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bio website j.mp/NZPHOTOS
location Auckland, New Zealand
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Contact - apptechnz at gmail com <- you know the drill.

Electronic designer. Professional Engineer. Oldish aka "reasonably experienced" :-).
Contact - apptechnz gmail com <- you know the drill.
Tel: +64 9 837 2999 gmt+13

Special interest in technological solutions for developing country applications. Extensive in-China experience in product development & manufacturing in China.

Jack of all trades, Master of Electrical engineering. (aka ME (elec)) Interested in all aspects of modern technology. Professional qualifications in electrical engineering but practically proficient or conversant in many peripheral areas.

Recent extensive experience in solar powered LED lighting development and manufacturing in China for markets worldwide.

"Servant of the Most High God" / committed Christian. Happy to work enthusiastically and interact amicably with people of all nationalities and creeds.

Married with 2 adult children.

Obsessional photographer.


Mar
25
asked Help wanted re using Spyder2express calibrator with Windows 8
Mar
6
comment Does the brand of the micro SD adapter matter?
I have found that adapters are more fragile than full size SD cards (and SD cards are also not immune to mechanical damage). | Lack of card size marking can be an issue if used other than temporarily. | Adapters may lose cards if not stored carefully enough. A small wrap of cellulose tape prevents this without making the card too large to fit.
Feb
8
revised What is a good focal length for street photography?
Fix editing error
Feb
6
answered What is a good focal length for street photography?
Feb
6
revised What type of lens is more suitable for this type of portrait shot on railroad tracks?
added 369 characters in body
Jan
30
comment Nikon d5100 producing extremely underexposed images
I was going to suggest cleaning the oil film off the lens (or mirror) but I don't know how it got there. But Mitch's suggestion sounds good - you weren't using an ND filter just before that , were you ? Or loaned your camera to somebody to try something. Or ... .
Jan
30
comment Nikon d5100 producing extremely underexposed images
Is this with more than one lens? If you have more than one, try several. | If you have only one and regardless, unseat lens and reseat several times. Lens to body contact issues can cause VERY strange problems. | If still no go the 99% chance it's dead. | Reset everything (as you have done). | On averagely lit say manually set to 100 ISO, f8,1/125th s. What do you get?
Jan
29
comment How to remove fog while shooting and during post-processing?
87% of all statistics are made up.
Jan
29
revised How to remove fog while shooting and during post-processing?
fried -> friend
Jan
29
comment What is a second shooter supposed to do at a wedding?
Whatever you end up deciding, having it in writing may be useful [tm] - especially so if she seems to be limiting potential better outcomes. Being able to not have her say "you should have "..." can be useful. This is not just self protection - there may be unseen misunderstandings which explicit directions help to make visible. [Most of my problems with people in life come from misunderstandings on someone's part. Even after 1,000,000 years it still happens!].
Jan
29
comment my wedding photos were a gift but now she wants to put them all over the internet
I suspect that a VERY nice letter explaining your position and feelings may be as effective as anything else. [In Germany she would be in deep trouble. In ...]
Jan
18
answered Copyright of a product
Jan
14
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
28
answered What's the difference between using an Image Stabilization and not using it?
Dec
19
comment How to shoot a 220 yard photo with an 18-135mm lens
Re long lenses. You can never get a long enough birding lens (for almost all values of 'you'). Longest lowish cost will be a 500mm mirror - usually f8. Old manual heavy 500mm at variable quality - often made for something else & with an adaptor can be cheap or lowish cost. 2 x teleconverter + 300mm similarly. All of these MAY give better quality than cropped 135mm but will not satisfy. A hide is your only choice :-)
Dec
18
comment applying random instagram type filters to a bunch of photos
If printed, just throw them on the floor and walk on them. Results will invariably be superior to Instagram.
Dec
18
comment Does street photography including children introduce any specific concern?
Just revisiting this when flagged by others after one + years. Still reads the same. This is meta. -> -1
Nov
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol