Not Your Everyday Banana

by Bart Arondson

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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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Jun
16
comment Sturdy tripod on a budget
@user3731036 - Irrelevant. This isn't a shopping website and thus this question is off topic anyways. See Matt's comment above for a question that is on topic.
Jun
16
comment Sturdy tripod on a budget
Also What are my best options for a tripod for up to $100?
Jun
12
comment What does an expensive flash unit buy over a cheap one?
@drfrogsplat - You are right, I was thinking of the 430EXI. Neither of them have as nice as the weather sealing on the shoe of the 580 though.
Jun
9
comment outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
All of the things you have said are crazy, yes. I would strongly advise against going through with this for your own sake as well as the bride and grooms memories. I never recommend being the main photographer as your first experience with wedding photography. Posed portraits of kids and bird photography is not preparation for a typical wedding day. Look into second-shooter gigs and go from there. Also, I wouldn't shoot any portraits at 28mm(especially not 20mm) even on APS-C. Renting a body you aren't familiar with is a bad idea for such an important event as well. Sorry to be harsh.
Jun
1
comment Is there any benefit to manual settings when you can change just about everything with post production?
No need to sign your posts, this website does that for you.
May
31
comment Easy timelapse from pole
photo.stackexchange.com/questions/41710/…
May
30
comment Darken gray hair in GraphicConverter?
photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1499/…
May
29
comment Can I trigger my Canon flash with an iPhone?
@mattdm - You are correct. There are two issues with this answer. First of all the 430EX does not have an optical sensor(unlike the Nikon flash used in the video linked to). And secondly all of the smart phones I have tested do not seem to trigger flashes optically. What exactly the reason is for that I'm not sure but in any case it doesn't work.
May
25
comment Setting white balance for raw image from Canon S100 using Lighroom failed to work well
Not necessarily true. If you use Canons own software Digital Photo Professional (DPP) you can get that secret sauce built right in. It might not be the exact same implementation but is often very close.
May
24
comment Do Canon dSLRs have something like HDR, ADR, or iso expansion?
Most unclear question to selected answer ever. Asked for D-Lighting; AJ provided that. Selected answer doesn't even apply to camera in question. Great content here. -1.
May
23
comment How can I sharpen edges of teeth in dental radiographs?
This is a pretty standard question about sharpening. Have you tried one of the millions of tutorials available via Google? You note that you want to remove noise but also sharpen; make sure that you remove noise first then sharpen as the two are very related and you don't want to work against yourself.
May
23
comment Do Canon dSLRs have something like HDR, ADR, or iso expansion?
I would also take a look at Highlight Tone Priority which is similar but different on Canon systems. ALO is the closest feature match on Canon to D-Lighting though.
May
23
comment Lenses for India trip on a Canon 7D
The obvious answer is that if weight is your primary concern, you should leave the 7D at home. Buy a mirrorless camera or similar and you can easily make your goal weight with a full kit of lenses.
May
23
comment IPTC field for the lead image in a set
Have you reviewed the schema(iptc.org/site/Photo_Metadata/IPTC_Core_&_Extension)? What did you find?
May
1
comment Comparing Canon's 85mm 1.8 and 200mm 2.8 Primes for Portrait, Other Use
I would recommend the 135L f/2 over both of those. Throw in the 1.4x tele and you also have the equiv of the 200 f/2.8. And the bokeh and DoF on the 135L is second to none.
Apr
27
comment Is there a sane reason why 1/125 is not the half of 1/60?
You might like this question: What is an easy way to remember the full stop scale?
Apr
26
comment Why is a full-frame DSLR better for producing large prints?
The difference in megapixels isn't as large between full frame and crop sensor cameras as it once was, and in some cases it is even the inverse. Because of that this statement is less true when strictly considering the ability to print large. Other factors aside such as ISO performance, sharpness, etc. In other words, don't move to full frame just so you can print larger, unless you are also looking for improvements in other areas not related to megapixels.
Apr
24
comment High-speed camera for Photographing Fast objects such as balls? Important features?
Take a look at: How to take fast-shutter-speed photos that aren't dark?
Apr
18
comment What sort of camera do I need for product photography?
@OlinLathrop - Don't give away all of the secrets :)
Apr
13
comment Camera selection for model airplane
@kmort - See photo.stackexchange.com/questions/11720/…