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Let’s take a look at some EXIF data: A semi-aggressive and unprovoked dive into photographic dupery

  1. timkenagy

    timkenagy ~Unashamed 116~

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    The point is manipulating colors to represent something that's not real.. That's all he's saying. Some are looking too deep into this... But let's be real. There's vendors out there that's doing this. Adam was right to not call them by name because he himself is a vendor. It would make him look like Donny Trump hurling insults at lyin Ted... (While what he's saying may be true, it would make him look like he's doing it only to benefit himself) but let's be honest. There's a difference from touching up colors to get that professional look for a website.. And altering colors to sell something that doesn't exist. In every other form of business it's called fraud but for some reason it's becoming the accepted norm in this hobby. The best way to stop it is by buying from guys that don't do it.. It's not hard to find out which ones. All it takes is some coversations with people in the community. People like Adam from Battlecorals, Gary from Reef Pets etc have a reputation that they've earned.
     
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    Man Adam I know you be getting a lot of vendors hate mail bro keep it up love what you doing.

    The ONE AND ONLY VENDOR THATS ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR THE CUSTOMERS.

    BATTLE CORSLS ALL DAY.
     
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    I'm still trying to find these purple frag plugs everyone has been using??? And i absolutely love smurf hands!!! You know...when they have to zoom in on that millimeter sized frag, so their hand has to be shown holding the frag, it's amazing that their salt mix dyes their hand blue and purple that quick!!! In all seriousness, if it looks like something you would have to be tripping on acid to see, it probably will not look like that unless you are tripping on acid...it always cracks me up how many minions follow the garage vendors around sticking up for them...if the coral truly looks like that, why are there absolutely zero grow threads on r2r??? Light bulb people. That being said, I am not a "hater" by any means. In fact, I was one of the first to stick up for the Jason fox HW, I'll admit, I had some doubt, but I'm not one to ever knock something until I have seen it in person, and rarely do I ever actually give an opinion. That being said, my friend pulled the trigger and bought it, of course I had to see it the first week he had it, and I was surprised, it looked great under whites and blues. So, sometimes, things are that cool. Rarely, but it happens. Then there are vendors that have stuff that looks way better than the picture, reefpets gender predector is ten times better in person, sorry Gary, you stink at photographing that coral... image.jpeg
     
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  4. Reef Pets

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    I need one of those filters just to play around with. Phone pictures are so much more fun. is it yellow or orange gel filter. I're read about them many times but don't recall.
     
  5. Battlecorals

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    I think these are readily available Gary but I don't think you need them man
     
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    Coral Savers Active Member

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    I can send you a link to a guy on facebook if you would like
     
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    nitro Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Us little guys appreciate it, we need all the help we can get..
    Nitro
     
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    Would be just for fun. I have been working with the white balance on my camera, I'm getting closer to whiter pictures, finally!
     
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    Sure! Thanks!
     
  10. Battlecorals

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    hey Gary what program do you use to process your pics, and are you shooting in raw or no?
     
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    I use Photoshop CC. I have Lightroom also and Photoshop Elements. Photoshop seems to be the easiest for me but probably just because I've used it for so long. I'm not very tech savvy... Yes, I shoot in RAW.
     
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    cool I'd say lightroom is like the idiots( no offense to anyone) PS. and what I use myself lol. Was going say in Raw the WB is pretty easy to fix in lightroom especially if you are shooting under radiums. I just throw the slider all the way to the right every time
     
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    I'll have to check that out. PS doesn't really have a slide for white balance only, not that I'm aware of. It's far more difficult. I like a little blue in the photo but not to the point of looking purple.
    I need to learn my way around Lightroom. I've tried it a couple times, get frustrated and open up PS.
     
  14. Battlecorals

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    We should chat a little sometime soon. if you can use PS then you can definitely use LR. That is if you're looking to try something else i guess I don't think your pics look bad anyway, but if you are struggling at all with PS then lightroom will offer some relief That I can say for sure.
     
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    I'm up for a chat. Easier and faster processing would be nice!
     
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    https://www.facebook.com/groups/357078477811022/

    this is his group on facebook, hes the pinned post. think he sells on ebay as well.

    I use custom white balance and will mess withdarkness adjusting on the camera depending on the coral. For photo program I use Corel Paint Shop Pro.
     
  17. Battlecorals

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    Just felt this old nugget could use a bump. Forums growing pretty fast and I'm sure there's hundreds, if not thousands of new members or lurkers even that could use this one in their pocket!
     
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    justingraham Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    Do u think that new Purple monster shroom is legit?
     
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    sromero287 Valuable Member

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    Thanks Adam honesty is the best strategy from anyone you dealing with!!! Definitely Battlecorals is the way to go when you're looking for true fire, awesome Adam!!!!
     
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    What exactly is a "mushroom" coral? Never heard of it.
     
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