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May
13
comment Would a TTL flash have advantages over a manual flash for my scenarios?
You will, however, have more limits with your optical trigger. Bright sunlight, distance and line of sight are all limiting factors.
Apr
2
comment Can I get a Yongnuo YN622C to trigger a Nissin Di700 in hss?
Since it understands the Canon protocols, it should work. Apparently the Nissin 866Di works, so it is a good bet this one will as well. photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1387509
Mar
17
comment Can I use rear curtain sync in bulb mode?
I never noticed that before. The time being recorded in Bulb mode is definitely wrong. She couldn't do a full spin from a stopped position in 1/10th of a second if she tried. Of the images I have, they all seem to record 1/10s or 1s, even though some of them are definitely a little longer.
Mar
17
comment Can I use rear curtain sync in bulb mode?
Yes, they were. I used the RC-1 remote to trigger the camera on and off as my daughter started and finished her spin. There is no way I could have nailed her at the end with a timed exposure. What makes you think otherwise?
Mar
10
comment Pros and cons of cheap studio strobes vs. hotshoe/speedlight flash for portraits?
Excellent answer. I think most hobbyists could get away with using speedlights, but the more serious you get the more your are going to want the studio lights. The only advantage I see with speedlights is portability (irrelevant in a studio) and TTL. Not a lot of people will use TTL anyway, but it can be useful outdoors with changing lighting conditions or experimenting with the same shot at different apertures.
Mar
9
comment Hot shoe flash units and softboxes for portraits; good beginner setup?
+1 for the 622 system. I have had the 622C's for a couple of years and they are great, but the recent addition of the TX was a leap in ease of use and capability.
Feb
25
comment Nikon D3200 - protection against snow, cold and rain, and how well does it work in -20/-30C? No tripod!
With regards to cold - photo.stackexchange.com/questions/5664/…
Feb
25
comment What should I consider when using DSLRs in cold weather?
Only 0 C, I find that hard to believe. I know I used my old Rebel XT in -25 without any issues, and that was far from pro.
Feb
12
comment What camera-lens combination should be preferred for shooting models and art gallery?
Wouldn't you have to shoot at a narrower aperture for fashion? If the goal is to get a good shot of the clothes, I wouldn't think that a shallow DOF is not going to cut it. I would expect that a deeper DOF and thus good lighting would be a necessity, which pretty much means a flash when shooting inside. I am not a fashion photographer though, so this is just speculation. I would also expect a zoom lens would be necessary for the flexibility.
Feb
12
comment What camera-lens combination should be preferred for shooting models and art gallery?
While your facts are correct, I have to say that I think even mentioning the 1.5 vs. 1.6 crop factor difference will cause more confusion than help. The difference is so insignificant that there is no real world advantage/disadvantage to either. Full frame would be a different story though.
Feb
12
comment Controlling style of motion blur in long exposure photos?
And if you are using a crop sensor you will have to shoot faster. That 50mm is actually 75mm or longer depending on the crop factor.
Feb
12
comment What camera-lens combination should be preferred for shooting models and art gallery?
What makes you claim that the Nikon has an advantage in the gallery while the Canon has the edge with model shots? Unless you have specific cameras and scenarios in mind, this is a pretty baseless statement.
Jan
6
comment What to look for in a scuba diving camera for a non-photographer?
The Olympus TG-3 is also a good underwater camera that you might want to add to your list. I would guess that these P&S cameras will probably do a better job at photographs than the video centric GoPro's.
Dec
17
comment How to capture snow flake?
@dpollitt - this looks like ice crystals, not snowflakes. The crystals would likely be much larger than snow flakes and thus easier to capture.
Dec
10
comment How to prevent condensation inside the camera when taking pictures in a cold place?
I have never had an issue going into the cold, but I always bag my camera (large ziploc) before coming back in.
Dec
10
comment How to prevent condensation inside the camera when taking pictures in a cold place?
You may also want to take a second bag for the card. You can remove the card from the camera while still in the cold and bag it separately. It will acclimate much faster than the camera, like in 10-15 minutes vs. over an hour. This will allow you to view your photos much quicker.
Nov
26
comment How much light do I need for handheld product photography in a lightbox
With continuous lighting at 1/100s and ISO 100, yes, you are being unrealistic.
Nov
18
comment Is there a Canon equivalent of the Nikon CLS?
Excellent answer
Nov
17
comment Is there a Canon equivalent of the Nikon CLS?
E-TTL is just the flash metering system, it is not what the wireless system is called. AFAIK it doesn't have a proper name, just referred to as "Canon wireless", and it supports both E-TTL and manual modes.
Nov
7
comment How can I improve portraits when shooting in low light without flash?
Well, I don't know the actual distance you are from your subject, but I will guess that you can probably get the whole head in focus at around f2.8. If you rest both elbows on the table for example, you may be able to keep it steady for your 1/15s, if not 1/30s should be doable. If you are holding freehand, I would be shooting at 1/60th as a min, but this is very dependent on how steady your hands are. As for ISO, set it to auto, or simply use your camera's metering to determine when it is high enough.