darklamp

darklamp

Lives in Ireland
Works as a Juju Man
Joined on Dec 18, 2013

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  • If the police were controlled by popular vote, who would stop lynchings ? If the moderators were subject to being voted out, why would they not give in to popular demands which are against the rules ?
  • When you use the DPR website you agree to these terms and conditions : http://www.dpreview.com/misc/termsandconditions They are linked to at the bottom of the page and I assure you they leave DPR ...
  • Replied in ImageMagick
    Presumably that's on an MS WIndows operating system. :-) There's a very versatile set of command line tools called ImageMagick which should be able to do that. There's an editor called CinePaint ...
  • The video on YouTube is pretty easy. Almost anything can do that. You would ideally want something with an external stereo microphone input socket. The stop motion requires you to adopt one of two ...
  • This is a private website and the forum is provided by DPR. They pay for it. They get to appoint and control the moderators and define the rules. It is not a community paying for this, it's DPR. If ...
  • The default for bilateral can make images look rather plastic. Sometimes I lower the bilateral setting down to just one pass ( defaults to two ). You get some grain left, but you also don't get ...
  • It's not clear if this is just a passing interest again or something you're going to get more involved in. I think the best thing to do is not get a body for a while, until you feel you're more ...
  • You didn't do anything wrong posting to Beginner's. The ability to move posts is something a moderator can do. If you PM a moderator they'll move a post if they think it's appropriate.
  • From the OP's point of view the wide aperture lenses have a lot of front element glass to catch stray light and cause problems. I'd strongly recommend a hood. The problem for beginners is that they ...
  • Missed your question, sorry about that. I use what works in a given situation. Vague but the reality. I tend to use Bilateral more often than not ( it's very slow, BTW ) but I also tend to combine ...
  • Replied in Hood ?
    No lens is designed to completely deal with stray light from outside the frame. This is always an issue with all lenses. The hood is not an optional extra ( although some makers rather cynically ...
  • I use Hugin to stitch multiple shots together into a panorama. This will always do a better job than the in-camera firmware. http://hugin.sourceforge.net
  • Could be focus area as well ( are you letting the camera choose a focus point or choosing one yourself ? ). But really I think your issue is down to shutter speed. Crank ISO and get some shutter ...
  • Clearly you do not. Your examples show it. The camera will meter a scene faster and more accurately than you can. You simply need to trust it and learn to use the metering system properly. All your ...
  • I'm experienced and I shoot more than 95% of he time in Aperture or Shutter priority modes, not manual. As Leonard said, there's no need for manual mode normally. Leonard's answer was good on this ...
  • I think there ought to be a Godwin's Second Law and that your post was an example. "Sooner or later in an internet discussion, someone quotes Godwin's Law". I'm not convinced we hit a Godwin Event ...
  • Any photo you take you should ask yourself one question : What is there about this photo to make someone stop and look ? Ask yourself that question about the image you posted.
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