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Mar
8
revised Really? Why does a Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 cost almost $2,000?
update based on new lens announcement
Feb
23
comment Alternative media for printing photos
Is it bad that I immediately thought 'alternative media' instead of 'mediums'? Maybe too much Latin in high school...
Feb
13
answered Coffee Table Photography Book
Feb
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
10
comment How do I reduce noise, given that I have complete control over everything else?
Glad it can be of use to you. I figured it out when taking my own crystal photos.
Feb
4
answered How do I reduce noise, given that I have complete control over everything else?
Jan
30
comment Can I get high resolution photo from video?
The real meat of the post was about the Red camera. If the OP is really interested in pulling stills from video, they should spend the $17k or whatever it costs for a Red One and go that route. Not what I, personally, would do, but that's one way to get high res stills from video.
Jan
30
answered Can I get high resolution photo from video?
Jan
24
comment Can you recommend any resources about dance photography?
Calmes' images are amazing to me.
Jan
23
comment What is a good pre-built website platform for displaying my photos?
Smugmug has been the best site I've used, by far.
Jan
22
awarded  Enthusiast
Jan
20
comment What are differences between Bayer mosaic and Foveon 3 layer sensor?
@jrista, now we definitely agree-- Sigma has not been very good in the execution of the chip. It is clear that they lack the UI engineering to make the dp series of cameras into the powerhouses that they should be on paper. I fantasize that they will open their firmware so that those of us with computer science chops can take a hack at it, like CHDK. I also fantasize that their SLR bodies will have Nikon and Canon mounts. While I'm at it, I also want a pony and world peace-- I think that all four desires are on the same likelihood of happening.
Jan
20
comment What are differences between Bayer mosaic and Foveon 3 layer sensor?
@jrista-- I couldn't disagree with you more about the look and feel of Foveon images. I have a dp2 and a nikon d300, and have produced 13x19 prints with both cameras (using full-chip images from both). First, no one can tell that they are taken at different resolutions, and second, people can definitely tell that they are different cameras. The saturations are different, the detail resolution is different-- the feel is just different. Some people prefer the d300, others the dp2-- my walls have become a bit of a Rorschach test for sensor style.
Jan
18
comment What do you learn in a BA in Photography that can't be self taught?
@jfd-- that's what I thought too.
Jan
18
comment What do you learn in a BA in Photography that can't be self taught?
Yes, but the 'given a lab' is only a given at a university or similarly equipped environment (ie, you get hired as a tech with no experience by a very understanding boss who will let you learn on the job, not very likely given the cheapness of undergrad labor). These things cost in the tens of thousands, at least, to equip and to maintain, plus the cost of space and so forth. It's not so easy to just assume you'll have access, because chances are you won't. I'm asking if that's the same in photography, but I assume it isn't.
Jan
18
comment What do you learn in a BA in Photography that can't be self taught?
Is that true, that it could be asked of any college degree? I know that in biology, for instance, you need access to a lab and some (not cheap) chemicals in order to do modern molecular biology, in biomedical physics you need access to the equipment-- school in those areas offer access to established setups. Is that not true in photography, or with the advent of digital, access to labs isn't that important anymore?
Jan
14
comment I want to graduate from camera operator to photographer
It can. But it doesn't have to. If you're starting from a technical background (and I did coming from programming, engineering, physics, and math), it's a good place to get the creative juices flowing.
Jan
14
answered I want to graduate from camera operator to photographer
Jan
13
comment How to avoid burnt photos with nikon d300?
I've used the d300 for years and not seen 'burnt' photos. But I must echo ysap-- please post an example.
Jan
13
answered How do you mail a large framed print?