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Forum: The Dark Room 2014-09-01, 6:43pm
Replies: 15
Views: 9,297
Posted By fjbremer
Both Canon and Nikon have really good mid-level...

Both Canon and Nikon have really good mid-level cameras sold as kits that include a couple of lenses. Being more familiar with Canon, their "Rebel" series a typical kit is a 12 megapixel camera with...
Forum: The Dark Room 2014-07-23, 6:11pm
Replies: 9
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Posted By fjbremer
By your use of Digital Photo Professional I...

By your use of Digital Photo Professional I assume you are using a Canon camera. DPP is designed to work with Canon RAW files.
Forum: The Dark Room 2014-01-23, 6:22pm
Replies: 16
Views: 7,713
Posted By fjbremer
Two thoughts: Looking at the string of beads...

Two thoughts:

Looking at the string of beads -- What F-stop are you using? The larger the number, the smaller the opening in the lens and the deeper the depth-of-field is. Suggest you go with a...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-12-24, 7:25pm
Replies: 46
Views: 18,614
Posted By fjbremer
The easy way to brighten up a picture while...

The easy way to brighten up a picture while taking it is to change the "EV" (exposure value) setting. You will need to check your manual for how to do that on your camera. To make the picture...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-10-25, 6:11pm
Replies: 13
Views: 5,987
Posted By fjbremer
Not sure if this does exactly what you want but...

Not sure if this does exactly what you want but maybe it will help in understanding the selection tool (lasso thingy).

Make your selection.

Locate in the PSE menu the "Selection" tab.

Get...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-09-26, 6:12pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,838
Posted By fjbremer
Before you purchase anything, try working it out...

Before you purchase anything, try working it out with the 14-42 mm lens. The "wideness" of this lens (as opposed to the "telephotoness " of the 40-150 mm lens) will let you get closer to your...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-09-11, 7:02pm
Replies: 76
Views: 36,814
Posted By fjbremer
Manual focus would be worth a try. I have found...

Manual focus would be worth a try. I have found that works best for me.

Have you checked your focus points? Be sure that isn't focusing on the wrong part of the picture? I always use just my...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-09-04, 6:09pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,061
Posted By fjbremer
Given where you are, I would suggest that you go...

Given where you are, I would suggest that you go to Murphy's Camera and look at what is available these days. There are several cameras from Nikon and Canon that will meet your needs (and more). As...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-04-04, 12:02pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,542
Posted By fjbremer
In my view you wouldn't. To get good pictures...

In my view you wouldn't. To get good pictures for Etsy you need the basic processing provided by most image processors (Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, Photoshop Elements, Picassa). Most of the NIK...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-03-29, 7:10pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,698
Posted By fjbremer
Do you use this camera in "macro mode"? If not...

Do you use this camera in "macro mode"? If not it will help with focus when up close to the subject. On the large round button on the back there is a "tulip flower" type of symbol (on the left of...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-03-27, 5:52pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,542
Posted By fjbremer
Check this announcement. If you purchased some...

Check this announcement. If you purchased some of the NIK plugins earlier you might be able to complete the package for FREE. The articles describes what they are willing to do.
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Forum: The Dark Room 2013-03-13, 5:17pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,698
Posted By fjbremer
What kind of camera are you using? Also, what...

What kind of camera are you using? Also, what are your settings? How close are you holding the camera to the beads?

The picture is kinda small to tell much.
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-02-01, 6:20pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,656
Posted By fjbremer
A lot depends on how small an object you intend...

A lot depends on how small an object you intend to photograph. We have a Canon XTi and XSi -- earlier versions of the camera you are looking to purchase. Both of them came with a 18 - 55 mm "kit"...
Forum: The Dark Room 2012-11-12, 6:22pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,689
Posted By fjbremer
My favorite tricks are first to check the...

My favorite tricks are first to check the connections between the camera and computer. If you are using a cable check to be sure it is seated on both ends. Also check and see if the cable has any...
Forum: The Dark Room 2012-08-24, 7:57pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,921
Posted By fjbremer
Both Canon and Nikon produce quality cameras. ...

Both Canon and Nikon produce quality cameras. The end result depends on you. Handle both cameras and see what feels best to you. Since you are looking for a camera to mainly use for bead...
Forum: The Dark Room 2012-08-20, 5:55pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,910
Posted By fjbremer
You might try your post processing software's...

You might try your post processing software's denoise feature if it has one. I use Corel PaintShopProX4 and it has a "small scratch remover" as part of its noise removing feature. You might also be...
Forum: The Dark Room 2012-07-05, 6:13pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,921
Posted By fjbremer
The gray card will help with adjusting the white...

The gray card will help with adjusting the white balance. I use a light tent and three lights. That way my light quality is constant. When I set it up I took test pics and then adjusted them in...
Forum: The Dark Room 2012-07-04, 6:41pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,921
Posted By fjbremer
I like the lower left because it is more "head...

I like the lower left because it is more "head on". The pendant is more round. Another correction I would suggest is to use a blemish remover or clone tool to remove the highlights caused by light...
Forum: The Dark Room 2012-03-12, 5:19pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,972
Posted By fjbremer
Your editing software should have a resizing...

Your editing software should have a resizing function. It will probably let you resize by a precentage or by a number of pixels. Check your help function.

One possibility is by first cropping...
Forum: The Dark Room 2011-11-14, 6:38pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,312
Posted By fjbremer
Well done! I particularily like your...

Well done! I particularily like your explanations of why you are using the Gimp tools. It helps the listener to understand some of the complex tools in the full featured photo tools.
Forum: The Dark Room 2011-07-13, 7:23pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,544
Posted By fjbremer
I use the photo manager included in Corel's Paint...

I use the photo manager included in Corel's Paint Shop Pro X3
Forum: The Dark Room 2011-06-25, 3:48pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,016
Posted By fjbremer
Had a couple of thoughts if you haven't taken the...

Had a couple of thoughts if you haven't taken the pictures yet. You may want to get a couple of lens filters.

A good filter for eliminating atmospheric haze is a UV filter. They run about $25 or...
Forum: The Dark Room 2011-06-24, 6:50pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,016
Posted By fjbremer
To get the best results use a fast shutter speed....

To get the best results use a fast shutter speed. I would use at least a 1/500 sec and 1/1000 would be much better. Let the camera control the aperature for you.

Set your camera to TV (fixed...
Forum: The Dark Room 2011-06-17, 5:08pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By fjbremer
If you are a member (or know someone who is) of...

If you are a member (or know someone who is) of Sams Club, they offer posters as one of their photo offerings. This is from their website and shows their poster collages and prices. If you are...
Forum: The Dark Room 2011-06-16, 5:58pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,820
Posted By fjbremer
I use Corel's Paint Shop Pro X3 which is $99...

I use Corel's Paint Shop Pro X3 which is $99 regularily and right now is around $49 on special. Your picture is pretty much ok the way it is. I downloaded it and went into PSP X3 and just did a...
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