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by Steven G Webb
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: To The photoMentoris Family - COVID-19 Update
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: To The photoMentoris Family - COVID-19 Update

9 Ways to Stay Connected During Social Distancing I may be somewhat erratically in touch with my online friends but I must say that contact is what is saving my sanity during this terrible ordeal. I appreciate all of you, and will try to be less erratic when I can. I care deeply for our little comm...
by Steven G Webb
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: To The photoMentoris Family - COVID-19 Update
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: To The photoMentoris Family - COVID-19 Update

Not long ago I was in a certification class for E-911 dispatchers (Economic climate forced me to go back to conventional employment). It can be a very stressful job. One point drilled home is this quote "Asking for help is not a sign of weakness". In that profession "help" refers to mental health si...
by Steven G Webb
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: To The photoMentoris Family - COVID-19 Update
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: To The photoMentoris Family - COVID-19 Update

Thanks Steve, and all the best to you, yours, and all of Photo Mentoris
by Steven G Webb
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Forum update 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Forum update 2020

St3v3M wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:15 am
We cannot say thank you enough for everything you do for this site. You are the rock we all lean on. Thank you! S-
Amen and amen
by Steven G Webb
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?

Interesting image and good job making a complimentary background.
by Steven G Webb
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?

Oils, eh? Ooph, that's rough. I bet it took forever to dry. :D I am looking to create an old master's style backdrop. I'm going to use cheap linen to experiment with and once I'm comfortable with a workable technique I'll invest in some heavier canvas. I can get canvas up to 120 inches wide primed....
by Steven G Webb
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?
Replies: 18
Views: 1442

Re: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?

I tried it once back in the 1980s when I was young and ambitious. If I recall the widest primed canvas I could find was 4' and I believe this project was 7' tall with the idea of it being 4X6. I bought tubes of oils, a few different shaped brushes and sponges. I was not a paint artist so I had to bu...
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: 3431

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: 1207

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 ...