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bio website jakubsisak.ca
location Thunder Bay, Canada
age 42
visits member for 4 years, 3 months
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Jakub Sisak, GISP


Feb
1
asked Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
Jan
12
accepted How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Jan
12
comment How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Thanks Jon! Excellent, in-depth, answer as always. BTW, Love you recent astro-photography. Truly stunning! I should have mentioned that stars in my photos are secondary to composition and the landscape and the purpose of attempting to brighten stars in some of my images is for purely artistic reasons. I've been moving away from attempting to capture and process stars so that they are overly amplified. I've excepted light pollution and city glow and try to incorporate it. Sometimes I like to brightness only the few stars I captured for artistic effect. I will look into the filters...
Jan
1
answered How can I avoid green flare on my sunrise photos?
Jan
1
comment How can I fix the overly-bright background in my landscape photo?
I like the shot. Having the bottom a little darker really grounds the photo. The brighter top part of the photo is not blown out and has a lot of nice detail and contrast. The only think maybe I personally would to is dodge the person feeding the birds so that she "pops" a little more. Furthermore, the top looks (to me) exotic and interesting so my eyes wondered there for a while then i noticed the subject feeding the birds which added another point of interest...
Jan
1
comment How can I avoid green flare on my sunrise photos?
Some lenses are more prone to this, those with a bulbous front element will flare easier and are more difficult to control. Some photograpers that shoot a lot of sun/sunbursts buy lenses specifically for this purpose. The Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L II for example is known for well controlled flare and a beautiful sun star shape due to coating and the shape/number of aperture blades. Some pople are reporting the new Canon 16-35 f4 IS is even better. Positively remove all filters when shoting the sun not only will the flare be more intense but it will also be unsightly. A lens hood may help too.
Jan
1
answered How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Jan
1
comment How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Thanks. I do that to but it also has an impact on the dark ares which almost always introduces unsightly vignetting which I personally find is very difficult to control in these kind of shots.
Dec
31
asked How to brighten stars in Photoshop?
Dec
10
awarded  Good Question
Dec
1
comment Can I reproduce a photo taken with a larger sensor by converting camera settings to their equivalents?
One of the most essential components in shooting this type of photos is a tripod. A tripod was almost certainly used. Just thought i would mention it.You will never be able to handhold your camera and get this type of an image.
Nov
19
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
31
accepted I was asked to design a calendar using my photos, what do I charge for the “art fee” for 12 photos, should my name and copyright be included?
Oct
30
asked I was asked to design a calendar using my photos, what do I charge for the “art fee” for 12 photos, should my name and copyright be included?
Oct
27
comment Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?
@I don't have this particular lens, my wide angle landscape lens does not have IS. From what I hear, it is a good practice to turn off IS when using a tripod although modern lenses should be able to detect that the lens is not in motion. Personally, I only use IS with my other lenses when shooting hand-held. Try another shot without IS and manually focus at full magnification to ensure maximum sharpness. Those tree trunks should be razor sharp at f7.
Oct
27
comment Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?
where is the focus point in that photo? Looks like you focused on the ferns about 1/4 up from the bottom edge. The photo is not NOT sharp enough but is it possible you didn't focus correctly? For this type of landscape on a tripod (which you did) , AF and stabilization should be off, you should magnify 10x and micro-adjust focus manually and exactly where you need it to be. Also, lots of grass and leafs here, nothing solid in the foreground to focus on other than grass - these will move even if it doesn't feel windy but the tree trunks are not sharp enough.
Oct
23
comment GoPro 4 Night Timelapse
Lowest aperture possible and ISO 2500 or more? Even then I doubt you will be able to do this with a GoPro. Even using a DSLR you need a fast (usually expensive) lens. Most astrophotography is also heavily post processed to bring out the stars. The time laps of moving stars that bounce around youtube and facebook are most likely taken with top quality Pro gear. GoPro just can't compete with that amount of glass and light gathering.
Sep
23
comment Which camera to buy - Canon EOS 6D or Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Completely agree! I have the 6D as well as a 60D APS-C and the 6D blows my older camera completely out of the water. The 6D is so great in low light and noise control there is no reason for me to ever use the older 60D other than backup. I was out last night and I put the Canon 50m f1.4 on the 6D to take a few portrait-orientation shots of the milky way (rather than the usual 17-40mm f4 I typically use for this) and I actually had to stop down to f2.8 and ISO 800 because i was getting in too much light at f1.4 f1.6 @ 25 second exposures and ISO higher than 800.
Sep
8
answered Is it possible in Lightroom to change a develop property of multiple photos by a certain amount?
Sep
6
awarded  Notable Question