Ask Matt Anything #askmatt

Featured Tuesday, 06 October 2015 01:27
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  • Comment Link Arie Tuesday, 06 October 2015 04:14 posted by Arie

    Hello,i have a Canon 70D with 18-135 lens ,i like to ask you wich lens is better for zoom (landscape,watterfall...nature)16-300 Tamron or Sigma 18-250?.Or have a idea for a canon lens.
    Thank you indeed for your answer

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  • Comment Link Darrell Tuesday, 06 October 2015 08:12 posted by Darrell

    When is your next Sydney Walk would be good to know.

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  • Comment Link James Tuesday, 06 October 2015 13:06 posted by James

    How did you attract such a hot woman?

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  • Comment Link Dave Gordon Tuesday, 06 October 2015 23:29 posted by Dave Gordon

    Your view on the D2X which I still use old but I get great pics from it Matt...I have two.

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  • Comment Link PeterT Wednesday, 07 October 2015 13:08 posted by PeterT

    Well then, let´s go :)
    I want to balance flashlight and sunlight in a way that the final image does not look like beeing flashed at all. What is the right ratio?

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  • Comment Link Dru Dube Wednesday, 07 October 2015 17:49 posted by Dru Dube

    I recently watched you latest “Ask me anything” video and I want to start off by saying it is a shame some of the questions asked. I think you run a first class site, and I don’t know what makes people question your looks or your relationship with Tina. I hope for you that you never feel obligated to defend yourself towards them again.

    Anyhow onto my question. I am rather new to photography just about four years now. I am pretty much self taught by watching your videos and others, and a lot of trial and error. But I now I want to progress more on a business than just as a hobby as it has been. The issue I have is that I currently work full time in order to support my family. I want to specialize in Boudoir Photography. So finally the question. Do you feel it would be best for me to try to find someone locally that will take me under their wing, or do you believe that it is capable for me to succeed the way I have been going?

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  • Comment Link Henry Thursday, 17 December 2015 09:58 posted by Henry

    Hi Matt,
    I took random pictures (D7000) in kindergarden and used SB-400.
    (I'm rookie :) )
    Im not satisfied.
    I need more powerful and more range nikon camera controlled wireless low budget flash.
    I will get probably Yangnuo but ?
    I can't orientate model numers ,what match for nikon D7000.
    Ther is YN-568EX, 568EX II, YN600EX-RT, YN685 ?
    Thank You !

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  • Comment Link Catherine Piggott Friday, 24 June 2016 01:32 posted by Catherine Piggott

    G'Day Matt,
    I have a Nikon d7000 and 28-300 zoom lens for photographing Bulls ( so one animal - side on) - which works quite well as far as getting the shot of a quiet animal or a nervous animal that is further away. I would now like to go a step better to get shallow depth of field to get good bokeh but still keep my distance away from the animal (they are in the paddock - not led). I suspect I'll only use it for quieter animals. I'm thinking 85mm 1.8 (85mm 1.4 sound nice but too expensive to justify). My question is - how far away from the bull would I be if he fills the frame with a reasonable border around him? Would it work just as well if I crop it later? Is there another lens I should consider? Thank you very much for your time.

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  • Comment Link Michael jones Wednesday, 15 March 2017 21:02 posted by Michael jones

    Hi there
    could you or anyone offer any advice on shooting uv reactive make up under blacklight, all i have is nikon d70 and a basic sigma 24-200mm lens (quite old). I dont have any fancy uv flashes or any flashes at all :/ any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    kind regards mikey

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  • Comment Link Cameron Saturday, 17 June 2017 00:22 posted by Cameron

    Hi Matt

    First off I really love your courses and youtube I have learnt so much and has greatly increased the quality of my photos :)

    Anyway my question is about dividers (not the padded velcro dividers but the TrekPak ones) vs the pluk n pik foam for pelican cases. I actually have both as the case came with the foam but now I'm second guessing myself. I have seen a lot of comments online about the foam disintegrating over years and also the trekpak being tidyer and easier if you change gear and obviously taking up much less space. Neither of which really concern me as my gear will be the same for a long time as using a Canon 5DIV and L lenses. I am more concerned about protecting the gear for airplane travel. I will be taking as carryon where possible but if I were to have to check it in then which will protect the best? I am thinking the TrekPak but wondering if it is better to use the foam to absorb any vibrations?

    Also with the regulations about spare Lithium batteries, I read that you need to protect against them short circuting and to use electrical isolating tape over the terminals. I am concerned about the residue building up over time and damaging the battery/camera. Are there any better solutions you have?

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  • Comment Link William Spears Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:43 posted by William Spears

    Ive never owned a dslr, im looking at several aps-c cameras. When/if i use one of my old lenses say a tessar 45mm f/2.8 do i tell the canera its a 45mm or 67.5mm?

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