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Currently a PhD Student in Aviation Fuel Thermal Stability with a BSc in Mathematics. Programming either for my course or just little stuff because I can.

Further I am a hobby photographer - more details are to be found on my website: http://detlevcm.eu

A free basic guide to photography written by me is available at: https://detlevcm.wordpress.com


Jan
7
comment How can I set my Canon 5D Mark II to JPEG only?
@matt I personally shoot RAW only - I can create JPEGs at home. Space may be an issue - but this is possibly more of a planning issue. I recently got the G7 X for a holiday - my 5D MK II takes CF cards. -> I bought one 64GB SD card for the G7 X for 30 pounds and that sorted that. (Ironically that means I have more space on 1 SD card than on CF cards....) - Buying a card that is large enough for at least 1 day isn't hard - nor are they that expensive any more in relative terms.
Jan
7
comment How can I set my Canon 5D Mark II to JPEG only?
@dpolitt name a single case where not having the RAW is a benefit. Correct, there is none. There is a special case where you may need an immediate JPEG - e.g. the aforementioned photojournalist, but then you can shoot JPEG + RAW.
Jan
7
answered How can I set my Canon 5D Mark II to JPEG only?
Jan
5
comment Easiest way to have Lightroom destructively replace RAW files with TIFF files?
Do tiffs really contain less information? for a 5x5 pixel image, a tiff needs 5x5x3 pixel values, a raw file needs 6x6x1 -> one more in the width, but just one brightness value per point rather than three colours as in the tiff. (raw data from a bayer array vs. a rendered image) Then there is the question about how efficient bit depth is handled, lossless compression etc.
Dec
24
revised Simple comparison of LightRoom 4, Corel AfterShot Pro, DarkTable
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Dec
23
comment Is Lighroom 5 available only as subscription?
From this quote: "I don't trust Adobe" I'd suggest you look at alternatives I rather like Capture One Pro. But tenmiles gave you the right answer - you can buy it still.
Dec
23
comment How can I remove shine on someone's face in Lightroom?
The only think I can think of is highlight reduction or dodge and burn to reduce local highlights. But that won't necessarily create a good look and may give a dull grey.
Dec
20
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Sep
24
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Sep
15
comment Where does the price premium of full-frame come from?
Good answer - immediately remembered that as well when I saw the question. It does bring up an obvious question though - why not manufacture different sensor sizes (of the same generation) on one wafer to make the most use of it...
Apr
24
answered Software for gigapixel photo stitching
Mar
31
reviewed Approve How to handle publicly sharing family photos (especially kids) online?
Mar
29
comment Do you carry your photographic equipment wherever you go?
In your case there are 3 options: 1) Always carry the kit. 2) Just remember and enjoy the scene. 3) Buy a compact you can carry every time. -> Now you can rule out 1 as that is the aim of your question. This leaves you with 2 and 3. You either have to accept that there are things you cannot photograph or you get a high end compact (e.g. Canon PowerShot S120 or equivalent) as a crutch to carry all the time. High end compact give you a lot of flexibility with good image quality. Just not as good as an SLR. If capturing the moment is important to you, that is better than nothing.
Mar
29
answered Do you carry your photographic equipment wherever you go?
Mar
29
answered What is the downside of a cheap UV filter that is used solely for the protection of the lens?
Mar
7
comment Why do Daminion photo previews off the local drive take a long time to appear?
You should also mention data topography on the harddrive - specifically the issue of fragmentation. But even fetching complete files from different locations is slower than streaming continuously. (I am assuming data is not stored on a SSD)
Mar
4
comment Is it good to buy Canon 18-135mm lens?
Necessary? No. Why would it be necessary? - Whether it is advisable will depend on what you want to photograph how.
Mar
4
comment Hand painted Coca-Cola logo on old garage
I think you should consult a lawyer with this. The country will be important, also whether it is a "public exhibit", whether it is fins art or stock photography... only a lawyer will know all the local details.
Mar
4
comment Hand painted Coca-Cola logo on old garage
Another question to consider whether it is art prints or stock material - from what I understand they are treated differently in Europe. In addition, if it is art in the public domain it may be perfectly legal to sell photographs of it (to the best of my understanding true in Europe). I would HIGHLY recommend to consult a lawyer as this is very specific to the location.
Feb
27
comment Gather Date taken of photos and make a timeline plot
If you want a cross platform solution then you only have two choices; 1) a script (or small program compiled from source) 2) a cross platform library manager (there are DigiKam and RawTherapee that are open source and cross platform but I am not sure how good their sorting facilities are.)