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BlasR

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« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2007, 07:37:55 AM »

Tom,

I will recommended alain,Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD.
it's really help in colors/printing   plus ++ more and more

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« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2007, 01:25:23 PM »

Thanks for the help and info, I have found so far that my scans even with the v700 contain far more detail than the raw files from my d200, though I am sure the results from a more professional set up are another huge step up.

I have had another go with the same shot, starting with a fresh scan, and I have been more careful to not lose the shadows, but this has meant losing the very brightest highlights - do better scanners have the ability to capture a greater dynamic range?

Anyway, still needs work, but I think it's getting better:



Oh, and Alain's DVD looks excellent.
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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2007, 11:42:55 PM »

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I have had another go with the same shot, starting with a fresh scan, and I have been more careful to not lose the shadows, but this has meant losing the very brightest highlights - do better scanners have the ability to capture a greater dynamic range?

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DR is probably where the difference is most obvious.

Drum scanners like the Tango are still one step better than Imacon though.

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Bernard
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« Reply #23 on: April 12, 2007, 09:12:08 AM »

Hmm, I guess I'll have to make do with scanning twice at different settings and combining the two in PS.
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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2007, 02:46:21 PM »

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Yes, scan quality is an issue in your work but don't forget that this is both art & science. Fixing the scans will address the science aspect. There will remain the artistic aspect of your work that is equally in need of attention.
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« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2007, 03:20:28 PM »

Oh, of course, the artistic side always needs work, that aspect is really what I am most interested in, but because I have just switched to film I have a lot of technical aspects to sort out. I also need to familiarize myself with the upside down image on the ground glass, and with the method of metering with a hand held meter (currently my SLR). Then I will be a bit more free to explore the creative side again.
Thanks again for all the help,
Tom.
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