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Jun
8
comment How to make photos of parades?
@jfklein13-- The name of the movie is Smoke (imdb.com/title/tt0114478). Enjoy!
Jun
8
comment How I could take crisp sharp shots without expensive lens?
@RussellMcMahon-- personally, I prefer grenades. My aim isn't all that good.
Jun
8
comment How I could take crisp sharp shots without expensive lens?
@mattdm-- you should experiment with your own workflow, and what level of degradation you'll allow. I have yet to see the same sharpness from a medium quality jpeg as I can with a properly converted RAW. Even high quality will cause degradation around hair and other fine features that I don't find acceptable; you may not care.
Mar
22
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
18
comment Does the order of sharpening and noise reduction matter?
Possible duplicate of photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2318/…
Aug
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
23
awarded  Yearling
Jul
5
comment How can I get sharp macro photos like this example?
+1 to get you over 10k :)
Jun
24
comment What is a good lower-cost alternative for the Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens?
I second this answer. For me, the 85mm 1.8 is a fantastic alternative. If I had to do it again, though, it might be difficult to compare with the Tamron 90mm. I know the second is a macro lens, but I can't bring myself to buy it and have two lenses in roughly the same range.
Jun
9
comment How does one focus for landscape photos in very dark conditions?
@Evan-- I've used this approach for night shots as well. Typically, I can see nothing through the viewfinder, but on the back after a 5min exposure (for instance), something is visible.
May
13
comment Should I have a wedding contract provision for actions outside my control?
My favorite was the other Nikon shooter who had his flash set to slave mode on the channel I was using. His flash never fired when he shot, just when I shot. Glad I was chimping-- I was able to catch the problem before too many shots were ruined.
May
13
comment Should I have a wedding contract provision for actions outside my control?
I agree with this completely. This is how I handle my contracts as well, and have actually had a bride walk away from the table because she didn't want to give up her deposit in the 'act of god' case. I'd rather end that business relationship that way than having to follow through with litigation...
May
13
comment Where can I see examples of great photos from cheap cameras?
Wow. That guy is doing things with that camera that I did not think were possible. But how well do they print?
May
13
comment How do I get this fashion photograph effect?
Hi Melissa-- just curious, why do you think your question would get bashed?
May
12
comment Should I have a wedding contract provision for actions outside my control?
This is very good advice. Having to shoot everything from a balcony on a tripod with what is essentially a telescope does limit the kind of shots the couple can get, through no fault of the photographer.
May
12
comment Should I have a wedding contract provision for actions outside my control?
Last minute = find a replacement fast (and I know several people for this kind of thing-- nothing's a guarantee, but it's good to know them). Car breaks down = scramble to get help, or call a cab and leave the car behind until it can get handled. I always aim to be there many hours ahead of time, and if locations are moved in the middle (ie, shoot prep in one place and then ceremony in another), well, I haven't had a problem with transportation yet (knock on wood...)
May
12
answered Should I have a wedding contract provision for actions outside my control?
May
10
comment What is noise in a digital photograph?
@coneslayer-- actually, unless you have a Foveon sensor, the bayer pattern will limit the measured information from the chip to one color per pixel. Subsequent interpolation of that grid to produce a three-color image will exacerbate any noise that's produced, but is in and of itself not a source of noise. It does mean that, practically speaking, the noise isn't limited to a single pixel, so removing it can be painful (from a theoretical perspective).