Perfect lighting for every occasion

Discussion in 'Casio' started by D-Mac, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. D-Mac

    D-Mac Guest

    On a recent job at the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort on Moreton Island
    - just off the coast of Queensland (Australia)- I came a cross a
    lighting situation that really works so well, I can't understand why
    everyone doesn't use it.

    http://www.photosbydouglas.com/lighting.htm

    Enjoy...
    Douglas
     
    D-Mac, Mar 24, 2006
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    Colin D Guest

    Yeah, and all for a succession of half-frame images ...

    Colin D.
     
    Colin D, Mar 24, 2006
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Annika1980, Mar 25, 2006
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  4. I can already envision the headlines in tomorrows paper:

    Mouse kills butterfly!!

    Bart
     
    Bart van der Wolf, Mar 25, 2006
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  5. D-Mac

    D-Mac Guest

    It worked...
    You were going on about macros and butterflies so I thought I'd use some
    of mine to bait you. I'll raise you 2 butterflies against your soldier ant!

    Seriously... You didn't try to download the picture or you would have
    found out first hand what a pair of killer butterflies on my site can
    really do when they get savage.

    There's 136 lines of code in the thing. If you want it I'll e-mail it to
    you along with the code to "help" (not) people download an image without
    your permission. So far I've only got the butterflies and a message
    about trying to right click or the download killer but not working
    together - yet. It's getting close. Download the image of the bride from
    my front page: http://www.photosbydouglas.com and tell me what you get.

    Eventually it'll be the butterflies and a greeting from me. Right now it
    is sans the butterflies due to technical difficulties. The bottle is
    still half full, you see!
     
    D-Mac, Mar 25, 2006
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    Annika1980 Guest

    There's 136 lines of code in the thing. If you want it I'll e-mail it to
    Yes, please.

    BTW, who would want to steal any of your images?
     
    Annika1980, Mar 25, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    That's an interesting trick with the html. Easy enough to get around it,
    still, I'd never seen it before:
    http://www.photosbydouglas.com/images/W-bride.jpg
     
    Matt Clara, Mar 25, 2006
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  8. Thats cool and effective.

    It also kills the keyboard shortcut for image zooming in firefox (
    ctrl+/ ), and even screws up image zoom in the menus.

    Actually the zoom can help to sell work I would think, especially
    for
    old codgers who don't see so well now a days.
     
    Rusty Shakleford, Mar 25, 2006
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    Verdoux Guest

    The only way to prevent somebody from downloading your images would be to
    use Flash or something similar (even then, a person who wants that image
    can screen capture it).

    After the warning pop-up, Firefox (at least my version) shows the right
    click menu like nothing ever happened.
     
    Verdoux, Mar 25, 2006
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    Colyn Guest

    OK I give up...What's supposed to happen??

    I've dl'd to photo and so far nothing has happened.
     
    Colyn, Mar 25, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    But save the image and look at it.
     
    Matt Clara, Mar 25, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Did you look at what you downloaded?
     
    Matt Clara, Mar 25, 2006
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    D-Mac Guest

    Eventually Matt, the pages doing this will either be encoded or in PHP
    with the routine called from a database.
     
    D-Mac, Mar 25, 2006
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  14. D-Mac

    D-Mac Guest

    I think Colyn might have got the guys with the lights.
     
    D-Mac, Mar 25, 2006
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  15. D-Mac

    Colyn Guest

    Did I do something wrong?? I got a the same photo of the people and
    lighting equiptment.

    I assume I should have gotten something different.
     
    Colyn, Mar 25, 2006
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  16. D-Mac

    Colyn Guest

    I got the same photo with the exception of the butterflies.
     
    Colyn, Mar 25, 2006
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    Why would I try to download the image? The browser already did that
    before it showed it to me :p
    But its code only to distarct the clueless and casual surfers..
     
    Sander Vesik, Mar 25, 2006
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    Flash is not in any way proof from acquiring the image and no screen-shooting
    is required.
     
    Sander Vesik, Mar 25, 2006
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    D-Mac Guest

    Fortunately this accounts for 90% of the Internet's casual downloaders.
    It's absolutely true that nothing will stop a determined thief.
     
    D-Mac, Mar 25, 2006
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    D-Mac Guest

    You pulled the wrong picture Colyn.

    The post was about the download fooler I put on
    http://www.photosbydouglas/index.htm

    I'm still working on integrating the butterflies and this download
    fooler so that when you try to copy a picture, you only get the
    butterflies. I have it working in part but not together. The butterflies
    are not actually an image as such.

    So far I can hide the butterflies from the download or I can fool you
    into getting something else but I haven't quite got the whole lot
    working the way I want and when I do, you won't be able to read the html
    of the page and figure out what I did the way you can now.

    When I get it finished it will be encoded so you won't be able to do as
    Sander and Matt have done and look at the scripting language and figure
    out how to get the image anyway. The only way to get it when I'm
    finished will be a screen grab and I have a foil for that too!

    I suppose the fact I'm monitoring what people do on the site so I can
    work with the stuff has not escaped those who simply read the html of
    the page. But exposing your ideas to the world is the only way you find
    the flaws in them.

    One thing I learnt from last year's troll wars was that preventing theft
    of images should be the highest priority on any Professional
    photographers mind when they cobble together a web site. Doing this and
    still providing clear access to your potential customers is the holy
    grail I'm striving for.

    The login method I'm using on my gallery has prevented smart arsed
    critics from getting at the proofs and pictures I get paid to take
    unless the client gives them a password. I thrilled with this. It's part
    of Gallery itself and I'm still able to give people access to my "public
    images". www.weprint2canvas.com/gallery if you are interested.
     
    D-Mac, Mar 26, 2006
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