Mind you that the preset will not work for every shot. Each HDR requires its own attention to the adjustments to achieve the look you want. Having said that, this may be a decent starting point. The main thing I change when I start out with this preset is the temperature as that seems to be what varies the most for me.
I still recall telling DF to start a blog after several wine reviews on facebook. Seeing his dedication in writing is inspiring. This is another milestone when we get started.
Exciting things to come, stay tuned!
One of my favourite shots.
Looked at micro stock and decided to sign up with istockphoto. Went through with the application and submitted my first 3 photos for review.
Comments from the iStockphoto Administrator:
These images are very similar in subject matter or style. We would like to see a demonstrated range of diversity and variety in subject matter, so if you have anything else you can show us we would love to see it.
Sort of asked for it since I didn’t put too much thought into the selection and chose some recent stuff. They also said no snapshots of pets too, but I’d like to think these submissions aren’t snapshots…but I guess they do not want pets in general.
Will try again.
Consistency is king when you talk about becoming a professional. It is important to find consistency in your style and consistency in you quality so a client will know what to expect. This is true to any kind of art.
Just to quantify this, because I’m an engineer and that’s what I do, my goal for each session:
~90% of the total – usable images (properly lit, focusing is right, etc)
~60% of the 90% – subjects with proper expressions (no blinks and awkward smiles)
~20% of the 60% – short series to tell the story (fit for a leather bound book)
~1% of the 20% – best of the shoot for the portfolio
hi, there. do you still have this?Can I offer $500? Black’s have this for $699, I was there a few days ago.Let me know.thanks
I saw these advertised at my local camera shop on sale for $700. Considering that yours is used and a year old would you accept $450 for it??
And a new low:
Would you do 400?
At $699.99+tax = $789.87, brand new in stores. I don’t see how a 1 year old lens can depreciate $300. A camera body, maybe…a lens…no. The only justification is that there is an updated version of this lens out. But other than a zoom lock button and slightly better VR, this lens can still perform just as well.
I would like to sell this lens to offset the cost of the new monster I got. I don’t use it enough to justify its price tag. But this is not a f*ckin’ charity giveaway.