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Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 06-30-2016, 11:33 AM  
printing black and white photos
Posted By jatrax
Replies: 15
Views: 1,316
Big difference between an ink-jet document printer and a printer designed for photo printing. Others may disagree but I've never seen any laser output I thought was good enough to hang.

I suggest you look at fine art inkjet printers, either Cannon or Epson. Look for ones that have multiple black/grey inks. I currently use a Cannon Pro-1 which has 5 different 'black' inks.

I use Red River paper, mostly Aurora art white or Arctic Polar Luster. They also have a rather nice metallic if you like that. But paper is going to be very subjective and there are lots of good companies providing it. Most important is find a few types you like and then learn how to print on it. This takes some time and getting all your settings right.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-20-2016, 01:08 AM  
Landscape Grand Canyon in B&W
Posted By GeoJerry
Replies: 6
Views: 496
A black and white view of the Grand Canyon. This shot was taken from Navajo Point, in the eastern portion of the park.

Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-12-2014, 07:41 AM  
Landscape Rocky Mountain Road Shots
Posted By daacon
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Have not posted or commented in a while - all part of the February winter blahs :lol:. We did get away last weekend , albeit it was brutally cold still managed a few photo opps. As many times as we have been to Banff , it's not often at all I stop on the highway to take some shots from the highway. This time I did stop in a couple of places.

#1 - cropped this one to a more panoramic view and decided on BW DA* 16-50

#2 - I like the look of the clouds in this one. DA* 12-24
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 02-11-2014, 09:40 PM  
Best lens for museums and car shows?
Posted By dms
Replies: 25
Views: 2,266
BTW Southlander a really impressive set of pictures you have there. I particularly liked the combination of the planes, the building, and the viewing public. Well done!
Forum: Welcomes and Introductions 02-10-2014, 11:40 AM  
Hello from Edinburgh
Posted By Porthos
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Just a short message to introduce myself. Hoping to get involved with the forum and enhance my knowledge of all things Pentax...

Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-29-2014, 07:46 AM  
Travel European Travels
Posted By london.paul1
Replies: 3
Views: 451
I am still getting around to posting my favorites from a European trip that I took to Flickr (I just joined last month).

This was the first trip that I ever took with a DSLR, and I shot in manual mode most of the time. It was a great learning experience and really forced me to get to know my camera, although I do see some EXIF info from some of these and wish I could do it over again!! Here are a few...

Forum: Photo Critique 01-26-2014, 08:59 PM  
Architecture Jim Palmer Statue at Camden Yards
Posted By MadMathMind
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Click the image for a larger (1680x1080) version.

I shot this while in Baltimore for a conference. I had some time away and wandered into the ballpark, just a few minutes walk from the convention center and my hotel. This was shot in the late afternoon (4pm), so the lighting was not optimal, being on the far right side of the image. I went back on two different mornings, but unfortunately, the monument section of the park had been closed off, so I was unable to get a photo in better light! Drat!

Shot with an old manual focus K-mount 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/2.0, I think. (Sadly, the f-stop for anything before A series is not recorded in EXIF.) I didn't get the bokeh I expected from this, but actually, I think it's almost about right. The background is blurry enough not to detract but sharp enough for the sign to be readable and the site recognizable. Any technique I could have used to make it better? (Aside from getting closer--impossible or opening up to the not-so-sharp 1.4?)

Other suggestions? Lighting (it wasn't so good...) or angle?

Forum: Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 01-11-2014, 10:47 AM  
New Owner RAW question
Posted By Miguel
Replies: 8
Views: 752
If you are using a K-3 and Aperture please be aware that Apple hasn't updated the OS profiles to include the K-3. Until that happens, PEF files won't be recognized. DNG files will have issues, but there is a semi-fix. Run your DNG files through Adobe's DNG converter free application and then import into Aperture.
Search the forum for more info.

Re: color space & Raw, the in camera setting is irrelevant. But you then have to choose a color space for final output. sRGB has a smaller gamut than AdobeRGB which in turn has a smaller gamut than ProPhoto. It is better to work downward from the latter and then export in the appropriate color space to the requirements. sRGB for the web and outsourced printing; AdobeRGB for home printing if your monitor and printer can handle it. ProPhoto as a baseline working space.

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