The

Photo Experience

 

Technical

Intro

     

 1)  PRE PLAN & TRIP PREP:    

5 - P's      (100)

Photo Situation  (130)

  

  1)  Planning & Preparation   

 

 

  2 Photographing

Exposure   (histogram)

Dealing with cold  

  3)  Pre - selection   (Includes categorizing)

Advice (humor?)

Long lens technique 

  4)  Post - processing (Pics become Photos)

Extreme Close-up  (Venus 60 + LED)

 

  5)  Presentation

 

        

    2)  IN THE FIELD: 

  

Photo

Home

 

 

 

 

     

Field Cheat Sheets  (180)

Body Settings  (160)

D500 Auto Fine Tune

COMPOSITION  CHEAT SHEET   (html) 

    1)  "Single point focus" and "AF-S"  (A10)

(review before each field trip)

Setup on new bodies - conceptual    

  2)  Place on tripod and "manual focus"
      Now What Do I Do ?   (html)

 (sRGB & JPG throw out information.)

  3)  Hold down "AF Mode" (bottom left) and

      Composition - 10 elements   (html)

D7000

          "Video Record" (top right) for 2 seconds

      SLO-MO cheat sheet   (html)

D800

  4)  "Wrench" "auto fine tune" for value

      Notes - Meetings   (html)

A57    

  5)  Perform test 12 times ... median & enter

      Football - 10 tips   (html)

   

          (Put back on AF-C when done.)

Min. F-Stops

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Race Cars 1/2000
BIF 1/1000
Pro Sports 1/1000
Landscapes 1/125
Panning 1/15
Moving Water 1/8 to 2 sec
Fireworks 2 to 4 sec
Blur Headlights 40 sec
Star Trails 15 min.

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

   

  3)  POST PROCESSING:

             

  

grey card (pdf)

  

MFD Workflow  (200)

 (220)

Workflow con't  (210)

Photo Shop Workflow   (html)

Photobits Photo Mechanic

 

( Also includes "painterly style" )

Photomatrix 3 HDR Blend

 
 

Panorama Maker 4 Pro

 
    Helicon Focus 4.8  

  

   4)  PHOTOSHOP:

        

color chart (pdf)

  

 

 

(pdf)

10x14  pdf

   

Techniques   (230)

con't  (250)

Actions - CC    HISTORY / ACTIONS

B&W Conversion

Perspective Control

 1. Window -> Actions

Sepia Tone

Lose Weight of model

 2. Folder "Mike"                 (4th from bottom left)

Grad. ND Filter

Add a Frame

 3. [  ] name "Football 1"     (5th from bottom left)

Fix White Outs

Move a head in group portrait  

 4. to Record Button:  red    (2nd from bottom left)

 Squeeze Image and Re-crop  

Portrait - smooth skin / softar

 5. to Stop                            (1st from bottom left)

 Extend Image - Wrapped Canvas Print  

High Key Portrait  6. to Play - triangle             (3rd from bottom left)
     Panorama: file ... automate ... photo merge

 7. to Delete - drag to trash can  

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Fixing Chromatic Aberration

Confirm Image Processing Properly

Deblur Technique  1. Layer -> Duplicate Layer

      - image ... adjust

filter ... sharpen ... unsharp mask  2. Filter -> Blur -> Gaus Blur -> Radius = 20 Pxls

      -  auto levels

30% / 3 pixels / 0 level  3. Change Blend Mode to "Color" via Layer Win

      - auto contrast

 

 4. Layer Mask -> Hide All

      - auto color

 

 5. Paint WHITE over areas with  chromatic

   

 

     aberration to reveal the "corrected" layer

 

   

  Post Processing Cheat Sheet     (VIEW:  Extras / Snap)   

                  (WINDOW:  Color / Histogram / History / Layer / Options / Tools) ..........Top to Bottom: Color / History / Layers

1) CC 2015

  Dark: Shadows & Highlights

  Crop: 10x14 / 7.5x16 / 7.5x20 

  Save RAW as TIFF ... reopen

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  Burn: Curves  Hist. Brush

  Sharpen ... Shake Reduction

  Dehaze (filter / raw / FX / dehaze)

  Spot: Delete ... Content  Aware

  Edges: High Pass

  Structure: Nik Vivesa 2 (18 ... 22)

2) CS2

  Spot: Clone Tool  (if necessary)

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  Imogenics Noise (last) (50%)

  Picto. I-Correct Pro

  Bright./Contrast -  +8 / +4

   

   

  Confirm: Curves / Auto

 

 

CC Opt.

