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bio website flunzel.de
location Germany
age 38
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Jun 16 at 10:06

I'm a student of CS/part time-developer and hobby-photographer since I was 8 or 9 and my dad gave me a 6x6-box (120-film) and shortly afterwards a Lomo (that was before it became ... infamous) plus complete works for BW-development.

I try to not care too much about the technical aspects of photography, being a geek, and learn more about taking great photos.

I face post-processing with a kind of mixed feelings, as I experienced early that it can't save a bad picture. Nevertheless Hugin is one of my pets up to the extent that I built it by myself several times on Windows, although slowly the fun of panorama- and semi-HDR-stitches fades.


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comment What software could I use for aligning time lapse stills to remove camera shake?
I used Photoshop a while too (access at the University) but it's normally much too heavy for such simple operations. That said: of course its detection might be better in that use case, I haven't compared. I for myself tend to add points manually if the detection fails - you only need to set at least two or three (making rotations/translations-detection possible) if you use above limitations.
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comment What's the best lens for shooting baby and kids with a DX Nikon?
I second the Tamron 17-50mm. Had a very good first year with my kid and others (baby swimming) with it indoors.
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Aug
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comment Which postcard mailing services are the best?
Only as another model: we do it the manual way. There is a fast-printing service/machines in nearly every modern city or vacation spot. We just print the pictures we selected, add a stamp and some personalized scribbles and send the newly-made postcards on their way ... (some places like the Canary Islands only offer 24h-service though ;) ).
Aug
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comment What free software exists for geotagging photos?
@Conor Boyd Thx. I tried to clarify in the answer.
Aug
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revised What free software exists for geotagging photos?
elaboration
Aug
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comment What free software exists for geotagging photos?
@Conor Boyd: No, it does not, that is true. That is also why Cygwin/Perl are not mentioned in the requirements in the brackets for Geosetter ;)
Aug
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revised What free software exists for geotagging photos?
added info about geosetter
Aug
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comment Why does fungus form in lenses, and how to get rid of it?
Maybe helpful: What are the best methods for cleaning really dirty lens elements?