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by Steven G Webb
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Which is the best book to learn photography?
Replies: 20
Views: 847

Re: Which is the best book to learn photography?

I love written material for technical stuff. It's patient and doesn't mind my re-reading as many times as necessary. I wasn't ever great at taking notes in lecture. Seems I missed what ever instruction came while I was writing the previous information. Nowadays I like video tutorials since I can sta...
by Steven G Webb
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Adobe is using machine learning to make it easier to spot Photoshopped images
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Adobe is using machine learning to make it easier to spot Photoshopped images

[If you don't like to read skip to the last paragraph] The ability to manipulate photography has existed as long as the craft. The state-of-the-art has been elevated up to today's standard. How well have illusions been pulled off? That answer could depend on how broad a definition to "illusions" is ...
by Steven G Webb
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can we discuss a commercial job?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Can we discuss a commercial job?

Duck, First let me thank you for such a superb response. You certainly went above and beyond on this one doing the homework before formulating the reply. I do believe you identified the store and you assessment seems spot on. I too figure that there are catalog images from their supplier and they ar...
by Steven G Webb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can we discuss a commercial job?
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Can we discuss a commercial job?

There is an independent jeweler here with three stores in small rural towns less than 20 miles apart. These are the shops where the snobbish locals go for wedding sets, pricey gifts and repairs. There's not a definite vibe like a posh boutique jewelry store but for sure not the credit jewelers. They...
by Steven G Webb
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Re: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?

Where my post falls down is unless we are talking about the same camera and methodology in software used we can argue all day and each is correct but opposite in what we found. Am I correct it that last statement? No bloody idea. Have fun: Hey Ed, One of the things I enjoy about discussions about p...
by Steven G Webb
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Re: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?

Earlier there was mention that HDR in film required sandwiching negatives. Orton's effect was similar. Using one over exposed negative and one under exposed being part of the process. I threw it out there from nostalgia for film manipulation talk. I was wondering, and this makes sense once you poin...
by Steven G Webb
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Re: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?

Interesting set of responses. I am yet to use my latest camera Canon 1dxMkii for hdr, but I know the old one Canon 1ds Mkii has an exposure range of 10 1/3 stops extrapolated. I know that if inside a building and bright sun through any window, I cannot get detail from outside with detail inside. I ...
by Steven G Webb
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Re: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?

The Orton Effect. That's a totally different effect and process. How does that relate to HDR? I'm not following. Earlier there was mention that HDR in film required sandwiching negatives. Orton's effect was similar. Using one over exposed negative and one under exposed being part of the process. I ...
by Steven G Webb
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?
Replies: 25
Views: 1118

Re: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?

The Orton Effect.