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bio website 365project.org/imrelumiste
location Finland
age 35
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
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May
29
comment Is digital zoom really useful?
@mattdm yes, the person was larger in EVF for lining up with a focusing point (quite hard with extreme zoom and subject speed), the files were smaller, and I had to spend much less time at computer. E.g. this picture would've been hard to focus using full resolution - link
May
29
comment Where can I sell digital photos online without advance commissions or fees?
It's not very obvious how to do it on Lulu, could you give some hints or a link to sample gallery? All of the info in Lulu's "Publish" section seems to be targeted on selling physical items, such as a book.
May
28
comment What are some common ISO, aperture, and shutter speed settings for street photography?
Aperture has significant impact on resulting photo, so it's rare when it should be left automatic. As Matt Grum has clearly demonstrated in answers his related to high ISO, a lower ISO than needed for correct exposure results in more noise than a higher ISO.
May
26
comment Why don't stock DSLR camera straps have quick-releases on them? And where can I find a simple strap that does?
+1 I also use the Transporter. The built-in memory card pocket (holding a spare) has saved me several times when I have jumped out with camera only, card still in computer.
May
25
comment How can I set up lighting for fashion shots in a narrow hallway?
@Matt Grum thanks for pointing that out, updated my answer.
May
23
comment What is the best way to handle overexposed sky in post-processing?
When combining with a sky from another photo, make sure that sun is shining from the same direction.
May
21
comment How can I test a new lens to make sure it is operating correctly?
could you please add summary of key points here so the valuable info would not disappear when the link stops working?
May
16
comment Why does the “As Shot White XY” metadata tag change even when WB is set manually?
Are there multiple light sources? The ratio of reflectance from different sources will change when shooting a different scene, and this will affect WB.
May
16
comment Can I use aperture ring of Pentax FA lens in aperture priority mode?
@HenryJackson To get a real aperture ring that can be used in Av mode, you should get an older, non-A lens (e.g. something from SMC-M series). With such lens, the aperture selected will be in effect immediately. A Lensbaby with Sweet 35 Optics would also work similarly.
May
15
comment Why are there limitations to the upper limit of exposure time in digital cameras?
@HenryJackson it's very much possible the metering will fail, that's why you have to take the test shot and check its histogram.
May
15
comment How do I meter for long exposures (10+ minutes)?
You might want to avoid ISO125 in favor of ISO160 on a 5dmkII - see the noise test by Peter Troeger - vimeo.com/20239453
May
14
comment Why are there limitations to the upper limit of exposure time in digital cameras?
@whuber thanks, of course; fixed
May
13
comment How do I get this fashion photograph effect?
Wouldn't a lens hood leave slightly curved shadow?
May
13
comment How do I get this fashion photograph effect?
I'd say the shadows look exactly like a pop-up flash in portrait orientation.
May
13
comment What are common beginner mistakes in photography?
@Genius - could you name a couple of examples, and why do you think they play only for luck? @jhocking - why would you think about what would make a photo "best one" only during picking, but not on the scene? Will you even shoot the best one to pick it later? Should you make 50 sculptures and THEN pick the best one each time? In context of the question, when I see a beginner thinking and preparing too much, I'll make sure to edit my answer.
May
13
comment What are common beginner mistakes in photography?
I have to agree with @JohnCavan. The first photo would have been quite impressive had the flash been zoomed/snooted/shielded keeping it from spilling on the pavement. Certainly more interesting than the second one where the light sky grabs attention away from faces.
May
12
comment Why don't today's lenses come with a polarizer by default?
Many lens hoods cannot be used with significantly larger filters :(
May
8
comment ND Filter not Dense enough - How do I get long exposures in very bright situations, where my ND filter isn't enough?
For a sharper image, you'll need a very thin material having a hole with round edges and size optimal for the distance from sensor. Try searching for "Lenox pinhole" in Flickr and see if the pictures are sharp enough for you.
May
5
comment How to create an eye-path?
How is the spiral related to creating a path - are eyes expected to naturally move along the spiral? To me, it seems like the linked page is talking about placement of main points, not how (or if?) they would form a path for eye.
May
5
comment Taking/Editing personal photos
Welcome to the site. This question may have the information you are seeking for: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/11438/… Also, take a look at photo.stackexchange.com/questions/164/…