Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

by sat

submit your photo


Hall of Fame
View past winners from this year

Please participate in Meta
and help us grow.

51,858 reputation
799235
bio website jonrista.com
location Aurora, CO
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen 21 hours ago

I am a relatively new photographer, having been at if for only a few years. I chose Canon gear when I finally took the plunge into DSLR. I am an avid hobbyist now, and love everything about photography, from the gear, to the science, to the art. I spent years reading about the technology and photography theory, so I am very well versed in the technical aspects of photography. My artistic skills are moderate, but improving. You can see my work @ the following sites:

My interests lie primarily in nature photography:

  • Birds
    • Songbird Setups
    • Shore Birds & Waders
    • Raptors
    • All others
  • Astrophotography
    • Moon
    • Wide Field
    • Deep Sky
  • Landscapes
  • Wildlife
  • Floral Macro
  • Insect Macro
  • Abstract

I currently use the following gear:

  • Cameras
    • Canon EOS 7D
    • Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi)
  • Lenses
    • EF 16-35 f/2.8 USM L Wide
    • EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
    • EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
    • EF 100-400mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM L Zoom
    • EF 600mm f/4 L IS II
    • Canon EF 1.4x TC III
    • Kenko 1.4x Teleplus Pro 300 DGX
    • Periodic Rentals:
      • EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS II
      • EF 500mm f/4 L IS II
      • Canon EF 2x TC III
  • Filters
    • Lee Foundation Kit (x2) + Tandem Adapter
    • Lee .3/.6 ND
    • Lee .3/.6/.9 Soft Grad ND
    • Lee .3/.6/.9 Hard Grad ND
    • Lee CPL
  • Tripod
    • Gitzo Systematic GT3532LS 3S. Series 3 Tripod
    • Jobu Pro 2 Gimbal
    • Gitzo Mountaineer GT0541 4S. Series.0 Tripod
    • Gitzo GH1780QR Series.1 Mag. Center Ball Head

Jan
14
comment What's a good software to combine all the frames in a video into a photo?
I am not sure what Photomatix can do these days. I stopped using that years ago. For Mac, the best tool is really probably Photoshop. You might try looking into other astrophotography stacking programs, see if any of the ones that support mac have a video stacking or "drizzle" feature.
Jan
14
comment What's a good software to combine all the frames in a video into a photo?
You have to be careful how many frames you stack with median method, because stack too many, and you could start losing color fidelity as well. This is more a concern with higher ISO settings or shorter exposures. I usually use this technique with astrophotography as well...however even at high ISO, with astro, you have an even weaker signal than with a still shot at 3200 or 6400. You might be able to stack 20 without color fidelity loss (and the results would probably be mind blowing), just keep an eye on things other than just noise levels.
Jan
14
answered What's a good software to combine all the frames in a video into a photo?
Jan
14
revised What is relationship between focal length and shutter speed?
edited title
Jan
14
answered What is relationship between focal length and shutter speed?
Jan
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the purpose of the small meter behind window on a lens?
Jan
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on bridge-camera tag wiki excerpt
Jan
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on tagging tag wiki excerpt
Jan
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on adobe-bridge tag wiki excerpt
Jan
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on lightroom-catalog tag wiki excerpt
Jan
6
answered Why is an electronic shutter not common in most SLR even though is so practical?
Jan
5
comment Photo upload problem from my camera (Nikon d3200) to my PC (Windows 8.1)
That's the best solution. I actually use a USB 3.0 card reader myself for maximum performance...seems to work a lot better than the camera.
Jan
5
comment Are the benefits of the Canon 5D MkIII significant enough over the 5D MkII to warrant the current price difference?
@MichaelClark: Aye. I've updated my comment.
Jan
5
comment Do colors always come out bland when shooting in RAW format?
@JasonTan: LOL! Well, indeed, you are correct. :D
Dec
29
comment Can I ask Lightroom to delete copied photos from the SD card?
Just out of curiosity, are you sure you haven't flipped the lock switch on your SD cards? That would render them read-only, thereby disabling move as an option. Not sure if that is the cause of the issue or not, but move should be available...at least, it seems to work with CF cards.
Dec
26
comment Why does my Neewer external flash take a long time to recharge?
I agree with AJ, could be improved and kept as an answer. Sankalp, you can always answer your own question if you have an answer, that is an accepted paradigm here.
Dec
25
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
24
comment Demosaic data stored in TIFF
I can migrate this to any stackexchange site in the network, if there is a more appropriate place for this. StackOverflow doesn't seem like quite the right place...
Dec
21
revised Why are relationships among flash and ambient expressed as percentages but among main and fill expressed as ratios?
deleted 29 characters in body
Dec
20
comment Is it possible to recover original content from an edited image file?
@Michael: Indeed, all correct. That said, the answers are really what matter, and mattdm's answer is excellent. It really isn't our policy to radically change a question's content, either, so I personally would prefer we leave it alone, despite it being off topic.