lens barrel

anonymous asked:

Do you have a basic workflow for editing? Do you use Photoshop or Lightroom?Like if your just doing basic editing, what do you do? Color correction, brightness and saturation, sharpen? Filters? When you deliver finished photos to someone do you have a standard resolution and size (ratio) that you save the images at for web use? What about for printing? *Updated my photo page btw, check it out if you get a chance.

My workflow is a bit all of the place in terms of what I focus on and the order but it’s more or less:

  • Import RAWs from camera to laptop via Lightroom CC 
  • Back up immediately from laptop to external drive
  • Go through entire shoot and add shots I want to work on to Quick Collection
  • Select one photo from a set of similar shots and create the look using previous presets from other shoots or create a new look from scratch
  • Go through the edited pictures and 1-Star the ones I want to export for the initial batch
  • Go through the 1-Starred and do any last minutes corrections, blemishes, spots, acne (usually by request)
  • Export the final set at 2560px long side 300dpi standard sharpening
  • Back those up to a private album on Google Photos with sharable links

All editing no matter if just minor corrections or a full 2 hr clean up edit is done in Lightroom. It just suits my needs but it’s possible to achieve the same outcome with Camera Raw or something like Aperture.

I do a lot of color toning. Hues, Saturation, and Luminosity are usually altered even just a little to achieve the look I’m after. Off the top of my head, I can confidently say I alter the brightness, saturation, vibrance, exposure, contrast, highlights, blacks, whites, shadows, noise, color noise, sharpness, chromatic aberration, shadow tint, blue/red/green primaries, curves, and lens correction to correct barrel distortion.

For filters/presets, I’ve gone with VSCO Film, however I can say that I have never applied a preset and exported it. Most of my custom presets are based on VSCO Film presets but I have edited them to hell and back to tailor to the look I envisioned.

Electronically shared photos are delivered through Google Photos by private albums. They’re 1920px long side which is fine for things like posting on Tumblr and Instagram. I’m more than willing to supplying Full Res images for printing but stick to 1920 for the sake of space efficiency.

Haven’t done much printing as yet but I’m looking to begin getting samples for my coffee table book for my 100 best shots from 2015 that I’ll be giving to all of the people I’ve worked with as a bit of a thank you for helping me grow kind of thing.


Lomography Fisheye 2 + Leica M mount lens cap = focus free Fisheye lens in M mount.

Wide lenses are easy to modify for M-mount because they require no rangefinder coupling, and often no focus at all, so I bought a Fisheye 2 with a view to modifying it. (Un)fortunately after a year, it yet to die on me. I find it wasteful to hack a working camera, so I was delighted to find a second one with a broken shutter trigger in a bargain bin for $7. I measured the flange-focal length and found it to be OK for conversion to M-mount, so I dismantled and broke apart the camera till all that was left was the lens. Then all I did was cut a hole in a lens cap and file down the outside of the barrel till it focused right when put together. I used the same Versachem Plastic Welder epoxy glue that I usually use to stick the barrel and lens cap together. Altogether, it was a quick one hour’s project for me.

My only concern was the Fisheye 2 has a curved film plane, but it didn’t seem to make much difference when shot on a camera with a flat film plane or sensor.

According to information on the web, the lens is supposed to have an aperture of f/8 but I found that it actually meters around f/16. Anyway, at least now I can adjust shutter speed and ISO to expose properly. I have tried it on two cameras so far, a full-frame Sony A7R and a Ricoh GXR + A12 module with an APS-C sized sensor. I find the APS-C results uninteresting, but the A7R produces the same nearly full circle fisheye pictures that the Fisheye 2 is known for.

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