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


Jul
6
comment What's the exact meaning of picture style / profile, i.e. what does it do?
Actually, by default Lightroom does not use the embedded jpeg. A program like PhotoMechanic does. That's one reason why PM is a popular package for users of NX tools. Also consider that it's VERY easy to specify a default raw conversion profile while importing in Lightroom rendering the whole issue moot.
May
17
comment We own PS CS3, what are the benefits of upgrading to CS6?
The cool part is that it should scale with the hardware. So upgrading the machine will make it even better. Still, for a photographer, the content aware features are enough to justify an upgrade from a version as old as CS3 to me. But from CS5 it's a little more tricky to decide. Although with Adobe's policy changes that may force people's hands...
May
10
comment Why isn't saving photos as TIFF files a popular choice by DSLR manufacturers?
Many mid level and up Nikon DSLRs do have the option to save as TIFF...
May
8
comment Photoshop Action Double Canvas Size
Glad it worked for you. I'm not sure I understand what you're looking to do with the move tool. You wanting to do specific positioning after the canvas resize event? Like creating a fake matte where the picture is offset? If so, this might help: scottkelby.com/2010/photoshop-frame-tutorial
May
8
comment How to fix the artifacts in the hair of the subject of this photo?
Yeah, looks like a bad mask to me. Regardless, no fixing it in its current state. Unless you're a good artist and want to draw hair extensions...
May
8
comment Is there any license for photographer?
For the finer points of law a consult to a copyright attorney is a good idea or anyone. What I have repeated is from reading the various legal things on NAPP.
May
7
comment Is there any license for photographer?
If your photo has a trademarked item in it then be prepared for a legal battle if the trademark owner decides to pursue a case. Just because a McDonald's is on the road doesn't mean you have the right to sell a print with a McDonald's is the subject. That's the whole point of property releases which is just as important as model releases for commercial work.
May
7
comment Is there any license for photographer?
No, that is not true. You can't just shoot anything anywhere in the US. The fact there are local (and up) ordinances for photography shows this to be the case. Even so, it is a responsible photographer who asks permission when on private property before brazenly taking pictures. And it is the photographer's responsibility in every case except when they are a covered employee. If they are acting as an agent or independent contractor they are directly responsible and not covered by an employer's legal umbrella.
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
21
comment What tools exist to remove metadata from photos?
Did you look at the first link?
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
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
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
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.
Apr
12
comment Is there a printing lab that post prints direct to customer without the invoice?
One item I forgot to mention in my original answer. The top places allow you to get several samples either free or very reduced cost to help you get your settings down before printing.
Apr
12
comment Is there a printing lab that post prints direct to customer without the invoice?
I like SmugMug, too, but I'm pretty sure they use Bay Photo for their "pro" prints.
Apr
9
comment Will I benefit from using very fast (> 30 MB/s) SD cards in a non-UHS enabled camera?
By orders of magnitude. Undoubtedly they are using slower ram than what you'll find in a modern computer but it's still much faster than any nvram. Although it wouldn't surprise me if there is a small transitional buffer in nvram but I haven't looked into that before.