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All I want is time to do the things I love:
Photography and Orienteering

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Jul
15
comment How to compare a Catadioptrics light asorbtion with a reflector?
This question is definitely not photography related, however you can have a look over at Astronomy.
Jul
15
comment What Macro for a Nikon D7000?
No one can provide advice unless you give an indication of the type of macro photography that you would like to do, an even than there are lot of personal factors that will make a big difference to what lens you buy. In the end, you are the only one who can decide on the lens that is right for you.
Jul
12
comment Will too much time-lapse photography reduce a DSLR's life, or cause any other damage?
Welcome to Photo.stackexchange. The question isn't asking about video, it is asking about time lapse photography, which is taking photos at set intervals, which can be used to make videos that appear to move faster than regular video, however that is not it's only use.
Jul
12
comment Is a 3rd party (Tamron) lens safe to use on a Canon EOS 600D?
@mattdm Indeed, but it may still be possible, if beyond the realms of reasonable possibility.
Jul
8
comment Will filters help me get better colors in my digital photographs of my paintings?
This doesn't really answer the specific question about filters. Could you please edit to talk about filters (i.e. whether or not you think they are worthwhile or will help).
Jul
7
comment Which is better: a smaller f-number lens or a bigger sensor size?
@MichaelClark This is true. I did not consider that.
Jul
7
comment Which is better: a smaller f-number lens or a bigger sensor size?
@MichaelClark That is true, for DSLRs, but I believe (considering that there is no mention of a separate lens in the question) that the OP is asking about P&S cameras, where it is still very feasible to have a larger sensor, while still having decent zoom range.
Jul
7
comment Which is better: a smaller f-number lens or a bigger sensor size?
@MichaelClark True. But in general I think that the OP does not seem to be technically minded on this issue (as in probably no interested in the artistic side of things) I would say that larger sensor/aperture is a safe bet as being the best option. This is why I left the creative things until last.
Jul
7
comment Which is better: a smaller f-number lens or a bigger sensor size?
@MichaelClark I would argue that it doesn't matter because everything you get (maybe except for size of the camera) from a smaller sensor/aperture you can get from a larger one as well.
Jun
18
comment Question about legal usage of stock and photos with attribution
@Cornelius Ok, Thanks. I'll update my answer to incorporate this.
Jun
17
comment Question about legal usage of stock and photos with attribution
@PhilipKendall True. But I think that a large portion of the things that are in the Public Domain are so because the creator or owner wants everyone to be able to use them freely, not necessarily without attribution (as you said, these will use creative commons). Another thing is that it is best to attribute anyway if there is any doubt about whether it is required or not (something that creative commons helps with).
Jun
17
comment Question about legal usage of stock and photos with attribution
@philipkendall even if they do not require attribution you should still attribute them if possible to acknowledge the creator
Jun
10
comment How long until a point-and-shoot becomes obsolete?
The Sony RX1 is a specialist camera and probably shouldn't be classed in the same league as what most people would think of when someone says point-and-shoot. Most consumers probably (and I am indulging my own low view of human kind (myself included)) wouldn't know how to use a fixed focal length effectively.
Jun
3
comment Camera on boat worth the risk?
Note, some water tight pouches are rated to be used underwater for extended periods (albeit at very shallow depths (i.e. just on the surface, no deeper)), such as [this brand](www.dicapac.com/), which works well with a little care.
Jun
1
comment How do I focus at a specific distance (in meters)?
The OP specifically mentioned not focusing on other objects.
Jun
1
comment Why doesn't an f/1.8 lens result in a lower ISO than an f/2.8 lens?
Why will increasing the amount of light passing through the Lens (f/2.8 to f/1.8) will you want to increase the sensitivity of the sensor (ISO 3200 to ISO 6400)? Increasing the size of the aperture will decrease the ISO (assuming a constant shutter speed).
May
3
comment Why is my lens only somewhat sharp near the center and very blurry on the edges?
Have you tried Image Stabilisation (One of the switches on the lens)?
Apr
30
comment Long exposure photos in daytime
As has already been mentioned, this answer DOES NOT answer the question. The OP asked for a solution to allow the shutter to remain as slow (or slower) as this is required for the photographer to achieve their desired end results.
Apr
11
comment How to get clarity picture from existing picture?
To improve you answer can you please add some detail about the process.
Mar
21
comment Why do landscape photos with large apertures have dark corners?
Can you add exposure and lens information about both images to your question. This will help to identify where these images are different.