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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
16
comment Is there a quick fix for a DSLR which was dropped 3 feet and now won't turn on?
Yes, the quick fix is to buy a new one.
Aug
16
comment What ruins undeveloped film?
Yes that too John. I love using old expired film for example.
Aug
14
comment How do I price product photography?
I would follow Jays formula here: photo.stackexchange.com/a/7442/4892
Aug
14
comment Can I use an Canon 2x Extender on my EF-S 18-135mm lens?
I would guess the 18-135mm as that is sometimes offered with the T4i.
Aug
13
comment Smartphone/Tablet assistant Apps
Also see the "utilities" section on this closed question: photo.stackexchange.com/a/26768/4892
Aug
13
comment Smartphone/Tablet assistant Apps
What do you mean by "help making better photos"? Do you want other apps that do exactly what shuttersnitch does, or what specific purpose are you looking for the app to fulfill? The way this is worded it seems too broad and any post processing or photography app could be a valid answer.
Aug
13
comment Naming of filters and effects
Matt is right. If you are wondering what post processing is required to achieve a similar look to a certain effect such as nashville that can certainly be asked here. But most preset names are just marketing terms and have no bearing on the actual processing. Sometimes they are related, but in most presets I've used they are not whatsoever.
Aug
13
comment Will a Fuji Finepix S4800 take much better pictures than my Galaxy S4 phone?
Similar and still useful here: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/16449/…
Aug
13
comment Will a Fuji Finepix S4800 take much better pictures than my Galaxy S4 phone?
Since I was unfamiliar with "a country mile", here is some info for others too: english.stackexchange.com/questions/32640/…
Aug
11
comment What makes a DSLR camera “entry-level”?
@Jan'Saffi'Stekelgunsson You could also argue what a "pro camera" is all day and night. Sure when a brand new product category appears(or the first for Canon) the model may be the only one that exists, so it is both the entry level model and the high end model. You can poke holes through my answer but it is as simple and straight forward as I made it for every case unless we want to argue unimportant details and or examples.
Aug
10
comment What makes a DSLR camera “entry-level”?
@jan that's fine that you disagree. I believe the answer is much more simple than you have made it. No need for a book to be written on this question.
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/…