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Landscape / How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« on: March 07, 2013, 01:44:55 PM »
This is a photo I took at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley right before sunrise this past November. The link below is to download the RAW file from my Dropbox account. It's not an amazing picture, but I am curious to see different landscape editing techniques applied to this photo. Feel free to download the file and edit the picture as you normally would. Also, it would be great if you could post what program(s) and techniques you use to achieve the final result.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Landscape Photography Competitions
« on: December 21, 2012, 01:51:36 PM »
A couple of questions:

1) What are some reputable landscape photography competitions out there that are worth entering?

2) what are your thoughts on submitting photos to online competitions? Are you concerned that they claim the right to display your photos or use them in some other way for their benefit without direct compensation to you?

Thanks for any input.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Color Management for Online Photos
« on: December 19, 2012, 09:13:42 PM »
I am looking for some help with managing colors on photos I post online. My photos are basically all of landscapes and when I post them to some online competitions the colors look horrible and muddy. I have a calibrated monitor and my prints turn out well for the most part, but I don't know what to do to make sure the colors look right when they are posted online.

Any tips? Thanks in advance.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Max Print Size for Landscapes
« on: November 10, 2012, 01:17:27 AM »
I am wondering if some light could be shed on the max useable print size for landscapes taken with a 5dii/5diii. I have looked over another post on this forum that discussed this topic and have read some of the links provided, but am still left wondering a few things:

          1) The link that was given referencing a tutorial on Adorama's website suggested that the print size be limited to the pixel dimensions divided by 135. That would give a roughly 42" x 28" print (rounded up) printed at 240 dpi for the 5d mark ii. My question is, how accurate is that assumption? What if I print at 300 dpi?

          2) How much of an advantage does someone using a d800 (or for that matter a 46mp Canon when the time comes) have over someone using a 5dii when printing at say 45" x 30" or 60" x 40"? Anyone with experience printing landscapes from a d800 vs. a 5dii/iii?

          3) What do you find the best program is to enlarge landscape photos? I have Perfect Resize 7, but have found that I like the results from CS6 better. I feel that Perfect Resize 7 gives results that look more like a painting (on the screen, I have never printed one of these to a 60" x 40" size, so maybe it looks better than CS6 once it is printed), but I really don't know a lot about the program and only use basic settings. Am I missing something there?

          4) I know that a common answer to the question of how large can you print a photo is, "It depends." I would like to get a more specific answer from someone that commonly does print large, high-detail landscape photos. How large are you willing to print landscapes taken with a 5dii/iii?

Thank you in advance for any responses to any of the above questions!

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Professional Landscape Photography
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:30:39 AM »
I am wondering if anyone (preferably a professional landscape photographer) can shed some light on a few things:

1) How did you get your foot in the door in that industry?

2) How were you able to build up your name and get to a point where you can make some real money?
3) Have you found your Canon gear to be enough or do you use medium-format digital?

Thanks in advance.

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