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#21 gazza77

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

Problem with this photography lark is there's always something pulling at the purse strings!


Oh aye! It's remarkably similar to running a relatively rare Italian motorbike in that sense. :rolleyes: :D

Longer term, I'd like to do more with photos than just taking them, hence all the queries now. For now, I'm think I'm going to settle for doing minimal editing using the raw processing built into the camera whilst connected directly to the tv. It may not be calibrated for printing them, but it's by far and away the best way to view them, and I can then just burn them onto a CD to share with others on a pc or dvd.

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#22 Padge

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:41 PM

I haven't printed anthing seriously of my own for a long time.

I use these guys. Follow their instructions and you will get excellant results.

www.dscolourlabs.co.uk/

They are really helpful as well, I had a small issue early on when I was using them and their Technical Director rang me to talk me through the problem.

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#23 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

I take it Elements 11 works with raw files then. I'm not thinking of spending hours on it, just to adjust lighting where required to pull out detail in shadows, colour saturation, etc and also as you say, to adjust shots for B&W.

Whilst I do like some photos like you mention, I know what you mean about them having been done to death. I couldn't comment on photography mags though, as I've never read one, beyond tips & techniques from them online!

The lad who plastered our house is also a photgrapher, and he has his first exhibition starting soon at Dean Clough in Halifax. Might head and have a look at what he's done, as it sounds like an interesting approach. Jonathon Foulgar is his name.

http://www.deancloug...ts/whats_on.asp


it had better

I migfht pop down to Dean Clough in the enext few days and check that out. I'm a faxophile(did you see what I did there?) anyway.
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#24 Bleep1673

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

I recently had three pictures printed out by a local Media Print facility, & were happy with the results
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#25 Gary Coyle

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

Calibrate your screen, laptops are ###### for profiling so dont bother unless it uses a PLS or IPS screen, use the labs profiles as well, get an IPS monitor, nothing else comes close.

#26 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

Calibrate your screen, laptops are ###### for profiling so dont bother unless it uses a PLS or IPS screen, use the labs profiles as well, get an IPS monitor, nothing else comes close.


I just decide what looks ok and press print
works a treat
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#27 Red Willow

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

There seems to be a rise in A3 printers and grey scale printers so I guess people are printing something.

#28 RidingPie

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

Problem with this photography lark is there's always something pulling at the purse strings!


How true! I keep having to stop myself from buying a new lens... f1.4's are so damn expensive.... even the primes

#29 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

How true! I keep having to stop myself from buying a new lens... f1.4's are so damn expensive.... even the primes


i'm lying low at the moment


no sense in pushing ones luck
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#30 Futtocks

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

I've got Paint Shop Pro on my work computer, which I love, but the product doesn't exist anymore, having been absorbed into the Adobe empire. Much nicer and more intuitive to use than Photoshop.

As well as Gimp, which I have only briefly tried, check out Paint.net, which is another freeware progamme. I have it on my laptop at home, and like it. Although I don't use it much, it may be suitable for your needs.Just noticed - their forum has a familiar look!

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#31 gazza77

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:41 AM

I haven't printed anthing seriously of my own for a long time.

I use these guys. Follow their instructions and you will get excellant results.

www.dscolourlabs.co.uk/

They are really helpful as well, I had a small issue early on when I was using them and their Technical Director rang me to talk me through the problem.


I gave these guys a try for half a dozen A3 sized prints, including some of the ones that I'd previously had done on a smaller size by Photobox, albeit that I'd reworked slightly to adjust the lighting, etc.

I'm pretty pleased with them, to the extent that they arrived yesterday, two are now framed and on my wall and another couple will be going up when I've got suitably sized framed for them. :)

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#32 Padge

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

I gave these guys a try for half a dozen A3 sized prints, including some of the ones that I'd previously had done on a smaller size by Photobox, albeit that I'd reworked slightly to adjust the lighting, etc.

I'm pretty pleased with them, to the extent that they arrived yesterday, two are now framed and on my wall and another couple will be going up when I've got suitably sized framed for them. Posted Image

Glad your pleased with the results, I have no reason to promote them other than they have done great prints for me and given excellent service.

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