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Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« on: June 18, 2013, 12:40:34 PM »
If you are interested in reading Alien Skin's little feature on me and my use of Exposure in my workflow, have a look here:

http://blog.alienskin.com/dustin-abbott

Love the software, by the way....
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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 02:45:40 PM »
Here's another little piece from this month's Popular Science on me and the 6D:

http://www.popsci.com/behindthescenes/dustinabbott

Sorry to plug these, but no one else besides photographers even care  8)
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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 02:53:28 PM »
Nice pieces, I like the first one.

But in the PopSci...wow, that photo makes you look kinda like you're going to take that BWL and beat me into a pulp with it, and then move onto the rest of the CR folks  :o
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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 03:11:58 PM »
Nice pieces, I like the first one.

But in the PopSci...wow, that photo makes you look kinda like you're going to take that BWL and beat me into a pulp with it, and then move onto the rest of the CR folks  :o

Sorry to scare you ;D
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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 03:43:43 PM »
Thanks for sharing!  But clearly they're misquoting you, because anyone on these forums knows that "a phenomenal dynamic range" (from the popsci article) can only be achieved by non-Canon equipment.   ::)

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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 04:49:17 PM »
Thanks for sharing!  But clearly they're misquoting you, because anyone on these forums knows that "a phenomenal dynamic range" (from the popsci article) can only be achieved by non-Canon equipment.   ::)

Yes, that was obviously the "Nikon/Sony" portion of the interview. ::)  It's actually kind of sad.  I got interviewed for over an hour to provide about six or seven lines of text...and not all of the words are mine...
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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 05:05:38 PM »
Thanks for sharing!  But clearly they're misquoting you, because anyone on these forums knows that "a phenomenal dynamic range" (from the popsci article) can only be achieved by non-Canon equipment.   ::)

Yes, that was obviously the "Nikon/Sony" portion of the interview. ::)  It's actually kind of sad.  I got interviewed for over an hour to provide about six or seven lines of text...and not all of the words are mine...

Hmmm...can't you call them up and say "this isn't what I actually said, fix it"? Because if they actually are putting words there that you didn't say, that ain't right. If it was comment _around_ your quotes, that's something different, but that's not what I see.
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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 12:55:10 AM »
Here's another little piece from this month's Popular Science on me and the 6D:

http://www.popsci.com/behindthescenes/dustinabbott

Sorry to plug these, but no one else besides photographers even care  8)

I just looked at an email i got from American Photo, clicked on it and recognized your name and face right away. It looks like an add for the 6D with a quote from you & Justin Lowery. Then, when I click on it for more it goes to the POPSCI article. Did they (Canon) give you any $$$$?

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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 10:29:26 AM »
Here's another little piece from this month's Popular Science on me and the 6D:

http://www.popsci.com/behindthescenes/dustinabbott

Sorry to plug these, but no one else besides photographers even care  8)

I just looked at an email i got from American Photo, clicked on it and recognized your name and face right away. It looks like an add for the 6D with a quote from you & Justin Lowery. Then, when I click on it for more it goes to the POPSCI article. Did they (Canon) give you any $$$$?

Thanks for the head's up.  I appreciate you bringing this to my attention, because this is outside the scope of the contract that I signed.
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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 11:33:05 AM »

Sorry to plug these, but no one else besides photographers even care  8)
Nice try on self promotion, bit vain though. Looks like even photographers don't care!!!

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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 11:40:43 AM »

Sorry to plug these, but no one else besides photographers even care  8)
Nice try on self promotion, bit vain though. Looks like even photographers don't care!!!

Thanks for your kind feedback ;D
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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2013, 11:52:27 AM »
If you are interested in reading Alien Skin's little feature on me and my use of Exposure in my workflow, have a look here:

http://blog.alienskin.com/dustin-abbott

Love the software, by the way....

Thanks for sharing the link. I've never heard of Exposure before. It looks interesting, might try it out. I seem to be stuck at the lightroom stage. I'm way to lazy for photoshop so I just leave it looking "good enough". I find LR presets kinda gimmicky and not to my taste.
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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2013, 12:08:23 PM »

Sorry to plug these, but no one else besides photographers even care  8)
Nice try on self promotion, bit vain though. Looks like even photographers don't care!!!

Thanks for your kind feedback ;D
I try. Would be more honest next time since you are taking it well  ;)

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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2013, 12:10:46 PM »
If you are interested in reading Alien Skin's little feature on me and my use of Exposure in my workflow, have a look here:

http://blog.alienskin.com/dustin-abbott

Love the software, by the way....

Thanks for sharing the link. I've never heard of Exposure before. It looks interesting, might try it out. I seem to be stuck at the lightroom stage. I'm way to lazy for photoshop so I just leave it looking "good enough". I find LR presets kinda gimmicky and not to my taste.

I came across it several years ago at version 3.  I had a photographer friend from Mexico who shoots portraiture/weddings almost exclusively, and I just loved the look of his photos (the fact that he shot with the 135L and 35L almost exclusively didn't hurt!).  I asked him about workflow, and he told me about Exposure.  It's a great interface with a ton of flexibility and the ability to customize.  The newest version allows you to see instant previews of all the presets before applying them so gives you a great way to see a starting point for tweaking.

I do use LR presets quite a bit, but they have a limited number of options without the ability to layer, particularly when it comes to applying effects like grain, glow, or halation.
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Re: Alien Skin feature on, well, me... (Dustin Abbott)
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2013, 12:11:32 PM »

Sorry to plug these, but no one else besides photographers even care  8)
Nice try on self promotion, bit vain though. Looks like even photographers don't care!!!

Thanks for your kind feedback ;D
I try. Would be more honest next time since you are taking it well  ;)

By all means, tell me what you really think  ;D  (P.S.  I owe you a debt of thanks.  By writing a snarky comment about my self-promotion, you restored attention to the thread and allowed me a bit more self promotion  ;)
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