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Lubbyman

Link Posted 14/10/2019 - 14:23
McGregNi wrote:
... a fading of enthusiasm, loss of motivation, and other demands on time...

Common enough here, too, and not just for photography...

McGregNi wrote:
This is not an approach for the purists…. I’ve even been castigated on a forum for suggesting that a laptop might possibly be OK for serious photo work, let alone a smartphone (!)... ... Second best is still better than producing no photos at all!

Why is using a phone second best? If it does the job you want and you're happy with how it does it, then it's best for you and that's what counts. And since most of the photos that are taken are only likely to be viewed on a small screen, there's a lot to be said for using one for processing so you know that the final version will look OK on it - I'm sometimes disappointed with what a photo looks like on the tablet when I know that it looks good on the big, calibrated monitor used for editing.

Nice photos, by the way!

Steve

PRYorkshire

Link Posted 14/10/2019 - 16:00
Great photos. Totally understand where you are coming from regarding the time spent down loading and editing. A couple of years ago I become fed up sitting at a PC on my own in a cramped room and so hadn't used the dslr for some time, more taking snaps with a pocket sized Sony R100. However last year I bought a Samsung tablet and started playing around using Lightroom on it. The ease with which I could edit photos reignited my interest and resulted in buying the K70 last November. I now download pictures via usb cable, edit in Lightroom and save to a portable hard drive, plus post on the forum and enter competitions all on the tablet.

McGregNi

Link Posted 20/10/2019 - 19:34
johnriley wrote:
Welcome back Nigel, glad you dropped in again and with such a great selection of images as well!

It's a testament as well that it's not necessary to upgrade continuously and your K7 delivers the goods for you without the need to spend any new money. All good stuff. Hope you stay around now you've found us again!

Thanks John, its nice to be back. Perhaps the lack of Noise Reduction on the Snapseed App might encourage me to upgrade the K7 sooner rather than later! I'm trying not to look too closely into the shadows for now ....

ronniemac wrote:
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Hope you find a few moments now and again to show us your work, and give your opinions on whatever is topical. Best to you, R.

I do think that the whole area of processing workflows, developments in RAW software and the options for mobile working are topical! Certainly for me a traditional approach, PC / RAW software / Photoshop etc was holding me back, and restricting me from making use of my backlog of Pentax images.

I do urge you all to try out Snapseed if you have a compatible phone and OS ... it has allowed me to produce a large number of images that have revitalised my interest and brought back many great memories that had been hidden away for so long. The operations are very effective and intuitive ... you slide up and down to access different parameters and then swipe left to right to control the actual strength of each selected parameter.

Its all much quicker then working with a mouse on a computer .... more limited in scope of editing tools than Photoshop / Lightroom obviously, but surprisingly effective, and of course we retain a proper RAW workflow with non destructive editing.

Thanks also Robl, Al, Redbusa99, Gareth, Chris, Peter, Kris, Stuart, PRYorkshire & Lubbyman for your input and welcomes!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 20/10/2019 - 19:37

LennyBloke

Link Posted 20/10/2019 - 19:43
Good to see you back - your technical knowledge and contributions on Pentax flash has been so useful to many on the forums - and this little portfolio shows you haven't lost your style (I get the loss of motivation thing, all too common!).

Hope to see you around more often
LennyBloke

Don

Link Posted 21/10/2019 - 17:04
I've been lambasted a few times in various venues lol for my perspective on pro video features being a necessity.... for using an iPhone on "Pro" photography and film sets and more...
in my arsenal I have a half dozen cameras each designed for various uses and they all get used.
it's been nearly a year since my old k3 got dusted off... last time Iused it I had a project to shoot over a thousand portraits to create a mosaic shot for a multi cultural non profit organization...
the reason I used it there was simple... I had to shoot studio styled portrait shots from morning to even for several days and the k3 and my ancient but bombproof elinchrom studio strobes were the best tools in my arsonal for that job's specific workflow.... could have done it with my mirrorless sure or the iPhone.... true..
but...
on a tripod, fixed manual focus, all day shooting with the battery grip and two batteries, a well sorted tried and true workflow from set up to post production... it was good to see it getting used.

most people who scoff at things like drones, go pros, iPhones etc on real sets are doing themselves a disservice. they're locking themselves into a mindset that may not see the future... I see a future where d-slrs will not necessarily die completely , after all we still have people shooting film, using large format cameras and glass plates... but they sure as hell aren't "mainstream" or using modern technology and they're few and far between ....

iphone vs pro d-slr shoot-out
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 21/10/2019 - 17:06

McGregNi

Link Posted 21/10/2019 - 20:08
Yes, I've been guilty recently of relying on my phone for family and casual pics... The compromises are sometimes worth it. Being pressed more for time nowadays I will choose ease and speed as the priority.

But for me it's about the whole work flow, and the issue was that I was taking shots but leaving them on the SD cards, never getting around to dealing with them. Hence I lost interest as there were not new images to output and share.

Having now found a way to handle my Pentax DNGs on the mobile phone, including producing print size and Web size JPEGs, cloud back up and a quick wireless way to copy files from the phone to computer, I have a much faster and efficient workflow. So I hope the next stage will be getting back to the DSLR again and having new images to work with, not just the back catalogue!
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver
Last Edited by McGregNi on 21/10/2019 - 20:15

Susie

Link Posted 13/11/2019 - 15:15
Welcome back Nigel! First image is just awesome.
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