Mark J P
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When should one turn off their DSLR?
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When I am out shooting I always leave my Canon switched on, after 30 seconds or so it goes into sleep mode. I have never noticed any negative effect on battery life. Leaving it switched on means ...

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How do I blend multiple photos to remove random people from the background?
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You have multiple options/techniques available, including cloning people out manually (which can be quite time consuming/tough to do effectively) and the content aware fill in Photoshop which again ...

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Canon 550D - Is it a good camera for starters?
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The 550D is a very capable camera. The image quality is very good and the HD video is also excellent. It has quite a small lightweight body - it feels a little more toy like that the more expensive ...

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Can a tripod head be left always on, or should it be taken off when not in use?
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I always leave the ball head attached to my Manfrotto tripod. It does have three little retaining screws holding it in place but even if it didn't I wouldn't be inclined to remove it unless I had a ...

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Is photomontage photography?
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It's a subjective question but it's all photography at the end of the day. If you are shooting photojournalism then the rules are different; in this situation you shouldn't be compositing or ...

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What would be the must have mobile phone apps for photographers?
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All of these relate to iPhone: The Photographers Ephemeris is absolutely fantastic but pricey (you can access it on your computer for free). Alternatively there is Sun Seeker which is similar but ...

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Why aren't my night shots sharp even when I shot at ISO 100 on a tripod?
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I apologise if any of these items have been covered but I think the following are the most likely explanations: 1. Tripod is simply not sturdy - this could be because the camera is too heavy for the ...

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Is the iPhone 4S camera good enough to serve as one's "everyday-carry"?
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The iPhone 4S camera really isn't too bad at all, I have found myself using it far more than I expected to. When I don't have my DSLR with me it makes for a good backup if I want to capture the ...

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Why I can't take a clear photo of a television channel?
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I have never attempted to photograph a television so I am somewhat speculating here but I would imagine that this is down to the selected camera shutter speed. The TV you are photographing will ...

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Are the 50mm f/1.8 and 75-300mm zoom good lens choices beyond the kit lens for a Rebel T1i?
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The 50mm 1.8 (aka nifty fifty) is a superb lens for the money. Sure it is inexpensive so is made of cheaper materials that make it feel a little bit toy-like but the sharpness and quality of the ...

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How do I avoid so much noise in this HDR image?
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Noise is an issue in general with HDR photography. You can use noise reduction software (e.g. Noise Ninja, Lightroom 3/4 noise reduction or one of the many other pieces of software available) to ...

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What can tall photographers do about tripod height?
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I'm 6'6" and I have a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod with a Manfrotto 498RC2 ball head and I have absolutely no problem with it. Fully extended without a head it is 187cm then with the head and camera on ...

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What does interpolation mean in the Nokia 808 Pureview?
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From the videos i have watched and information I have read this evening the sensor is actually 41MP but by default the phone will produce 5MP images by using all of the pixel information available. ...

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Is there anything to watch out for when upgrading Lightroom 3 to 4?
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I upgraded from Lightroom 4 beta to Lightroom 4 final last night and had to upgrade all of my existing Lightroom 3 catalogs from LR3 format to LR4. The whole process was entirely painless. I have ...

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How can I get extended bracketing on a Canon 40D?
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If you don't wish to adjust each shot manually then you could get five bracketed shots on a Canon by doing the following: 1. Go to camera menu and enable auto bracketing (AEB) 2. Set AEB exposure to ...

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How good is the Lowepro Fastpack 250?
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I have one and I've been quite pleased with it. It is on the cheaper end of the range but being Lowepro is very well made. It is not particularly large, which may not may not suit you. I can just ...

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What options do I have for GPS/Geotagging with a digital SLR?
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I think a dedicated GPS device will be the best option but if you wanted to try it out without purchasing one and you already have an iPhone or Android smartphone then you could use something like ...

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What cheap accessories would you suggest to improve one's photography?
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I think cheap is subjective but as far as I'm concerned a sturdy tripod and a flash have to be two of the most important accessories for a photographer to own after the camera and lens. Next you you ...

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