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Do's And Dont's | Professional Photography | Personal Opinion | Part 1

Do's And Dont's | Professional Photography | Personal Opinion | Part 1


I started into photography professionally “Making Money at it“ about 2 years ago, and I have learned a lot in this time, and i would like to share a few things with you. So With further Ramble. After understanding the basics of your camera, you need to put in the time and work understand conditional changes in lighting, and how they will affect the outcome of your photograph.


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The Check List

  • Shoot In Raw

    Raw Is How The Pros Get Such Perfect Edits… Not saying its the only way. but once you use it, it will be the only way.

  • Know Your Histogram

    Info —-> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histogram

  • Know Your Color Profiles And Gamuts

    (Hint) profiles in Lightroom's first panel. And gamuts, study up on sRgb AdobeRGB and prophoto rgb.  

     For raw use pro-photo, or AdobeRGB most of the time. —- More Info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamut

  • Know how to use Lightroom & Photoshop

    The rule i personally use is Photoshop is only used for major retouches, edits and single photo edits. But for most photos you can get away with just using the Lightroom.  

     I am not saying don't practice in Photoshop. Because you need to learn so you do not become stranded in the case you need it. 

  • As well as Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)

    ACR Presets are a must for any pro, even if it is ones you make for personal use.  

  • Shoot In Manual

    I can't underplay how important this is. It may seem like a good thing to set it in auto or aperture mode, but you will save your self the heartache of all of your photos being so drastically different in the grading process. 

  • Understand The Exposure Triangle

    Best Article I have Read To Easily Explain it —->  https://www.photographytalk.com/beginner-photography-tips/7424-the-exposure-triangle-explained-in-plain-english


Personal Opinion | Spending Toward

CPL Filters

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When Deciding what to sink your money into. A CPL Filter Is Always A Must. They Range Between $20 and $200 From my own experiences ZOMI Brand is well suited and is often in the lower priced versions of Filters. But Cheap doesn’t mean That it is is not Well suited.

Lens | Nikon And Canon Users

I have tested a lot of lenses, But i can honestly say that Yongono Brand Has Exceeded my expectations, Started At around $65 For The 50mm 1.8f to as much at $300 they have held their own against Even Name Brand (And i know some will disagree. But Again Personal Opinion, And I would love to Have Comments with your thoughts and opinions.)

in closing about lenses, I have found it best practice to spend on lenses for your Body, Before You Spend On Other Accessories.

Whats your Favorite lens? Let Me Know In The Comments.

 


A Few Examples Of Photography Of Mine, From The Last Few Months

 
 

This is A Blog Post From A Few Months But I am Going To Include it here for more information.

 

There Is A Lot Of Noise In This Photo. 

This Was An Older Photo But Just To Show The Lighting and the smooth contrast, dont add this to your list of pro photos. ;) Manual 3.8f 2000/sec 800 ISO

This Was An Older Photo But Just To Show The Lighting and the smooth contrast, dont add this to your list of pro photos. ;) Manual 3.8f 2000/sec 800 ISO

What Digital Noise?

The dominant noise in the darker parts of an image from an image sensor is typically that caused by statistical quantum fluctuations, that is, variation in the number of photons sensed at a given exposure level. This noise is known as photon shot noise.

Details Tab

Tip: Use These Settings To Remove The Noise… Not To Smooth The Details. Im Guilty Of That One in the past :) 

 

REMEMBER YOU NEVER WANT TO OVER DO ANYTHING. BE SUBTITLE.

Found Under The Same Tab. Use Sharpen To Get Back Some Details. Play Around With This, And Don’t Over Use.

In night Photography, Even outside, during the day, in many situations, you get a lot of noise in your photos. Let's look at a simple start out way to Get rid of that.

Go To Your Details Tab, And Locate Noise Reduction.

in This settings tab, you will find a few helpful settings for those grainy Photos.

Color Noise is always a problem in High ISO Photos, I’m Talking 1600 OR Above On Some Cameras, OR 6400 Or Above On More Expensive Models.

 

 

A BIT OF INFO FROM ADOBE THEMSELVES

AMOUNT

Adjusts edge definition. Increase the Amount value to increase sharpening. A value of zero (0) turns off sharpening. In general, set Amount to a lower value for cleaner images. The adjustment is a variation of Unsharp Mask, which locates pixels that differ from surrounding pixels based on the threshold you specify and increases the pixels’ contrast by the amount you specify. When opening a camera raw image file, the Camera Raw plug-in calculates the threshold to use based on camera model, ISO, and exposure compensation.

RADIUS

Adjusts the size of the details that sharpening is applied to. Photos with fine details generally need a lower setting. Photos with larger details can use a larger radius. Using too large a radius generally results in unnatural-looking results.

DETAIL

Adjusts how much high-frequency information is sharpened in the image and how much the sharpening process emphasizes edges. Lower settings primarily sharpen edges to remove blurring. Higher values are useful for making the textures in the image more pronounced.

MASKING

Controls an edge mask. With a setting of zero (0), everything in the image receives the same amount of sharpening. With a setting of 100, sharpening is mostly restricted to those areas near the strongest edges. Press Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) while dragging this slider to see the areas to be sharpened (white) versus the areas masked out (black).

LUMINANCE

REDUCES LUMINANCE NOISE.

 

LUMINANCE DETAIL

Controls the luminance noise threshold. Useful for noisy photos. Higher values preserve more detail but can produce noisier results. Lower values produce cleaner results but also remove some detail.

 

LUMINANCE CONTRAST

Controls the luminance contrast. Useful for noisy photos. Higher values preserve contrast but can produce noisy blotches or mottling. Lower values produce smoother results but can also have less contrast.

 

COLOR

REDUCES COLOR NOISE.

 

COLOR DETAIL

Controls the color noise threshold. Higher values protect thin, detailed color edges but can result in color specking. Lower values remove color speckles but can result in color bleeding.

Find This Info Here - https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/using/sharpening-noise-reduction-camera-raw.html

 

 

 

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HOW TO REDUCE NOISE IN PHOTOSHOP & CAMERA RAW

HOW TO SIMPLY REMOVE NOISE IN PHOTOSHOP - LIGHTROOM - AND CAMERA RAW.

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS TAB.

Go To Your Details Tab, And Locate Noise Reduction.

Under This setting you will find a few helpful settings for those grainy Photos.

Color Noise is always a problem in High ISO Photos, I’m Talking 1600 OR Above On Some Cameras, OR 6400 Or Above On More Expensive Models.

Use These Settings To Remove The Noise… Not To Smooth The Details.

Remember You Never Want To Over Do anything. Be Subtitle.

USE SHARPEN TO RESTORE DETAILS

Found Under The Same Tab. Use Sharpen To Get Back Some Details. Play Around With This, And Don’t Over Use.

YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE THIS MAKES.

 

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Why I Decided To Quit Taking Photos And Become A Photographer.

Why I Decided To Quit Taking Photos And Become A Photographer.

The First 5 | Get It Free

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