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    02-16-2018, 04:36 PM
    spb_stan replied to a thread Sharper Focus in Education
    Once you understand how the meter sees the world, it becomes pretty clear what is happening. A scene often has more light intensity range than what...
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    02-13-2018, 08:59 PM
    spb_stan replied to a thread External Power in Flashes
    The battery packs for most modern speed lights are just larger capacity, lower internal resistance and some are a little higher voltage. Increasing...
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    02-10-2018, 05:41 AM
    I shot a few sessions in Jan for friends but this one I liked the most, I like it anyway. This is of my close friend, an actor of stage and film
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    02-08-2018, 12:28 PM
    I get the feeling this is a spam post. I have this software and it is fine but LR is more stable, much faster and at $9.99 a month including the...
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    01-27-2018, 06:05 AM
    All the others tell a story with the key elements in the background foreground with the center of the story in the frame. #4 looks like there might...
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    01-25-2018, 07:32 PM
    I did not say I was interrogated for hours, I was detained and kept waiting for hours. The camera was a weapon they said so they had justification...
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    01-25-2018, 01:13 PM
    spb_stan replied to a thread Wrestling in Sports
    How close will you be, and what is the light level. If I was given this assignment, I would go look at the venue to see the light levels at the time...
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    01-25-2018, 12:39 PM
    A few years ago I was back home in the US staying with my sister in our duplex for a couple weeks. I had just purchased a new D800 and was trying it...
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    01-25-2018, 11:48 AM
    spb_stan replied to a thread "Err" mirror stays down in D90
    Sorry, you are having this problem.It may be mechanical but there is a chance that it is locked up in a software problem. That happened to me after...
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    01-24-2018, 10:15 AM
    spb_stan replied to a thread Sharper Focus in Education
    More light lowers the need for detail robbing hi-ISO settings. Those birds are not moving very fast so why give up so much light gathering that is...
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    01-23-2018, 12:01 PM
    Further notes on candids and lighting: The hardest part of taking photos of amateur subjects is getting them NOT to smile. The face is more relaxed...
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    01-23-2018, 11:47 AM
    Another with single off-camera flash with a diffuser and small reflector in a restaurant of my friend. To get a Low Key lighting that darkened the...
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    01-23-2018, 11:25 AM
    spb_stan replied to a thread Question......... in D7200
    The kit lenses usually have plastic mounts and are almost always looser than the metal mount lenses. D series lenses of mine are tight on all my...
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    01-23-2018, 10:15 AM
    spb_stan replied to a thread Dead of Winter in Photo Feedback
    I have a bit different take on it. The title describes exactly the feeling I had seeing the image, it felt cold, wet, dead as when seeing the same...
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    01-23-2018, 09:59 AM
    I liked all these, except possibly #4, they all tell a story which is the whole point of street photography. Thanks for posting
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    01-23-2018, 09:39 AM
    spb_stan replied to a thread Focus question in Photo Critique
    I am afraid any suggestion is not going to make much difference because we can't see the actual image. This are all low res files with very few...
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    01-23-2018, 08:31 AM
    spb_stan replied to a thread Odd pixel in Post Processing
    All sensors have hot pixels but are mapped out at the factory so they are not seen in either RAW or JPG. If a pixel fails after leaving the factory,...
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    01-23-2018, 08:15 AM
    Think of it as a good motivation to learn the joys of manual focus. Since the widest aperture is not very wide, manual focus will not be as critical...
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    01-22-2018, 06:28 PM
    spb_stan replied to a thread D850 vs. D500 in D850
    It is hard to compare the D5 with D850. The useful DR is better at high ISO on the D5 but for highest quality, low ISO the D850 is a great deal...
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    01-21-2018, 04:04 PM
    Another of my friend at her birthday party when she turned 35, as she greeted her GF's arrival. They began acting academy together when they were 13...
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