TPE  /  Technical

 

 

 

   1) PRE PLAN & TRIP PREP:

The

Photo Experience

 

Technical

      

5 - P's      (100)

Photo Situation  (130)

  

  1)  Planning & Preparation   

   

 

  2 Photographing

Advice (humor?)

Dealing with cold  

  3)  Pre - selection   (Includes categorizing)

Extreme Close-up  (Venus 60 + LED)

Long lens technique 

  4)  Post - processing (Pics become Photos)

 

 

  5)  Presentation

 

        

 

 

   2) IN THE FIELD:

  

Photo

Home

 

 

Field Cheat Sheets  (180)

Body Settings  (160)

Z7 Eye AF

    1.  Now What Do I Do ?             (html)

    1.  Press "i"   (back of body, right side)
    2.  Composition 1 & 2               (html) 

Setup on new bodies - conceptual    

  2.  On screen, press far right, top box

    3.  Technical - In Field               (html)

 (sRGB & JPG throw out information.)

  3.  On screen, press far right box ... OK    

    (See SLO MO processing under PS below.)

   

      (Red corner frames should appear. ) 

   

   

  To return to spot AF:  

    Notes - Meetings   (html)

   

  Press "i"   ...  press far right, top box

    Football - 10 tips   (html)     

   

  Press single point AF

 

In Field Techniques:

Post Processing

 

   Panorama - Horiz / Vert.

   ICE MSFT Stitch   
   Exposure Bracket

   Photomatrix HDR Blend

  

   Focus Bracket 

   Helicon Focus Stack

  

   Long Exposure Multi Exposures  

   PS Multi Image Stacking (see level 2)           

     

   

  

 

   

    

 

 

   3) POST PROCESSING OVERVIEW:
 

MFD Workflow  (200)

 (220)

Photoshop CC Milestones

Photo Shop Workflow   (html)

          Photobits Photo Mechanic

  2018  Quick Selection Tool

( Also includes "painterly style" )

          Photomatrix 3 HDR Blend

  2015  Dehaze Filter

 (210)

          ICE - MSFT Stitch

  2015  Shake Reduction

PS Work Flow Cheat Sheet   (pdf)

         Helicon Focus 4.8    

PS Effects Cheat Sheet   (pdf)

    2010  Content Aware
     

 

 

   4) PHOTOSHOP:
 

Techniques   (230)

con't  (250)

Actions - CC    HISTORY / ACTIONS

Sepia Tone

Perspective Control

 1. Window -> Actions

Grad. ND Filter

Lose Weight of model

 2. Folder "Mike"                 (4th from bottom left)

Fix White Outs

Add a Frame

 3. [  ] name "Football 1"     (5th from bottom left)

 Squeeze Image and Re-crop  

Move a head in group portrait  

 4. to Record Button:  red    (2nd from bottom left)

Extend Image - Wrapped Canvas Print  

Portrait - smooth skin / softar

 5. to Stop                            (1st from bottom left)

 

High Key Portrait  6. to Play - triangle             (3rd from bottom left)
     Panorama: file ... automate ... photo merge

 7. to Delete - drag to trash can  

B&W Conversion

Preparing Print with Frame  (Content Aware)

     

  Photoshop C2: 

         IMAGE ... ADJUST ... CHANNEL MIXER ...   check MONO box

 

Ilford
Ilford Delta 100: 21,42,37
Ilford Delta 400: 22,42,36
Ilford Delta 400 Pro: 31,36,33

Ilford FP4: 28,41,31
Ilford HP5: 23,37,40
Ilford Pan F: 33,36,31

Basic Settings

Normal Contrast: 43,33,30
High Contrast: 40,34,60

Agfa
Agfa 200X: 18,41,41
Agfapan 25: 25,39,36
Agfapan 100: 21,40,39

  

    

     1. Create border:

          IMAGE / CANVAS SIZE / inches ... .5 / save / close / reopen

     2. Select Border & Extend Image:

          Use MAGIC WAND  (2nd column, 2nd row down) to select

                white border  (red border better color)

          If border bleeds:  select MAGNETIC LASSO

                 (1st column, 2nd row down)

          Holding down ALT key, left click mouse around bleed ...

              (Upon releasing ALT key, updated selection will appear)

                 EDIT  /  FILL  /  CONTENT AWARE  /  CRTL D   (to deselect)

      SLOW MOTION  

    Focus Stacking in Post Processing    (CC 2015.5)

    1) IMAGE CAPTURE: 

         (Take reference photo first in case things don't work out)

         Take multiple shots on tripod of same image.   

         20 images at 1/10TH second  =  2 seconds

             (with a micro second between image captures.)

             (Vary # of exposures in Post to change blur strength.)

    2) BENEFITS:

          - No need to carry ND filter and install / remove it.

          - No problem shooting different diameter lenses.

          - No camera shake at longer exposures.

                (Just remove single blurry images in Post if any.)

          - No exposure compensation issues as with NDs.

          - Don't have to focus before putting on ND filter.

 3) POST PROCESS IN PHOTOSHOP: 

        (Copy all JPGs or TIFFs into stack and create file.)

    

         - Open CC ... File ... Scripts ... Load files into stack ...

               Browse  (select files) ... OK ... OK ...

               Check -> Automatically Auto Align Source Images

               Check -> Create Smart Object after Loading

        - OK

        - Layer ... Smart Objects ... Stack Mode ... Mean ...

        - Layer ... Flatten image

 

  This technique can be used to reduce noise in landscapes.

