Category Archives: Question & Answer

Questions from visitors and friends of the site.

Q&A: Help me find a quality normal prime lens?

Already another question and answer post! Keep them coming. Sharing information is a great way for everyone to learn. Edit: I have to say, I like the way he thinks. Why waste money on an inferior lens if you will eventually replace it? Opting to start with that 50-135mm f2.8 lens was a good idea. I’d say, If you have the cash, it is often a good idea to truly … Continue reading

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Help me find a portrait lens between $200 – $500?

I received a message recently asking for some suggestions about a new lens to supplement his 18-55mm kit lens. Check out the conversation below because it might be helpful to you as well. I like helping people out, so feel free to send me messages if you have similar questions and think I would be able to help. I might feature it on the site as well. His initial message: … Continue reading

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Video: “A Low Cost Camera Flash or Lens First?”

I just finished editing my first collaboration video titled “A Low Cost Camera Flash or Lens First?” It’s not live on Youtube for your viewing enjoyment. Youtube video link: This was one of my larger projects video wise. We shot the video portions on Sunday and I’ve been spending a good deal of time since then putting all of the pieces together. Here is a simple work list: – Extract … Continue reading

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Question: Batch processing RAW image files

I received another question from a Facebook friend about photography. First question: How again do you set up a batch process? I know how to automate them, but I can’t remember how to set them up. Will it work for both camera raw settings and then additional Photoshop edits? I’m going through a shoot with someone, and with similar pictures I’d love to be able to do that. Answer: The … Continue reading

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Q&A: Aperture and blur, convention lenses, canon flash, and Gary Fong accessories…

More question and answer time! I answered this question before the last one I posted, but didn’t get around to posting this one. question. having worked with a number of nice lenses, how big a difference would you say the difference between a 1.2 and a 2.8 aperture makes? I think it depends on what you are interested in doing. If you are not interested in super smooth background blur … Continue reading

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