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Oracle DBA

Creative Director Highlands Church

Some pictures I've done


Jan
21
comment Beginner lens decision
@Reid - Point taken. I just had both (more length and then got a faster lens) and have learned way more from the prime. To each their own.
Jan
21
comment Beginner lens decision
As a recent beginner myself, I can attest you'll learn a million times more using a higher quality lens with a wider aperture than something that has a bit more length to it. Though, for traveling, I do understand the choice. Best of luck.
Jan
21
answered Beginner lens decision
Jan
21
comment What method is best to take backups of your digital photos?
This should be a community wiki.
Jan
20
comment Cause of grainy photos?
ISO has quite a bit of an effect on quality, especially towards the upper range. A faster lens will help (faster meaning a wider aperture (lower maximum f stop)) because it will allow you to shoot without the need to raise your ISO more often. I don't believe the 18-200 is a faster lens. Your lens needs really depends on the kinds of shots you do.
Jan
20
answered Cause of grainy photos?
Jan
20
comment Flashguns For Nikon D40s
If you're going to be doing "environmental portraits", you may be "competing" with the Sun a bit, and something stronger may be to your advantage. Look at the Lumopro 160 from mpex.com. Its not "automatic" (iTTL), but I believe does rather well for power.
Jan
20
comment Flashguns For Nikon D40s
Indeed.
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Jan
20
comment Flashguns For Nikon D40s
All of the ones listed there can be used as such, on or off camera, but some (the SB-600 or YN-465) when they're attached to the camera will function in a more automatic mode.
Jan
20
comment Flashguns For Nikon D40s
Always take what Ken says with a grain of salt...he also says on his site that the kit lens "is all you'll ever need" for most people...
Jan
20
comment Flashguns For Nikon D40s
After having a SB-600 that swivels around, I can't imagine how boring it would be to have one that doesn't turn like the SB 400. Just my two cents.
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20
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Jan
20
answered Flashguns For Nikon D40s
Jan
20
comment Can spot metering be corrected in post processing?
Craig is right, your camera is still doing the "right" thing, exposing for where you point it. It just considers only a very small area and exposes that to grey. As the amount of light entering affects your colors to a certain extent, it changes EVERYTHING. It sounds like you just need to learn how to spot meter in general. That may be a question worth asking on here separately.
Jan
20
comment Can spot metering be corrected in post processing?
I wouldn't change the question, I think its useful as it sits, just maybe not as you intended.
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Jan
20
comment How do you detect when your photos are used without copyright permission?
Because it feels like a soapbox you decided to get on about the "sharing" of the internet and not a useful answer.