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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Luminar 4 September 27, 2020
    Yes indeed. It has been true ever since digital dark rooms came into being. The later versions have become more sophisticated. The paintings were always the artist's interpretation for that matter. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:30 pm
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Luminar 4 September 27, 2020
    This reminds me of the age old discussion of whether enhancements enrich photography or detract from it. RAW files have too much capacity for one to set the camera perfectly. So we have programs like Lightroom and Capture One to provide the rest of the settings. Luminar 4 seems different. I guess the end product […]
    jbtaylor
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Luminar 4 September 26, 2020
    You can replace any element in your photo with one of your own. If you have a beautiful sky and need to replace the ho-humbeach, it can be done. It is not a preset of enhancement/adjustment. It is literally replacing the original sky with a new image.The AI portion detects where the horizon is, and […]
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Luminar 4 September 26, 2020
    Is there a stock beach that you could use as well? Is the stock sky a preset of enhancements to your original or is it a replacement?Thanks,JTStatistics: Posted by jbtaylor — Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:36 pm
    jbtaylor
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: A99-2 September 26, 2020
    A99-II + 500F8Statistics: Posted by ValeryD — Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:11 am
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

SEASON’S BEST wishes from David and Shirley here at photoclubalpha! You know how the pursuit of photography can take over your plans? Well, we were offered a short break in Portugal (inspection visit terms, 2 hours wasted time and iron constitution to resist sales pitch) and took it up for the week before the holiday. . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

ACR 4.3.1 hasn’t solved A700 high ISO mush problems

After reading Andrea Nivini’s article in Italian Tutti Fotografi, December 2007, which launches an attack on Adobe’s Camera Raw plug-in and its handling of many camera types – but specifically, the Sony Alpha 700 – I decided to check out whether the December 5th release, ACR 4.3.1, fixed the problems.

. . . → Read More: ACR 4.3.1 hasn’t solved A700 high ISO mush problems

UK Sony Alpha 700 cashback until Jan 31

Take your passion for photography to the next level with the most advanced digital SLR camera from Sony to date. Until 31 January 2008 you can claim up to £150 cashback on the new A700 DSLR.

This information is from the Sony UK website with some explanatory additions.

. . . → Read More: UK Sony Alpha 700 cashback until Jan 31

True detail vs. fake sharpness

It’s the same on every web forum – if you post a digital picture which would be acceptable to a photo library or professional buyer, half a dozen grumpy one-liners will come out saying ‘That don’t look sharp to me’ or ‘there must be something wrong with your XXX’ (fill in D300, A700, E-3, D3, . . . → Read More: True detail vs. fake sharpness

Win an Alpha 700 kit in Sony’s new UK contest

The Sony Alpha Unseen Britain Challenge has embarked on its campaign to capture never seen before images of Britain with renowned photographer and climber Mike Robertson. Commissioned by Sony, Mike will tour the country scaling new heights and legendary landmarks to create totally new and exciting photographic images using the new Sony Alpha 700 (α700) . . . → Read More: Win an Alpha 700 kit in Sony’s new UK contest