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Aug
25
comment is it possible to take photographs of the Milky Way with a Panasonic FZ-30 camera?
You will not be able to photograph the milky way with this camera. You may be able to capture some stars at best but astrophotography is pretty demanding = fast prime lenses, high ISO, large sensor, etc.
Aug
20
comment Which photo sharing site or photo hosting service can post full size photos to a Facebook page?
It's about displaying photography on Facebook... So i beleive it falls under "techniques and best practices"which is the 4th item down that list. Facebook, being currently one of the largest, most popular online "gallery", is a way to show photography and I believe it qualifies. If not then every question about showing photography online or in a physical gallery, framing and printing of photography would be off topic, no?
Aug
20
comment Which photo sharing site or photo hosting service can post full size photos to a Facebook page?
Thanks David! Smugmug link looks good. Flickr looks awesome except for the Flickr.com and I am currently not on Flickr. I was deciding whether to go with Smugmug or Zenfolio and chose Zenfolio and mostly dislike it. I am going to consider a blog and switching to Smugmug next year. BTW, nice photos!
Aug
18
comment Which photo sharing site or photo hosting service can post full size photos to a Facebook page?
Thanks for your answer! I have a cloud service with google drive and I don't think i can get a direct link there. (works better - i get a full size icon but also obscured by the image file name link) I am able to get a direct link from Zenfolio but only certain smaller image sizes work in Facebook (up to 580 x 387) and clicking the image redirects to the direct image. I am hoping to redirect to where the image is presented on the website so users can comment or place an order. I may have to just post a link to larger view instead of trying to bend technology to my will...
Aug
13
comment Astrophotography Canon 17-40mm f4L vs Samyang 24mm f/1.4 how much of a difference would there be?
You can find many comparisons online but because post processing is involved, often heavy, side by side becomes a moot point. You will have less noise and brighter stars less coma, more corner sharpness. I may post an image in my answer.
Jun
17
comment Why did manufactures stop including DOF scales on lenses?
They will put it on the Otus series and charge an extra grand for it.
May
21
comment Are the highlights in this photo a byproduct of the vintage lens or were water particles introduced during shooting?
Thanks John. Will give it a go with a piece of glass. I will try it then post some results. I will also try some shots with the same lens (once it arrives) with and without glass and compare.
Apr
14
comment Why am I am seeing rings (banding) instead of smooth graduation in my sunrise pictures?
Thanks. I realized it was probably display related but your answer clarifies it. I am also using a laptop and it wasn't plugged in at the time which may or may not have compounded the issue. i tried full res export and it looks fine i think although my display isn't large enough to view in full res and full size but it does look like its fine. i will try to print a sample to see what it looks like.
Apr
5
comment Moon with a foreground
A common technique used by most is taking a a shot of the moon and a seperate shot of the foreground then combining/masking the 2 in post.
Mar
25
comment GPS location information does not seem to be recognised by Lightroom 5.7.1
Do you mean the map tab? Are you online? The map is a web service.
Mar
24
comment How can I effectively change the background of a portrait in Photoshop?
This is done by painstakingly masking and brushing for hours and hours but the background should also match the exposure, colour, tone and focus of the original background. Please provide an example of your work.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
@dpollitt LOL! Well, technically. I bought it, which means I replaced it. But apparently this lens is SO HOT that it's on back order. At the same time I shipped my 17-40 mm to a buyer on the weekend so I don't actually have a wide angle to shoot with right now... And we had aurora dancing in the sky last night and forecast is looking good today. Sigh.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
Thanks Matt! Like the suggestion of using intervalometer and stacked shorter exposures in daylight. I will definitely try that.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
@jdlugosz - excellent idea! Even for stacking gel on the rear with regular glass on the front. Unfortunately, I sold my Canon 17-40mm f4 which did have a slot for gel to replace it with the new Canon 16-35 f4 which doesn't have that slot on the rear.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
I didn't ention this in my question but i've considered it in the past. Welding glass requires too much post processing to remove colour cast and usually a farily large and custom made rig. I will perhaps make one and try this at some point in the future with the Samyang 14mm ultra wide purely as an experiment but I was hoping for a simple solution for my primary 16-35mm lens.
Feb
2
comment Where can I buy a 77mm 12 - 15 stop ND filter at a reasonable price.
@MattGrum - That's a fair assumption. Please make this an answer and I will mark it as answered.
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
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
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.