|10-31-2013 04:52 PM|
|kaylab123||These photos are so stunning! I especially love the photos taken later in the day as the sun was getting lower in the sky. And I've been really wanting a lens for my D300s that can capture our new GSD mix puppy, Odessa. So, it looks like I'll need to start saving some money for this lens!|
|10-30-2013 04:15 PM|
|TattooedJadey||Beautiful shots, really captures your GSD well|
|10-29-2013 03:02 PM|
I shoot in both RAW and JPEG - not the most space efficient, but I have a 32 GB memory card, and sometimes I am too lazy to edit For example, the majority of the last batch (golden hours/playing with light) are unedited JPEGs, although they have been resized via Photoshop.
But yes, I usually just work with the RAW files and post process. I used to use Photoshop CS5/CS6 almost exclusively, but I've been making the transition to Lightroom and love it! Every edited picture in this thread was edited with Lightroom 4.
In LR I usually do sharpen a little (although it's rarely necessary when I'm using my prime lenses); then I brighten the image a little (usually needed to compensate for a fast shutter speed), darken the blacks, tone down the highlights if I need to, and adjust the color balance and temperature. Sometimes I will raise the vibrance levels and take out a little of the saturation for a happier, more accurate medium.
Next time I edit I'll see if I can take a screenshot of the side panel in LR! I've been meaning to do that for a while, just to share and get critiques on my post processing. Lightroom is still new to me so I really only play with the very basic options.
Unfortunately, I'll have a little bit of trouble parting with all of those (camera, lens, dog, and landscape) LOL!! You'll just have to move here to Oregon, and I'll share the camera and landscape
|10-28-2013 02:30 PM|
Wow, these are just breathe taking !
Love the golden hours!!
I want your camera, lens, dog, landscape...everything!
|10-27-2013 07:54 PM|
Let me add to the chorus that those are breathtaking.
I'm kind of curious how you shoot -- RAW? -- how you post process, and if you sharpened those any at all in the post processing.
|10-25-2013 08:14 AM|
it really is a HUGE difference. I love it.
|10-25-2013 03:30 AM|
The extra distance you get with the 55-300mm is quite a big difference from the 55-200mm! I have a 55-200mm from Tamron (eh) but when I borrowed the 70-300mm, it was a huge improvement. Definitely nice having a telephoto that goes all the way to 300mm, it gives you a lot of great options!
|10-24-2013 08:08 PM|
I'll probably land a 35mm before I pull off the 85. Just not in the budget right now, even used or refurbished unfortunately but it's on the wish list!!!
My 55-300... I'm pretty proud of it. I have the 55-200 as well but I wanted some extra distance. Both are solid lenses so cant complain! I'd really like a prime lens though.
|10-24-2013 04:13 PM|
Meant to get the 35mm but the 85mm was one of my "dream lenses", so when I had the money I figured why not Next buy will definitely be the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 or Sigma 30mm f/1.4.
The 85mm is really a great lens. Definitely lives up to its hype
The Nikon 16-85mm would be a great walk around lens, really the perfect focal length for just about everything I take pictures of. I'll have to keep that lens in mind! For midrange zooms I meant to get the Tamron 17-50mm or 28-75mm f/2.8, but I'm not fond of the quality of some Tamrons. Which is why I decided to stick with primes for now... more affordable than a midrange fixed aperture zoom from Nikon.
That said, prime lenses are awesome! You should get the 85mm Or a 35mm!
|10-24-2013 12:10 PM|
|KZoppa||Love the pictures!!!! I've been eyeing the 85mm for my Nikons as well. I adore my 55-300 lens. It's my primary use lens these days.|
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