Category Archives: Tutorials

7D First Look and Samples.

Untitled Document All shot last week, so its not a final firmware. All shot with speedlites, some a mix of the speedlite and ambient light in the 3200 iso shots. http://stepheneastwood.com/Canon/amy_7t/ comparisons: http://stepheneastwood.com/Canon/iso_comp_7/ also some samples of using speedlites and … Continue reading

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DPI/PPI and web display?

Stephen Eastwood|Beauty and Fashion Photographer | Tutorials DPI/PPI and web display?   What is the relevance of dpi/ppi to images destined for display on monitors and not printed? There’s a lot of talk about 72 dpi/ppi optimized web images. Does … Continue reading

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18% or 12% ?

Stephen Eastwood|Beauty and Fashion Photographer | Tutorials 18% or 12% ?   Q. Why are gray cards still 18% gray whilst meters and camera meters TTL are 12%’ish gray. Light meters and in camera meters are calibrated at the factory … Continue reading

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Colorspaces, Printing and Profiles?

Stephen Eastwood|Beauty and Fashion Photographer | Tutorials Colorspaces, Printing and Profiles?   Q. sRGB vs. Adobe RGB vs. ProPhoto RGB I’ve seen the sRGB vs. Adobe RGB debate since I first got into digital photography.  Adobe RGB has a larger … Continue reading

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Lighting Recommendations?

Stephen Eastwood|Beauty and Fashion Photographer | Tutorials Lighting Recommendations?   Q. What lighting do you use and what do you recommend for differing budgets and styles of use? OK, lets start with I use many different types of lights and … Continue reading

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Noise, Blur, Underexposed or Out of Focus?

Untitled Document Noise, Blur, Underexposed or Out of Focus? Q. you rather have a shot be: 1. Underexposed 2. Noisy 3. Blurry 4. Out of focus What do you find is the lesser of the evils, when you’re put in … Continue reading

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Focus, Shutter Speed, Focus techniques?

Stephen Eastwood|Beauty and Fashion Photographer | Tutorials Focus, Shutter Speed, Focus techniques?   Q. How to focus properly on the eyes when shooting FULL BODY under controlled but not so well lit conditions that can more or less let you … Continue reading

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2-3 Light Setups?

Stephen Eastwood|Beauty and Fashion Photographer | Tutorials 2-3 Light Setups?   Q. I read that you sometimes use up to 9 lights, but is there a setup you can recommend for someone with 2 or 3 lights that will provide … Continue reading

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Softbox vs. Umbrella?

Stephen Eastwood|Beauty and Fashion Photographer | Tutorials Softbox v. Umbrella   Q. What is the difference in lighting between a softbox and an umbrella, given the same color, relative size and light source? Or is there a difference? Good question!  … Continue reading

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Exposure, Sharpness, and Processing

Stephen Eastwood|Beauty and Fashion Photographer | Tutorials Exposure, Sharpness, and Processing   Q. This is an exposure and processing question. Your photographs (and a very few others) are remarkably sharp, and show a depth of color that I have been … Continue reading

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