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philippine cult director peque gallaga


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behind the scenes, gx100


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"DNG" meaning "raw"? please excuse my ignorance but am still new to digital technology... though mr.gallaga (my subject here) is a renowned film director, he was an actor in this film. used stage lighting and projectors thus the funky contrast/colours... i also find the noise too much when i set the asa to over 100 ergo the blur due to shutter speed- don't know how to use photoshop either so "post" wise i have to rely on iPhoto/shooting in JPG and just clicking here and there... hope i answered your question/s? if not you can ask me again but this time in "english"... :lol:
Yes, with DNG I mean RAW. It's just called DNG in case of Ricohs. Don't worry about your skills. I'm sure your skills and knowledge will soon improve with camera like GX100 ;)

Don't worry about the noise too! Noise can be easily processed and removed, especially the color one. In addition, the "grain" type of noise gave the photos a very special look. GX100 photos may look a bit noisier in JPEG, because GX100 does less aggressive noise reduction. But this is good and don't believe anyone telling you something else! ;) See for example at this LX2 vs. GX100 comparison:

GX100 is definitely noisier, but there is no color bleeding or smeared details, which cannot be said about LX2 crop? All small sensor cameras are noisy. And if there is no visible noise in JPEG files. it only means the camera does more or less aggressive noise reduction, which destroys the details.

If I may suggest you something, try RAW. The pictures may be even noisier, but also more sharper. It's especially good to use RAW for anything from ISO400 and higher. Even GX100 does some noise reduction. There are several good RAW processors, which works also with MAC. My favorite one is Silkypix. But you may try also Aperture or Lightzone. And for noise processing is best to try NoiseNinja.
will follow your advise sir- the gx100 is my FIRST digital point and shoot (how i MISS my nikon 28Ti) and though i DO have a dslr with which i ALWAYS shoot in RAW with (simply because the canon 400d works with iPhoto) i guess i will have to bite the bullet and learn either of the programs that you have mentioned, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND IN SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE... CIAO FOR NOW
dearest maestro- am about to embark on a documentation project and intend to use both my 400d and 100gx- with regards to the latter/considering my cluellesness in photoshop and/or aperture, is there a way to upload all the DNG files in aperture/whatever than convert all to a RAW file which is universal/my iPhoto can read? thank you in advance... sincerely, miguel
PS- the lines between the words "purist" and "idiots" have narrowed even MORE with all these technicalities and i am living proof! despite the limitations of digital, still believe in "shooting it right"- but guess that's very double edged so i just GOTTA learn to shoot it right for digital,,, HELP!!! i miss my darkroom- where's my friggin developer and enlarger!!!!! :shock:
Unfortunately, I'm not a MAC user so I can't help you much with Aperture and RAW processing on MAC as such. As far as I know, Aperture 2 should be able to read GX100 raw files.

I may be wrong, but I don't think there is required any other tool once you start using Aperture? I mean, Aperture should have most, if not all, required tools for raw processing so there is no need to convert the raw files to iPhoto compatible input and edit them in iPhoto? Just do all processing in Aperture.

I'm using Silkypix for all raw editing and I even found some settings and techniques that help me to eliminate the additional noise processing step. Simply, I don't need to use anything else than just Silkypix.

It's probably not easy for someone who just started with raw processing, but it's only a question of time you are willing to spend with postprocessing and with learning new things. I, for example, would not be able to use classic darkroom techniques, including enlarger? ;)