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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.


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comment Comparing a6000 to a7 photos on Flickr
Sorry but I believe this cannot be answered. You may have too many things at play: better lenses, better processing, more time spent on images, more acquired photography skills, etc. You'd think these could be orthogonal but in practice they are not. If one spends more on a camera, they hopefully spend more on lenses and care more about photography, so they'll probably work harder at it.
Apr
14
comment How was this 360° panoramic photo taken?
Not that there anything wrong with your answer but seeing the image, I think the real issue is how to pull-off a panorama that goes under the photographer and shows no shadows. Otherwise, we've pretty much answered this general panorama question before.
Apr
14
comment Can work with RAW to be the next step for the development?
@u.hrybok Books and courses cover technical aspects as well as creative ones. There are plenty to learn I would say, Brian Peterson's Understanding Exposure to get better at metering for example. You can learn how to set WB so that you do not have to guess and correct in post. Same with brightness and contrast. Really RAW gives you more latitude to do this but if you don't understand how that is of no help you will simply have more rope to hang yourself as they say.
Apr
12
comment Are Lightroom 5 Smart-Previews Useful?
Does that mean you are always on the laptop? And therefore cannot browse your catalog from your desktop? It's kind of backwards from the way I'd like to work :(
Apr
12
comment Are Lightroom 5 Smart-Previews Useful?
In my case, the images and library are on different disks. The images are on a read-only mounted SSD and the catalog is on a read-write one. They could not be on the same for those permissions but there is no penalty for accessing the originals, so I think it would fall into the same argument as the one in your third paragraph or did I miss something?
Apr
12
comment Are Lightroom 5 Smart-Previews Useful?
Interesting but this answer brings out much more questions! I just got my first own laptop and so I've been wondering on how to integrate in my workflow. In your case, where is/are your catalog(s)? If they are more than one, how to do you keep them in sync?
Apr
6
comment Can photographs survive freezing temperatures?
It's not the freezing I would be worried about. It's the humidity unless the container was air-tight.
Apr
1
comment How to cover all your needs with just one lens?
While I do photography with DSLRs, I carry an ultra-zoom around jst in case there is an unexpected moment. Even with a DSLR, it happens that I have the wrong lens for what I have in mind.
Mar
31
comment What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
Interesting point, It is possible that improvements in software narrow the gap. I do not know for sure though as it would require going back and re-processing images each time new software is released. My references are - for now - with respect to the software version available at the time the camera was in my hand, which is usually within the year of release.
Mar
31
comment What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
@Morpho - Yes. That is what the first paragraph means. 2 stops means that you can better results at ISO 6400 on the Mark III than you get at ISO 1600 on the Mark II and so on.
Mar
30
comment Nikon P7800: Why is that different apertures result in different shortest shutter speeds?
That sounds about right. Indeed the part about closing the aperture to clear the shutter first is crucial is it always is being exposed for Live-View. Sometimes the end-cycle is done with an electronic shutter.
Mar
28
comment How was this 360° panoramic photo taken?
While I've done a great number of panoramas before, getting the nadir direction so uniform and seamless seems to be the issue here. At least is was overcast, so that explains why there are no shadows.
Mar
27
comment How was this 360° panoramic photo taken?
That's pretty impressive! Since we do not see the middle of the bridge, the photographer might have been standing on the railings and shoot a vertical panning sequence. It would be courageous to do that but easiest photographically speaking :)
Mar
18
comment What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
@rfusca - You probably know that I've tried nearly every Pentax and Nikon DSLRs as well as most Canon ones. What is said is easiest not most efficient, although I do believe that as well for Pentax upper-range models for the vast majority of photography. The difference lies in that easy means most intuitive. Efficient however can be counted in button-presses (as per your example) and that depends on which function you use most as they cannot be all accessible via a single button. Of course such general statements must be understood to be broad as each manufacturer has many models.
Mar
17
comment What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
@Pouya - There are a number of related questions which you may look into like this one. Search for tripod stabilization to find more. Feel free to formulate the part you don't understand as a question.
Mar
17
comment Fuji X100s: Why are high ISO settings (>6400) only available in JPEG and not in RAW?
Remember RAW files are not images. With ISO 6400 RAW data you can probably produce an image of quality similar to that of an ISO 25600 JPEG out of the camera even after pushing it 2 EV which makes things brighter but amplifies noise and is particularly visible in shadow areas.
Mar
17
comment Fuji X100s: Why are high ISO settings (>6400) only available in JPEG and not in RAW?
Well. Sensors have a native ISO which is 200 for the X100S. Other ISO in the standard range a produced by lowering the saturation point read-out converts voltage into a digital value. With simulated ISO, the value is read at the closest standard ISO multiplied digitally. This is very common and most cameras not using Sony sensors do this for intermediate ISO settings too.
Mar
13
comment What does the pentaprism/pentamirror do?
Probably because it cannot be done with 3 :) Two mirrors and your image would be upside-down. 5 its right-side-up. Not an answer because I'm guessing.
Mar
13
comment What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
@Pouya - No, that is critically important. IS on a tripod can cause a feedback loop in which causes the camera to stabilize phantom movement which actually induces blur. This is extremely common with stabilized lenses as well although certain high-end offerings from Canon and Nikon have automatic tripod-detection or special tripod-mode for stabilization, this remains the exception rather than the norm. So you seem, you should be turning off stabilization when on a tripod and remember to turn it back on after.
Mar
4
comment What is the name of the part that goes between a camera strap and eyelet?
I was looking for a tie-breaking between the two answers and I think the tidbit about the plastic to avoid rotation does it :)