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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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Dec
3
comment If I paid for photography am I entitled to raw images?
@CodingKiwi - I often see single digital images being sold for similar prices to £100/$150 in my area. Typical prices for a DVD with all full res images from a portrait session can run $800 or more. Charging any less, and the photographer is running at a loss. Think of it this way, if prints are $20-30/ea(common in my area) and a DVD of all full size images is only 5x the cost, then very few people would ever order prints! The profit on $150 + session fee is typically very low and likely to run into the negative and thus not sustainable as a business but only as a hobby.
Dec
3
comment If I paid for photography am I entitled to raw images?
+1 Great analogy! I am only nitpicking but if you could mention a bit more about contracts - this answer would be very complete. Also I would add "the price for the sitting fee will be higher" or "session" to the third paragraph.
Dec
3
comment If I paid for photography am I entitled to raw images?
Not only do most professional wedding photographers only supply low resolution images in "standard" packages typically, they often have strong watermarks. Either that or they are only available for "proofing" in person so they can sell you products. The last thing they want is the customer running to the nearest convenience store or pharmacy and printing all of the images for a few dollars. Be prepared to pay in the thousands for access to an entire collection of full size digital images - the same $$$ as the opportunity cost of printing all those same images.
Dec
2
comment What is the Lightroom equivalent of setting the contrast to -2 in the camera?
I wouldn't necessarily say "[camera settings]...have no effect on a RAW file when opened in Lightroom.". The reason is, often times when I first open a file it quickly shows the embedded JPEG preview that does have the in-camera effects applied before it fully loads up the RAW file. At least I believe this is what is happening. I think this quick flicker of the adjusted JPEG confuses quite a few users, for example here: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3668/…
Dec
2
comment Why is Lightroom 5 running crazy-slow?
Probably a better question for the Adobe LR forums.
Dec
2
comment What is the Lightroom equivalent of setting the contrast to -2 in the camera?
Contrast and even saturation would be pretty easy to tell just by testing a few images. Why don't you give it a shot and let us know what equates to what with your 5D MkII? I would imagine less than 5 mins of effort would give you your answer!
Dec
1
comment Low light photography: which avenue of gear improvement?
Tripod, additional lighting, a larger aperture, or move to a larger sensor. The "logical" choices are many but only you know the best one for yourself. It sounds like you have the knowledge to make the best decision already.
Nov
26
comment Who tells my camera which apertures my lens has
Who? Do you mean "what"?
Nov
23
comment Is the Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens weather sealed?
I would recommend a reading of: What makes a camera 'weather sealed'? ; in which I also answer what makes a lens weather sealed. Spoiler - No lenses are that sealed!
Nov
23
comment Is the Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens weather sealed?
Hey Michael, I wouldn't question Itai's travel experience or conditions he's shot in. He's done it before. Period.
Nov
18
comment How do automatic cameras know the right depth of field?
possible duplicate of How do DSLRs figure out what aperture to select in P mode?
Nov
15
comment How do you judge the build quality of a lens?
Noting what kit lens came with your Xti would be a good idea for the non experts here :)
Nov
14
comment How do you judge the build quality of a lens?
Related and relevant, also in very concrete terms: What makes a camera 'weather sealed'?
Nov
14
comment How to photograph a person that sits inside a car in daylight?
@redreggae - I'll add that as an option. You can achieve this MANY ways! I do consider changing the metering mode to be a bit more difficult for the less experts!
Nov
14
comment How to photograph a person that sits inside a car in daylight?
An example image would be just fantastic.
Nov
12
comment 24-105 f4 vs 24-70 f2.8
Actually I don't even see what format the user is on unless it is hidden in some comment. If they are on APS-C I would seriously consider moving to FF for the shallow DoF advantage.
Nov
12
comment 24-105 f4 vs 24-70 f2.8
I find the corners to be much better on the 24-70s over the 24-105. But in the center and mid not that different. That is part of the reason the 24-105 is still great on APS-C.
Nov
12
comment 24-105 f4 vs 24-70 f2.8
You can "simulate" a wider aperture by using a larger sensor :) Maybe not practical on full frame, but it is for APS-C users.
Nov
12
comment 24-105 f4 vs 24-70 f2.8
Exactly which 24-70 f/2.8 are you referring to? That makes a big difference in image quality comparisons. Also, if your most important criteria is value for the money the 24-105mm is exactly that, a great value. I would end your search there.
Nov
12
comment Cannot open RAW NEF files taken with my Nikon 5100 in Photoshop Elements 5
Adobe DNG converter would be another alternative. As long as elements works with DNG which I haven't verified.