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Old Aug-23-2010, 01:52 PM
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I'm wondering if there has been consideration given to creating a forum to feature photos that have been post-processed in specific styles (Orton effects, impressionism, expressionism, non-realistic HDR, etc.)--maybe even to the point where some may consider the work to be graphic design or art.
We do consider each request and regarding this type of request, no. We won't create forums for specific processing techniques. Doing so would create needless clutter and really isn't practical given the huge variety of different techniques.
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Old Aug-23-2010, 02:58 PM
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We do consider each request and regarding this type of request, no. We won't create forums for specific processing techniques. Doing so would create needless clutter and really isn't practical given the huge variety of different techniques.
Makes sense. I wasn't thinking of a forum for each and every type. Just one general forum for all non-traditional styles. Individual threads could handle the various styles as posters saw fit.

But even that may be too much. Thanks for considering it anyway!

Edited to add: I should say that I've been spending much more time in "Other Cool Shots" these last few days and have noticed that in that thread posters and responders are quite amenable to people experimenting with different processing styles. So my concern that there wasn't a spot for this may be unfounded!
Old Aug-24-2010, 10:20 AM
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its easy to create a thread yourself in other cool shots , like ;post all your Orton effects, in here [ for example ]

if it is used enough , they might even make it a sticky
Old Aug-24-2010, 12:15 PM
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Not sure if it is being planned any, but I suggest that the forum be upgraded to vBulletin v4. I understand that it is a major upgrade, but I think the added features are definantly worth it!
Old Aug-24-2010, 12:20 PM
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Not sure if it is being planned any, but I suggest that the forum be upgraded to vBulletin v4. I understand that it is a major upgrade, but I think the added features are definantly worth it!
Thanks for the suggestion. We're excited about the new features as well but until 4 stabilizes, we're going to stick with the current version.
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Old Aug-24-2010, 05:45 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion. We're excited about the new features as well but until 4 stabilizes, we're going to stick with the current version.
makes sense
Old Aug-30-2010, 02:38 AM
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I disagree with you on HDR. A lot of Photographers are getting into it and its a process of its own. In the future, I will only visits sites that have an HDR section. I can see where you would not have a section on "Night Shots" "landscape" "City Walks", etc. But they do not have dedicated software for those types of Photography.
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Old Aug-30-2010, 06:43 AM
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I disagree with you on HDR. A lot of Photographers are getting into it and its a process of its own. In the future, I will only visits sites that have an HDR section. I can see where you would not have a section on "Night Shots" "landscape" "City Walks", etc. But they do not have dedicated software for those types of Photography.
Glenn
Following this, you'd post shots with HDR in the HDR section--what if it's a sports shot? Would you cross post? What about a PJ shot, would that go in PJ or HDR?

Shots should be posted, regardless of their processing technique, in their respective forums.

IF you want to discuss the software for HDR, you can do that in the Finishing School forum. Plenty of folks to help with the wide variety of software available to us.
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Old Sep-03-2010, 01:23 PM
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Lens sample photo archive - second post
I reposted this due to no response the first posting:

Would it be useful here on dgrin, as on other sites, to have a "Lens Sample Photo Archive"?

I personally find them very useful when I'm considering purchase of a new lens. I also like that you can usually tell what body the lens is mounted to. I like to be able to "see" what a lens/body combination produces over a wide swath of photographers.

In the past, I've considered a certain lens/focal length, only to peruse that particular lens photo archive. It became obvious if that lens would be a good tool for a particular need.

Here is a lens sample photo archive from another site for reference.
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Old Sep-03-2010, 01:27 PM
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I reposted this due to no response the first posting:

Would it be useful here on dgrin, as on other sites, to have a "Lens Sample Photo Archive"?

I personally find them very useful when I'm considering purchase of a new lens. I also like that you can usually tell what body the lens is mounted to. I like to be able to "see" what a lens/body combination produces over a wide swath of photographers.

In the past, I've considered a certain lens/focal length, only to peruse that particular lens photo archive. It became obvious if that lens would be a good tool for a particular need.

Here is a lens sample photo archive from another site for reference.
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Old Sep-04-2010, 03:53 PM
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There was a great quote by Erik several pages back about not over moderating the B/S forum. With that in mind I'd like to suggest finally allowing members to mark their own threads *sold* or be allowed to close them. Doc could still zap ones there forever or close them for people who don't know how. Having old threads around and sold items appear active takes a bit of the glow off an otherwise awesome board.
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Old Sep-04-2010, 04:05 PM
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There was a great quote by Erik several pages back about not over moderating the B/S forum. With that in mind I'd like to suggest finally allowing members to mark their own threads *sold* or be allowed to close them. Doc could still zap ones there forever or close them for people who don't know how. Having old threads around and sold items appear active takes a bit of the glow off an otherwise awesome board.
Thanks for the suggestion. We'll take this up amongst ourselves and let you know.
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Old Sep-12-2010, 04:37 AM
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There was a great quote by Erik several pages back about not over moderating the B/S forum. With that in mind I'd like to suggest finally allowing members to mark their own threads *sold* or be allowed to close them. Doc could still zap ones there forever or close them for people who don't know how. Having old threads around and sold items appear active takes a bit of the glow off an otherwise awesome board.
Thanks Jeff - it's always been a software issue. But we'll look into it now with the upgrade. Thanks
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Old Sep-13-2010, 01:01 PM
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Thanks Jeff - it's always been a software issue. But we'll look into it now with the upgrade. Thanks

Thanks Erik!
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Old Sep-27-2010, 09:37 AM
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I noticed Flickr had one..

http://www.flickr.com/groups/hdr/pool/

I think an "HDR & Beyond" will spur some creativity here.

