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Jan
19
comment What is the “exposure triangle”?
Here is my problem with this answer: The majority of it doesn't answer the question. The OP asked "What is the exposure triangle?" not "Why is the exposure triangle a bad catchphrase?" You've put together an interesting argument, but you've failed to support your own premise: "That makes it a bad analogy, which can introduce more confusion than necessary, as new photographers attempt to reason from the information they've learned." No one appears to be confused by using a "triangle." Understanding Exposure has 169 reviews onAmazon with a 4.5 from 129 5 star reviews.
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Oct
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comment How can I ensure proper color rendition with browsers on wide gamut displays?
Sorry, the first part "setting your monitor to rgb" was bad advice "images will look like sRGB, but other images will look like crap." I should have tagged it as such, but I thought it was implied that it was bad advice. Also, in the setting in firefox, it doesn't say which profile it tags the image as. Third fixing color calibration and setting your firefox browser works great for yourself, but try getting everyone who is going to visit your gallery to do the same. That's the real problem with unmanaged images.
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Aug
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revised Is it acceptable in professional photography to accept a meal from the client during a paid event?
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Aug
9
comment Is it acceptable in professional photography to accept a meal from the client during a paid event?
@mattdm: I'm curious which cultures would it not be acceptable? In some asian cultures, you may be offered food, and its better to refuse a few times, before finally accepting it. I wonder if that holds for offers like this?
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answered Is it acceptable in professional photography to accept a meal from the client during a paid event?
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Jun
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comment What do I need to know to get started with food photography?
@John: In general, Primes produce much better results in nearly every aspect compared to Zoom's. For food photography, that general statement holds. I do all my food photography with 50mm primes. I experimented with a 50mm macro, and while close focus is nice, the extra light from my 50 1.4 more than compensated for it.