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  1. Portybear

    Golden Eagle

    One from a visit to Mull 2 weeks ago.
  2. Portybear

    Settings for using strobes?

    Guys thanks for these tips. Gives me some starting points to experiment with. As mentioned in a few of the posts, I had the camera on one of the program modes. I'll see how I get on with manual setting. Thanks again.
  3. Portybear

    Settings for using strobes?

    Ok guys, I'm an absolute newbie as far as using studio lighting is concerned so bare with me. I've just purchased a set of 3 Neewar 250 strobes that were going cheap. I've got the SU 800 paired up to my D850. They trigger fine but the shutter speeds are vey very slow. Can anyone tell me the...
  4. Portybear

    Lastolite Hilite

    ...and after seeing those shots I wont be discounting the grey. That's a lovely shot Sir SR. Thanks for the help. As I said I've just got hold of the Hilite (picked it up as new for £200 with the vinyl train so not a big outlay) and I've got a lot of learning to do. These tips are invaluable...
  5. Portybear

    Lastolite Hilite

    Thanks Phil my mistake re the continuous lighting.
  6. Portybear

    Lastolite Hilite

    Thanks for the info guys. Earlier in the thread I was advised not to use continuous light. The reason I thought of continuous was because I'd been watching videos on Youtube trying to get some tips. In this one the photographer is using continuous lights to illuminate the Hilite. View...
  7. Portybear

    Lastolite Hilite

    Thanks folks I'm a newbie at portraits so this is all a learning curve for me. Your input is much appreciated.
  8. Portybear

    Lastolite Hilite

    I've decided I want to have a go at some home portraits and I've just purchased a Lasolite Hilite pop-up background with white vinyl train. Its the 8' x 7' version. I intended using the Nikon CLS lighting system to illuminate the setup. At the moment I've got 3 speedlights. I used 2 for inside...
  9. Portybear

    Yellowstone National Park

    That's a great read John. Thanks for that. I have loads of Black Bear shots from my trip to Yellowstone. One set of shots was when I spotted a bear in the trees a few hundred yards from the roadside. I grabbed the camera and slowly walked towards it taking shots. I got to within about 50ft...
  10. Portybear

    Yellowstone National Park

    Thanks John. Peter the thing that was going through my mind when the bear made eye contact and started walking towards was....have I packed enough underwear for this trip? :)
  11. Portybear

    Yellowstone National Park

    I had on the Nikon 200-500mm John. That bear was very close though and heading straight towards me.So close that I legged it back to the car pretty quick after getting my shots. It was up a tree with two cubs when I started the shoot.
  12. Portybear

    Yellowstone National Park

    A couple of shots taken a few weeks ago whilst on holiday in Yellowstone.
  13. Portybear

    Yellowstone National Park

    A couple of shots taken a few weeks ago in the Lamar Valley area of Yellowstone. What a truly magnificent place!
  14. Portybear

    Potarch Bridge

    Thanks Craig.
  15. Portybear

    Potarch Bridge

    One of the autumn foliage at Potarch on Royal Deeside .
  16. Portybear

    Floating Acrylics

    I mean an image sandwiched between 2 sheets of acrylic and hung so the its away from the wall using stand offs.
  17. Portybear

    Floating Acrylics

    Hi, I'm looking for info regarding making my own acrylic floating frames. Does anyone know of a supplier who does the acrylic sheets and the stand offs. For any other members out there who do acrylics, whats the best thickness and size of stand offs for an A3 and A2 size print? Should I be going...
  18. Portybear

    Nikon D810 Sensor Cleaning

    Gramps..I did buy genuine.
  19. Portybear

    Nikon D810 Sensor Cleaning

    Thanks for your input guys. Just ordered the Eyelead gel stick. We'll see how it performs. Apparently its what Nikon Canon etc, use when you send your camera off to get cleaned.
  20. Portybear

    Nikon D810 Sensor Cleaning

    What you guys finding to be the best sensor cleaning kit? I've got a D810 and the sensor needs a good clean. I've tried using these flat swabs with cleaning fluid but having very mixed results.
  21. Portybear

    Canon Pro 1 Print Size Issue

    Sorted it guys. I'm now using Print Studio Pro instead of printing from within ACDSEE software. Thanks for your input.
  22. Portybear

    Canon Pro 1 Print Size Issue

    'm trying to print using a custom size on my Pro 1. I input the custom size which is 210mm x 594mm during setup and select fit to page. When the print is complete only half the sheet of paper has the image on it. The image is complete but not to the dimentions that I input. This is doing my head...
  23. Portybear

    Aberdeen Harbour

    Thanks Gramps.
  24. Portybear

    Aberdeen Harbour

    One from Aberdeen harbour that I took yesterday.
  25. Portybear

    Aberdeen Harbour from above

    A couple of aerial shots of Aberdeen harbour.
  26. Portybear

    Purple bands

    Thanks Pookyhead. I'm not seeing the banding on my monitor at work either. Ordered a new monitor this morning so hopefully I'll get it sorted out. Cheers again mate.
  27. Portybear

    Purple bands

    Thanks for the replys guys. Im at work and I've had a look at some of my images Ive uploaded onto facebook etc. Everything is fine on my works computer. I'm going to wire up a different monitor to see if that is the problem. That should also eliminate the possibility of a video card problem.
  28. Portybear

    Purple bands

    I did suspect a dodgy monitor Nod. The purple banding is just above where ive drawn a red line on the image.
  29. Portybear

    Purple bands

    Help! Lately I'm seeing slight purple banding on images and even on videos I'm viewing on the likes of youtube etc. I calibrated the monitor using my spider but the banding is still there. When I convert images to mono, the purple bands are still visable. It seems more pronounced in shots...
  30. Portybear

    Answered Classified Access

    I've just updated my profile and email address. Now it says I have to wait the 60 days or make 25 posts before I can access classifieds again. I'm in the middle of a few deals at the moment. Is it possible to get access again?
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