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Nov
30
comment City/Street Photography; is it morally okay and what laws govern it?
There are quite a few existing SE answers that touch on this area. All have overlap and each new Q&A tends to add value. Most (or all) have excellent references to other SE questions and to external material. | Morality is a hard subject. See SE question here and also my answer to it "Reclaiming the moral high ground [tm] :-)". Also my answer here
Nov
30
comment City/Street Photography; is it morally okay and what laws govern it?
+1 good answer. I suggest that the sens of "but it is not currently an illegal offence." would be improved by a one word change to "and it is not ...". | Most of those answer apply to New Zealand except that taking photos through windows is more constrained. If a window formed part of a scene and the scene was of no note it may be acceptable BUT [following wording is mine, not the law's]: taking photos from public property that violated, aimed to violate or could be seen to violate privacy in private property is illegal.
Nov
30
answered 200mm Macro lens, get a new or old MF-only lens?
Nov
8
comment Can I use photos of my own dogs that were taken by someone else?
Unless you now have a hate-hate relationship it seems a very little thing to give photo credits, regardless of whether she is acting unreasonably in seeking to retract a "my word is my bond" agreement. This only seems unreasonable if the cost to you of giving way to what may be an unreasonable demand is greater than the gains of "walking the second mile".
Nov
5
answered How was the light and dark split effect achieved in this image?
Nov
4
comment Color correcting difficulties… on cloudy days
(Your description sounds like what I perceive in indoor situation lit from many light sources ()also at different colour temperatures). eg wedding in church or reception with windows, highlights, main lights, broad 'spot' over central area etc. If additional lighting not used very soft de-featured results are easily obtained.
Nov
4
comment Color correcting difficulties… on cloudy days
POSSIBLY due to ultra diffuse nature of light providing "fill" for all features contours details ... from many angles and softening up and decontrasting details. Mayhaps a degree of fill flash to provide increased directionality without having so much that it visually dominates or that its presence is even obvious.
Nov
4
revised Do I need an adapter to mount a Maxxum 75+300mm to a Sony Alpha 3000?
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Nov
4
answered Do I need an adapter to mount a Maxxum 75+300mm to a Sony Alpha 3000?
Oct
25
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Oct
23
comment resizing a picture
It would help you to get a good answer immensely if you provided the information that people have asked for, including: What camera, how large in pixels height x width was the out of camera image, was the image processed before sending. If you posted the original on a ebsite where you retain fill copyright people could immediately see what was possible. (Images posted to this site have a creative commons "CCSA" licence as part of the usage terms. )
Oct
23
comment How to keep burnt-out regions from becoming strongly blue and purple in Rawtherapee?
The comment you mad on saturation is what you see in the above image. What did the RGB curves look like before processing - eg out of camera jpg if avaiable or jpg processed in as "normal" a way if RAW only available?
Oct
22
comment Can I make commercial use of an image which is readily available but with unclear licensing?
A link to a copy of the image may be useful (and would probably be interesting).
Oct
14
answered What techniques or tools can be used to show that a UFO or cryptid has been manually added to an image on a web page?
Oct
13
awarded  Caucus
Sep
3
comment What personal safety precautions do I need to take while traveling with a camera in Scandinavia?
... 'Netherlanders' than most other people and can easily accept a higher level of assertiveness etc than from some :-). As for me - I'm old, loud and inquisitive and have Irish ancestry :-). || Oh - and, on topic here - yes, I wander all over with a camera - and I mean ALL over, and have had an amazingly good run. I've been hassled a very few times - most often by Police or Soldiers or bore guards - but have found almost nowhere where I feel unsafe with a camera. Being old white and male helps in some cases (and not in others) but generally it seems the worls is usually safer than many think.
Sep
3
comment What personal safety precautions do I need to take while traveling with a camera in Scandinavia?
+1 - I looked through your answers while trying to find what country you lived in and this told me. I liked especially " ... most of it with a camera around my neck (at least during my free time)," -> I resemble that :-). Most times when I go out I sling a DSLR around my mechk (side sling strap soince spinal surgery imn January last - helps reduce neck loading nicely). And knowing where you live (I'll assume for now you are a national) helps interactions with you. Based on various friends I have and by 'Dutch' nephew-in-law (now living in NZ) I expect a straighter up front answer from ...
Sep
3
comment How can I amplify the light from a tiny white LED through a keyhole?
@Sathees I'm getting somewhat confused as to what the aim is. Who considers the light nop feasible and how big is the picture and how far from the lock and how much power may the LED use? It depends whether you want to prove it can be done or cannot be. Giove me say 1 Watt and a picture up to say 1m x 1m and position of picture somewhat fl;exible and I CAN illuminate it quite well with a single LED with a std keyhole. If you want to prove it cannot be done I never said trhe above :-).
Sep
2
comment Can I use Minolta Maxxum lenses with Sony Alpha cameras?
@Itai noted that the older MC & MD manual lenses do not work. You can get adaptors that allow these now very old manual lenses to be used - obviously without AF. From memory there is no aperture control but if you set the camera in S mode and manually adjust aperture nthe camera will expose correctly. Some of these very old lenses can still b very good. Things like a 50mm f/1.2 prime which can probably be obtained for almost $0 and can be superb when in good condition. The adapters have an internal lens to allow infinity focus so the overall result depends on the quality of the adaptor.
Sep
2
comment How can I use FF Nikon lenses on the Sony E-mount A7 with full function (AF, etc.)?
I'm guessing itis going to haqppen if it hasn't already. The A7RII has shaken the market up and while it is too dear at present, it or something similar will be half the price in the short to medium term. (say 2 years or less). That doesn't help you NOW but also the A7 family is producing new models at an astounding rate. Usually "buy it and enjoy it" is good advice but in this case the range is so dynamic that an small delay has a fair chance of paying dividends. Imagine eg an A7SII with stabilisation and onboard 4K recording and silent mode and ... (all as per A7RII).