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Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
26
awarded  Yearling
Aug
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
comment How can I mitigate bright spots in shaded, woodland settings?
You could start planning your woodland walks around overcast days... Seriously, HDR and/or careful RAW (watch that histogram!) with post processing is about the only hope you have for managing the dappling. At least you aren't trying to take a family portrait amongst the trees!
Jun
11
answered Are the aperture, ISO and shutter speed stops perfectly interchangeable?
Apr
22
comment Dry Cabinet not maintaining 45 rh
I think AJH has a point. Does the cabinet humidify as well as dehumidify? If you put a wet sponge (for example) into the cabinet does the humidity stabilize at 45%?
Feb
10
comment Why am I unable to find the Smart Sharpen filter in Adobe Photoshop CC?
You ARE looking under Filter -> Sharpen -> Smart Sharpen aren't you? Is it missing or merely grayed out?
Jan
31
revised How to cut an irregular pattern with proper transparency?
Edit for grammar and word choice
Dec
20
revised Why does my Neewer external flash take a long time to recharge?
Edit for spelling, grammar
Nov
4
comment Why aren't the 35mm film scans I got back from a lab at a 3:2 aspect ratio?
I think it's probably a result of being asked to automatically print from scans. If the lab is also printing from a scan it won't want to have any ragged frame edges on the final print, so they crop into the image area to make sure there is only image in the scan.
Nov
1
comment Are these strange splotches on buildings in a long-exposure photo hot pixels?
Check out [this][1] question. I think the causes are pretty much the same. [1]: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/24410/…
Oct
21
awarded  Critic
Oct
7
comment Is this grain normal? Canon T2i (550d) grain in high light
Well, the 2/3 stop underexposure doesn't help. Usually if digital photographers adjust their exposure it's 'to the right', or overexpose to maximize information and minimize noise (grain). The second concern is that you haven't told us the ISO equivalent that your camera was set at. If you shot at a high ISO then your images are more likely to have noise.
Oct
1
revised Is it possible to shoot moving water in HDR?
added 32 characters in body
Oct
1
answered Is it possible to shoot moving water in HDR?
Oct
1
revised Do official extension tubes degrade image quality?
Edit for grammar, plural/singular tense
Sep
26
awarded  Yearling
Sep
23
comment Is it dangerous to do a lens change with power on?
The statement "The potential problem is that the sensor or the glass cover over the sensor is electrically charged whilst it is switched on, so if you take the lens off, it will attract dust." has always been problematic for me since the sensor is usually covered by the shutter unless an exposure is taking place. Ring hollow for anyone else?
Aug
16
answered What kind of earplugs are best for concert photography?
Jul
31
comment How can I make a Lightroom 5 smart collection for unedited images which also includes my work in progress?
Lightroom keeps the most recently used keywords in an area below the keyword box. All it would take is a single click when you've finished editing and the image would disappear. You could also select a batch of images and apply the keyword to them with, again, a single click.