Getting you images to look good on a web site should be something every photographer should strive for, because these images represent your work. I have providesd a link to an Photoshelter interview with Kristina Sherk, who is a Washington DC-based image retoucher, photographer, photo assistant, production manager. She is an amazingly talented retoucher (just look at the before/after images on her image retouching website.)
On the software front, Lightroom and Nik plugins have updates to fix bugs- Silver Efex and HDR plugins have the bug fixes and not sure what other plugins are effected. I’ve done both LR and 2 Nik, worked well to fix the tif file errors I was getting and making me crazy.. so life is good.
Ok, it looks like they fixed a lot of problems, I’ve been banging it hard all morning and it hasn’t blue screened yet.
Here’s a link for the download
Adobe releases Lightroom 3.5 and ACR 6.5
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.5RC is unstable Problem: crashing in develope module, seems linked to the Nik silver FX pro 2.0 causing correption in exif data.
My hardware Win XP Pro SP3 on a HP workstation 4g of ram, 50gb free space.
Had 3 crashes in last hour.
Update: It appears to create an error when writing to the TIF file from Nik Color Efex Pro 2.0
18-200mm VR Nikkor lens comparison to 28-300mm VR3 Nikkor lens, August 25, 2011
This review is from: Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR (Electronics)
Here’s the PROS:
Here’s the CONS:
More specifically on one level fully understand and experience your shoot from the photographer’s perspective, including the subject matter and geographical landscape, applying everything you know. Enjoy the warm breeze on your face, marvel at the multiplicity of colors that exist in the manicured gardens, appreciate the nervousness manifest in the people you are shooting or alternatively observe say the erosion evident in a landscape. Observe the detail of a weathered face of an elderly person, indicative of a robust life in challenging conditions. Understand that we are all participants in a universal play. Everyone, or everything has a story to tell. Ensure you are a receptive audience.
Automatic metering is only a starting point for setting exposure. In the end, the exposure is your responsibility. In situations where your experience tells you matrix metering may guess wrong, take control of your own metering. Either use manual exposure or use exposure compensation. A great idea would be to automatically bracket exposures. I bracket +/- 1 stop.