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bio website chuqui.com
location California
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Sep
12
awarded  equipment-recommendation
Sep
12
comment Best easy-to-carry-around Canon (or ANY OTHER) camera plus lenses for bird /wildlife/landscape photography (hobby)?
speaking of eagles, here's one I shot over the weekend with my setup (7d+300F4+1.4x). There's some cropping, and I think the worry about cropping is somewhat overrated these days. photos.chuqui.com/… -- also, don't forget if you have to crop heavily, you have an option of using a tool like "perfect resize" to upscale the image so it can be printed larger. Lots of options beyond "more glass" these days.
Sep
11
answered Best easy-to-carry-around Canon (or ANY OTHER) camera plus lenses for bird /wildlife/landscape photography (hobby)?
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
6
comment What options are there for good, cheap online backup of photos?
the new amazon glacier service looks to be worth investigating, but at this point, I'm waiting to see what front end systems are built to take advantage of it. (expecting Jungledisk to have a good product at some point).
Aug
26
answered What is the best auto-focus mode to use for bird photography?
Aug
19
comment Tips to buy second lens for Canon 550D
Not everyone agrees with the recommendation on the 50mm. check this note: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/14313/…
Aug
16
comment Why is the sky in photos always too white?
another common option here is the graduated ND filter, which can affect only the over-exposed parts. You can also in many cases process a single image in different ways, one to do the sky, one for the ground, and then layer them together in photoshop or an HDR program. multi-image HDR is usually better, but not always practical
Aug
11
answered Is it possible to manage photos without importing them into libraries in iPhoto or Aperture?
Aug
10
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
8
answered Beginner lenses for Canon T2i
Jul
22
awarded  Yearling
Jun
28
comment How can I import multiple cards into Lightroom simultaneously?
Platt's reasoning is about efficiency (as opposed to speed; not necessarily the same thing). In my tests, it's definitely faster to copy images to disk and THEN import. More importantly, if I'm importing multiple cards, copy all cards to disk, then do a singloe import means I can leave the computer alone for most of the import and not have to come back to swap cards. I don't use a multi-card reader at this time, it's overkill for me, so I can't say how that'd affect my workflow. (for 1 card imports, I just leave it to Lightroom adn not worry about it)
Jun
27
comment Should I buy an L Lens for my crop camera before buying a full-frame body?
by the way, a good way to help decide this issue: rent sample lenses and bodies and go do test shoots. chances are, a quick shoot with top caliber lenses will make the decision obvious.
Jun
27
comment Should I buy an L Lens for my crop camera before buying a full-frame body?
Another vote for upgrading lenses. I did that a few months ago, and it was well worth it. If your body is relatively recent (< 3-4 years old) it'll do you well. I tell people to plan to ugprade bodies every few years, but good lenses will last decades. rfusca is right about the 7D, that body rocks; I love mine.
Jun
27
answered Is there a way to have Lightroom include the cropped aspect ratio in the filename when the file is exported?
Jun
27
comment How can I import multiple cards into Lightroom simultaneously?
yes, it does. Some manual interaction's going to be necessary; xenocross mentioned Platt's workshop, which is a good resource on this; the amount of time "babysitting" the import is less if you copy the cards to the disk first, because once you start the import, you can leave it alone. Fewer overall needs to "do something" along the way, and the time spent importing will be the longest part, so it'll go hands off early in the overall process.
Jun
27
answered How can I import multiple cards into Lightroom simultaneously?
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Jun
8
awarded  Nice Answer