orthopedic pain management

85 — Inkjet paper review 1 — German etching — Fine art Baryta by Hahnemuhle

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #85 is the first of sev­eral pod­casts that will review and dis­cuss inkjet papers. Let me say it right now, I LOVE photo papers (tra­di­tional and dig­i­tal) and I just bought a new Epson 3880 inkjet to test inkjet papers with.…and of course make larger prints. There’s LOADS of cre­ative pos­si­bil­i­ties when you try new inkjet papers so I hope the review of these 2 papers (Ger­man Etch­ing and Fin­eart Baryta by Hah­ne­muhle) is use­ful to many listeners/readers. Both papers are Highly rec­om­mended. Ger­man Etch­ing (310GSM) is a tex­tured matte creamy white paper. Fin­eart Baryta (325 GSM) is a glossy white paper with an ever so slight tex­ture. Ansel Adams called the print ‘the per­for­mance’ and these days there’s tons of paper choices to get your prints to sing.

Detail German Etching

Detail from The Wan­derer II on Ger­man Etch­ing paper by Hah­ne­muhle — ©Marko Kulik

Detail from Steam Vents at VNP

Detail from Steam Vents at VNP — Ger­man Etch­ing paper by Hah­ne­muhle — ©Marko Kulik

Steam Vents at VNP

Steam Vents at VNP — Ger­man Etch­ing Marko Kulik

The Wanderer I

The Wan­derer II — Ger­man Etch­ing — © Marko Kulik

Detail from Snow Pods on Fineart Baryta from Hahnemuhle © Marko Kulik

Detail from Snow Pod on Fin­eart Baryta from Hah­ne­muhle © Marko Kulik

Snow Pods on Fineart Baryta from Hahnemuhle © Marko Kulik

Snow Pod on Fin­eart Baryta from Hah­ne­muhle © Marko Kulik

The wanderer Ion Fineart Baryta from Hahnemuhle

The Wan­derer I — Fin­eart Baryta Hah­ne­muhle © Marko Kulik

Links /resources men­tioned in this podcast:

Epson 3880 at B&H
Pod­cast 62 — Monitor/printer cal­i­bra­tion
Pod­cast 63 — I1 Extreme and Colour­Munki review & printer dia­logue boxes when print­ing.
Hah­ne­muhle papersHah­ne­muhle ICC pro­files
Hah­ne­muhle Ger­man Etch­ing Paper at B&H
Hah­ne­muhle Fine art Baryta Paper at B&H
Com­ment about back but­ton aut­o­fo­cus on Niko­ni­ans — Thx F8&Bthere!
Tes­ti­mo­ni­als link if you’re feel­ing wordy :)

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Photography forum image of the month — June 2010

Every month on our¯¿½pho­tog­ra­phy forum mem­bers nom­i­nate images that they like. Then at the end of the month I choose an excel­lent image and talk about why it rocks. The photo I choose is not nec­es­sar­ily the best one of the month. I¯¿½ve come to real­ize it¯¿½s not really log­i­cal to pit images from totally dif­fer­ent gen­res against each other. That¯¿½s why there are cat­e­gories in photo con­tests. I just choose a photo that has extremely strong ele­ments that we can learn from.

Swirls by Edg

Swirls by Edg

I chose this image for sev­eral reasons:

I love the sharp­ness here and over­all depth of field choice here. Lovely sharp fore­ground flower (the focal point) at left.

The tonal qual­ity of the flow­ers is very unique and well done. It’s a bit darker than I’m used to see­ing, but it adds to the unique tonal qual­ity and mood of the pho­to­graph. Gor­geous palette of pinks and reds. Great high­lights in the flower at left and nice sub­tle high­lights on the right flower as well. I like that the left flower is slightly brighter than the right.

My eye is skill­fully guided around the image and rests on the focal point. This is due to some fine focal point selec­tion and lens selec­tion dur­ing expo­sure and some lovely post pro­cess­ing. The post pro­cess­ing (espe­cially the dark­en­ing of the back­ground) refines the over­all com­po­si­tion here and it totally works.

