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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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comment How can I find the dynamic range of the iPhone 6 Plus or other mobile devices?
@JohnCavan - Well google might not have an answer because of the reasons that Itai mentioned above. In any case I think the problem does exist and I see value in an answer, even if it is "we don't know because of xyz" in this case. Comparisons of smartphones vs standalone cameras are very valid and important questions to me and clearly to the market as a whole.
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comment How can I find the dynamic range of the iPhone 6 Plus or other mobile devices?
@JohnCavan - The problem that this is trying to solve is when a consumer is comparing buying a fancy new smartphone vs a pocket camera(or any standalone unit). Knowing this information can help one to make an informed decision if a smartphone can achieve results similar to other camera options. Many reviews of smartphone cameras just use vague terms to describe DR in these units, and Kartick is looking for a bit more concrete information.
Oct
20
comment How does digital compare to film now?
@TFuto - Your points may be a basis for a fair question that shows some research and understanding of the basics. As is, this question does not do either. Maybe something along the lines of "how does digital vs film compare in relation to the sensitivity to monochromatic light..." but frankly I don't understand that so I can't speak more to it :)
Oct
19
comment How does digital compare to film now?
This question is extremely broad. How does digital compare to film for what use case? Low light photography? High resolution photography? High dynamic range photography? Off the grid/on the grid? Price? Size/weight? Long exposure or extremely fast action? As is this question could be answered a 100 different ways so it is too broad.
Oct
18
comment Correct anti-aliasing color when moving to a new background?
@vededev - Graphic Design.
Oct
18
comment Climbing trees and getting equipment up there
Try a backpack.
Oct
18
comment Why are my pictures so shakey?
Pictures aren't shaky, your camera is. Try a tripod or faster shutter speed.
Oct
18
comment Dynamic range of Sony RX-100
This is why GND filters exist.
Oct
16
comment How to photograph a lightbulb?
I would shoot the bulb with no housing around it(just bare bulb in as small of a base as possible) and with either a black or white background.
Oct
14
comment How can I make a picture like this one of a bridge in green landscape seem less plain?
@RussellMcMahon - I wasn't trying to be brash but the original question did ask "Is this landscape photo boring" and mentioned "Any comments is welcome.". They weren't asking if this picture properly represented their own memory, they were asking if it was boring... i.e. interesting or not to me the viewer.
Oct
12
comment How can I make a picture like this one of a bridge in green landscape seem less plain?
It is just a big blob of green leaves. The bridge is what is interesting and it doesn't fill enough of the frame. It seems like the bridge might be crossing a great void, but I can't see any of it. The dirt at the bottom right of the image doesn't add much. Finally, I don't think you have any true white or black in this image.
Oct
12
comment Dull and grainy photos
Please link to a photo. At dropbox, google+, flickr, whatever you have. Please.
Oct
9
comment Canon t3 screen issue
So have you reset to factory settings? Are you in live view or not? Have you looked at the shutter box for obstructions or issues? Can you take a picture of the LCD screen for us to see?
Oct
9
comment Not able to achieve shallow dof with aperture of f/4 in nikond5200
To calculate the depth of field we would need to know what your focal length is. It would also be immensely helpful to simply post an image since this question is about photography afterall. Another option is to use a DOF calculator yourself, here dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
Sep
21
comment Most effective way to get detailed photo of a dog's eyes
Do you already have a camera? What lenses do you have? Are you willing to buy one? What budget? Please clarify. You might also just want to browse the Macro tag here and learn a bit - photo.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/macro
Sep
20
comment Going to Italy - My 7d needs a wide angle lens
I'd get the 10-22mm. It's great and fun for landscapes. If you don't need ultrawide you could get rid of the 18-135 and get the 17-55mm too.
Sep
7
comment Is this file size adequate for jpeg images?
Looks normal to me, you are getting a bit of pixelation but at PS Level 8 you should be fine. 960px isn't huge but for web viewing might be exactly what you want. It certainly is too small for printing though if you intend to do that.
Sep
6
comment How does the iPhone 5s manage to take HDR photos at full-frame rate?
The iPhone 5s lets you capture video at 120 frames per second in 720p.
Sep
6
comment How effective are the rear weather sealing rings on lenses?
possible duplicate of What makes a camera 'weather sealed'?
Sep
2
comment How to upload multiple RAW images for processing
What do you mean "uploading"? Do you mean download to your computer?