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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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Dec
12
comment What price to demand for a shoot when I am just starting out
I highly suggest not subtracting from your fee because of your "newness". If someone looks at your portfolio and says "I would pay you $XXX for this shoot", then you are priced correctly for the market. Why would you subtract? Are your expenses less than a seasoned pro? Do you want to stay in business or not? Charging less is exactly what causes many new photographers to enter the market, burn out at the lower rate, then quit before ever finding that rate that is sustainable. If you later try to increase prices significantly, good luck keeping your customers!
Dec
12
comment How to price my photos to be used on someone else's website?
FotoQuote is always a good way to get an idea - cradocfotosoftware.com/fotoQuote-Pro
Dec
11
comment When should I use exposure compensation?
Some entry level cameras give control over exposure compensation but not the option to control ISO, shutter speed, aperture, or have the ability for manual mode. In those cases, you don't have much choice!
Dec
7
comment How to move photos from Android phone to Lightroom wireless?
What have you tried to wirelessly sync so far? How did that work for you? What did it not do that you are stuck on? You offered Dropbox as a potential solution but no reason why you haven't yet tried this(or indication about what it was lacking if you have already). Why do you spell "Android phone", "Android 'phone"?
Dec
7
comment What should I do when I have lenses with different filter thread sizes?
Real images showing something useful. Upvote train is comin'
Dec
7
comment Would any high-end, large sensor compact (eg RX100 II) be a better investment than a small interchangable camera (eg Lumix GM1)?
If size is the major consideration, forget about bringing a bunch of lenses! I agree. RX100 I/II if you want it in a pocket! M4/3 or similar if you want to replace your DSLR.
Dec
6
comment Is there a good way to manage and store RAW photo files to the cloud?
I don't follow your logic at all. "Cloud storage is only good if you don't mind losing all of your work"? What? That doesn't make any sense. I also don't agree that the cheapest and easiest way to archive is local. Most cloud options are a download of a program a single time that takes 1-2mins, and you never touch it again. It also can be much more cost effective than running a NAS 24/7, buying drives to replace dead ones, the cost of managing and learning about it, etc. Further, the fact that "[cloud] storage should never be trusted as a sole backup" is true of any storage! Not just cloud!
Dec
5
comment beginner photographer with specific needs - DSLR vs Compact Mirrorless System or Micro 4/3?
Yeah I understand they don't address your specific needs. But answering every single persons specific shopping question isn't the goal of this website either. More generalized shopping advice is much more what we try to provide. Exact duplicates in shopping are rare but off topic ones are. Vote whatever, but it's off topic.
Dec
5
comment beginner photographer with specific needs - DSLR vs Compact Mirrorless System or Micro 4/3?
possible duplicate of What features would cause a portrait photographer to choose a DSLR over Mirrorless? and also What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?
Dec
5
comment Sony A7R Noise compared to Nikon D800/E Sample Explanation
Was thinking the same thing. Need RAWs! I'm sure we could find some if we looked hard enough...
Dec
5
comment Sony A7R Noise compared to Nikon D800/E Sample Explanation
Aren't all of those images JPEG? So you are comparing two different JPEG processors(or at least RAW converter implementations) and not the sensors directly/or the RAW output.
Dec
5
comment automatically process raw files
What are you using right now that is painful and slow as part of your process? Have you tried Adobe Lightroom to process RAW files? It isn't automatic(because automatic would be akin to in camera JPEG) but it can be setup to apply presets at import and also can very easily batch process files to your desire. Have you tried shooting RAW + JPEG in the camera and using the JPEGs created by the camera for the majority of your images but use the RAW when deemed necessary?
Dec
5
comment Can I determine if an image was captured using Manual or Auto mode?
@MichaelClark - The terms were used interchangeably in the original question. I think it is a safe assumption that it was about a vs m mode and not a vs m AF, but as you can see I couldn't even get clarification on digital vs film so I wouldn't expect to get much more in the way of clarification for your question.
Dec
4
comment What causes the shadow at the bottom of this photograph?
@Cornelius - This is the Nikon 3rd party flash that I would look at - amzn.com/B006R6TUJI , Only $100 USD!
Dec
4
comment Can I determine if an image was captured using Manual or Auto mode?
Are you using a digital camera or a film camera?
Dec
4
comment What causes the shadow at the bottom of this photograph?
In my personal experience on a similar APS-C camera, I had to remember when I used my 10-22mm lens to not also use the flash - or the shadow became a serious issue. I would guess anywhere below about 17mm on your D70S you might have shadows with a standard sized lens(no hood). But I have not performed any scientific tests, just going off of memory here.
Dec
4
comment What causes the shadow at the bottom of this photograph?
It is disheartening that this image was tainted with the poor shadow, as this capture of you is phenomenal.
Dec
3
comment Are third party bundle deals worth it?
@AJHenderson - I applaud your effort and idea, but unfortunately I do not agree that generalizing this is a good idea. Bundles can be worth it, or not, depending on any one of an unlimited number of factors that you can't possibly cover here. For example - bundles contain different lenses, and users have different needs.
Dec
3
comment Are third party bundle deals worth it?
That is the longest title description of any product I have ever seen on Amazon. Also - this is a shopping question and thus off topic here. I'm voting this down and voting to close. Why not try the Chat room here instead?
Dec
3
comment What are the lens-mount benefits of mirrorless systems?
I wouldn't say that DSLRs compared to mirrorless target different users necessarily, but different use cases - yes. Canon would love for you to own both a 1DX for professional use and a EOS M for the family for example.