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See also [[Digital Images]] for more on processing and organizing images. See my [[/Learning Journal]] for goals and progress. Also see [[Burdenslanding:San Francisco/Photography]].
== My Camera =Techniques =
My primary camera is an [[Olympus OM-D E-M5]]. I also have a [[Canon PowerShot S95]].When you take pictures, there are basically three things you control:
Old cameras* Composition:What's in the frame* Focus: What you're focused on* Lighting: How much light reaches your camera
* [[Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3]]* [[Canon PowerShot SD450]]Today's cameras do 90% of the focusing and lighting work for you, which means you can focus on composition.
When I was considering the Lumix, I also considered:Focusing on story.
* [http://www10% of the time, your camera does the wrong thing.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?newsID=3901 Four new PowerShot models]* [httpThis is where the quality of your camera comes into play, specifically://www.trustedreviews.com/digital-cameras/review/2009/01/23/Canon-PowerShot-SX10-IS/p3 Canon PowerShot SX10 IS Review]
For my upcoming [[BurdensLanding:Korea]] trip, I* Quality of your camera'm considering a new s lens* Quality of your camera:'s sensor* Ability to control manual settings ''easily''
{|class="wikitable"!Camera!Thoughts!Links!Examples|-|Canon G11|||* [http://laurencekimblogphotography.com/index.php?link=166 Canon G11 Part 3 (portraits)]. Beautiful portrait shots.* [http://www.flickrbastardsbook.com/cameraslessons/canon/powershot_g11/ G11 shots on Flickr]* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/danack/4586801074/in/setbig-picture-72157623004022169of-exposure/ Timelapse"The Big Picture About Exposure"] (from the ''The Bastards Book of Photography'' offers a great, simple explanation for how to control the amount of light your camera receives using CHDK) and other awesome pics|-|Canon S90||* [http://wwwmanual settings.dpreview.com/reviews/canons90/ Digital Photography Review]|* [httpYou start with your camera's exposure setting, which essentially manipulates://www.flickr.com/photos/mesohungry/4164533630/ Shallow depth-of-field]* [http://www.flickr.com/cameras/canon/powershot_s90/ S90 shots on Flickr]|}
The * [http://www.engadgetdigital-photography-school.com/2011blog/01iso-settings/ ISO]* [http:/27/olympusdigital-ephotography-pl2school.com/blog/aperture/ Aperture]* [http://digital-cameraphotography-gets-reviewed-deemed-worthy-to-carry-on-thschool.com/blog/ Olympus Eshutter-PL2speed/ Shutter speed] seems like a good option for a Micro Four Thirds camera.
One day, I'm going to get a Leica M8:You can also manipulate these four settings manually.
* [http://www.luminous-landscapekelbytraining.com/reviews/cameras/leica-m8.shtml Leica M8 Hands-on Field ReviewKelby Training]* [http://wwwa possible source for online courses.flickr.com/cameras/leica/m8/ Flickr pictures taken with a Leica M8]
Other possible equipment:== Composition ==
* [httpFocus://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830997660 Solica ST500 Tripod]* [http://www.adorama.com/ALC/Article.aspx?alias=15-Low-Light-High-ISO-All-Stars 15 Low-Light High-ISO All-Star Digital Cameras]. My S95 wins the compact category here.
== Managing Photos ==* Focal length and aperture* [http://www.petapixel.com/2013/02/16/dont-zoom-move-a-video-on-treating-your-zoom-as-a-series-of-prime-lenses/ Don’t Zoom, Move: Treating Your Zoom Lens as a Series of Primes]
Most of my public pictures are on [http://www.flickrcambridgeincolour.com/photostutorials/eekim/ Flickr]. View analytics via [http://stats.vispillo.org/ flickrstats]. One day, I'll [http://faenwp.blogspot.com/2011/06/masstelephoto-uploading-your-flickr-photos-tolenses.html upload some of these to Wikimedia Commonshtm Using telephoto lenses]. I'm intrigued by [[ThisLife]].
