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May
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Commentator
Mar
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comment Why do breathtaking views turn into “boring” photos, and how can I do better?
@phresnel: Hm, you're right! I recall reading an article by famous soviet popularizer of science Yakov Perelman called "The art of viewing photos" (it doesn't seem like the article was ever translated to English). Perelman suggests that to achieve realistic perception of a photo you must view it the same way the camera did: with one eye, and from the distance equal to the camera's focal length. Since focal length distance is too small for most people but myopic, he then suggests using lenses to extend this distance while retaining the correct angle of perspective.
Feb
28
comment Why do breathtaking views turn into “boring” photos, and how can I do better?
@StanRogers: Indeed. An image is called exactly that for a reason. Most of the time, a photographer's job is not to convey visual data, it's to convey impression. Which, in turn, is highly subjective.
Feb
28
comment Why do breathtaking views turn into “boring” photos, and how can I do better?
@phresnel: I often don't recognize the difference either. The power of imagination (for the lack of better word).
Feb
28
comment Why do breathtaking views turn into “boring” photos, and how can I do better?
@phresnel: that's obvious, but I was referring only to point-and-shoot systems (a single camera).
Feb
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comment Why do breathtaking views turn into “boring” photos, and how can I do better?
Speaking of eyes, stereophotography is a thing these days. It doesn't work for scenery as well as for close quarters shooting, but it still works.
Feb
18
comment Canon 5D Mk II shoots only 2.1 FPS burst instead of 3.9 claimed, why?
Thanks. The problem is I didn't care much what FPS I get, but I expected the camera to shoot at this constant FPS at least in a wide range of settings, so the valuable conclusion is I can forget about that.
Feb
18
comment Canon 5D Mk II shoots only 2.1 FPS burst instead of 3.9 claimed, why?
I have indeed had slow shutter speed, and of course I didn't even think of looking at it. I'm still not at 3.9, but at least over 3.1 now. ISO 200, I assume that's low enough. Thanks for the great checklist.
Feb
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accepted Canon 5D Mk II shoots only 2.1 FPS burst instead of 3.9 claimed, why?
Feb
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asked Canon 5D Mk II shoots only 2.1 FPS burst instead of 3.9 claimed, why?
Feb
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awarded  Nice Question
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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awarded  Scholar
Feb
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accepted What special properties does 18% gray color have in photography?
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awarded  Editor
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revised What special properties does 18% gray color have in photography?
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Feb
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answered How to control a Canon 600D from a computer?
Feb
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asked What special properties does 18% gray color have in photography?
Jan
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comment Is there a way to replicate Nikon D3100 live view on my laptop screen?
I am a developer of camera remote control / live view tethering software, and I can confirm that D3100 does NOT support live view tethering.