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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.


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comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
+1 This is somewhat at variance with my general line of advice BUT also contains some useful comment. Getting photos that the bride & groom like is the aim. Photographers should always determine what the B&G want and also what they will tolerate :-). I dislike situations where photographers spend a lot of the time right up close to the B&G, very much in the awareness of the guests and blocking people's view and dominating the proceedings. Some degree of interference is unavoidable. How much is tolerable to the B&G MUST be known in advance. Same goes for use of flash. AND ...
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comment How do I prepare best for my first wedding photography event?
On two occasions in the now somewhat distant past when I was "fly on the wall" unofficial photographer, something went wrong and my photos were the best available. Nice for you when your photo "save the day". Try hard not to be the photographer who se day is saved.
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comment A 13“x19” printer / archival quality ink combination?
If serious people are offering > 100 years I'd be interested in links. I'm by no means suggesting that they don't exist - just that it's hard to guaranteed any chemical process with any sort of certainty at that sort of time span. | FWIW standard silver process black & white prints that 100 years old are often in good condition.
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comment Can I charge a Canon SX 700 battery using a mobile powerbank?
Thomas - your answer is correct with the camera and equipment provided. I have outlined a solution which allows him to do what he wants by adding an aftermarket charger specifically designed to do what he wants.
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comment How can I amplify the light from a tiny white LED through a keyhole?
Several questions above have not been answered and answers are needed to help you: How close can the source be to the door? Why? Is the target offset so there is no parallel path to it etc. What you ask for MAY be trivially easy or not, but we cannot tell. You can focus light from an LED to a point at a distance from say mms to m's from the LED end. A suitably small diameter LED and lens could send most of its light through a keyhole in a diverging or converging cone. We need to know why this would not be adequate. A picture showing light PATH, camera location and object location is needed.
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comment How can I amplify the light from a tiny white LED through a keyhole?
If you could explain what you are actually doing and perhaps show us a better lit image of the setup it would help. You do not say WHY you want to do what you ask or why an alternative is not acceptable. To say that the double keyhole is an important part of things does not tell us much - just sets a riddle. What you tell us is of course your choice, but you could far better explain what you want. Why 1000 lumen,. How close can the source be to the door? Why?> Is the target offset so there ios no parallel path to it etc. What you ask for MAY be trivially easy or not, but we cannot tell.
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