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Discussions => Public Discussion => Topic started by: The Gorn on December 17, 2018, 08:22:12 am

Title: Open Source Professional Photography
Post by: The Gorn on December 17, 2018, 08:22:12 am
Tools and workflow, explained.

A superb article I ran across today in my feed.

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/photography-and-linux

Costly by-the-month subscriptions to Adobe and the like are completely unnecessary.
Title: Re: Open Source Professional Photography
Post by: unix on December 17, 2018, 05:09:23 pm
Interesting. Seems you've done your research.
Title: Re: Open Source Professional Photography
Post by: The Gorn on December 17, 2018, 05:41:08 pm
That's not my article. It's some guy's.

He collected a ton of knowledge (and a bunch of FOSS programs I had no idea about) into one comprehensive list.

Not everything I post here is a personal ego trip. Well, not absolutely everything...  ;D :P
Title: Re: Open Source Professional Photography
Post by: unix on December 17, 2018, 07:59:32 pm
Yeah, I aware of that,  just saw that you are learning new things. Interesting. Keep going. I have no bandwidth for my own research so may just plug into this if I get into digital photography.
Title: Re: Open Source Professional Photography
Post by: pxsant on December 18, 2018, 05:47:46 am
This guy is really into photography in a big way.  He has gathered an interesting array of tools there.  I have used some of them but others are new to me.

Once upon a time, I was deep into photography.  I did quite a bit when I worked at Cape Carnival for 6 years.   Then I used a 4 x 5 Speed Graphic.  I had my own darkroom on the cape base where I developed the negatives and made prints.   I also did some photography for a couple of well known Florida newspapers during that time.  I still have that Speed Graphic stuck in a closet though I have not used it for many years.

Later I switched to a Rollie TLR 2 1/4 that I used for weddings and such things.  I also had a Mamiya TLR with removable lenses.  I still have both in the closet with the 4X5.   The 35MM stuff just was not good enough since enlargements up to 16X20 were sometimes required.

I pretty much gave up intense photography when I got deep into computer science stuff.
Title: Re: Open Source Professional Photography
Post by: WildRiver on December 18, 2018, 06:34:58 am
I know someone who is a professional in Arts (print, graphics design, videos, and photography). The guy has a master degree from Pratt Institute. There is no way he can figure out this Linux stuff. He is mainly on Mac platform and Adobe.
Title: Re: Open Source Professional Photography
Post by: The Gorn on December 18, 2018, 07:26:31 am

Once upon a time, I was deep into photography.  I did quite a bit when I worked at Cape Carnival for 6 years.   

Carnival cruise lines?

Ok, I'll f*ck off. :P

Then I used a 4 x 5 Speed Graphic.  I had my own darkroom on the cape base where I developed the negatives and made prints.   I also did some photography for a couple of well known Florida newspapers during that time.  I still have that Speed Graphic stuck in a closet though I have not used it for many years.

Later I switched to a Rollie TLR 2 1/4 that I used for weddings and such things.  I also had a Mamiya TLR with removable lenses.  I still have both in the closet with the 4X5.   The 35MM stuff just was not good enough since enlargements up to 16X20 were sometimes required.

When I was a teen I LOVED the 1960s and earlier photographic equipment. The Speed Graphic! Dark slides, bellows, cheap interchangeable lenses, sheet film... colorful, interesting gadgets of their time.

Mamiya C220/C330? (I'm going from memory. I didn't Google that.)

The most piquant camera I still own is a Yashica Mat 124.

I pretty much gave up intense photography when I got deep into computer science stuff.

I did some darkroom photography when I was a teen up until I graduated from college. When I got out in the working world I just ran my film to the local drugstore or Photomat wherever I was living. At one place I lived I got a rekindled interest  in darkroom photography and I bought a lightly used Omega enlarger with a Chromega colorhead from a friend at work, and purchased a Jobo water bath development system from someplace like B&H photo. I did some decent color work at the time.

I dropped it because I was working at the time in a spare bedroom and the logistics of blacking the room out and dealing with the water and temperature control situation were too much to mess with after working at a job.

Then digital came along, and since 2008 or so it's been a good replacement for film for me.
Title: Re: Open Source Professional Photography
Post by: ilconsiglliere on December 19, 2018, 06:25:05 am
Thats a great article, thanks. I am not a fan of Adobe nor paying by the month for their products. Thanks but no thanks. The one thing I detest about digital photography is that it makes you spend even MORE time on the computer. You can spend hours and hours playing with curves, filters and settings in Adobe Lightroom. I have been using open source stuff instead of the Adobe products and now that the apps are on the phones it makes it even easier.

I am into photography. I also did film. I started with Olympus and than migrated to Canon EOS film SLR. When digital came along I stuck with Canon because my EOS lenses would work on the digital bodies. They still work on the digital bodies even now. I knew how do the dark room stuff but always let places handle it for me because I didnt have space for it at home. When digital came along I stopped using film pretty quickly because of the cost factor.

My approach to photography has changed in the last few years due to the smartphone. The smartphones are taking better and better pictures. Bordering on amazing actually. I have come to realize that I dont need nor want the big DSLR with the lenses. I dont like carrying it and dragging it around with me. The touch screen has effected things as well - you get used to using the touch screen and you realize you dont really need all the external controls on the camera.

Good stuff, it keeps me out of trouble ;) .