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So I guess this wasn't a fluke. It is doing it again.

It give me a "Focus Error" and the focus doesn't work at all (manual or auto) sometimes and others it will try to focus but can't do anything but very close macro.

Anyone know how much it typically costs to get a camera repaired? Should I try to take it apart myself?

Send it in to fuji and see how much it'll cost. I assume they send you a quote first and you then have to authorise the work just like you do with Nikon. This probably isn't something that you can fix easily yourself so I'd send it in for repair first, and if it's too expensive maybe try local repairers.
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So.. question.

I've been really wanting to learn how to make a photo have that 'photoshopped' look, I'm not sure what to call it, but there is something they do that makes the photos look obviously photoshopped, and I want to give some of my shots a more 'retouched' look.

I'm not sure what it is that makes some of them stand out, but basically I'm wanting to up my photoshop skills, basically I only use it for adding text, creating double exposure shots, the blemish tool, and super basic stuff like that.

I've been considering maybe signing up for some classes in the fall at the local CC, (just a PS class and maybe a advance photog class )

But was wondering if there were any online tools, books, or things that would be good to check out before shelling out for a school class.

Something that shows how to take an existing photo, and gives you a step by step to get a final result would be awesome.
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I could do with expanding my photoshop skills. I'm alright at adjusting contrast, exposure, sharpness sliders, etc... but beyond that I'm fairly hopeless rolleyes.gif
     
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Camera Raw in CS6 does all the work for me 80% of the time. I have a decent understanding of all the PS tools from digital imaging freshman year of high school . Now I'm in a full on PS class where we remove wrinkles/blemishes and remove an object from a picture and things of that nature.
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I'm quite n00bish at post processing and have never tried myself, but recall vaguely reading something to the effect of - reduce sharpness, drop saturation and drop contrast. Then play with the exposure curve to give it the color cast you're going for.

Thus ends my n00bish advice on something I've never done. tongue.gif
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yeah, I have some photos I like that would look really good in the hands of someone good at photoshop, and I like the 'fake' look of lots of commercial type photos.

I'm sure its not ALL photoshop, lighting and such plays a big factor, but there has to be some good online refernces or books?
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Any samples of what you're talking about?

If you haven't taken any photo or digital art type classes at your local CC, they may require you to have a class prerequisite. So you may need to start from the beginning. While it may be fun and informative, it can still be a huge drag.
There should be courses or workshops around you offered by camera stores, pro photographers or photo clubs that cater to that specific subject.

What it really comes down to is knowing what each tool can do and is capable of. Then it's just putting it to proper use.
    
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I think that Sean's car photos the other day would be a good example of what he is talking about.

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Yeah. The largest camera store in Texas is down the street from where I work and they have classes and things, but I don't have a laptop so I'm kinda sol there.
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What are you trying to learn? Youtube has everything. Show some examples and I'll look for tuts.
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