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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]].
== Techniques ==
When you take pictures, there are basically three things you control:
[http://kelbytraining.com/ Kelby Training] a possible source for online courses.
=== Composition ===
Focus:
[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://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).
[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/72157632065016198/
=== Dynamic Range ===
* [http://www.ayton.id.au/wiki/doku.php?id=photo:dynamic_range Dynamic range]
* [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]]. I also have a [[Canon PowerShot S95]].
* [[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.
== Developing and Printing ==
Two highly rated shops I use [[Dickerman Prints]] in San Francisco are:SOMA. They're really great, but probably better for specialty printing.
* I'm trying [httphttps://www.yelpnationsphotolab.com/biz/dickerman-prints-san-francisco#query:photo%20printing Dickerman PrintsNations Photo Lab] (SOMA)* a [http://www.yelpthewirecutter.com/bizreviews/lightsourcebest-sanonline-franciscoprint-2#query:photo%20printing LightSourceservice/ Wirecutter recommendation] (Potrero Hill)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 visited Dickerman Prints on December 17, 2013. They are incredibly friendly and helpful. The woman there made me feel really comfortable, showed me how to use Photoshop to enhance my photos, and helped me print the images. You choose one of six sizes (smallest is 12x30 for $30) and 've been using [httphttps://www.dickermanprintsphotoworkssf.com/print-on-demand-how-Photoworks San Francisco] to/ tile your images for printing]. You can do this on your own develop and print remotely as wellscan film.
For ancient film, I've been using [https://www.yelp.com/biz/photo-plus-1-hour-film-processing-san-francisco Photo Plus 1-hour film processing] on Nob Hill. =Film = * [http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-to-shoot-film.htm How to shoot film]* [http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2013/07/12-films-worth-shooting-theyre-gone 12 films worth shooting with before they're gone] I've experimented with Kodak TMax 400 (black and white), Kodak TriX (black and white), Fujifilm Pro 400H (color), and Kodak Portra 400 (color). For color film, both Koda Portra and Fujifilm Pro 400H are slightly desaturated. Portra is slightly warmer than Pro 400H, but not exceedingly so. I probably prefer the warmth. However, Pro 400H seems to have better dynamic range and an interesting graininess. I'll test more, but right now, I prefer the Pro 400H. Black and white: * [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] [http://www.flickr.com/groups/expired/discuss/72157634773638343/ Notes on using expired film.] Quick summary: * The freshness of the film depends on how it was stored (e.g. cool, dry temperatures are optimal)* Some people advocate for stopping down the film one-stop per ten years, especially higher ISO (400+). Others suggest simply using the box ISO. Experiment to see! = Favorites from Eugene Chan ==
* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/3088932284/ lobsters]
* [http://flickr.com/photos/eugevon/2363591914/ bus]
== 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 == * [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://www.macdevcenter.com/lpt/a/2849 Top Ten Digital Photography Tips]* [http://betterdigitalphotography.blogspot.com/2010/11/top-10-misconceptions-about-photography.html Legal Misconceptions]* [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) == 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.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://www.macdevcenter.com/lpt/a/2849 Top Ten Digital Photography Tips]
* [http://betterdigitalphotography.blogspot.com/2010/11/top-10-misconceptions-about-photography.html Legal Misconceptions]
* [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)

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