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    All alone

    I love this! I just wish it was a little bit closer.
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    Dont want a refelction in photo

    You could try hiding what it's reflecting. If it's reflecting lights turn them off. If you are seeing other objects cover the objects you are seeing with neutral colored sheets (either black or white - try both to see the difference) You are trying to light the most difficult object, reflective...
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    Larger Umbrella = Less hot spot?

    I use pocket boxes for my macro photography. They strap right on to the flash with an elastic band and velcro. They are small and cheap and probably would help to diffuse your flash even further when shooting through an umbrella. Westcott Pocketbox Mini - 6 x 7" 266 B&H Photo Video I'm not sure...
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    Photo storage , sharing, and editing

    You can store and share and sell images (and even create a website) with Zenfolio. Not free if you want to do all these things, but they let you save your raw files there too which is something I haven't seen often... although I haven't really looked for this feature. Smugmug is similar to...
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    Picked up my first macro lens

    So funny about the spider shot! I sometimes find bugs later on in my flower photos too. I LOVE the bug in the daisy! Any idea what that is? Some kind of grasshopper or cricket? That's my new favorite.
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    Project Infrascape: A Journey Into The Invisible

    I know! The infrared is what I'm excited about. That was my favorite film to use back in high school photography 101.
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    Picked up my first macro lens

    I just got the Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 as a surprise from my dear old dad so I totally feel your excitement about the new gear!!! These are some kick ass bug photos. I think the spider is the most interesting. Love the composition and the range of in and out of focus water drops is candy to my...
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    My Neighbor's Dog

    Dogs are so selfless. I'm sure that any time you spend with those dogs means the world to them!
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    Project Infrascape: A Journey Into The Invisible

    That sounds amazing! Care to share the name of your grant writer? :-D I can't wait to see some photos!
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    My Neighbor's Dog

    Thanks Jim =) I think it's awesome that you volunteer at shelters. What do you usually do there? Ever consider photographing the animals? Better photographs create better first impressions online and tend to improve adoption rates. If you're physically able to do it and you think you could help...
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    My Neighbor's Dog

    You could spend a couple of hours drawing the fur back in with various PS tools, but the easiest thing to do is fix the problem in the camera. Either move the dog into full shade or full sunlight OR have someone block that bit of sunlight for you. Dappled sunlight is the wrost light you can...
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    How sharp is too sharp?

    Just had an after thought! An easy way to do a printing test would be to create a duplicate copy of your image and draw a grid on top of it, dividing it into several sections. Number the sections and apply different amounts of sharpening to each area and be sure to take notes on all the...
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    How sharp is too sharp?

    It all depends on your subject, your purpose for the photo, and of course your personal preference. In the photo you posted I think you can get away with a ton of sharpening. Products, architecture, and texture photos usually look awesome with a lot of added sharpness. I might just zoom in to...
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    Question on etiquette

    I hate to break it to you but you are probably being photographed and recorded without permission every day... if you live in a big city it could be hundreds of times per day. From traffic cameras to privately owned security cameras to being an extra in someone's iPhone it's pretty much...
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    Question on etiquette

    No offense taken =) Street photography is not my first choice of photography. All I know is when I do see something interesting on the street I'm always disappointed with my photo when the person notices me and always more satisfied with the shot when they remain unaware of my presence. To me...
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