What about used from B&H? Is that a good idea if the quality rating is high? I know @jamesstaddon does not recommend purchasing used, and I don’t know that I would from eBay or Amazon or anywhere where I don’t know the person selling it… but is it okay from a dedicated and trusted…[Read more]
I’m still hunting around for that “second lens”, and I’m realizing I could save a bit of money if I purchased refurbished. However, I’m wondering if it is wise to purchase refurbished from a third-party seller on Amazon instead of purchasing a refurbished product directly from the seller on their website (e.g. usa.canon.com). I would…[Read more]
The images I uploaded were well over 1600 pixels wide, at least on my computer. The smallest ones (from a Cessna 172 with a *cough* point and shoot camera) were 3648 pixels wide, and the ones from the mountain top were 4435 pixels wide…
Maybe the forum uploader or my computer is downsizing them as they are…[Read more]
Here’s a few! Most were taken out of the window of a Cessna 172 Skyhawk flying over the Puget Sound Region… the other two were taken from the top of a mountain.
Actually, I just found this out:
If you want to see for yourself the different in-camera editing functions in action, shoot a RAW file, and then, from the playback menu, choose “RAW image processing”, select your image you just shot, and you can see and compare what all the different in-camera editing functions do. I just found that Faithful…[Read more]
You’d be surpised at how much your camera does with editing pics!
If you are using a Canon camera, you can turn off some of the in-camera editing.
To turn it off, you need to be using one of the Manual modes (You know, one of these: B, M, Av, Tv, P—but NOT C: change anything in C, and it will only be applied to C—none of the oth…[Read more]
I mostly just plan to get the ultra-wide to expand the focal length range I already have. I would use it 90% of the time for landscapes, but pull it out sparingly for event photography.
The reason I’m liking the Tokina is because it would expand my range beautifully (from a 28.8mm equivalent to a 17.6mm equivalent) and would open…[Read more]
Thanks so much for all of your input!
So… the Canon 50mm 1.8 is in my shopping cart right now (couldn’t beat the price!), but I was given some more money for my birthday to add to my photo budget.
I’m now looking for an ultra-wide. I already have an 18mm (at f/3.5) option on my 18-200mm.
So far, I’ve come across two different options.
Option 1:…[Read more]
I always shoot in JPEG—so I’m pretty much clueless with shooting in RAW. However, from what I understand, RAW is like shooting undeveloped film. You have to take it into your “darkroom” (photo editor w/ RAW processor) if you want to get a good result. If you don’t want to do that, don’t shoot RAW! I’ve found my camera does a fairly decent job w…[Read more]
I’m considering the addition of another lens for my Canon 60D. I currently shoot with one of (I think) the best kit lenses available, the EF-S 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 IS. I love this lens, and as it is an all-purpose lens, it serves all my purposes quite well. I never have to change lenses during a shoot, and I never really am itching for a…[Read more]
I’m unofficially shooting a friend’s wedding reception tomorrow, and I’m wondering if anyone has any good principles that I can use to get some good shots. I believe the reception will be held indoors in the evening… so darkness is in abundance.
I’ve got a Canon 60D, an 3.5-5.6 18-200mm lens, and an off-brand speedlight (which I…[Read more]
Hi Caitlin! At first, I thought you were talking about the string types that hook onto your strap and let it dangle off the end of the camera. I used to have one of those—I didn’t like it, and I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re into video (I happen to be), and in all of the movies I shot with that camera, there is inevitably that “clacking” of t…[Read more]
@blessingscaptured, I think I could see what you mean… it would get “squashed” and blurred at the edges (the blurring at the edges could be fixed with a smaller aperture like f/8)… you could try maybe just a tad lower, or try shooting with a shorter focal length (aka zoom out) and getting closer to the buttons so you can see more buttons while…[Read more]
Yes, @hannah, I totally agree with @buddingphotographer—you really don’t need Photoshop just to add text. GIMP is great (and FREE) for that—and actually, you can also just use a word processor program and take a screen shot (for web purposes only).
I actually have a job that requires me to use Photoshop, and I can say I unfortunately love it mor…[Read more]
Hello @blessingscaptured (great profile name, BTW)!
I like both of these photos because they each have a single subject, and that may not have been easy as it’s a pile of buttons that all look very similar. The first one seems to draw me in more, though—I think it’s because of the horizontal orientation as opposed to a vertical orientation. A…[Read more]
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