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bio website nickbedford.com
location Brisbane, Australia
age 26
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I'm a hobbyist photographer from Brisbane, Australia focusing on promotional, entertainment and editorial portraiture.


Jul
9
revised Why do some lenses cost 10 times as much when the specs are very close?
Forgot one important point about element design.; deleted 6 characters in body
Apr
27
comment In portrait photography, what is a “catchlight”?
Photographic Terms: When Film & Photography Collide.
Apr
23
comment Why does Lightroom 4 CR2 “Edit in Photoshop” make a TIF file?
"Once you go TIFF, you never go back." - Someone from the Internet.
Apr
22
comment Why would one want to include the original RAW inside of a DNG?
There's no evidence to suggest that DNG is any more future proof than raw formats. Support for raw formats is accumulative, and older raw formats are not removed from the programs capable of reading them.
Apr
16
revised Good examples of RAW's advantages over JPEG?
added 351 characters in body
Apr
16
comment Good examples of RAW's advantages over JPEG?
The second is the RAW file in black and white with shadows boosted and contrast lowered to show the detail captured, whilst the first image is the same application but to an already processed JPEG file. You can see that the raw version still has all the detail left to use, even if you don't recover details from it (like in my final result).
Mar
28
comment How can this lighting/color effect be done?
Yeah, my guess would be that he has utilised the considerable difference in colour temperature of the two major light sources and used post processing to desaturate the relatively blue tones.
Mar
28
comment Which is sharper, theoretically - small image at 100% or large image re-sized in Photoshop?
I think you're missing the point of my argument. What you throw away in camera, you can never get back.
Mar
22
comment What types of digital cameras are out there?
Canon labels it "Enthusiast". I tend to agree.
Mar
20
comment Is EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS USM really a 'L series' grade lens?
Optically, you may call it an L (and for all intents and purposes has been proved to perform just as well, as well it should considering it uses the same glass), but it's plastic construction and target design (APS-C bodies only) make it a non-L.
Mar
20
comment Is EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS USM really a 'L series' grade lens?
Not only that, an EF-S lens can't be mounted on an EF body (full frame or close). It's unlikely that they would call an EF-S lens an 'L' because it can't be used with the professional Canon bodies.
Mar
20
comment Is EF-S 17-55 f2.8 IS USM really a 'L series' grade lens?
Not only that, all L lenses are EF full frame and also usually made of metal, not plastic. That being said, my 17-55mm F/2.8 is a fantastic workhorse lens for me on my 60D.
Mar
3
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Feb
28
comment Good examples of RAW's advantages over JPEG?
Great example! Thanks. The depth of raw captures continuously surprise me to this day.
Feb
21
revised How and why do you use an image histogram?
Some wording.
Feb
21
comment How and why do you use an image histogram?
The main reason ETTR is a hotly debated topic is that it really shouldn't be practiced until you can't go any less sensitive. When you're at ISO 200, exposing at +1 EV should be no more effective than shooting at +0 EV at ISO 100, in theory. In practice, camera technology and ISO performance characteristics play a role in skewing the results of this theoretical basis.
Feb
21
comment What kind of photography is still better done with film cameras?
P.S. I will add the cost of memory cards though helps even things out a bit.
Feb
21
comment What kind of photography is still better done with film cameras?
66 rolls or 3 batteries though :) Then you also have 66 rolls to get developed (and buy in the first place), which will always cost something, manual or through a lab. I've got nothing against film, I'm just saying film's lack of electricity requirement is replaced with it's own set of costs.
Feb
21
comment What kind of photography is still better done with film cameras?
I guess then you just have to carry a whole boat load of film canisters though.
Feb
15
comment Is there an easy way to convert all my photos from .NEF to .JPG for upload to Facebook?
DPI is irrelevant when creating JPEG's destined for monitors and other displays (i.e. from Facebook in a browser).