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Mar
11
comment What Canon full-frame lens should I get for product photography, toddler portraiture and travel photography?
In my experience (and I shoot kids a lot, not just mine but other people's) I find Image Stabilisation is generally useless around young children as the action you need to freeze is their movement rather than camera shake. Babies you can get away with it but once they're mobile only a faster shutter or flash (or both) will freeze the subject sufficiently.
Mar
10
comment What Canon full-frame lens should I get for product photography, toddler portraiture and travel photography?
The lens you need is this one. The answer Lens questions are probably the hardest gear recommendation questions to answer. will give you some background.
Mar
10
comment Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
Thanks for coming back to us. It's nice to know what you actually decided to do.
Mar
10
comment Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
While you can't do a secure delete on an SD card (as the card decides where a file goes and not the OS or device) you could store the files in an encrypted volume on the card which is then useless if recovered?
Mar
10
awarded  Organizer
Mar
10
revised HDR with movement
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Mar
10
revised HDR with movement
Rearranged to make the question more prominent. Minor tweak to include extra information the comments.
Mar
10
answered HDR with movement
Mar
10
comment Why am I unable to see my photos on my laptop?
Some info that would help - what did you actually install: was it Nikon ViewNX or was it the Microsoft Codec Pack for example? Include the link to where you got the software from if you can. What version of windows do you have?
Mar
5
comment What's the best bang for your buck to improve low light portrait shots: Lens, Flash or Body?
+1 I shoot kids a lot. I offer a kids party photoshoot for tweens/teens and in the candid moments when they're off-set (or rear curtain to catch ambient) and the handheld flash makes more of a difference than glass alone, especially when it comes to freezing the action.
Mar
1
answered Why do my tiff files balloon in size when saved with 1 adjustment layer?
Feb
26
comment What software is focused on reviewing and organizing images?
-1 for Picasa, especially if you let it near any USB sticks as it makes a right mess of the file system. Fine if you save locally and copy but I've come across a couple of users who have taken content to other machines and not been able to find anything they were looking for.
Feb
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why does a reverse lens act like a macro lens?
Feb
22
awarded  Enthusiast
Feb
21
comment Why is giving clients RAW files such a sensitive matter among photographers?
If you hired someone to paint your portrait would you also ask for the sketches, notes and any photos they took while producing it. No, you wouldn't because they wouldn't be useful to you and would detract from the finished work...
Feb
21
answered Nikon D600 - shot raw but ended up with 2x JPG
Feb
21
answered Photo of an experiment
Feb
20
comment Why is giving clients RAW files such a sensitive matter among photographers?
+1 about the finished product. The client is paying for the skills of the photographer right through the chain and disregarding everything after the shutter click is pretty insulting. My favourite analogy is that it's like having dinner in a nice restaurant and then asking the chefs for their recipe and even the actual ingredients from their fridges (after all they can get more, right!) What makes for a great meal are the skills and experience that the chefs have honed over years which do not come purely from the components or method.
Feb
19
comment Will there be any differences which affect photography when running Windows on a Mac?
It's the same hardware that they use in windows machines so there shouldn't be any problems. DPI can be set in the Desktop properties.
Feb
12
comment How do DSLRs figure out what aperture to select in P mode?
IIRC (as I've not used P in a long time) the Nikon method retains the 'balance' rather than kicking you into other modes. So say you've dialled in +1 stop aperture (so -1 Shutter to keep balance) then it'll hold that relationship as the values change - if that makes sense?