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Oct
16
comment Does using multiple filters reduce the image quality more than just one filter?
My answer to this question may also be of some use. Short answer: yes multiple filters degrade more, but ND filters less so that some others. Put strongest ND filter closest to lens. Also see this answer.
Oct
14
comment Why is there the illusion of detail in photographic noise?
I meant adding noise to an image that already had banding. Dithering is when start with a higher bit depth and apply some diffusion when converting to the final bit depth. Adding noise to something for which you have no higher bit depth source is not as effective but can still somewhat mask the banding.
Oct
14
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Oct
14
comment Can someone take a picture of me, then claim copyright over the material?
Edited in response to these comments, I totally did misread the question.
Oct
14
revised Can someone take a picture of me, then claim copyright over the material?
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Oct
13
revised If I'm buying a single ND filter, which stop is most versatile?
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Oct
13
comment Do professionals really never use a 24-70 lens?
I enjoy Ken Rockwell's writing style. But everything of his that I read, I need to remember to dial it down a couple of notches. He's the king of exaggeration, turning every "sometimes" into an "ALWAYS!!!!" and every "this might come in handy" into an "THIS MUST BE USED ALL THE TIME!!!". When you're reading his stuff, remember this and you will have a higher opinion of him and enjoy his writing more. If he says something is "ABSOLUTE GARBAGE, THROW IT IN THE TRASH!!" then it means he doesn't think it's all that useful or he thinks there's a better alternative.
Oct
13
comment Can this glitch be reproduced?
Various artists have reproduced glitches like this for their work, my immediate thought was the album art for Nine Inch Nails' "With Teeth", a technique he used again for his "The Social Network" soundtrack CD. The Social Network blu-ray, I think, had an extra feature where he was describing how he, or the artist, did this for the album art.
Oct
13
answered Why is there the illusion of detail in photographic noise?
Oct
13
revised If I'm buying a single ND filter, which stop is most versatile?
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Oct
13
revised If I'm buying a single ND filter, which stop is most versatile?
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Oct
13
answered If I'm buying a single ND filter, which stop is most versatile?
Sep
16
comment How could I have counteracted purple lighting?
This is the best edit I've seen - I think this really demonstrates just how strong the color cast was, with the strong green light behind the subjects obviously further confusing the camera's auto white balance. Even setting a custom white balance with a gray card would be difficult in this environment because the light is different throughout the room. Flash would indeed make things easier.
Aug
3
revised How do I get a “Film” look with a digital camera?
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Jul
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Jul
29
revised Why and how do “bigger pixels” make a better picture?
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Jul
22
comment How to fix dent in B+W circular polarizing filter?
This doesn't answer your question, but despite the cost, the best option may be to replace it. Screwing a filter with a damaged thread onto your lens has the potential to damage the lens' thread too either by grinding it or warping it, plus even if you manage to fix it, it may never be as smooth as it originally was. I'm guessing your lens is a fairly good one.
Jul
22
answered Why can my Nikon D3300 write to the card, but it's read-only on the computer?
Jul
22
comment Why is my Canon Powershot SX500 IS displaying images with negative colouration?
1. Are the images displaying negative when viewed on a computer? 2. Are the images displaying negative when taken using different camera modes (turn top dial to other modes eg "P", "Av", "Auto")?