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  • SweetBabyCheezits
    Shamus: I prefer Aperture from apple. ;)

    If I were a Mac user, Shamus, I'd prolly be an Aperture user as well. Someday, I might come over to the dark side and get a MacBook Pro with the Retina display and complete my evil conversion. So sexy.

    What lens did you take that with? That's a nice shot.

    Thank you, kind primate! I used my trusty 70-200mm f2.8L IS.

  • talesin

    Any tips on how to get started with the Lightroom? Maybe I just need to buckle down -- it's the first time I've had difficulty self-teaching software. My friend who gave that and the PS to me, loves it too!


  • SweetBabyCheezits

    I had this excellent book for reference (LR2) and used a lot of trial/error (plenty of error).

    Here's the latest version by Martin Evening but I'm sure most of the others would work just as well. And I'd guess there aren't just a few video tutorials on the interwebs.

  • shamus100

    Uuugh, photo software...

    You're on your own kid. D:

    I'm struggling with making my watermarks right now. >:O

    What was your ISO setting for that night shot?

  • SweetBabyCheezits
    Shamus: What was your ISO setting for that night shot?

    ISO 200. Aperture was f11 with a 220 second bulb exposure (ambient light/supermoon only) plus additional 7 second exposure after milady flipped the breaker on at the end (cabin lights). Shot on a tripod with a radio remote while sitting still as possible 30' up in a man-lift, at around 11pm because the moon + trees were casting a shadow on the cabin before that. Got it close to the way I wanted in camera (after much trial and error), tweaked color/exposure a bit in Lightroom and used PS to clean up some weeds. Then I had a beer.

    I'm struggling with making my watermarks right now. >:O

    *cough* lightroom! *cough*

  • Leolaia

    I took this on Father's Day at a party at my in-laws:

  • SadElder

    Been dabbling for about 5 or 6 years. Shoot with Canons and always in search of better and bigger glass, pending the demise of my wallet.

    talesin: check out this site from Adobe for some free instruction on Lighgtroom.

    You also may find this site helpful. She has some great training vids.

    Happy shooting

  • Twitch

    Optics are expensive. I deal with lensing for projectors/video cameras and the costs can be huge, especially for specialty glass. However you're dealing with a precision instrument with fine tolerances, so yea...

    Not a shooter of stills but I do enjoy good composition in a shot. There's definitely an art to it.

  • talesin

    Thanks, SadElder! Nice to read you. :))

    Oh, just saw that SBC -- merci! :D

    sites bookmarked!

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