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post #5506 of 15389
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post
 

Hey guys, could I get a photography/lighting critique?  I'm using three 60W 5000k CFLs (at least one more would probably be helpful) and taking pictures using my Iphone 5S camera.  I've been struggling with too much yellow in the pictures, as the wallpaper in the room I'm working in is a very faded yellow (haven't gotten to refinish this room yet.)  Any suggestions would be great.

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Those pics look fine to me. I finally solved my color problems when I 1) got all the same color bulbs (5000K just like yours) and 2) manually set the appropriate color balance setting on my camera (daylight setting for 5000K bulbs). Hope that helps you.

post #5507 of 15389
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Originally Posted by tullytra View Post

I'm in need of advice for a buyer I'm dealing with. He paid immediately after BIN, had 100% feedback of 436 (albeit private) but had a verified shipping address, so I thought it'd be alright even though the messages sounded a bit rough. Long story short, the buyer is lying and stating there are stains on the shirt; but he wants to keep the shirt and have me pay to have it dry cleaned. Should I call his bluff and tell him I'll accept the return or ignore the message?

 

Does sound kinda sketchy - NWT shirt with alleged stains, they want to give as a gift BUT also have it dry cleaned (thus no longer NWT) which will cost $15 (?!).

Agreed - no partial refund - either they ship back and get a full refund, or they keep the shirt and get nothing.

post #5508 of 15389

I think we need an award for stupid Ebay buyer of the day...

 

Dear Intelligent Seller,

I WON THIS ITEM AND WEAR SIZE 9.5 INSTEAD OF 10.
PLEASE, CONFIRM IF YOU HAVE SIZE 9.5 IN THIS SHOE?
THANKS
NAT

- Idiot that thinks I'm Foot Locker

 

Do I look like a shoe store?

post #5509 of 15389
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post

I think we need an award for stupid Ebay buyer of the day...

Dear Intelligent Seller,

I WON THIS ITEM AND WEAR SIZE 9.5 INSTEAD OF 10.

PLEASE, CONFIRM IF YOU HAVE SIZE 9.5 IN THIS SHOE?

THANKS

NAT



- Idiot that thinks I'm Foot Locker

Do I look like a shoe store?

Par for the course...
post #5510 of 15389
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Originally Posted by DanM View Post
 

Hey guys, could I get a photography/lighting critique?  I'm using three 60W 5000k CFLs (at least one more would probably be helpful) and taking pictures using my Iphone 5S camera.  I've been struggling with too much yellow in the pictures, as the wallpaper in the room I'm working in is a very faded yellow (haven't gotten to refinish this room yet.)  Any suggestions would be great.

 

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Some of those look good but some I have a hard time telling what the color of the suit is (mainly those on the mannequin). What are you using to edit the pictures after you take them? If you are looking for something free, I started using GIMP which is available for Mac or Windows (I use a Mac). All I do is open all of the pictures and do 'color -> auto -> white balance' and some came out fairly good and some are still a little dark. You can check out a few here.

post #5511 of 15389
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

Some of those look good but some I have a hard time telling what the color of the suit is (mainly those on the mannequin). What are you using to edit the pictures after you take them? If you are looking for something free, I started using GIMP which is available for Mac or Windows (I use a Mac). All I do is open all of the pictures and do 'color -> auto -> white balance' and some came out fairly good and some are still a little dark. You can check out a few here.

 

Thanks for the tip here. Not OP, but I'm going to start using this.

post #5512 of 15389
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Originally Posted by jgill79 View Post
 

 

Thanks for the tip here. Not OP, but I'm going to start using this.

There are some options I am exploring like scriptfoo where you should be able to automatically run the auto white balancer on an entire directory. This would save me a ton of time, if anyone has done this or has a better way using GIMP to edit photos please chime in.

post #5513 of 15389
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

There are some options I am exploring like scriptfoo where you should be able to automatically run the auto white balancer on an entire directory. This would save me a ton of time, if anyone has done this or has a better way using GIMP to edit photos please chime in.

 

 
 A better option is to always use the same white balance settings. I believe that even most point and shoot cameras let you set the white balance. If you set it to 'flash' and leave it there while photographing indoors with a flash, you should get fairly consistent results. If you can do manual exposure, find a setting that gets you consistent results and remember that setting. As an example, my general 'Ebay sales photography' setting is: 1/30th at f/5.0 (ISO 200) with the white balance set for flash. I use an external flash, but a similar setting might work with a P&S as well. I never alter the colors before importing to Ebay. I've not had any complaints other than one where I didn't know the difference between burgundy and brown in dress shoes...
post #5514 of 15389
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

Some of those look good but some I have a hard time telling what the color of the suit is (mainly those on the mannequin). What are you using to edit the pictures after you take them? If you are looking for something free, I started using GIMP which is available for Mac or Windows (I use a Mac). All I do is open all of the pictures and do 'color -> auto -> white balance' and some came out fairly good and some are still a little dark. You can check out a few here.
The pro camera app has a white balance control. Way better photos than the internal app.
post #5515 of 15389
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Originally Posted by Tweets View Post

I think we need an award for stupid Ebay buyer of the day...

Dear Intelligent Seller,

I WON THIS ITEM AND WEAR SIZE 9.5 INSTEAD OF 10.

PLEASE, CONFIRM IF YOU HAVE SIZE 9.5 IN THIS SHOE?

THANKS

NAT



- Idiot that thinks I'm Foot Locker

Do I look like a shoe store?


A few weeks ago a buyer opened a case against me stating that I sent him the wrong shoes. According to him, the shoes I sent were not blue like the ones in the auction.

My description took up four lines. Here is the last line:
The colors of the suede, starting at the toe, are dark brown, brown, and a light stone or light tan.
post #5516 of 15389
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post


A few weeks ago a buyer opened a case against me stating that I sent him the wrong shoes. According to him, the shoes I sent were not blue like the ones in the auction.

My description took up four lines. Here is the last line:
The colors of the suede, starting at the toe, are dark brown, brown, and a light stone or light tan.

 

I had a guy leave me neg feedback once because I clearly sold him a burgundy tie, listed as burgundy, titled as burgundy, described as burgundy and pictured as burgundy.

 
His feedback read "The tie is not purple"
 
I called him out on it and he removed it.
post #5517 of 15389
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Those are Allen Edmonds right? What are the numbers. The catalogs will tell us the actual AE color.

Hey Wes! Thanks for your help! I looked for a catalog online but couldn't find anything

The #'s are

10 E, 36652, 12 or 17
5377, 4629

post #5518 of 15389
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post


The pro camera app has a white balance control. Way better photos than the internal app.

 

I downloaded that app last weekend and had not noticed that feature.  

 
THANK YOU!  :slayer:
post #5519 of 15389
Buyer told me that shoes from the outlet store should not be sold as "new in the box". That's half the new shoes on ebay.
post #5520 of 15389
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Originally Posted by k4lnamja View Post

Hey Wes! Thanks for your help! I looked for a catalog online but couldn't find anything

The #'s are

10 E, 36652, 12 or 17
5377, 4629


You sure it's not 5277?

If it is, the official color is antique burgundy calfskin.
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