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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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Feb
5
comment What to look for in a starter-level off-camera flash?
Blake - The Stobist site has directed users towards kits for years and they partner with a few online retailers who provide specific kits as desired.
Feb
4
comment How to recover deleted Lightroom files?
With my own current setup, I could just recover the XMP files from my cloud backup and this would be resolved in seconds. Even if LR didn't perform its own DB backup, the XMPs would have the edits stored per file. The DB itself doesn't have much besides references to the files that can easily be recreated if lost.
Feb
2
comment Is there any difference between cropping an image in ACR vs. Photoshop Elements editor?
"With the latest version of PS" PS or PSE? Important to note here I think.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
@Jakub - If you miss the rear gel option, I'll gladly trade you my 17-40 for your 16-35 ;)
Jan
31
comment Nikon D5200 Auto-Focus problems though working with live-view
If it doesn't happen with other lenses, your lens is broken. Send it in for repair or get a new one.
Jan
30
comment can i transform my manual focus lens into an autofocus lens?
You might be able to transform a manual focus lens into an autofocus lens simply by flipping the focus switch on the side of the lens if you have not already done so.
Jan
30
comment How can I remove banding noise from this image?
Lol a photo of a photo on a screen. Can you upload the photo vs taking a picture of your monitor?
Jan
30
comment Digikam RAW import: Preview
Probably a good idea to indicate what camera you have.
Jan
29
comment How to remove fog while shooting and during post-processing?
Lol can't fathom? You have almost no reputation at this site, and this isn't a comedy club. I don't see why it should be read any other way. Basically I don't think this tongue in cheek answer adds much of anything to the conversation.
Jan
28
comment Should I upgrade my body or lens first?
Small anecdote - When I was first getting started with Digital Photography, I had a very inexpensive point and shoot that I used until the shutter release literally fell off! It didn't have full manual controls, so instead I learned each and every creative mode that it offered and how it impacted exposure and why. The last thing I was worried about was the quality of the glass at that time, and I'm glad for it. Even after 10 years of being serious about photography, I still can't do justice to the expensive equipment I have!
Jan
28
comment Should i spend on upgrading my Beginner Camera or go for a new Lens instead?
@PhilipKendall - On that duplicate I added a comment about two years ago with the same basic idea, but not as an answer. I'll add one! Thanks.
Jan
28
comment How to remove fog while shooting and during post-processing?
Do you have a reference to substantiate those percentage claims?
Jan
28
comment Photoshop multiple color filters
Please see meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3881/… . Also, that is a creepy image!
Jan
27
comment What kind of LR or PS filters are used in these photos?
Please see - meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3881/…
Jan
27
comment How can this retro effect be achieved in Lightroom?
I lol'd at this one "Don't forget to shoot absolutely everything with a fast prime, wide open..."
Jan
27
comment how to achieve this washed out processing effect
If you have an alternative method please do. I don't have any fancy histogram like you.
Jan
27
comment how to achieve this washed out processing effect
An alternative would be to buy a package of Presets for LR like VSCO, which I would imagine could have very well been used for this image.
Jan
26
comment How do I blur the background around an object in post-production?
This question should be on topic. Multiple discussions over on meta have covered this before, see meta.photo.stackexchange.com/q/1260/4892 Do note though that just because a tag exists and you use it, does not make a question on topic here.
Jan
25
comment Nikon D5100 flash doesn't work
Sounds broken. Take it to Nikon or a reputable repair shop.
Jan
24
comment Nikon D5100 flash doesn't work
Are you saying that the flash fires while still seated in a down position? So you can tell that it is flashing without even flipping up?