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Photography Question 
Tom R. Fleeman

member since: 4/26/2010
  71 .  sharp amage
Hi another dumb question. How would I know if my photo is not in focus or I don't have exposure right for a real sharp image. I have a couple of photos that are real sharp, but most of mine are not that sharp. Even on a tripod a good one. Thanks tom

10/9/2012 6:05:19 AM

Gregory LaGrange
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  Look for an area of sharp detail, like a persons hair or an area on the ground. Follow from foreground back or the opposite direction and look at the gradual blurriness morphing into sharpness.
If your exposure's off, your colors will be dull. And look for excessive noise/grain in shadows or dark colors, if you've under exposed. If you've over exposed, look at light colors or highlights with a complete loss of detail. Or you might see a color shift in highlight areas if you're way over.
Just take your camera and shoot something and go through the entire aperture scale without changing the shutter speed so you can see a bunch of different exposure values.

10/9/2012 11:18:25 AM

  Too add to Gregory's excellent response here some other points you may want to consider.

- use a cable release or the timer on your camera.
- Use Live View the important reason for that is the mirror will be up and there will be less vibrations. Chech out the link I've added concerning LiveView

http://www.ianplant.com/blog/2012/09/10/my-love-affair-with-live-view-5-indispensible-benefits/

-check your ISO's to get a little more speed it's better a little noise you can fix later an have sharp images.

Hope this will help

10/10/2012 8:07:22 AM

Tom R. Fleeman

member since: 4/26/2010
  Thank you both I will try when I get a chance in the next few days and see what happens. If I still have a problem I will post a couple of samples of what I am talking about. Thanks again.

Tom

10/10/2012 10:46:28 AM

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Michael K. Shaw
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  72 .  How to capture an award winning photo?
 
What tips can you share with me as to how I could have made this photo an award winning image?

10/6/2012 4:55:38 PM

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Michael K. Shaw
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  73 .  How to capture an award winning photo?
 
What tips can you share with me that I may have done differently to have made these images award winning?

10/6/2012 8:51:24 AM

  Hi Michael. I'm sure you didn't intend that the cruise-ship image should be on its side. I should go back to BP Edit Image and delete it, then reload it from your file folder after you have rotated it by 90 degrees counter-clockwise.
Good luck. Pete

10/6/2012 2:57:23 PM

  Hi Pete, Sorry!! I can be a real dunce sometimes. Thank's so much for letting me know so that I could correct the image. Hope this is much better. Thank's again! Michael

10/6/2012 5:41:22 PM

  Um, Michael! I think you forgot to reload the ship image.
Now as for the Porsche image. Excellant, and wouldn't we both like to have one like that?

Pete

10/6/2012 6:08:20 PM

 
 
  " yellow porsche, south beach, Miami "
" yellow porsche, south beach, Miami "
My wife and I were spending the day in south beach, Miami when we saw this baby. Couldn't resist snapping a image.
 
  " Past and Present "
" Past and Present "
We were being taken back to the cruise ship after spending the day in the Cayman islands and had an opportunity to capture this image. 1/500, f/5.6, iso 400.
 
 
Whoops!!! Dog gone-it, I deleted and did my edit, thought I uploaded back to this page, but no image. Wondering what I've done wrong. Pete, please forgive me, it's pretty obvious that I'm not a rocket scientist ( lol ). Michael

10/7/2012 5:28:29 AM

  Hi Pete, I think I've finally succeeded in getting both images uploaded. Thank you your imput and your patience. Michael

10/7/2012 6:24:06 AM

  Ship the car to me, I'll pay the shipping cost, and I will take a bunch of photos and send you six 20x30 photos so you can see what you did wrong. Please remove the palm tree from the car so the truck can get under the overpasses.:=)

"...Considered snapping a image...", and that is what you got- a snapshot. It is a beautiful car though. The background is in conflict with the car, per the tree. This car deserves many close ups of its fine design and style. For a photo of the entire car a clean background would work much better and instead of taking a photo from the rear quarter it would be better from the front quarter. Also mid day lighting should be avoided. You asked how to take "Award winning" photos and unfortunately you were not in a position to move the car to another place so for you your goal was unfortunately impossible to do.

