Not Your Everyday Banana

by Bart Arondson

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Apr
20
awarded  Yearling
Apr
18
comment Use a shot list or not?
How specific are you in directing the model to these shots? Do you show them a sample, and say "try to be in this position"? Or is it more informal, allowing the model to add some personality on their own (so you'd say "I'd like a head shot at 1/4 profile, with some hair light; can you show me a that?")?
Apr
18
comment Is there a correct way to communicate with photography subjects e.g. models?
To what extent do you have a model shoot planned out before hand? Do you have every shot planned? Do you have general ideas, and expect yourself to fill in on-the-fly? Do you have general ideas, and expect the model to improvise from the generalizations? Do you just wing it?
Apr
18
comment Will stacked ND filters perform as well as a single 10 stop ND filter?
@jrista - good point. Here's my theory on how the picture was taken, then. This is pre-dawn or post-sunset blue hour picture (to get the stars). The flare in the middle isn't the sun, but a cluster of artificial lights that are together quite bright. The sharpness of the shadow in the foreground is cast by a flash in the water, to camera right. But even at that, it seems to me like there's still too much shadow in the greenery to the left.
Apr
18
revised Will stacked ND filters perform as well as a single 10 stop ND filter?
respond to question about variable ND
Apr
18
answered Will stacked ND filters perform as well as a single 10 stop ND filter?
Apr
18
awarded  Critic
Apr
17
awarded  Editor
Apr
17
revised Best way to store photos while traveling
added 1 characters in body
Apr
17
answered Best way to store photos while traveling
Apr
16
awarded  Commentator
Apr
16
comment Recommendations for Photo Editing/Organization Software?
What will happen to the catalog if both PCs make changes to the catalog simultaneously? I'm concerned that if the software isn't designed to handle concurrent users (and I don't think that it is), then the file will be corrupted.
Apr
11
comment Can software auto-detect image focus?
I think the need for control over the camera's autofocus system demonstrates that it's impossible to know, without the photographer's input, what the intent is. There's also a sort of Godel problem, where I can take an out-of-focus picture on the wall, and take a picture of it, that is itself correctly focused. It would be impossible to identify the latter as being correct.
Apr
10
comment Without modification, is the built-in pop-up flash EVER appropriate?
What do you mean, you can't adjust intensity? Isn't that what toilet paper is for? Seriously, TP can do some diffusing as well as modifying the intensity. Just add additional layers for greater modification.
Apr
9
comment What are the differences between an entry-level DSLR and an advanced compact P&S camera?
The viewfinder lets you see what the sensor sees in terms of composition. However, you're generally NOT seeing what the sensor will be seeing in terms of aperture. AIUI, the camera will generally stop the image way down while the mirror is down (and thus the viewfinder active), and when the mirror goes up to expose an image, it sets the aperture to the desired setting.
Apr
6
comment How to make a landscape photo like Stanislav Perov?
Agree with everything. You explained the need for HDR due to blown-out sky. But I just thought I'd add that sometimes it's hard (at least for me) to see how wide a lens was used, but in this case the use of wide angle is made obvious by the distortion of the cloud in the top right. The hills don't really show it, though, because they're composed close to the centerline of the photo.
Apr
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
3
answered What is the relationship of aperture, focal length, and ISO in a SLR?
Apr
2
comment How much do lens lineups vary across DSLR platforms?
While it might be technically true that Canon has "the most stabilized primes", the fact that Pentax (and Sony) are stabilized in the body means that, in effect, ALL of their primes are stabilized.
Mar
28
comment How do I photograph water without catching glare from sun?
I'm not sure what you mean here when you say "chromatic aberration". To me, that is a property of lenses. As I see it, if it's part of the scene that's changing the image (due to refraction or something), then that's not "aberration", that's just what the scene is.