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Changed job last month - no more time to play...


Just an enthusiast photographer... who became a gear junkie ;-)

Bodies:
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Lenses:
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III

Flashes:
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Canon Speedlite 380EX

Tripod:
Manfrotto 3021BPRO
Manfrotto 322CR2

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comment How to identify whether the available light is too harsh or too soft?
I'd just add a nuance to the great answer - the light properties can vary when moving around. It is possible to get nice, soft images even on a midday clear sky walk in the park, if your subject is under a tree... My point is that when you judge by your own shadow, make sure you stand approximately where you subject matter is. Obviously, this is hard if your subject is the landscape itself.
Nov
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comment How to identify whether the available light is too harsh or too soft?
@Meysam - I don't think the camera settings can affect the appearance of shadows in your image. The "softness" is a property of the light source and the object in question. Possibly, the one option you have is to use a soft lens (or intentionally out-of-focus), but this will make your whole image soft.
Nov
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comment Panoramic camera and length measurements
By "radial" I meant the dimension that is along the Line of Sight. In an extreme situation, think of a very long stick, positioned along the LoS. There is no way to tell its length from the projection. If it is positioned at 45 degrees, then you can tell its projected width, but unless you know the slant angle, you cannot tell its depth (and hence, its length).
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revised Panoramic camera and length measurements
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comment Panoramic camera and length measurements
I think that dav1dsm1th put a link in his comment to a resource (Wikipedia) to start with.
Nov
19
answered Panoramic camera and length measurements
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comment Does black and white photography still make sense?
@supercat - Can you elaborate on why would you expect that? Given the photo-sensitive elements of a color sensor are essentially monochromatic, why would there be a "couple of stops" different?
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