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by Aditya

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bio website nickbedford.com
location Brisbane, Australia
age 26
visits member for 4 years
seen Aug 7 at 12:08

I'm a hobbyist photographer from Brisbane, Australia focusing on promotional, entertainment and editorial portraiture.


Jul
11
comment Am I getting out-of-control with buying equipment?
That being said, you can't take photos of far off birds without a telephoto lens. Some gear enables and some gear merely makes things a little easier.
Jul
11
comment How can I handle two extremely different brightnesses in the same picture?
You could roughly calculate the dynamic range of the scene you want to capture by metering the brightest part, metering the darkest part then calculating how many stops difference the two exposures are. You'll probably find that the difference between the room's exposure and the exposure for the light is 15 or more stops.
Jul
5
comment Are there cheap or DIY focus assist solutions for the Canon 5D?
Not to mention the wall of text...
Jul
5
comment Why are blown highlights particularly bad in digital photography?
Could you please describe the effect in the post. I don't want to have to follow a link to an external site.
Jul
5
comment How do I convert lens focal length (mm) to x-times optical zoom?
@mattdm I guess you might say the derivative of the field of view function is linear :P (I think)
Jul
4
comment How can I get sharp macro photos like this example?
Just as a caution, you might want to credit the source of the photo, or better yet, make sure you're not violating copyright or licensing by using the photo here.
Jul
4
comment What makes a Carl Zeiss lens so special in a smartphone?
Carl Zeiss lenses are indeed usually better but for a smartphone the benefits would be negated by the sensor...
Jul
4
comment How do I convert lens focal length (mm) to x-times optical zoom?
Updated with a graph showing the field of view.
Jul
4
comment How to get meter reading for a DSLR if not from a gray card?
Good points. I think in terms of the benefit of analogue vs digital ISO amplification would be the only primary reason to shoot that higher ISO in camera. At least from a logical point of view.
Jul
3
comment How do I convert lens focal length (mm) to x-times optical zoom?
slaps forehead Why didn't I even think of that...
Jun
15
comment What does small depth of field mean?
Well yes, there is no depth of field in a two dimensional image, but I see your point.
Jun
14
comment What does small depth of field mean?
If only there was ƒ/0 :-(
Jun
14
comment What does small depth of field mean?
It is also based on the size of the recording medium as this affects the way photos are composed (closer focusing distance to fill the frame).
Jun
14
comment What does small depth of field mean?
I see what you mean. I just tested this with one of my photos. The photo and the depth of field itself is the same, as that cannot physically change once captured, but a larger viewing size makes it easier to perceive the depth of field in the photo. I found myself more aware of the bokeh when holding it close.
Jun
14
comment What does small depth of field mean?
How can a photo have more depth of field when printed smaller? The photo can't magically change itself to have more depth of field...
Jun
14
comment What is an easy way to remember the full stop scale?
I never even realised this.
Jun
14
comment Does Color Eyes Display Pro have advantages over the software that came with my colorimeter?
Unfortunately it was the latest version I used.
Jun
14
comment Does Color Eyes Display Pro have advantages over the software that came with my colorimeter?
I found the Spyder3 software was awful and created a very green hued profile. I used ColorEyes with the puck and it created a profile that was pretty much spot on.
Jun
10
comment How to take pictures in a dark room?
I just pictured a flash popping up out of some guy's forehead.
Jun
10
comment How do I find the aperture that produces the highest-quality images for a given lens?
Didn't even think of that, Eruditass. Thanks.