end result. And while we didn’t...

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