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bio website 365project.org/imrelumiste
location Finland
age 34
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Jan
7
comment How to become a camera dealer for Canon/Nikon?
@Pat for a small studio owner, the real motivation might be getting their own equipment at wholesale prices and the reputation that comes with being "authorized", not actually making profit by selling a lot.
Jan
6
comment How small can current SLRs get and still give comparable photo quality?
user763554 Why do you start off with 5D as an example, not the smaller 6D? Does that already not provide comparable picture quality? If so, what's missing? It's hard to tell what you're not willing to give up with size - in enough light with static subject, plenty of depth of field, and small printout / web resolution, even a phone camera can spit out comparable images.
Jan
3
comment How can I shoot interesting landscape photos without using long exposures?
Midday is perfectly fine with an IR camera.
Dec
31
comment What are the advantages of metal mount vs plastic mount?
Pentax does offer some lenses with plastic mount in kits, but metal mount when bought separately. So among second-hand offers, you might actually have a choice.
Dec
30
comment How can I view images on a PC as and when I am shooting?
This question seems to be asking for instant review, not preview or direct continuation into post processing. Perhaps Eye-Fi with some software would work here?
Dec
28
comment How to take a portrait with dramatic bokeh circles when the subject is close to the lights?
Where do those numbers come from?
Dec
27
comment Are there reasons for using in-camera processing settings rather than adjusting in post?
You might find some ideas in Why do it “in-camera” rather than in post-processing?
Dec
12
comment When do the differences between APS-C and full frame sensors matter, and why?
What advantage does FF provide for big printouts?
Dec
12
comment What are the ideal settings to shoot Star Trails with a Nikon D90?
possible duplicate of Tips for landscape+stars photography?
Dec
6
comment Reducing my gear list after moving from Canon APS-C to FF
Are you going to totally transition, or keep an old body as a backup?
Dec
4
comment Soft Backgrounds
f/3.5 is not the widest aperture, as it is only available in the wider end - 18mm/3.5=5.14mm. The tele end, although f/5.6, offers aperture almost twice as wide - 55mm/5.6=9.8mm.
Dec
4
comment Circular polarizer in underwater photography?
Based on the squish example, I'd say a polarizer actually seems to hide the particles.
Dec
4
comment Circular polarizer in underwater photography?
The assumption that the only light comes from above water seems flawed. I found multiple models of underwater strobes quite easily, and artificial lighting seems to be the only way to see anything deeper below. Using a polarizing filter to kill the ambient light in order to give preference to photographer's own light could be quite useful.
Dec
4
comment Gray card angle during custom white balance calibration - does it matter?
@underarock this sounds interesting, I'd be happy if you could explain it further in an answer to my follow-up question
Dec
4
comment How do the stars in this photo appear without star trails even at a long shutter speed?
Color temperature is easier to adjust on spot by gelling the flash as needed.
Dec
4
comment What is lens filter size of Kodak Z990?
In this camera's case, though, having a ruler plus knowing the common filter sizes would give a wrong answer.
Dec
4
comment Why is my D5000 not saving pictures?
@Diana: Not sure how we could help you, when you already left the camera at maintenance... For fixing the problem yourself, you could have tried the recipe in Taylor's own answer here - his camera started working again after cleaning lens contacts and getting a new SD card. For your upcoming shoot, you could rent a camera body. If you're an aspiring professional photographer, consider the usual route to avoid such technical problems - getting a backup body and backup lenses in important focal lengths. Having two bodies will also speed up work when you need to use different lenses.
Dec
4
comment What is lens filter size of Kodak Z990?
Nice idea, if you can find such a filter - 48mm isn't a common filter size either. Closest commons sizes are 46mm and 49mm. Make sure the tape isn't self-expanding or sticky on the outside, which would get the filter stuck.
Dec
2
comment What options are there for good, cheap online backup of photos?
Most importantly it's /.../ fully secure - how do you know that? Do you have any references to a security audit, or are you actually behind the service?
Dec
1
comment How to capture the scene exactly as my eyes can see?
The question body does seem to be duplicate; title and answers, however, are much broader here.