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I'm a software developer and photography enthusiast.

I've developed Giraffe Upload ( http://www.giraffeupload.com ) a photo backup system and my photography blog is at http://UsefulPhotoTips.com


Apr
13
answered What is the best paint to use to make backdrops for studio photography with blown out white backgrounds, and dark black backgrounds
Apr
7
answered How can I make the most of entry level camera gear?
Apr
3
awarded  Revival
Apr
1
answered Camera body vs lenses - which is more important technically?
Mar
31
comment Can using a reflector or external flash soften harsh natural light, or just fill in shadows?
@Morpho - this is not a problem, you can control the power and softness of the light by moving the reflector closer of farther from the model and by using a bigger or smaller reflector, it's all controllable and you should play around until you get the look you want - and you probably don't want balance, balanced light is boring, interesting light has direction and shadows and often color - and if you do want balance you don't do it in direct sunlight, you find some shade.
Mar
31
answered Can using a reflector or external flash soften harsh natural light, or just fill in shadows?
Mar
31
comment What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
@Morpho - (cont from prev comment) ... the phase detect auto focus in the 5Dmk3 with a new lens is both fast and accurate, it focuses as well as contrast detection or very careful manual focus (the focusing mistake is too small to detect) - now the 5Dmk3 does not miss focus because of the camera technology limitations, but, this only translates to better images if: 1. you had a focusing problem to begin with (if you don't shoot with shallow DOF the old system is accurate enough), 2. you have good technique (photographer mistakes cause much larger error than camera mistakes)
Mar
31
comment What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
@Morpho - phase detect auto focus systems are designed to be fast at the cost of being less accurate, the camera focuses at some range around the object the focus point is on and not exactly on that object, normally you don't notice it because it's close enough and less then your DOF - but if you have a very shallow DOF you can see your picture isn't properly focused (you tried to focus on the eye but it missed and either the tip of the nose or the ear is in sharpest focus) ... (cont in next comment)
Mar
31
comment What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
@Morpho - it means that you get smaller focusing errors - if you have problems with missed focus (and your equipment and technique are good) it can help.
Mar
31
comment What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
@Morpho - The new focus system is still better than the old one even with older lenses (but doesn't enjoy the new accuracy improvement) most Canon lenses released since 2010 have the extra electronics to get the high accuracy, for more details visit lensrentals.com/blog/2012/08/…
Mar
31
comment What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
@Morpho - phase detect auto focus systema traditionally trade accuracy for speed - the new system in the 5Dmk3 and the 1Dx is very fast but it's also much more accurate than older systems, older systems has a lot of variation and often miss by a bit and focus just to the front or back of the subject - the new system has a lot less variation and has way less focusing errors.
Mar
30
answered What are meaningful deciding factors when deciding between Canon 5D mark III vs mark II?
Mar
27
comment Why there is no full-frame lenses with leaf shutter?
What you wrote is true for new systems but you didn't address adding a leaf shutter to the established FF systems (Canon/Nikon), they both don't have the electronic connections to control a shutter in the lens - so if they decide to come up with a leaf shutter lens it will require a new version of the lens mount and be incompatible with all existing bodies - making the potential market quite small
Mar
27
answered Photography in sunlight
Mar
20
comment Is the Nokia Lumia 1020 a suitable replacement for my aging Canon G3?
@cimmanon the G3 is a good high-end point-and-shoot, I know because I almost bought one as a second camera, it's not somewhere between a P&S and a DSLR - a DSLR is a system with replaceable parts that can be adapted to anything, it's a completely different world, I personally love it and can't imagine going back from a bag full of equipment to a simple camera - but it's not for everyone, if you want a simple camera both Canon and Nikon make really good high end P&S - and the high end Nokia phones are amazing for their size and weight (but a phone lasts only ~3 years before you need to upgrade)
Mar
20
answered Is the Nokia Lumia 1020 a suitable replacement for my aging Canon G3?
Mar
11
answered Is there an advantage to choosing the Big Two (TM) entry level dSLRs over competititon?
Mar
4
answered Is it good to buy Canon 18-135mm lens?
Jan
30
awarded  Nice Question
Jan
17
awarded  Enlightened