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bio website properspective.com
location Minneapolis
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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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Dec
11
comment What are the different types of light brackets?
I'm confused. They are usually just 5/8" studs. For example the Manfrotto 026 - amzn.com/B001ENW61I I don't know what these zoo things are you speak of.
Dec
10
comment What are the most valuable photographs on the planet?
What a waste of $6.5MM. If it wasn't Lik, this would be overlooked. B&W? Come on. If this is fine art, God help us.
Dec
10
comment Alternative to EOS Remote app for 6D?
@Hugo - He is referring to Canon WFT(Wireless File Transmitter) that is the technology built into the Canon 6D. That would be in contrast to some other wireless technology such as a Eye-Fi, CamRanger, or similar product. He used that terminology because that is how the developer of qDSLRDashboard referred to it here: dslrdashboard.info/qdslrdashboard-v0-1-4_beta "Canon 6D internal wifi works (including live view)"
Dec
7
comment Samsung NX1000 focus ring does not work, can't get off manual focus mode either
What does the manual say? How does one switch the camera to Manual Focus mode in the first place?
Dec
7
comment D90 and lenses upgrade
All of your lenses are unnecessary if you don't even understand what they are or what they do. If you aren't sure what they are, get rid of all of them then don't buy anything until you understand with complete clarity why buying another lens would be necessary.
Dec
5
comment How durable are zoom lenses?
@FlyingTrashcan - I neither take good care of my lenses nor get them professionally cleaned. I also take over 2,000 photos a month. My equipment works great. I bought camera equipment to use(and abuse). I may pay the price someday in broken equipment, but I don't mind that as I'd rather use it to suit my needs.
Dec
5
comment How durable are zoom lenses?
Hahah broken from the factory. I haven't heard that one yet, I like it.
Dec
4
comment Why does it look better when skilled photographers apply filters and tricks to their photos?
I don't agree with your assumption. For example the consumer targeted VSCO preset app for mobile devices truly does compare and that is why I believe it has been such a successful product.
Dec
4
comment How do I achieve this look #84934837
Mmmmmmm waffles
Dec
4
comment Wildlife photography
Those lenses aren't even close to comparable for so many reasons. If you don't know what the difference is between those two lenses, you probably aren't ready to invest money in a new lens. Also, 300mm in reach isn't much different than 200mm, so keep that in mind. A good place to start is understanding what a mirror lens is, so I would read up here: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/mirror-lens
Dec
1
comment Do pro photographers use “Auto Lighting Optimizer”?
Terrible attempt at humor - imgflip.com/i/es2q8 (Its not spam)
Dec
1
comment What's the difference between wedding album print types?
+1 - Samples are the key.
Nov
30
comment What camera settings would make shooting easy in a darkish church?
Shooting in dark churches <> easy. Ever. Even with the best equipment - it is challenging. Tripods, strobe/flashes, wide aperture lenses, wide angle, better performing high ISO camera bodies, and technique will all give you better results, but none of that typically comes easy or cheap.
Nov
30
comment How do I set up my studio for shooting large rugs from the ceiling?
Are you trying to create images beyond 20MP in resolution? Why the panorama mount? Also, why do you want to mount the camera to the ceiling rather than a tripod?
Nov
30
comment Using Rokinon 14mm or Tamaron 17-50mm as a general purpose lens (APS-C)?
You want to use a 14mm UWA manual lens as a general purpose lens on a T4i? That is seriously comical. Don't do it. No.
Nov
27
comment Why use JPEG instead of RAW?
The question is why to use JPEG. Not why NOT to use JPEG.
Nov
27
comment Is saving money buying a tripod with only 1.5kg payload false economy?
I've never had good luck duct taping my DSLR to a tree.
Nov
26
comment Why are gray cards, and not red or other colour, used for camera metering?
Does this answer help you? photo.stackexchange.com/a/19431/4892
Nov
26
comment How can I tell which Instagram filter was used?
I think what looks cool is Kate Upton. Just a suggestion.
Nov
25
comment Why use JPEG instead of RAW?
@Ferdy - That is a fair opinion, thanks for sharing it. I have personally heard from many D800 portrait photographers users who complain a great deal about the RAW file size. I've heard from others that won't "upgrade" to that model specifically because of how the file sizes will negatively impact their business workflow. If it works well for you, that is great!