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Apr
27
comment What cheap flashes can be wirelessly triggered by a Nikon SB-900?
@mattdm, thank you, I've updated my answer.
Apr
27
revised What cheap flashes can be wirelessly triggered by a Nikon SB-900?
Made links links.
Apr
27
answered What cheap flashes can be wirelessly triggered by a Nikon SB-900?
Apr
22
comment What are these dark spots in my pictures?
yes thank you I think what I'm really trying to find out is if this is dust (which would be my fault) or oil drops (which may be covered by my warranty?).
Apr
22
comment What are these dark spots in my pictures?
Is there a reason they show up much stronger some times and not at all other times? I think they appear much stronger when using a smaller aperture (or potentially taking a picture of something brighter).
Apr
22
asked What are these dark spots in my pictures?
Apr
20
asked How does using a lens with some focal length on a full frame camera differ from using a lens with “equivalent” focal lens on a crop camera?
Apr
18
comment How does photography for digital display only differ?
@Paul, ultimately, when displaying on a monitor, the image will have to be converted to RGB. The only reason to use another colour space if the pictures are never going to be printed would be for better results in post, but if that's what you're after, shoot raw and edit in 16 bit colour ...
Apr
17
comment How can I improve my smartphone photos of a product for eBay?
@mattdm, what do you trust more, the downsampling on your computer or that in your phone?
Apr
14
comment How do you photograph rain hitting a surface?
Am I just being paranoid or does the book "Understanding Exposure" get a bit too much exposure on this site..?
Apr
13
comment Pictures of dancers on stage
+1 for "you will have to use it". I did a bit of photography in a martial arts competition and thought that I would be doing OK with my newly acquired 105/2.8 (an awesome lens btw). I still ended up having to peg the camera at ISO 1600 to get anything half decent.
Apr
13
comment Pictures of dancers on stage
If you're shooting at 1/250, then VR is probably not going to give you much bang for the buck as you wouldn't get much blur from camera shake for an exposure that short (assuming proper technique). Also, although manual mode and fixed shutter speed makes sense, you may be even better off with shutter priority mode and auto ISO.
Apr
12
comment Is there a mapping tool that will let me visualize a lens's angle of view?
Wow, I used Sketchup a few years ago for some simple 3d modelling, I had no idea you could now generate shadows and get access to terrain data!
Apr
12
comment Which lenses should I take on a honeymoon trip to Alaska?
I do agree to a certain extent, when I'm out taking pictures I'm in a very introvert mode, and trying to both take good pictures and spend time with my girlfriend I end up doing neither of them well ...
Apr
10
comment What is the reference point that the focal length of a lens is calculated from?
Thank you for a really thorough answer!
Apr
10
accepted What is the reference point that the focal length of a lens is calculated from?
Apr
5
comment What should I consider when choosing continuous lighting vs. strobes for studio photography?
+1 for overpowering ambient! It may sound like a small thing, but knowing that (virtually) all light in the picture is there because you put it there, not because you happen to have a light fixture in a certain place, is a big thing.
Apr
4
comment What is the “Resolution” and how it's related to “Printing”
It is relatively common for printers (normal for home use printers) to have a higher vertical than horizontal resolution, in effect having a dot aspect ratio that is not 1:1.
Apr
4
comment What is the “Resolution” and how it's related to “Printing”
Pixel (point) aspect ratio is an issue in print too, no?
Apr
4
comment What is the “Resolution” and how it's related to “Printing”
Note that the DPI of 72 for computer screens is largely irrelevant when it comes to photography. The DPI of a computer screen is used as a reference number when dealing with fonts, but the physical PPI (pixels per inch) which determines the level of detail displayed in a photo at a given physical size varies between screens. Also note that Windows uses a nominal DPI of 96, not 72.