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bio website bitrot.net
location Manchester, United Kingdom
age 41
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I'm an enthusiastic amateur or a semi-pro photographer, depending on mood and day of the week. :)


Aug
23
comment Are there any cameras with touchscreens which can send touch input wirelessly to a computer?
Suggest this is migrated to Stackoverflow as it's not really a photography question.
Aug
23
comment Is Adobe Photoshop worth the money?
I completely back those comments on Lightroom. It's much cheaper and much better suited to a photographer's needs than Photoshop: I barely ever use the latter these days. Your profile doesn't say where you're from but Lughtroom is half price this week (until Sunday 28th) at Amazon UK: £118 is an absolute bargain!
Aug
22
comment How do I keep the horizon straight when taking a photo (without a tripod)?
Cheers Nicholas! I've seen that "string monopod" technique before - thanks for reminding me of it.
Aug
22
comment How do I keep the horizon straight when taking a photo (without a tripod)?
Now that I like: it's not me, it's my syndrome! :)
Aug
22
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
21
comment How do I keep the horizon straight when taking a photo (without a tripod)?
That sounds like a nifty feature but mine's a Canon (and not a 7D with it's equally nifty Digital Level Gauge either). Personally I've never found a detectable loss of sharpness when rotating in post: I know it should, but I assume Lightroom is handling it well.
Aug
21
comment How do I keep the horizon straight when taking a photo (without a tripod)?
Cheers Nick: practise, practise, practise is what I've been trying. I'll keep at it. ;)
Aug
21
comment How do I keep the horizon straight when taking a photo (without a tripod)?
Sorry, I should have been clearer in my question that I'm referring specifically to using the viewfinder: you're right, LiveView does usually solve the problem. I've edited the question now to clarify that but thanks for the answer all the same. :)
Aug
21
revised How do I keep the horizon straight when taking a photo (without a tripod)?
Clarified purpose of question: applies specifically to using the viewfinder rather than LiveView
Aug
21
comment Is 2 megapixels enough for 4x6 prints?
Also the title is pretty unambiguous. :)
Aug
21
comment Is 2 megapixels enough for 4x6 prints?
Ah OK, I see what you mean. But I think in that case that would make this question far too wide open to answer. "Do I need a better camera" can't be answered objectively, especially on the basis of such a brief question.
Aug
21
asked How do I keep the horizon straight when taking a photo (without a tripod)?
Aug
21
comment Is 2 megapixels enough for 4x6 prints?
@dpollitt But the questioner only has one criterion for that decision: is the current camera capable of producing good 6x4" prints. We're not told anything else about the camera or any other requirements of it. So the answer to "Do I need a better camera?" is obviously: no (unless there's some other criterion for that decision that you haven't told us about).
Aug
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
18
revised How do I start promoting a children's portrait business?
Corrected typos & punctuation
Aug
18
suggested suggested edit on How do I start promoting a children's portrait business?
Aug
18
comment Why does my Adobe Lightroom temporarily pixelate photos after every change?
Can you give some details on the spec of your computer? It sounds like you might be running on and under-powered machine. If you leave it long enough after an edit (without zooming in) does it eventually go sharp again?
Aug
18
answered How do I start promoting a children's portrait business?
Aug
17
comment Is 2 megapixels enough for 4x6 prints?
As a p.s., also remember that clever print technology means that even at much lower dpi you can get some amazing prints. I've had prints made in the past at around 150dpi that were surpringly sharp.
Aug
17
answered Is 2 megapixels enough for 4x6 prints?