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bio website hupperts.de
location Germany
age 46
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Addicted to computers and programming since I got my ZX81 at age of 11. Working in software development since 1991. Now at SAP as software architect.


Feb
5
awarded  Yearling
Jan
24
comment How to get tack sharp portraits with shallow DOF when lacking an AF point where I want to focus?
Do you have a camera which supports loupe view or focus peaking? These features make manual focus quick and accurate.
Sep
25
comment Is it dangerous to do a lens change with power on?
You still have the shutter covering the sensor. When you press the release button for the lens, the electrical contacts are powered down AFAIK. I guess you do more harm to the camera if you power it down each time you change a lens. Just make sure you don't change it while it is taking a picture (e.g. long time exposure). I did that already thousands of times, no problems.
Aug
14
answered How many photos should I keep?
Jul
14
answered A good library-less photo manager for Mac?
May
20
answered How to copy pictures with 3+ stars to tablet preserving folder structure using free tools on Windows?
May
7
answered Is there any reason to place polarizer filter before ND graduated one?
Apr
26
answered What difference do longer exposures such as 30s and 8s make to a photograph?
Apr
25
answered What is a suitable image resolution for canvas prints?
Feb
25
comment Organizing and moving photos from one device to another [Lightroom 4 and Apple devices]
Do you want to stick with LR or would you consider to switch to a RAW converter which works without a catalogue, based on files & folders only?
Feb
18
answered Where to start with photography?
Feb
14
comment What's the best way to correct white balance in post?
Adding to what Itai said: if you apply a neutral white balance (using a neutral target) e.g. to a sunset scene, it will look as if it was taken at noon. This is very often not what you want to achieve. Automatic white balance however might give you a image which is too much tinted compared to your memory. I usually try a neutral WB first and then manually adjust to match my memory.
Feb
14
answered What is the practical difference between phase-detect and contrast-based autofocus?
Feb
14
comment What is the practical difference between phase-detect and contrast-based autofocus?
I am more talking about things like a 50-200 2.8-3.5 or a 50-250 2.8. There is no such thing with for bodies with contrast AF. Edit: for those who are not familiar with FT, these are equivalent to 100-400 or 100-500 on 35mm
Feb
10
answered What is the practical difference between phase-detect and contrast-based autofocus?
Feb
10
awarded  Supporter
Feb
10
answered How to avoid overexposing image using RGB histogram when shooting RAW and using different Picture Controls?
Feb
8
awarded  Teacher
Feb
8
answered Can information like a signature, secret key or password be encoded in a photo?
Feb
5
awarded  Autobiographer