I’ve been working with this photo backpack for a few months now and it’s working out great for my needs. Camera can be loaded in from the side for easy grab and shoot. Has pockets on the outside for common used tools like diffusers/reflectors, LED light, etc. for when I need them without having to open up the whole bag. It the Vanguard Up-Rise II 45 Photo Backpack and costs $129.95 at Hunt’s Photo. https://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/detail_page.cfm?productid=UPRISEII45
You may have heard the old saying “the best camera is the one you have with you”. Well on an out-wash from a glacier near Seward, Alaska, all I had was a small point and shoot Canon G16, and made this great image of a cool abstract pattern in the sand.
It’s not about the camera, it’s about identifying good subjects, composing them well, and good post processing.
Whenever I would find a subject to shoot, I would study it, decide which way was best to compose the subject in the frame, and than shoot it.
One day I was processing an image, and I wasn’t happy with the way I had composed the subject, and now had a different vision on how I wished I would have composed it.
The problem is it’s to late now, I couldn’t get back out there to re-shoot the subject that day, and by the time I could get back out in a few days, or a week later, the subject may have changed, or it could have been erased by the environment.
I realized that I needed to take the time to compose subjects in a variety of ways to give myself options, and I’ll decide later when processing the image, which composition worked the best.
So give yourself options, and shoot many different compositions of a subject.
Here is a good example of a subject that I couldn’t decide which way to angle and compose the dark center line of the plant, so I framed it in six different options, and I will decide later which way was best.
Want to know which one I liked best.
I still haven’t decided, but at least I have options.
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Most monitors come out of the box with the brightness set too high and with oversaturated colors – plus they degrade over time. Your display is the window into your digital image, you need to be able to trust it. Spyder5 calibrates your display to an industry color reference standard to ensure your colors are accurate for better print matching. Your image editing will be easier and faster, you’ll spend less time in the “print-edit-print” cycle, and you’ll waste less ink and paper.
I’ve been working with monitors for post processing for 12 years now, and I have never calibrated any of my monitors, but recently I decided it was time to do some calibrating.
I am working with the Datacolor Spyder5Elite Monitor Calibration.
I’m very low tech so I was worried I would have problems setting it up and running it, but even with my limited tech skills, I was easily able to calibrate my monitors.
I was really interested in seeing if it would really make much difference, and in my case, it did make a difference, colors were much richer after calibration.
So I think it was worth it and only wish I would have done it years ago when these products became available.
If you think you would like to calibrate your monitors check out this great product by Datacolor. Here is a link at Hunt’s Photo to purchase the one I have. https://goo.gl/hg3Dso