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by Vian Esterhuizen

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bio website properspective.com
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Photographer, tech head, and extreme sport enthusiast.

I'm an amateur who likes to shoot everything from portraits to landscapes. My favorite venues are half way up a 14k mountain, Ontario in Fall, and the Mediterranean at sunset.

I love talking technology, new equipment, and Canon lenses.

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Jun
25
comment Which Canon lens should I get for portraits/weddings?
Yeah that's a popular one too Bill. I just find the f/4 too limiting for my preferences.
Jun
25
answered Which Canon lens should I get for portraits/weddings?
Jun
24
comment “Getting Started with Lightroom Mobile” popup disappears before I can click on it!
Change the identity plate to something that isn't an advertisement. First thing I did with LR5.
Jun
20
comment Beginner User DSLR choices
The differentiators between these models are so minimal it truly doesn't matter. Buy one and use it!
Jun
9
comment Why do I get blurry pictures when I take a lens attachment off?
Nikon D3300 I'm assuming. Canon does not have a model D3300 that I'm aware of.
Jun
9
comment How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?
Why 5MP? Can you explain that? Why not 4MP? 2?
Jun
6
comment How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?
The sensor size has virtually no impact on if a passport photo will be accepted or not. You could likely capture the necessary image with the absolute worst equipment you could find and it would still work. Just read the requirements you linked to and compose properly, and you will be fine.
Jun
4
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
4
comment Why don't people care any more about shutter speed accuracy?
Congrats on 100k of rep!
Jun
3
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
3
comment Focus specifics in Samsung s5
I don't disagree that at 2 meters a cell phone can't do it. You misread my comment.
Jun
3
comment Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for photo editing?
Sorry ntgCleaner, please read the Help link at the top of this page for more info.
Jun
3
comment Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for photo editing?
This isn't a product recommendation forum nor a discussion forum.
Jun
3
comment Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for photo editing?
Has the link above helped you and answered this question? Maybe you could summarize your findings by answering your own question if that is the case.
Jun
3
comment What precautions should I take for storing a DSLR camera at home?
You shouldn't. Cameras are for using not for observing as display pieces.
Jun
3
comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
Russell - Yes I agree; but your point also brings up the fact that this question in that form is far too localized and unlikely to help anyone else in the future. If the question is so specific "I have XYZ camera and XYZ lenses" then who will it ever help? It would get voted to close oblivion for another reason. We already have plenty of Q & A that answers the meat behind this in my opinion.
Jun
2
comment Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for photo editing?
Everything you could want to know about the Surface Pro 3 display and more can be found here: displaymate.com/Surface_Pro_ShootOut_1.htm
Jun
2
comment Why does my camera no longer display in the Photoshop Elements dropdown?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it seems to be a better fit for superuser.com
Jun
2
comment Looking for info on photographer/camera settings for AppleTV Stock screensaver photos
Seems to be very similar to: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/170077/…
Jun
2
comment Getting a sharp focus on a 50mm when the subject is at 5m - 10m
The main issue here appears to be the slow shutter speed that you selected but the image you posted is also very low quality and introduced a great amount of artifacts due to the compression used. I would advise posting a full size image preferably with the EXIF data intact on this and future questions. Also see: Are there general rules for selecting the correct shutter speed and ISO in manual mode?