The Sleeping Giant's Sea Lion

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bio website 365project.org/imrelumiste
location Finland
age 34
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Sep
22
comment How can I hack 35mm film into a 120mm camera and have it safely received?
You can rewind to the spool of the original cassette by rotating the spool end with fingers while hands and film are still in the bag. Once rewound, the cassette can be taken out.
Sep
19
comment What is the definition of portrait photography?
@Ian that has been discussed here: Can the subject of a portrait be an animal?
Sep
10
comment Why do macro lenses have such recessed front elements?
To me, the answer seems to be here - (Yes, it can be done...) The extra-long exterior provides stability. Considering the thin depth of field, a slight wobble would have significantly more effect in macro compared to far-distance telephotography.
Sep
7
comment What is the Rule of Odds?
@AndyBlankertz Rule of Fibonacci is about placement, not number of objects like Rule of Odds, so they are not mutually exclusive
Sep
7
comment What is the Rule of Odds?
@MichaelBorgwardt while my answer states 3 objects always form a line or triangle, placing objects inside each other would actually form neither of them. E.g. you could take a picture of a jar containing a drinking glass containing a shot glass - 3 similar objects, but no line or triangle. Such arrangement is exceptionally rare though.
Sep
4
comment How to enable Canon AF with teleconverter?
@peter_budo I rarely ever use a TC, especially with a slowish lens, so I haven't needed to act upon this advice; and currently I don't have any Canon stuff at hand. That said, it's hard to imagine how trying this out would not be worth the piece of tape and couple of minutes it takes when you'd need the AF.
May
28
comment When should I prefer 2-way or 4-way macro focusing rails?
Perhaps macro 3D imaging would also benefit from the 4-way rails.
May
9
comment How do I get over my shyness when taking photos of strangers?
@ManiacOne thanks for the notice, apparently spammers had taken over that site. I replaced the link.
Mar
27
comment Workflow tool for Race number OCR
Having done both race photography and software development in considerable amounts, I doubt pure OCR would give any satisfying results. Perhaps on car races. But on human participants, the bibs are so often folded and/or partially hidden that fixing all the resulting errors would still require sifting through the whole batch.
Mar
27
comment How do I take flattering photos of people with acne (scarring)?
@teylyn The product is a physical filter that takes time to screw on a lens, and the nature of demonstrated feature requires a human model (preferably alive one). The pose and lighting in images looks similar enough to draw conclusions; unfortunately, the low resolution hides any effect of the filter.
Mar
25
comment What is the Rule of Odds?
With just one element in focus, the problem of eye ending up at negative space should not occur. So the effect comes down to how easy it is to visually pair the objects.
Mar
20
comment Is the Nokia Lumia 1020 a suitable replacement for my aging Canon G3?
Support situation isn't that much better in camera department. E.g. the G3 firmware was released around 2003; EOS 5D, replaced by mkII in 2008, received its latest update in 2009.
Mar
20
comment Is there a way to determine if photo was taken at sunrise or sunset?
With a digital image, EXIF timestamp would be my first thing to look for.
Feb
22
comment Better to buy an older high-level camera or newer entry-level camera?
Another option to consider would be an older entry-level camera, letting you try out for cheap if that DSLR stuff works for you and if it does, saving a bunch of money for lenses (which, arguably, should be the priority). Disclaimer: I started that way, bought a bunch of lenses, and upgraded body a few years later, when I knew what I needed.
Feb
20
comment Which prime lens for Pentax?
And the 560mm is missing from this list, too (pushing the 300mm and 31mm down to 3rd and 4th most expensive).
Feb
12
comment DIY Vignette Measuring
A cloudy sky outdoors should act as a softbox big enough for lighting evenly any reasonable sized even surface you might want to use for your tests as long as there are no nearby objects casting their shine or shadow upon the area.
Feb
7
comment What are practical advantages of Compact cameras over DSLR?
Background blur is harder to achieve with compacts, but it can be done, especially in close range as in the example here. Near macro, the deeper DOF might even be an advantage. And a DSLR can be shot with the inevitable backup DSLR :)
Jan
30
comment What is the purpose of a dual LED flash?
@drfrogsplat Thanks for the hint, edited.
Jan
29
comment How do I determine the actual calibrated specifications of a Holga?
Not sure about correctness of such measurements, aren't the light rays already concentrated at the described locations? Given the measurement logic in linked article, e.g. 200mm f/2.8 lens would be physically impossible for any 35mm mount since there isn't enough room in camera for fitting a 71mm light pole. Instead, the effective aperture, i.e. how big the aperture looks from front side of lens, should be measured.
Jan
27
comment What is the difference Focus mode and AF-Area mode?
Auto Area AF seems to imply face detection according to Nikon's materials