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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.
Apr
2
comment Why do my SD cards stop working in my PC (although they remain working in my camera)?
@Itai, I use a cheap USB SD card reader, one of those you sometimes get bundled with a card.
Mar
31
comment How to take great food photos with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i and 18-55mm kit lens
I just never think that dumbing something down until the message gets lots is a good foundation to build on. +1 for taking pictures, but you'll do the same thing wrong a thousand times if you don't have the framework for understanding what your controls are.
Mar
31
comment How to take great food photos with a Canon EOS Rebel T1i and 18-55mm kit lens
I did buy Understanding Exposure when I first started taking pictures based on a recommendation - but I really did not like it. The author uses simple analogies that just don't work and the tone was way to patronizing for my taste. It's a matter of personal opinion though, obviously.
Mar
31
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Mar
31
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Mar
31
suggested rejected edit on How to figure out whether the colours in a photo are warm or cool, and how does that matter?
Mar
31
asked Why do my SD cards stop working in my PC (although they remain working in my camera)?
Mar
26
comment What is the reference point that the focal length of a lens is calculated from?
John, I appreciate that, but surely someone here has to be. :)
Mar
26
comment What is the reference point that the focal length of a lens is calculated from?
Thank you for the effort, but unfortunately, I still don't quite get it. Could, in theory, even say outside the physical lens itself?
Mar
25
accepted What are the advantages and disadvantages of using auto ISO on a DSLR?
Mar
25
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Mar
25
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of using auto ISO on a DSLR?
@Russel, that would explain it. I got a D7000 and was quite impressed by its noise performance (compared to my previous camera), but you definitely don't go around shooting at 1600 with it unless you're forced to.