  

 

 (Canvas Size / Content

       Aware Fill) 

  

 Athentech Perfectly Clear

  

 

 

CS2

(450 or 630 pxlht files)

 

  For Web: 

     1) Topaz Adjust 4

     2) Nik Color Effects Pro

     3) B&W Polarizer

   

  For Prints:

   I-Correct Pro - (again)

 

    5) WEB SITE DESIGN:

(9 pt)

(Use snipping tool)

Structure  (300)

Web Slide Shows  (320)

Set Up  (350)

      00   intro page

SWF & Slide Pro  (create flash)

Background 33,33,33   sidebar 51,51,51

      02   scroll page of images

Photo Slideshow Creator  (create MP4) Home Page Template - original
      04    map page

Vimeo Link  (offsite video service)

 
      05    iPhone page of images

Visual Slideshow   (java script - VSM)

Web design
      06 - 09    special section e.g. flowers Porta  (create flash album)  
      10 - 99    pages with individual images (includes Simple Viewer)  
     6)  WEB PAGE LAYOUT:

 

TEMPLATES  (520)

FOLIO:

Standby  (550)

     INTRO PAGE Template   660 pxl

            4 columns - 660 - 100 = 560 / 4 = 140

            3 columns - 640 - 100 = 540 / 3 = 180

 How to:  FOLIO:    6x8 & 7.5x10    Image Aspect Ratio  (mfd) 
      HORIZONTAL PAGE   450 pxl         
      VERTICAL PAGE   630pxl        
      SCROLL PAGE   

  football template   800 pxl

      SECTION INTRO   

   

    7)  PRESENTATION:

 

Web  (300)

Web Slide Shows  (320)

Presentation  (350)

Vimeo Link  (offsite video service)

Pro Show Gold  (html)

HOW TO FRAME 

Visual Slideshow   (java script - VSM)

SWF & Slide Pro  (create flash)

  
Porta  (create flash album) Photo Slideshow Creator  (create MP4)       
(includes Simple Viewer)

 

List - Presentation Albums
 

 

   
    8)  COMPUTER STUFF:

 

Computer  (400)

Business  (450)

WIN 7 Computer 

            Antec Solo II
Computer Stuff

Site Legal Notice         

     i7 7670 4 GHz
Restore Points Bill of Rights  (pdf)      Asus X170 Deluxe ATX
Check Disk a Hard Drive Model Release  (pdf)        Samsung 1 TB SSD  (C drive)
         EVGA GTX 970 4 GB Video
            2x6 + 1x8 TB NAS Drives

 

Backup Label   (for printing)  (html)

 

 

       Date: _____________

 

  
          DUMPS        
          LIBRARIES - non TPE        
          LIBRARIES - TPE        
             bkup-MFD-WEB      
          bkup-PDI           
          C: drive image           
    9)  APPENDICES:
 

DSLR Pre-shoot Setup

Run CS2 in WIN 7

Fixing  40 yr old Wedding Pictures

         QUAL - jpeg / tiff

       Over / Under exposure - none

       Bracketing - off

       Aperture - F8

       ISO - 400

       

  right click on the executable
  Select Properties
  Click on the Compatibility Tab
  Use the drop down menu to select XP SP3 mode
  Checked the box for Run as Admin
  Clicked okay
  Ran the installer

 

  Layer ... Duplicate Layer

  Image ... Adjust ... Auto Levels ... 75

  Layer ... Duplicate Layer

  Imogenics

  Spot

  Sharpen ... 50

 

 

    10)  Misc:
 

Photoshop Desk Top

Sensor Size

 

 

   

 

 

   Diag. (mm) Inches: % Full:
 Full  Frame  43.2 1.7 100%
 Nikon DX  28.2  1.11 65%
 Micro 4/3  21.6  .85 50%
 Sony 1"  15.86  .624 36%
 1/1/7  9.3  .366 21%
 Apple 1/3 6.0  .236 14%