[http://regex.info/blog/2011-07-19/1824 The Kind Of Shot That Ultra Thin Depth Of Field Was Made For] == Lighting == * [http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/introduction-to-white-balance/ Introduction to White Balance]. Use an [http://lifehacker.com/5659324/use-an-18-gray-card-for-better-color-balance-in-your-photos 18% gray card] for better color balance.* [http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:light_values Light values]* [http://regex.info/blog/2006-06-28/208 Digital Camera “White Balance”]* [http://regex.info/blog/2007-12-01/649 Making the Best of Bright Light in Fall-Color Photography]* [http://regex.info/blog/2009-02-08/1137 Spot On: Camera Metering Basics] Filters: * [http://www.jamesharold.com/blog/2013/3/hoya-variable-density-and-the-om-d Hoya Variable Density ND and the OM-D]* [http://www.flickr.com/groups/om-d_user/discuss/72157632065016198/ Live Time / Live Bulb Lessons Learned]* [http://regex.info/blog/2011-11-07/1880 Heading Out To Photograph The Fall Foliage? Don’t Forget The Polarizer Filter]* [http://regex.info/blog/2008-06-30/852 A Few Polarization-Filter Examples] == Aperture == A nice [http://forums.steves-digicams.com/990799-post2.html explanation] of apertures and focal lengths, and why you can't get good depth-of-field in point-and-shoot cameras (like mine). In general, to [get shallow depth-of field], especially w/ point-and-shoot cameras: * Lower F-stop numbers (larger apertures)* Longer focal lengths (zoom in)* Get closer to the subject [http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html Online Depth of Field Calculator] == Fireworks == * http://www.mu-43.com/f42/fireworks-photography-hints-tips-needed-omd-e-m5-48771/* http://www.flickr.com/groups/om-d_user/discuss/72157634447793078/* http://www.flickr.com/groups/om-d_user/discuss/72157632065016198/ == Dynamic Range == * [http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:dynamic_range Dynamic range]* [http://www.flickr.com/groups/l4/discuss/72157594241560739/ The Definitive Guide to Realistic High Dynamic Range Images]* [http://www.flickr.com/groups/gimpusers/discuss/72057594090329325/ HDR in Gimp] == Panoramic == * [http://gigapan.org/ GigaPan]* [http://digital-photography-school.com/8-guidelines-to-taking-panoramic-photos-with-any-camera 8 Guidelines to Taking Panoramic Photos with any Camera.] = My Equipment = My primary camera is an [[Olympus OM-D E-M5]]. Ialso have a [[Canon PowerShot S95]]. I have a Manfrotto 293A3-A0RC2 tripod with a ball head and QR plate. More on [http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3095070 tripods here]. I also have a Joby GorillaPod. I have a Yongnuo 560 III and RF-602 wireless trigger. I may want to get some [http://www.thephoblographer.com/2013/08/15/essentials-the-location-shooter/ gels]. Digital cameras have [http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/14563/why-is-there-a-limit-restriction-to-the-1080p-film-video-recording-time-duration limitations on video length]. Film cameras:* My Mom'm migrating over s old [[Olympus Pen D3]]* My parents' old [[Canon EXEE]]* My parents' old [[Nikon N2020]] Old cameras: * [[Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3]]* [[Canon PowerShot SD450]]. = Managing Photos = Most of my public pictures are on [http://www.flickr.com/photos/eekim/ Flickr]. View analytics via [http://stats.vispillo.org/ flickrstats]. One day, I'll [http://faenwp.blogspot.com/2011/06/mass-uploading-your-flickr-photos-to .html upload some of these to Wikimedia Commons]. I'm intrigued by [[ThisLife]] and [[Everpix]]. I use [[Adobe Lightroom]] for editing and photo management.There have been some suggestions that Olympus Viewer will render the RAW files more effectively than Lightroom, and that you should process RAW in Olympus Viewer, generate 16-bit TIFFs, then import those into Lightroom for processing and management. I've compared the two, and I haven't seen any differences in the rendering. [http://www.flickr.com/groups/om-d_user/discuss/72157635102724632/ Others] have questioned this as well and have [http://www.mu-43.com/f42/om-d-raw-vs-jpeg-files-how-does-olympus-do-what-do-you-prefer-51023/ pointed out other tradeoffs]. == Old ==
I wrote some of my own tools for cataloging my digital prints, which are now heavily outdated. They were inspired and based heavily on [http://impressive.net/people/gerald/ Gerald Oskoboiny]'s [http://impressive.net/software/photo/ digital photo publishing software].
