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bio website eddarmitage.com
location London, United Kingdom
age 25
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
seen Jun 28 at 22:05

I'm Edd. I'm a Computer Science graduate from the University of Bath, currently working as a software developer at Ocado, in Hatfield, UK. I've experience working in a number of industries, including military and civil engineering, and working on very different types of project.

I reguarly code in C, C++ and Objective-C, and have experience using Python, Java, PHP and Ada as well as the basics such as Bash-scripting. I'm keen to learn C# and the .Net framework in the near future. I'm happy to work with html and XML, and I typeset the vast majority of my university work using LaTeX.

Outside of work, I'm a keen photographer. I'm a Canon user, shooting with a 5D. I'm interested in landscapes and cityscapes, as well as bits of sports photography. I'm wanting to learn more about how I can use flash to enhance my photos.


Aug
25
comment Is a Canon 450D to Canon 1D Mk 2 upgrade worthwhile?
Yes. I think the point in my head at the time was that the two cameras are very different, and it'd be a good idea to work out what you want from your next camera first.
Jul
28
comment Which focal-length lens is usually used for portrait photography, and why?
@tolomea Oh! Ouch! Apologies for that. You'll get edit abilities at 1k rep.
Jul
27
comment Where can I find reviews of lenses?
I'd say one site/post, because it does still take some rep to edit community wiki posts, and for the voting as you described.
Jul
26
comment What is RAW, technically?
@Eruditass I've updated my answer to include that. Thanks.
Jul
26
comment How to choose a lens for my first DSLR?
Assuming we don't get any more details, I was going to say I got the 18-55 kit lens, which provides a good range of focal lengths whilst learning what all the buttons did, then I got the 50 f/1.8 and left that bolted to the front of the camera for a few months. It really made me think and work, and improved my photos no end.
Jul
26
comment Is it possible to take silhouette photos with Nikon CoolPix S70?
What did you do when you tried first time?
Jul
26
comment Where can I find user created camera and lens profiles for Lightroom 3 and Camera Raw 6.1?
I guess you're now able to mark your answer as accepted.
Jul
26
comment How to choose a lens for my first DSLR?
Do you know what you want to take photos of? Can you edit your question, and then I'll edit my answer accordingly. Not knowing is just as valid, but some vague ideas will help.
Jul
23
comment Apple Aperture or Adobe Lightroom: which is better for post processing RAW photos?
+1 for trying both to see which one works for you. It's like Canon vs Nikon - both are good enough to get excellent results; it's more a case of finding which works for you.
Jul
22
comment What does a lens hood do?
Another advantage when shooting close to a window is that you can press the lens hood up against the glass, and block out any light from the camera side of the window and reduce reflections.
Jul
22
comment Why are some lens hoods petal shaped and others not?
@Reid Preidhorsky As you say, because of the narrower FoV for telephoto lenses, the hood would have to be seriously long before it became necessary to petal-shape it in order to avoid vignetting.
Jul
22
comment What is crop factor and how does it relate to focal length?
No. The DoF would be different, as that is based on actual focal length. The crop factor does just crop the image, so you get "the same amount of stuff in the picture" as if you'd used the longer lens, but it still has the perspective of the lens it was actually taken with.
Jul
21
comment What are good photography projects?
I like this idea a lot! I think I'm going to cobble some code together tonight and have a play.
Jul
20
comment Which focal-length lens is usually used for portrait photography, and why?
I've added some additional text to the first point to acknowledge this (the text in parantheses)
Jul
20
comment Is the Zone System useful with a DSLR?
Nick does write some very good articles, although obviously he doesn't have the publicity that a lot of more major sites do, but I've included his in this thread: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/384/…
Jul
20
comment What attributes should I look for when buying batteries for a flash?
Re-tagged to remove [nimh] tag - it's too specific and tags should relate to the question, not the answer.
Jul
20
comment Which is the best and affordable camera for newbie or amateur?
It's subjective. I think you would have had a lot more success if you'd asked for features that you should look for in a camera. Also, any answers given may not be correct in the future, or in different parts of the world.
Jul
20
comment What is the best negative scanner (35mm) for $400 or less?
But the answer will change over time and from one place to the next. If you could define your requirements more precisely, and ask for what features you need to be looking for instead of which product, then this will be a really useful question for people to see in the future.
Jul
20
comment Do super-super-lightweight tripods exist?
What sort of weight would the tripod need to carry on it? Does the 500g target include the head?
Jul
19
comment What DSLR should I buy?
I think you should rephrase the question to make it less subjective. I'd ask what features you should look for in a D-SLR, for example.