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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


Nov
5
comment How can I best take portraits in strong sunlight, without a flash or reflector?
... in another trip, in direct sunlight but with a bit of clouds, I tried the EC +1 and got blown highlights on the subject, so I moved him into open shade, the background wasn't perfectly exposed but it was recognizable enough for an I've-been-there photo (not my best work, but no one cared except me).
Nov
5
comment How can I best take portraits in strong sunlight, without a flash or reflector?
@PavloDyban - those do work, I have the pictures to prove it, but not all the time, you do have to watch your histogram and blinkies and change strategy if it doesn't work. I have used the high exposure technique successfully on a trip just 3 weeks ago - it was under direct sunlight mid-day in the middle of a dessert with no clouds (resulting in very bright sunlit areas and almost black shadows) and I used EC of +1 stop - it really opened up all those dark harsh shadows and I didn't blow the highlights at all (modern cameras are pretty good, it worked way better than I expected)...
Oct
31
answered How can I best take portraits in strong sunlight, without a flash or reflector?
Oct
30
answered PC Terminal vs Hot Shoe
Oct
24
answered What's the use of a very fast shutter speed, faster than 1/4000?
Oct
21
answered Color loss and clarity issues in Canon T2i
Oct
14
answered How similar is in-camera JPEG processing to own brand RAW conversion?
Oct
13
comment Zoom Lens suggestion for hobbyist photographer
@rajaditya_m 60D+18-135 for $1000 sounds good (its cheaper than I got my 550D+18-135 a few years ago), I have the 50mm f/1.8 but rarely use it, I just don't like 50mm (on APS-C) that much, it's a taste/style thing, I like the 30mm-35mm range and when I have some free cash I'm going to buy a prime in that range (and the 70-200 f/4L for the tele end)
Oct
13
answered Manual Mode : Dark picture even in broad daylight
Oct
13
answered Zoom Lens suggestion for hobbyist photographer
Oct
10
comment Will a low-cost macro ring flash be useful for portraits?
Does she already have a flash? I'm asking because 1. the Orbis is actually an adapter that turns a normal flash into a ring flash (and there are cheaper option available in this category) and 2. a ring flash is a bit of a specialty item, not really the most useful as a single all-purpose flash
Oct
10
answered Will a low-cost macro ring flash be useful for portraits?
Oct
8
comment What lens will fit a Canon 10D?
@MichaelClark you are suggesting it's a good idea to modify lenses in order to use them on a 10 years old digital camera body? even cheap EF-S lenses (except for 2nd hand 18-55) should be worth so much more than the body to make this modification financially unwise.
Oct
8
answered What lens will fit a Canon 10D?
Oct
8
comment Is this grain normal? Canon T2i (550d) grain in high light
@MichaelClark I've edited to answer to indicate I may be wrong about ETTR effecting image quality, I'll try to find more information (and maybe even do some experiments) later
Oct
8
revised Is this grain normal? Canon T2i (550d) grain in high light
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Oct
7
comment Is this grain normal? Canon T2i (550d) grain in high light
Noise is about the amount of light hitting the sensor, not ISO, I've added two examples to my answer, my 550D (T2i), "crappy" kit-quality lens, ISO 400 with no noise
Oct
7
revised Is this grain normal? Canon T2i (550d) grain in high light
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Oct
7
comment Is this grain normal? Canon T2i (550d) grain in high light
@ChinmayKanchi - I'm not sure, I don't remember exactly and can't find the original source, I think it was something about color accuracy or saturation. I personally don't care much about ETTR because I don't like to spend time editing so I didn't really care about the details at the time.
Oct
7
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