* [http://photofocus.com/2013/03/03/lazy-scanning-photoshops-crop-and-straighten-command/ Lazy Scanning — Photoshop’s Crop and Straighten Command]
=== Notes ===
Tags + types. Tags can have types. If I want to get really funky, types can have relationships -- an ontology! For example, the "Eugene Eric Kim" tag could be of type "People." This would allow me to do faceted classification.
I'd love to integrate [http://duhblog.com/ Greg Elin]'s [http://www.fotonotes.net/ Fotonotes] for granular annotations.
== Favorites from Eugene Chan =Developing and Printing =
* I use [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/3088932284/ lobsters]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/2253611822/ under the golden gateDickerman Prints]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/2174555802/ pig pastries]* [http://flickrin SOMA.com/photos/eugevon/2147925579/ piano]* [http://flickrThey're really great, but probably better for specialty printing.com/photos/eugevon/385653843/ leaf]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/380224315/ underwater calder]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/379789044/ Bay Bridge]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/379788960/ sailboat]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/231611398/ ray]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/231611344/ jellyfish]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/61737832/ rays of light]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/2363591914/ bus]
== Techniques ==I'm trying [https://www.nationsphotolab.com/ Nations Photo Lab] (a [http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-online-print-service/ Wirecutter recommendation]) for standard printing. You have to pay for ground shipping unless the order is over $50, so only makes sense for but bulk orders.
I've been using [httphttps://kelbytrainingwww.photoworkssf.com/ Kelby TrainingPhotoworks San Francisco] a possible source for online coursesto develop and scan film.
For ancient film, I've been using [httphttps://digital-photography-schoolwww.com/blog/introduction-to-white-balance/ Introduction to White Balance]. Use an [http://lifehackeryelp.com/5659324biz/use-an-18-grayphoto-cardplus-for1-betterhour-colorfilm-balanceprocessing-insan-yourfrancisco Photo Plus 1-photos 18% gray cardhour film processing] for better color balanceon Nob Hill.
Wide [http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/aperture/ aperture] (smaller f-stop) decreases depth of field and gives you blurry background.= Film =
Try increasing the * [http://digitalwww.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-photographyto-schoolshoot-film.htm How to shoot film]* [http://www.popphoto.com/bloggear/iso-settings2013/ ISO07/12-films-worth-shooting-theyre-gone 12 films worth shooting with before they're gone] for darker shots or action shots.
[http://digital-photography-schoolI've experimented with Kodak TMax 400 (black and white), Kodak TriX (black and white), Fujifilm Pro 400H (color), and Kodak Portra 400 (color).com/blog/shutter-speed/ shutter speed]
My camera doesn't have [http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/aperture-For color film, both Koda Portra and-shutter-priority-modes/ aperture or shutter priority modes]Fujifilm Pro 400H are slightly desaturated. Portra is slightly warmer than Pro 400H, but they're good features not exceedingly so. I probably prefer the warmth. However, Pro 400H seems to be aware ofhave better dynamic range and an interesting graininess. I'll test more, but right now, I prefer the Pro 400H.
