Lunch atop a (Springfield) skyscraper

Lunch atop a (Springfield) skyscraper
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comment Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?
Also don't forget about Olympus and Panasonic
Jan
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answered Double exposure photo with Gimp
Dec
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revised What is Chromatic Aberration?
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comment Should 8x10" prints be actually 8x10?
20x25cm would be around 7 7/8 inches by 9 13/16 inches. But I believe even in Europe the actual standard is supposed to be 8x10 inches, and 20x25cm is just their approximation in a more familiar unit. In other words, it should be 20.32 by 25.4 cm.
Dec
1
comment What is the meaning of W and T on a camera's zoom buttons?
The name "telephoto" includes "tele", which means "far off" or "over a distance" so it literally means "long distance photography"
Dec
1
comment Pistol grip vs ball head
My process for using a pistol grip: Grasp pistol, gently squeeze, move head into the desired location. Gently release pistol. Head moves as you release the grip and suddenly everything is crooked. Rinse and repeat.
Dec
1
comment Are canvas prints lower resolution than poster prints?
This is something that could vary between labs because they may use different papers/canvas or different print techniques - did you have a particular place in mind?
Nov
24
comment How can I shoot in a semi-dark room without very long shutter speeds?
Nice pic, by the way
Nov
24
comment How was this image achieved? With a filter?
Variations on this question come up so often that we almost need a template response that says "this cannot be achieved with only a software filter but requires careful lighting and exposure considerations, blah blah".
Nov
24
comment Why doesn't PNG show more detail than JPEG in a converted NASA image?
To summarise, JPEG allows you to set varying levels of quality when compressing. When using a high enough quality level JPEG should be visually indistinguishable from lossless compression like PNG. Another way of saying that is that at high enough quality levels, JPEG artifacts should not be visible to the human eye.
Nov
24
answered How can I shoot in a semi-dark room without very long shutter speeds?
Nov
17
comment Which Nikon kit lens is best to start with — or should I skip the kit lens?
The Nikon 18-55 kit lens is a fairly poor lens even by kit lens standards; pretty much any other kits lens will be better, including the 18-105. Only putting this as a comment because it's too short to be an answer. I'd also recommend getting a normal prime (the 35mm f/1.8 in this case) and using that as much as you can.
Nov
12
answered What can damage a lens?
Nov
11
comment What is the material the rods from a soft box are made off?
You could use bamboo, aluminium poles, ...
Nov
8
comment Can I use photos of my own dogs that were taken by someone else?
(continued) From what I've read here I don't see any reason the friend would sue if Julie gave credit. YMMV
Nov
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comment Can I use photos of my own dogs that were taken by someone else?
Written contract is nice to have if you think you may get sued, but not mandatory. Verbal contracts are technically valid too but just hard to prove in court. Think Hoefler&Co vs Frere-Jones. It sounds like this is a "friend", albeit not a close friend. How likely is this really to go to court? Is it a particularly litigious friend? I can't help but feel most people are over-complicating this and just assuming the friend is going to sue. Copyright is a civil law, so you're not in trouble unless the other party decides to take legal action.
Nov
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comment Can I use photos of my own dogs that were taken by someone else?
What do you have against giving credit? It seems quite kind of them to let you continue to use the photos for free if you merely give credit. To me I'm wondering why complicate this matter when it seems like continuing to use the photos but giving credit is actually not going to be much of a problem?