Not Your Everyday Banana

by Bart Arondson

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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 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?
Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
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?
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
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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
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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
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answered Will a low-cost macro ring flash be useful for portraits?