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wmchauncey

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Are you anal retentive?
« on: October 03, 2013, 10:03:31 AM »

I am. I "pixel peep" and I'm of the opinion that viewing distance of my prints should be governed solely by the length of the viewers nose.
To the degree that, of late, I've gotten into the habit of almost always shooting in AI Servo mode then taking those images into PS and applying focus stacking to them, not for the normal reasons, but to improve visual acuity.
Ya don't believe me...give it a shot(s).      ;D
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Re: Are you anal retentive?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 01:26:50 PM »

Ever consider Zanex?  Check it out. :)
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Re: Are you anal retentive?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 06:44:24 PM »

I'm not. Well, then again maybe I am...just not in the same way. If I ever had a gallery/museum show I'd use barricades to keep people from getting any closer to my prints than my prefered viewing distance. I'd want people to see my forests. They could use their imaginations about my trees.

So there!   :D

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Re: Are you anal retentive?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2013, 01:58:48 AM »

I used to trash good photos for the slightest technical shortcoming. For some time, I really felt it effecting me during shoots, I was constantly second guessing and taking tons of extra shots. Today I am more relaxed, partly due to more accurate and in general better equipment. I have also come to realise, that the image it self is far more important than the details of it.
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Re: Are you anal retentive?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2013, 08:05:10 AM »

To some, maybe. I af fine tune my lenses, focus stack rather than use f/22, think 36MP isn't overkill and hate overenlarged prints at exhibition.
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Re: Are you anal retentive?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 05:21:15 AM »

Absolutely not !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pixelpeeping someone elses shoots is in my opinion disrespective...unless the photographer ask for strong critisism !
If it looks good from 1-1,5 m away...then itīs good enough.

This doesnīt mean Iīm not careful with the quality of my images, especially during exhibitions. I put alot of time and effort in every singel one of my images.
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