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Forum: General Discussion Nov 23, 2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,399
Posted By BillDrew
A good salesman always seems to know less than...

A good salesman always seems to know less than you. And gets your money for letting you know it.
Forum: General Discussion Sep 25, 2012, 9:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,835
Posted By BillDrew
Anyone lusting after the Phase One IQ180 Digital...

Anyone lusting after the Phase One IQ180 Digital Back with 645DF Body and 80mm Lens. Just under $50k at Calumet.
Forum: General Discussion Sep 24, 2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,835
Posted By BillDrew
That article seems to be aimed at folks who are...

That article seems to be aimed at folks who are thinking of moving up from their phone camera.

A SLR would be to be to big a jump for pretty much all of them. The simplest point-n-shoots would...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 16, 2012, 9:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By BillDrew
Just to amplify what brian said, first figure out...

Just to amplify what brian said, first figure out why you are getting noise. Do you have the ISO set very high when you really don't need a fast shutter speed? Would something like image stacking...
Forum: Tips & Tricks Sep 12, 2012, 8:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,480
Posted By BillDrew
Add light from the front - flash would be the...

Add light from the front - flash would be the easiest.

Shoot with a different background. Likely the parade starts through a side door and turns down the aisle. Get them as they come through...
Forum: General Discussion Sep 9, 2012, 8:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By BillDrew
As well as books, I'd strongly suggest spending...

As well as books, I'd strongly suggest spending time in art galleries. Look at the best photos and try to figure out what makes them the best.

The game has changed over the past few years, but...
Forum: Newbie Help Aug 16, 2012, 8:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,154
Posted By BillDrew
Just to clear up any possible confusion, the palm...

Just to clear up any possible confusion, the palm trick is for exposure, not white balance. The poor man's incident light meter. You will have to experiment since different folks have different...
Forum: Newbie Help Aug 15, 2012, 4:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,154
Posted By BillDrew
Gray cards were first meant to measure exposure,...

Gray cards were first meant to measure exposure, and are still useful for situations like snow. Though the palm of your hand and open up one or two stops works well - and you always have your hand...
Forum: General Discussion Aug 6, 2012, 6:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By BillDrew
I think brian has hit it. To find out, look at...

I think brian has hit it. To find out, look at the EXIF data for the two photos (that is what folks here will be looking at if you post them). Likely it will show the sharpening et.al. settings...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 26, 2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,036
Posted By BillDrew
I suspect that dSLRs will be around for a long...

I suspect that dSLRs will be around for a long time - just as 8x10" view cameras hung around as long as anyone was doing chemical photography. And dSLRs will be about as common.

A dSLR isn't as...
Forum: Tips & Tricks Jul 13, 2012, 8:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,345
Posted By BillDrew
For white balance, try shooting in RAW and ding...

For white balance, try shooting in RAW and ding with it until it looks right.
Forum: Computers and Operating Systems Jul 9, 2012, 6:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 943
Posted By BillDrew
When you shoot, where are the files put? Are...

When you shoot, where are the files put? Are they being put into that folder?
Forum: General Discussion Jul 5, 2012, 6:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By BillDrew
Try it with what you have. Then see how much you...

Try it with what you have. Then see how much you have to crop to get to the frame filling you want - that will tell you how much more length you need.

The cropped photos may or may not be worth...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 29, 2012, 8:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,558
Posted By BillDrew
The f/1.8 will let 1.65306122448979.. times as...

The f/1.8 will let 1.65306122448979.. times as much light through than f/1.4. (The ratio of 1.8 squared to 1.4 squared.)
Forum: Newbie Help Jun 28, 2012, 7:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,957
Posted By BillDrew
I doubt that anyone would say there is only one...

I doubt that anyone would say there is only one way to learn, or to say that you shouldn't try several ways. Figure out what works for you and go with it.

To expand a bit on what wave01 said, the...
Forum: Newbie Help Jun 27, 2012, 1:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,562
Posted By BillDrew
Look at good photos - try to figure out how they...

Look at good photos - try to figure out how they were done.

Read your camera's manual - few (if any) books will get you through the mechanics.

Keep in mind that most of the great photos you...
Forum: Newbie Help Jun 27, 2012, 1:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,434
Posted By BillDrew
"All else being equal" is the most forgotten...

"All else being equal" is the most forgotten part.
Forum: Tips & Tricks Jun 27, 2012, 1:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,720
Posted By BillDrew
Washing out the sun has not been done with the...

Washing out the sun has not been done with the heaviest laser beams that any army anywhere has been able to do - don't worry about doing it with your camera's flash :-)

brian has it right. Figure...
Forum: General Discussion Jun 20, 2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By BillDrew
Macro seems to be applied to any lens that can...

Macro seems to be applied to any lens that can get to 1:4 or better.
Forum: Tips & Tricks Jun 19, 2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,748
Posted By BillDrew
You might be able to use slave flashes that are...

You might be able to use slave flashes that are closer to the subject, or enough of them to give the light you want.
Forum: Computers and Operating Systems Jun 17, 2012, 6:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,217
Posted By BillDrew
You might want to look at Wired article on...

You might want to look at Wired article on upgrading Macs - http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/06/opinion-apple-retina-displa/

Almost seems that the retina display is a death trap if you want to...
Forum: Editors (Photoshop, Vegas, Final Cut Pro, Kdenlive, etc.) Jun 13, 2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,200
Posted By BillDrew
If you are trying to crop out multiple images...

If you are trying to crop out multiple images from one original just make a copy before cropping.
Forum: Newbie Help Jun 8, 2012, 7:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,266
Posted By BillDrew
There is an interesting article at...

There is an interesting article at http://improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume1/v1i3/air-1-3-apples.html
Forum: Newbie Help May 20, 2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By BillDrew
Try to find the commend that returns the camera...

Try to find the commend that returns the camera to factor default settings - that should solve it and any other blind alleys you have wandered up while learning how to use the camera.

Once you...
Forum: Newbie Help May 3, 2012, 8:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,922
Posted By BillDrew
If you can, get into the church ahead of time to...

If you can, get into the church ahead of time to try things out. The rehearsal might be a good time though you shouldn't promise much in the way of results.
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