PANORAMA (in Photoshop)

 

    1) Stitching: 

          - File ...  Automate ... Photo Merge ... check "auto"

          - Browse files ... Open ... Blend images together ... OK

    2) Flatten Out:

          - Filter ... Lens Correction ... \

          - Custom Tab ... Geometric Distortion Slider

          - Transform (optional)

                a) Vertical perspective ... OK

                b) Horizontal perspective ... OK

 

 

 

 

   5) Post Processing Cheat Sheet:   (VIEW:  Extras / Snap)   

 

CC 2015

  Crop: 10x14 / 7.5x16 / 7.5x20 

     Incr. Canvas Size / Straighten

  Save RAW as TIFF ... reopen

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  Filter... Camera Raw ... Lens Cor.

  Image ... Adj ...  Shadow/High

  Shake Reduction 

  Structure: Nik Vivesa 2 (18 ... 22)

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  Spot: Delete ... Content  Aware

  Dehaze (filter / raw / FX / dehaze)

  High Pass

CS 2

 Topaz Adjust 4 - Pop

 Pictographics

     

 Bright./Contrast -  +8 / +4

 Imogenics Noise (last) (50%)

 

   

 Confirm: Curves / Auto

 

   

 

    

CS2 (Opt)

(450 or 630 pxlht files)

 

  For Web: 

     1) Topaz Adjust 4

     2) Nik Color Effects Pro

     3) B&W Polarizer

   

  For Prints:

   I-Correct Pro - (again)

   

   

 

CC / CS Setup:

 

   WINDOW: 

    

  Color / Histogram /

  History / Layer / Options /

  Tools ..........

 

  Top to Bottom: Color /

   History / Layers

 

 

 

 

   6) WEB PAGE LAYOUT:

 

TEMPLATES  (520)

FOLIO:

Standby  (550)

     INTRO PAGE Template   660 pxl

            4 columns - 660 - 100 = 560 / 4 = 140

            3 columns - 640 - 100 = 540 / 3 = 180

Set up FOLIO: Image Aspect Ratio  (mfd) 
      HORIZONTAL PAGE   450 pxl           
      VERTICAL PAGE   630pxl        
      SCROLL PAGE   

   

      SECTION INTRO   

   

      ENLARGE:  (html pg 1420 x 1060)

          1)  image ... image size ... 900 pxlht

          2)  canvas size ... black add 10 pxls

          3)  canvas size ... white add 150 pxls

                  Horiz ... 1420 x 1060

                  Vert ...         x

          4)  text  "<"  white 14pt Arial

         

  

   

   

 

   7) PRESENTATION:

 

Web  (300)

Web Slide Shows  (320)

Presentation  (350)

 

 

HOW TO FRAME 

 

 

  
          
 

 

List - Presentation Albums
 

 

   

 

 

   8) COMPUTER STUFF:

 

Computer  (400)

Business  (450)

WIN 7 Computer 

            Antec Solo II
Computer Stuff

Site Legal Notice         

     i7 7670 4 GHz
Restore Points Bill of Rights  (pdf)      Asus X170 Deluxe ATX
Check Disk a Hard Drive Model Release  (pdf)        Samsung 1 TB SSD  (C drive)
         EVGA GTX 970 4 GB Video
            2x6 + 1x8 TB NAS Drives

 

 

   9) APPENDICES:

 

DSLR Pre-shoot Setup

Run CS2 in WIN 7

Fixing  40 yr old Wedding Pictures

         QUAL - jpeg / tiff

       Over / Under exposure - none

       Bracketing - off

       Aperture - F8

       ISO - 400

       

  right click on the executable
  Select Properties
  Click on the Compatibility Tab
  Use the drop down menu to select XP SP3 mode
  Checked the box for Run as Admin
  Clicked okay
  Ran the installer

 

  Layer ... Duplicate Layer

  Image ... Adjust ... Auto Levels ... 75

  Layer ... Duplicate Layer

  Imogenics

  Spot

  Sharpen ... 50

 

 

 

 

   10) Post Processing Workflow:                        

 

Photoshop:

 

  

    CS 2015.5

  Open RAW file

  Image ... Image Size (incr.) ... delete ...  Content Aware

  Crop (straighten) ...
  Save as TIFF (rename) ... reopen TIFF file
  Image ... Adjust ... Shadows & Highlights ... (1-35)
  Filter ... Sharpen ... Shake Reduction
  Filter ... NIK ... Vivesa ... (10)
 
  OPTIONS:
     Select ... Delete ... Content Aware
     Clone Stamp Tool
     Hue & Saturation

 

     

        CS 2:

  Open TIFF file

 
 
  Filter ...   Topaz ... Adjust 4 ... Photo Pop (Opac. 50%)
  Filter ... Pictographics - (Opacity 50% ?)
  Image ... Adjust ... Brightness & Contrast (5-10)
 
  OPTIONS:
     Filter ... Imagenic ... Noiseware pro
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

   MISC:

 

Photoshop Desk Top

Sensor Size

 

 

   

 

 

   Diag. (mm) Inches: % Full:
 Full  Frame  43.2 1.7 100%
 Nikon DX  28.2  1.11 65%
 Micro 4/3  21.6  .85 50%
 Sony 1"  15.86  .624 36%
 1/1/7  9.3  .366 21%
 Apple 1/3 6.0  .236 14%

   

 

 

   For Printing:

 

  

  EXPOSURE OPTIONS:  (Nikon Z .. i button)

    

      - Aperture Priority  /  Matrix Meter - A

      - Aperture Priority  /  Highlight Wtd - A

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      - Auto ISO  /  Matrix Metering - M

      - Auto Iso  /  Highlight Wtd - M