Napioa - Wind Origins

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Nov
20
comment Affordable Entry Level Medium Format
+1 Great question. I'd also be interested in knowing what some good entry-level MF film cameras there are. Been thinking about large format, but am not really ready to get deep into the ultimate film cameras yet.
Nov
19
comment How do I achieve this post-process effect?
Hi Sridhar, and welcome to Photo.SE. Just a quick word of advice, to prevent any further or future downvotes. While we don't mind having specific sites linked in an answer, we do prefer that any key useful tidbits of information from applicable sites be quoted in an answer. It is also generally frowned upon when someone answers with "Just google it". Our ultimate goal is to build up a persistent base of information here, that is valuable even after linked sites or searchable information on google may be gone. Add some specifics about "cross processing", and you'll likely get some upvotes.
Nov
19
comment In photoshop 7, how do I change the font layer background color without rasterizing the layer?
Hello Wiskin, and welcome to Photo.SE. I do apologize having to do this on your first question, however general Photoshop questions are off topic here. We are a photography related forum, and while we do answer questions involving Photoshop, they must be primarily related to photographic editing. I am closing this question as off-topic, however I hope that you will stick around, and ask any photography related questions you may have in the future.
Nov
18
comment Which intervalometer for time-lapse astrophotography will work with a Canon 450D?
Intriguing idea. :) I am not afraid of a little DIY, and I do feel a bit limited by my current intervolometer (it can only go down to 1 second exposures, which only really works for very low-light or filtered scenes). A home-made one that lets me take shorter exposures would be a boon.
Nov
17
comment How does a teleconverter affect depth of field?
It should also be noted that, according to Leslie D. Strobel, in his book "View camera technique", around page 150 or so, he provides strong evidence and some math indicating that cropping DOES affect the amount of DOF present in a final image. While physically DOF as projected by a lens does not change, the perception of the viewer of a final image should not be ignored when calculating DOF. Read more here: books.google.com/…
Nov
17
comment How does a teleconverter affect depth of field?
Excellent answer. Thanks for bringing CoC into the mix. It should be noted that CoC is affected by the imaging medium, which is why most DOF calculations involve the minimum CoC of the imaging medium in addition to focal length and aperture. This is not really a factor for reductions or direct prints at native resolution, but it is an important factor for enlargements. You can find formulas here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field (under DOF Formulas.)
Nov
17
comment How does a teleconverter affect depth of field?
Cropping does affect the apparent DOF, though. If you take a full-frame image that is mostly in-focus in the center, and blurred along the top and bottom edges, cropping WILL introduce a change in the dof that is apparent in the image (assuming the cropped version and FF version are scaled to the same size). Sensor does play a specific role in DOF calculations as well, from the standpoint of CoC. A smaller pixel allows for finer CoC, which affects DOF when enlarging for print. Most official DOF formulas take into account CoC (which is a function of imaging medium) as well length & aperture.
Nov
17
comment Is the Canon t2i or new Nikon d90 better for an entry DSLR?
That is because the D90 is a mid-grade camera, while the 550D is an entry-level camera. If you handle a Canon 50D or 7D, it will feel considerably more solid, as they both have metal bodies. The entry level lens on the 550D is a plastic mount, however you often have a choice of kit lens. The Canon 28-135mm is more on par with what you might get with the Nikon D90. Keep in mind, you are really comparing apples and oranges, as the two cameras come from different grades. If you want to feel Canon's D90 competition, you need the xxD line, rather than the xxxD line.
Nov
16
answered Is the Canon t2i or new Nikon d90 better for an entry DSLR?
Nov
16
comment How do you make the most stunning sunrise and sunset photos?
The title asked how to "make", but the actual question body stated "capture", which I believe means "on scene with a camera". Answer is a little better, but it still makes it sound like it is not really possible without some hefty Photoshoping. I spend a lot of time capturing sunsets, as I have never much been a morning person. Outside of exposure correction for ETTR, I rarely do anything else to mine. It most definitely is possible to capture a great sunset without a lot of post processing...it just requires a lot of patience and a visionary eye.
Nov
15
revised How do you make the most stunning sunrise and sunset photos?
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Nov
15
comment How do you make the most stunning sunrise and sunset photos?
I'm sorry, but I have to drop a down vote here. I really, honestly do not think that "Photoshop" is the best answer to this question. Yes, I do agree that post processing is a powerful tool that can help bring out the most in a sunrise/set shot, but it is not the best way to CAPTURE a great sunrise/set shot. That either takes some careful planning and consideration and a decent visionary eye, or a lot of luck and a handy camera. Between my own experience, and from the many, many books I've read, good light doesn't happen after the shutter closes..you seek it out and take it.
Nov
15
revised How do you make the most stunning sunrise and sunset photos?
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Nov
15
answered How do you make the most stunning sunrise and sunset photos?
Nov
14
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14
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Nov
13
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Nov
11
comment How can I make this image appear OK on an average monitor?
She looks like she is lacking quite a bit of contrast. I would bump that up a bit, bring out some more vibrancy in the shot.
Nov
10
answered Is there a way to search by aspect ratio in Lightroom?
Nov
10
answered How do you change from portrait to landscape in Lightroom?