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by Russell McMahon

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age 24
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seen Aug 2 at 21:49

Programmer. Designer. Photo-/Videographer. Musician.


Dec
8
comment Recommendations for Wireless Flash Triggers?
Yongnuo triggers are absolutely the best bang for your buck. ~$30 or so will get you a two transmitters/receivers (each module is both). I have two sets so I can fire up to three external flashes (four if my T2i could trigger flashes). Flashes sync up to a shutter speed of about 200-250, and I haven't had a single misfire on medium power just holding down the shutter (4fps I think). Good up to 100yards (haven't tested this myself, but there are plenty of reviewers who have). In summation, I don't think it's necessary to get PocketWizards. Too expensive, and Yongnuo 603's get the job done.
Aug
2
comment Are there any cameras which require a PIN before deleting photos?
Good though Itai. TRiG, be sure to look at the Eye-Fi card that allows for sync over an ad-hoc network in addition to a Wifi network. If you're in the field shooting, chances are you won't have a Wifi connection, but if you get the right Eye-Fi card, you can create a link between your computer and the camera without a problem that does the same exact thing.
Jul
28
comment What is bokeh, exactly?
What's technique should be used to achieve a creamy bokeh rather than a circular bokeh? Mine always come out circular at f1.8. Should I be further back from my subject and then zooming in on it?
Jul
28
comment What were the optimal JPEG settings for Facebook photos in 2010/2011?
Is there someplace to download this action?
Jul
28
comment What were the optimal JPEG settings for Facebook photos in 2010/2011?
These are Lightroom settings, yes? What is the equivalent "Sharpen for Screen" in Photoshop CS4?
Jul
27
comment Must-Know Photography Tips/Tricks
I especially like the last one.
Jul
27
comment Can photographers pre-visualize complete camera settings of a scene in their heads?
Upvote for the "Sunny 16 Rule". I've never heard of it, but that will very much come in handy. I'm still learning little tricks like these.
Jul
22
comment What are the benefits of using Collections in Adobe Lightroom?
Great scenario comment. I thought it was very helpful how you listed out how Lightroom helps even with large projects that require being crazy organized.
Jul
22
comment Is there a Clippy for Photography?
Hahaha, that would be hilarious, yet probably very helpful. There are tons of websites around that will give you some ideas of how to shoot in various scenarios. I recommend browsing Flickr.com for a shot that you like, and then looking at the EXIF data that Flickr includes to see what settings the photographer used. It should help give you a head start.
Jul
22
comment What are the benefits of Av vs. Tv vs. Manual exposure modes?
Thank you for your thoughts, Juhele!
Jul
22
comment How should I set the Canon T2i for low-light?
Do NOT forget to set your white balance when you get to the theatre. Find something on the stage that is white and take a picture of it, then use it for manual white balance. If this won't work, then you should be okay with Tungsten white balance. This will save you a lot of time in post, believe me, haha.
Jul
11
comment Am I getting out-of-control with buying equipment?
You beat me to it! It depends on what your wife/husband says!
Jul
11
comment This doesn't seem very sharp…is this normal?
Ah. I see what you mean now. Thanks for the clarification! Cheers :)
Jul
11
comment This doesn't seem very sharp…is this normal?
Pardon my absence...I didn't anticipate such a response post-accepting an answer. @rfusca, no post exposure adjustments were made, only a slight bump in saturation and contrast. @whuber, when can I tell if an image is properly exposed? Will the histogram tell me that? Or is it something a photographer just "knows"?
Jul
10
comment This doesn't seem very sharp…is this normal?
I did shoot in RAW, I forgot to mention that :) I know the kit lens isn't the greatest, but I figured I would ask anyhow! I've been planning on buying a nifty fifty, which, despite its affordability, produces some pretty awesome results. Thank you for your thoughts! I'm leaving this up for a little while longer to see if anyone else can offer some useful knowledge.
Jul
10
comment This doesn't seem very sharp…is this normal?
Even zoomed in? Maybe it's just me...
Jul
8
comment What price to demand for a shoot when I am just starting out
That's a unique idea charging per photo. I've heard of photographers charging a flat fee per outfit too for portrait sessions.
Jun
30
comment What is a portrait lens?
Totally right about nailing the focus. I've shot with an 85mm f1.2 before all the way open, and you have to be deathly accurate, otherwise you'll find yourself having focused on the tip of your model's left nostril.
Jun
28
comment Best Focus Settings and Methods for DSLR Video?
I think the two of you have pointed me in the right direction enough for me to take it from here. Thank you for the help :)
Jun
28
comment Best Focus Settings and Methods for DSLR Video?
Good suggestions. My DOF must have been too shallow during my tests. I'll try focusing to a hyperfocal distance. Will I run into problems using my 18-55mm and shooting big landscapes (the ocean, parasailers, people jetskiing, etc.)?