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Jan
27
comment What do I need to get photos with a unifom black background (not with post)?
You mean, 3^2, not 2^3? so 9 x less light?
Jan
27
comment Should I switch off image stabilization when photographing my 2 year old?
I talk about image stabilization in this answer: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/670/…. There is a good article all about VR (vibration reduction -- it's what Nikon calls canon's IS). Point number 4 in the article is "If your subject is moving, you still need a shutter speed that will stop that movement."
Jan
26
comment How to get started with fashion photography?
For example. "I know a lot about landscape and flower photography. I'm looking to branch out and try something new like Fashion photography. How does it differ from the type of photography I am used to and what are some things I can do to learn to become a better fashion photographer."... or something to that effect.
Jan
26
comment How to get started with fashion photography?
@ysap - just to be clear, I was not a downvoter and just speculated why. I think I could have worded the questoin much differently and it would have gotten upvotes. I do encourage that anyone who downvotes leave a message saying why. Constructive criticism will help the poster learn how to be a better member of the community.
Jan
26
comment How to get started with fashion photography?
Ha, you might have had better luck asking the question without the semi-creepy back story.
Jan
26
comment What options do I have for a normal and fast prime lens for a Canon APS-C camera?
Just don't get fooled into thinking that wider aperture means you will be able to shoot in low light. If you open the aperture more, you will get a shallower DOF. It only works if you want such a shallow DOF in low light... If you don't want a shallow DOF, you need to rely on your camera's ISO setting or use a flash.
Jan
26
comment How to cope with high contrast?
haha, do photographers really frown upon hdr? I really like hdr shots a lot. The reflection in the guitar in this hdr shot is really nice. Oh, and great answer! +1.
Jan
25
comment What is dynamic range and how is it important in photography?
Wow, I wish I could upvote this more than once. I'm sure I will accept the answer, but I want to come back later and read it again :-). I may have another questions or two...
Jan
25
asked What is dynamic range and how is it important in photography?
Jan
24
comment Where can I find reviews of and tools for comparing cameras?
I wish I could upvote this more than once. If camera labs has a review it is usually great. I really enjoy watching the video reviews as well. I was looking for info about nikon d7000 vs canon 7d vs. canon 60d and there was info on that site that none of the other sites talked about. (For example, the fact that the nikon d7000 boasts 6 frames per second but because of the buffer speed can only shoot that fast for a few seconds.) Other sites just quoted what was on the label, but I feel like they really put it to the test.
Jan
24
accepted What are the biggest issues with wearing glasses as a photographer and how can they be overcome?
Jan
24
comment What are the biggest issues with wearing glasses as a photographer and how can they be overcome?
touché :-). +1 for linking to photos from blind photographers. However, I don't like using the lcd on the back at all... you definitely get less out of the camera/lenses. (e.g. - focusing is slower IMO).
Jan
24
comment What are the biggest issues with wearing glasses as a photographer and how can they be overcome?
+1 for the link to the corrections. Thanks.
Jan
23
comment Which photographer do you find inspirational?
@rfusca: just saw your comment... I obviously agree :-).
Jan
23
comment Which photographer do you find inspirational?
Is this not what a community wiki is for? I think it should be CW.
Jan
23
comment Ideas for a talk on exposure
@che: haha - I like the meme :-).
Jan
23
comment How do I use spot metering?
I think this answer also deserves a +1. Basically the same as what the accepted answer said... but I think this is helpful too. Thanks.
Jan
23
accepted How do I use spot metering?
Jan
23
comment How do I use spot metering?
Thanks! I enjoyed the article on your site. I agree with you that manual + spot metering is a great combo. If you look at the question I referenced in this question, others were trying to emphasize that you can spot meter while in a priority mode. I finally realize that it makes sense to do that -- but it certainly is easier (IMO) to use manual mode since it's easier to do exposure compensation. Thanks again!
Jan
23
comment Ideas for a talk on exposure
@mattdm: ha, ok. I still find the eye example to be helpful. I totally made it up when I was learning about exposure. When I've tried to explain aperture to people, I can see the light bulb go off in their mind when I relate it to a pupil. ::shrugs::.