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bio website flickr.com/bitrot
location Manchester, United Kingdom
age 42
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I've loved photography my entire life. These days I use a Canon DSLR and an iPhone, plus Lightroom for editing. I'm bitrot on Flickr and Instagram.


Aug
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comment Suggestions for photographers / videographers to best work together at the same event?
+1 for such a reasonable, client-focused response. Co-operation is always the best policy, especially on a wedding day.
Aug
28
comment What are neutral density filters and how do I use them to create long exposures in daylight?
Better link to the "answering your own question" thing: blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/07/…
Aug
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revised neutral-density-filter wiki description
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suggested rejected edit on neutral-density-filter tag wiki excerpt
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wiki created neutral-density-filter description
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answered What are neutral density filters and how do I use them to create long exposures in daylight?
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comment What are neutral density filters and how do I use them to create long exposures in daylight?
Please note: this is a question I'm often asked so I'm intending to answer it myself, as per meta.stackexchange.com/questions/17463/…. Just thought I should point that out before other people spend time on their answers!
Aug
28
asked What are neutral density filters and how do I use them to create long exposures in daylight?
Aug
28
comment What benefit does Lightroom 3 offer over Photoshop + Bridge?
+1 for an excellent answer - you've nailed the core distinction very concisely. Photoshop does everything for everyone and thinks like a mathematician (e.g. in the names of its layer blend modes). Lightroom just does photography stuff for photographers and thinks like a photographer.
Aug
28
revised What are the best practices for DOF stacking?
Corrected typo in title
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Aug
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awarded  Analytical
Aug
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revised Is it possible to make a 35mm digital camera with the same size / weight / price as a 35mm film camera?
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Aug
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answered Is it possible to make a 35mm digital camera with the same size / weight / price as a 35mm film camera?
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Aug
25
comment What is a good book for a Lightroom newbie?
I haven't read that one but I found Martin Evening's Photoshop for Photographers books very well written. He's a great author.
Aug
25
comment How well do smart phone light meter apps work?
That wasn't a criticism of the question, by the way. It's a great question, but there's rarely a one-shape-fits-all answer for smartphones.
Aug
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answered How well do smart phone light meter apps work?
Aug
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comment What is a light meter, how do I use one, and for what sort of digital photography do I need one?
Some of the answers here may also help: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/6854/…