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bio website chuqui.com
location California
age 56
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Apr
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
12
comment Are Lightroom 5 Smart-Previews Useful?
this is something I'm actually working on a detailed writeup on ( chuqui.com/getting-geeky-lightroom ) , but quickly -- catalog on the laptop drive in the standard place. newly imported and work in progress on the laptop. stuff I'm done with on the network server. I keep the RAW files for the 4 and 5 star local as well.
Apr
12
answered Are Lightroom 5 Smart-Previews Useful?
Apr
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on The screen on my Nikon D5100 flickers
Mar
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How should I light 2d artwork in a makeshift studio? What lighting products do I need?
Mar
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What workflow should I use for processing RAW photos in Lightroom?
Mar
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it better to have one large memory card or several smaller ones?
Mar
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
10
comment Camera System for an enthusiast
that's a big difference. For that much more, I'd go iwth the 60D.
Mar
10
comment Camera System for an enthusiast
The two bodies I recommend to folks right now: 5Ti for entry level and 70D for higher end APS sensor. The 7D is an older body due for retirment, the 60D is a good, solid camera, but the 70D is enough better that it's worth buying instead because the cost difference isn't big.
Mar
10
comment Can film be considered to have infinite resolution as opposed to digital sensors?
we also need to remember that lenses don't have infinite resolution, either. So even if the film or sensor had infinite detail, the image sent to it through the lens won't.
Mar
10
answered Camera System for an enthusiast
Mar
10
answered Why is Lightroom 5 running crazy-slow?
Mar
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does a bigger sensor lead to a shallower depth of field?
Mar
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's the difference between P mode vs. Av or Tv?
Feb
25
comment How to calibrate a printer and monitor if neither are very good?
also don't forget that sites like borrowlenses or lensrentals.com RENT calibrators and that can save money over buying one you'll only use rarely.
Feb
25
comment How to calibrate a printer and monitor if neither are very good?
I'd suggest seriously considering upgrading your monitor. Good IPS monitors are increasingly inexpensive (the Dell 23" IPS ultrasharp is $200US today; I use it's bigger brother). You're better off with a better monitor than trying to calibrate a bad one, spend the money on the monitor before a calibrator.
Feb
25
comment Managing multiple catalogs in Lightroom? Between external hard drive and laptop
this is what I do. A small working set on the laptop disk that can carry with me. the larger set of images not in active projects on the disk (in my case a NAS). With smart previews, works like a charm. Use a single catalog, carry what you need while mobile, store the rest on the external drives.
Feb
21
comment Better to buy an older high-level camera or newer entry-level camera?
I think a lot depends on the specific cameras involved and the quality of the sensors. If the expensive camera is two sensor generations back from the newer entry level camera, I might well go for the entry level to get the improved sensor, because ultimately, that's a huge part of the final image quality. I don't think you can generalize this, it depends on the units involved.
Feb
20
answered Low weight photography bag recomendation