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    Animals photos

    Phil, a question that often comes up when shooting manual flash is how do you know what manual setting to use. Obviously in TTL the setting is worked out by some jiggery pokery on a circuit board in the flash unit. If you over ride this with the circuit board in your brain do you start with a...
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    Car buyers should have 'long, hard think' about diesel

    I guess what needs to be measured is Manufacturing CO2 (supply Chain) Operational - Customer CO2 (including supply chain ie whats the cost of logistics for petrol / diesel fuel tankers vs home charging) Operational - Servicing / Maintence (supply chain of spares etc) End of life disposal. Its...
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    Car buyers should have 'long, hard think' about diesel

    In about 3-4 years the cross over will happen where cost of ownership of EVs will outstrip ICE. And with the continued reduction of carbon content of electricity the production+operating carbon will also swing in favour of EVs
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    Car buyers should have 'long, hard think' about diesel

    Whilst comparing EV and ICE cars the numbers need to have some sort of normalisation. EVs are still in their infancy so you have to compare how ICE cars performed at the same stage in their development. Having said that you then have to renormalise for the advancement of manufacturing process...
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    Car buyers should have 'long, hard think' about diesel

    Just a change in mindset really where it becomes unacceptable to have your car in a dedicated space if you are no longer using it for the purpose its dedicated. Things change. Have you seen the youtube videos of teens presented with a rotary dial phone and they have absolutely no clue whilst...
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    Pay to shoot wildlife getting out of hand

    There was a recent "scandal" where a prize winner in the Hamdan International Photography Award staged the photo. https://petapixel.com/2019/03/18/the-winning-photo-of-the-120k-hipa-prize-was-apparently-staged/ As a photo I don't think you can argue its very well shot (else it wouldn't have...
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    Pay to shoot wildlife getting out of hand

    Interesting view from the aspect of "your" If it were a copyright discussion it would be "your" but in this particular aspect/perspective NOT YOUR. I assume this is because the lines are blurred between WILDlife and TRAINEDANIMALlife photography? Rules of competition should cover this off i...
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    Pay to shoot wildlife getting out of hand

    Where are these places?
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    What modifiers?

    how big can you go with softboxes before you need to think about more than 1 speedlite?
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    Midlands Bullring

    yet seem to operate quiet differently. Maybe they hire more laise faire security
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    Midlands Bullring

    The rationale does seem odd between camera types. I suspect that the phone thing would be very difficult to police for the security teams and having the Bullring instagrammed to death is good for marketing and they can also control all commercial photography by moving DLSRs users on. Quite a...
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    Midlands Bullring

    have a look at the stuff Verity Milligan does. Mainly central Bham based
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    Picking a tripod

    I worked the needed height backwards on the basis of being 5'11 = 180 cm eye line is at 175 cm base of camera is 8cm lower than the viewfinder smallest head I use is 7 cm ergo need a tripod that can get to at least 160cm (175- 8 -7) so I don't have to stoop when shooting landscapes. Hence went...
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