Hi Dave! One question I would really love some advice on! - I shoot strobe out on location a lot. When looking on the back of my 5D2, images always look fine exposure wise. However when I look back at them on the computer, they are always over exposed. So I was wondering, to help you gauge a good exposure when shooting on location without the aid of a monitor, what 'Picture Style' and LCD brightness setting do you have your 5D2 set at when shooting generally? Hope you can help, Thank you!
i use “landscape” picture style when shooting, which is a little contrasty, but its always a pleasant surprise to open the files in raw, later, and see how much more room I have in terms of highlights, etc. the more u shoot with a camera, the more trust u will have in the LCD screen. i always leave my screen at medium brightness, even in the sun. i feel it can be deceiving when turned up to full brightness
Hi Dave, what do you use in terms of monitor color calibration when editing your images? hope you can help! Thanks!
i don’t use any calibration. i feel like every monitor and phone and iPad look so different, i hardly see the point
What's the best way to get a modeling agency to lend you a model when you don't have a great deal to show for yourself when starting out in photography, but want to expand your portfolio?
there are a lot of smaller agencies who are willing to work with newer photogs. maybe start building your portfolio with attractive friends first, and then it shouldn’t be too hard
What do you feel is the best white balance for the camera when shooting with strobes? - Also do you tend to make your contrast/color adjustments in capture one, or mainly bring the images in flat and work in photoshop? Thanks!
i usually leave it on daylight WB with strobes, close enough most of the time. i only use capture one on set, when tethered. i open the raw files in photoshop, pretty flat, when working on the final images.
What's the best way to create lens flairs for images?
get a few different led flashlights and point them into the camera in a dark room, then use Multiply blend mode in photoshop. or better yet, try to get real lens flares in camera. the less photoshop the better!