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PostSubject: Camera settings   Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:33 am

Hi Friends,

Just want to share some tips for camera settings, just a short and simple tips but very helpful.

1.) Use RAW --> this is very important!, you can adjust exposure with out losing image quality.
2.) You can use default camera settings but I used costume to improve more of my photo quality.
Note : PS is for "Photo-shop"
Camera Settings:
Sharpness :
Highest ++ , don't worry you can adjust later since you're using RAW this is just to check right sharpness from your camera monitor.
Contrast : Lowest -- , This is very important to preserved image details and to get crystal clear quality. You can adjust contrast from PS w/out losing image highlights. ++ Contrast on camera will blown highlights and emphasize shadows w/c is not good in portrait.
Color Mode : use mode II (Adobe RGB) this will give natural colors, but you also need to adjust later in PS for example:
Color mode in Photoshop :
For portrait : Use Color mode I --> this is my secret for natural,fresh and fair skin tone this will also highlight green,blue and lessen yellow,red.
For Landscapes : Use Color mode III --> this is more warmer and high saturation, will also highlight red,yellow,orange.
For Natural and simple : Use Color mode II --> the most natural color mode.
Color Saturation : Normal, you can add in PS later.
Hue : 0 Degree , default and normal color.
White Balance : Auto, since you're using RAW but you can change later in PS.

3.) Flash has also something to do with lively, fine and smooth skin tone it would also help highlighting subject by darkening the background a little.
Flash Setting : use diffuser and manual 1/128 for softer effect.
For indoor set your flash shutter speed to low to maintain ambient light effect, you can also use tripod to maintain sharpness.

4.) Metering mode : for portrait you can use SPOT to get correct exposure from model's face.
5.) Focusing : Im using AF-S, single so I can do lock and recompose my frame.
6.) Camera mode : for newbie I suggest to use A (Aperture Priority), but I'm highly motivating all to use manual mode to control your exposure especially during back light and flash combination.

Always remember:
Framed, focused in the eye, give model a sweet smile, and shoot! Hit

Hope this will help, and have a nice day!

See you all around

Regards,
Denzil Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:54 am

Thanks for sharing..

are you a 100% raw shooter sir?
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:24 am

wow, nice infos, hope you can teach that personally, hehe
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:44 am

Sir Denzil, are these settings preferably for portraits or puwede din po ito sa iba?
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:29 pm

TFS sir denzil
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:23 am

Thanks to all yes Im 100% RAW shooter, this settings is applicable not only in portrait but in all if you're using RAW. all you need to vary in PS later is the color mode, white balance, contrast etc. meron kasi kanya2x use yung color mode if portrait, landscapes etc.

Sure you I can share during the activities Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:55 pm

i found out that being a 100% raw shooter takes out about just 150php a month for storage!
and that's cheap for the quality and other experiments you can get from raw shooting!
of course since storage devices are getting cheaper and cheaper, soon it'll just be too good to shoot in raw
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:11 pm

agree kaya meron akong 3 1T sa bahay Hit
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:45 pm

same here... shooting raw just has too many advantages and i agree that storage cost isn't that heavy on the pocket as the way it used to be...

i have 2x 1TB, 1x 300Gb, and 1x 200Gb ... and i think it's time to get me another 1TB soon Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:50 pm

TFS sir.. I'll try this out in my next photoshoot.. I hope to be able to join in your Lakambini photoshoot when I'm in Manila in January 2010.. Hopefully, mataon may PS sched kau that time..
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:33 pm

denz... question sa mga aperture at shutter speed

anu ang starting settings mo or favorite settings kasi gumagamit ka ng 85mm ang aperture mo ba widest opening ba?
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:50 pm

hayok wrote:
denz... question sa mga aperture at shutter speed

anu ang starting settings mo or favorite settings kasi gumagamit ka ng 85mm ang aperture mo ba widest opening ba?

Good question sa aperture, since hindi pro lens yung 85mm F1.8 hindi ako gumagamit ng 1.8 kasi merong error sya sa focusing medyo soft sya unlike sa 85mm F1.4 kahit f1.4 sharp parin so I always use F2.8 pag low light tlga hanggan f2.2 para well focused parin.

sa Shutter speed depende sa exposure na gusto ko nag babago yan kasi nka manual mode ako lagi then tip ko pag ok light use the lowest ISO 100 para highest quality parin malinis walang noise Smile

Basta pag aralan mlng lens mo meron strength and weakness yan kahit yung mga pro Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:18 pm

this a a great source of information talaga.... keep it up guys!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:45 am

useful info. thank sir.
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:31 pm

Quote :
Color Mode : use mode II (Adobe RGB) this will give natural colors, but you also need to adjust later in PS for example:
Color mode in Photoshop :
For portrait : Use Color mode I --> this is my secret for natural,fresh and fair skin tone this will also highlight green,blue and lessen yellow,red.
For Landscapes : Use Color mode III --> this is more warmer and high saturation, will also highlight red,yellow,orange.
For Natural and simple : Use Color mode II --> the most natural color mode.

Hi Sir Denz, question ko lang po kung paano ko gagawin ang settings na ito sa D90 kasi walang color mode III sa D90 ang meron sya ay color space : sRGB at Adobe RGB.
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PostSubject: Re: Camera settings   Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:18 pm

awesome! thanks sir denzil sa dagdag kaalaman Thumbs Up
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