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comment How to decide whether there is too much context or too little context in a photograph?
@TheIndependentAquarius: The lizard question is essentially the same thing: "When the only image I can compose doesn't tell a good story, how do I find a story in it?"
Jun
28
comment Why don't cameras have metering modes that expose RAW files to the right?
Some recent Nikon bodies have a highlight-weighted metering mode that prevents clipping and can be driven to do ETTR with exposure compensation. Nikons tend not do well with ETTR, but the bodies that have HWM have enough dynamic range that you can pull quite a bit out of the underexposed parts.
Jun
27
comment Why does my lens refocus when the f-stop is changed?
@mattdm is correct. F-mount lenses are forced open when first attached to the body and left that way until just before the shutter opens. It was that way before there was AF, but it's a requirement for AF because there's an aperture limit below which AF will not function.
Jun
19
comment When do I have to give credit for the arrangement of photo I took?
If there's a clause like that in the contract, the OP wouldn't be bound by it because he's not party to the contract. If anything, the OP's friend would be required to police the guests, which would be pretty unreasonable given the ubiquity of gadgets that take pictures. (But I do agree that if there was such a clause, the aftermath could be awkward.)
Jun
5
comment How to choose a camera for taking passport photos?
This would depend a great deal on what your local issuer of passports requires in a photo.
Jun
4
comment What replacement batteries does a Lomo LC-A require?
The naming convention for batteries is an IEC standard. LR is a round alkaline battery; SR is round silver-oxide. Either one will work, but the SR will hold a charge longer. The FAQ is wrong about LR and SR being the same.
Jun
2
comment Taking care of first DSLR
+1. It'a a camera, not a Fabergé egg.
May
31
comment How to remove 2 lines about file number RAW mode etc from Nikon D7000 monitor playback display
That may be a quirk of the 7000. There are several bodies where the lines don't go away.
May
27
comment Why do my prints darken too quickly in the developer tray?
Olin's answer inspires another question: Your paper and developer are all negative. Did you get the positive by scanning and inverting it, and when you say the paper turns black too fast, do you mean the areas that are bright in the scene?
May
27
comment Why do my prints darken too quickly in the developer tray?
Well good on you for doing it, because there's nothing like watching a picture materialize on paper before your eyes. That's the one thing I miss about chemical photography. Hope what I put in my answer is useful to you.
May
26
comment Why do my prints darken too quickly in the developer tray?
What kind of paper are you exposing and what are you using to develop it?
May
13
comment Low light action with no flash and 300 lens
There's not really enough detail to answer your question. Determining whether or not you could shoot successfully would depend on available lighting, how fast your lenses are and the sensitivity of your camera body.
May
13
comment Nikon 5300 with VR 18-55 kit lens suddenly making a sound while long pressing the shutter button
The VR hardware in some lenses has been known to make clunky noises. Does it still happen if you disable VR?
May
12
comment Editing and saving RAW files, and the relationship to the XMP sidecar files
@dpollitt: The OP didn't specify a program, so I tried to keep it generic. I'll update the answer to cover that.
May
12
comment Focusing issues with Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5D on D3200
The 18-55 isn't much to write home about. I've owned the 18-35 D for a dozen years or so, and if you can correct the weird distortion in post, it's hard to beat for the money.
May
12
comment Focusing issues with Nikon 18-35mm f3.5-4.5D on D3200
@azngunit81: Correct. I forgot that the D3200 has a single focus indicator and have edited the answer to reflect that.
May
11
comment Benefit of having a point and shoot on the hot shoe of a DSLR
Some point-and-shoots produce awfully good video.
May
9
comment Are there any known focusing issues for the Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR and if so, how to compensate for them?
Is the lens the VR or VR II?
Apr
27
comment How can I view vintage medium-format negatives (from about 1950)?
There are still some labs around that print medium-format film.
Apr
18
comment Is it possible for a phone manufacturer to enable camera raw through a software upgrade?
I'm sorry, but you're guessing and you're wrong.