"He who knows most knows how little he knows." -Thomas Jefferson

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by Steven G Webb
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?

Interesting image and good job making a complimentary background.
by Steven G Webb
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?

Oils, eh? Ooph, that's rough. I bet it took forever to dry. :D I am looking to create an old master's style backdrop. I'm going to use cheap linen to experiment with and once I'm comfortable with a workable technique I'll invest in some heavier canvas. I can get canvas up to 120 inches wide primed....
by Steven G Webb
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Has anyone attempted a DIY painted backdrop?

I tried it once back in the 1980s when I was young and ambitious. If I recall the widest primed canvas I could find was 4' and I believe this project was 7' tall with the idea of it being 4X6. I bought tubes of oils, a few different shaped brushes and sponges. I was not a paint artist so I had to bu...
by Steven G Webb
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Which is the best book to learn photography?
Replies: 20
Views: 2505

Re: Which is the best book to learn photography?

I love written material for technical stuff. It's patient and doesn't mind my re-reading as many times as necessary. I wasn't ever great at taking notes in lecture. Seems I missed what ever instruction came while I was writing the previous information. Nowadays I like video tutorials since I can sta...
by Steven G Webb
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: Adobe is using machine learning to make it easier to spot Photoshopped images
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Adobe is using machine learning to make it easier to spot Photoshopped images

[If you don't like to read skip to the last paragraph] The ability to manipulate photography has existed as long as the craft. The state-of-the-art has been elevated up to today's standard. How well have illusions been pulled off? That answer could depend on how broad a definition to "illusions" is ...
by Steven G Webb
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can we discuss a commercial job?
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Re: Can we discuss a commercial job?

Duck, First let me thank you for such a superb response. You certainly went above and beyond on this one doing the homework before formulating the reply. I do believe you identified the store and you assessment seems spot on. I too figure that there are catalog images from their supplier and they ar...
by Steven G Webb
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can we discuss a commercial job?
Replies: 5
Views: 650

Can we discuss a commercial job?

There is an independent jeweler here with three stores in small rural towns less than 20 miles apart. These are the shops where the snobbish locals go for wedding sets, pricey gifts and repairs. There's not a definite vibe like a posh boutique jewelry store but for sure not the credit jewelers. They...
by Steven G Webb
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?
Replies: 25
Views: 2912

Re: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?

Where my post falls down is unless we are talking about the same camera and methodology in software used we can argue all day and each is correct but opposite in what we found. Am I correct it that last statement? No bloody idea. Have fun: Hey Ed, One of the things I enjoy about discussions about p...
by Steven G Webb
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Photography Discussion
Topic: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?
Replies: 25
Views: 2912

Re: HDR_ how many exposures do you need?

Earlier there was mention that HDR in film required sandwiching negatives. Orton's effect was similar. Using one over exposed negative and one under exposed being part of the process. I threw it out there from nostalgia for film manipulation talk. I was wondering, and this makes sense once you poin...