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brendans wrote:
I'm a fellow fill light hater (usually). I've recently wondered if, like sharpening, the default 0 fill light is actually not zero fill light. Taking it down to -.1 or -.2 usually looks a lot more natural (at least for color).


The fill light to me is odd, almost if not totally an HDR tool. When you give it a positive it lowers the highlights and lightens the shadows as you would in a HDR scenario. Often a negative fill although it can blow the highlights does give an improved quality of perceived light.I am sure anyone who is good at using Photoshop could export various soft and hard fill light images from SSP and blend them to achieve the best of both worlds. I do not have that knowledge to do that though



Jul 31, 2014 at 09:35 AM
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Shout out to Juju1958- I had totally forgotten about the selective color adjustment layer, I think there was a similar tool in the first version of PS Elements I used several years ago that was cruder and not available as layer adjustment. So I never gave it a chance with my more current (CS4). Today started playing around with it on a file which has given me fits and am much happier with the result. Hopefully will get better with practice. Thanks again.




  SIGMA DP2 Merrill    30mm    f/6.3    1/50s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jul 31, 2014 at 10:17 PM
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mstout wrote:
Shout out to Juju1958- I had totally forgotten about the selective color adjustment layer, I think there was a similar tool in the first version of PS Elements I used several years ago that was cruder and not available as layer adjustment. So I never gave it a chance with my more current (CS4). Today started playing around with it on a file which has given me fits and am much happier with the result. Hopefully will get better with practice. Thanks again.


Yes I use it a lot, every image , far more than Hue and saturation for managing colour. It can also be used to help contrast on local colour rather then global adjustment which will only enhance all the negatives or positives. I think working across an image in local areas using the lasso is a good way to work. A little more time yes but it is suprising how quick it becomes.



Aug 01, 2014 at 07:50 AM
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Some from my DP2 and DP3




Goodbye from Mt Denali.






Horse tail Falls near Valdez.






Bridal Veil falls, Valdez.




Aug 01, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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_P2M3202 by Julian de Courcy, on Flickr



Aug 01, 2014 at 12:10 PM
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Kyoto, Japan by E_O_S, on Flickr


Dec 06, 2014 at 09:24 AM
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My first experiments, directly from the camera







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Feb 09, 2015 at 10:44 PM
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first couple of shots with the dp2 straight out of the box


https://flic.kr/p/z56R5q


ps. i cant work out how to enable image in this poast. upload option does not seem to be available (can't chose file)



Oct 02, 2015 at 07:53 PM
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The DP2-M is probably the most terrible camera to use. Slow, quirky, terrible high ISO performance. I could go on. The proprietary software that we must use for the RAW files is also clunky and soooo slow.
But, when I get out with it and the light is good and I don't forget extra batteries , it can capture unbelievably good images. Here are a few out of camera jpg's. Not manipulated at all...












Feb 26, 2016 at 04:55 AM
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Out to Kern County to check out the beginning of the 2016 wildflower bloom

Both are DP2M shots




Oak & Wildflowers Kern County California






Wildflower Carpet, Kern County, California




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