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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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Jan
24
comment Nikon D5100 flash doesn't work
Are you saying that the flash fires while still seated in a down position? So you can tell that it is flashing without even flipping up?
Jan
24
comment Nikon D5100 flash doesn't work
What mode is the camera in? What do you mean the flash doesn't work? Does it not pop up? Does it popup but never fire? Are you shooting a subject that has sufficient contrast and light to achieve focus lock and fire the flash?
Jan
24
comment What can I do with an 18-55 mm kit lens?
I wouldn't look to us for inspiration. Try browsing 500px or other similar sites. If you truly aren't inspired, look for a new hobby. Your equipment matters very little, but passion and desire do.
Jan
23
comment Is it normal for a fast prime to exhibit purple fringing in middle of the image?
Hey fellow community members - we hardly ever get new questions where they post an example image AND actually describe the problem in words. Not only that, but here they gave the equipment used too! Vote this up if you like that!
Jan
23
comment Is there a correct way to swap lenses?
I strongly disagree! I didn't buy an interchangeable lens camera to plan a shoot around lens changes due to such minor concerns.
Jan
20
comment Is it safe to use a third-party replacement battery charger?
Agreed, this is good advice. I will note that you could replace "charger" with just about any other product and the same holds true. This is good general advice for buying almost anything that you care about, especially in the electronics area.
Jan
19
comment How can I remove shine on someone's face in Lightroom?
If you have truly blown the highlights, I would head to Photoshop and get ready for some effort!
Jan
19
comment Does the right calibration temperature for my monitor depend on season?
I was fine with this being on topic until you said global warming. This is not a topic for this site as is.
Jan
19
comment How does D7100 bracketing work?
@hardywang - Yes most HDR software can correct for slight movement between frames, but the best results will come with a tripod. You could also just switch the Shooting mode from single shot to continuous before the capture.
Jan
19
comment How does D7100 bracketing work?
You didn't check it again very well. The top of page 136 states "In other modes, one shot will be taken each time the shutter-release button is pressed". Just read the manual. It will help you I promise. You replied to my comment so fast you wouldn't have even had time to read the section in question.
Jan
19
comment Wide Angle Lens recommendation for canon 70D (cropped sensor camera)
You really are wasting money(and more) if you try to buy full frame lenses for APS-C. Buy for today not a possible future or you will really be limiting yourself from some great options(17-55mm f2.8 IS for example).
Jan
19
comment How does D7100 bracketing work?
Page 133 of your manual answers this question.
Jan
18
comment Would a 85mm lens have allowed me to blur the background better in this photo of a DJ in action?
I agree. The framing is quite nice as is.
Jan
18
comment Would a 85mm lens have allowed me to blur the background better in this photo of a DJ in action?
Voted up for Wood
Jan
17
comment How can I avoid light bleed in a studio shot?
Thanks Nick! Yes the diagram is approximately to scale. The background flash is less than a foot from the background and the subject to camera distance is 5-8ft. If I'm understanding you correctly, you are suggesting to increase the distance between the background flash and the background? I had it setup this way because the muslin background only has about 3-4ft that lays in the floor. I'll have to come up with a different idea to make it longer if that's the best way.
Jan
17
comment What is the cause of this unusual concentric blob defect (taken in below zero conditions)?
Can you explain the equipment used to capture this photo? Canon T3i at f/14, 1/200th, ISO 100 it looks like from the EXIF. What lens was used?
Jan
17
comment What effect does a bright light have on a DSLR?
Is there a problem you are trying to solve? Are you getting a poorly exposed image when doing this that you are trying to fix? Do you have an example image? I'm not sure what you are getting at with this question.
Jan
17
comment Canon Powershot SX20IS User error
This is one of the most odd questions I've ever seen here, but with only 30 views it has somehow accumulated 4 answers. Very interesting.
Jan
14
comment Shooting full manual during an event or function
@Szabolcs - Artistic control.
Jan
12
comment Memory speed on Sony camera
@jdlugosz - It is an awesome idea for a camera and I certainly see the applications that it would excel at - I was simply noting that having the fastest memory card on a camera that clearly isn't designed for speed seems kind of pointless. I'm going to delete my above comments because this comment section is getting to be a discussion. Good luck with the camera!