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cropping your picture in camera & more

brash recess [deleted] says:

1. Just a note i found that you can crop your picture and do other editing within your camera before uploading to computer. Check your camera out to see if you have these features.
2, Another useful tool is you can use your computer to take pictures without touching your camera
3rd is you can take 2 pictures and make one of them as one in your camera without editing on computer. ( Image overlay) Thanks Brian :)
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generationD3/D810 says:

Image overlay would be what you are talking about...not layers
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Trevor Warren is a group administrator Trevor Warren says:

#2 would also be incredibly useful to have a laptop sized preview vs. the 1 inch LCD on the back of the camera.

I've personally been burned a few times shooting at wide apertures where I've gotten the false impression from the small LCD that the shot was sharp only to see it on the computer and realize it wasn't.

You can always zoom in with the preview but stopping to check that each time would be kind of tedious.

I think Lightroom is capable of doing that but I've never gotten around to trying it. I should though!

-Trevor



IndyPhotoCoach.com
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brash recess [deleted] says:

Trevor welcome aboard good to have your insight. What i liked about the ability to crop in camera and resize is once you get it in lightroom then i can begen to play... I always always shoot now in Raw also choosing my shots now not shooting 500 to 1000 at a time. I do like the idea of Bracketing in 5 choosing the 2 then over layering. Kind of like hdr but safe. Also John Perez tought us some tricks on how to do a similar hdr in lightroom as well in the photo lightroom class.
I like that your coming out and posting in the room. Don't see that much from the other ones.
Kevin is very experienced and would love to see his 2 cents worth at times. He has his own business and as far as i'm concerned is the best Instructor i've seen from IPC. But if it came to private lessons i would be more inclined to David H.
John Perez is the Wiz kid so to speak love his imput.
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Trevor Warren is a group administrator Trevor Warren says:

Thank you for that and I look forward to talking with you and the others. How long have you owned the D300? I'm just getting familiar with it.

-Trevor



IndyPhotoCoach.com
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brash recess [deleted] says:

Well Trevor only about 2 months. ?Use to be a canon user had to defect... Now I'm a Nikonian.. lol I spent all weekend with my 4 settings A. Bracket B landscape C. Portrait and D Action. I went to Nikonian.com and joined and got what i needed to adjust my settings. Also i used David Busch's Book Nikon D300 to make more adjustments. I'm Hooked BUt Canon has a new Camera D7 which is a lot like it but it has video if i want video i'll go buy a Video Camera..:)
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Trevor Warren is a group administrator Trevor Warren says:

The model I have does do video (D300s) but it is kind of a "meh" feature. Cool to play with, but limited practical use for sure. At 720p you can only record 5 minutes at a time which is probably perfect for a journalist who needs video and photos on assignment but that's about it.

I was actually on my way to get a Canon 50D but the D300 just fit my hands better and the camera shop had a better selection of Nikon lenses for rent so that sealed it. At this point the service is really becoming more important than the technology. They've kind of plateaued with megapixels, no one really seems to be that excited about having video in a DSLR and they're all similar in their pricing structure.

So yeah I definitely wouldn't go of my way to get video right now. It's just a transitional marketing gimmick after all the manufacturers relized with the 50D that 12 megepixels is the practical limit for APS-C sensors and they had to come up with something.

I think we're already starting to see that the next frontier is gonna be low-light performance. After that, maybe 3D. ;)

-Trevor



IndyPhotoCoach.com
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brash recess [deleted] says:

As far as shooting in low light wouldn't 2800-3500 be a good choice rather then the 5000k.
The seminar i went to tuesday Night Digital Wakeup call David Ziser
Said he prefers this setting but he also was referring to Weddings mostly ( low light situations).
when i left that place i was pleased with the 1st part the 2nd part was more business which i liked and didn't like for now.
He mentioned how using 1600-3200 iso isn't a problem because theres software outhere to fix that. If IPC had a lighting class like that one He would fill a banquet hall.
Hey thats an idea! Maybe you guys could have a 4 hour session on lighting have 4 instructors there at 75.00 a pop
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Trevor Warren is a group administrator Trevor Warren says:

That would make sense to me because you're likely getting too much red from indoor lighting, but I couldn't say for sure. I almost always have control over my shooting environment and then go directly from shooting to the computer, doing most of the adjustments in post.

I'm not sure which of the IPC instructors do weddings, Kevin Kiley does the Basic Lighting class perhaps, but I think someone with that experience would better know the principals behind it.

Weddings have such a different set of demands versus other genre's: bad light, crowd control, once in a lifetime moments that last 2 seconds and so on.

Maybe in his case ISO 3200 is the right choice since you can mask some of the symptoms of high ISO in wedding pictures that you couldn't in other genre's (e.g. people like the ethereal soft focus look for wedding pictures). Most people I know never go above ISO 1600 for anything that will be printed though.

What types of concepts would you want covered in the 4 hour session you mentioned that weren't covered before in other classes?

-Trevor



IndyPhotoCoach.com
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brash recess [deleted] says:

Trevor! Use your imagination...lol
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GillianSpring says:

best advice I read:
you can fix noise...you can't fix camera shake!!!!!!!
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Trevor Warren is a group administrator Trevor Warren says:

I thought it sounded like a good idea and wanted to pass the suggestion on. I wouldn't want to risk tainting your good idea with my assumptions. ;)

Hopefully some day I can make it out to Indianapolis to see some of the classes in action to get a better understanding of how they work.

-Trevor



IndyPhotoCoach.com
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