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A full time software developer and part time nature/wildlife/people photographer...


May
7
answered Is there any license for photographer?
Apr
27
comment Why are there white dots on my night time photo?
You won't see the dirt on a lens like that, even at f/32. I mean, if you can't see the scratches from the lens in this image.... lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches
Apr
26
answered What is the nature of noise in small-sensor cameras, and can it be overcome in the future?
Apr
21
comment What tools exist to remove metadata from photos?
Did you look at the first link?
Apr
21
answered What tools exist to remove metadata from photos?
Apr
20
comment Why does a Leica camera cost so much?
Also worth mentioning that a number of Leica cameras are re-branded Panasonic cameras. In those cases I'd go with the Panasonic for a fraction of the price.
Apr
19
comment Is staging, live baiting and sedating animals in wildlife photography a common practice?
@JohnCavan You're right, most animals will stay clear of people unless they've been habituated to people. However, if you go to remote places where humans haven't colonized (like the Seychelles) the wildlife isn't wary of people. It's both exciting and sad to see how the animals trust people in those places.
Apr
19
answered Is staging, live baiting and sedating animals in wildlife photography a common practice?
Apr
18
comment Use a shot list or not?
Good point about weddings. When I first started shooting weddings I had a shot list to make sure I didn't forget anything. After a few weddings I had it down by heart so I didn't take a list with me.
Apr
18
comment Is there a correct way to communicate with photography subjects e.g. models?
Myself personally I don't have every shot planned. What I do is have a pose progression in mind. So when I am shooting a female model, for example, I'll have poses in mind that are easy to transition to and from. So I'll start her with standing poses, then kneeling poses, then stomach poses, then side poses, then back poses. Each pose leads to the next pose. So I have a scaffolding of sorts to build the rest of the shot around (background, expression, wardrobe, etc.). I like having the best of both worlds: spontaneity and order. I know my pose progression well which really helps keep order.
Apr
18
answered Is there a correct way to communicate with photography subjects e.g. models?
Apr
18
answered Does shooting my photos in RAW and converting them help to correct small spots of dust on the lens?
Apr
18
answered Are the color and brightness of a camera's LCD accurate?
Apr
18
answered Which Camera is better to take photo of wild birds?
Apr
17
answered What are the disadvantages of post processing only those pictures that I want to show?
Apr
16
comment Is a self-cleaning sensor necessary when using only one lens?
Zoom lenses do pump dust but the dust stays within the lens. It won't be transferred to the mirror box or sensor.
Apr
16
comment Is it a good idea to stack teleconverters to shoot at the moon?
It would end up being much cheaper to buy a good telescope and a T adapter.
Apr
16
answered Is a self-cleaning sensor necessary when using only one lens?
Apr
16
answered What software can I use for post-processing?
Apr
14
comment Are there any known issues with using filter step-up rings?
Oh yeah, definitely. With a smaller angle of view you won't run into any issues with step up rings. Most of my rings have been for macro lenses in the 100mm range.