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New to Photography. Question about settings.

clark77494
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I just purchased a Canon EOS Rebel T5 to do Real Estate photography. For outside photos I want to set it to ISO 400, f/5.6 and let the camera determine the shutter speed. On the inside I want to set the camera to f/7.1 ISO 200 wih no flash, and also let the camera determine the shutter speed. I have a tripod so slow shutter speeds should not be a problem. I have a 18mm-55mm lens that came with the camera. I have two years video production training so I know how to setup a motion picture camera, just never took stills except with my Iphone.

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@clark77494 wrote:

Scott,

I was able to get it working in AV mode. What I was doing wrong is there is a light scale in the middle of the menu that goes from minus 4 to plus 4. I moved the pointer from minus 4 until it was at Zero on the scale and that fixed the lighting problem. Now the shutter speed is 4.5 seconds, except now it is taking phenomenal photos.  I haven’t reduced the photos yet, will work on that tomorrow.

Clark,


When in Av mode the 'light scale' becomes your exposure compensation display. You use exposure compensation when there is lighting that confuses the camera's built in metering. If the built in metering is giving you too dark a photo add some + exposure compensation, if portions of the photo are over exposed you would use - exposure compensation. Canon's evaluative metering is pretty good, so you won't need to mess with exposure compensation very often. 

Good to know. Also I noticed there is a setting for light Temperature. Most houses have CFLs I tend to replace the lights with Halogen lights which tend to last longer and don't contain mercury. I'm thinking of leasing Photoshop for $10 per month. The Software that came with the camera "Picture Style Editor" Works really well except it saves the photo in an unusable format. It puts the photo in PF3 format which I cannot view in any other program. I tried opening it in Corel PaintShop Pro and the software won't open it.


@clark77494 wrote:
Good to know. Also I noticed there is a setting for light Temperature. Most houses have CFLs I tend to replace the lights with Halogen lights which tend to last longer and don't contain mercury. I'm thinking of leasing Photoshop for $10 per month. The Software that came with the camera "Picture Style Editor" Works really well except it saves the photo in an unusable format. It puts the photo in PF3 format which I cannot view in any other program. I tried opening it in Corel PaintShop Pro and the software won't open it.

1. LEDs are more efficient than halogens and are a good value, now that their prices have plummeted.

 

2. The Picture Style Editor is not a photo editor; it's a way of creating idiosyncratic "picture styles" that can supposedly make editing go faster. I've never used it, and you don't need it either. Canon's photo editor is "Digital Photo Professional". It comes with Canon's DSLRs and should work well for you, especially if you shoot in RAW mode. If you process a huge number of pictures, or get tired of DPP's slowness, you could try Adobe's Lightroom, which isn't prohibitively expensive. Many people who use Photoshop don't need it. Those who do need it tend to be high-end graphics designers or photographers doing fairly specialized work.

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

Robert, Thank you for letting me know about "Digital Photo Professional" When I loaded it into Windows 10 it was hidden on the recently added bar. It seems to work very well. The number one problem is taking photos of Bathrooms because of the mirrors. What I was going to try to resolve this was take a photo in the opposite direction and try to match the two photos so the tripod and camera are hidden. Lightroom 6 is $150. For $10 a month I can lease both Lightroom and Photoshop which is not a bad deal. Clark,


@clark77494 wrote:
Robert, Thank you for letting me know about "Digital Photo Professional" When I loaded it into Windows 10 it was hidden on the recently added bar. It seems to work very well. The number one problem is taking photos of Bathrooms because of the mirrors. What I was going to try to resolve this was take a photo in the opposite direction and try to match the two photos so the tripod and camera are hidden. Lightroom 6 is $150. For $10 a month I can lease both Lightroom and Photoshop which is not a bad deal. Clark,

I suppose that depends upon your perspective, on whether or not renting the software is a good deal, or not.  I would much rather pay for the perpetual license for just Lightroom, instead of renting the programs indefenitiely.

 

As Bob noted, if you use Lightroom, most people do not need or use Photoshop.  Lightroom is comparable to Canon's DPP, except on steroids.  It is a very useful and powerful tool.  It far outperforms DPP. 

 

Photoshop is most useful for creating images.  I very rarely find need or reason to dive into Photoshop with my photos, not unless I'm trying to remove something, or create something in the image.

 

Kensico Dam Reflecting Pool, Valhalla, NY

 

 

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These are actually two separate images taken in continuous shooting mode.  It was very late on a winter afternoon, which tends to paint things red..  The second shot only has the woman removed from the image, without much more in the way of post processing.  It was more of an experiment than anything.  "Can I do this?"

 

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"The right mouse button is your friend."

There are differences between Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC. They may or may not be important to you. 

 

1. From a feature standpoint LR6 was frozen in April 2015. If LR6 does all you want (i.e. you won't upgrade to LR7) then the subscription plan probably doesn't make sense for you. If you will update, and assuming a two year update cycle, the standalone version will cost you about $5 a month over those four years. 

 

2. The Lightroom CC subscription, in addition to rolling updates with new features, also gives you the ability to edit RAW images on your iPad and sync them to your desktop computer using Lightroom mobile. 

 

I follow a number of photography forums (fora?). The purchase/subscription discussions are many. I would be curious to know how many of the anti-CC folks lease cars or rent an apartment. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic


@jrhoffman75 wrote:


I would be curious to know how many of the anti-CC folks lease cars or rent an apartment. 


Or fly on a commercial airline, or take a toll road, or go out to a movie, or take a cruise, etc.

jrhoffman,
I am all for leasing as long as people are leasing from me! I have 12 rental houses that people lease from me. I don't lease my car or lease an Apartment. I am leasing Office 365 software since I use it every day at $8.00 per month and I lease an Email address at the same price. Software is consistently being upgraded and instead of purchasing it every year I think it's better to just Lease it. Software I don't use every day I rather just buy it outright. My CPA was shocked when I told her I still use QuickBooks 2001. Don't see a reason to upgrade. It works just fine for me!

Clark,

One problem with renting PS or LR is what do you do after you stop?  If you have a bunch of photos saved as an Adobe .psd, they will be difficult to impossible to view.  You must make sure you save everything, or export, as a.tiff or .jpg.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

Photoshop hasn't been available as a stand alone purchase for several years. If someone decides to end their Photoshop CC subscription they would/should only do that if they have already worked out a plan. If someone has a legacy version of a standalone PS version and they don't care about new PS features and are OK converting via DNG for unsupported cameras then they can choose not to subscribe. 

 

As as far as Lightroom CC goes a user has full access to all images that have been processed. No new images can be processed and no processed images can be modified. If the plan is to end the subscription and purchase LR as a standalone there is no impact. If the plan is to stop using LR and adopt a new product it is no different using subscription or standalone. 

 

From Adobe site:

 

What happens to my photos if I end my membership?
You'll still have access to all your photos on your local hard drive through Lightroom for the desktop. You can continue to import and organize photos as well as output your edited photos through Export, Publish, Print, Web, or Slideshow. Access to the Develop & Map modules and Lightroom for mobile are not available after your membership ends.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic
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