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Dec
7
comment Is there a compact camera that offers secure deletion of pictures?
Cameras and PC software can't offer truly secure deletion on flash devices because of the way those devices manage the memory where the data is actually stored. (See this question on StackOverflow for a slightly more detailed explanation.) If your local regulations require erasure to the point where there's absolutely no trace of the information left anywhere on the media, you will probably have to resort to buying inexpensive, low-capacity devices and physically destroying them after each patient.
Dec
4
comment Wedding cameras - disposable or ebay compacts + film
Something else you should consider is encouraging your guests to bring their own cameras and have a station where they can dump their pictures off before they leave. You could probably pay a couple of of your younger guests to man it. All you'd need as a laptop and a couple of USB cables.
Dec
4
comment Can I use spectacle cleaning wipes to clean camera lenses?
I would recommend against using canned or compressed air on your lenses. The propellant used in canned air typically contains a bittering agent (to prevent huffing) that can leave residue on the lens. The air from air compressors will end up with water and oil in it unless it's dried and filtered. The Giotto's Rocket blower is really the best thing out there.
Dec
4
comment Can I use spectacle cleaning wipes to clean camera lenses?
High-purity isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) also works. That and methanol are easy to get from chemical supply houses, and a liter of either will last a lifetime. I still use Eclipse because it comes in a handy dropper bottle and each bottle takes me more than five years to consume.
Nov
28
comment How do I avoid dust entering my camera when changing lenses?
You guys should really avoid shooting anywhere other than an ISO 6 or higher clean room. :-)
Nov
21
comment Who owns the copyright of a picture taken of my construction work?
@guisasso: Business doesn't run on nobleness or courtesy. The photographer probably feels that if you're going to use his work as a tool to generate additional work (and, by extension, revenue) for yourself, he should get something for it. Credit is a nice gesture, but the value of that exposure may not stack up to the value of selling you the rights to use the image. If he already has a thriving business, giving his work away reduces the value of what he's already done and the potential value of anything he does in the future.
Nov
20
comment Who owns the copyright of a picture taken of my construction work?
@guisasso: The photos are photos of your work, but someone else carried out the creative act of making an image of it, which makes that image their work. Look at it in terms of your own business: If I wanted you to install a new roof on my house, would you do it at no charge if I was willing to let you stencil your name somewhere on one of the fascia boards, where I get to choose the location?
Nov
14
comment What is the 10-pin remote accessory terminal?
@MariusButuc: My mistake. I've corrected the answer.
Nov
14
revised What is the 10-pin remote accessory terminal?
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Nov
12
answered What is the 10-pin remote accessory terminal?
Nov
11
comment What are the biggest issues with wearing glasses as a photographer and how can they be overcome?
If your glasses don't stay put on your nose, have them adjusted. They're not supposed to do that.
Nov
6
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Nov
6
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Nov
6
comment How to shoot whales?
It probably is in Wales.
Nov
1
comment How can I take portraits in the style of Shannon Lee Miller?
Re. portfolios: I work by the 85-13-2 rule: 85% of what I shoot is crap, 13% of it is serviceable and 2% is very good or excellent. Your numbers may vary, but the 85 is usually pretty close.
Oct
29
comment Why is wrong color coming out of my Rebel T3i?
When you say "the viewfinder," do you mean the optical viewfinder or the live view on the LCD panel?
Oct
29
revised How can I tell if my film is over/underdeveloped?
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Oct
29
revised How can I tell if my film is over/underdeveloped?
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Oct
29
answered How can I tell if my film is over/underdeveloped?
Oct
23
comment Which wide-angle lens for Nikon?
Are you looking for something wider than 18mm, which already falls into the category of "wide angle," or something in the same neighborhood that's faster or produces better images?