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by Vian Esterhuizen

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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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Mar
20
comment How do I avoid white color in the sky near my subject with HDR photos?
You could also 1.Decrease the amount of the strength setting in tone mapping 2.Switch from HDR to exposure fusion photo.stackexchange.com/questions/20896/…
Mar
20
comment Nikon D3100 transfer distorts photos
@Vamplicious - This isn't a discussion forum. Please join the chat if you want to have a discussion. Moderators should really close off the comments here at this point.
Mar
19
comment How can I clean a camera effectively?
Well, this might be too much to cover in one topic. We do have a question around lenses and filters already: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/1408/… and viewfinders: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/637/… and sensors: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/12/… . Maybe the most general and probably the duplicate of this is here: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3234/… See the cleaning tag.
Mar
19
comment Nikon D3100 transfer distorts photos
You do realize, the accepted answer on the linked to question does note that that resolved the issue. "Turns out...it was the USB ports on my PC.". You said it is old and no answer helps... It sounds like it is exactly what the answer is to me.
Mar
19
comment Why do images turn black after previewing them?
1.Please use basic grammar like capitalizing the first word of sentences and the letter "I". 2.You must limit your questions to 1 question per page here. Please open up another topic for the question about "memory card not detected".
Mar
19
comment How can I avoid eye pain after indoor portrait shoots?
Have you seen a doctor?
Mar
18
comment How can I optimise the lifetime of a Nikon speedlight?
Sounds like you are ready to test out the A/B theory for us and let us know in 10-15 years :)
Mar
18
comment How to respond to requests to commercially use one's photos without compensation?
Only you will know your market. Test out the waters. You don't need to explain why you should be compensated, but reply with a fair offer of what you think they are asking. Only you can know what the time it took you to capture the image, edit, produce, it's scarcity, etc is. Give a fair offer of what you would like to make off the licencing, but make sure you aren't giving them free reign to do what they want with it. I wouldn't publicly list any prices. Take a look at the business tag here on the site. It has quite a bit of valuable information that you may be interested in.
Mar
18
comment How to respond to requests to commercially use one's photos without compensation?
possible duplicate of How do I know what to charge for licensing an image?
Mar
16
comment What post processing software has a good collection of presets included?
We already have this question, basically identical - just asking about Camera+ and not Instagram, but the same answers apply - photo.stackexchange.com/questions/13939/…
Mar
16
comment Why are some of my pictures missing from the normally all-inclusive Photos folder in my Apple Aperture library?
I don't use Aperture. So these are guesses. You are using a Trial - maybe it limits some functionality? Maybe the folders on the left that you put the question mark around, allow duplicates in each folder, and the big library doesn't show duplicates so the total is less? Maybe the folders on the left aren't actually added to the main library, Aperture is just showing what is available on the hard drive?
Mar
16
comment In Lightroom, how do I see which presets have been applied to an image?
You can also see if any changes have occurred at all by the icon in the gallery view. Different purposes, but same idea kind of.
Mar
16
comment What are the pros and cons of an articulated display?
I can only imagine how bad of a bill you would incur after sending a 60D to Canon for LCD hinge repairs. I would probably toss the camera and pick up a 7D :)
Mar
16
comment How does photography for digital display only differ?
@mattdm - I was thinking now but if you have a crystal ball and want to give it a shot, I'm all ears :)
Mar
16
comment Will electronic or digital model releases or contracts hold up in court?
I have used EchoSign for a while, its great and I trust it's electronic signatures for my business.
Mar
16
comment How does photography for digital display only differ?
My question was asking about considerations beyond those three things. I already understand those and I was trying to go beyond those basics.
Mar
15
comment Do the Lightroom lens correction tools make good lenses less important?
Yes. I had a question on this very topic that I think was answered well by Matt here: photo.stackexchange.com/a/20841/4892 Basically, he noted that a lens with vignetting is not really an issue if you have Lightroom.
Mar
15
comment Is astrophotography basically pointless with a moon in the sky?
Sorry I am so unfamiliar with this I would like a bit more clarity. You note to "wait till the moon is well set". So I am wondering, if I am shooting on a night when the moon isn't set during the hours I am shooting, will my results be poor?
Mar
15
comment Do electric ink/electronic paper “digital” picture frames exist?
@mattdm - I also saw that post in my research, but missed the funny con. Nice!
Mar
15
comment Do electric ink/electronic paper “digital” picture frames exist?
Unfortunately in early 2012 this still does not exist. I've added a more detailed answer below.