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 on: August 30, 2015, 10:30:36 PM 
Started by Petrus - Last post by AlterEgo
For LR, I use the Spyder Color Checkr and their associated software to create profiles for different lighting conditions (For each camera, of course), tweak a bit to taste and save them. I use these as starting points.

OEM software from DataColor does not create profiles - it creates presets... so you are still using Adobe profiles... so I think we shall stop right here about the quality of demonstrated conversions for the purposes of illustration, no ?

 on: August 30, 2015, 10:24:35 PM 
Started by RSL - Last post by John R
Very nice Russ. Really like the three dimensionality of the work and how the shadows draw the viewer in.


 on: August 30, 2015, 10:18:42 PM 
Started by KMRennie - Last post by howardm
what is the ACR 6x background?  Been a couple of years since I used that and v9 has a light-ish gray (but no adjustability Sad )

Personally, I dont like editing on a bright background but it definitely has an effect on my perception of the very low tones. so I generally use light or med gray and maybe flip back to something even lighter when I'm looking for how it might print down

 on: August 30, 2015, 10:05:33 PM 
Started by Iliah - Last post by GWGill
I hope this is answered in the Help for ColorMeter:  how do you position the sensor when measuring lamps and do you use the ambient diffuser? I'm about to buy ColorMeter just to satisfy curiosity about my desk lamp and my Phillips LED bulbs.
Sorry, no - I'm not sure what sort of advice would be appropriate, since there are so many possible situations, and it's reasonably common sense stuff. (I'm open to suggestions though.)

If you are just trying to measure color temperature and CRI, it's not that hard - make sure the lamp illuminates the instrument, and that there is not too much stray light from other sources contaminating the result. Ambient/illuminance mode is appropriate. If in doubt, take a few different readings from different locations, and see which seem most representative.

 on: August 30, 2015, 10:04:53 PM 
Started by pcm81 - Last post by MHMG
You only need fading and color change data of the sort already posted on the Aardenburg website.  That type of study is relatively easy to complete ...

It hasn't seemed so easy for me, but I understand what you are saying Smiley


 on: August 30, 2015, 09:58:47 PM 
Started by r010159 - Last post by GWGill
My nozzle check is fine.  I do not get this from the RGB OEM profile which. by the way, reproduces the grey ramp as neutral.
Note that the black curve can make a great deal of difference to how obvious banding is. 100% GCR will make it most obvious, whereas a GCR that has a small amount of black will cover it up more effectively, but will have a less robust neutrals. This could be the difference between your profile and the OEM RGB workflow.

 on: August 30, 2015, 09:40:43 PM 
Started by Petrus - Last post by alexluuphoto
What a messy thread lol! Tbh I think the op just needs to use a dmf camera to get what the real big deal is. I don't think you can show anyone what you can see over the Internet. also I do like 35mm over the mf file of the first example of the Asian lady. Not because of colors but the composition was better lol. composition over camera.

 on: August 30, 2015, 09:03:47 PM 
Started by bcooter - Last post by MichaelEzra

Thank you for every word. Its the best wakeup call and I needed it!

This is how I started photography, I worked 60 hours almost every weekend, Friday night through Monday morning. Time in darkroom flew at different speed. I lived on bread, cranberry juice, feta cheese and oxygen from the ac in a window. This was the best time of my life, I was driven and obscessed and could not think of anything else but creating images. The only limitation was lack of understanding how; and the only solution was to just figure it out, relentlessly. This was the time when passion for creating did not let my mind be occupied  with paying carelful attention to obstacles and navigating around them, I could not even see any. I was sufficiently financed through the day job of IT architect and lived in ideallistic world of night time in the darkroom.

I always easily obsessed with the creative process, such as image making, but this time it is about creating a business. There is quite a difference in being a business man which implies, as you pointed out,  seeking out customers and making them successful, vs. idealistic exploration of creative freedom. I need to try to figure this out.

Thank you for pointing out the important stuff and for inspiration!

- michael

 on: August 30, 2015, 08:54:06 PM 
Started by Fred Salamon - Last post by howardm
of course you can use an extension cord.  Perhaps use 16 gauge conductors if you want to feel extra safe but its not needed.  the printer only consumes maybe 100w (just guessing)

The manual says 25w which is very low so you could use the just about any extension cord you want, including standard 18gauge.  dont
make this more complicated than it need be.

 on: August 30, 2015, 08:40:52 PM 
Started by mseawell - Last post by mseawell
Thanks all for the comments on this capture. And I DID  rock the Tri-X for this!


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