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  • #12323
    wtf
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    I am very curious about this post. The original author wanting feed back said just watch for me in a couple/few years. I would love to see where they are now, one year later….

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    I went back and looked at one on Red Bubble.  The file presented is a gif.   Good for viewing, but not as good as a JPEG and no where near as good as a TIFF or PSD file.  Sixteen bit files hold a lot more information than eight bit files.  8 bits give 256 values, 16 bits give 65,536 values.  14 bits gives 16,384 values.

    I’m surprised you find working with the files different.  I would expect you to find working with the camera is different.  Most mirrorless cameras I have seen do not have an optical viewfinder, some have an electronic viewfinder and some require you to use what Canon called Live View.  My concerns would be how sensor size, photosite size and colour depth compare to a dSLR.  I have not looked recently, when I did I found the mirrorless systems wanting, so I purchased another dSLR.  I saw a post Trey Ratcliff put up that suggested he had switched to a mirrorless system and it was meeting his needs, but he does landscapes and I don’t think he ever really does street photography, wildlife, or sports, so perhaps he has no need of a system that can be aimed and focused quickly regardless of light on the subject or camera.  It will be interesting to see what you think of it once you have worked with it for a while.

    #12325
    ebi
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    I’m still making my way through this thread, but at this point, I think it’s pretty clear that newPhoto is a fucking idiot. It took down its photos so I can’t see the work, but I imagine it’s dreadful. This is why I approach a very different way. MBChamberlain came in with a heartfelt critique and advice and it just dismissed it. It can’t even spell correctly. If it can’t take the time to learn basic grammar and spelling, it’s not going to spend time taking decent photographs or probably even wiping its own ass. MBChamberlain wasted a lot of time posting that. Time that would have been better spent elsewhere. Weed out the idiots first, then you can help those who really care.

    #12326

    WTF, I think this is probably her:  http://heatherlynnphotography.com/

    Still has trouble with spelling and grammar.

     

    #12327
    ebi
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    can’t be the same person…not possible. I saw (i’m guessing its a she) she posted something else and the name was lacy or something.

    #12328
    IHF
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    I wasn’t going to go there, but… The original poster’s facebook  https://www.facebook.com/heatherlynnphotography1 and website http://www.hlfphotography.com/index.html  (not impressed)

    Redbubble uses a clear gif to protect images, and may even use gifs as previews.  darn it.  Not willing to open a flickr just so you all can pixle peep, but it’s tempting.  I guess I can’t put off spending some money on finishing for very much longer

    I bought a fuji X series.  Yes, WAY different.  The RAWs are treated so differently by my software than my canon.  I had to change all my standard/custom settings and whatnot, and all my presets I had made for myself don’t really work anymore.  The RAW to jpeg in camera conversion is freakin awesome though.  So much control over it.  I’ve been choosing to have the camera process them with my preferred settings the majority of the time.  In fact the dandy and all my recent shots on facebook were all OOC jpgs with only some bushed in definition where needed.  The fuji handles color so very well, and the sensor is a 16mp-trans CMOS sensor (that’ means a whole lot of blah blah yadda yadda to me.  Not so into specs) and let me tell you can it ever handle light.  I borrowed a mark ll for a week, and seriously, it’s comparable.  I’m not the only one who says so.  Beautiful high iso performance.  The AF is not so great for high speed, but it’s doable, and I’ve taken some really nicely focused action shots of the kids, but a sports camera, well… not yet anyway.  Very low light the AF can hunt some as well, but it’s still very manageable and reliable if you know how to work it. It’s a camera that makes you think about every shot and slow down, and I absolutely love that about it.  It’s not for everyone that’s for sure, but it seems to be perfect for me…well… like I said, the real test will be printing.

     

    #12334
    emf
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    “MBChamberlain wasted a lot of time posting that. Time that would have been better spent elsewhere. Weed out the idiots first, then you can help those who really care.”

    I am starting to see this point Ebi, but one thing it doesn’t take into consideration is that such crits DO help the people who really care. The crit doesn’t have to be about your work for you to learn from it, in this case it was quite a board crit anyway which applies to all people wanting to start out. I and I’m sure others actually got quite a lot from that crit – maybe it was  wasted on the OP, but that doesn’t mean it was a waste of time.
    @ IHF Thank you for replying and the helpful hints – I will try them out with another macro shoot  – though darn it, I was kinda look for a good excuse to get the 105 😉
    I’m really interested in things like this;
    http://www.redbubble.com/people/onegoodeye/works/10639712-swim?ref=work_main_

    It makes me think of Aaron Siskind’s abstract photographs – seeing something of interest and/or beauty in the smallest and/or  seemingly most ‘unremarkable’ of things.
    And I love this one!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=570192543018507&set=a.570192479685180.1073741827.239743396063425&type=3&theater

    #12340
    IHF
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    emf,

    Thank you so much for the compliments.  It makes me happy that you are interested in what I do.

