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Aug
31
comment How do I accurately capture the colour of sunlight on a wall?
A camera captures the color of light no matter where it comes from. (More specifically, it captures intensity values for certain components of that light.) The camera has no way to measure the actual color of the wall or the gray card; it can only measure the light. If the wall is white, then the reflected light will be the same color as the light source.
Aug
26
comment Which raw settings should I stick to or avoid to keep my photo “natural”?
Why the emphasis on RAW image editing? Aren't you really asking about image editing generally? You can adjust values like white balance, saturation, etc. for any image regardless of the way it's stored.
Aug
23
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Aug
19
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
7
comment Is camera flash actually harmful to infants or newborns?
@supercat Nothing like that is under consideration. Read the OP's question for the proper context.
Aug
5
answered Why does the lens motor in my Canon 400mm f/2.8L USM keep working even though I've got focus?
Aug
2
comment Portraits under a shade tree?
Depending on time of day, there should be plenty of natural light available to make a good exposure. The question is, will the natural light give you the effect that you want? That is what you need to consider, and that's what going to determine what lighting you need.
Jul
29
comment Is camera flash actually harmful to infants or newborns?
Remember that the question relates to a photographic flash used for photography, not an industrial strobe fired at high frequency through a lens focused on the eye. It's not about lasers or atom bombs. There's no reasonable use of a photographic flash placed inches from an infants eye, and no reasonable photographer would do such a thing. With that in mind, your "answer" reads like a bunch of baseless scaremongering.
Jul
29
comment Is camera flash actually harmful to infants or newborns?
Do you have any evidence that supports your conjecture that exposure to light from a photographic flash poses a risk? The only references I see to permanent flash blindness involve either lasers or nuclear weapons.
Jul
28
comment What is the difference between a very expensive flash and a average priced flash?
You should perhaps also mention: • Heavier; • Substantially less portable (even when running on batteries); • Nearly always used with lighting modifiers
Jul
25
comment Why does my remote automatically trigger the self-timer on EOS60D?
A 2-sec delay is often useful for that sort of thing, as it allows any camera shake to dissipate.
Jul
25
comment Why doesn't my computer show Canon EOS 450D pictures taken with P setting?
Sounds like a software setting. Make sure you don't have any filters, searches, etc. set in your photo software. Also, considering that it seems to be a computer/software issue, might help to tell us what computer and software you're using, and what happens if you try to read the images on a different computer.
Jul
24
comment Why don't cameras have automatic eyepiece covers?
It's not really automatic if the user has to activate it. I expect OP means a cover that moves into position when the shutter is released.
Jul
23
answered How can I shoot a low-key portrait outside during the daytime?
Jul
23
comment How can I shoot a low-key portrait outside during the daytime?
The term may be independent of illumination or exposure, but if you're shooting a low key image outside on a sunny day, you still need to expose for the effect you want. Being able to add and/or remove light is an important aspect of the process.
Jul
23
comment Is there a non-video/wifi Canon 70D alternative?
Build quality is also a big factor in price differences. A 5DS is quite a bit more rugged, inside and out, than one of the Rebel models.
Jul
23
reviewed No Action Needed What can you do when your lens' focus ring becomes too loose?
Jul
23
reviewed Close How do I reduce the file size of a jpeg image?
Jul
23
comment How do I reduce the file size of a jpeg image?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's really more about general image manipulation than photography. Could be a good candidate for Superuser.
Jul
23
reviewed Close Using Wacom tablet with Brush tool