B&W workflow: free video tutorial from Luminous Landscapes

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Pelao, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Thanks for sharing Pelao.

    Very entertaining and informative. Must say though these two fellas certainly like their tangents and segues, as much as they do their Camera Raw and Lightroom :wink: Having said that the "10,000 hours" lesson, really gave me something to think about, and that was a tangent about three hops out...
     
  3. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Ya, they do wander around a bit. Reichmann's point about knowing a piece of software very well, rather than jumping from one to another, is a useful reminder. There are many great tools available, but it would be difficult to master more than a few unless you were doing so full time. Better, I think, to learn one well and spend the rest of the time actually shooting.
     
  4. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    olli
    And what is true of software is also true of hardware:smile:
     
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  5. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Now that's fighting talk! :big grin:

    But so true. For just over a year now I have intentionally restricted myself to one camera and sett of lenses. It has been incredibly liberating. I have always considered myself to be very effective with my gear, but this has been raised to new levels: I know the camera and lens combinations inside out across a range of situations. My eye has become more practiced and my techniques much better, and faster.

    I now know the true limits of this camera and lens combination. I have always chosen gear very thoughtfully, but this too has been given more focus. I will base my next buys even more closely on features essential to what and how I shoot.
     
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  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I couldn't agree more with Olli and how Pelao develops the point.
    I never learned my film cameras (or film techniques) properly and when I got a digital P&S in 2006 it took me two years to learn how to fool it into taking the shots I wanted.
    It's now taken about eighteen months to learn how the E-P2 with just it's 17mm kit lens works, let alone all the other lens I've accumulated, and I'm still not finished learning about the E-P2/17 ... and now I have a DP2s as well to try and understand ...
     
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  7. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Thanks for the link Pelao! I enjoyed watching it. Informative indeed. I have so much more to learn about LR for sure.
     
  8. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Me too. I have been using it since version one, and like it very much. The latest version added a lot of capability and I feel I am not making the most of it.