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Forum: Off Topic 11-12-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,973
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Kind of on topic...

Ahh, clients - gotta love 'em

1. $32k is not out of the range of possibilities considering the amount of work done and the rights negotioated.

2. Assuming he's as innocent as he says he is,...
Forum: Digital Darkroom 09-29-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Efficient or a waste of time?

In general, it is not efficient to do your own prints. The only time I make my own prints is when I'm printing my portfolio shots (and that's rare) or if I want to use a specific paper. But for...
Forum: Main Community Forum 09-29-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,180
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Color spaces - Fuji S3 Pro

The answer will depend a lot on your workflow and what the desired end use will be. Since most of my work ends up getting converted to CMYK I use Adobe1998 since it has a larger color space than...
Forum: Digital Darkroom 08-27-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Color Shift with Zoom function in CS3 Bridge

I also get this with my cr2 files in Canon. My thought is this is the difference between the preview embedded within the file, and the actual raw data from the file. I think this is an issue with...
Forum: Main Community Forum 08-27-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,108
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Becoming Professional

Lot's of good advice here. I would recommend 2 things.

1. Find someone who does work that you like and go work for them. For free if need be. Watch what they do, ask them why, absorb what you...
Forum: Off Topic 06-28-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,230
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Insurance at a Shoot

The answer is liability insurance. Call your agent. It's cheap and in many cases, required in order to get a permit or rent equipment. As far as completion insurance, I've never used it or heard...
Forum: Tech Talk Forum 05-30-2007, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,418
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: APPLE USERS PLEASE HELP! (Color Calibration)

Apple has a fairly comprehensive color tutorial at...

I also use a spyder 2 and have had good results. A good analogy is to think of your monitor as you did...
Forum: Tech Talk Forum 05-13-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Sharpening for magazines question

I work for about 12 different magazines on a monthly basis and they're all different. Mr. Smith is right in saying that USM shoudn't be applied until the image has been sized. However, not all...
Forum: Main Community Forum 04-26-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,707
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Large Product shoot Backdrops

Not sure where you're at but check to see if there are any soundstages around, most metro areas have them available for rent. Shooting vehicles is very technically difficult and takes a lot of...
Forum: Digital Darkroom 03-26-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,059
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Better B&W

I've always leaned towards shooting color and then using either the channel selector or channel mixer in photoshop. You can liken this to using filters with black and white film (for those who are...
Forum: Digital Darkroom 03-26-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,891
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: HELP!!! Remove The GREEN!!!

You have several options.
1. Use the pre-programmed flourescent WB on your camera. this is probably easiest.

2. Use the above mentioned custom white balance. Probably more accurate than the...
Forum: Off Topic 03-23-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,448
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Forum: Tech Talk Forum 03-21-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: What are you guys using for white balance?

Macbeth color checker, just remember whatever you use, you need to shoot it with your lights clean, no gels, otherwise the click balance clears out the gels

Forum: Main Community Forum 03-03-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,192
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: What makes a good client.

Theres a podcast by a guy named Franklin McMahon called media artists secrets. It has the usual cheesy music and the content can at times be tedious but he has a class of client called 'The Grinder'...
Forum: Main Community Forum 02-27-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,614
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Testing my web site - is this any good?

I would disagree with Mark (sorry) Consider your audience. Assuming this is a business venture, you want to make it as easy as possible for your clients and prospects to contact you. Put your...
Forum: Main Community Forum 02-27-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,554
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: The Imperative to Improve...

By definition - amateur means to do something for the love of it, if you're loving what you're doing that it seems fine to stay there. I think a lot of us have a psychological motivator to improve...
Forum: Main Community Forum 02-14-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,644
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: How do you back up your files?

Rumor has it that the new version of the Macintosh OS will have a automated backup scheduler built in. Designate up an external HD as your backup and specifiy when and how often to back up and it...
Forum: Tech Talk Forum 02-10-2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,556
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: color temp

You're right, it's too blue. Try using a color checker to set the white balance as opposed to the presets. I've had good results using my Macbeth color checker on everything from people to tacos. ...
Forum: Main Community Forum 02-03-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,406
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Bubbles Bubbles Bubbles

The set shop in NYC has lots o gimmicks and potions for this sort of thing.
Forum: Tech Talk Forum 01-29-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,349
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: What's the scoop on negative film scanners ?

Wow, talk about a blast from the past. OK, as far as dpi goes it's a math problem(cringe) Take your output resolution needed and divide it by your input size and you get dpi. IE, and 8x10 print at...
Forum: Tech Talk Forum 01-26-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,428
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Macro Lens?

I have Canons 100 macro and have been very happy with it. If you do go down that road I would recommend the newer version of the lens as the autofocus on the original lens is relatively s l o w. ...
Forum: Photo Reviews & Critiques Only 12-02-2006, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,710
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Two New Toys ... and some Questions

I don't have any technical experience with the Alien Bees but I do know through experience that changing your shutterspeed from 125 to 200 will have an effect. I did it yesterday. I use...
Forum: Photo Reviews & Critiques Only 12-01-2006, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,710
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Two New Toys ... and some Questions

Ok, I'll wade in here...

1. Fan speed and direction take practice. Working with a fan to get the look you're hoping for is just like working with a light to get the look you're hoping for. There...
Forum: Tech Talk Forum 11-21-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,709
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Creating DOF ...

Using post to create a selective focus look is always tricky. It can be done but it takes A LOT of time to get it right. In direct response to your question about the fingers - the near finger is...
Forum: Main Community Forum 11-15-2006, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,674
Posted By Steve_Buchanan
Re: Backdrop Colors?

Savage makes a 'sky blue' which can be nice. Gelling your background can work also but you need to make sure no white light from your foreground bleeds onto the background, otherwise the color gets...
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