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bio website keyofnight.com
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Philosophy Ph.D. student at @UW studying aesthetics and epistemology. Nerd of many trades.


Jul
22
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
6
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
11
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jan
4
asked Can I trick the Pentax K1000's meter to “turn off”?
Oct
31
accepted Why does the entire image turn white after setting the white point in Aperture 3?
Oct
24
awarded  Revival
Oct
24
awarded  Teacher
Oct
24
answered Why does the entire image turn white after setting the white point in Aperture 3?
Oct
23
accepted Pushing film while stand developing?
Sep
10
comment Best way to take self photographs
possible duplicate of Tips for taking headshot self-portraits?
Sep
10
comment Is there a popular/canonical lens system out today?
First off, I'm not sure about all of this "professional"/"beginner" talk. There is a large community for Pentax Film users, and lots of great images still being made with these cameras. I'm not sure the "pro"/"noob" distinction should figure into this conversation at all. I would also add that Leica's M-mount is one of the oldest currently supported systems made. Leica still makes MPs, and all of their bodies are backward-compatible. Even their thread mount lenses will work on new bodies with a simple adaptor ring. OP asked for "most popular," though…so I guess the answer is Canon/Nikon. (;
Sep
10
comment Best way to take self photographs
I'm not at all sure there is a "best" way—lots of people have come up with all kinds of interesting self-portrait methods, and you could very well come up with your own and call it "the best." So I'm not sure how I would begin to answer this question beside the standard: "get a tripod, pre-focus, turn on the self-timer…"
Aug
12
awarded  Yearling
Aug
12
accepted What effect does lens separation have on images?
Aug
12
comment What effect does lens separation have on images?
One image, coming right up! (Note: I'm not absolutely sure that's separation, and it's only on the rear element/group.) imgur.com/KZfawpx
Aug
12
comment What effect does lens separation have on images?
I do have a lens with this problem, but I wanted to make the question as hypothetical as possible to fit with the site's format.
Aug
12
asked What effect does lens separation have on images?
Mar
6
comment Why does the entire image turn white after setting the white point in Aperture 3?
Hm! The source file is a PSD, and I think this problem has something to do with PSD support. I re-saved the file as a TIFF, imported the file into Aperture, tried to adjust the black and white point again—it worked! Oy. In my broken PSDs: I have a negative, a photo filter layer, and an inversion step. I save the PSDs with the "maximize compatibility" option selected too. Perhaps it would be better to use Lightroom for better compatibility's sake? :(
Mar
6
awarded  Commentator
Mar
6
comment Why does the entire image turn white after setting the white point in Aperture 3?
When I set the black point, I click either the woman's hair or the darkest part of her coat. When I set the white point, I click on the whitest guitar in the background.