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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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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/…
Apr
2
comment Are these photos ruined because of ISO?
Runined?!? You captured the moment in time in a photograph, did you not!? If you are trying to capture images for a contest then yes maybe you ruined the shots. If you want to capture the moment for your family to enjoy for years, you are worried about an issue that does not exist.
Mar
30
comment How to handle publicly sharing family photos (especially kids) online?
You can do the same "share with link" on Facebook and many others such as SmugMug and Dropbox too.
Mar
29
comment Does the quality of a UV filter make a difference when used with a cheap lens?
If it is a cheap lens, just don't use a UV filter at all. The only reason I even would use a UV filter is for lens protection anyways.
Mar
20
comment Adobe Lightroom - how to sort large amount of photos in an effective way?
Can you comment on the most useful parts of the video that apply here? I'm worried that this isn't adding much to this site since it is just a link to other content.
Mar
11
comment How to create sophsticated aquarelle-style image from a photograph, like the Waterlogue app?
Have you tried to google "Watercolor effect photoshop" or "watercolor effect gimp"? Thousands of tutorials exist, in written and video form.
Mar
11
comment Is there anything good in the cheapest point and shoot cameras besides high megapixel count?
possible duplicate of How do I choose a point and shoot camera under $400?
Mar
11
comment What Canon full-frame lens should I get for product photography, toddler portraiture and travel photography?
How on earth did you come upon a $3,000 camera but yet have seemingly no experience with digital photography? I would recommend first selling the 5D MkIII then investing in a much much less expensive entry level camera with a kit lens and spend some time building basic knowledge. Once that is obtained, choosing the right lens is much easier.
Mar
1
comment How can I get the top people of a camera brand to listen to a design idea I have?
@jwenting - I work for a $12 Billion Net Rev/yr company and that is not the case for them. Your assumptions are incorrect.
Feb
23
comment canon 6d or 5d II for macro?
Unless you are really in need right now of an upgraded body, I would probably wait out the 7DmkII's release that should hopefully happen this year.
Feb
23
comment Are there disadvantages to a prosumer camera for a beginner, aside from cost?
My suggestion as first noted would be for the original poster to clarify what exactly they mean by prosumer instead of making assumptions based on vague terminology.
Feb
18
comment Shooting objects under glass with pop-up flash
Best options will likely include a combination of a larger aperture, higher ISO, and slower shutter speed(but before the point of introducing too much blur). I would recommend lowering your shutter speed as far as possible while shooting multiple frames in burst mode. You could also add in image stabilization if you don't already. Flash will be tricky and likely result only in poor results.
Feb
14
comment Camera and lens for shooting furniture
I don't think the subject of "furniture" requires many special considerations. I would recommend simply looking at our thread for: What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR?
Feb
11
comment Why is my Rebel XTi taking blurry photos?
Welcome! Sorry, but if you don't post a photo with the full EXIF information there is not much that we can do to assist. Since you have limited reputation here; you likely have to post a link to the image hosted elsewhere. Flickr or Google Picasa Web Images should work just fine. At the absolute minimum, please describe the shot and settings(i.e. picture of a running football player under dark nightime lighting, taken in A mode at f/5.6, 1/15sec, ISO 800.) Thanks!
Feb
9
comment Why the trend of faded vintage photography?
I haven't seen so many photographers passionately hate on a trend since the selective coloring trends of the early 2000's. If you don't like the trend; don't use the technique! Sounds easy enough to differentiate yourself from "the rest" :)
Feb
9
comment how do I get a black background on a portrait in post?
These questions usually get marked as duplicates of: How do I easily remove an almost-white background? but you should also take a look at: What is the best way to clean studio backgrounds in Photoshop? and the tag background.