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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #45 on: January 02, 2009, 06:55:08 PM »
BluHour
http://bluhour.com/

This site was a Kim Kommado site of the day. It calculates the best time of day to do night photography. Just enter your city and it'll tell when to shoot.

The blue hour comes from a French expression (l'heure bleue), which refers to twilight, the period each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_hour
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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2009, 10:18:45 PM »
I know that you're supposed to "reformat" your memory card after every upload? How exactly does one reformat a card, my prior camera was fairly inexpensive and I was just gifted with a Film of the isle of Fuji S2000 FinePix camera and I want to do things right. And I think because I may not have been doing this, my card isn't holding as many pictures as it could. :( Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2009, 10:34:36 PM »
The majority of digital cameras will have the "format" function in the setup menu.  This wipes the card clean vs. just deleting one picture at a time.  Some cameras do not call it formatting, but if you have to the option to "delete all", that is what you want to do.  Even if you do not format the card regularly, it should not decrease the storage capacity of the card itself.
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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2009, 09:36:32 PM »
Right, thank you for the clarification! I was really in the dark about it. :P
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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2009, 11:37:15 PM »
Tiip: Get out there and shoot.   Start a photo a day blog.  You'll get practice  shooting and practice  looking for subjects.

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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #50 on: January 24, 2009, 10:13:37 AM »
another online photography toy http://tiltshiftmaker.com

You can mimic a tilt-shift lens.A tilt-shift lens removes perspective from a photography.
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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2009, 11:32:51 PM »
Ok, so I have an Imac and I bought the parellels program so we could run windows on the mac for a program for my wife. Well I bought PS Elements 6 for the Mac and cant figure it out and cant find any place that offers a class. Now that I have windows I am wondering if I should buy Elements 7 since I know a place that does have a class. Or does anyone know if Elements 6&7 are close enough that I ciuld take a class on 7? I know of a place that offers it for 7.
I have been using a free demo version of Aperature and am thinking of just buying that. I am taking a class for that next week.
Sorry for the long winded talk. Please let me k ow me know what you use or what you like. What would you do? I guess my main question is; is Elements easy to use and I'm just nit gegting it or shiukd I drop it and go with Aperature?
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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2009, 11:58:47 PM »
http://www.photoshopelementsuser.com/learningcenter/

This is a magazine/ web site training center for elements. They the same people that write  Photoshop User magazine. They have forums and video tutorials.
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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #53 on: June 24, 2009, 03:36:13 PM »
hope this is OK here.

I currently have a Canon SX10 IS which i love, but the one feature I wish it had is a remote shutter- I'm learning to love the continuous shoot feature, but realize i wiggle too much- a tripod or monopod would help this, but what I'd really like is a sub-DSLR that has a remote option (I can understand it not coming WITH it, but I just want to be able to buy one as an accessory)

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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #54 on: July 04, 2009, 12:57:03 AM »
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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #55 on: July 04, 2009, 10:18:48 AM »
Have you tried http://dpreview.com/ ?

hope this is OK here.

I currently have a Canon SX10 IS which i love, but the one feature I wish it had is a remote shutter- I'm learning to love the continuous shoot feature, but realize i wiggle too much- a tripod or monopod would help this, but what I'd really like is a sub-DSLR that has a remote option (I can understand it not coming WITH it, but I just want to be able to buy one as an accessory)

I'm currently working my way up through this class of 'almost as good as DSLR but not quite' cameras, and I'm already on the lookout for reccomendations for the next one...
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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2009, 09:01:50 AM »
Good Morning,

Does anyone have any tips/advice on how to best photograph jewelry?  I have an Olympus Stylus 9000 Digital Camera, which I just got this past Saturday.

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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #57 on: July 27, 2009, 09:21:58 AM »
Well, you'll need to use the close-up (Macro) setting to get clearly focused shots of smaller items.

To reduce or eliminate the glare or bright reflections from the flash, you'll need some sort of diffuser or close-up Ring Flash.

ThinkGeek.com has a small Portable Photo Studio listed for USD$49.99, but it's currently back-ordered.

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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #58 on: July 27, 2009, 09:35:57 AM »
Thanks David! :)

I haven't tried the Macro setting yet, but I will.  So far I've tried with flash and without flash, indoors with natural light, outdoors with natural light, light colored background and dark colored background, and none of those have worked to get the close-up details.

Off to try again,
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Re: Photography Advice and Tips Thread.
« Reply #59 on: July 27, 2009, 09:53:57 AM »
You might also try a home made light box- essentially, white fabric lit from the side/behind, with the item in the center...
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