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Jay Strange

Posts: 127

Tampa, Florida, US

Lookin' for some input from peeps who've been here for a while.
In the immortal words of Elvis:

Don't be Cruel!

Feb 15 13 08:52 pm Link

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wolfdenlab

Posts: 180

Fall River, Massachusetts, US

Hey Jay,

Welcome to the MayheM.

It looks like you're off to a rather nice start to your body of work. Keep the great work.

Feb 15 13 09:00 pm Link

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NewBoldPhoto

Posts: 4946

PORT MURRAY, New Jersey, US

Jay Strange wrote:
Lookin' for some input from peeps who've been here for a while.
In the immortal words of Elvis:

Don't be Cruel!

I gather you have been shooting for a while. Some of your stuff might feel a bit dated. If you don't mind my asking; when was the oldest image in your portfolio shot?

Feb 15 13 09:23 pm Link

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Jay Strange

Posts: 127

Tampa, Florida, US

Thanks for that...
It seems that my pix don't look near as sharp in my port as they
do in PS and in print...any input re: that?

Feb 15 13 09:23 pm Link

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NewBoldPhoto

Posts: 4946

PORT MURRAY, New Jersey, US

Jay Strange wrote:
Thanks for that...
It seems that my pix don't look near as sharp in my port as they
do in PS and in print...any input re: that?

If they were larger that 800px on the horizontal MM resizes them and the results are never pretty.
Also if this is the first you are looking at them as jpgs the converter can add a bit of blur you may want to check the settings. but MM resize is my first guess.

Feb 15 13 09:31 pm Link

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Jay Strange

Posts: 127

Tampa, Florida, US

Hey NBP,
Well the oldest 2 are my avi and the last pic...the girl in the denim jacket...
both 5-6 years old.
Would you say that my shooting style is dated...my PS technique or???
I DO strive for more of a "film" look than maybe some guys do.

Feb 15 13 09:34 pm Link

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NewBoldPhoto

Posts: 4946

PORT MURRAY, New Jersey, US

Jay Strange wrote:
Hey NBP,
Well the oldest 2 are my avi and the last pic...the girl in the denim jacket...
both 5-6 years old.
Would you say that my shooting style is dated...my PS technique or???
I DO strive for more of a "film" look than maybe some guys do.

Actually I was referring to the styling of the image. Those are the ones I guessed as the oldest. I then guessed the Ann Gillian looking blonde and the guy in the sweater.

ETA: Also you will find all types of shooters here. Some are ultra modern super shopped with the newest techniques. Some are shooting on glass plates and the scanning the prints. You will fit in just fine.

Feb 15 13 09:40 pm Link

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Jay Strange

Posts: 127

Tampa, Florida, US

So re: this sharpness thing...
do most of you guys just add some extra sharpening in post if you know it's for MM or is there an optimum upload size to preserve the
quality of the originals?

Feb 15 13 09:48 pm Link

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DVP Photography

Posts: 2872

Broomfield, Colorado, US

You have to size the horizontal to 800 dpi to upload the image.  With that you should maintain good quality.

Feb 15 13 09:54 pm Link

Photographer

Jay Strange

Posts: 127

Tampa, Florida, US

OK...800px on the base...but,
where do you guys set your resolution?
I think I was set at 180 for all my uploads...should I bump up to 280?

Feb 16 13 08:41 am Link