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Some pictures I've done


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?
Mar
21
comment Will I damage the command dial on my D5200 if I rotate it quickly?
+1 - Trust the guy with 100k rep on the EE.se site ;)
Mar
21
comment Any help on suitable milkyway lenses
Regarding proper focus - this question
Mar
19
comment how to capture the details of a face?
Maybe I should rephrase then. I mean, while you certainly have to do significant post to get there - I don't think any amount of post would make it like that without the way the lighting is done.
Mar
19
comment how to capture the details of a face?
Definitely see this question and @MattGrum 's answer . If its not a duplicate of that question, its very very close.
Mar
19
comment how to capture the details of a face?
While I think post is certainly part of it - I think the majority comes from the lighting.
Mar
19
comment how to capture the details of a face?
Do you have a camera you'd like to try to replicate it with as close as possible, or are you looking for whatever it takes to get that look (ie new equipment) ?
Mar
19
comment how to capture the details of a face?
Can you link a specific picture that you link?
Mar
18
comment What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
Having now used more than one brand (one pentax and one Nikon) - I think the statement "Pentax has the easiest cameras to use" cannot possibly be objective. While they (Pentax cameras) are not difficult to use, there are many, common actions that objectively require more button presses to navigate to than the equivalent Nikon. I'm not saying they're bad or that I won't eventually "get used to it", but objectively I don't think "easiest cameras to use" can be made because of more physical action required.
Mar
18
comment What are the pixel needs for huge prints?
If you can get ahold of somebody at Smugmug, they regularly get prints done very very large for their office. I believe @Shizam works there.