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bio website properspective.com
location Minneapolis
age 30
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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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Jun
28
comment What are the significant differences between Tamron and Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 lenses?
Can you summarize the links and include the important points? If the linked to website is unavailable we still want to have relevant content here.
Jun
28
comment Apple Aperture replacement
For strictly culling based speed, there is also Photo Mechanic. I just use it alongside LR though.
Jun
28
comment Cannot light a fire using a lens?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about starting a fire.
Jun
25
comment Should I buy filters or step down adapters for multiple lenses?
Too bad no Canon <3
Jun
25
comment How can this visual effect be achieved using Photoshop or plugins?
I would suggest that the most obvious thing done here is the studio lighting, maybe 4 or 5 I count. Beyond that I see a lot of localized contrast especially in the midtones. The shirt also makes me wonder if they used multiple exposures but the skin certainly doesn't look like that.
Jun
24
comment Compact Cameras VS Phone Cameras
See: Is the iPhone 4S camera good enough to serve as one's “everyday-carry”? - photo.stackexchange.com/questions/16449/…
Jun
24
comment Compact Cameras VS Phone Cameras
It really depends. When you say "compact camera" do you mean the basic entry level $125 models or a $500 large sensor compact with a fast f/1.8 lens? They are worlds apart and in many cases I would consider a iPhone 5S to be far superior for many reasons over a $125 compact. Bigger screens, internet sharing abilities, editing, etc. but also because frankly the quality is quite high on an iPhone. All of the interesting technology is being developed for mobile these days, not cheap pocket cameras. Everything from BSI sensors to OIS and very fast wide lenses.
Jun
23
comment Is Canon 16-35/4 IS better than 16-35/2.8 II at f/4?
As this lens is not yet released, I believe this question should be closed. Other than the existing MTF charts no one is going to have insider info here.
Jun
23
comment Does this Camera Lens to Mobile phone camera interface exist?
Please buy one and report back how well a 24-70mm f/2.8 performs on your iPhone :)
Jun
22
comment Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Canon
I would get the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8. It is excellent, I've owned it and used it for the vast majority of my work on crop sensor Canon DSLRs. The sigma has a wider aperture sure, but the Canon is very handholdable throughout it's range especially with IS and f/2.8 is no joke.
Jun
20
comment Photos of people on an ad supported website
Location? Are you looking for legal advice?
Jun
19
comment Monitors: Dell U2412M or HP 23bw?
@hedz09 - This isn't a hardware recommendation site.
Jun
18
comment Should I store my 35mm rolls in the fridge?
I dislike your last comment very much.
Jun
18
comment Should I store my 35mm rolls in the fridge?
My local shop stores them in the fridge before selling them to me. Their experience and knowledge is enough to keep me doing the same.
Jun
16
comment Sturdy tripod on a budget
While I normally agree with this, if all the user has is a D3100 with a kit lens it is possible to find something that will work in this price range. If you add in a nice f/2.8 zoom or a telephoto of any kind then I would agree with your sentiment.
Jun
16
comment Sturdy tripod on a budget
@user3731036 - Irrelevant. This isn't a shopping website and thus this question is off topic anyways. See Matt's comment above for a question that is on topic.
Jun
16
comment Sturdy tripod on a budget
Also What are my best options for a tripod for up to $100?
Jun
12
comment What does an expensive flash unit buy over a cheap one?
@drfrogsplat - You are right, I was thinking of the 430EXI. Neither of them have as nice as the weather sealing on the shoe of the 580 though.
Jun
9
comment outdoor group photo - depth of field, other concerns?
All of the things you have said are crazy, yes. I would strongly advise against going through with this for your own sake as well as the bride and grooms memories. I never recommend being the main photographer as your first experience with wedding photography. Posed portraits of kids and bird photography is not preparation for a typical wedding day. Look into second-shooter gigs and go from there. Also, I wouldn't shoot any portraits at 28mm(especially not 20mm) even on APS-C. Renting a body you aren't familiar with is a bad idea for such an important event as well. Sorry to be harsh.
Jun
1
comment Is there any benefit to manual settings when you can change just about everything with post production?
No need to sign your posts, this website does that for you.