If I have one small nig­gle, I’d clone out/burn the bright­ish white edge of the petal on the main left flower at lower left, but that’s it.

For all these rea­sons, this is my choice for image of the month. Since we all have opin­ions, some mem­bers may dis­agree with my choice. That’s cool but THIS thread is not the place for debate over my pick, NOR is it the place to fur­ther cri­tique the image. The pur­pose here is to sug­gest strong ele­ments in the photo that we may learn from.

Con­grats again edG for cre­at­ing this gor­geous image!

I¯¿½d also like to include these 3 images as hon­ourable men­tions as they also came close to being picked.

Yummmmm - I Love Pollen by Matt K.

Yum­m­mmm — I Love Pollen by Matt K.

Wading Pool by Jas Photo

Wad­ing Pool by Jas Photo

Descending by Barefoot

Descend­ing by Barefoot

Sunset — sunrise — blue hour — golden hour table/calculator


Use this tool by JekoPhoto to cal­cu­late sun­rise, sun­set, golden hour and blue hour any­where in the world.

Hat tip to moin­moin from our photo forum for this excel­lent find.

Def­i­n­i­tions below taken from http://jekophoto.eu/tools/

The “Blue Hour” is a mostly short period of time direct before sun­rise and after sun­set. The dura­tion of this out­stand­ing mood of light varies. In the mid­dle euro­pean area the Blue Hour typ­i­cally per­sists between 30 and 50 min­utes. In e.g. more north­ern loca­tions — as Fair­banks (Alaska) or Saint Peters­burg (Russ­ian Fed­er­a­tion) it lasts up to 5 or 6 hours. If you are closer to the equa­to­r­ial area the period of time is much less. The name “Blue Hour” comes from the blue col­ored sky. This char­ac­ter­is­tic blue is based on the fact that there is nei­ther full day­light nor com­plete dark­ness as the sun is below the hori­zon. Another impres­sion is the mix­ture of the blue nat­ural and the warm artif­i­cally lights.

The “Golden Hour”, some­times called “Magic Hour” is a time frame shortly after sun­rise and before sun­set. The sun is near the hori­zon and the light, with it’s golden color, is very warm. These facts gives pho­tos more struc­ture and an out­stand­ing mood of light. As the “Blue Hour” the dura­tion of the “Golden Hour” with its spe­cial charme depends on the geo­graphic location. ”

84 — Back (rear) button autofocusing

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #84 is based on a sin­gle com­ment by Richard from our forum where he men­tions rear-button aut­o­fo­cus to aid in sharp­ness. This tech­nique was devel­oped by Canon about 20 years ago but I first heard of this tech­nique on the MPB pod­cast (link in shownotes — thx for find­ing it for me Mar­tin!) about two and a half years ago. Basi­cally this tech­nique REMOVES aut­o­fo­cus­ing from the shut­ter release but­ton and assigns it to a but­ton on the back of the cam­era. Espe­cially when track­ing a mov­ing sub­ject, this is a great tech­nique and will likely get you more keep­ers. It will also STOP your aut­o­fo­cus from track­ing things that you don’t want it to.

Finger positions for rear button autofocus

Fin­ger posi­tions for rear but­ton autofocus

Ducks

Ducks — Even though ducks are entering/exiting the scene, aut­o­fo­cus is not lost on the cen­tral duck which I was track­ing. The aut­o­fo­cus­ing can­not ‘hunt’ for any other duck because I am track­ing and lock­ing focus on only 1 duck.

Links /resources men­tioned in this podcast:

Excel­lent Rear but­ton aut­o­fo­cus arti­cle by Canon
Rear but­ton aut­o­fo­cus dis­cussed on the Mar­tin Bai­ley Pod­cast
July 2010’s — Per­spec­tive and/or Lead­ing lines assign­ment
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