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Apr
18
comment Higher ISO or negative EV to capture action during wild life shooting at low light?
@MichaelClark Your 1/3 stop comment is presumably intended to be on the question and not (where it is) on my answer so may not be seen by the OP.
Apr
17
comment Higher ISO or negative EV to capture action during wild life shooting at low light?
OK - so my flash add on is highly irrelevant - good policy in this case. If you are allowed to add even a smidgeon of always on light it can make a difference at very low light levels. eg 1 EV above low moonlight is useful and 3 EV (8x) is extremely useful.
Apr
7
comment What are my legal rights when shooting a public event?
+1 Why would anyone down-vote this? It's brief but useful and seems factual. A reference would help but is not essential. The comment on what organisers may say as opposed to what is legal exactly matches my experience.
Apr
7
comment What are my legal rights when shooting a public event?
@ConorBoyd The issue largely depends on whether I was in a public place. The organisers considered they had a right to control aspects of my behaviour and a police-person said at one stage that it was NOT a public place. As it IS a public place on all other occasions & there was no charge for entry, no barriers boundaries or fences or signs relating to conditions (there may or may not have been a general P-----a event sign in places - the boundary is perhaps 1 km long) & people could and did come and go doing things they usually do there without any problem, I still believe it to be public.
Apr
6
comment What are my legal rights when shooting a public event?
... though the main aim was to add credibility to the guy waving a camera around in this suspicion ridden world. ie it's all true but paid jobs are an incidental aspect and such that there are come from word of mouth. It said: "Events, Birthdays - 1st - 21st, Weddings, Sports, Street Photography, Technical, Travel" | 1st birthdays are mentioned as they are a big event in Polynesian families. | They said the bottom line was unacceptable. I cut it off. They moved on to other things. Acceptable was not an option.
Apr
6
comment What are my legal rights when shooting a public event?
@ConorBoyd I want to be sure what the true legal position is. I do not wish to cause trouble but I also do not want commercial or other interests to erode rights for anyone that they have under NZ law. I also suspect that the police may have improperly passed on 'information'. It happens that there is incorrect information in their system - a complex and entertaining story in its own right. I'd be meaning to address this for some while but hadn't got to it. The time may have come :-). | Bottom line mentioned types of photography I may do. I agree that this could be seen as advertising even...
Apr
5
comment What are my legal rights when shooting a public event?
@ConorBoyd See my answer - I posted this as a series of comments but decided that it was of enough use to be an answer even though this is NZ. This is what can happen when people feel that their commercial interests are threatened (even when they are not) and when NZ police consider the organisers have to be supported even when their grasp of relevant law is poor. (I MAY yet prove to be wrong to some extent but they were "sure" of areas where they were definitely wrong).
Apr
4
comment What are my legal rights when shooting a public event?
Interpretation of "public land" also needs to be clear. I am in the midst of a dispute re photos taken on public land during a festival. I give online photo access free - no $ made. I ended up spending 40 or so minutes confronted by 2 police-people and 6 officials (why not only 1 official I know not) over my right to do this. None of them (incl) NZ Police seemed to know NZ law well enough and I was pushed to edge of being arrested for doing things our law allows. According to me. TBD :-). SO be sure what rights the organisers have. Getting their agreement may help.
Apr
3
comment Street photography with Canon 1200D
The Canon 1200D is 'just fine' to start with - and apart from low-light ability may last you indefinitely depending on what you like - ie lower light favours cameras wityh better low light sensitivity. No hurry!. | The 18-55mm is liable to be more flexible to start. It is much better for walking amongst people at close range. The 55-250 has it's place for 'fly on the wall' photos. BUT - just get out there and do it - see what you like. Play. Have fun. | Report back. |Search this site for "street photography" - LOTS of material
Apr
1
comment Are screen protectors necessary on cameras with “flippable” screens (like the Canon 60D)?
Double phantom downvoters - the question is a generic one with an example only given which happens to be an exception to the rule. The answer is useful wrt the actual question asked. FWIW.
