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bio website sams.smugmug.com
location Mountain View, CA
age 35
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iOS engineer for SmugMug.com AND avid pro-am photographer.


Mar
25
revised I can't get my new 580ex ll external flash unit to work on my 60D
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Mar
25
comment Are regular external HDDs durable enough to be taken in a photo bag?
Hugely agree w/a SSD being a better solution, especially if we're just talking about enough for a single adventure, not backing up your entire collection.
Mar
25
comment Are regular external HDDs durable enough to be taken in a photo bag?
To address the "rugged" moniker, this is generally in reference to extra padding/protection externally on the drive enclosure, the actual drive itself is no more rugged than another.
Mar
19
comment What is background compression?
Indeed, according to wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspective_distortion_(photography) If you keep the FoV the same by changing your distance to the subject, you get different perspectives (compression)
Mar
19
comment What is background compression?
I don't think this is true, its not just the perspective that impacts compression it is determined by the lens, take this photo for instance which is a panorama stitched from many 800mm photos: smu.gs/1j7GObt. There is clearly a lot of compression going on despite being a very wide image, if you did this same shot as a single 21mm photo, it would look quite different.
Mar
19
comment What are the logistical pros and cons of traveling with a full size tripod?
I also always carry on my (full-sized CF) tripod and have never been asked to check it, even though it has rubber covered metal spiked feet :)
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
11
comment Is there an advantage to choosing the Big Two (TM) entry level dSLRs over competititon?
Surprised this is closed as a dupe, the other question is worded (and is getting questions to the effect) that it doesn't answer this question at all. When answering a question of 'Why is X better than Y' you wouldn't reply with points explaining why Y is better than X which is what this question is asking. And, IMO, this question is a better way to phrase the question "Why choose the big brands over the other guys and vice versa"
Mar
7
comment If shooting in RAW and processing, why still care about WB?
Oh, I agree w/you there @mattdm, its mostly fine the vast majority of the time (I shoot AWB), I was just surprised to learn that it can still matter and I don't think many known about it. I've also heard (and can't find the page now) that Canon bodies apply an extra green filter if you use the Fluorescent setting that you don't get in AWB or if you use custom temp. So if you shot the same scene with Fluorescent and custom set to the same thing you'd actually get a different result :)
Mar
6
revised If shooting in RAW and processing, why still care about WB?
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Mar
6
revised If shooting in RAW and processing, why still care about WB?
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Mar
6
answered If shooting in RAW and processing, why still care about WB?
Mar
6
comment How to automatically apply a Lightroom Preset based on appropriate (Canon) Picture Style on import
I don't think this is a dupe of those at all, this is a great question which I also would like a solution for. But yea, maybe it was incorrectly worded :)
Feb
25
comment How to select a light meter?
Glad to hear it was helpful! Yea, even though most include both, not all include 1 degree spot metering and it sounds like a meter with 1 degree spot metering would be more valuable for you than a meter that had incidence metering and a 3 degree meter.
Feb
21
revised How to select a light meter?
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Feb
21
revised How to select a light meter?
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Feb
21
answered How to select a light meter?
Feb
2
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Jan
11
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
28
awarded  Yearling