Berin Loritsch
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Why do it "in-camera" rather than in post-processing?
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No amount of processing can add detail that isn't there to begin with. If you greatly overexpose your picture, you cannot rescue the highlight detail lost. The same with significantly underexposing ...

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How do you protect your camera when taking pictures in inclement weather?
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Using weather sealed camera bodies and lenses helps, but each condition has its own issues. Rain: in light rain you can probably get away without doing anything special, but in heavy rain, you'll ...

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How can I make my new DSLR more portable and convenient?
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Don't get tied down to thinking you only need one camera. Each camera has its own unique benefits and drawbacks. I highly recommend: A small point and shoot camera for those always ready snapshots ...

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Prints: Pro labs vs. supermarkets - what's the difference?
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The big trade-off is quality for convenience. Grocery and department stores (like Walmart and Target) are pretty common, so they are fairly convenient to get to. Most of those types of stores are ...

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How can knowledge of human perception of color be used in photography?
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I honestly don't think the physical mechanics of the eye map to making better pictures, unless you are talking about 3D. What's more important is the emotional response to the colors we see. Art has ...

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Can photographic composition rules be used in cinematography?
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Absolutely they can. My roommate in college was studying film, and in the classes on cinematography they taught about compositional rules such as rules of thirds, etc. The fact that the picture now ...

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Why has no one invented a 4:5 aspect ratio APS-C/35mm-sized DSLR?
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To address the OP's question about why these other aspect ratios not used in the small format line of cameras, all I can say is that they tried that already. There have been several attempts at ...

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How do I reduce noise, given that I have complete control over everything else?
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Two things cause noise in your pictures: amplifying the sensor (higher ISO), and longer exposures (> 1 minute). What you want is a good balance between them. With the Olympus E-PL1, you probably won'...

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Emulating film color profiles (for use in Aperture 3)
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If all you are interested in is the color profiles (not the grain or other characteristics) of film, then understand that you need to measure the curves separately per channel. This article is rather ...

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Get components stream Y,Cb and Cr in photoshop
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First thing to show up in Google was a link to a Gimp plugin called "Decompose". You'll probably see an equivalent for Photoshop. They have a corresponding recompose as well. In general, there are ...

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How do I decide what strobe wattage to get?
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Not knowing what you are looking at doing, all I can do is refer you to this article: http://www.digital-slr-guide.com/studio-strobes.html I'm thinking, based on the information in that article, that ...

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What does "expanded ISO" mean?
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With film, ISO is controlled by the size of the grain (there are other factors, but this is sufficient for this conversation). In essence, the lower the ISO the smaller the grain. The smaller the ...

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How do I make sure my RAW files are readable in the future?
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The only constant in life is change, so planning for that change is very important. I have some negatives I inherited from my grandparents that are over 60 years old (circa 1948-1949). These ...

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