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by Steven G Webb
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.
Replies: 50
Views: 255

Re: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.

Free film in digital is a great concept for learning. While it's foolhardy to waste frames on a portrait session and over-shooting for paid jobs costs money when learning the object, the more the better. Right too is the suggestion that subject matter and composition aren't paramount for exposure ex...
by Steven G Webb
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.
Replies: 50
Views: 255

Re: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.

I don't keep notes on what I am doing so I can't reflect and learn from what I have done once I see the results on the screen. I blame all this on the seduction of digital--scatter shoot, hope, then choose. No new tricks for this old dog, I am afraid. Maybe today, though. Maybe... MATT The drug sto...
by Steven G Webb
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.
Replies: 50
Views: 255

Re: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.

Duck wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:29 pm
Here's a cheat sheet I made based on one of my lectures.

6 Step Exp Cheat Sheet.jpg

I know this seems like an oversimplification out of context of the lecture.
I either don't know how or otherwise cannot add to your reputation or give you karma points but this post certainly merits it.
by Steven G Webb
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.
Replies: 50
Views: 255

Re: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.

I'm not sure about Cinderella and she may be a victim of my foggy vision, but it looks like you got focus on her head but she might have benefitted from a greater DOF so that more of her faceted skirt would have been in focus too. But there are always tradeoffs anyway. You probably should pay littl...
by Steven G Webb
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.
Replies: 50
Views: 255

Re: My new challenge: shooting in manual only.

Echo: What Duck said regarding focus. 35mm and medium format film cameras had focusing aides in the viewfinders those are absent in today's digital cameras. The smaller and less brilliant crop sensor viewfinders are difficult to manually focus than full-frame models. All that said, I have a 105 mm m...
by Steven G Webb
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: A Question From Our Facebook Page
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: A Question From Our Facebook Page

Whoa Duck, way to go. The string meter works well. If you were photographed by an Olan MIlls photographer chances are 1:1 that at some point in the session a string with a knot was held to your chin. Somewhere someone actually metered the lights at the distances and thanks to extremely reliable and ...
by Steven G Webb
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Which is the best book to learn photography?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Which is the best book to learn photography?

You Tube videos have proven to be extremely helpful. Of those I've gained a good deal of information from MAC on Campus. Extra bonus if the viewer is using MAC owned brands; however, the information transcends brand specifics. Books do not require additional equipment and they don't interfere with t...
by Steven G Webb
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Which is the best book to learn photography?
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Which is the best book to learn photography?

Very fine list. Understanding Exposure by Peterson tops my "Basic" list. Followed by his companion book Understanding Flash in the lighting department.
by Steven G Webb
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: A Question From Our Facebook Page
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: A Question From Our Facebook Page

While I am not pursing head shots presently I have and continue to do on-site studio portraiture. The 5X7 collapsible backgrounds are very handy. The size isn't overkill at all. Black and white are peculiar colors. Like most things photographic, extremes are seldom preferable. Jet black isn't normal...
by Steven G Webb
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Learning Photography: Discuss
Replies: 22
Views: 1017

Re: Learning Photography: Discuss

Yes, the aroma and the memories. Mine are not as profound nor poignant as others but are pleasant. The man who introduced me to photographic printing has long passed from this life. I love being able to process in open light and to print in-house or online. I'll still cherish the memories of Ralph ...