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bio website flickr.com/jaxxon
location Boulder, CO
age 46
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seen May 1 '12 at 19:19

Interaction designer, scrum product owner and pixelosopher by day. Photographer (Flickr junky) by evening. Musician and gypsy jazz poseur by night. Boulder, CO.


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Jul
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comment Photo Sharing Sites: Any Experience with 500px.com or Smugmug.com?
You can't currently sell photos on 500px in the portfolio.. only in the public 500px.com mode. In other words, if you upgrade to "awesome" and set your domain to your 500px portfolio (your own logo, white label UI, etc., guess what? you can't sell your photos in there! I learned this AFTER paying the premium. Still, 500px is worth a look. Supposedly they're working to enable the shopping cart in your portfolio as well. Also, the 500px portfolio is not very customizable at all -- esp. compared to SmugMug which is almost TOO customizable. GOOD LUCK!
Jun
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comment When is it okay to have blown highlights and shadows?
Thanks for the help, folks. It was hard to pick a best answer!
Jun
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accepted When is it okay to have blown highlights and shadows?
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awarded  Nice Question
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comment When is it okay to have blown highlights and shadows?
Thanks for the comments, guys.. and for moving it from meta. (DUH!) Some really helpful answers here.
Jun
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comment When is it okay to have blown highlights and shadows?
I'm really hoping this is not too subjective. I'm hoping for practical exposure parameters and technique to produce good results -- allowing for blown highlights and shadows. Make sense?
Jun
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asked When is it okay to have blown highlights and shadows?
Jun
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comment What should I do to prepare for a glass factory visit?
I know you've already got a "best answer" marked for this one. For future reference, you can use Flickr to explore EXIF data on a photo to see what exposure and flash settings were used. For example, check out the settings used in the first example. Note -- not all photos on Flickr have EXIF data. Your second example did not.
Jun
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comment Are there any options for a very cheap, small, and reasonably fast camera?
So you want smaller than a point-and-shoot, but that handles like a camera? I'm not sure you'll find anything like that.
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comment Are there any options for a very cheap, small, and reasonably fast camera?
I believe these are the same cameras used in a lot of mobile phones. Agree that this sounds like it may be a good option based on the criteria set forth by the OP.
Jun
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comment Is there any significant difference between Nikon and Canon?
Also - Canon and Nikon tend to leap-frog each other every few months. It may come down to which camera is best for your needs when you're ready to buy. When you buy, you're impacting your future purchase of lenses which, in turn, encourages you to stay with the brand for years to come due to the investment in glass. Canons tend to be a bit cheaper for the same specs, but I know plenty of Nikon die-hards who claim that Nikon glass is a hair better quality. I ended up going with the Nikon D90 when I switched to DSLR after delightful years of Canon point-and-shoots. I'm happy with my choice.