Napioa - Wind Origins

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Nov
6
comment How to shoot whales?
Isn't shooting whales illegal in most places?
Nov
6
comment Which Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 is better for wedding photography?
Have you looked at reviews for either? The differences are pretty well documented: the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/…
Nov
6
comment Which camera/lens combination achieves the highest possible image quality for macro?
Is this theoretically speaking or do you actually need some extreme sharpness at a macro level? Can you give us a use case to make this more practical? I am thinking something like the Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x Macro Lens might even make sense depending on your usage.
Nov
5
comment How can I justify a new camera purchase when I'm not a top photographer?
I always just have to remind my wife how much she spends on getting her hair, nails, etc. done - then I go back to buying my camera equipment :P
Nov
5
comment Batch processing/retouching scanned film with severe artifacts
Have you taken a look at the Scanning tag here, or this existing question: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2907/… I think this might answer many of your questions.
Nov
5
comment How to I get the Instagram “Lux” effect without using Instagram?
@mattdm - Typically filters in Instagram can only be applied one at a time. In this case, Lo-Fi is the filter that can only be applied at one per photo. Lux is a secondary option that isn't a "filter" according to Instagram, it is kind of like a button to just bring out vibrancy in any filter. So to answer your question, yes it would be possible, but they have stacked the two here in the examples.
Nov
3
comment Hydrostatic ballhead -really worth it?
That is nuts. No idea that technology for that existed.
Nov
3
comment Hydrostatic ballhead -really worth it?
What camera shifts the sensor to adjust framing?
Nov
3
comment How to fix bad printing results on an Epson Stylus Photo RX 600?
Have you tried printing out a photo that you didn't take to rule out issues with your camera etc? The first step in any color or printing issue is really calibrating your monitor. This applies if you are printing at home or a lab, so do that first!
Nov
2
comment Wide angle + macro converter
Thanks for coming back to accept my answer!
Nov
1
comment Canon rebel t3i settings for pageant
What lenses do you have? Do you have the standard kit lens EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, or any additional lenses to chose from?
Nov
1
comment How do I take great formal Christmas party event photos?
I agree, utilizing tips on how to shoot a wedding reception(indoor) is the way to go. Not many differences exist.
Nov
1
comment How can I take portraits in the style of Shannon Lee Miller?
@MattGrum - I do believe you are worlds more experience than I am in this, but I am having a hard time getting my head around the fact that this image uses no reflectors, OCF, etc - could it really be? goo.gl/0K9jL Maybe important to note is that the question did not have a specific image in mind when I answered. I think some of the images on the site could easily be created without any additional equipment, but I do not think all of them.
Nov
1
comment How can I take portraits in the style of Shannon Lee Miller?
Good point on the portfolios. Most people don't realize a 20 shot portfolio is just that, and taken from years of shooting and many, many mediocre attempts. I always try to find a complete shoot if possible to really get a good idea, but this isn't always possible unless you are the paying client. Also - your point about needing a 22 f/1.1 is exactly why I'm selling my APS-C in favor of FF, I can't get shots with this narrow dof/angle of view like I want!
Nov
1
comment How can I take portraits in the style of Shannon Lee Miller?
I wouldn't be so fast to accept my answer, I would bet you will get a few other opinions that are even more in depth then I went. Glad to help though, good question.
Nov
1
comment How can I take portraits in the style of Shannon Lee Miller?
She could be using a reflector for fill light. I know a lot of photographers that say they are "natural light photographers", and for the most part that is either 1. Marketing speak or 2. A hint that they don't know how to use off camera flash :) I don't think she uses any magical settings, just a wide aperture, proper exposure, good high quality lenses, and proper post production.
Oct
31
comment What are neutral density filters and how do I use them to create long exposures in daylight?
That is odd, seems like a bug in the rep to me then. Check out my rep score history, it shows my answer was unaccepted for this question on Oct 11th - i.imgur.com/refVv.png No worries, I don't care about the rep, I just thought it was kind of funny to see the unaccept.
Oct
30
comment In food photography (using a nifty fifty lens) how can I make my food shot more in focus and not blurry?
Excellent question. Overall great photo, composition, color, exposure, etc. If you can nail the focus - which the answers here should help with, you should be well on your way to great food photography!
Oct
30
comment How could I make the most money from a sensationalist picture?
@Ferdy - Hard to say. Youtube does give you a certain amount of exposure that you probably wouldn't get otherwise. From what I have learned, many of the TV show producers have groups that just browse YouTube all day for new material. If I wasn't on YouTube, I'd be afraid of losing that potential. Someone did steal the video on YouTube and generated 2 million views on their own account, so my views and profits could have been substantially different from that revenue stream.
Oct
30
comment Shooting a timelapse without any intervalometer?
@Itai - Got it, thanks for the clarification.