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  1. I looked for the equivalent settings on my iMac but was not able to find them.
  2. Thanks, Damien, it is the Photo Downloader in Adobe Bridge.
  3. Hi Damien, is there a way to stop PSE 2020 from automatically uploading all the photos from my iPhone 7 whenever I plug it into my 2013 iMac? I cannot find an Advanced Options in the Photo Downloader box. Thanks, David
  4. Hi Brian, I am running Catalina on my 2013 iMac. Do you have a recommendation for a hard drive backup for my many photos and saved documents? From what I read about Seagate, they are not reliable. Many thanks, David
  5. Wonderful, Brian! Thanks so much, I’ll get straight to work.
  6. This is the photo with the specs I sent you.
  7. Nikon 5600 with an AF-S 24-120mm lens. The idea is to photograph my wife’s acrylic on canvas paintings and have iPrintfromhome.com make a Giclee print that looks as good as the painting, to send to paying customers. I bought a $34 ring light, suitable for zoom meetings, for lighting. ?I shot on Manual at about a 2 foot distance, on a cheap tripod. Settings on Fine, ISO 500, f/22.0 using the light meter. I have Photoshop Elements 2020 on my 2013 iMac to do adjustments. The photos looked great on my calibrated screen, but the 16x20” print I had done came back out of focus and with no contrast, very dull (the file was 30MB at 300 ppi). So there it is. I am shooting in my apartment, there is ambient light coming in the window, but this is the best I can do with no studio. Thanks for your suggestions.
  8. Hi Brian, I’m back! And ready for your lighting recommendations. I tried being creative at home and wound up with horrible results. Can you please tell me what I need in the way of lighting to get the crisp, focused results I need? I know I’ll have to spend an arm, but maybe save my leg? Thanks Brian.
  9. Hi Damien, I paid for Kim’s class yesterday but cannot access it here. Possible problem: I gave a different username to her than mine on the forum. Can you let her know? I am eager to start her course. Thank you, David
  10. I’m ready to order the tripod and ball mount and plate. I assume I will need a different L-bracket for the D5600 from the one you recommended for the D850? Really appreciate your help Brian.
  11. Got the D5600 (body only) and the 24-120 f/4g ED VR lens.
  12. Thanks Brian. I will visit the camera shop and see which brand works for me. Then I will purchase the Canon glass you recommend, or its Nikon equivalent. Got to have those sharp photos! I will let you know. Thanks again.
  13. Already ordered from B&H. Thanks again Brian.
  14. Yes! I live in Olympia WA. Do you recommend ordering from B&H?
  15. Thanks Brian. I will visit the camera shop and see which brand works for me. Then I will purchase the Canon glass you recommend, or its Nikon equivalent. Got to have those sharp photos! I will let you know. Thanks again.
  16. I like the Nikon D3500. Will the Canon 24-105 fit on that body, or what would be the comparable lens? Thank you.
  17. Brian, you are awesome. Thank you so much for all your recommendations. I will be buying a Nikon with the appropriate lenses and take all of your advice...as soon as I can! In the meantime, notwithstanding your favorite saying, I am forced to do what I can to get our website up ASAP. That means buying a (relative) toy to get me started, in this case a Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS ll and a EF75/300 lll lens. I hope you can tell me it will take decent enough pics for our endeavor until we start making enough $$ to buy the Right Stuff. I will wait to hear from you. Your gracious care and attention to my questions do not go unappreciated. You have made me very excited about this field, and I look forward to a whole new world of experience.
  18. Thanks Brian, My foremost concern with the camera is the ability to blow up a photo of Nicole’s art to make a large print, without negatively affecting the quality of the painting. I think I need a lot of ppi, no? Can you please recommend a good camera and lens that will perform this simple task? I will pay whatever I have to in order to get professional quality prints. As you can tell, I am a complete noob with regard to photography but I am a fast learner. Regarding the video, I think I will be able to make do with the iPhone, as that will involve simple recorded conversations to be pasted into the website. Thanks again! David
  19. Hi Brian, My wife is a artist, and together we are launching a website that will include photos of her acrylic-on-canvas paintings and videos as well. We will sell prints of her paintings online. Thing is, all I have at the moment is a Lumix 16.1 mp pocket camera and an iPhone 7. I am taking Damien’s wonderful class and learning to use Bridge. I have a 27” 2013 iMac on Catalina and have purchased Adobe Elements 2020. These photos and prints need to look terrific and I know I know we need some serious equipment to get on with it. And yes we are on a budget. Can you please recommend a camera that will serve our needs? AlsoI hope my iMac will suffice for now for editing (32 GB memory, NVIDIA Geforce GTX 775M 2 GB card, 3.4 GHz quad-core i5 processor). A new iMac will have to wait, unless this turns out to be unusable. i am using my iPad as another monitor to take Damien’s class, and plan to buy a laptop in the future (a MacBook Pro 13” should be OK?) Thanks for taking time to answer, Brian. I really appreciate your teaming up with Damien to provide such a valuable resource. David
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