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Gomboman
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Nov 14, 2012 20:37 |  #3301

Mataz426 wrote in post #15246732 (external link)
Some shot's I took last Sunday. Thanks for looking

The light is really weak this time of year here in Michigan, but panning shots (slow shutter) no problems at all. Pictures can look real muddy though.
I'm going to keep pushing: YOU guys need to shoot RAW :) Look at the reds in you're photo's= Blown :) you guys out west, always sunny= highlights lol you guys are damn good, take some of you're photo's and make them better. Editing can really become a chore though.

My reds are kinda blown to, I forget sometimes.


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Very nice Mataz426. How do you like the D700?


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Nov 14, 2012 21:19 |  #3302

Gomboman Thank you so much.
I really like the 700, I just bought it this year, although you give up alot of reach with a ff.




  
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Nov 14, 2012 21:33 |  #3303

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They don't get much better than this. Shooting tight? the camera's meter at their best, and nail the exposure most of the time.




  
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Nov 15, 2012 00:58 as a reply to  @ Mataz426's post |  #3304

I guess I better concede and shoot RAW. I just can't get any colors to pop when shooting in JPeg like the one below...and this is straight up natural light too, no lights or flash. I wasn't even close to her.

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Nov 15, 2012 01:49 |  #3305

Man! Your photos are absolutely awesome!

Help me out here. Im a newb, and ive shot in raw and used the RAW converter software that came with my camera. Tell me your method of processing. Do you use the raw converter and do some processing in there and then use LR? Or can you use LR to process RAW photos in LR and then use the RAW converter to convert them to where they can be viewed by windows programs.

I used the raw converter to do some processing and then used LR. Doing that, I didnt see any real gains, so I probably did it wrong. I guess I need to get in the processing forum and learn how to use and process RAW.

Thanks for any help you can give me,
Jeremy

Mataz426 wrote in post #15246732 (external link)
Some shot's I took last Sunday. Thanks for looking

The light is really weak this time of year here in Michigan, but panning shots (slow shutter) no problems at all. Pictures can look real muddy though.
I'm going to keep pushing: YOU guys need to shoot RAW :) Look at the reds in you're photo's= Blown :) you guys out west, always sunny= highlights lol you guys are damn good, take some of you're photo's and make them better. Editing can really become a chore though.

My reds are kinda blown to, I forget sometimes.


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Nov 15, 2012 06:13 |  #3306

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Oops! What have I gotten myself into... (external link) by G.R.Bispo (external link), on Flickr

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> Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
> Canon EF 85mm f/1.8
> Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8
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Nov 15, 2012 07:44 as a reply to  @ gonças's post |  #3307

I'll put this in layman's terms because that is all I know. When shooting RAW, most of your custom settings get thrown out the window because your camera is giving you a RAW file. Nothing more then the basic shot. I did not know this going in originally. It has taken me a few years to come up with settings that have allowed me to do almost zero processing whatsoever. The chick shot above got one little thing, other then that, the shot was done. In RAW, you have to process everything, and you can set up Preset things that allow you to do batch processing, but I like to make each shot my way, so RAW is a real pain in the ass for me. So for now, I am shooting both and will go from there. As far as processing goes, I do all the work in Lightroom and then export it to PS to finish it up and save it. Hope that helps.


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Nov 15, 2012 12:32 |  #3308

Yeah, after playing with RAW a tad, I decided to put it on the back burner because I dont see a noticeable difference in the finished product. But Mataz photos are very impressive!


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Nov 15, 2012 13:58 as a reply to  @ Rebel Rouser's post |  #3309

Raw vs Jpeg:

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=AtqhBsh3Hzk (external link)


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Nov 15, 2012 16:55 |  #3310

Great video on the topic (adorama has so many great videos)

Rebel Rouser thank you so much for the kind words.

Ok I'll start by saying raw doesn't make photo's great per say, I mean the photo's were taken with my settings, I choose the focal lenght on the lens, the shutter speed, the aperture, the composition, the in camera settings i.e focus method, focus point, so really it was myself that took the photo, raw is JUST A TOOL (caps for BDW) for creative control of the photo. It just alows you to adjust for highlights (guys, we know we shoot motocross in the middle of the day often) because we have no other choice at times, I mean it's when the tracks are open, so, we have to shoot in the worst (harsh) light. You can bring up details in the shadows (often in the motor area of the bike) and the red channel clips just like the whites (you will see little detail in the reds often, and they can be screaming bright) so you can back off the reds a bit. It just alows us to take a very good photo, and make it a bit better. Raw has better uses, if you will, like indoors, where you would have to adjust for the white balance, and that can be a bit of a pain on the fly, and the lighting can be from different sources (color temps) So no, raw will not make you take better photo's, just adjust them afterwards.

As far as the photo of the girl on the bike BDW, the photo was taken in really good light, and I would be super happy with the photo as is. I'm not knocking anybody that doesn't shoot in raw. If I get the chance to shoot again this year, I will shoot JPG and I will show you guys that the photo's will still look good.


Rebel Rouser, I just just import the raw files straight to LR and edit there, then PS to resize and add some additional sharpening, and contrast ( I prefer the contrast look in PS over LR)




  
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Nov 15, 2012 17:21 |  #3311

Here are the photo's taken right out of the camera for comparison. Just cropped a bit from the original.

IMAGE: http://home.comcast.net/~dwtjr3/moto3d11.jpg


IMAGE: http://home.comcast.net/~dwtjr3/moto3d22.jpg


IMAGE: http://home.comcast.net/~dwtjr3/moto3d33.jpg


IMAGE: http://home.comcast.net/~dwtjr3/moto3d44.jpg



  
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Nov 15, 2012 18:33 |  #3312

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f/2.8 1/1600 ISO:50 300mm metering: Spot

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Nov 15, 2012 18:44 |  #3313

great shots everyone ., fair play to ye all


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Nov 15, 2012 20:24 |  #3314

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f/2.8 1/1600 ISO:50 300mm metering: Spot

Awesome.




  
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Nov 15, 2012 21:02 |  #3315

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Awesome.

I agree. 82, Do you ever use a Monopod with the 300 2.8?


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