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Creative Director Highlands Church

Some pictures I've done


Jun
9
comment outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
What exactly is your question? Is it about the group shot specifically or about the wedding in general?
May
5
comment Are there stuck/dead pixels in my photo?
exact same location in all photos?
May
4
comment Grainy/low quality pictures - how to stop?
@MysMelody - as far as 'bridge cameras' go, the S8200 isn't a particularly great one. It's a small sensor, high zoom, slow aperture camera. But thats what that price range typically (not always) gets you. Depending on which particular IXUS you had, you may have ended up with with a worse camera in everything but zoom range. Typically, if you get 40x zoom, you almost must be sacrificing quality.
May
4
comment Grainy/low quality pictures - how to stop?
For less grainy pictures, more light therefore smaller ISO. For sharper pictures, you'll want to avoid the extreme ends of your zoom range probably.
Apr
27
comment How to shoot photo with the sun fully surrounding foreground subject
You certainly could do it as one shot, but it seems like it be much easier to do as two.
Apr
22
comment What process was used to make this glass plate?
I'm confused - it seems like you asked the question and then proceeded to describe the process you asked about.
Apr
20
comment A6000 and Sony 55-210mm - At 210mm, with tripod, I am getting a “wavy” distortion to all objects in range
Can you post an image with the issue?
Apr
18
comment wireless triggering Canon 650d with profoto d1
You're not likely to have a happy wedding party if you keep throwing full power studio flashes to lit up the whole room..just fyi
Apr
18
comment What sort of camera do I need for product photography?
@Prix - Feel free to come into chat and talk about what your needs and budget and expectation is and we may be able to better help you.
Apr
18
comment What sort of camera do I need for product photography?
No, I'm not saying that. I'm saying that @Aj's suggestion that this question is a duplicate of the other is wrong. What camera you need and what other stuff you need depends a lot on 'how far' you want to go into the rabbit hole.
Apr
18
comment What sort of camera do I need for product photography?
That's a terrible duplicate question - it addresses background color, tripod heads, and reflector colors. Not at all what he's asking here.
Apr
16
comment Is this photo showing lenses apparently hanging in the air a Photoshopped composite, or was some other trick used?
I would encourage you to post a comment on his picture and ask directly.
Apr
16
comment Is this photo showing lenses apparently hanging in the air a Photoshopped composite, or was some other trick used?
Pentax users have super powers, its a well established fact.
Apr
16
comment Why pay for specialist studio photography lighting aka strobes when you can use continuous light sources which are more powerful and cheaper?
I think you're vastly underestimating the light output from strobes. It's almost always much more than continuous lights. My single middle teir hotshoe flash can light up my entire 2 story living room to shoot at a low ISO, but if I crank up all the lightbulbs in the house, I wouldn't get close.
Apr
15
comment How to handle publicly sharing family photos (especially kids) online?
@Rarst - wonderful :) Glad it could help.
Apr
14
comment Is image stabilization a necessary feature for wide angle lenses?
+1 - and as an example of a whole type of photography that may find it useful. Indoor shots of architecture and buildings. If a tripod is allow there, great - but many historic, touristy building don't allow them.
Apr
13
comment First Wedding - What to charge?
There's some extremely similar questions already on the site - photo.stackexchange.com/questions/30205/… and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/39917/… for example. This very well may get closed as a duplicate of them. Regardless of that, I HIGHLY encourage you to make a contract, in writing, about your deliverables and your pay.
Apr
11
comment Why are phase detect lenses adapted onto contrast detect bodies so much slower?
If it needed pre-knowledge, then every time you bought a newly released lens with an older camera, the AF would be drastically slow till a camera firmware update.
Apr
11
comment Why are phase detect lenses adapted onto contrast detect bodies so much slower?
So, its not that the camera doesn't "know the lens well", implying some sort of pre-knowledge- its tha the camera probably doesn't speak the full 'language' of the lens
Apr
11
comment Why are phase detect lenses adapted onto contrast detect bodies so much slower?
... are you sure that's not just part of the mount specification? I don't think the camera has to have a database of all lenses - surely that's part of the electrical information that passes between the mount?