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by Lars Kotthoff

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Freelance travel photographer, photo tour leader and digital camera guru.

Travel has always been my passion and photography lets me share it with everyone.


Sep
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answered What is “golden hour”?
Sep
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
26
answered Should I use a camera wrap to protect my Canon S90?
Sep
25
answered How to get a miniature effect on pictures without special equipment?
Sep
24
answered Do colors always come out bland when shooting in RAW format?
Sep
24
comment Why am I getting overexposed shots in P mode with a D7000?
Auto-Exposure Lock - There is a button labelled AE-L/AF-L to the left of the rear control dial. You should configure it in the custom setting menu to be AE-L only. Then you point the camera so that more of the sky is in the frame and press it. This will lock exposure to give more importance to the sky. Lower the camera without release AE-L, half-press to focus and then full-press to take the shot.
Sep
24
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Sep
23
comment How to focus manually on the eyes, for a self portrait without a remote?
Most cameras do not AF with the self-timer active, so it will not work as is. Using the Face-Timer though is exactly meant for that, it even supports group shots by waiting for the addition of one face.
Sep
23
comment Why am I getting overexposed shots in P mode with a D7000?
@Greznio - The camera has to make a choice in a situation like this. In my review of the D7000, I noted that the Matrix metering emphasizes the center too much, which gave results similar to yours. Had you used AE-L with higher-up and then recomposed, your exposure would be darker.
Sep
23
comment Why am I getting overexposed shots in P mode with a D7000?
This examples exceeds the DR of your camera, therefore it will either be over-exposed somewhere, underexposed, or both (in different parts). In this case, the camera choose to overexpose the sky. Come back a few hours later when the contrast is lower or learn about Exposure Fusion or HDR if you like that sort of thing.
Sep
23
comment Why do fixed lens cameras have a motorized zoom while interchangeable lens cameras don't?
See paragraph 5: The electronic zoom allows for a completely retractable design which makes cameras smaller. And paragraph 6: Electronic zooms have an advantage while shooting video since they can advance more smoothly.
Sep
22
comment Is an artificial external source of light required even with a low-noise high ISO range?
When you have a backlit situation, the background is brighter than the foreground, this is distraction from the subject and often results in under-exposure of the foreground or over-exposure of the background. No changes in ISO can fix that. Using a flash can illuminate the foreground and the photo will be able to show details in both background and foreground because the difference in lighting is less.
Sep
22
comment Will the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D be a good fit with the D60, even though it doesn't autofocus?
Without knowing what you are doing it is hard to tell you what is best. In general, between a body and a lens, I'd get a lens. Particularly if you only have low-quality lenses. The lenses you choose should match the types of photos you want to take. A bright 85mm for example is good for close up portraits and detail shots.
Sep
22
answered Will the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D be a good fit with the D60, even though it doesn't autofocus?
Sep
22
answered Is an artificial external source of light required even with a low-noise high ISO range?
Sep
21
answered Can exposure be bracketed by many sensor readouts during single exposure?
Sep
20
comment Are there any affordable digital rangefinder cameras?
I certainly think so. Their advantages have almost all been taken by mirrorless cameras and none of their numerous disadvantages.
Sep
20
answered Are there any affordable digital rangefinder cameras?
Sep
19
answered Is it possible to control my Sony Alpha 550 from my computer?
Sep
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I work with ice and a glass bottle for a product shoot?