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I work for Red Hat on the Fedora Linux distribution. Before that, I was a sysadmin in the Academic Computing group at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Photography is a hobby, and my main goal is simply documentation of my family life.

For some reason, most of my favorite answers here have something to with the geometry of photography, whether in composition, in exposure parameters, or angle of view. And hopefully in a way that makes it clear and interesting even to the non-geek:

But it's not all geometry!

If you're a Pentax user, you may be interested in my definitive guide to Pentax hot shoe flashes and compatible 3rd-party options. It's no longer updated, but still has lots of good information. (If you'd like to take over, let me know!)


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accepted Does the Eyefi X2 Pro transfer files point-to-point in “private network” mode?
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reviewed Looks OK Is a PC-sync cable universal and allows me to operate a flash of any brand with a PC-sync port from any camera that has a PC sync port?
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reviewed Leave Open Are the differences between a Canon Rebel t5 and 70D significant?
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comment Are the differences between a Canon Rebel t5 and 70D significant?
Overall: basic facts, we can answer easily. More involved scenarios about how to do something in photography: yep, that too. However, making decisions about whether something is worth it, or good enough, or better than something else... that's really up to you.
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revised What technique can I use to focus on walking subject when in motion?
this isnt really nikon specific
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revised Is camera flash actually harmful to infants or newborns?
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revised Is camera flash actually harmful to infants or newborns?
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comment Is camera flash actually harmful to infants or newborns?
I'm extremely skeptical of this report. Following the links through Google translate, it appears to come from the society pages of a newspaper or web site. It seems to be a random anecdote blown up large into a scare, in other words. The comparison to intensive-care nursery lighting is not relevant, as flash bursts — especially from a cell phone as in this claim! — simply do not have that much energy. This isn't "reasonable prudence" — it's overreaction and fearmongering. And the counterevidence isn't "Billybob down the street"; see other answers for references from credentialed doctors.
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revised How can I compose city / cityscape shots to avoid distracting elements?
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revised Are the differences between a Canon Rebel t5 and 70D significant?
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revised How can I compose city / cityscape shots to avoid distracting elements?
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comment How can I compose city / cityscape shots to avoid distracting elements?
You may find How can I make an interesting, unique photograph of a city skyline? helpful here, although it's focused on different aspects of cityscape composition.
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reviewed Approve What is the difference between in-lens image stabilizing and sensor-based image stabilizing?
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reviewed Reject Are airport x-ray scanners safe for DSLRs / lenses / storage media?
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reviewed Approve polarizer tag wiki
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