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bio website bitrot.net
location Manchester, United Kingdom
age 42
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I'm an enthusiastic amateur or a semi-pro photographer, depending on mood and day of the week. :)


Aug
24
comment What are quick, temporary solutions for displaying a physical portfolio?
Exactly what I was about to suggest, Nick.
Aug
23
answered EF-S lens focal length
Aug
23
revised EF-S lens focal length
Tidied up English and corrected some typos
Aug
23
suggested approved edit on EF-S lens focal length
Aug
23
awarded  Scholar
Aug
23
comment How do I keep the horizon straight when taking a photo (without a tripod)?
I've accepted this answer as I think it comes closest to what my specific problem is. Lots of other useful answers though - thanks to everyone who took the time to reply.
Aug
23
accepted How do I keep the horizon straight when taking a photo (without a tripod)?
Aug
23
comment How do I keep the horizon straight when taking a photo (without a tripod)?
Someone else suggested the spirit level solution too but it's no use when using the viewfinder.
Aug
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
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.