Apr
1
comment Are screen protectors necessary on cameras with “flippable” screens (like the Canon 60D)?
Your answer focuses on a special case exdample which just happens to be one model or range of cameras from one manufacturer. This is an example of why specific equipment questions are frowned on when generic questions are asked. Your answer is fine for eg a Canon 60D and very poor for eg a Sonly SLT-A77V. (ask me how I know :-( ).
Apr
1
comment Are screen protectors necessary on cameras with “flippable” screens (like the Canon 60D)?
I've just had a double downvote on my answer. Not useful apparently. The question is a good one BUT is both specific and general.It asks about screen protectors for camera with flippable screens BUT then gives an example of a specific camera (and by possible implication a libe of cameras) which happens to have a factory fitted low cost replaceable potector in place. This is not the norm in cameras that fit the general description. Some or most answer have focused in on this special case making my answer less applicable but mot other answers, arguably, wrong in the general case.
Apr
1
comment How to test/drain camera battery?
@Caleb I wrote that SE answer 4+ years - thanks for saving me the efort of wading in here as I was about to do :-). Captain Zoom - Read the answer that Caleb has cited and then ask if anything unclear. | Nowadays an "easy" solution would be to use an eg Arduino (or similar) to discharge at constant current until the desired endpoint is reached. DO NOT discharge LiIon cells to under 3V PER CELL.
Apr
1
comment Remove the tourists from photos
Feature name escapes me - may be S Vuori's content aware fill. The feature allows you to expand image into areas that you wish to remove. Available in LR & GIMP.
Apr
1
comment Would an EF 24-105L or a 70-200 f/4L be a better travel choice?
While he is asking about specific lenses, which is "off topic" he is ALSO asking about two quite different ranges 24-105 vs 70-200, both f/4. His current lenses have some impaqct on the decision. I wot that the question is acceptable with a little adjusting.
Mar
25
comment Can you identify this M42-mount lens?
It's a Sony E mount lens - as every lens is :-).
Mar
22
comment What can I expect when shooting the moon with a 55-200mm zoom lens w/ 2X teleconverter?
Unless the TC is a relatively capable one you maybe no better off than if you cropped the original image instead. AF speed (or AF itself) is not important in the stated application. You may be better off buying a used older good quality lens + adaptor and using it fully manually.
Feb
22
comment How important is body microcalibration feature?
I agree with Michael that microcalibration is extremely useful in focus critical situations. If you know which was the eeor lies and by how much you can allow for it, but this is extremely undesirable to have to do. | A thought (worthy of Heath Robinson) which I have not tried and which many would frown on - with due care and knowledge you could "micro-shim" [tm] a lens that erred in the appropriate direction. Having it adjusted professionally would be "rather better".
Feb
18
comment What's the best way to take a picture of an LCD or CRT screen?
@jm3 Hard <> Multi-faceted :-). As I noted "... Some of the following may sound complex at first glance but it's all fairly intuitive taken a section at a time. " -> Once you understand what works it is usually 'quite easy' [tm] to replicate. Some things are 'hard' but we grow into them (eg playing a piano or riding a bicycle) and some are just hard (for most of us) (eg a climb to the top of K2 and back, alive -> long term fatality rate 25%). Others are made up of many steps any one of which is trivially easy. Most of programming and 1/3 of photography is like that :-). You knew all that :-)
Feb
17
comment How can I get a light pink or purple pale tint to my photos (similar to Instagram user's)?
I suspect that while post processing is used to steer pictures towards that effect, that MOST of the result is from the actual scenes. ie most of her props/clothes/... are in fact pink hued. It is possible that masks are used to selectively colour some areas but some of the photos are very complex if this is how it is done. - eg hair over skin. In other photos there are areas or objects which are not pink biased mixed in amongst those that are. If it's done with a program then it has the ability to very accurately pick out edges - it would be far easier tp just have accessories that matched.