At first I thought this photo was taken with a Canon because the yellow car is blown out, overexposed, as is the reds on the photos in your gallery. This is a simple thing to correct. When taking the picture in bright light adjust the exposure compesation to -1/2 to -2/3. The background won't notice the lesser light and the car will look better. You should have heard me moan and groan when I saw a beautiful yellow Corvette with red pin stripes while usiing a Canon. And I also was stuck with mid-day lighting.

As for the old sailing vessel and ship once again you had no control of the view that you needed for an outstanding photo. It would have been better if you had more of a side shot of the sailing vessel and opened up the lens more to blur out the ship somewhat. Also the horizon line, in this case water line, is not level.

I checked out your gallery and really liked the "Grasshopper". What little yellow there was on it was shaded by the tree and was not blown out.

Please let me know when I can expect the car to arrive.
Huh?? When WHAT freezes over? :=)

10/7/2012 6:25:54 PM

  Hi Lynn, You wouldn't believe how much drooling I did over this baby and to top that off, a few minutes later, you wouldn't believe what sped by and I couldn't get a shot off. Seriously though, I do appreciate your suggestions and your time. I'll do my best to put these suggestions to work. Thank you. Michael P.S. When I finally found the owner and asked if he would sell his baby, I think that was the answer I got, When *&%& freezes over.

10/7/2012 7:54:23 PM

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Photography Question 
Tom R. Fleeman

member since: 4/26/2010
  74 .  Nikon D800
Hi everyone it has been a while. I have a question. I just purchased a Nikon D800. WHAT A CAMERA!!. My question is this, has anyone shot any sports photos with this camera yet. If so please let me know how it went as this camera is only 4fps. Thanks Tom

10/5/2012 6:25:35 AM

  I have shot sports with a film camera that didn't have a motor drive or fast autofocusing so it should be easier than that. Using my 40D Canon I find that I have more keepers shooting at the slower rate, 3 or 4 FPS, then going top speed on it which is about 8 or 10 FPS. I also have a lot less editing to do.

The best thing with any camera is to try and plan your shots and you can only do that by knowing the sport and anticipating the action. Also an excellent telephoto with a large f stop helps. You will want to shoot at a high shutter speed to stop action. However with auto racing use something like 1/250" at the most and pan with the action. The wheels have to look like they are moving otherwise it will look as if the cars, mortocycles, bicycles are in a parking lot resting.

For field sports do not expect anything great if you can only sit in the stands. So try to get on the sidelines or at least the first couple rows of the stands.

I saw some fine night baseball game photos taken with a Nikon Dx2 so you should have no problem with the D800.

10/7/2012 4:56:06 PM

Tom R. Fleeman

member since: 4/26/2010
  Hi, Lynn thanks for the reply. I shoot mostely high school sports, football at the moment. My son played a few years back and I know all the coaches and the AD so I have access to the field.I agree with the editing, it gets old after awhile. I am getting better this year not taking as many shots and also deleting the ones I will never use right away.I also have a D7000 to go with my new D800. It shoots at about 6 fps and that was one of the reasons I bought it, as I was looking for more Fps.Thanks for the advice on motor sports I didn't know that, will come in handy when I do that.I bought the new D800 because it was time to move onto a full frame camera, I really wanted a D700 but couldn't find one I wanted. This new D800 is really an amazing camera and I think I will really improve my photography a lot using it. I am getting ready to start doing portarit photography and it will really make my portraits look fantastic. Thanks again Tom.

10/8/2012 7:25:30 AM

Thomas W. Schoeller
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member since: 12/4/2006
  Hi Tom.. It's been some time since I have come aboard the Q&A and happened to notice your post about the D800 from a few weeks ago. I'm wondering how/if you made out shooting sports action with such a slow fps rate.

The camera body is definitely not the first choice for sports action photography especially with all that resolution. 36.3 mp will show every mistake. The crop factor of the D7000 also lends itself nicely for matching up with a tele lens for this type of photography.

11/18/2012 11:58:57 AM

Tom R. Fleeman

member since: 4/26/2010
  Hi Thomas, I shot my first football game a week ago. This is a camera that you have to know your sport really well so you can shoot at the right time. Four fps is ok though. I did get some really nice catches even with the slow fps. The one thing with this camera is you have to be right on with the focus, there is little room for error. With that said this camera is AWESOME! The more I use it the better my photos have been. What I am going to do at our game Saturday ( we made the state finals in 6A football in Kansas Go Vikings) Is have my D800 with 80-400mm on my monopod and have my D7000 with 17-35mm wide angle for sideline shots around my neck. Maybe someday if I make some money with my portrait business I will use the D800 for that and purchase a D4 for my sports photos. And I do still love my D7000 it has been a joy to shoot with. Thanks Tom.

