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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
13
comment How does the Nikkor 35mm prime compare to the Nikkor 40mm Micro for portraits?
You used the word "portraits" three times in your initial question and you are rarely going to use it for that? I don't know how we could reasonably be expected to answer your question without that information.
Apr
12
comment What are the options for a good photo / RAW browser + editor for mac?
The answer is.... Lightroom! Why? Personal preference! Want more? Just download some trials, and give them a try for yourself.
Apr
11
comment How can I best use a (high end) point and shoot camera to take great photos in bars and clubs?
Use a flash. If you won't, high ISO with max apertures. It's a simple formula.
Apr
6
comment How can a super tiny iPhone 6 Plus lens produce significant DOF?
I assure you that an iPhone 6 Plus is capable of the example image. I own it and can produce similar results without software manipulation.
Apr
3
comment LightRoom 5 Export looks different to the Develop screen
In the link I have above in my answer it notes "In the Develop module, you can also use the Soft Proofing panel to preview how color looks under various color-managed printing conditions.". So yes you can modify your color space in the Develop module if desired. That has implications that are a bit outside of the scope of this question though(or at least that I'm willing to elaborate on to a reasonable extent here).
Apr
3
comment LightRoom 5 Export looks different to the Develop screen
They don't "automatically" convert to a color space on export, they convert to the color space that you select upon export. Also, different modules of Lightroom can use different color spaces, so its not a blanket statement that LR uses Adobe RGB.
Apr
2
comment How to do 1 or more photos per second without jitter using a Canon 7D?
Have you tried a hardware intervalometer? I don't see why the need for software when a $12 piece of non-OEM hardware should accomplish this quite well.
Mar
31
comment PS Elements vs Lightroom for image management
I'm not exactly clear what you want to keep from the Elements DB and move to LR that won't be in metadata? They are very different tools in that Elements is a destructive editor and LR is non-destructive. The LR DB tools are very powerful and I would be surprised to find out that much if any benefit exists to keeping the DB in Elements beyond the facial recognition feature. I also don't see what would be daunting about starting LR up and creating a new DB to point at the 40k images. Please explain further, and if you haven't download a trial and test out some of these theories and report back.
Mar
27
comment What software can show my most frequently used focal length?
The comment under the question notes "Windows 7".
Mar
20
comment What type of camera do I need to take reasonable photos across a swimming pool?
What is "reasonable"? A cell phone can do this.
Mar
16
comment How can I improve a landscape photo with deep shadows in post-production?
User13653 - This isn't a critique forum. The original question was specific and directed at a single issue. Your edit is asking for an overall critique which is not on topic here. If you have a solution that you have found I would recommend answering your own question vs adding in an "answer" to the question itself.
Mar
16
comment How many EV will a softbox knock down off your flash?
It depends on the softbox. Run a simple test in studio and you should have an answer.
Mar
15
comment How can I recreate the Instagram Filter “Slumber”?
This is exactly the type of "how do I create this effect" question that I wish we had more of. You actually named the filter you want to go after, provided an example using it, your original, and your attempt! Have an upvote from me, and welcome to the site!
Mar
15
comment How can I improve a landscape photo with deep shadows in post-production?
Olin, it's not that I disagree with your sentiment - but it came off to me as rude. Keep in mind that posting of any images here is opening up to Creative Commons, something not everyone is comfortable with. Also, this site could use more photography so let's please not discourage it when users actually post it. Since I found your comment rude I've flagged it as such.
Mar
13
comment How to achieve sharp focus on two subjects in a portrait with low depth of field?
Thanks Null! I changed that.
Mar
13
comment How to achieve sharp focus on two subjects in a portrait with low depth of field?
Yes thank you trashcan
Mar
11
comment What underwater strap keeps my equipment safe and usable?
What makes you think I have hair elastic?!? :)
Mar
10
comment Pros and cons of cheap studio strobes vs. hotshoe/speedlight flash for portraits?
Great answer and lots of details! You clearly know what you are talking about, so thank you for sharing! I've only ever owned speedlights but I have yet to really run into the cycle time issues you described, at least for the shoots I have. I could see it for higher volume shops but I've had no problems with a few hundred shots of my kid in one session.
Mar
6
comment Can I swap cheap ink into my printer for documents and expensive ink in for photo prints?
Yup, I highly recommend the purchase of a B&W laser for students. Well worth it even if you use low priced ink in an inkjet.
Mar
6
comment Should I worry about a camera I am interested in “winning” on Snapsort?
If you are hesitant to buy Nikon because a previous Nikon model was a lemon for you, do you expect that snapsort will advise you based on reliability? Seems like your mostly concerned with durability and or reliability vs feature set or image quality.