[httpBlack and white://digital-photography-school.com/8-guidelines-to-taking-panoramic-photos-with-any-camera 8 Guidelines to Taking Panoramic Photos with any Camera.]
=== Aperture ===* [http://www.guidetofilmphotography.com/black-and-white-film.html Black and white film types for film photography]* [https://fstoppers.com/film/what-black-and-white-film-should-you-start-out-five-popular-stocks-compared-161670 What black and white film should you start out with? Five popular stocks compared]* [https://petapixel.com/2016/04/04/kodak-tri-x-best-black-white-film-ever-made/ Kodak Tri-X: The best black-and-white film ever made?]* [http://www.digitalrev.com/article/the-basics-of-shooting-with-black-and-white-film The basics of shooting with black and white film]
A nice [http://forumswww.steves-digicamsflickr.com/990799-post2groups/expired/discuss/72157634773638343/ Notes on using expired film.html explanation] of apertures and focal lengths, and why you can't get good depth-of-field in point-and-shoot cameras (like mine).Quick summary:
In general* The freshness of the film depends on how it was stored (e.g. cool, to [get shallow depthdry temperatures are optimal)* Some people advocate for stopping down the film one-of field]stop per ten years, especially w/ point-and-shoot cameras:higher ISO (400+). Others suggest simply using the box ISO. Experiment to see!
* Lower F-stop numbers (larger apertures)* Longer focal lengths (zoom in)* Get closer to the subject= Favorites from Eugene Chan =
* [http://wwwflickr.dofmastercom/photos/eugevon/3088932284/ lobsters]* [http://flickr.com/dofjsphotos/eugevon/2253611822/ under the golden gate]* [http://flickr.html Online Depth of Field Calculatorcom/photos/eugevon/2174555802/ pig pastries]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/2147925579/ piano]=== High-Dynamic Range Images ===* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/385653843/ leaf]* [http://wwwflickr.com/photos/eugevon/380224315/ underwater calder]* [http://flickr.com/groupsphotos/l4eugevon/discuss379789044/72157594241560739Bay Bridge]* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/379788960/ The Definitive Guide to Realistic High Dynamic Range Imagessailboat]* [http://wwwflickr.com/photos/eugevon/231611398/ ray]* [http://flickr.com/groupsphotos/gimpuserseugevon/discuss231611344/72057594090329325/ HDR in Gimpjellyfish=== Panoramic ===* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/61737832/ rays of light]* [http://gigapanflickr.orgcom/photos/eugevon/2363591914/ GigaPanbus]
== Photo Mosaics ==
The best tool for doing these on Linux seems to be [http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/schani/metapixel/ metapixel]:
* [http://www.linux.com/feature/125624 Three photo mosaic apps compared]
== See Also =Photographers =
* [http://www.tomrobinsonphotography.com/ Tom Robinson Photography]. Love this guy's photos.
* [http://www.neilta.ca/ Neil Ta]
* [http://elainemayesphoto.com/ Elaine Mayes]
 
Mentions from my photography class (April-May 2013):
 
* [http://www.toddhido.com/ Todd Hido]. Look at his use of color.
* [http://www.macfound.org/fellows/859/ Uta Barth]
* [http://www.dougrickard.com/ Doug Rickard]
 
= See Also =
 
* [[Solar eclipse]]
* [http://photography.bastardsbook.com/toc/ The Bastards Book of Photography: An open-source guide to working with light]
* The Ideal Digital Photographer's Workflow, [http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a/4439 Part 1], [http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a/4536 Part 2]
* [http://curbly.com/bruno/posts/9304-how-to-set-up-a-diy-photo-booth-using-your-computer-free-software-download-included DIY Photo Booth] (on Mac)
* [http://www.brokencitylab.org/blog/how-to-make-a-time-lapse-video-from-stills/ How to make a time-lapse video from stills] (using iPhoto and QuickTime)
* [http://www.tomrobinsonphotography.com/ Tom Robinson Photography]. Love this guy's photos.

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