11/20/2012 6:47:36 AM

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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  75 .  A Cautionary Tale
Just a note to tell everybody to be careful out there! I went out to shoot the sunrise yesterday after an all night rain...my foot slipped off of an algae covered rock and down I went like the Seaview! Of course I had to try to protect the camera, so it went up, leaving me nothing to catch myself with. I landed very hard on my side on the rocks. I was lucky to come out of it with a bruised arm and hip and a gigantic black eye.
So, just sayin'.....watch where you step!

9/29/2012 4:43:57 AM

  Ouch! I am so glad you did not break something or worse.

9/29/2012 7:30:58 AM

  That's awful!!! Glad it wasn't worse! You need a buddy!

9/29/2012 10:39:16 AM

Bob Cammarata
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member since: 7/17/2003
  RULE NUMBER ONE...
"ALWAYS protect the camera!"

I'm sure we all sport scars from at least one of those mis-haps.
I'm glad you're OK.

Somehow, it always seems worse when our equipment takes a plunge, but we end up unscathed.

...go figure.

Bob

9/29/2012 2:54:02 PM

Ken Smith
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  I was out at twilight, trying to shoot a winter scene down by a river. Slipped on ice and went straight down, and cracked a very nice lens. And got a good bruise on my backside too! Things can change in an instant. I'm glad you're OK, Carolyn!

9/29/2012 3:23:29 PM

Gregory LaGrange
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member since: 11/11/2003
  We've all been there before, to some degree. Glad to here you didn't get too hurt.

9/29/2012 3:46:43 PM

  ROFL Greg! You even got the correct eye!

9/29/2012 4:07:29 PM

Christopher J. Budny
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  Took a nasty fall on the (dry) deck of a ferry on my birthday in Iceland. Had the same thought, as I fell seemingly in slow motion - "Protect the camera!" One of the (several) bruises ultimately showed the lines of the steel deck's welded seams.
Glad you're not seriously hurt, Carolyn!
Bummer on the lens, Ken; worth turning in for insurance?
I had to look twice at Greg's posting ;)

9/30/2012 6:12:59 AM

  Glad that it wasn't bad, Carolyn. ROFL too at Greg. You made my day. Sorry about your fall Ken and the broken glass. Chris, hope it is gone by now.

The worst for me was this past June, on my birthday when I ALMOST slipped into a dark glacial cave I was trying to get a good view off it. Thankfully though, I was saved by an ice boulder that blocked my heavy frame just at the mouth of the deadly cave. But my Camera was held high above me during my fall however my left ankle got badly hurt, no fractures though ;)

UB.

10/1/2012 7:21:23 AM

Gregory LaGrange
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  Laughter being the best medicine as the saying goes, I'll switch the avatar back.

10/1/2012 8:06:21 AM

  There is a hidden waterfall in Whitley County, KY and my nieces boyfriend Tyler just happened to know where it was and said he'd show me. So me, my sister, my niece and tyler take off on this so called "easy" hike. The hike was easy for Tyler because he would jump off of cliffs that were 15 feet tall whereas the rest of us had to get down there the best way we could. Over an hour later we find the waterfall which is absolutely gorgeous but my niece got sick and we had to leave. You can't go out the way we went in (I am not a rock climber)so we had to walk in a creek (steep mountain on both sides)for a LONG distance to get out of there and my sister was carrying my most expensive lens and fell in that creek...everything was under water except for her hand that was holding my lens and it was sticking straight up out of the water. She protected my lens! LOL I was jumping for joy because she had saved my lens and she thought I was laughing beacuse she had fallen. I will not repeat the names she called me that day because when she raised her head up out of the water she was face to face with a snapping turtle but SHE SAVED MY LENS! LOL

10/1/2012 10:16:08 AM

  I guess we all have those stories. I did some walking in a creek myself a few years ago. I climbed down off of a little cliff (well, it seemed little from the top) and shot down by the water a while and then couldn't even find where I had come down..so I had to walk in the creek back to where my car was parked and I could get up off the creekbed. I learned a good lesson that time, too...don't go off when nobody knows where you are and when you don't even have a cell phone!

