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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 It's no longer updated, but still has lots of good information.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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answered Dark ring in photo
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comment Dark ring in photo
Is this an interchangeable-lens camera?
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reviewed Edit Is manual focusing a viable option with the Canon 6D, 100-400 IS L II, and 1.4 Extender?
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revised Is manual focusing a viable option with the Canon 6D, 100-400 IS L II, and 1.4 Extender?
make question more questiony :)
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reviewed Close Post retouching outdoor photos with poor lighting
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reviewed Delete Will editing an image in a significant way alter copyright?
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comment underexposed photo in manual mode
If you manually select f/3.5, does the image appear brighter?
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answered How do I make my images look like this dreamlike picture?
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revised Why are professional flashes so expensive?
edited tags
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comment Why are professional flashes so expensive?
Related: What does an expensive flash unit buy over a cheap one?
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comment Best AF Fine tuning for Nikon D7000 lenses
possible duplicate of What is the best way to micro-adjust a camera body to a particular lens?
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revised What to do when my Nikon DSLR back LED keeps blinking, draining the battery quickly?
deemphize model number
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comment Post retouching outdoor photos with poor lighting
This is pretty vague. What do you dislike and what do you want to improve?
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comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of zoom lenses with a wide range of focal lengths?
We have a number of other very similar questions in the superzoom tag, too.
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revised What are the advantages and disadvantages of zoom lenses with a wide range of focal lengths?
edited tags; edited title
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revised Can I trigger a Nikon SB-600 off-camera with any other flash on the hotshoe?
added 9 characters in body; edited title
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revised How do I accurately capture the colour of sunlight on a wall?
This question is not really about arbitrary camera models
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reviewed Close Canvas printing
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reviewed Reject Using photos to measure surface area?
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comment which tripod should i choose slik f153 v/s fotopro digi DIGI-9300
possible duplicate of What should I pay attention to when choosing a tripod?