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Ahh, taken a few decent ones since I last posted in here..

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1-23-2012 by fluorineironrhenium, on Flickr

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0611-tahoe-4 by fluorineironrhenium, on Flickr

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0611-Tahoe-1 by fluorineironrhenium, on Flickr

Really been to busy the last 6 months to use the camera much but decided to buy a Sigma 10-20mm the other day since I enrolled in a color class

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IMGP8129 by fluorineironrhenium, on Flickr

What would cause a picture to lose shapness after upload to a site like Flickr? Lower resolution of not having Flickr? Photography files and compression is not my strong suit :D

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Great shots, spanky!

What are you using to edit and export?

Edit: I just peeked at the exif and you're using lightroom 3.3. You can sharpen your photos in LR3, then upon export have it "sharpened it for screen" in the export options, and then choose the level to which you want that to happen. Don't over sharpen, but a soft bump in both. I leave the export selection to "normal". As for Flickr, I've never had an issue with compression and loosing sharpeness, but I do have a pro account and upload full res images.

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Great shots, spanky!

What are you using to edit and export?

Edit: I just peeked at the exif and you're using lightroom 3.3. You can sharpen your photos in LR3, then upon export have it "sharpened it for screen" in the export options, and then choose the level to which you want that to happen. Don't over sharpen, but a soft bump in both. I leave the export selection to "normal". As for Flickr, I've never had an issue with compression and loosing sharpeness, but I do have a pro account and upload full res images.

Thanks Greg!! Do you upload to flickr via JPEG or TIFF? I am aware of sharpening via LR3, a few of the pics just posted from flickr look a bit dull compared to what they do in LR, hence the question about file format/compression

Usually hit sharpen for screen, but never have taken it out of "standard"

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I use the flickr plugin for LR3, you just drag and drop then click upload right in LR and it automagically uploads it as a hires jpg.

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I use the flickr plugin for LR3, you just drag and drop then click upload right in LR and it automagically uploads it as a hires jpg.

Thanks for the help Greg!!

What would your advice/software recommendations be for High DR shots in which you have to use 2 photos to blend? Been having some awesome weather to photograph out here but I believe the DR is making the picture just look flat.

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Thanks for the help Greg!!

What would your advice/software recommendations be for High DR shots in which you have to use 2 photos to blend? Been having some awesome weather to photograph out here but I believe the DR is making the picture just look flat.

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Thanks for the help Greg!!

What would your advice/software recommendations be for High DR shots in which you have to use 2 photos to blend? Been having some awesome weather to photograph out here but I believe the DR is making the picture just look flat.

photomatix

And also give a try to Topaz Adjust.

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As I'm a hardcore DIY-er (read: broke), I'm frequent visitor of diyphotogropahy.net.. Love creating stuff..

I found this.. really tried to concentrate, but I got distracted :D

How did that wall get there??? LOL

On a more serious note.. what do you guys think of continuous ring ligths?

Never used one before, but saw some pictures that were made only with similar to this:

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They were awesome..

Opinions?

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I've never used a continuous ring light, but I do own a ring flash and a cheap ring flash modifier that pops onto a speedlight. I'd make one for your speed light, they're pretty easy to make.

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Decided to make the jump to RAW today. The cs5.1 editor is very nice and easy to use, but it sucks not being able to see everything before I open it up in PS. Here is the first shot I have ever done in RAW.

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Untitled by iwysocki, on Flickr

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