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by Russell McMahon

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Software developer by trade, boardgamer and photographer for fun.


Aug
5
comment What do I need to know to select a Nikon-fit macro lens?
Related: What is a macro lens?
Aug
3
comment How do I find how many pictures have been taken with a Canon EOS1000d?
This isn't necessarily true - for example, because the first card I ever put in my camera was one I'd previously used on my Canon point and shoot, the first image from my 550D was 100-6543 or so.
Aug
2
revised Why won't GIMP 2.8 open my long exposure shots?
Edit version number into question + minor tweaks
Aug
2
reviewed Close studio strobes for portraits
Aug
2
answered Is there an “optimal” background distance when striving for a minimally distracting background?
Aug
2
comment Why won't GIMP 2.8 open my long exposure shots?
Disclaimer: I'm not a GIMP developer, so don't take my word for any of this (I am a software developer though, so am used to reading software bug reports!). I think all we can say from this side of the fence is that there is a certain structure which is written into the EXIF data of some bulb mode JPEGs (it would be vaguely interested to know which camera you're using) which causes GIMP 2.8 to barf. The only people who will be able to tell you if that problematic structure is written into every bulb mode JPEG is your camera manufacturer - although with enough data points, we can guess!
Aug
2
answered What is the limiting factor of picture resolution?
Aug
2
answered Why won't GIMP 2.8 open my long exposure shots?
Aug
1
comment Portable battery charger
@RussellMcMahon I'd consider making that a self-answered question instead ("What features should I look for in a portable battery charger? ")
Jul
30
reviewed Close What studio strobes do I need for portraits and group portraits indoor and outdoors
Jul
30
answered EXIF Information that helps to detect doctored image
Jul
30
answered What useful things can/can't you find out from exif tags?
Jul
27
revised Why did this photo of the Milky Way turn out badly?
Make title actually a question + other minor fixups
Jul
27
comment Can a shutter booster lens speed up the shortest shutter time on my DSLR?
That would be better asked on chat or meta but my 2p (I didn't downvote, but got quite close): firstly, you haven't actually said what problem you're trying to solve. You've jumped in half way through with "I need 1/8000s shutter speed", but it turns out your use case was just action photography, which doesn't need 1/8000s. Secondly, there's a lack of research here - what made you believe a device called a "shutter speed booster lens" that does what you say exists? (Links please!)
Jul
26
comment Can a shutter booster lens speed up the shortest shutter time on my DSLR?
Shooting with a fast lens wide open in bright sunlight is probably the most common use case, but others do exist.
Jul
25
comment Which is the best photo editing app for Symbian OS?
At the moment, I'd say this question is on the "bad subjective" side of things. Could you try and expand your question to explain exactly which functions you're looking for in a photo editing app?
Jul
25
comment Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?
@robjcrowe The point isn't necessarily to give information just to the person asking the question, but also to anyone else (potentially less technical) who finds this question in the future.
Jul
25
comment Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?
@DavidRicherby Highlight Tone Priority is almost exactly the equivalent of the DR settings on the Fuji - but that only bumps the minimum ISO to 200. In general, I'd agree with you about RAW, but this photo was taken at f/22 :-)
Jul
24
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?
Jul
24
revised Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?
syntax and other minor stuff