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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


Jun
9
reviewed Close Looking for tips for a good LinkedIn profile picture session
Jun
8
answered How do you organize your photos before you shoot them?
Jun
8
answered Are there disadvantages to an adapted Canon EF-S zoom vs Sony SEL 18-200 lens for my Sony Nex?
Jun
8
answered Is it true that cameras with larger sensors are more likely to mis-focus under low light?
Jun
1
reviewed Looks OK How do I focus at a specific distance (in meters)?
May
29
answered What are the best lights to use with a copy stand
May
22
answered How to improve sky's saturation and contrast to get a similar result?
May
21
reviewed No Action Needed How can I increase the amount of 'keepers' from my Nikkor 50mm 1.8D
May
21
reviewed No Action Needed picture resolution to a canvas print
May
20
reviewed Reopen How can I improve this picture of my friend on vacation?
May
20
answered Exposure compensation or ISO sensitivity?
May
18
comment Do Left and Right matter in how the photo is perceived?
@RussellMcMahon - you made me laugh - but I'm going to answer your comment seriously - I wrote only about LTR language audience, I suspect (but don't have anything to back it up so I didn't write it) that the reverse isn't true for RTL/vertical languages - but if it does - you can have the subject look slightly down/up or look/move toward one top/bottom corners
May
14
comment Do Left and Right matter in how the photo is perceived?
@mattdm - there is good research that show people scan pictures in reading direction but I can't find any credible scientific study about the feeling difference of LTR vs. RTL images
May
14
answered Do Left and Right matter in how the photo is perceived?
May
11
comment Why shutter is not closed by-default on mirrorless cameras as it's closed on film ones?
@BrianFunt - the sensor can't stop recording, light sensitive electronics remain light sensitive even when it's inconvenient, "electronic shutter" is implemented by reading the data while the sensor keeps recording, you either get low resolution (when reading the entire sensor at once) or strange artifacts with fast moving subjects (when reading line-by-line), your typical compact point-and-shoot is both low-res (compared to DSLR/mirrorless) and not typically used for high-speed subjects, high-end point and shoots usually have mechanical shutters
May
11
comment Why shutter is not closed by-default on mirrorless cameras as it's closed on film ones?
@BrianFunt - the shutter need to close when you finish taking a picture, when the shutter closes no more light is hitting the sensor so the camera can spend some time reading the data off the sensor without new light changing the data while it is being read
May
11
answered Why shutter is not closed by-default on mirrorless cameras as it's closed on film ones?
Apr
22
comment What is the best paint to use to make backdrops for studio photography with blown out white backgrounds, and dark black backgrounds
@yoshiserry in the past I've successfully used one $70 Chinese speedlight and a cream-ish off-white wall to create a white background image. the more expensive lights are better but you don't need that much light unless you need to overpower the sun or have a huge area to light. in a studio, photographing one or two people, a 3 or 4 speedlight kit will give you all the power you really need and a good 500 watt set (preferably with adjustable power) will give you all the extra power, speed and flexibility you will ever want.
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?