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answered Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?
Jul
18
comment How to prevent my waterproof camera from condensation?
I think you should return the camera. If the condensation is on the inside, there is water on the inside, which means your camera is not waterproof. Unless you took it beyond its limit of 10ft, then it's your mistake.
Jun
27
comment Inconsistent TTL results when flash used off-camera (YN565 EX II)
Are you attempting this indoors or outdoors? Outdoors in reasonably bright light will easily cause the IR trigger to not fire. You will also likely want to configure your flash control so the on-camera flash doesn't fire during the exposure. I have used my 7D with external Canon flashes many times without the issues you are seeing. Failure to fire was always an issue with line of sight, or attempting to use outside in bright light.
Jun
19
comment How do I create a nighttime B&W image but have the subject illuminated by light in full color?
Simply desaturating and using a layer mask would accomplish this. Fading the mask to transition between b&w and colour.
Jun
19
comment Monitors: Dell U2412M or HP 23bw?
The Dell is an IPS type panel, and is consistently given good reviews in its size and price point.
Jun
9
answered outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
May
29
comment Does Amazon's patent of the photography studio have any meaning for us?
The only meaning I got from it is that someone at Amazon made a bet with a coworker regarding what they could patent...and won. The loser in this bet obviously gave the patent office much more credit than they deserved.
May
29
comment What equipment is required to use more than one flash with a canon 60d
If I recall correcctly (I am sure someone will point it out if I am not), only groups A and B can have controlled ratios. Group C is actually designed for blowing out the background, and always fires at full strength.
May
8
comment Why is the lower part of the picture black when using a Canon flash on a Nikon D700?
Isn't sync speed determined solely by the camera, not the flash? Even different Canon cameras have different sync speeds.
May
6
revised What determines the sharp parts in an image: the DoF or the focus point?
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May
6
answered What determines the sharp parts in an image: the DoF or the focus point?
Apr
30
comment High Speed Sync with Canon 7D and Sigma EF-610 DG Super
I assume you are using the flash on the hotshoe, as the 7D will not do HSS when using the built in remote flash trigger.
Apr
22
answered How can I mass cutout people from stock photos with arbitrary backgrounds?
Apr
16
comment How to get clarity picture from existing picture?
You will likely get better results with denoising tool, such as Topaz DeNoise or Noise Ninja than PS alone. But there is only so much any tool can do with such a noisy image.
Apr
8
comment How can I make the most of entry level camera gear?
The hard part is focusing when the focal plane is extremely shallow. Using burst mode (assuming natural lighting) can help increase your chance of getting a good shot. Live view will also make it easier if you are in a position to use it. I didn't have live view for the linked shot (Rebel XT) so there was definitely a bit of luck involved.
Apr
7
answered How can I make the most of entry level camera gear?
Apr
7
comment How can I make the most of entry level camera gear?
For really close macro, hold the 50 (reversed) against the 28-135 (with the zoom set to 28).
Apr
2
answered What do I need to use off-camera flash on location?
Mar
30
comment Beginner photography - Low end DSLR vs mid/high end Point and Shoot/P&S?
Don't forget, a lot of P&S cameras max zooms are in fact digital zooms, not optical. This is in effect nothing more than a crop of the actual photo which you can do with the most basic editing software (at the cost of image quality).
Mar
30
answered What do I need in a lens for studio portrait photography?