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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.

If you're a Pentax user, you may be interested in my definitive guide to Pentax hot shoe flashes and compatible 3rd-party options.


The Exposure Tricycle

(Huh, what? See What is the "Exposure Triangle?".)


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comment How to calculate mean/average photo color in GIMP?
You've tagged this as color-correction. can you explain a little more about why you want this information and what you're doing with it?
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reviewed Close What could cause pictures to come out too dark when using a ring flash?
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comment Pentax prime lens recommendation for street photography
But also, your price is limit is really unreasonably low for "maximum sharp images". But, also, also — sharpness isn't necessarily a main priority for street photography. (C.f. most of Cartier-Bresson). The ideal lens is probably the FA 31mm Limited, but that's $1200. Failing that, either of the ones in the review you've linked is absolutely fine — or else look into older manual focus lenses.
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comment Pentax prime lens recommendation for street photography
Hi Lijo. We generally don't do "tell me what to buy" questions. See meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1803/….
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comment What's the best way to develop old, exposed film?
See also How long will exposed film retain some latent image?
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reviewed Close How long will exposed film retain some latent image?
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comment How long will exposed film retain some latent image?
See also What's the best way to develop old, exposed film?
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reviewed Close my pictures getting corrupted on my smart phone
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reviewed Close How can I take long exposures on Nikon D7000 with a wireless remote?
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reviewed Edit Is it better to get water-resistant camera bag for cycling, or upgrade to a weather-resistant camera?
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reviewed Looks OK Problem with processing .CR2 format in Linux
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comment How do I get to be a ringside professional at wrestling promotions?
Your statement of not selling your photographs seems directly at odds with "professional". Is selling your images (or time) your eventual goal?
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revised How do I get to be a ringside professional at wrestling promotions?
This site is definitely not just about hardware
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reviewed Reopen What setup/techniques is beaches.com using on their photos?
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revised How can I better take indoor photographs with wide aperture and low light?
fixed focus is a different thing :)