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    Mac laptop
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    Lightroom with Photoshop
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    D750 with Nikon 50mm 1.4G, Tamron SP 24-70 MM, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, Spyder5Pro

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  1. dinner shoot 1

    20 % Too much faith in Tamron's Image stabilization and 80 % Overconfidence (That i'll get away with this) .. thats what killed this entire photoshoot for me. Lesson learned (pretty hard way !!). Thinking about it .. i should have just revisited .. what i was doing in terms of overall settings. .. i was very nervous that day .. got carried away .. looking at just histogram .. thinking exposure is good. .. Thank you for input though. I won't repeat this mistake again.
  2. dinner shoot 1

    Focus check please.
  3. focus check

    I apologize in advance for intruding in question opened by Mary here, and probably this is stupid question but @Brian.. Aperture value is supposed to be for lens opening right ? (I don't know .. i'm still on single on camera flash ) but this different f stops for light got me confused. What am i missing here? even if you have 2 lights, you are going to have single lens .. and i'm totally confused as how can you have f/11 and f/8 ? or are you saying f/11 & f/8 in terms of stop from exposure/light perspective .. so you mean .. have main light on lesser stop and increase light stop on second light ? Sorry for confusion.. But i'm trying to figure out getting flash off camera .. and adding another flash and i'm not getting this point hence i'm raising this question.
  4. Eric n Irene 6

    yeah i don't know what was going through my head at that time. I put ISO 800 and went to reduce shutter till 1/60th .. could have easily gone for more ISO value and kept beautiful expression... lesson learned !!
  5. Eric n Irene 6

    Any hope?
  6. Thank you So much for the inputs .. As of now, i'm practicing and trying to cut down time i need to complete the editing processes. Also kind of creating checklist of "Things to watch out for" .. I add item there if i've to spend more time in editing. Hopefully i'll be ready soon.
  7. I'm not in any business or anything of that sort .. (although i'd like to do that at some point.. ) as of now i'm just shooting for friends .. and free .. but i was wondering .. Say if you take a shoot .. How many picture you offer as Fully edited (full level and skin work) . Example my friend is getting married. I kind of their pre wedding pictures to upload on their wedding website .. I ended up shooting total of 174 pictures .. 34 of them survived culling process. They would love to have it all. But it'll take way too much time for me to edit them all with full levels and skin work. How do pros do it? How many fully edited images you commit ? Do you give images those are not full edit? (if'd give just raw edits along with fully edited ones .. they are going to notice difference). Any place information like this available ? Appreciate inputs !!!
  8. George 2

    Focus check please.
  9. Arushi 2

    Focus check please.
  10. Say hello!

    Been more than 6 months now. Forgot to say hello Great learning in past 6 months. Damien is 4th Best Aussie in the books now. (Glen McGrath being first, Entire Wallabies squad being second. @Sue Morris is 3rd for nominating Damien as go to guy to learn editing) . In full agreement with Damien for the disagreement with Tea I'd say .. i'll find whats available in my cabinet.. Stella Artois- Glenmorangie- JW Blue ... something must be in stock .. Cheers
  11. resize for web confirmation

    960 ? To be on the safer side ?
  12. resize for web confirmation

    nope. Not profile pic.. In general album to showcase my work. I do not know specifications to that.
  13. Hey Damien, I'm in the last stages of workflow and preparing my files to be uploaded for facebook/instagram. I was referring to save for web action. In the Variable water mark, getting ready step, there is mention of .. "If you’ve never even resized a photo for web before, that’s pretty serious. Please visit me at Ask Damien so I can help you out with that.".. I never resized for web.. (plainly uploaded images sadly..).. but .. In the Layers and mask class, there is link for crop/resize tutorial ... That is all or there is something else? May be i'm getting confused but just want to verify.. I want to post image to facebook which allows 720 x 720 px. My cameras aspect ratio (and hence if i don't want to crop anything) .. is 3: 2 (W:H) Hence.. i want to enter 720 px as width and 480px as hight.. and then i'm done with resize part correct ?
  14. Steps i believe come at the end of workflow. 1. Auto Transform to correct the level of pictures. 2. Add grain (or noise to get slight film feel). 3.Crop 4. Post crop Vignetting 5. Export all files of an event (20-30) pictures at once as JPEG. There could be details provided if there is video/link out there for these, appreciate if you provide those links to me. I know i'm yet to finish classes but if any of these are covered in specific class, i'd take that one first. Thanks as always.