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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 23
07-23-2011, 01:31 PM
Originally Posted by mhighison View Post
If you are interested, I take them on a 9800gt (a sub $100 card) with about a 2.5 quadcore. You could probably build my basic machine from scratch for around $500 give or take. (its the software that would make it expensive) Obviously it's not super low end, but It's really not very high end hardware anymore either.

That being said, I'd like to think that one of the reasons I take nice shots is I know how to frame em, I know what angle the lighting looks best from, etc. Basically, I'm a professional at this stuff so of course it should look nice, and its more fun to show you nice looking stuff. For full disclosure: often these shots have some color leveling, etc done to them to make them more acceptable for sub-hd jpegs viewed on the web. Photojournalists for major news sites do the same sorts of things.
You use Renderscale too right? >.> (I think that's the command name); I know that's what they use in CO to make screenies pretty. You can't really play with it turned up because it uses up sooooo many resources; but for taking pictures it's gold.