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  1. Ste_S

    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    Electric in Birmingham and was also quiet, probably around 10 people. Be interested to see how it does over the weekend and vs Deadpool 2. I thought it was 'ok', but considering the troubled production I thought Ron Howard did well to pull it together. Although
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    @Scratchy Bollock That's a nice set, well done
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    Photography Equipment & Software Thread

    Nope, won't effect the rest of your photos. You've under exposed one stop on a shot, most films have a latitude that allows this.
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    Would not agree, seems kinda pointless when modern matrix metering and the flexibility of RAW files is pretty good. As previously said, in anything other than flat light exposure in a camera is a compromise and you're never going to get it 'right'. And heck, 'right' is subjective. Some of my favourite photos are heavily contrasted with blown highlights and black blacks I'm not sure where you're getting your info from, but to be blunt it seems as though you're getting it from old boys who were anal about their settings in the film days. Even back then they where mostly talking rubbish. Heck, when I'm shooting with a fully manual medium format film camera I'll meter for the shadows once and then shoot away.
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    As I tried to imply a few posts up, you're never going to get perfect exposure straight out the camera unless you're shooting in very flat light. Photography has always been a two step process - taking the photo, then the darkroom/lightroom. Take this photo. It's a bright sky, with the sun rising. The camera can either expose for the sky, the ground, or somewhere in-between - which is what the camera has done. In the first photo, the RAW straight from the camera the sky is over exposed and the ground is under exposed. In the second photo I've dropped the highlights down to expose the sky correctly In the third photo I've also raised the shadows to bring up detail on the under exposed ground These quite crude edits (and you can be far more targeted and selective) help to balance the photo out
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    Would allow you to shoot with a faster shutter speed, minimising camera shake and/or a lower ISO improving IQ. I'd still echo my recommendation from up the thread - shoot on auto, or if you must, aperture priority. With modern cameras there's no need to shoot in manual unless you're doing something specific
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    With digital I wouldn't bother to be honest. Experiment, take anything that catches your eye, and then go through them later deleting if rubbish.
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    I like this photo a lot.... but it needs a more dramatic edit (at least for my tastes). It's kind of flat in it's current state. Also really like @Jamie John beach hut photo, nice use of colour
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    Yup, absolutely auto focus the majority of the time. With bright skies, and especially with shooting into the sun, you're not going to get an exposure that works for all of the photo. Either the ground is exposed to match the sky, or the sky is exposed to match the ground. Or the camera tries to go half way, and neither sky or ground is exposed correctly - which is what the majority of digital cameras tend to do. If you do want to shoot manual, expose for the highlights (the sky on a sunny day) as these can blow out. This is where shooting RAW and editing in something like Lightroom comes in. You can increase/decrease exposure and increase or decrease shadow and highlight detail. Generally for a sunny day picture I'll drop highlights to get detail back into the top half of the photo, and either up the exposure slightly or bring up shadow detail to get the ground exposed correctly. In more extreme cases I'll do this selectively (dodge 'n' burn in film parlance) using a graduated filter in Lightroom.
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    @Jamie John I wouldn't get hung up on trying to get the exposure right manually, let the tech do the work - it's what you're paying for in a modern camera after all. I'll use aperture priority if I want a specific depth of field, or shutter priority if I want to freeze or blur motion. Most of the time though I'll let the camera decide, including Auto ISO again unless I want a specific effect. Absolutely, and it's the thing that gets lost amongst all the tech talk. Take photos of stuff that matters to you and get inspiration from other people (Instagram, Flickr, Books etc)
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    Legends of Tomorrow was by far the best of the DC shows this season, and that ran at 18 episodes compared to 23 for Arrow and Flash. Both have at least five episodes of bloat that could be gotten rid of
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    There are some desktop apps that allow you to upload to Instagram, Flume on the Mac is one. I generally put my photos onto a cloud service like Apple Photos or Lightroom CC that I can access from my phone, and then upload my camera shots to Instagram from there.
  13. Wow. You're fine with the use of ableist language then ?
  14. Stop with the ableist rubbish. It's as embarrassing and offensive as when people used to use 'gay' as insult
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    The Rllmuk Photography Thread

    Been slowly getting my mojo back for shooting, and also getting my head back around colour after shooting B&W for so long during the winter

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