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bio website flickr.com/marcduiker
location Amsterdam, Netherlands
age 36
visits member for 4 years, 5 months
seen Jul 28 at 8:57

I'm an enthusiast amateur photographer from the Netherlands. My main two interests in photography are urban exploration and portrait/model shoots. I used to do same basic astrophotography in the past.


Jul
15
comment What are alternatives to a tripod when I can't take one along?
Indeed those Gorillapods are great!
Jul
15
comment How can you avoid/minimize lens flare when shooting into the sun?
Good answer. In addition prime lenses usually contain less elements than zoom lenses (and therefore less flare) and longer focal lenghts flare less than wide angle lenses.
Jul
15
answered Which camera bag for a single DSLR camera plus 2 lenses?
Jul
15
answered What are some techniques for hand-held image stabilization?
Jul
15
comment What DSLR should I buy?
+1 for pointing out the investment in lenses!
Jul
15
awarded  Organizer
Jul
15
revised What makes a DSLR better than a Point & Shoot?
edited tags
Jul
15
answered What should I consider when purchasing a macro lens?
Jul
15
answered Which scenarios are better shot with a prime lens versus zoom lens or macro lens?
Jul
15
answered How can I stop my HDR shots looking so fake?
Jul
15
answered How can you tell if a lens is having problems with back focusing?
Jul
15
answered What is focal length and how does it affect my photos?
Jul
15
answered How can I reduce the noise present when taking pictures without lowering my ISO?
Jul
15
awarded  Supporter
Jul
15
comment What is the best way to clean the sensor on a digital SLR?
I also use pecpads and eclipse solution. It's not that difficult to do yourself. Good point about the sky picture at high F number. Also take shot after each cleaning step to verify that you indeed removed the spot (sometimes they only move from one place to the other! :)
Jul
15
awarded  Teacher
Jul
15
answered What is ISO and how does it affect my photos
Jul
15
answered What is the best way to micro-adjust a lens?
Jul
15
answered What are the pros and cons when shooting in RAW vs JPEG?
Jul
15
answered How can I maximize the “blurry background, sharp subject” (bokeh) effect?