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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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Aug
8
comment sony a57 annoying nag message
I'm not sure why you assume that an option exists to remove this message. What about the idea that it can't be removed due to Sony not making that option available?
Jul
31
comment I need Black background in portrait taken in daylight
I wouldn't use Lightroom, although it is probably possible. I would use Photoshop or GIMP if you don't have PS. Convert to BW, add some layer masks and start messing with the levels. You'll get it.
Jul
30
comment Printing Milky Way Photos
If anything they will likely look better printed than they do on screen. I would just print them out. A 12x18in printed image isn't typically viewed at the same distance as a laptop screen either(usually further away) so the viewing distance should work to your advantage too.
Jul
26
comment Which camera should I buy: 7d or 70d?
I appreciate the effort but unless you work for Canon I don't like this answer. This isn't a rumor mill :)
Jul
25
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.
Jul
24
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 :)
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
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
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
comment Do any birth photography books exist?
I have to agree with you. I think all I will have to work with is the bits and pieces from these websites(along with other non birth photography related knowledge and texts). Thanks for the help.
Jul
11
comment Do any birth photography books exist?
As for the "handbook", once I got past the excessive cost they are asking for it, I previewed 19 pages and was lets just say, unimpressed. At any rate thank you for your answer and assistance. Unfortunately I think it is a difficult topic to google and not get mixed results as you pointed out, and it also seems to be a topic not very well covered in general.
Jul
11
comment Do any birth photography books exist?
Yes I have done a great deal of googling on the subject as well. Unfortunately those results as well as the FAQ you have linked to are either extremely light on content(blogs that try to sell services) or are focused on the business itself(which I am not interested in).
Jul
10
comment How to view a thumbnail for each lightroom folder in a catalog?
Same answer here as the previous question I'm assuming you asked over at the Adobe forums: forums.adobe.com/thread/1518523