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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2013, 08:09:11 PM »
Linda you are a genius you know, I am gay for you right now. ;D

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2013, 09:14:53 PM »
That does look good Linda. My only problem is I don't want to have to spend a lot of time in PP fiddling about. I worry people might think I'm changing the colour of the beads to make them look better and I really don't want to take more time than I have to either. Time is money and all that.
If we get some good light again tomorrow I will try again with a smaller f stop = less depth of field, longer exposure. The lowest ISO I can manage should give me the sharpest picture so long as I can get enough light in there. There are so many variables.
I do still have a problem of a fuzzy spot on all my photos, it's not some thing on the lens because it won't clean off. Hubbie thinks some moisture might of got inside. So I have to decide what to do about that too.
I will crack this photography lark!

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2013, 09:20:46 PM »
It is really difficult to get a perfect photo just by using a camera - especially if you want a pure white background, even the experts tweek their photos. It really didn't take long and the idea is you make the picture to look exactly like the beads not something different.

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2013, 09:21:48 PM »
Yep, it is simple - and if I can do it ANYONE can  ;)

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2013, 10:05:42 PM »
Lynda, I wish you lived close to me! I bought lightroom last year and have struggled to get on with it. I'm used to Photoshop Elements.
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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 07:35:47 AM »
I wish I was nearer too, although it wouldn't do much for my waistline  ;D.

I don't know which version of Lightroom you have but if you search for "using the adjustment brush" you would find that really helpful as it allows you to edit just part of an image and not all of it. Sorry that link wasn't much use as it was free to use for a certain time and that time has now ended.

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 06:42:23 PM »
I was thinking about this Julia and I think that Lightroom would actually save you time.

You can bulk upload images from your camera card.

Say you have 4 images of the same bead but different angles. If you make changes to the first image, ie crop, exposure, clarity etc you can then apply this to the following images at the touch of a button.

You can bulk export all the images at the right size to go straight on Etsy.

These features have saved me hours when I previously had to resize, crop, edit and save each image individually.

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2013, 09:40:00 PM »
That does sound good. Very worth looking in to. Thanks. I will need to start a whole new load of blogy blogs!

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2013, 05:30:29 PM »
Photo with Picassa


DSC01494 by Pandanimal, on Flickr

with Lightshop


DSC01494-2 by Pandanimal, on Flickr

Thanks Linda. Me like lightshop. Might have to buy it...

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2013, 06:05:25 PM »
It's like the sun came out and chased the grey away, it looks great. I'm going to do some pix once August gets here and the fais are finished