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#1 Graham

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:33 AM

A webite I like to use before taking a trip is the US Navy sun/moon rise and set calculator.

http://aa.usno.navy....RS_OneYear.html

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:36 AM

Another great photography website is the Luminous Landscape tutorials

http://www.luminous-....com/tutorials/


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Posted 01 September 2007 - 01:45 PM

Here's another site with a list of tutorials...

http://darwinwiggett.com/articles.html

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 10:03 PM

The luminous-landscape site is very helpful! I bookmarked these links!

Thanks Graham!

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 11:33 PM

Your welcome Frogfish, these are site's I have bookmarked as well.

This site has some great tutorials, with a lot of emphasis on inovative lighting techniques

http://www.daveblack...kshop/index.htm



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Posted 02 September 2007 - 11:36 AM

Some great links -ty

here is an off-cam flsh site with some handy info.-

http://strobist.blog...o-strobist.html

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:31 PM

Do you guys have any good sites on how to process RAW images with programs like Adobe Camera Raw 3.7? I have CS2, so I can't use ACR 4.0 or higher...

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 06:28 PM

Thanks for the links, Graham! Here's one of my favorites:

http://www.moosepeterson.com

Lots of good photo/equipment info, and some great digital imaging tips too!

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#9 Will Milne

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 06:33 PM

Hi Frogfish-

Are you looking for step by step tuts/detailed raw processing info specific to that prog?

If not- I,ve been using raw exclusively for a while now and Silkpix has been the prog of choice here. Very nice color/reasonably fast on my ancient machine and a well implemented interface.

I have processed Sony R1 and Nikon D200 raw files with it and both have been handled very well. I have seen some complaints about shadow posterization but I can honestly say I have not seen that issue arise , so it may be a non Sony/Nikon raw file type issue?

Basically with raw the in-camera processing- sharpening/WB etc etc is ignored and you do that in the raw processer.Typically with far more control.

I,m sure other progs do the same but in Silkypix- when I have a tweak done for an image WB/Tone Curve/etc etc - I save it as a parameter and simply apply that to each image in that sequence.

The big advantage is that you are working with the full dataset from the sensor- whereas with jpeg there is loss from the compression. Typically tone sublty and detail.

If you are working towards print use this is a big advantage, more bitdepth , more info, richer images.

I save the raw from Silkypix with it's paramaters then output to tiff . That tiff goos down the pipleline and ends up on the web as a jpeg, with appropriate format etc versions saved along the way.

hope that helps
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 12:01 AM

Here's a website that I go to a lot. http://macroartinnat...croartinnature/
I enjoy Michael Brown's style of photography.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 05:12 PM

Yes Will, I'm looking for specific info/tutorials about that prog!

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:07 PM

I think this tripod vibration article is interesting.

http://www.benro.cn/news/news33.html

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:38 AM

If you like portraits of African wildlife, check this guy out. If there's anybody out there who's better, I've yet to see him.

http://www.nickbrandt.com/

Brandt's methods are very mysterious and he refuses to discuss them, but rumor has it that he uses a Pentax 6X7 without a telephoto lens.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:34 AM

For those of you who are still into film and have a camera or cameras that you don't have owner's manuals for, this site has been a real big help to me. http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ This site has helped me immensely with some of my "orphan" cameras.
Just need to find a manual for my Walz 35.
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:35 PM

Thanks for the link Peter. I'll be spending a while on Nick Brand's website. That is insanely incredible photography!!!!!!! I've never seen anything like it before.