Mark D Segal

Mark D Segal

Toronto, ON

Mark has been making photographs for the past six decades and started adopting a digital workflow in 1999 first with scanning film, then going fully digital in 2004. He has worked with a considerable range of software, equipment, materials and techni...
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Hahnemühle “Rice” Paper

Publishers Note . . . On this launch occasion of PhotoPXL I am pleased to publish Mark Segal’s article on Hahnemuehle’s Rice Paper. As many readers will recognize, for a number of years Mark had been the main author on Luminous-Landscape producing...

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  • Mark D Segal
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    Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Yes indeed, that was my takeaway, and your article, hitting the key highlights, stimulated me to think again about just how rich this history is.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Very interesting, thanks Bernard – and good to see you on this Forum.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Very impressive – especially hand-held at this high resolution. Not only the camera and capture technique, but steady hands and excellent post-capture processing. Would be great to see a write-up on them.

    Kevin – would be nice to see these images accessible in a format that we can expand them on our displays.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks Mark! I am going to create a more formal Forum Help page accessible via the Help item next to the Forums Home link above and will include some navigation instruction there.

    That start has now been made. Please check it out and let me know your comments and suggestions here or by Message

    It’s pretty clear now Chris. Thanks.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Hi Chris, good to know it’s actually a bug in their software. Until they fix it, may be useful to post a notice at the top of the Forum saying something like “When finished with a thread please revert to Forum Home before accessing your next thread as the Forum needs to refresh”.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019 at 6:11 am

    Is it systematic or a one-off? This happened to me once some time ago and not since.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: July 8, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Thanks Kevin,

    I was finally able to get an answer. I contacted Phase One tech support and they confirmed it is not feasible. They referred me to this paragraph in the Capture One 12 manual, which I had missed:

     

    “Capture One’s Live View Focus Meter (LVFM) tool provides visual confirmation of the optimal point of focus when manually focusing with the Phase One XF/645DF+ cameras and IQ3/2 series backs. The LVFM is also compatible with a number of Canon, Nikon and Sony models that adopt contrast-detection AF, and it has some additional capability with the Phase One iXG Camera System (see here for more details).”

    I – we don’t know yet, but perhaps the same will be the case for the new Fuji 100MP model. Perhaps the Fuji cameras, though supported in Capture One, do not have the kind of contrast detection AF that the Capture One Focus Meter tool needs. It would be useful to have deeper technical clarification from a Fuji rep.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: July 3, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Mark, great to see you here!

    Thanks Stephen.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: July 2, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Superb photo. Great composition and lighting, nice choice of time of day.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    It doesn’t clearly identify that the opening material is a quote.

    You may have inadvertently deleted the opening html. Any edits have to stay inside the opening and closing html brackets

    Perhaps. I’ll have to check that. Meanwhile, another query: I’m not getting email notifications for new replies on threads I’ve subscribed to.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019 at 1:41 am

    It doesn’t clearly identify that the opening material is a quote.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019 at 1:40 am

    I have switched to editable Quotes for now. Please let me know if this is better or worse! To my eye it adds a very large measure of potential confusion since all the html is exposed[/quote]

    OK, I deleted all but Chris’s last action to see whether it posts properly. Here goes.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Hi Rand,
    Much appreciate your interest in this and the work we are doing. Kevin and I have, in the past, discussed the concept of creating a papers data base that would do what you are suggesting and perhaps more. The issue is that no matter how designed, it’s bound to be a large amount of time-consuming work, not to speak of the considerable commitment of time that already goes into conducting the analyses and writing the articles, all of which has been and remains for now voluntarily contributed content. I wouldn’t mind helping to revisit the notion, because I think it could be beneficial to readers and to the site having one “go to” place for all this kind of information, designed in an accessible manner; but it would need to start with a focus on the practical considerations conducive to implementing it.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Really good to see you here Jeff, but I’ll pass on the mud-wrestling!

    Cheers,

    Mark

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    OK, here’s the rub: when I click on “Quote”, instead of reproducing the whole text of the quote in the new reply, it only references the post number being quoted. If one had the text of the quote reproduced in the draft response before posting, then one could edit it to retain only the relevant portion.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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