Recommended size of photos


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KSeet

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Hi all!

I just purchased the Olympus E-510 and I'm wondering what kind of resolution and quality should I set as the bare minimum for starting a portfolio?

I intend to practice and practice till I can build up a nice set of photos and I am just wondering what is the normally accepted size that is required for professional use or serious work.

Thanks!
 

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Hi all!

I just purchased the Olympus E-510 and I'm wondering what kind of resolution and quality should I set as the bare minimum for starting a portfolio?

I intend to practice and practice till I can build up a nice set of photos and I am just wondering what is the normally accepted size that is required for professional use or serious work.

Thanks!
Always set to RAW :)

Industry sizes of portfolio for photographers is 11x14.
 

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yup. shoot in raw
and use the largest size available - u can always easily resize ur pics to the needed size and the extra size gives u space to crop is necessary

its not easy to make ur pic larger if u need it, so go from big to small not the other way around

as for storage space, i believe its not too much a factor; consider the 25mb per pic from the 1ds mk III:)
 

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Hi all!

I just purchased the Olympus E-510 and I'm wondering what kind of resolution and quality should I set as the bare minimum for starting a portfolio?

I intend to practice and practice till I can build up a nice set of photos and I am just wondering what is the normally accepted size that is required for professional use or serious work.

Thanks!
Don't worry about size and just shoot! 10MP should be more than enough. :D
 

coolride

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My camera has the following options.

NEF (RAW)
JPEG Fine
JPEG Normal
JPEG Basic
NEF (RAW) + JPEG Basic

What is good enought for a A4 print for a 10MP DSLR?

What is the different between NEF (RAW) & JPEG Fine & JPEG Normal?

Please advise and appreciate.
 

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My camera has the following options.

NEF (RAW)
JPEG Fine
JPEG Normal
JPEG Basic
NEF (RAW) + JPEG Basic

What is good enought for a A4 print for a 10MP DSLR?

What is the different between NEF (RAW) & JPEG Fine & JPEG Normal?

Please advise and appreciate.
A RAW file is basically self-explanatory. RAW. Which means unprocessed. When you take a picture, the sensor captures the image and process it to get your JPEG format. So a RAW would be one that hasn't been processed and you would need to do that using software on your computer. Advantages of RAW files have already been explained many times. Do a search. ;p

JPEG Fine and Normal, difference would be in the compression, which would reduce file size, but also quality. :)
 

subxero

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I like to shoot in both RAW and JPEG as I don't do a lot of tweaking such as exposure, JPEG is usually sufficient. However, to be on the safe size, I keep a copy of the RAW file. However, do take note if you have sufficient storage space. :)
 

KSeet

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I like to shoot in both RAW and JPEG as I don't do a lot of tweaking such as exposure, JPEG is usually sufficient. However, to be on the safe size, I keep a copy of the RAW file. However, do take note if you have sufficient storage space. :)
I think I'll have to get a 200GB HDD to be safe. If a photo is sized at 20MB, then that gives me only enough space for 10,000 images. Not much space hor..
 

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woa 200GB ..
There is always option of DVD backup which i feel is more trustworthy than leaving everything in a HDD :)

We will love to see your work!

Peace

Ryan
 

subxero

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I think I'll have to get a 200GB HDD to be safe. If a photo is sized at 20MB, then that gives me only enough space for 10,000 images. Not much space hor..
Quite true.. Now I know why I got a 500GB HDD :D

By the way, do you still keep all the RAW files after you convert them to Jpeg?:think: If not, then I think space is not so much of a problem here.
 

KSeet

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Hmm..I'm just starting my foray into DSLR work. Don't know if I'm going to keep my best images only. But even the normal shots that I take without RAW will already be almost 2MB in size. And I tend to shoot a lot at one outing.

I'll see when the time comes!

And I'll try to post when I start shooting! :)

Thanks for the info and encouragement!
 

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Shoot RAW or the largest jpeg format. Former when you are into PP, latter if you cant be bothered with too much of PP...
 

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