Low to Mid Range photo editor build
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Will be used with Photoshop and Light room, plus general home office duties (Word/Excel). Gaming is very low on the list (iRacing if anything). This PC will also quite often be used to scan (Epson V700, using Vuescan)
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Ready to build now, so as soon as I have decided on the specs
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
CPU/Heatsink, Motherboard, Memory, PSU, Graphics Card
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
SSD: 850 Evo 250GB File Storage: WD SATA 3TB x2 in Raid 1 Case: Silverstone Mid Tower, including 2 case fans Optical Drive: LG BH10LS30 Monitor: LG 23EA53 and HP L2045W
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Raid 1 on all file storage.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Re-using the existing case...... It needs to sit under the desk, so nothing special
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Windows 10 64bit Home will be fine
Extra info or particulars:
I have currently speced out a AMD build as below, but would probably prefer to go the Intel route. Really unsure which way to head: PCPartPicker part list
/ Price breakdown by merchant
Optional extras will be: Second Monitor, no smaller than the LG specified above. This would replace the HP monitor. Not exactly sure on 4K, but would be good to have the ability. 6TB x2 HDD in Raid 1 Memory upgrade will also be in the pipes but a little bit down the track
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[OTW] Photographer of the Week - Week 40
It is our great pleasure to announce that MCOrange
is our Photographer of the Week. This accolade has been awarded based upon the number of votes during week 40, with this post having received the most when searching by top submission: http://www.reddit.com/analog/comments/1n7nau/man_on_train_platform_rz67_127_z_delta_400_push/
Wow, this is neat! I really don't belong here, though. I took a look at the previous weeks, and my passion for photography just can't compare.
- How long have you been taking photographs?
My first darkroom experience was during high school, and it was a short summer course on BW film. I knew nothing nor cared about photography back then, but I did enjoy the dark, red glow and quiet humming sound of the lab. I started to get serious about digital late 2010 when the first generation of m4/3 cameras were released, and then I went through 2-3 years of gear infatuation and arguing with strangers online over pixels and sharpness. I gave that up July 2013 and started shooting film.
- What inspired you to take this (group of) photo(s)?
Warning*, long hokey story ahead.
I have appreciated street photography for quite a bit, but my heart's not really in it to do it myself. I have a bit of social anxiety and a big distaste for conflict, so the pictures that I had before was dogs, children whose parents weren't looking, people who weren't looking, etc. However, last month I took a few solo trips to the Bay Area of California, where I felt a lot more comfortable interacting with strangers. I was a teensy bit less afraid of people noticing me (just smile and act normal), and I was able to approach a ton of people to take their portrait. I only got 2-3 rejections from more than 40 people! My pictures from that week are such a huge change from the watered-down travel photography I had done in the past. I even met a guy who invited me to his barber shop for an informal shoot.
For this picture, I approached the man just like any of the others I met. "Hi, my name...trying to do some people photography in the area...do you mind..." That kind of thing. I thought he would so, because he gave me a firm "What for?" But he ended up being okay with it. I did not intentionally compose the picture with the 45 degree shadow; it was a pleasant surprise when I scanned the shot! I had to use a lot of dodging in Lightroom in order to properly expose the background and face.
- Do you self develop or get a lab to process your film?
I develop black and white with Adonal stand and D76. I like Adonal for pushing Tri-X, but dislike it for Neopan. D76 for Delta, Neopan, and Acros. I recently picked up some XTOL from Glass Key in SF; look forward to using it with Tri-X. I sent C41 to Burrell Imaging in Indiana. You really can't beat $2.18 for 120 and $4.25 for 135 (free shipping as well!)
- What first interested you in analog photography?
I will have to admit that I feel smug for still shooting film. 20somethings dig the styling of my Nikon FM, and it's nice to get obvious glances at my RZ67 (my eyes are up here). Despite these vapid motives, I actually enjoy film for all its drawbacks and imperfections. I like the anxiety involved in calculating your scenes, the constant metering of my palm - it's a lot more exciting to be a newbie than being complacent with ultrasonic motors and ISO 6400.
- What is your favourite piece of equipment (camera, film, or other) and why?
This is a tough question to answer, because I've never owned any camera or lens more than a few months. I tend to over spend and/or change my mind often. I'll recommend the Nikon FM line for portability and simplicity, Nikon F90 for providing a great versatility/price ratio, Canon 40mm cake for being a ridiculous bargain (that and the 85mm f/1.8) in a small package, and the Mamiya RZ67 (despite it being the opposite of the previous items).
One thing that I will likely keep is my Plustek Opticfilm 35mm scanner. I highly recommend this over a flatbed, especially when paired with Vuescan. You would have to spend a ton on a flatbed to get the same image quality, and you don't have to worry about newton rings. There's nothing in the $100 range that can compete with it, and I don't even own a high-end model (I have a 7400). If you want a flatbed under $100, I'd recommend a used Canoscan 8600f/8800f.
- Do you have a link to more of your work or an online portfolio you would like to share?
Not at the moment. I have a ton of stuff that I've yet to develop and scan, so I'm going to wait until I produce more keepers.
- Do you have a favourite analog photographer or analog photography web site you would like to recommend?
I really dig Trent Parke's high contrast photography. Not meaning to sound derisive, I think that his work is archetypal street - partially exposed faces, foreboding shadows, etc. I thought that his photographs were taken decades ago, so I was surprised to learn the guy is younger than my dad. Here's more about Parke, and here's one of his best.
- Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself or your photography?
I'm very humbled to see that I can occasionally produce pictures worth uploading to this sub. I don't have any other interests in which I can claim to be competent, so this is all I have.
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