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Feb
27
awarded  Yearling
Dec
13
comment How can I hold my camera steady?
Agree, it's not easy so improvisation is required. Since I occasionally stumble upon wildlife when I walk (without my tripod), what I do is find a tree branch, using the camera strap to loop around the branch and myself to provide some stability, compose, meter, then shoot. If the subject isn't moving out of frame, I'll even set timer so I don't have to press the shutter and just focus on holding the camera steady.
Dec
13
answered How can I hold my camera steady?
Dec
9
comment Is a UV Filter required/recommended for lens protection?
-1 for being similar to photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1393/…. IMO If every new user doesn't search forum before posting question, good answers will be repeated and spread out, making it harder for future readers to search.
Dec
8
awarded  Civic Duty
Dec
8
comment Will a prime lens help me get better portraits at a wedding?
A related answer for Canon 600D can be found at photo.stackexchange.com/questions/15946/…
Dec
2
comment Why are some lenses so expensive?
-1 for question's current phrasing which is more rant than to seek answer which can help future Photography readers.
Nov
27
awarded  Autobiographer
Nov
27
awarded  Organizer
Nov
27
revised How should I decide which flash to purchase for my Sony A580?
Edited question to avoid confusion with similar question for other brand. And added tagging for easier search in the future.
Nov
27
suggested approved edit on How should I decide which flash to purchase for my Sony A580?
Nov
23
awarded  Vox Populi
Nov
23
awarded  Suffrage
Nov
11
comment How to achieve misty look and vintage colors like Jaime Ibarra?
Which photo? There is more than 1 photo on the NSFW link on a Google Plus page. This questions feels more link-bait than a serious Photography question!
Sep
4
awarded  Critic
Aug
20
comment What lens should I get with a Canon 7D for portrait use?
I second rfusca answer. I bought a 7D body with a 24-70/f2.8, learnt by spending a few months with it before adding a 70-200/f2.8 . Absolutely enjoying the photos I'm able to take.
Jul
25
comment What are the best practices for taking pictures of a canvas?
Great answer, informative and helpful!
May
27
comment Why is there so much noise in RAW files from my new Canon 7D?
I'm a fellow 7D owner and so far (touch wood) no such issue so I agree with Matt, please post a sample photo of low ISO shot with "very high" noise level. Thanks.
May
14
awarded  Commentator
May
14
comment What are common beginner mistakes in photography?
@mattdm. Sorry, was sincere, wasn't trying to flatter. True, credit goes to everyone who shares their experience and answered my noob questions without flaming. I genuinely like (and am learning to love photography with) this community.