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by Vian Esterhuizen

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Oracle DBA

Director Of Technical Production Highlands Church

Former Professional Portrait Photographer Some pictures I've done


Mar
27
comment Specs to look for in my first camera
The secondhand market maybe large for those, but there's still a huge wealth of secondhand stuff for Pentax, Olympus, and Sony - I wouldn't discount those for that reason.
Mar
26
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
26
comment How do you develop 'creative taste' in order to take a good photo?
You're simply supposed to take more squirrel pictures ;)
Mar
26
comment What do I need in a lens for studio portrait photography?
@Stoan - If you're buying the 18-135mm lens, then budget for lights too. In a studio inside at f/5.6, you're going to need some :)
Mar
26
comment Extension tube set elements
I'm looking at tubes to buy for pentax - does this mean that they won't set aperture at all, or that they will in one config, but not another
Mar
25
revised How can I fix this brighter part in the middle of people forehead?
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Mar
25
comment Is the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6 a good lens for sports and wildlife photography?
Here's the D5100 at ISO 6400 ... I wouldn't use it unless I absolutely had to.
Mar
25
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Mar
24
comment Is the Nikon 55-200mm f/4-5.6 a good lens for sports and wildlife photography?
I would definitely hesitate at ISO 6400 ...
Mar
24
comment Nikon 55-200mm or 50mm
What kind of photos do you intend to take?
Mar
24
answered What can cause dark photos at high shutter speeds?
Mar
24
comment Beginner photography - Low end DSLR vs mid/high end Point and Shoot/P&S?
I'm confused - you want IQ, low light, changing lenses, and you don't care about portability....why don't you want a DSLR? What are you calling a P&S?
Mar
24
revised Sony Alpha 7 - Tripod and IS Damage?
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Mar
23
answered Sony Alpha 7 - Tripod and IS Damage?
Mar
23
comment Sony Alpha 7 - Tripod and IS Damage?
He's referencing this page - "Worst case scenario: things spin out of control and your camera ends up in the repair shop." Its rather...extreme example.
Mar
23
comment Is light the only difference? Or does the camera and lens make all the difference?
This shot has more direction, but is still flattering for the woman, although its on the edge of 'too sharp' for most women.
Mar
23
comment Is light the only difference? Or does the camera and lens make all the difference?
@BjarniJóhannsson -A little bit of directional lighting adds depth, strong directional lighting adds texture. You want direction, just not a a lot. Here's a shot with just a small amount of direction The 18-135mm is still definitely a lower end lens - you've traded a long zoom range for a reduction in clarity. A 27-40mm f/2.8 or a 50mm f/1.8 (or f/1.4) or a 85mm f/1.8 (or 1.4) would be considerably sharper. Dead in the center is generally but not always no no.
Mar
23
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Mar
23
awarded  technique
Mar
23
answered Is light the only difference? Or does the camera and lens make all the difference?