10/1/2012 10:31:22 AM

Ian M. Dewar
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member since: 8/6/2005
  Several years ago while photographing hot air balloons I tripped and fell. In a desperate reactionary move to save my camera and lens I raised my left arm up with my camera gripped in my hand - the result, my right shoulder took the full jarring force of the fall. After a painful shoulder separation, the greatest feeling was 4 weeks later being back in the mountains shooting with the same fully operational camera - which I had so carefully saved with my poor battered body. Photography The dangerous sport.

10/1/2012 3:28:19 PM

  See Carolyn you've started a thread on the best camera recovery stories. I hope you heal quickly and are not too sore.

This past summer I was standing on our large stones around the pool. Thankfully my camera and macro lens were on a tripod. As I gracefully jumped off the rock my left knee gave out (I've had 2 ACL surgeries) when I hit the ground. There is no control when that happens so I hit the ground in a crumpled heap all the while balancing the tripod and heavy gear. I managed to just save it from tumbling into the swimming pool. I looked ridiculous and couldn't get up for awhile but I amazed at my arm strength holding the tripod inches above water.
Great stories by the way!

10/2/2012 4:02:20 AM

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Sandra Hunt

member since: 8/23/2012
  76 .  how to shoot in harsh sunlight
i have a Canon T3i i'm taking my granddaughter to the fair during the day when the sun will be bright. what Aperture, ISO, Mode should I use? any help/suggestions I could get I would appreciate. Thanks, Sandra

9/24/2012 10:13:36 AM

  It is a case of havin to be there to give you the info you request. Also a clooud could block out the sun for a short period of time and a change of settings would be needed. This isn't a P&S camera but I will try to make it one for you.

Set your white balance to AWB (Auto White Balance.

Set your mode to P. It staands for Program, not profesional like Ken Rockwell keeps saying.

Set your ISO to 100.

Set your camera for center point focus.

Set the Metering mode to partial.

Set camera for single shot mode.

You may have to check your manual to see how these adjustments are made.

Put your lens hood on and keep it there forever, day and night or studio. Okay, you can put it on the lens backward when not using the camera. :=)

Between now and the time to go to the fair sign up for BP's course on learning the Canon T3i. Next go to a book store or order from Amazon Bryan Peterson,s "Understanding Exposure" and while your at it also get his book "Understanding Composition". Read and learn in that order. Keep them for the next ten years at least.

The sooner you learn the modes A,S,M,P the sooner you can put black paint across the rest of the modes and create your own photos instead of making do all the work. They were confusing to me after usinhg SLR cameras for more than four decades. I only use P mode when I can't figure out how to take the picture I want otherwise. With both A and S the cameras generally. 90%, get the proper exposure. And when I want to do all of the settings myself I use M.

Next: After this field trip sign up for

9/24/2012 2:35:51 PM

  Forget the last incomplete sentence. I apologize for spelling errors but if we don't catch them before we hit the submit button we cannot correct them.
For some reason BP REFUSES to give us and edit button.

9/24/2012 2:41:40 PM

Sandra Hunt

member since: 8/23/2012
  Thanks Lynn, I will try the settings that you have suggested. also, I am taking the 4-week course with Mr. White

thanks, Sandra

9/25/2012 6:20:34 AM

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Melinda F. Schneider
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  77 .  Invitation to a Picnic
 
  Invitation to a Picnic
Invitation to a Picnic
© Melinda F. Schneider
Nikon D40x Digital...
 
Here's to our cyber picnic!

9/23/2012 10:20:39 AM

 
 
 
Baseball

9/23/2012 5:34:38 PM

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Melinda F. Schneider
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  78 .  Invitation to a Picnic
To celebrate the arrival of fall, I invite all BetterPhoto members to a cyber picnic! Please post whatever contribution you would like to bring to my picnic... food... drinks... games... whatever will make for a fun time!

9/23/2012 10:19:51 AM

 
 
  Invitation to a Picnic
Invitation to a Picnic
 
 
Here's to our picnic!

9/23/2012 10:36:29 AM

 
 
  Picnic
Picnic
 
 
Fishing is always good at a picnic.. :-)

9/23/2012 10:47:30 AM

 
 
 
Vine ripened - the best kind.

