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bio website j.mp/NZPHOTOS
location Auckland, New Zealand
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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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revised Laws regarding photos taken from airplane?
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comment Laws regarding photos taken from airplane?
Derrick - I have had staff ask me to turn off various things when pushing past the end of their allowed period. I have seen them occasionally ask people to turn off cameras but as noted, they are usually ignored when others use them. When there is man made 'smog' (China invariably bad alas) it affects photography very badly compared to normal vision from any substantial height. A UV filter may help somewhat but there seems to be general scattering that the camera has trouble dealing with. || An SLR mirror very probably makes rather less cabin noise than a jet engine at liftoff :-).
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comment Laws regarding photos taken from airplane?
The airlines have no requirements for cameras to be stowed at takeoff and landing - just not used. Stowing passengers is definitely a good idea. Many airlines recommend that a seatbelt be worn at all times and I follow that advice as much as possible. In a good airpocket the plane falls - unrestrained people go to the ceiling at gravity+ rates. Various broken bones are common in severe cases.
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answered How do I prevent condensation in my waterproof GoPro casing?
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revised How can I take pictures through a skyscraper, airplane, or train window?
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answered How can I take pictures through a skyscraper, airplane, or train window?
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comment Laws regarding photos taken from airplane?
@DA01 - Bomb (or weapon) potential is not the reason for camera+battery regulations. The regulations already cover batteries in and out of equipment in great detail. I have carried significant quantities of batteries on numerous occasions (up to several hundred at a time). Generally, all batteries (except with specific exceptions) should be carried as carry-on luggage. Lithium batteries have a restriction on total Lithium content per cell and total allowed to be carried. The QANTAS camcorder restriction is for "external battery" (as some are) - not necessarily on a lead.
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comment What would be an inexpensive lens for wedding photography?
Another aside: Immediately after ceremony people flock to bride and groom to congratulate them, exchange a hug and kiss etc. Fast series of may encounters. Position yourself between bride and groom. Try to take a shot of every encounter so greeters face is seen (bride and groom they know). You will fail to get them all but will have a large collection of people shots. Surprisingly these are greatly valued afterwards when people look though photos - usually as a slideshow as you don't want to print these or album them usually. People will sit and watch these avidly and comment on people seen.
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comment What would be an inexpensive lens for wedding photography?
An aside: Explain in advance that if they want memorable family photos then they need to have a premade list of all the aunts and uncles and cousins and other relations and the groupings they want AND they should provide a person to deliver these to the photographer at the relevant time. Two people usually needed for each side of family. Then explain it again. And again. And again. This will not sink in and even if they assure you it will be done, if you do not get to talk to the people concerned with doing it it wont happen. Makes a alarge difference to subsequent satisfaction.
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revised Given the same lens, does shooting with FX cameras yield sharper results than DX cameras?
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revised Given the same lens, does shooting with FX cameras yield sharper results than DX cameras?
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comment How to get a smooth gradient on sky?
@Jrista - I'm surprised that members interests are not of enough concern that bringing this to their attention where it is wholly relevant is not considered appropriate.
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comment Given the same lens, does shooting with FX cameras yield sharper results than DX cameras?
@MattGrum - I'm not meaning to be contentious (or, no more so than is absolutely necessary ;-) ) BUT great care needs to be taken in such comparisons to compare truly equivalent cases. Things like lens settings, actual subject area imaged and more affect the result and there needs to be a clear understanding of what assumptions have been made when making comparisons. I expect that we'd both hold the same opinion if we sat down and worked through the assumptions being made - but it's easy to come to apparently different conclusions due to apparently quite minor differences in starting points.
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