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    Dual Dell U221h Calibration Brightness Question

    Hi All, I have a pair of Dell U2211h's that are calibrated with the xrite i1. The problem I have is that the monitors -- when set to the calibrated setttings -- are not as bright as I'd like them to be. I checked the calibration and it's "fine". But for everyday viewing (e.g. when I'm not...
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    Finding Photography for Legal Use in Website Templates

    Correct. 125 credits is an option, but I'm exploring others. And thank you for the barter suggestion.
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    Finding Photography for Legal Use in Website Templates

    Hi, My company is a web development/SEO firm and I'm considering expanding into the Wordpress theme market. Clearly if I'm going to be reselling Wordpress themes I will need to find photography for these themes that I can legally use for this purpose. I use iStockphoto for my personal needs...
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    Food Photos - Can't Focus on the "Front" Chicken Nuggets

    When you say "lower" do you mean the bottom AF point (e.g the lowest part of the AF "diamond")?
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    Food Photos - Can't Focus on the "Front" Chicken Nuggets

    Because I want all of the nuggets in the shot as it is currently (e.g. I don't want to see the edges of the pan), would it make sense then to first make the AF point set on the one closest to the front nugget? Would this solve my problem of keeping the same composition of the picture? And...
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    Food Photos - Can't Focus on the "Front" Chicken Nuggets

    I must have been 2-3 feet away. Not too far. I will close down on the aperture and see how it goes, thanks. ??? Also -- should I still focus on the center nuggets? Or on the front nuggets? I still want the same composition.
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    Food Photos - Can't Focus on the "Front" Chicken Nuggets

    I'm trying to take a picture of these chicken nuggets (long story) with the front nuggets in focus, but with the rest out of focus. I'm using a tripod with a Canon 50mm f/1.8 and a 430EX II, and no matter how much I change the aperture, I can't seem to get a shot with the "front" nuggets in...
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    New 430EX II User Question

    Thanks. Is there a disadvantage to turning off this light?
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    50mm as Replacement for 18-55 Kit Lens?

    I purchased the canon 50mm 1.8 lens and I like it. Playing with this lens now for a bit I really don't see a need to put my 18-55mm kit lens back on. Am I missing anything by keeping the 50mm on (for shooting in that range, of course). Thanks
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    New 430EX II User Question

    So I took the plunge and graduated from built in flash on my Rebel XTi to the 430 EX II. I've been playing around with the flash but I'm not sure if I'm using it correctly or to it's potential. I've read the manual but with little success, and I've experimented playing with shots and the...
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    Included Monitor ICC Profile vs Custom Monitor Profile

    Hi, What is the limitation of using the manufacturer's ICC profile that comes with a monitor? Does a hardware based solution simply act to do a much better job of creating a profile for your montior? Thanks.
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    Aperture. Lenses and Sharpness - Beginner Question

    Yikes! If a lens is a f/2.8 -- constant or fixed, does that still mean that the aperture doesn't change no matter what the focal length does???? Maybe I don't get what you mean by constant aperture.... Also, when you say "variable aperture" is that the same thing as a "zoom" lens? Thanks.
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    Aperture. Lenses and Sharpness - Beginner Question

    So it the point that basically, once you are at the level of using a fixed-aperture lens, then messing with aperture for sharpness is something you don't need to really worry about because of the inherent higher quality of the lens? Thanks.
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