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by Vian Esterhuizen

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bio website properspective.com
location Minneapolis
age 30
visits member for 4 years, 2 months
seen Jul 2 at 12:10

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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May
17
comment Is there a plug-in to create a satin-like texture/light effect?
Could you post an example of this effect?
May
17
comment Why don't manufacturers include shutter count in the camera menus?
@DanWolfgang he is likely referring to recent events with magic lantern. It's quite an unfortunate situation and I do know of some professional videographers who are pulling back usage of the firmware - petapixel.com/2015/04/14/…
May
16
comment Photographing people at work: What is your workflow for being invited or getting access?
Ask. Then repeat.
May
16
comment Why don't manufacturers include shutter count in the camera menus?
Why exactly would they offer shutter count as a feature? Is it going to help sell more units? Are you sure that no camera manufactures do include this functionality and make it as hard as you describe(hint:no).
May
14
comment What do I need to do to take Aurora borealis photos by iPhone4S?
Aaron. I get your point. I've lived in Duluth MN and now live further south in Minneapolis. Thanks.
May
13
comment What do I need to do to take Aurora borealis photos by iPhone4S?
@Aaron - Yes it varies of course on your distance from light sources and just pure luck! But using an iPhone you will certainly need all of the best luck you can get!
May
12
comment Editing and saving RAW files, and the relationship to the XMP sidecar files
Ya I knew you knew but I'm just afraid that people might assume LR is doing something that I don't believe is default behavior and can really be a shock for some when it comes to backup/restores!
May
12
comment Editing and saving RAW files, and the relationship to the XMP sidecar files
Lightroom has the option to store changes to sidecar files. It can also save edits in its library/database so keep that in mind.
May
12
comment How can I light a staged showroom interior, where there is no ceiling to bounce light from?
Put the speedlights on stands and zoom them out.
May
8
comment How can I see the photo settings like f-stop, ISO etc. of a image?
@aandreev - Kind of like my answer below? Ha
May
7
comment How can I see the photo settings like f-stop, ISO etc. of a image?
I find it comical that all of the answers thus far have taken this question way beyond the simple :)
May
7
comment Is there a trick to the right exposure for sky photos?
This is very related: What camera settings should be used to capture sky shots without over exposing the clouds?.
May
7
comment Is there any difference in image stabilization in smartphone camera and DSLR camera?
From memory I thought the iPhone 6 Plus only used OIS in video and not stills?
May
6
comment What lens is best for a red carpet community event?
Overall, I want you to know why I answered like this and am looking for you to apply a bit of knowledge to the situation. I think you can do it!
May
6
comment What lens is best for a red carpet community event?
The point of my answer is not to only answer your narrow situation but rather to share information that can be used and applied to both you and others in a similar but different situation. You may need to do some simple math to take the focal lengths I suggested and apply them to your situation for example. You may also need to consider the equipment I mentioned that you don't own, and why I would use it to see if you can achieve similar results with equipment you do own(why a flash bracket? For example).
May
6
comment What are the differences between Photgravure, Daguerreotypes, tintypes, circuit etching, et al?
Best username ever.
May
6
comment What are the differences between Photgravure, Daguerreotypes, tintypes, circuit etching, et al?
Things I probably should remember from my photography education; but do not :)
May
5
comment How can I avoid these colored shadows in my product photos?
Welcome user! Nice work with budget equipment. Glad you came here to ask this, come back later :)
May
4
comment Polarizing filter causing soft, hazy shots?
@AaronLewisPhotography This may answer your question - What are the consequences of stacking a circular polarizer on top of a UV filter?
May
4
comment Polarizing filter causing soft, hazy shots?
Michael - The value or lack of value that a UV filter offers has been discussed and debated on this site already in many forms, I'd suggest not re-introducing it here.