Time to be with your loved ones

Time to be with loved ones

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I am a Father, a .NET Developer with 12 years experience, an amateur photographer, and I have a passion for the guitar.


Mar
16
answered What is a “Slanted S” in a curves layer?
Mar
16
answered Is DxO Optics better than Lightroom, or vice versa?
Mar
16
answered What to look for when testing a wide angle lens before buying?
Mar
16
comment Is there software for detecting noisy areas in a photograph?
You are just adding noise with this technique.
Mar
16
comment What is a negative space in a photograph?
I change the wording in this answer slightly by saying that the negative space is the area that doesn't contain your "subject". Also, I think some judicious use of photoshop could fix some of the problems here. The boats would be easy enough to clone or heal, and you could either convert to black and white, or perhaps do some selective color correcting to make the river pop a little more. It's perhaps not an ideal photo to work with, but if it means something to you or you like it, it could be worth a shot.
Mar
15
answered What factors should I consider to decide if it's worth upgrading to a “pro” level DSLR?
Mar
15
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Mar
15
comment What properties should I consider when purchasing a non professional camera for taking pictures of family
Good point, I updated my description.
Mar
15
revised What properties should I consider when purchasing a non professional camera for taking pictures of family
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Mar
14
answered What properties should I consider when purchasing a non professional camera for taking pictures of family
Mar
14
answered How risky is to buy a used camera?
Mar
14
answered What is colour correction, and how does it work?
Mar
14
comment Are mirror lenses good for wildlife photography in daylight?
I probably sound snobby, but none of these examples here would persuade me to get a mirror lens. Mainly they lack sharpness and contrast. Regarding the bokeh, smooth and creamy is generally the ideal as it keeps attention on your subject rather than the background. There are cases when more aggressive bokeh can be a positive, even shaped bokeh or donut bokeh, but nervous, busy is generally a bad thing, even in standard lenses. I'd rather save money for a used standard lens that has the reach I want, but other people may disagree, and that's ok too.
Mar
14
comment Canon vs Sigma 18-200 lens?
I've found the best way to get real world comparisons is to go to flickr and search for pictures using those lenses. Most lenses will have an associated group where all the pictures submitted will be made using that particular lens: flickr.com/groups/18-200 and flickr.com/groups/sigma_18-200mm - Though keep in mind these will be the best shots a lens is capable of, but we often judge lenses by their weaknesses, not strengths.
Mar
14
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Mar
14
revised Do bigger focal lengths capture more light?
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Mar
14
answered Do bigger focal lengths capture more light?
Mar
13
comment What lenses would best comprise a travel photography kit?
I'd almost go for the Tamron 17-50 because of the size/weight advantage over the Canon 17-55 2.8. For macro, I'd go 60mm though, so much smaller and lighter than the 100mm and just about as good optically.
Mar
13
comment Best image quality non-prime walk around lens for travelling with a Canon crop dSLR?
That's a great lens, but a bit bulky for me if I was traveling.
Mar
12
answered Best way to Re-Organize my photos in Lightroom