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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 It's no longer updated, but still has lots of good information.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 Taking picture with screen turned on with NIkon D5300 is very slow
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reviewed Reviewed High Speed Sync with Canon 7D and Sigma EF-610 DG Super
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revised High Speed Sync with Canon 7D and Sigma EF-610 DG Super
Please use whole words
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revised What is the -5 to +5 scale below the aperture number on the back of my Canon DSLR?
Question in title instead of non-descriptive "heads up"
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comment What is the -5 to +5 scale below the aperture number on the back of my Canon DSLR?
possible duplicate of What is the EV scale?
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reviewed Close Video streaming with Canon EOS M
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revised Is the Gorillapod sturdy enough for super-zoom lens and long exposure?
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comment How are “Tele Photography” and “Candid Photography” different for a wedding?
I'm going on the assumption that you are hiring a wedding photographer, and saw these terms in a brochure, website, or even contract. Correct?
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revised How are “Tele Photography” and “Candid Photography” different for a wedding?
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comment How are “Tele Photography” and “Candid Photography” different for a wedding?
Can you give a little more context? Where did you hear these terms in a way that made you think that they might by synonyms?
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reviewed Close Which is a cheap remote shutter release for Canon 600D?
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comment When does “Fill the frame” become “Too tightly framed”?
And, venturing into highly opinionated territory, I find your crop to be a more striking portrait, but overall less something I might hang on my wall as a non-family member.
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comment When does “Fill the frame” become “Too tightly framed”?
That's an interesting example of how a tighter crop adds more apparent headroom. The relative amount to the man's left is larger compared to the rest of the frame, making it feel less constraining. This crop also definitely puts the emphasis right on the child's face, and much less on the geometry I noted in my answer. Interesting!
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comment When does “Fill the frame” become “Too tightly framed”?
This has gotten a few close votes as "primarily opinion-based". I disagree strongly — see meta discussion. meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/4748/…
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comment Why aren't the electronic bright lines for framing in the X-Pro 1 viewfinder more accurate?
Link is still dead....
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comment What to call this photo effect?
Jack, is what you are looking for the same effect as that other question?
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comment Re create existing filter from example
This question could really use a description of the effect in the title.
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revised Combining multiple shots from a burst for noise reduction, when the subject moves slightly?
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