Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Extension tubes

I've finally got my Kenko extension tubes and am really pleased with them. I have had a go with them this afternoon for about 15 mins and really like the effects you can get, especially with flowers and small animals.
I will post some pictures here soon of what I've achieved!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Colour space in Lightroom

I have had trouble getting photos exported from Lightroom to look the same as the photos displayed in Lightroom. The images seemed to lack colour saturation, the colours seemed to shift in their hue slightly and the contrast was reduced.

I realised that in the export mode you can set which colour space you wish to use when exporting the photos. I was using the standard 1998 setting. I tried using the sRGB setting and have got much better results so far. I have been warned however that using this setting can result in a loss of image quality but so far I am yet to see exactly what this means. I have actually set a colour space using a screen calibration device but I haven't worked out how I can use this colour space when exporting! Any ideas anyone? It's not coming up as an option when I export from Lightroom.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Trouble with Ebay!

Having trouble with an E-Bay company at the moment. I bought a set of Kenko extension tubes from sighterz-uk on 13th June and worryingly they still haven't arrived. I emailed them to let them know and they have been pretty good at keeping in touch which makes me think they're a legitimate company (with good feedback scores too). But still no tubes!

A bit disappointing but will keep you posted!

Hoping to do a bit of photography today as I haven't had my hand in for three weeks now!