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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.


Mar
15
comment Can I use Canon lenses on a Nikon dSLR?
Nice and thorough answer!
Mar
1
comment Inconsistent exposure with same settings--why?
Clouds moving???
Feb
28
comment Can changing metering mode change focus?
What were the selected shutter-speeds and ISO? Those are the variable we are missing.
Feb
26
comment How to match colors on photographs stitched together?
OK. EV stands for Exposure-Value, so equivalent ISO, Shutter-Speed, plus Aperture. That should make the exposure match but the colors will not if you were in Auto WB. Of course, since you shot RAW, that is only the default and you can override it at development time.
Feb
26
comment How to match colors on photographs stitched together?
Absolutely. Manual settings are better but the grey card allows you to match the levels after the fact, so I thought it was good to mention.
Feb
26
comment How do I zoom in during image playback on a Nikon D3300?
That is odd.... how can you zoom out in review? Is the image already zoomed in? I have a D5500 with me and at the review one can initially zoom in but not out.
Feb
23
comment What publicly-accessible high-elevation photography-locations exist in New York City?
Is there a good surface for a bean bag with unobstructed view? Or would a Gorilapod fair better?
Feb
22
comment What publicly-accessible high-elevation photography-locations exist in New York City?
Great, thanks! Points for unusual locations and access details.
Feb
16
comment Does lens focus affect the appearance of sensor dust?
Interesting. This reminds me that the sensor is sensitive to light angle and the most significant change in designing lenses for digital is to make most rays hit the lens perpendicular to it.
Feb
14
comment What publicly-accessible high-elevation photography-locations exist in New York City?
@JohnCavan Was there a tripod below your K-5? Did you see any tripods being used around?
Dec
5
comment How durable are zoom lenses?
Plus, you can have it re-oiled or bearings replaced if they get truly worn out.
Nov
8
comment Why do pixels appear when skies are darkened using the graduation in Lightroom?
What do you mean by shows pixels? Hot pixels? Noise? Jaggies? The entire digital image is made of pixels!
Nov
6
comment Lightroom- Renaming timeline files to the exported name
Good question. I skirt around the problem by using an Export List plugin which produces a text file with the mapping, Then I ingest it into a DB which helps be do the translation. Hope some finds a better way!
Oct
24
comment What's the dynamic range of the iPhone 6 Plus?
Right. If all you have a JPEG file, the DR would be around 8 EV which is the maximum for 8-bit-per-channel. So, there is no way to measure more without additional bits. Ergo, unless you have access to the RAW data, all you will see too is 8 EV for a scene that covers that DR.
Oct
10
comment What is the maximum rate at which you could shoot frames (for a time lapse) on a Canon t5i?
Yes, obviously, you need enough space and a sufficiently fast card. The numbers come from Canon's technical specifications of the camera and based on their own undisclosed testing methodology. The exact numbers will also vary according to ISO and image details as they affect file-size.
Oct
1
comment Lens for my Nikon D3200 dSLR is giving too much blur
The D3200 has a very dense sensor. If you are using the kit-lens, it simply wont give you a sharp photo and need to buy a better lens. Just rent one for a day and you'll see the difference.
Sep
20
comment When should I consider an image sharp?
There is not enough information to know what is going on. It could be soooo many things or even just your perception. Note that you need to see images at 1:1 (100% magnification) to see the actual pixels, most cameras zoom-in further and interpolate after that which is why it can look blurry without being so. Otherwise, start by checking sharpness settings.
Sep
14
comment Where does the price premium of full-frame come from?
Without knowing the real reason, my intuition tells me its #2. Volume can reduce the price of most chain-produced item much more than the difference between component costs. You will see that there are even compact cameras which cost more than APS-C DSLRs and those are usually premium models which sell even fewer units.
Aug
25
comment What could have caused this splotch to appear?
Looks like an object in close proximity. I once had this happen several times and could not figure it out until I finally spotted it: an insect. Unfortunately, I have no idea if this is the case for you. Could be a drop of water or sweat even.
Aug
21
comment Photography Post Processing Using Linux : Open Source : Slideshows to Music
Break the questions. There are two here and one has been answered already I suspect.