    I had to reply back because it finally dawned on me that… I unintentionally lied to you.  The chipped blue paint was taken with a 35mm,  This thought traveled through my head at 2:00am and made it difficult for me to sleep lol (seriously brain?!  UGH feels good to finally get that out of there).  So yeah, I suppose that just supports my thinking and my theory that, I don’t think closer is what you are looking for.  lmbo

    #12356
    emf
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    Thank you for putting me straight IHF, do you know I have a 35 which I rarely use other than for landscape, small groups, street scenes etc., and I wouldn’t normally think to use it for something like a close up. Something else to investigate, many thanks 🙂

    #12363
    newphoto
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    Just so everyone knows none of the advice was wasted on the original poster I read everything and had taken it to heart. I’m sorry if i got upset, came off like a bitch or like none of the advice mattered to me because it did. I was most upset to feel like people were not judging my photos but how much i cared for photography or how bad i wonted it. To this day i still do a hell of allot more free work then paid work because i enjoy photography. I take every opportunity to shoot, and learn. I really was putting my heart, and soul into every photo i had taken. So yes it was hard to hear the criticism. I can defiantly see allot of what i was doing wrong then, myself, and everyone around me has seen the improvements my work has made. So im sorry IHF if your not impressed but thank you for sharing my new site, I would love for everyone to see the work im doing now. See im not out to impress anyone at this point just doing what i love to do. The best thing about photography is that it does not conform. Each individual is free to produce the photos they wont, the photos that speak to them. I have been lucky enough to be mentored by one of the greats of photography, someone i got a chance to meet in middle school. While he was visiting area schools to teach the basics. He is now the only critic i I care for. I got many emails after i posted my links form people saying this is not the best place to go for critic, i would agree. It so easy these days for people to sit behind there keyboards and say anything. Im thankful for the good advice i did get from this site most of it going directly to my inbox including the advice from MBC .  I typed this and all of my previous messages out on my phone so i wall apologize for all my grammar mistakes and bad spelling. Truth is i don’t care if you judge me on that anyway 🙂

    #12364
    ebi
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    I really was putting my heart, and soul into every photo i had taken.

    im not out to impress anyone at this point just doing what i love to do. The best thing about photography is that it does not conform.

    I have been lucky enough to be mentored by one of the greats of photography…now the only critic i I care for.

    this is not the best place to go for critic, i would agree.

    I typed this and all of my previous messages out on my phone so i wall apologize for all my grammar mistakes and bad spelling.

    ^ Still an idiot and still producing horrible work. Also full of shit and, I’m guessing, still in middle school.

    #12366
    newphoto
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    At the end of the day im a great person with an amazing family, loving husband, and two beautiful kids. I also proudly wipe my own ass with a high school education 🙂  I don’t think im as much of an idiot as you think ebi, but your allowed your own opinion. Thank you for pointing out all my grammar errors, how else will i learn right? Never was my strong point.

    #12367
    emf
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    I think it was brave to come back here NewPhoto, and I’m glad MBC’s crit wasn’t wasted. Don’t stop learning 🙂

    #12368
    newphoto
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    Thank you emf, all i wonted to do was apologize to anyone who felt i was rude or wasted there time. I am truly sorry if i came across that way. I defiantly realize how much great advice MBC had for me 🙂 just hard to hear at first. Please know that this is not the person i am at all and i hate that i came across that way. I have said all i need to say and im moving on from this subject and foreword with my photography. Once again Thank you MBC and all others for your help.

    #12369

    I absolutely invite your comments, suggestions and thoughts. And if I spell something wrong, go ahead and point it out. How else am I going to learn?

    I also proudly wipe my own ass with a high school education.

    Is that what they taught you in high school instead of spelling and grammar?  I am definitely amazed that you “defiantly realize” how much great advice MBC provided!  “Foreword” is a short introductory statement in a published work, as a book, especially when written by someone other than the author.  “Forward” is a direction.

    Be it a portrait or wedding, photography is a luxury item.  Usually people with more money can afford to pay more, and more often, for luxury items.  Usually those with more money are also better educated and better read.  Those people will know the difference between “there”, “they’re” and “their”, “allot” and “a lot”, and when capitalization should and should not be used.  They will take you more seriously if you write well.

    Here is a link that might help you:  http://dictionary.reference.com/

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