Figured out how to record the menu screen on the D750 so I thought I'd mumble my way through the steps needed to get you shooting and once set up, looking at the world in Black and White through using the Live View option of your camera screen...enjoy?
It may have come to your attention, over these last 5 months that I have been pretty busy getting my head around a lot of different shooting techniques, software and new chunks of shiny hardware and really it's all in preparation for a bit of an adventure I'll be off on in about 4 weeks time as from then on I can't see myself having a spare moment for at least the following 12 months at which point I will be hurling myself into my 7th decade..let's all bow our heads for a minutes silence here...7th decade.... aye caramba, thank heavens I've still got my good looks and nothings fallen off yet....ahem...
So, as I am getting more and more 'old stuff' faffed and tickled into some kind of retail shape I thought I'd let you know where I'm up to image wise. If you are that solitary reader who has managed to part the clouds of Guff that hang about this place like a Saharan dust storm smog, you'll remember that I always say..queue funny voice 'Always squirrel away lots of files when it's sunny so during the dross months of winter you'll have somethign to give a good old spanking to and not have to watch telly' Well as I've switched systems from the Steam powered Dell that wheezed it's way through a stack of adjustment layers to Hal, the all powerful pixel muncher..I discovered that, probably like a lot of Squirrels out there, that I'd saved any number of image files in completely random folders all over the place, workflow now is of the sensible kind but as I was switching from Lightroom to Photoshop to Bridge and back stuff was being hoicked all over the show in a multi format unfathomable morrass... after many tears things seem to be making far more sense..new Catalogue in LR5, bring in images from various hard drives..Lightroom to Photoshop then saved to Lightroom and exported via presets from Lightroom to their life on the net. (for the non photographer who may have just read that last passage, it's what we in the trade call Photoshop Bollocks..) So alamy, Getty and redbubble are getting fed on a constant conveyor of tasty jpegs 500px gets some exclusives now and then..they are licencing some of my images now as well as doing prints, downloads and canvas things. Now that Getty has given up on flickr I'll probably stick the odd image on just to let folk I've not passed on, nearly my 7th decade lets not forget...so here are some motorbikes from a stack of files I've had hanging around for a while
Over in my New Images you'll find some of the shots I took 'Down on the farm'. Mixture of daylight and flash with the emphasis on wide open apertures and looking for the natural light in the subject matter.
Worldwide Photowalkers still a few spots left..we will be taking in all the delights of the Victoria Baths in Chorlton on Medlock with it's steam rooms, Victoriana and cubicles, lots of photo opps
Film buffs, especially the 120 roll variety might be intrested in the fact that I've got a lot of expired 120 roll film going up on ebay at 7 tonight..fuji, kodak, mono and pro colour, mail me and I'll send you a link if you want. Right lots to do...studio courses, selling stuff and the like , back soon.
Okay, dear reader, I know you are now wondering why there isn't a big dollop of free lensing images appearing..but something else from left field... well with the bustle and hustle jiggling a lens and camera whilst trying to compose a shot on the streets of Manchester was a bit more tricky than I first envisaged...tripod needed , free's up one hand for other camera tickling whilst other hand jiggles lens...so out with a tripod next time...it actually does make more sense....so...I've brought forward something else I had a mind to do and that was in camera multiple exposures.....
Yes..lets go all a bit wibbly wobblly timey whimey and go back to the good old days when a double exposure on my Leicaflex just meant holding the film release button on the baseplate whilst forwarding the lever to cock the shutter again for another exposure on the same frame... piece of thingy... now though it's a delve into the menu system and on the D700 and a lot of other Nikons it's right there in the shooting menu...multiple exposure but...here we go again...it defaults back to normal shooting once you've done the exposure ..so you have to go back in again...blah de blah...boring!!! But, those dear folk at Nikon have the 'My Menu section' where you can add you're most loved functions and menu items....just go to dd to my menu go back into the shooting bank add it and well...hey presto, easy to use, just take the shot and then hit the OK button with the item highlighted and off you go again.....I knew this old menu stuff would be handy...alright I also have the commander menu in there as well but that's for another time..... so... here's a few shots from a quickish toddle around Cottonopolis this afternoon..downloaded into LR5 for a quick waft and then on here..no layer work or Photoshop tomfoolery, straight out of the camera (if you ignore the LR5 bit) and onto here.....
So all 'In Camera' with the merest whiff of Lightroom..you can be off and having a look at things differently...this is only a small selection I'll be putting up a full blown gallery in the Galleries section at some point but these will do for now....any questions???? Get stuck in then.....
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...