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Editor Mar 16, 2012 0 comments
Please comment briefly on your experiences with iPhone photography.
Recent news reports indicate that photos on mobile phones are very vulnerable to "highjacking."
This will make me think twice about using a phone to make pictures.
15% (6 votes)
I will still make pictures on my phone but will download them right away, so this doesn't bother me.
35% (14 votes)
I don't use my phone for making pictures anyway.
50% (20 votes)
Total votes: 40
Editor Nov 18, 2013 0 comments
Sony has introduced a full frame sensor mirrorless camera.
On my next camera purchase this would make me consider a compact camera system rather than a DSLR.
37% (49 votes)
I still like the DSLR form factor and will stick with it.
36% (48 votes)
I need to learn more before considering this option.
27% (35 votes)
Total votes: 132
George Schaub Nov 16, 2011 23 comments
Comment briefly on how you use a scene mode in your exposures.
Special effects scene modes and Art filters are becoming more common. How often do you use a scene mode when making exposures?
I play with them occasionally.
31% (26 votes)
I do all my special effects in software later.
32% (27 votes)
I don’t use special effects on my images.
38% (32 votes)
Total votes: 85
Editor Jan 22, 2013 0 comments
There are many more "mirrorless" type camera introductions than DSLRs these days.
There are advantages to the mirrorless design that are attractive and improvements over a DSLR system.
47% (50 votes)
I still prefer the DSLR viewing system as opposed to electronic or LCD viewfinders.
48% (51 votes)
Affordability is important to me and DSLRs have gotten too expensive, so my next camera might be a mirrorless system.
5% (5 votes)
Total votes: 106
Editor Oct 17, 2013 0 comments
There are numerous software options for creating B&W images from digital RGB files.
I set Monochrome mode in my camera when I want to shoot B&W images.
9% (6 votes)
I regularly use "conversion" software to create B&W images.
80% (53 votes)
I'd like to, but I need to learn more about B&W processing options.
11% (7 votes)
Total votes: 66
Editor Oct 18, 2012 0 comments
There's a strong trend towards fast lenses for both DSLR and mirrorless cameras.
I use fast lenses for low light work and when I want shallow depth of field.
56% (53 votes)
I use high ISO settings and image stabilization, in lenses or in-camera, to enable low light shooting.
18% (17 votes)
For me, it's a question of cost, and I know fast lenses are more expensive, so budget concerns dictate I use image stabilization
26% (25 votes)
Total votes: 95
Editor Jun 28, 2004 12 comments
When considering lighting for portraits, your first and instinctive choice would be:
What flash system or setup do you use, and why?
Ambient light (daylight or using no artificial light)
59% (19 votes)
Built-in flash (perhaps as fill with ambient)
0% (0 votes)
Auxiliary flash (hot shoe or bracket mounted flash)
28% (9 votes)
Studio strobes (power packs or monolights)
13% (4 votes)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 32
George Schaub Aug 17, 2011 13 comments
Briefly comment on why you make a specific choice on memory card speed and capacity (and for the latest updates on memory card tech check our Sept. 2011 issue).
What’s your choice on memory card capacity?
I use the biggest capacity I can so I don’t run out during a shoot.
29% (69 votes)
I just shoot low res JPEGs, so any reasonable card capacity will do.
2% (4 votes)
I like to keep it limited to a max 8GB and carry a few cards... just in case.
70% (168 votes)
Total votes: 241
George Schaub Oct 17, 2011 65 comments
Please comment briefly on your shooting experience with a compact system camera.
What’s your reaction to Compact System Cameras, small mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses?
I am intrigued by their small size and compact lenses, but have not used one yet.
52% (46 votes)
I am unconvinced that they can match the quality and viewing experience of a DSLR format.
28% (25 votes)
I own one and am happy with image quality and viewing experience.
20% (18 votes)
Total votes: 89
Editor Mar 13, 2013 0 comments
When was the last time you photographed on film?
Actually I have never made a photo using film.
9% (3 votes)
I still use film occasionally.
76% (25 votes)
I still photograph solely using film.
15% (5 votes)
Total votes: 33