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Global Annoucements / Re: Instagram
« Last post by jimilee on Today at 10:30:21 PM »
I think that what IG scrollers are after is not what a professional photographer would think is needed, you're dealing with sweepers that have 1 second at most of attention span, you have to instantly get their attention without giving it all at once, otherwise they will just swipe to the next. By keeping a bit on the back end, you force that attention to stop on the matter at hand and swipe through your post. Now that you've satisfied the curiosity, you get a like and if you're able to get them to stop that way at each of your postings, you'll get a new followers.
I agree. If you can run it through a filter, like maybe the enhance in photoshop, you can enhance the reds making them a little more vivid. I like shiny and colorful things. But then again, I am a bass player.


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Global Annoucements / Re: Instagram
« Last post by GrindCustoms on Today at 09:54:48 PM »
I think that what IG scrollers are after is not what a professional photographer would think is needed, you're dealing with sweepers that have 1 second at most of attention span, you have to instantly get their attention without giving it all at once, otherwise they will just swipe to the next. By keeping a bit on the back end, you force that attention to stop on the matter at hand and swipe through your post. Now that you've satisfied the curiosity, you get a like and if you're able to get them to stop that way at each of your postings, you'll get a new followers.
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Global Annoucements / Re: Instagram
« Last post by jimilee on Today at 09:48:42 PM »
Can you manually set the aperture on that thing? Thatís what sets the depth of field. Iíf you can set it to a small number like 16 or higher (2.8 is a higher number than 16, in this application.), you can manually focus on the center of the subject, making the close up and far away in focus.


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I manually set where i want the focus, the idea is to have the image to not be completely clear, i explain in the write up.
Ohhh, you would do the opposite of what I wrote. I was a freelance photographer for a long time. Itís like being in a band. You starve until you break through or quit and get a real job.


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Global Annoucements / Re: Instagram
« Last post by GrindCustoms on Today at 09:46:51 PM »
Can you manually set the aperture on that thing? Thatís what sets the depth of field. Iíf you can set it to a small number like 16 or higher (2.8 is a higher number than 16, in this application.), you can manually focus on the center of the subject, making the close up and far away in focus.


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I manually set where i want the focus, the idea is to have the image to not be completely clear, i explain in the write up.
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Build Reports / Re: CE-3
« Last post by jessenator on Today at 09:45:21 PM »
Fantastic build! Love the overspray on the knobs, too. One of these days I need to test out a stereo chorus/modulation effect and hear what the groove is.
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Global Annoucements / Re: Instagram
« Last post by jimilee on Today at 09:44:27 PM »
Can you manually set the aperture on that thing? Thatís what sets the depth of field. Iíf you can set it to a small number like 16 or higher (2.8 is a higher number than 16, in this application.), you can manually focus on the center of the subject, making the close up and far away in focus.


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Build Reports / Re: CE-3
« Last post by Thewintersoldier on Today at 09:38:41 PM »
This is so awesome, more stereo fun. Great job Lucas!
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Global Annoucements / Re: Instagram
« Last post by GrindCustoms on Today at 09:21:43 PM »
This is one style of photography that i use a lot and have great response with, trying to get some depth out of something that actually doesn't have much. If i was to make a complete post with this picture as the "opener", my next picture would focus on the details that i want to show most but keeping the same approach of having individual portions in focus, the rest blurry... ...it kinda force the user to engage in the post and scroll through all the pics and will likely bring them to push that like button.

Also, most of the "posting guides" you find on IG or other social media resources will tell to only use 5 or 10 hashtags, that's BS. The 5 to 10 first hashtags in your post are those that will generate the immediate response and follow up for the next 24 hours, so you should focus on the strongest for those first. The following ones are as important but you should be more vague about the targeted audience so you get a broader range and that will help to keep your post relevant and pop up in the search and explore page.

Beside that, about the photography itself, i'm no photograph at all, i just enjoy it. For the small stuff like this, i use a 30$ Amazon light box, it's what i've been using forever now. I'm using an off grid Pixel 3 phone with all the auto focus, filters, recognition, etc disabled. The only edit i do on my pictures is cropping them to a square so i get the full screen without border cut from IG. Reason why i don't use filters or any other edit is that as you layer filters on your source image, once it's treated by IG compression it ends up making it more "grainy" and you lose contrast and pop. So i'll just position the matter to be picture where i want it, place my phone and let it be exposed at least 5 seconds before taking the picture.

So yeah... ...that's my way to do things on IG, might sound like a lot with the novel i just wrote down but it's actually a no brainer, no real technique needed, straight to the point approach!

I'll try to make another exemple soon, with a complete pedal, gut shots and what not as if i was to do the promo of a new product and lay it down here.

Cheers!
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Build Reports / CE-3
« Last post by zombie_rock123 on Today at 07:25:12 PM »
A project bourne of needing to do away with Boss' cumbersome form factor, add an unnecessary bunch of parts and ultimately admit that they might, just might know what they're doing over there in Boss HQ however many years ago. The factory schematic has the LFO go really slowly at full tilt so drop that 1M in the LFO down to 470k as I found over on a FSB thread and you're golden.

I am grateful as this pedal showed me the stereo light, I never want to hear mono ever again. Even phone calls, if they're not ringing off two phones at the same time, I won't answer.

Huge thanks to thewintersoldier for hanging in there with my dumbass questions.


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General Questions / Re: Fuzz Face Volume Problems
« Last post by skypn on Today at 05:44:03 AM »
Thank You MB
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