Mike Nelson Pedde

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    Topic: Fujifilm X-Pro2 – Having Fun Read 0 Times
  • in reply to: iPhone photography #6289
    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    iPhone photography
    on: August 20, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    As has been said, they’re tools, but it can be fun seeing what one can make with them.

    I remember, nearly 40 years ago – back in the early 80s – walking into a camera shop just as a woman was leaving. The owner told me she’d just bought $700 worth of camera equipment because she was going on vacation and wanted to take nice pictures. I looked at him and said, “She’s going to be SO disappointed.”

    Maybe someday we’ll reach the point where one doesn’t need a photographer’s eye or imagination… but then, what would be the point? ?

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    in reply to: iPhone photography #6239
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    Re: iPhone photography
    Reply #1 on: August 19, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    P.S. I was looking through some older posts the other day, and thought these two might be relevant here. The first is on using the exposure controls in your smart phone software along with the phone’s flash for creative use:

    Flash Exposure Compensation for Smart Phones

    The second is a suggestion for using different apps like Prisma, Snapseed and Photoshop Express/ Photoshop Fix/ Photoshop Mix, etc.

    Creative Photography Work

    Mike.

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    Re: Focus technique for MF landscape work. . .
    Reply #2 on: August 19, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    On my (Android) phone I use Hyperfocal Pro to calculate distances, etc. In its camera list it has the Leica S2 and the Hasselblad X1D but no Fuji G cameras or Phase One. However, it uses the camera model to set the CoC and there’s a custom CoC option for whatever camera you have.

    Mike.

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    in reply to: Fujifilm GFX 100 #6235
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    Re: Fujifilm GFX 100
    Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Jim Kasson often writes at a level that is beyond me, but I enjoy reading his work anyway. He’s got a series of articles on the GFX 100, here: https://blog.kasson.com/category/gfx-100/

     

    Mike.

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    Re: Rays Of Light In The Southwest
    Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Overall I prefer the second one, but I can certainly understand Andrew’s suggestions.

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    Re: Loch Eck
    Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Well done. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Re: Climate Change Protest
    Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    Well done. But not all of us gray hairs tune such things out. ?

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    Re: Article: Steam Engines & 50R
    Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    As others have said, really beautiful work. Thanks much for sharing!!

    When I was a kid living in Ottawa the Museum of Science and Technology had several steam trains inside and kids were allowed to climb all over them (or at least mostly tolerated). There used to be a run from Ottawa up to the Gatineau Hills in Quebec as well but I have no idea if that’s still in operation.

    Mike.

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    in reply to: iPhone photography #5824
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    Re: iPhone photography
    Reply #8 on: August 14, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Debra: Here ya go. I mostly write these posts for beginners, so while I’m sure many of the more experienced people here could critique the hell out of my writings, it’s a balance between getting information out and simply confusing people. 🙂

    Mike.

    Cell Phones, HDR and Panoramas

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    Re: PhotoPXL / Rockhopper workshops carbon offsets
    Reply #9 on: August 10, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Kevin/Debra: If this is something that interests you, then this group might be of interest: https://www.gstcouncil.org/

    Natural Habitat Adventures recently attempted a ‘zero waste’ tour down in Yellowstone… There’s a lot that can be done, but it requires making agreements with hoteliers and everyone else in your chain.

    Mike.

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    Re: iPhone photography
    Reply #10 on: August 9, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Okay, Debra. I’ll see what I can put together. Just don’t hold your breath! The talk I did was about more than phones; basically it compared different software I have on my computer for HDR and panoramas, but cell phones are an important element to this because a) they’re ubiquitous and b) they’re technically limited. Few shoot raw, and pretty much all of them have tiny sensors. HDR image capture makes less sense if you have a camera that has 14 stops of dynamic range (at low ISO) to begin with. My wife Marcia is an avowed cell phone photographer. She used to claim she didn’t know an f/stop from a door stop, but she’s been hanging out with me too long. I push most of her images around on the ‘omputer a bit, but she has a good eye to start with.

    Here’s one of her cell phone HDR images (Crystal Cove, Tofino, BC).

    20181026-83-HDR-Edit

    Mike.

    P.S. Nothing does lens flare like a cell phone!

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    in reply to: Welcome From Kevin #5462
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    Re: Welcome From Kevin
    Reply #11 on: August 9, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Folks:

    Been poking around here a bit but hadn’t yet stopped to say thanks to Kevin, Chris, Debra and others for creating this community!

    Mike.

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    Mike Nelson Pedde
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