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Oct
22
comment How does optimizer software reduce file size without reducing resolution?
Hi Ali, welcome to the site. While I think there may (though iffy) be people here that can answer that question, it's not really a photography question. It's about software algorithms and is probably better answered on other Stack sites.
Oct
14
comment Would this IR-transparent plastic be useful for blocking unwanted control flash?
@mattdm - You've heard of LBA right? Well, FBA may also be an issue for some... Come to the light side. ;)
Oct
14
comment Would this IR-transparent plastic be useful for blocking unwanted control flash?
@mattdm - Yeah, it's a little slicker looking. Who knows, they maybe they have the form patented and so Nikon can't copy...
Oct
10
comment How much better is a macro ring flash than a “normal” external flash, for macro shots?
@AndreiRinea - It works great, I'm very happy with it, so no regrets. I haven't used it as much as I would have liked, but that's not a reflection of its ability.
Oct
8
comment Why does Canon and Nikon limit or disable autofocus beyond certain f-numbers?
As a fellow Pentax shooter, I can tell you that at narrow apertures, the camera hunts like crazy. You're better off, sometimes, just going manual.
Oct
8
comment What is the easiest way to alter white balance in Gimp?
Awesome! Happy to have helped!
Oct
8
comment What style of composition for food photography triggers people's appetite?
Even your tightening of the question leaves it still quite broad, IMHO. I've done some food photography, composition can be several books on its own. Color balance isn't specific to food, and positioning is about composition. All of these are general to photography... keeping food fresh for a shoot, how too shoot cereal, etc. are more answerable questions, I think.
Oct
7
comment Is technical perfection necessary for an artistically awe-inspiring photograph?
I originally voted to close (I can't undo it), but after some thought I realized that you could answer it.
Oct
7
comment Is technical perfection necessary for an artistically awe-inspiring photograph?
@mattdm - Indeed! Interesting group there, you have to like their way of seeing the world sometimes.
Oct
6
comment What are best brands and (side) effects of UV filters?
Other side-effect of the filter can be seen here: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/11518/…
Oct
6
comment How should I set up a flash bracket for Pentax?
@DragonLord - Are you planning on moving around so much that the distance is going to substantially change? If not, then manual setting of the flash may actually not be much of an issue. That's really the question to answer before deciding if the accessories would be of value to you.
Oct
6
comment Are there any radio flash triggers capable of P-TTL?
I, sadly, have to agree with @mattdm - Not a hint of P-TTL option on radio triggers and I've hunted hard for them. I ended settling with Cactus v4 (which have actually worked well) and since I've been using Alien Bees, which are manual anyways, it stopped being an issue.
Oct
5
comment What is the easiest way to alter white balance in Gimp?
@che - You may want to consider some preset overlays in the various filter colors that you can then tweak the opacity on as you need. Just a thought, it's very similar to how photoshop does these filter sets.
Oct
2
comment Which prime lens for Pentax?
@mattdm - You should finish this, it's really a very good list of Pentax lenses with some handy information.
Sep
27
comment What is the best way to clean studio backgrounds in Photoshop?
Photoshop CS5 content-aware fill and healing brushes go a long way to making this process a little less tedious. Not perfect, but definitely better.
Sep
24
comment Is there a good flash for which you can get an AC adapter?
@ysap - I meant you can hook up radio triggers (I use the cheap Cactus v4 triggers and they haven't failed yet) or use the built in slave tripping features (optical). Anyways, the flash tubes are rated at over 250,000 shots, so I don't imagine you'd be replacing unless there was breakage. As for price, some of the high-end hotshoe flashes actually cost more, these are only $280.
Sep
23
comment Which camera is best for video and photography on low budget?
@dpollitt - it's in the FAQ I think, but the response on closing wiill ultimately decide I suppose.
Sep
22
comment Which camera is best for video and photography on low budget?
Hi skpaik, welcome to the site. Unfortunately, I don't think this question really fits here. This isn't really a camera review site, it's designed to create a long-term body of knowledge that will apply for longer than a narrow scope such as this question would.
Sep
20
comment How do pseudo or fake HDR programs like Photomatix work?
+1 - You know it better than I. :)
Sep
17
comment Why do pro photographers use huge lenses to take portrait shots?
Interesting read... visualsciencelab.blogspot.com/2011/09/… I now, officially, wonder if the "what the pros use" is more of a marketing thing than a reality...