Fun with flash, on-site printing, and other burning listener questions.
Lori GruninSenior Editor / Advice
I've been reviewing hardware and software, devising testing methodology and handed out buying advice for what seems like forever; I'm currently absorbed by computers and gaming hardware, but previously spent many years concentrating on cameras. I've also volunteered with a cat rescue for over 15 years doing adoptions, designing marketing materials, managing volunteers and, of course, photographing cats.
ExpertisePhotography, PCs and laptops, gaming and gaming accessories
Hey Lori and Matt,
I recent have my Canon EOS 40D for about a month now. While I was taking pictures of my dog, I was thinking about the life of my shutter. Most cameras have a cycle of 100,000. When it comes to replacing my shutter which would be better to do? Send it in to have a professional to fix my camera or do it myself?
Thanks guys! James
Hello Lori and Matt,
I've heard about your podcast from a promo from BOL a few months back and now look forward to your podcast every week. My question is regarding photo printers. I do portrait work on the weekend (portable backdrop, 2 speedlights ) one of the services I provide is 5x7 prints on location. My location work flow for this is, camera tethered to my notebook, do some level adjustments in Aperture then I send it to an HP A636 connected via USB.
What I'm finding is that my prints are darker and seem to have a more reddish/orange tint to them (it is somewhat similar to getting really excited with the saturation bar in Ps/Aperture where everyone looks like they have a bad sun tan. Even though the picture on my screen looks fine.
I calibrate my monitor every two weeks using Datacolor's Spyder system. When sending prints to my local Costco my colors are as it should be. It is only when using the A636. I tried to download a profile for the A636 from HP's website but none exists.
What I would like is a recommendation for a portable photo printer that does 5x7 prints that can work with Aperture. As right now I am guessing what the printer my print so it really looks desaturated on the screen but prints out OK.
Or is my only solution is to have 2 display profiles one for Costco prints one for on site prints. The only downside to this is that I would need 2 edits of the same image.
I am in the market for a camcorder for the sole purpose of using it for taping my golf swing. It just needs to be a clear image with the ability to play it back at very slow speeds.