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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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19h
comment Why are Micro Four Thirds lenses so expensive compared to Canon?
AU$60 ah ok. I was going to say I've never seen the Canon 50mm f/1.8 for $60USD before even used. Even Canon users themselves are taken aback when they figure out how much more expensive every other lens is compared to the kit lens(included in original body price) and the 50mm f/1.8. If you want the same quality and wide aperture as the 50mm f/1.8 in a range of focal lengths on Canon, be prepared to spend a LOT more money.
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comment Why do people bend in a group photo?
I have no scientific evidence, but them bending in may prevent them from appearing on the edge of a frame that could suffer from even more exaggerated distortion due to using a wide angle lens. Just throwing it out there to be the devils advocate. Of course normally these people just look silly :)
2d
answered I want long exposure on my Nikon coolpix p520
Jul
22
comment Facebook C2 on browsers versus other applications
If you are going to write a 3,000 character story, you might want to include a short summary. This is difficult to read. Also see: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/16350/…
Jul
20
answered Best way to photograph large group of people indoors?
Jul
17
comment If I'm using only one focus point, am I doing it wrong?
1. Be aware that focusing on the center point then moving the camera can cause issues with accuracy 2. Be aware that Ken's website is for entertainment purposes only.
Jul
17
comment Do any birth photography books exist?
I awarded this answer the bounty as I appreciate the effort. I did not select this answer as no actual text seems to exist beyond a self published book that I dont think anyone would actually buy since it is mostly fluff.
Jul
16
comment How does HP Scanjet G3110 scanners compare to Wolverine Super F2D film scanner?
See photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2907/…
Jul
15
comment Do I need a filter to use my Canon EOS 60Da for daylight photography?
I would recommend seriously questioning anyone who says that you need anything for photography beyond a camera and a lens. Why do you need it? What is it for? What happens if you don't have it, etc.
Jul
15
comment Do I need a filter to use my Canon EOS 60Da for daylight photography?
Also see photo.stackexchange.com/questions/912/…
Jul
14
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
13
comment How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty?
@JohnThomas - I agree. Also without quantifying "lack in performance", it would be easy to argue as soon as you add 1 keyword performance is lacking. It is arbitrary as defined and not very useful for anyone. Your answer for example states "keep your total number of keywords at minimum". What exactly does that mean, 10 keywords? 10,000? 1,000,000? None of this is very useful or practical anyways.
Jul
12
answered How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty?
Jul
12
answered How has the price of a roll of film developed over the last few decades?
Jul
12
awarded  equipment-recommendation
Jul
11
comment Can I recover my aurora photographs?
If you click on an image in Windows, Explorer will tell you the capture date/time. It's pretty easy!
Jul
11
comment Can I recover my aurora photographs?
I just get a kick out of when people have timestamps on their images... I thought digital photography made that obsolete but people still seem to love it.
Jul
11
comment Can I recover my aurora photographs?
I would recommend a "push" of the date time stamp :-P
Jul
11
comment Can I recover my aurora photographs?
You can't fix what isn't there. If this was shot in some RAW format(not JPEG) there might be some hope. You might be able to take some abstract "artistic" take on the image but it will never look as it did in person.
Jul
11
revised In Lightroom how do I determine what collections an image is in?
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