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by Vian Esterhuizen

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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
23
comment How to view a thumbnail for each lightroom folder in a catalog?
A bounty won't make this feature all of a sudden appear in LR :-)
Apr
22
comment Why should I use the widest aperture for star photography?
Man am I glad you are around rista, you and your astro knowledge :)
Apr
22
comment PocketWizard without cable
Yeah you can do what he is doing in the photo but that is far from typical. It's a bit more ninja then I would recommend to anyone getting started. Especially at a wedding, normally the less flash the better. I only use flash at a wedding during the reception and any formals as I find it intrusive during the ceremony. For any candid stuff at the reception, on camera and bounced off the ceiling usually works best; in left hand pointed directly at subjects will rarely look flattering or good.
Apr
22
comment PocketWizard without cable
I'm just saying that there isn't a point to having a pocket wizard unless the flash is off camera or you are controlling multiple cameras that I'm assuming would utilize a flash stand. If no flash stand is in the equation, one probably doesn't need a pocket wizard!
Apr
22
comment PocketWizard without cable
Oh yeah, the picture that you posted is extremely common to see from a professional. Except maybe the sto-fen diffuser. I hate those things :-P But maybe I don't follow what you are trying to achieve, if you don't have a flash stand, why are you using a pocket wizard in the first place?
Apr
21
comment Fun experiments I can do with my bridge camera?
In regards to community wiki: meta.photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1008/…
Apr
21
comment UV Filter that best suits Nikon 18-140 mm lens
I voted this question down as it shows literally no research effort whatsoever. With a quick google of "Nikon 18-140 filter size" the answer can be found in the first search result without even opening up the link or leaving Google.
Apr
21
comment Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?
Either you don't understand my comment or I don't understand your answer - but I'm certainly not trying to suggest adding more registration distances. As I stated above "lens mount".
Apr
21
comment Fun experiments I can do with my bridge camera?
I know we have an older question that has some ideas, just having trouble finding it right now. Might want to start with the [inspiration] tag though.
Apr
21
comment Can you estimate whether or not the sky is clear from a photographs metadata?
This is exactly what my answer focused on lol.
Apr
21
comment Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?
I wasn't trying to say this is a bad answer or a bad idea, the contrary. I was just pointing out what I thought was an omission for completeness. I really know very little about this topic so I'm personally interested in the mount aspect.
Apr
20
comment In video mode, why does adjusting the aperture change the brightness instead of the DoF?
Inkista - Your own answer proves the point. You stated "The duration of the shutter speed can affect how "choppy" the final video feels, depending on the amount of motion blur in individual frames.". Individual frames are not "choppy" nor do they have a "final video feel". Those aspects are not applicable to still photography and thus not on topic.
Apr
20
comment Can I use lens brand X on interchangeable lens camera brand Y?
I appreciate what you are trying to do here, but I think the section on lens mount should elaborated on significantly if you are trying to make this a one stop shop for these types of questions.
Apr
20
comment How to boost my camera's responsiveness with Magic lantern installed?
What have you found on the Magic Lantern forums or help site? Do other users experience this? Is it a known issue?
Apr
19
comment How to light a product like the Apple Watch?
This question is far to broad. Sorry but do you really think this is simple? Take a look at theverge.com/2013/5/8/4311868/…
Apr
15
comment Which current Canon digital cameras can use older EOS lenses?
Note - A specific camera recommendation on what to buy is typically off topic here. See our Help section at the top of this page for more info and what is on topic here.
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.