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Jun
29
answered Do jpgs have “layers”?
Jun
23
comment How were these “harsh light” photos of objects on a white background taken?
For your learning, first make a shot using only the main light. Not just in the camera, but analyze it on your computer and decide if fill light is needed and where it is needed. After that, take shots with fill light on different positions. This will help you learn to "read the light" and it will make it easier for you in the future to replicate lighting setups or create your own faster.
Jun
23
revised How were these “harsh light” photos of objects on a white background taken?
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Jun
23
revised How were these “harsh light” photos of objects on a white background taken?
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Jun
23
answered How were these “harsh light” photos of objects on a white background taken?
Jun
16
revised Does flash tube size matter for studio lighting?
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Jun
14
answered How do selfie sticks integrate with digital cameras?
Jun
8
comment What causes barrel distortion?
@MattGrum: A FOV of close to but less than 180 deg. enough to see both vanishing points of a straight object if you are at a certain distance from it. So no, I´m not showing an FOV of more than 180°.
Jun
7
revised What causes barrel distortion?
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Jun
7
answered What causes barrel distortion?
Jun
7
asked Does flash tube size matter for studio lighting?
Apr
28
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Feb
28
comment Do photographers see ambiguity in the color of the blue/black (gold/white) dress?
Forget for a moment the dress is blue. What would it take for a white and gold dress to look like that on a photograph? I think the blue in the image is too saturated, so it would take a blue light, a strongly cast one. That would also make yellow (gold) so dark to appear dark bronw. But such a stronly casted light would have spilled over nearby objects, and would be obvious. The other way would be a daylight source with a camera set to tungsten wb.
Dec
12
answered How can I take portraits which seem to capture the essence of a subject I've just met?
Dec
8
revised What are the best and worst diffuser materials for DIY softbox/light tent?
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Dec
2
comment Is waist level photography with a digital camera practical?
This is uttterly genius! Making the block hollow opens up a whole world of accesory carrying possibilities, like, extra batteries or memory cards.
Dec
2
comment Is it okay to store a battery in its (unplugged) charger?
Have you tried searching for the specific charger's data sheet? I know it's not the same, but I have a AA/AAA battery charger that in the user manual clearly states that IT IS SAFE to store the charged batteries in the unplugged charger, and in my experience, there is no discernible difference in usage or charge retention whether batteries are stored on or off the charger. Of course, I'd apply this warrant only to that specific model.
Nov
24
comment Why use JPEG instead of RAW?
Great point about WB. I would say that it is extendable to Exposure as well, since RAW allows for bigger exposure adjustments in post than JPEG, one may tend to get slopier when recording in RAW.
Nov
20
comment Handicapped shooter needs remote view finder display
Try Helicon Remote. It's an app for tablets. I can perform autofocus and control amost every camera parameter. It requires a USB cable though. The only drawback is that the free app does not let you shoot in RAW, the pro version is supposed to.
Nov
17
comment How many pixels in a megapixel?
As far as I understand, it is not that THE SAME 4 pixels are interpolated but EACH PHOTOSITE is used 4 times to calculate the color value of the 4 neighbouring pixels in the final image. (exept the photosites in the border of the sensor).