The BS of Digital Photography

Desjardins, Steve DesJardinS at wlu.edu
Wed Oct 7 11:18:05 EDT 2009


Yep.

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From: pdml-bounces at pdml.net [mailto:pdml-bounces at pdml.net] On Behalf Of drew at rileyelf.free-online.co.uk
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Kind of a bit like this?
http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/2009/10/06/47116/samsung-licenses-imaging-ip-from-queens-award-winner.htm

Drew.




> I think the "Next Big Thing" will be the sensor/firmware correcting for
> pieces of the image.  Lightening up shadows, dimming highlights, etc.  You
> could bracket and combine or simply make each individual photodiode
> smarter.  You could adjust it do anything you want, but the sensor would
> always adjust each piece for maximum detail.   Of course, they are already
> thinking about/making stuff like this.
>
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> From: pdml-bounces at pdml.net [mailto:pdml-bounces at pdml.net] On Behalf Of
> Christine Aguila
> Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 7:53 PM
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> Subject: Re: The BS of Digital Photography
>
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> From: "Tom C" <cakaltm at gmail.com>
>>
>> It seems the almost instant gratification of digital capture and the
>> speediness of results has been eclipsed by the, OMG factor, and 'what
>> do I have to do to adjust this image?'.  Time saved by instant results
>> is erased by time spent post-capture processing.
>>
>> Does it seem that way to others as well?
>
> Not to me.  Even with digital, I still try to get the best photo in-camera
> to keep the post-capture processing down.  When I started shooting
> digital,
> I read somewhere that more than 5 or 10 minutes or so on a standard
> picture
> should be enough post-processing.  I try to follow this rule--obviously
> there are exceptions with playful renderings etc--but for the most
> part--for
> me--it's a good rule to follow.  I've noticed that as my skills improve,
> I'm
> even getting a lot faster than 5 minutes.
>
> But I actually think I'm getting faster because I'm trying to pay
> attention
> to the idiosyncrasies of my equipment--from monitor to camera and lens.
> Also, when I read the book Perfect Exposure, suggested by Bob W, that
> really
> helped--and Godfrey's suggestion:  "keep the workflow simple"  is at the
> center my photographic workflow.  I have Lightroom and Photoshop Elements
> 5,
> which I only use for heavy duty cloning or when I want to add goofy
> graphics
> and text to a shot for some silly playful reason.  For me, using Lightroom
> keeps me focused on trying to get the best photo in-camera.
>
> My biggest insecurity is exposure, though I'm getting a lot better at
> that,
> but I confess to being a chronic histogram chimper just to be sure, but
> I'm
> finding that there too I'm needing to chimp less and less.  Also, the
> construction project I'm working on has really helped to improve my
> skills--and I'm grateful for this experience.  I have to get the best
> shots
> my skills will allow and do it without getting in anyone's way and without
> doing anything stupid that might put myself or someone else in
> danger--which
> means I have to act smart and think quickly and not waste time--and be in
> tune with my surroundings.  I can't be chimping all the time on the
> construction site--just too much going on and a lot of it can be
> dangerous.
> I try to apply these skills to all shooting situations--though this
> excludes
> leisurely photowalks :-).
>
> Lastly, I would just say that I try not to *over-shoot*.  If I start to
> feel
> I'm just shooting to be shooting, then I stop shooting.  I find this rule
> cuts down on post-processing as well :-).
>
> Cheers, Christine
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