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location Lebanon, NH
age 27
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen Feb 5 '13 at 17:45

Apr
28
accepted Should I use low-end expanded ISO?
Apr
27
comment What is the best way to improve Aperture 3 peformance on an iMac?
The poster doesn't say if they're using a solid state drive (SSD), but I should point out that defragging an SSD is not only pointless, but will put needless wear on the driving, causing it to slow down over time.
Apr
27
awarded  Commentator
Apr
27
comment Should I use low-end expanded ISO?
Thanks for the tip about Dynamic Range Expansion, I had ignored that setting.
Apr
27
asked Should I use low-end expanded ISO?
Apr
22
comment What white balance settings do I need to capture the cast of a coloured streetlight?
@John Cavan - I think we're in agreement. The final result of the same white balance settings, applied either in-camera to the JPEG or post-production to the RAW, will give the same result. All I was saying was that there is no reason for @fmark to prefer JPEG for white balance experiments -- quite the opposite, in fact.
Apr
22
awarded  Teacher
Apr
22
comment What white balance settings do I need to capture the cast of a coloured streetlight?
@John Cavan - what is the difference between a JPEG shot with white balance of 5000 K and a RAW file adjusted to 5000 K. They should give the same result, right? The main difference is that once the JPEG is shot, the white balance cannot be changed (without loosing some data). Ditto for exposure and other settings -- a RAW file can look exactly like the JPEG, except you can change more things.
Apr
22
comment What white balance settings do I need to capture the cast of a coloured streetlight?
@fmark: there's not really a difference between fiddling with the RAW image and fiddling with the JPEG AWS settings. In fact you may be able to get a better sense of what is going on using RAW data, since you can see as many white balance settings as you want for the image.
Apr
22
answered What white balance settings do I need to capture the cast of a coloured streetlight?
Apr
21
comment Is in-camera high-ISO noise reduction worthwhile?
Thanks, just the confirmation I was looking for.
Apr
21
accepted Is in-camera high-ISO noise reduction worthwhile?
Apr
20
asked Is in-camera high-ISO noise reduction worthwhile?
Apr
19
comment Where can I buy used photo studio equipment?
The obvious answers are 'eBay' and 'Craigslist'.
Apr
19
comment Reservations on making the move to Adobe Lightroom or Apple's Aperture
Agree with @cabbey, I don't see how the photo loss could have been anything except user error.
Apr
19
awarded  Editor
Apr
19
revised Reservations on making the move to Adobe Lightroom or Apple's Aperture
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Apr
19
comment Reservations on making the move to Adobe Lightroom or Apple's Aperture
Obviously it's a personal preference thing. But in the event of software failure, it's not like you should ever loose files -- one way or another, they're on the disk somewhere. And in my experience, a failure in a software's database is more likely to happen if you insist on being involved in the process.
Apr
19
answered Reservations on making the move to Adobe Lightroom or Apple's Aperture
Apr
19
awarded  Scholar