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post #3916 of 18136
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New setup complete.  It's nice having a weekend with the wife and kid away.

 

 

 

Probably need to invest in some brighter bulbs.  Can't find any daylight CFL stronger than 100w around here.

I like those results, in fact brighter lights may be better as you mentioned.

I'm curious as to what lighting setup you use for suits & items that require more room to lay flat.

 

Do you just move your lighting system to accommodate those pictures?

post #3917 of 18136
That new lighting setup is money. I would add a light that is more focused on the background to contrast it against the tie more. I have one light that is right on my subject and another that is 80% on the background. I also touch it up(minimally) with the cheesy little editor in Microsoft picture editor. Basically I crop, use one slider thing to whiten just the background and another to darken the subject if needed. One things that turn out weird colors get any other treatment.
post #3918 of 18136
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

Indeed
I actually don't mind the shadows in his light box setup, as it grounds the object and provides some depth. I usually say I don't like a white setup for shoes and ties because, with all the shadow elimination, they seem to float, which is why I prefer a black background. Here, the limited shadows ground the object and it looks great.

Speaking of looking great, that's an impressively good shot for just a couple of clip lights. (Oh, and that jacket is cool as shit. I have one very similar or I'd be PMing you for size).

Edit: I'm beginning to agree with the several people now who have said that the halogens fail because they light over too narrow a color range. I may start experimenting again with normal bulbs. Suited: What are the deets on the bulbs you used? Wattage, was it just a normal broad spectrum or some kind of specialty bulb, etc.? And once I find one that works, presumably I should stock pile the hell out of it....

I never thought about the shadow creating depth, good point. The bulbs I use are 100 watts, 1550 lumens, daylight spectrum 5000k. They're made by ecosmart, bought them at Home Depot. The clamp lights are the aluminum ones - they come in a larger size that accepts more wattage, but the clamps don't work as well because the light fixture is too heavy for the clamp to hold it in position (not really an issue in my setup though). You can buy a socket adaptor that allows you to put 2 bulbs into one clamp light if you want to get more light out of them.
post #3919 of 18136

Хижняков Александр    (The sender of this payment is Non-U.S. - Unverified)

 

You guys block all the Russians, so they are buying from me?  I'm just going to keep sending things there until I get burnt.  Just a matter of time.  Nothing major, but $31 is $31.

post #3920 of 18136

So, what I'm using to "edit" my pictures is the Histogram function in the MS picture editor thing. It's really not much as a powerful software, but it makes the final product look 100% better.

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Anyone have any experience with PayPal hacking? Someone hacked my PayPal, changed the email associated, phone number, and password. I have his email but no other way of logging into my PayPal. This happened yesterday and I;m going to call PayPal first thing in the morning (They;re close right now). I had some money in my account as well. Will I be able to get everything back?
 

post #3922 of 18136

I wish I could chime in and help ya, but I have yet to run into this problem.

post #3923 of 18136
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Anyone have any experience with PayPal hacking? Someone hacked my PayPal, changed the email associated, phone number, and password. I have his email but no other way of logging into my PayPal. This happened yesterday and I;m going to call PayPal first thing in the morning (They;re close right now). I had some money in my account as well. Will I be able to get everything back?
 

Holy crap man, that sucks a lot.  There's no 24hour number?  I would get on that immediately!

 

 

Unrelated:

Is a solid black 2 button coat with 4 buttons on the sleeve, all buttons black, ever be a sport coat?  It's so pretty... pick stitch lapel.

 

 

Also, one of the most egregious uses of NWOT I've seen to date: ISAIA

I contacted the seller:

 

You've listed this item as new without tags, what is all over the front of the jacket? Is it paint? I'll make you an offer if you think whatever it is will come off.

 

His response:

 

'll be happy to hear your offer, but the jacket is clean. It's just a bad picture.


- sundaedog
 
Clean? Are you fucking kidding me?
 
Plus, how old is that label?
 
Just in case he wipes that schmutz off, here's what the jacket looked like from the original listing:

Edited by txwoodworker - 7/8/13 at 12:01am
post #3924 of 18136
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Originally Posted by hbkshin View Post

Anyone have any experience with PayPal hacking? Someone hacked my PayPal, changed the email associated, phone number, and password. I have his email but no other way of logging into my PayPal. This happened yesterday and I;m going to call PayPal first thing in the morning (They;re close right now). I had some money in my account as well. Will I be able to get everything back?
 

Yes....

First things first to everyone. You need to be changing your ebay and paypal passwords quite regularly.

 

I was hacked about 2 years ago. The bastard transferred $2500 (which I didn't have) into his account. Paypal caught it right away and locked down my account until I could call them. Chances are, they probably caught it and have locked your account. 

 

In my case, I only had a little of the money in my paypal account. the rest was transferred from my bank account....which did not have enough to cover the balance. The problem is here, the bank transfers are not done by Paypal them selves, but rather a third party. Once the transfer is initiated, it cannot be stopped until it has run it's course. This resulted in 3 overdraft fees, and both my bank account and paypal account being tied up for a while. If your bank account is involved, take all evidence to your local branch and explain it to them. My branch actually fronted me the difference and wiped away the overdraft fees to keep me in the black. After all was said and done, I got it all back, but it took a full 4 weeks. 

 

Change your passwords regularly!

post #3925 of 18136
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Yes....
First things first to everyone. You need to be changing your ebay and paypal passwords quite regularly.

I was hacked about 2 years ago. The bastard transferred $2500 (which I didn't have) into his account. Paypal caught it right away and locked down my account until I could call them. Chances are, they probably caught it and have locked your account. 

In my case, I only had a little of the money in my paypal account. the rest was transferred from my bank account....which did not have enough to cover the balance. The problem is here, the bank transfers are not done by Paypal them selves, but rather a third party. Once the transfer is initiated, it cannot be stopped until it has run it's course. This resulted in 3 overdraft fees, and both my bank account and paypal account being tied up for a while. If your bank account is involved, take all evidence to your local branch and explain it to them. My branch actually fronted me the difference and wiped away the overdraft fees to keep me in the black. After all was said and done, I got it all back, but it took a full 4 weeks. 

Change your passwords regularly!

Thanks for the advice. I didn't know paypal could be hacked so regularly.
post #3926 of 18136
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Thanks for the advice. I didn't know paypal could be hacked so regularly.

It's only happened to me that one time...in 8 years. But once was more than enough.

post #3927 of 18136
Mine was locked down too. Someone in Russia tried to skim it. I got a paypal email (not a phishing one) and I changed my password. A real PITA but worthwhile to do.

I also took Wes' advice and I now have a bank account solely connected to paypal. If I get hit, I'll lose the money but it will be contained, away from my primary account. I sleep better because of this.
post #3928 of 18136
Someone hacked my account, but they didn't change the password and I caught it quickly. They only did a couple purchases totaling about $30, I suppose as trial runs. I was able to change my password and get the charges taken care of by Paypal, though my account was locked for about 10 days while they investigated.
post #3929 of 18136
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Change your passwords regularly!

Length is strength.

See this XKCD comic for good password advice and commentary.
post #3930 of 18136

One word. Passphrase.  Some of my passwords are entire sentences out of movies or books.  Super easy to remember, impossible to crack by automated means.

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