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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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May
25
comment Is blu-ray a good long term storage option for photos?
Great idea, I didn't think of that for photos before. I've used parity files to recreate things from newsgroups, and they are magical!
May
25
comment Where do I find stock photography I can use on a Shopify theme?
So is this question really "where can I buy stock photography?"?
May
24
comment What advantages does the Brenizer method have over Photoshop blur?
They are comparing one post processing technique to another, neither option is in camera.
May
24
comment When would one choose a 50mm f/1.4 over 85mm f/1.8 (or vice versa) for portraits?
Of course, I agree with that, but you can't always compensate by moving around! That is an important distinction. Opening the 50mm alone isn't compensation, moving your camera + opening up is!
May
24
comment Does the human eye experience noise as a camera would?
You are referring to Phosphene(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphene). This doesn't have anything to do with photographic noise.
May
24
comment When would one choose a 50mm f/1.4 over 85mm f/1.8 (or vice versa) for portraits?
What do you mean by the last point "Of course you can open the 50mm much more to compensate"? The 50mm at f/1.4 will have over twice the dof as the 85 at f/1.8. To me that means you can't compensate.
May
24
comment Does the human eye experience noise as a camera would?
Can you clarify what you mean by "when I set in very low light"? Also, would it be possible to post an example as I am not sure what you are referring to.
May
23
comment How to make transparent liquid on white porcelain visible?
What was your lighting setup? Did you use off camera flash or any studio strobes?
May
23
comment How to calculate object size dependent on distance?
This doesn't directly answer your question, but I think the easiest way to solve the problem would be to select a narrower aperture, and gain a greater depth of field. You can use a tripod or a higher ISO if camera movement becomes a problem.
May
23
comment iPad photo editing app that exports edits as XMP to reuse in lightroom?
Pretty sure this doesn't exist. None of the popular and even advanced photo editing apps do this, and I'm not even sure if iOS would allow this type of file editing to occur.
May
23
comment Cheap wide angle lens for Canon EOS 500 D?
What lenses do you have already? How wide do you need? We can't recommend a
May
22
comment How do I correct a photo with too much blue?
Does GIMP have a white balance selection tool? i.e. balance off of the white snow?
May
22
comment Looking for a reasonably priced wide angle lens
Canon 10-22mm is the one I would recommend.
May
22
comment What is a simple and effective method to sharpen for web output in Photoshop?
We have lots of examples of how to do this if you look at the sharpening tag.
May
20
comment How can I flatten a photograph that was stored rolled a long time?
What material is the photograph on?
May
20
comment What are the most appropriate features for a wide angle lens for fishing and landscape photograhy?
@mattdm - Yes many alternatives exist, but this is a DX format specific recent lens that many people find suitable for the D5100. If you are thinking of going full frame I might consider other options, but I think this is a great one considering what info I know about the poster. If you want to know the pros and con's of other options I would suggest taking a look at an existing question that we have that addresses where to find Nikon lens reviews - photo.stackexchange.com/questions/9530/…
May
20
comment What are the most appropriate features for a wide angle lens for fishing and landscape photograhy?
@Itai - It doesn't look soft at all to me when I compare it to the excellent Canon 10-22mm that I own: the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/… As for vignetting, this is something that you can correct for the most part in post, and really is not something I would worry about when looking at this lens.
May
18
comment Outdoor Event - D80 lenses
I would get nothing less than the Nikon 200mm f/2G AF-S ED VR II. Done.
May
17
comment How can I get the best quality prints from an iPhone photo?
I agree, in low light, it leaves a lot to be desired!
May
17
comment How can I get the best quality prints from an iPhone photo?
I wouldn't say the IQ from the iPhone 4 or newer is poor. Take a look at these examples - photo.stackexchange.com/a/16451/4892