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    Census 2021 Questions?

    Not at all. My only decision is between Atheist or Humanism. While I am an Atheist, I did agree with description of Humanism, but it was being pushed like a religion. So I agree with Humanism but do not wish to be a member of anything. I could decide to put "don't care";) Dave
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    Photoshop - taking 3 different exposures and blending togther

    It depends on whether or not you are using Raw. If you are, then use PhotoMerge>HDR in LR or PS ACR. This will produce a single 32 bit image which you can then edit as normal except there is much greater range on the sliders. This method produces natural colours. Dave
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    Census 2021 Questions?

    I did an OU course in Humanism recently but not sure what I will put on the Census form; I was Atheist last few times but Agnostic before that. Dave
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    Census 2021 Questions?

    For the 2001 Census my son answered Jedi for religion as he understood that it would then become an official religion. Almost 0.9% o the population stated Jedi over 390,000 people (the 4th most popular religion) but it was then not officially recognised as a religion. Dave
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    topaz de noise

    I am not aware that you can buy from any other source than Topaz. As suggested they offer regular sales. Also several websites have codes for a small reduction, I recommend Clive Haynes and this will give you 15% off even special deals, I have found. Dave
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    Anti-photographer attitudes

    Yes, I agree that those making such videos winding up police or security guards and annoying the public can make it difficult for the reasonable, polite and genuine photographers. A guy I know turned professional and had to take what work came. On one occasion he was paid by the local council to...
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    Are you a member of a local camera club?

    I will look forward to seeing you. Dave
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    Are you a member of a local camera club?

    Clearly you should not show your work to others if you do not want to receive comments. You seem to imply that clubs impose this on members whereas the members want discussion groups from time to time. I regard feedback as valuable but you are free to ignore it. Of course if you stand on the...
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    Anti-photographer attitudes

    Yes, the Plague police are strict in my town. Dave
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    Anti-photographer attitudes

    It seems to me we have some aggressive photographers as I have done street photography in Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester. London and Edinburgh and never found these aggressive security guards. I was able to photograph a policeman on duty. I explained the type of shot I wanted and he walked up...
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    Anti-photographer attitudes

    Yes, but bear in mind many open areas are also private now. Dave
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    Anti-photographer attitudes

    The two police officers clearly do not know the the law but the photographer is not helping himself. No one should be put off street photography which is legal. I do carry identification which indicates than I am an amateur photographer and, on the couple of occasions I have used this, it has...
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    Anti-photographer attitudes

    I think I have told this story before but my son was photographing using a tripod outside a well-known London Hotel at night (he thought the lighting made a great image) and was taking a wider view. A similar security guard stepped forward but after my son insisted he was in a public place etc...
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    What will be your next photography related purchase? Or what photography gear do you lust after?

    As I now have a Sony A6600, I plan to buy a Sony 70-350 mm Zoom shortly. This will give me further reach than my Canon kit but much lighter. Dave
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    Does Photoshop Leave Fingerprints?

    It is normal for competition software to scan for a repeat image and warn the organiser. If you have been successful, you are not normally allowed to enter again in the same competition. Dave
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