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    Lightroom after Aperture - aaargh

    I have a CC subscription as it makes sense from a cash flow perspective for my business - the expense is annualised and goes out as a direct expense not a capital purchase with depreciation. Also - it means I always get the latest software I use daily (InDesign, Illustrator etc) and it works out...
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    Lightroom after Aperture - aaargh

    Thanks everyone. I think for now I will start by getting used to it with new images and keep my current Aperture library for old images and work on migrating at another time. One battle is enough!!
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    Lightroom after Aperture - aaargh

    With Apple announcing the end of development and (eventually) support of Aperture I decided it was time to take advantage of my Creative Cloud subscription and start using Lightroom instead. After importing my latest batch of photos (which I think I did right - using a folder to store photos...
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    Photography Body Subscription Hassles

    When you clicked the 'pay' button with PayPal there would have been a notice about recurring payments. PayPal have that on their payment scheme for all recurring payments. You can raise it with them but unless you can show that there was some error either with the vendor (the institute) or...
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    Photographing children at a public event

    As has been said on private property, it's their rules and how they choose to apply child protection policies. When our adopted son first came to live with us under shared responsibility and a protection order the local nursery had a policy of not allowing parents to photograph during a...
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    Gear snobbery from regular professionals (vs big names)

    I guess my point in the OP is that some professionals I come across locally don't seem to be able to accept that professional results are possible from anything other than their beloved FF Canon/Nikon gear, and I was wondering why they thought that way.
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    Gear snobbery from regular professionals (vs big names)

    And yet, even if they are given stuff, they still turn out cracking images from this kit which justifies their arguments about why they like it - and this still doesn't explain why these guys can turn out top notch images from equipment that other people isn't up to the standard required by...
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    Gear snobbery from regular professionals (vs big names)

    I just wanted to ask people about something I've noticed. When I look at the gear advice on forums and talk to local professional photographers there is an insistence on full-frame DSLR and associated lenses as essential tools for any professional. Then, I read some of the big high-profile...
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    Using a Panasonic G5 for product photography

    Thanks for the reply! Yeah - I would love to justify an upgrade with the significant other, but I suppose I need to be realistic! It is mainly web shots, although one of her associates I'm doing some photography for wants some 'products in context' type shots for use on print publicity - but I...
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    Using a Panasonic G5 for product photography

    My amateur published photography experience has pretty much been confined to some local online news and blog stuff, as well as doing product shots for my wife's shop. Ive been asked to do some more product photography for a few local craft outlets and wanted a bit of advice. I have a Panasonic...
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    B&W Covent Garden - appreciate critique of photography and PP

    Further to my thread last week here is a set of the Covent Garden pics. I would appreciate any critique of both the photography (composition, exposure etc) and the PP conversion to mono. Thanks! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
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    Beginner Portraits - 1st time. Have two lights - any help appreciated.

    OK - I want to start doing some portraits (starting with family and friends obviously!). I have a black and a white background, one of those reflectors that can be white, gold or silver, and two continuous lights with lit-through umbrellas. Any advice or links to using such a set-up would be...
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    Street shot Covent Garden - colour or B & W?

    Yep - as I said, apart from the conversion I haven't touched them yet. Thanks for all the feedback - this I will do a bit of processing on the mono and see how it looks.
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    Street shot Covent Garden - colour or B & W?

    Hi I am working through some shots taken in Covent Garden last month and although I am pleased with capturing this little girl I struggled to get a clear shot, and not sure whether it looks better in colour or black and White. Other than the conversion (and a bit of a crop) no other PP applied...
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    Looking for a rangefinder-style small camera

    Thanks for the help everyone. I think I may well wait and get the X100s - it looks like such a great camera. I tried out the XE-1 - didn't like the electronic-only viewfinder and interchangeable lenses are not important on this.
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    Looking for a rangefinder-style small camera

    Yep - that has been my conclusion as well. I think I'll wait and get the X100s. Thanks everyone for the input.
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    Looking for a rangefinder-style small camera

    I am looking for a decent small camera for travels - one that can fit into a small bag along with everything else and be pulled out. This is my list of 'wants': Must have a viewfinder of some description Around the size of an Olympus Trip - and without the DSLR-style grip Decent sensor size -...
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    m4/3 question - is the 14 - 45mm worth getting?

    A m4/3 question: I currently have the 14 - 42mm Lumix kit lens and the 14mm f2.5 pancake lens. I have heard that the 14 - 45mm zoom with OIS is a considerably better lens than the 14 - 42mm. I have the opportunity to pick one up at a good price (around £70) - do people think it is worth it...
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    Small DSLR budget - stick with M4/3?

    Yes - I was wondering about that. My OM lenses would work well (the 50mm is super sharp!).
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    Small DSLR budget - stick with M4/3?

    I mainly do film photography, but need to do some product shots for a client (I run a marketing agency). I have a Lumix GF2 that I mainly use for street photography, but have become frustrated with the lack of viewfinder. So I thought of killing two birds with one stone and picking up a second...
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    Street shots - this time with Yashica Minister D

    Thanks for the feedback. Shooting with a 45mm lens has helped me to get in closer and be a bit braver!
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    Street shots - this time with Yashica Minister D

    I was struggling to get the exposure right underneath the market, where these were taken. I took a couple that were closer, but they didn't come out well. I did take this one from the other side:
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    Street shots with Olympus Trip

    Thanks. The guitarist guy was funny - he was taking himself really seriously and loved being photographed! I was just a few feet away from the old man on the bench - and he didn't notice me at all.
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    Street shots - this time with Yashica Minister D

    Thanks - I don't think the ladies weren't too happy about me shooting them. This was the first shot - I took a second and then scarpered! Shooting with the Rangefinder and the Trip has been great - I have had to get in really close which has helped with my courage - realising that most people...
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    Street shots - this time with Yashica Minister D

    Some more candid street shots. This time taken with a Yashica Minister D with Adox CHS 100 film inside. 1. 2. 3. 4.
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    Street shots - this time with Yashica Minister D

    Some more candid street shots. This time taken with a Yashica Minister D with Adox CHS 100 film inside. 1. 2. 3. 4.
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    Olympus trip film shots - street candids

    Yep! I used to have an office the town and prowled around with a camera pretty often. I know work from home (about 12 miles north), but still head in fairly regularly.
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    Olympus trip film shots - street candids

    A few shots from the Olympus Trip with Kentmere 100 film in it. Not that happy with the sharpness, but I guess that is the challenge of zone focussing! Not that happy about the scanning either - that was the Photo Shop Online. (I also posted this in the film section but I guess more people...
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