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by Vian Esterhuizen

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bio website thecoldsun.com
location London, United Kingdom
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I'm the Senior Developer at Sky as part of the Media Integration Platform.


May
4
comment Why would exposure settings be very different for the same scene between full-frame and APS-C (using a 10-stop ND filter)?
It was landscape, we both were at around 28mm (adjusted), that is, she was at 18mm and I was at 28mm. We were both focused at infinity and the scene itself was roughly the same. It wasn't a question of metering, the actual exposure came up very differently, metering doesn't matter in this case.
May
4
asked Why would exposure settings be very different for the same scene between full-frame and APS-C (using a 10-stop ND filter)?
Feb
19
awarded  Yearling
Jan
13
revised How can I achieve this “golden” effect?
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Jan
13
comment How can I achieve this “golden” effect?
Don't understand the downvote, what are you saying? That images like that one (which I took and I know for a fact hasn't been edited) can't be performed without photoshop editing or that golden hour doesn't have anything to do with it? If you shot at 1pm you'll have to change half the photo to achieve that effect due to the harsh direct white light, if you shot at golden hour you don't, it's all about the light helping you better achieve an effect, if you think is more about the editing than about the light then you need to review your photography concepts.
Jan
13
answered How can I achieve this “golden” effect?
Aug
12
comment Difference between short/long exposure for faraway objects?
True, but unless you're photographing the stars or the sky stating "everything in the frame is at infinity" is probably not true anyway.
Aug
12
answered Difference between short/long exposure for faraway objects?
Aug
7
comment What are the advantages of shooting in a proprietary RAW format over DNG?
You can find more information and debate about that particular issue with DxO here: photo.net/digital-darkroom-forum/00bj5j but basically, if a given provider refuses to accept a file that's a completely different topic. If they'd say they won't open jpg because it's compressed and they lose quality that their right, but it's commercial reasons, not technical reasons...
Aug
6
revised What are the advantages of shooting in a proprietary RAW format over DNG?
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Aug
4
comment What are the advantages of shooting in a proprietary RAW format over DNG?
I've explained two reasons why I consider DNG is better than RAW. Specification is open and it's smaller which results in less space used and faster processing. You may disagree but don't tell me there's "no evidence"
Aug
4
answered What are the advantages of shooting in a proprietary RAW format over DNG?
Jun
26
comment How can I get the exposure correct in this picture?
Completely unrelated but please crop and convert this to black & white. The contrast and negative space between the tree and the sky is going to produce a really nice image.
Apr
28
answered How do you manage your less-than-perfect photos?
Mar
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
awarded  Scholar
Feb
28
accepted Suggestions for workflow for organizing light room library
Feb
28
revised Suggestions for workflow for organizing light room library
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Feb
28
asked Suggestions for workflow for organizing light room library
Feb
26
answered Why do breathtaking views turn into “boring” photos, and how can I do better?