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post processing notes

Physical attributesCropRotateColor/BrightnessSet levels using histogram (shadows/darks, mid-tones, highlights/fill)BrightnessContrastSaturationTemperatureColor BalanceWhite BalanceCharacteristicsExposureRecoveryVibrancySharpnessClean Up using Clone and BandiadNoise reduction

ricoh gr setup

EquipmentRicoh GR 16.2 MP Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LED Backlit (Black)Eye-Fi Mobi 32GB SDHC Class 10 Wireless Memory CardEye-Fi 16GB Pro X2 SDHC Class 10 Wireless Flash Memory CardRicoh DB-65 Rechargeable BatteryGGS Optical Glass LCD Screen Protector 3 inches for Digital CamerasCustom SettingsMY-AutosDefault: Av, f/8; Continuous off; Multi AF; Snap Focus Distance 5m, full press snap on; ISO Auto-Hi (up to 3200); manual flash; AFL Focus Multi AFStreet: Tv, 1/250, Continuous on; Focus Snap; Snap Focus Distance 5m, full press snap on; ISO Auto-Hi (up to 3200); manual flash; AFL Focus Multi AF; monitor offB&W: Shooting mode Auto, B&WFunction ButtonsDefault: Target zoomDefault: TimerDefault: Effect

photography basics

ReferenceTony Northrup’s DSLR eBook: How to Create Stunning Digital PhotographyEric Kim Street PhotographyThe Golden Triangle:  ISO, Shutter Speed, and ApertureISOWhat it controls: Sensitivity to light.How it is measured: Low ISO numbers are less sensitive to light than higher ISO numbers. 400 is twice as sensitive as 200, etc.  How to use it:  Use a low ISO for bright light conditions, high ISO for dark conditions.  Higher ISO allows faster shutter speeds or smaller aperture, but higher ISO introduces more noise.Shutter SpeedWhat it controls:  Amount of time the shutter remains open.How it is measured:  In fractions of a second (or seconds).How to use it:  Use slow shutter speed for low light (but can cause blur if the camera shakes or there is motion); fast shutter speed for motion.  ApertureWhat it controls:  Size of hole in lens, lets more or less light through to the sensor. How it is measured:  Expressed in focal ratio to the lenth of the lens from the sensor.  Inverse relations…