9/23/2012 10:47:44 AM

 
 
  Fish cake
Fish cake
 
 
And, the obligatory fish cake at a fishing picnic...

9/23/2012 10:49:36 AM

 
 
 
I am bringing my Ggrandson. He loves picnics!

9/23/2012 10:54:25 AM

 
 
  Fraises
Fraises
Luscious-looking "fraises" (strawberries) from a fresh fruit stand on Rue Cler in Paris.
Photo taken April 2012, entered 9/29/2012 in Details & Macro
 
 
Anybody up for fresh (French) strawberries?

9/23/2012 10:57:25 AM

 
 
 
Test

9/23/2012 11:04:34 AM

 
 
  Heck with the cake.....
Heck with the cake.....
 
 
After the candles were blown out, all the kids go for the jelly candy decorations....note the kid with the stuffed cheek on the right.. :-)

9/23/2012 11:04:53 AM

 
 
  Doggie Gourmet
Doggie Gourmet
 
 
Something for our furry buddies too.

9/23/2012 11:15:13 AM

 
 
 
I am bringing my Grandson to the picnic.

9/23/2012 11:15:17 AM

 
 
 
I am bringing my Grandson to the picnic.

9/23/2012 11:25:55 AM

 
 
 
Place your food contributions on the table...

9/23/2012 11:28:49 AM

 
 
 
There's an orchard nearby...

9/23/2012 11:35:40 AM

 
 
  Made for each other
Made for each other
 
 
Wow, already a crowd here. Hope these flowers bring some more fragrance to the party ;)

UB.

9/23/2012 11:54:57 AM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Dig In!
Dig In!
FINALIST SEPTEMBER 2012
 
 
And since Kara is playing at the zoo today, I'm bringing blueberries after all!

9/23/2012 12:14:35 PM

 
 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
'Tis the Season
'Tis the Season
FINALIST MAY 2013
 
 
Glitterbug brought her ball, and she's ready to play!

9/23/2012 12:57:51 PM

  I'll snag one of Mitch's snacks and play a little fetch with Glitterbug..... :-)

9/23/2012 1:03:21 PM

 
 
  Set outside to cool...
Set outside to cool...
Better keep the kids, dogs, and raccoons away!
 
 
Just out of the oven...

9/23/2012 1:32:44 PM

  I'll bring a baseball for the Canon vs. Nikon game.

9/23/2012 5:11:46 PM

 
 
  Budweiser Clydesdales in Marquette, MI
Budweiser Clydesdales in Marquette, MI
 
 
Anybody thirsty? I don't drink myself, but I know many people don't think it is a picnic without beer.

9/23/2012 6:24:14 PM

 
 
  p i c n i c
p i c n i c
 
 
Happy picnic day!

9/23/2012 6:55:22 PM

 
 
  There's Beauty Everywhere
There's Beauty Everywhere
War Eagle, Arkansas
Category: Nature and Landscapes
 
 
I'll decorate the outhouses with some seasonal color.

9/23/2012 7:10:56 PM

 
 
  Pan Fried Trout
Pan Fried Trout
 
 
Oh! Geez, Paul, thanks! I'm a great beer fan!!!
I pan fried the fish that were caught earlier, but, I guess everyone is munching burgers.....

9/23/2012 7:11:13 PM

 
 
 
Oops! I had to go back and get the baseball!

9/23/2012 7:56:43 PM

 
 
 
Nothin' like a snort of Scotch at a picnic. Mmmmmmm . . . .

9/23/2012 8:32:17 PM

 
 
 
Thanks, everyone, for coming to my "picnic" and bringing such wonderful contributions! It was a great event; hope you all had FUN!!!

Any stragglers are welcome to post; the table is still set, and Thorry is looking for more people to play ball!

9/24/2012 1:37:38 AM

Christopher J. Budny
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member since: 10/3/2005
 
 
  White Wine
White Wine
We enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Lava, the restaurant connected to the Blue Lagoon. The late setting light outside made the restaurant's massive windows
bright; they in turn created great reflections on the surface of my wine in the glass, and lit the carafe behind. So I had to make a picture!
 
 
I know beer is more traditional, but, well, I don't like beer, so here's a really nice chilled white to go with that fish.

