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#1 Sixx

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:39 AM

learning all over again!! New system...different uploading!!

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man, what a pain!!  Had a Dell, now HP. gotta figure out how to load from camera to photobucket to here & ebay!!  Geez!! My feeble brain isn't working too well !!!!



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:21 AM

Nice photo and model.

 

What's your photo setup? What background and lighting? Camera?

 

The pic is nice and sharp, but the depth of field is off. What f stop did you use?

 

I have one of those table top studio things with a mesh cloth light tent and florescent studio lights. My camera from my other hobby is a Canon 7D. I shoot my models at around f/22 to keep everything in focus.

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:08 AM

Nice photo and model.

 

What's your photo setup? What background and lighting? Camera?

 

The pic is nice and sharp, but the depth of field is off. What f stop did you use?

 

I have one of those table top studio things with a mesh cloth light tent and florescent studio lights. My camera from my other hobby is a Canon 7D. I shoot my models at around f/22 to keep everything in focus.

 

Dale

Hey Dale!  Well, it's not the problem with the pics...I took that shot, my wife is WAY better at it than me! The problem is I've got a new computer, an HP, use to have a Dell. Uploading from my camera to puter was fairly easy. Loaded to photobucket, then to here or ebay. This HP has me doing it totally different, so I gotta learn a new way now. I am NOT a tech savvy person...my brain just doesn't think in those terms!  Heck, I'm still trying to figure out my stooped cell phone!!! LOL !  Like I said, my wife usually does the pics...that's her hobby!!!



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:05 AM

I do a lot of digital photography and I'm active in a forum for that hobby (don't tell those folks I called it a hobby). We find that people who have trouble with computers and cameras are dumping the photos directly from the camera to the computer. Since these are different animals they sometimes don't seem to like each other. The best compromise is to get a media card reader and plug it into the usb port of your computer. Remove the card from the camera and insert it into the reader and let the computer do it's thing. That way they don't have to talk to each other. Kinda like a hooker in a dark alley. When the computer is done, it might ask if you want to erase the card. If it does, tell it NO... Put the card in the camera and have the camera format it. Cameras know that stuff better than computers do.

 

Have fun.

 

Disclaimer: I use nothing but Macs. My wife has a nice HP laptop, but Windows is the most irritating thing I've ever had to deal with, including superglue. Every time I turn it on I have to sit through 20 minutes of updates between Microsoft and Kaspersky.

 

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

If it's a Window's 8 computer, do yourself a grand favor and download Start Menu 8.  It is a free program that gives you a pretty much FULLY functional start menu...not a courtesy joke like in Windows 8.1 update.

 

Once you have a real start menu, you should have "Computer" as a selection...which is the equivelent of "My Computer" on some of the older systems.  Plug in the camera, go to Start>Computer>Locate your camera on that list of drives, click it,  find the "DCIM" folder, and that should be that.  99.9% of the time, you will find all your pictures right there.  Sounds like a lot of steps but, really not much more difficult than posting on a forum such as our great MCM forum.

 

If that isn't your cup of tea, Dale is certainly your go to man. His method is pretty well bulletproof.  And, it is, after all, coming from someone on the photography side.  And the best part, if it is a new "new" computer, then it probably already has a built in card reader.  :)


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:04 PM

learning all over again!! New system...different uploading!!

P1012303_zps1faff217.jpg

 

man, what a pain!!  Had a Dell, now HP. gotta figure out how to load from camera to photobucket to here & ebay!!  Geez!! My feeble brain isn't working too well !!!!

HP are great computers but l have a new one and do not like windows 8. l am getting to where l really don't like change...



#7 Sixx

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:51 AM

I hear ya Carl, don't really like windows 8 either! I don't play well with electronic stuff!! LOL !



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:25 AM

I just bought a Mac laptop pro. NEVER going back to windows ever again..... Never.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:35 AM

I just bought a Mac laptop pro. NEVER going back to windows ever again..... Never.

Welcome to the 10% club... ;)

 

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:20 AM

Now I know how Beta users felt!