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revised What are the optimal JPEG settings for high-resolution Facebook photos?
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Oct
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answered What are the optimal JPEG settings for high-resolution Facebook photos?
Oct
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comment Why don't cameras capture dynamic range as our eyes do?
@RowlandShaw - only if you wish it to be that way. Others offered their own world-view appropriate translation of that. A statement like that can be a metaphor for whatever you wish it to be (Cthulu, FSM, Ever-looshin, ...) or not.
Oct
3
comment Why don't cameras capture dynamic range as our eyes do?
@mattdm - It actually says "Our eyes are about as good as the camera in the situation described".
Oct
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comment Why don't cameras capture dynamic range as our eyes do?
@naught101 - "caught up" is a rather delicately nuanced measure :-). The eye per se is somewhat inferior in a number of ways to the best that we can manage. But it still manages some prodigious feats. eg the dark adapted eye can detect a single photon! But, what makes life horrendously hard for the pretenders is that the eye is onlyt part of an integrated multi organ system - and the brain takes some beating, so far.
Oct
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answered Why don't cameras capture dynamic range as our eyes do?
Sep
28
comment Is seeking permission my responsibility on a commercial shoot for a client?
Except where the 'cost' of offending someone exceeds the value to you of doing so, it is never a bad idea to explain your understandings in writing. So much the better if you can get the other party to agree to it in a legally binding manner. BUT just being able to point to a clear written statement that you discussed with them in advance can be a major advantage for all concerned. (Doing this saved me a substantial sum on one occasion.)
Sep
28
comment Is seeking permission my responsibility on a commercial shoot for a client?
Regardless of who SHOULD obtain permissions, things are only going to work seamlessly for you (if then) if all permissions have been obtained. ie you may not have to do it but if you want life to be half reasonable you must do whatever it takes to ensure that permissions have been granted. |
Sep
28
comment Which compact camera to shoot stars, moon and hopefully planets and sun?
Moon and sun - no problem with most appropriate compact (+ ND filters for sun etc). Planets - only marginal even with longest zooms. Stars in any detail - even a cheap scope and an adapter will transform the experience.
Sep
27
comment Which compact camera to shoot stars, moon and hopefully planets and sun?
With or without a telescope?
Sep
26
comment Is modifying an animal photo for use as an avatar icon within fair use?
Olin said what I meant to :-). He and I and others here between us may well be able to source a photo - although there are probably many public domain photos available. (Meerkat, Ostrich, tiger, bear, ... ? :-) )
Sep
26
answered Is modifying an animal photo for use as an avatar icon within fair use?
Sep
26
comment Are any ultra-wide angle digital point and shoot cameras made?
Depends on quality requred, but many major camera makers make wide angle add on auxillary lenses. Results vary.
Sep
25
comment Can stacking multiple exposure images in post-processing give the same effect as a long exposure?
Similar effects yes. Unavoidably different though without special magic. If you just add images you are adding signal and background in the same area. Your processing must differentiate either in space or between images to emphasise the content you are interested in. Take the star trail example as a more clear cut one. If you WANT the star trails then you need to overcome the addition of starless noise to starlight where the trail appears. But if you want the background (why I know not) the star trails are noise that needs dealing with.WEither way you need "differential" processing.
Sep
25
comment Is this a reflection in my photo?
Elendil will be right - it's plane what it is. Aye. Well done :-).
Sep
24
comment What exercises can I do with a fully automatic compact camera to help me learn?
Any photo any place any time. Push the limits of what you think the camera can do. Low/high light, subject motion, photographer motion, depth of field, focusing on objects in midst of others, high low contrast, ... . Look at fantastic photos. What makes them fantastic. Can you do that? Why not? [It may be that you cannot match many shots - but trying will teach you things.]
Sep
24
answered Nikon S700 displays preview correctly but shoots bad: dead or repairable?
Sep
24
comment Are cropped images from a full-frame sensor equal quality to full APS-C images despite the lower resolution?
@Blrfl - I was responding to a specific question and providing an example answer that addressed the question. I see now that you have asked a question and also criticised (critiqued if you must) a 'perfectly good' [tm] answer. that meet the formal definition of trolling. Go away :-). Looking at your answer I see it can be translated to "quality is what I like". That is indeed one valid answer, and one I employ often enough [tm again]. However, other people are liable to want a little more. Signal to noise ratio, and dynamic range of various parameters tends to be a little more universal.