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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.


Feb
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Focusing on hyperfocal distance with Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G prime lens
Feb
16
answered What equipment should two very amateur photographers bring on a very short safari?
Feb
14
revised Perfect image quality for 7 foot ultra-hd screens, using PPI to cheat. Photoshop, help!
edited body
Feb
14
answered Perfect image quality for 7 foot ultra-hd screens, using PPI to cheat. Photoshop, help!
Feb
12
comment Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database
@MichaelKjörling - First level is a nightly sync from the source which are on a pair of SSDs unto a standard HDD. Second level is bi-weekly from the internal SSDs to external SSDs (not to copy possible errors from the 1st level) and third level is a stack of Blu-Rays burned in duplicate (one set for home and one for a safe at the bank). The entire stack of optical disks gets refreshed every 5 or so years to avoid long-term corruption. Yes, I know, an online copy is missing in case the city gets leveled!
Feb
11
comment Is there a way to avoid focus searching?
It's worth noting that the assist-light has limited reach of a few meters at best.
Feb
11
answered Is 50-200mm (APS-C) a good zoom range for a single lens for people, buildings, and distant objects?
Feb
11
answered If I save as RAW+JPG, which of the two is shown on the screen of a Canon 600D?
Feb
10
comment Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database
Easy on a case-by-case basis yes but still adds complexity. You would have to re-sync the date after each edit or have a recurring job to sync the two. In either case this is more complex than not doing it :)
Feb
10
comment Why does my DSLR stop recording video even with a fast (class 10) SDHC card?
Get a quality card that has reliable write-speed. Despite high-ratings, low-end cards often cannot sustain their advertised speed continuously.
Feb
10
comment Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database
Interesting. I did not encounter that but indeed Google was paranoid about viruses embedded in files and so often reencoded images which meant that even their lossless rotation* was not lossless and significantly reduced image-size on cameras with extremely low compression like Pentax's K-series when IQ is set to 4-star. This is now gone with the transition to Ricoh.
Feb
10
comment Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database
The unit of Lightroom data is the Catalog. Only one catalog can be opened at one time but you are free to use as many or as few as you like. You could use one catalog per HDD for example but there is no per-directoy automatic option. There is yet another where Lightroom stores metada in XMP side-car, one per file. Even if you have Lightroom write back to files, it still needs a catalog to open. This is how that software works and it may be worth while to see how others such as AfterShot Pro work. That one apparently allows cataloged and non-cataloged workflow, but I have not tried it.
Feb
9
comment Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database
Nope but I generally do not move my images between computers except for a full upgrade. When showing, sending or printing images, I use the Publish feature of Lightroom which optionally embeds metadata in the output file which is eventually discarded. I suppose it would be more cumbersome if the file had to come back for collaborative editing fox example.
Feb
9
answered Saving metadata in images vs. in an external database
Feb
8
answered Effective zoom of Sony 55-210 lens (e-mount for NEX series camera)
Feb
7
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
7
answered What are practical advantages of Compact cameras over DSLR?
Feb
6
revised Is it true that there are no stabilized prime lenses (and if so, why)?
Update with February 2014 data.
Feb
5
answered Why don't cameras provide you with DOF information?
Feb
4
awarded  Enlightened