One can only imagine the submissions for contests and exercises!

Old Sep-27-2010, 10:00 AM
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I noticed Flickr had one..

http://www.flickr.com/groups/hdr/pool/

I think an "HDR & Beyond" will spur some creativity here.

One can only imagine the submissions for contests and exercises!

We've been getting this request a lot lately. Let me explain a bit about how we see it.

Similar to Flickr, SmugMug offers an HDR community which you could join. Neither of those are a forum, though, and here on Dgrin we have different concerns about managing our forums. We strive to provide a balance between useable detail and easy simplicity.

So far we haven't seen a reason to make a special forum for HDR. It's one of many tools in your kit. We may as well dedicate a forum to shallow depth of field, or using flashlights to light night scenes. We don't need to clutter up Dgrin with a forum for each of these, and we need to draw a line somewhere. We're happy with the lines we've drawn so far. HDR can go in Landscapes, Other Cool Shots, or really any of the other shots forums, since you can use it in a wide variety of settings.

I hope this helps.
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Old Sep-27-2010, 06:16 PM
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We've been getting this request a lot lately. Let me explain a bit about how we see it.

Similar to Flickr, SmugMug offers an HDR community which you could join. Neither of those are a forum, though, and here on Dgrin we have different concerns about managing our forums. We strive to provide a balance between useable detail and easy simplicity.

So far we haven't seen a reason to make a special forum for HDR. It's one of many tools in your kit. We may as well dedicate a forum to shallow depth of field, or using flashlights to light night scenes. We don't need to clutter up Dgrin with a forum for each of these, and we need to draw a line somewhere. We're happy with the lines we've drawn so far. HDR can go in Landscapes, Other Cool Shots, or really any of the other shots forums, since you can use it in a wide variety of settings.

I hope this helps.
Personally- I don't like skipping from website to website.. I like the fact that dgrin "has it all" under one roof- so to speak.

I don't see HDR as a tool- but rather more of a genre.. like macro, street, and weddings. They *all* use various tools to get to where they want to be.

I will check out the SmugMug HDR community, but feel that a forum here would be beneficial- strictly from the artistic viewpoint.

BTW- you said "We've been getting this request a lot.." and I'm not sure who "we" actually are? Your post count says you must be in or around the "inner sanctum" but I'm not sure.

Old Sep-27-2010, 06:35 PM
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BTW- you said "We've been getting this request a lot.." and I'm not sure who "we" actually are? Your post count says you must be in or around the "inner sanctum" but I'm not sure.

"we" refers to the moderators and admins of the site. If you look at a username, the "bold" names are moderators and the "bold" and "italic" names are admins.

HDR is a tool used to to process an image. Any good image processor uses a variety of tools as required. If it was a genre, what do you do when an image is both sports and HDR? Or if it's a landscape and HDR? What if you used Tilt/Shift techniques, HDR and your shot was a bird in flight? Where would you post it?

A genre is more like Landscape or a Wildlife shot.
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Old Sep-27-2010, 07:09 PM
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"we" refers to the moderators and admins of the site. If you look at a username, the "bold" names are moderators and the "bold" and "italic" names are admins.
Ian nailed it. I've also got my "creds" listed in my signature.
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Old Sep-27-2010, 11:09 PM
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Ten in-camera Art Filters including new Dramatic Tone round out this DSLR’s impressiv
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"we" refers to the moderators and admins of the site. If you look at a username, the "bold" names are moderators and the "bold" and "italic" names are admins.

HDR is a tool used to to process an image. Any good image processor uses a variety of tools as required. If it was a genre, what do you do when an image is both sports and HDR? Or if it's a landscape and HDR? What if you used Tilt/Shift techniques, HDR and your shot was a bird in flight? Where would you post it?

A genre is more like Landscape or a Wildlife shot.
I didn't know that about the usernames- thank for explaining.

The new Olympus E-5 has a new art filter, here's the company description:

Ten in-camera Art Filters including new Dramatic Tone round out this DSLR’s impressive feature set. For the first time, photographers can use Art Filters in all shooting modes, program auto, shutter priority, aperture priority and manual modes and movies with expanded control. Both still and movie capable, the E-5 camera offers HD video in an E-System DSLR for the first time.

The "Dramatic Tone" (HDR) art filter will only need *one frame* so birds in flight and sports are very much fair game.

Even without this, NIK Software's new offering (HDR EFEX PRO) will be out very soon (saw it demo'ed by NIK employee) and it will *also* allow one frame HDR.

If the "HDR" moniker is giving you heartburn, then the title can be "Dramatic, Creative, and Abstracts" or whatever you italic and bold guys want. Maybe NIK or Photomatix would sponsor it.. just a thought.

BTW- Andys Random Quote Generator said: “ let's get creative! ”
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