DesmondD

DesmondD

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Hamilton, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Auto electrician
Joined on May 9, 2009

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  • I downloaded the free trial and tried it but it would only let me access files stored in Apple Photos so I deleted it right away. I keep all my images in a "Pictures" folder in "Documents" because...

  • It's probably easier to just use a cropped area and process from that otherwise I'm pretty sure they would use the whole sensor if they could.

  • Thanks, I've downloaded it - actually after playing around with this program and the RAW processor of Elements 13 I think Elements does everything I need - and I'm familiar with most of its processes.

  • So for someone like me who has been using Photoshop Elements and shooting jpeg for years - and now looking to 'upgrade' to something for editing multiple RAW images without being locked into a...

  • Commented on article Nikon D850 Review

    I think it all depends how big you are going to print - basically it will be just as good as any camera before it at the same print sizes - the extra megapixels just show more imperfections if you...

  • I had a free D50 as well if you read properly and do your math.

  • I have a 6 megapixel image featured in National Geographic's "Rarely seen" book. I'm pretty sure the same image would have been printed if it was 3 megapixels.

  • Look for auctions featuring an older camera body that nobody wants but good lenses. I bought a D50 with two lenses for $130 and sold the lenses for $160. Then I bought a D80 kit plus 16mm fisheye...

  • I also like to buy used gear because you know that this years wonder camera that people sell their old gear to buy is next years junk that they want to sell to buy the next wonder camera - a cycle...

  • 10 megapixels isn't only good enough for social media and viewing on screen - you could print billboards or full page magazine shots with it. I still use my $30 Nikon D50 for some shoots :)

  • I agree - that's the great thing about not picking sides - you can get the best of both worlds and have a choice to add variety to images :)

  • I agree with tongki - what he is saying is that skilful use of flash with an entry level camera and a kit lens can produce more professional looking images than a pro body and prime lens [if we're...

  • We have to remember that there are many variable involved - there are times when 'natural light' doesn't look amazing and with skill you can create something with flash that looks like good natural...

  • Commented on photo There's No Place I'd Rather Be in the Backpacking challenge

    Yeah, running down the scree - 20 minutes down compared to an hour and a bit up - my first attempt involved me trying to start going up too early and ended up knee deep in scree until someone waved...

  • Reflectors can give similar results - but in bright lighting they can make the subject squint - a quick flash burst can prevent that if they're not a 'blinker' - and it can provide much more...

  • Commented on photo There's No Place I'd Rather Be in the Backpacking challenge

    I've climbed Ngauruhoe several times but never in snow. I must say I think I'd rather climb it in ice and snow with spikes than slide on that scoria :) The northern circuit I have done in the snow...

  • I'm thinking "wedding reception" shot at f1.8 and iso 3200 in darker conditions. If it can act as a video light then it can surely light up some faces at those settings.

  • I'm just wondering about that led light, might be useful to have it on while using bounce flash to act as a fill light on people's faces.
    Anyway it's great that Yongnuo are offering all these...

  • One of the biggest uses of flash is overpowering the sun in daylight shooting - we still need more power :) https://neilvn.com/tangents/overpowering-the-sun-with-flash-photography/
    high iso can't...

  • 2.) When the DL series was canned before being released I think quite a few people wondered if Nikon was on the ropes. A lot of people were keen on them but it never happened which would make...

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