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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.


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
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.
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
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.
Mar
5
comment Why does the entire image turn white after setting the white point in Aperture 3?
You've got it, Miljenko. (:
Mar
4
comment Why does the entire image turn white after setting the white point in Aperture 3?
Just the color negatives I've scanned--but it happens to all of them.
Feb
1
comment Is it true that '80s 35mm photofilm had quality corresponding to 24 megapixels?
How do demosiacing effects factor into comparisons between digital sensors and film?
Feb
1
comment Why should a digital photographer learn to shoot film?
I'm not sure, guys. While it's true that a camera is a camera—choose an exposure, focus, compose, hold steady, and fire the shutter—it's also true that shooting on different emulsions require different shooting techniques (like you said, Karel). ...but I think that is exactly what "learning to shoot film" means: learning how to pick settings for different films in different developers. There's also other trivial stuff… like best practices for loading and unloading film, how to do real double exposures, how to cock film quickly with one hand, etc.
Oct
29
comment How can I tell if my film is over/underdeveloped?
This is quite Ansel Adamsy, but it's great advice none-the-less.
Oct
29
comment How can I tell if my film is over/underdeveloped?
This is an excellent answer: thoughtful, clear, and comprehensive. Thanks. (:
Oct
12
comment Pushing film while stand developing?
So even a highly diluted D-76 would be harder to use for stand development?
Jun
13
comment What are best-practices for personal photo organization in Aperture?
…the problem is that I don't do "shoots." Most of the time, I'm walking around my neighborhood trying to get some interesting candid shot. It seems uncontroversially easy to organize discrete shoots or events using folders, projects, and albums. However, I'm not so sure how to organize the everyday shooting. Any thoughts?