9/24/2012 3:49:06 AM

 
 
  Sunny Day Sunflower
Sunny Day Sunflower
 
 
Here is a sunny day sunflower.

9/24/2012 4:36:33 AM

  I think I'll go play fetch with the dogs to work off some of those calories.... :-)

9/24/2012 6:30:06 AM

 
 
 
I"ll provide the venue...

9/25/2012 5:00:11 PM

  Beautiful scene, Dayna! Love the light and comp! I'll pick up the empty beer cans when the picnic is over... :-)

9/25/2012 5:40:47 PM

 
 
   
 
Oops, here's the venue! LOL

9/25/2012 5:48:06 PM

  It was there the first time when I commented..... Beats me... I even left a comment on the image.

9/25/2012 5:57:05 PM

  The cyber picnik was so fun! The company was great, the food was awesome, the beer was cold, the wine nicely chilled, the Canon vs Nikon game went in to extra innings, and our surroundings were lovely. Overall it was a great time and thanks to Melinda for hosting and a special shout out to Bob for picking up the empties! LOL....where we meeting next?

9/26/2012 7:38:38 AM

  Thank you, Dayna, for your kind thank you note!
And a huge thanks to everyone who participate in this fun game!!
You all made my day!!!

:-)

Melinda

9/27/2012 2:52:35 AM

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Diane L. Thomas
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  79 .  Lightroom presets
How do we get our presets into lightroom from downloads from internet.

9/17/2012 11:27:04 AM

  Click on the + sign in the presets folder and you should see an import option, click there select the presets you downloaded and they will show up as user presets

9/19/2012 7:08:04 AM

Diane L. Thomas
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  I did the + sign in lightroom and a box came up that says New Develop Preset and wants me to type in the name and it will go to user presets folder. I only have lightroom 3, is that the way I have to do it.

9/28/2012 4:13:38 AM

  Diane I will check when I get home from work. I will look for you. If its a preset you already downloaded you shoul be able to see an import option just click there and then find the file you download click on the file and them click ok to import. Are you a Mac or pc

I should be out of here in an hour. I have a few things to do so around noon eastern time I will write

9/28/2012 6:56:42 AM

Diane L. Thomas
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  I Have a PC. Thank you so much for helping, this is why I love BetterPhoto.

9/28/2012 7:56:30 AM

  Diane

I am using LR 4 right now it's a bit easier there, I found a link that shows step by step in LR 3

Let me know if it helps
Joe


http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-download-and-install-lightroom-presets

9/28/2012 9:30:27 AM

Diane L. Thomas
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  Thank you. I'll go there and see. I might upgrade to 4 soon. I may just want to wait until then if it is easier to load them. You have been so much help thanks.

9/28/2012 10:03:13 AM

  Better links I forgot about www.lightroomkillertips.com

Matt is the photoshop guybhebhas alloy of presets there. And videos on how to do it

Just search for Lightroom 3

Joe

9/28/2012 1:13:13 PM

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David B. Spooner
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  80 .  Beach wedding
I will be shooting my niece's wedding september 22 on Virginia Beach (weather permitting) at 4pm (don't ask why they chose 4pm..maybe to make the photography even more challenging!
I have plenty of rain sleeves and camera/lens cleaning material to protect both of my cameras.
I plan on using my 85mm/f1.8 lens as primary with a UV lens filter and lens hood.
I'm thinking I'll probably have to underexpose by at least 2 stops...am I headed in the right direction...ANY suggestions/recommendations appreciated!

9/13/2012 1:28:28 PM

Gregory LaGrange
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  What makes you think you'll have to under expose?

9/14/2012 4:23:11 PM

Ken Smith
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  David, do you live close to Virginia Beach? If so, head out there and get a feel for the lighting, around 4PM. If you shoot in RAW, you'll have better exposure latitude.

9/15/2012 5:28:19 PM

David B. Spooner
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  Ken, unfortunately we don't live in Virginia, so I have been doing lots of research on shooting in these conditions. I always shoot in RAW and will be renting a hand held light meter to aid in getting proper exposure. Luckily I will also have 2 "practice" days prior to the wedding using camera and Canon Speedlite. Any other suggestions/recommendations appreciated. I shoot a Canon t2si and have a nikon P100 for back up if needed.

9/15/2012 8:22:33 PM

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