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by Russell McMahon

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bio website conorboyd.photography
location Christchurch, New Zealand
age 42
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Aug
18
awarded  Yearling
Aug
3
comment What is this “rushed inwards” type of photo called?
I quite often would in answers; I didn't initially bother in this case, since the question was "what is this effect", not "how do I achieve it".
Jul
31
answered What is this “rushed inwards” type of photo called?
Jun
23
comment Why is there a difference between the shutter lag times for prefocus and for manual focus?
Thanks. What I was/am struggling with is that the times for "prefocus" were less than "manual". I assume that "manual" means that the lens AF is off, so surely there should be no focussing time involved at all?
Jun
19
comment Why is there a difference between the shutter lag times for prefocus and for manual focus?
Do you have a link which explains the difference between pre-focus and manual focus?
Apr
2
comment Why do I see this yellow color shift at high ISOs and fast shutter speeds?
I've experienced it taking photos at gymnastics competitions, and I also was very relieved when I found out it wasn't an issue with my camera.
Feb
26
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
11
comment Noise in JPEG file after processing RAW file in photoshop
Some more information on what software you're using would help.
Jan
16
comment CHDK generated DNG has no preview
I'm a bit confused as to what you mean when you use "previews" vs "thumbnails"? Besides, if you're importing into LR, does it really matter if there aren't embedded thumbnails in the DNGs, since LR won't use them anyway after it's finished importing them. I've used CHDK for timelapses too with DNG output with good results; I can't say I noticed whether they had decent embedded thumbnails or not, since I too was importing into LR.
Nov
17
comment Lightroom deletion workflow
+1. Exactly what I do too. I also saved the filter (called it "Non-rejected" or similar), so that I can reapply the filter every time I want to run through this workflow.
Aug
19
comment Sigma 8-16 vs Canon 10-22
Just checking whether you're talking about the 17-55 2.8 IS USM or the 18-55 kit lens?
Aug
18
awarded  Yearling
Jun
3
comment How to emulate the in-camera processing into Lightroom?
@Janoszen: I disagree that it "has to stay" purely since it has the potential to be more faithful to the in-camera JPEG. As I wrote in this answer, I think it's more helpful to accept that the in-camera JPEG isn't necessarily "right". The "right" image is the one you're most happy with whether that is SOOC or as a result of post-processing using something like Lightroom.
May
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
comment Why is this aerial picture of an airplane in flight not blurry?
Yeah, but for prop-spin photos at those shutter speeds, a photographer at an airfield would be more likely to be panning to follow the aircraft - that won't be the case here.
Feb
12
comment Why is my ISO so high in auto mode?
The 7D v2 firmware includes menu support for limiting the max ISO that the camera will choose in Auto ISO. A 7D bought in the last 6 months at least should have the v2 firmware.
Feb
12
comment Why is my ISO so high in auto mode?
Just a pedantic clarification. A 7D will refuse to shoot if it cannot focus using One Shot AF. However for those of us who e.g. have it set to use Back Button Focussing and AI-Servo, it will happily take a shot without confirming focus.
Dec
24
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
20
comment Who owns the copyright of a picture taken of my construction work?
@guisasso: IANAL either, but I'm not sure that I agree with your assertion that he directly benefited from your work. He was hired by the architect for his photography skills to take photographs; what he was contracted by the architect to take photos of seems irrelevant. That's his job, he takes photos; you haven't provided details of why his photos are much more valuable than any of his other professional photos just because they're of your work.
Nov
18
comment Which is a better way to store your photos? RAW or TIFF?
@Itai: saving your raws as DNG allows you to update the embedded thumbnail at any stage (for example in Lightroom) to match the currently defined raw parameters.