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by Vian Esterhuizen

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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.


Jun
10
comment Is the odd appearance of this owl's head due to an unusual camera angle, or bad photoshopping?
@noonand I'm glad it was useful. Note that that as with all such things it is necessarily opinion on my part (based on years of poring over digital photos) and some others here may offer contrary advice. I think I'm right - and the photographer's prodigious commercial photo output also suggests he's not likely to bother doing weird things to a photo when he has so many others.
Jun
10
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answered Is the odd appearance of this owl's head due to an unusual camera angle, or bad photoshopping?
Jun
10
comment Is the odd appearance of this owl's head due to an unusual camera angle, or bad photoshopping?
@DanWolfgang I'd like to suggest that the question IS good and IS about photography - just needs more detail. Birds can look really strange in flight and knowing this can be of great value if a "looks good to people" photo is wanted. Also, knowing if a photo has been edited is a valuable aspect of dealing with photos (as opposed to producing them) - although also useful when editing to avoid editing artefacts.
Jun
8
comment Is a depth of field preview button a must-have feature on a camera?
Datapoint: I agree with MikeW - few and far between are the uses, you know what to expect after a while and review is quick, easy and a really good idea if it matters.
Jun
6
comment How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?
@dpollitt I guess I leant towards the mindset that this was for ongoing use. For a one or few off I (of course) agree with you.
Jun
6
comment How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?
Is this for a single set of photos or ongoing uses for multiple passports? If it is a "one off" or for a few people then suitable care and maybe a few retries and as dpollitt says, following the guidleines, will be able to produce a 'good enough' photo . If it's for ongoing passport photo taking then something better will make your job rather easier.
Jun
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answered How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?
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answered Sony A7S and trigger voltages
Jun
3
comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
@dpollitt Yes(ish) I imagine there are quite a few more answers that have not been mentioned in this discussion or which take several links t reach. Maybe 'Canonical' linking page with light overview and comment on what each answer offers would be of value. Any takers?
Jun
3
comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
... Practicing in realistic circumstances will help substantially. AND - whatever you do, aim to have fun and enjoy yourself.
Jun
3
comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
@Virginia - Please don't be totally put off by this rather large outpouring of cautionary advice. Overall it gives you a good idea of what the challenges are. It MAY still be a good idea for you to take photos for the wedding - but the various items of advice below and those in the related question referred to above will give you a good idea of what can be involved. Having read all this you may still decide to proceed. If you do you will know what you have to prepare for ... ...
Jun
3
comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
And related but not identical question and answers here My first wedding
Jun
3
comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
It's interesting to see that the title of this question has been edited so that it now IS a duplicate of another title - there is merit in that, but the OP's original question has been subtly overlooked in the process. The other question asks "How do I best prepare for ...". This one asks"Will what I have here be enough?" While the two obviously overlap substantially they are not the same question and the other answers say more (as they should) what you should do rather than what the limitations of the proposal are.
Jun
2
comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
@Armfoot Maybe not the ideal reference :-) - 2007. I was walking past the bottom of the cable car in Hong Kong, and there was a wedding group having fun, so I waved my camera at them and the bride & groom AND the photographer invited me top join in so ... . Minolta 5D 6 Mp. Walking past, stand out of way of real photographer, ... other excuses :-).
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comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
+1 even just for portrait session in advance. I like to go for a walk in a park or gardens and find out what they want, how comfortable they are with each other, how comfortable they are with me. Any likes and dislikes. Thoughts on flash, kissing and cuddling - in church and in after wedding photos. ... . | Digital is generally easier than film. You know what you are getting and while volume does not substitute for quality, volume can help quality.
Jun
2
comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
... it's very wise to find out what the wedding celebrant thinks. If they have no great "stature" in the B&G's eyes it will still matter somewhat BUT if they are priest or minister of the church and B &/or G are church members the celebrants wishes may dominate. Knowing in advance (as much as possible) what will limit what you can do is very important.