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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


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answered Why don't cameras support journaled filesystems?
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answered How do I get my Canon 60D to use short shutter speeds with flash in Av mode?
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comment How to price my photos to be used on someone else's website?
@Rmano - if you have no intention of going pro and this is a one time deal you can sell the images at any price, there are free on-line calculators that can give you a starting point for negotiation (and you'll probably going to negotiate down from that price). I don't like the "cut of article sold" model, as a business owner I would never give a cut of the profit in exchange for a photo (unless it's a dead product and I have nothing to lose) and I wouldn't give my products in exchange for a cut (unless it's a sure thing) giving/getting a cut isn't a fair deal unless you go in as a partner
Dec
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answered How to price my photos to be used on someone else's website?
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answered What classes should I attend to start professional reportage photography?
Nov
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revised Can I use ProPhoto in 14 bits?
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Nov
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comment Can I use ProPhoto in 14 bits?
@FriendofKim - what I'm saying is that there are two completely separate bit depths - the bit depth that should be 16bit is the one you choose in the export dialog (when you export in ProPhot/AdobeRGB) not the bit depth of the sensor - but usually you export to SRGB JPEG file anyway so it doesn't matter
Nov
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answered Can I use ProPhoto in 14 bits?
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Nov
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answered What is an AA Filter?
Nov
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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
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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
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answered How can I best take portraits in strong sunlight, without a flash or reflector?
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answered PC Terminal vs Hot Shoe
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answered What's the use of a very fast shutter speed, faster than 1/4000?