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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.
Nov
4
comment How to shoot/capture the droplets of water being sprayed through a spray bottle
You want to do what John suggested. You don't need a fast shutter if you cut the ambient light in favor of the strobe.
Nov
3
comment What is a good software for creating an archive of photos?
Although Adobe has moved to a subscription model for most of their products, Lightroom is still available as a standalone (as well as subscription). This seems like a much better option if you are not even using it for editing, as you are unlikely to want to upgrade any time soon. Paying $10 a month just to archive your photos on your own drive and loosing the ability to use that archive without paying the piper seems like a bad option. I would keep looking for something dedicated to that purpose.
Nov
1
comment Lightroom upload to Flickr: Replace Re-Published photos
Not sure about the views, but it keeps the comments and all other settings (sets, groups...).
Nov
1
comment How to mount a Gopro to DSLR?
Isn't that a 1/4" bolt?
Oct
28
comment Lightroom upload to Flickr: Replace Re-Published photos
You can certainly replace it from Flickr, but that means doing it one file at a time from the site. No involvement from Lightroom at all in this case.
Oct
10
comment What's the difference between zooming in on a subject vs moving closer?
This is completely relative to the amount of available ambient light. If it is bright enough to shoot from a farther distance with an acceptable shutter speed, or you are using strobes, then none of this matters. Then it is totally subjective as to which perspective you prefer.
Sep
26
comment Can I deduce the max. shutter speed from other camera specs?
Maybe the bird has rocket boosters?
Sep
23
comment Will a 600rt Flash work with a 70d using radio control?
Buying a couple of Youngnou 622's will be much cheaper and work with you existing equipment and give you almost the same feature set. 602's would be even cheaper again, if you don't care about TTL and on camera control.
Sep
22
comment How to make a long-expodure photo
Tripod and a slow shutter speed. Very easy to do in low light.
Sep
16
comment is framerate the same for video as for photo?
Another major difference in a frame of video vs a photograph is that video frames are stored as deltas. You capture a full frame and then each consecutive frame simply stores what has changed form the one before it. This make for a much smaller amount of data stored in the vast majority of frames, compared to a still, even if you disregard the resolution (2MP vs 10+).
Sep
11
comment Speedlite 430EX II & Canon 60D
Actually, you can configure your external flash settings so that the on camera flash does, or does not contribute to the picture.
Sep
8
comment How do I handle international copyright violations?
Is registering with the US Copyright office going to make any difference with Chinese and Russian companies? In either case, the OP still owns the copyright.
Sep
8
comment I accidentally refrigerated my lens for a month. Should I be worried?
If you bag it while in the freezer, you don't need a desiccant as there air is cold and dry. Just like coming inside in the winter, simply bag it first before going to the warm environment.