Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture?

Adobe Lightroom vs. Aperture Lightroom

If you are regular reader here, you may have picked up on the fact that I use Adobe Lightroom almost exclusively as an editor for RAW images.  I’m curious as to how Photography Bay’s readers break down between the two big third-party RAW editing apps – Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture.

Hit the poll below and let us know which you use. [Read more...]

What Kind of Camera Do You Use?

As I’m planning for future gear coverage and other topics, I wanted to see what kind of cameras are represented amongst Photography Bay readers.

Take a couple of seconds and let me know in the below poll what kind of camera you use for most of your photography (I recognize that many of you own more than one, so pick your primary camera type). [Read more...]

How Do You Share Your Photos Online?

If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re a photographer (be it a budding amateur or an old pro) and you have photos on the Internet somewhere.  But where?

I have photos in more than one place to share them with different groups of people; however, the images don’t overlap completely.  For instance, I might take a handful of images from a given shoot or outing and share them with friends on Facebook; however, I might put a couple of hundred from the same shoot on SmugMug.  And then, I might put four or five on Flickr.

They way I’ve shared images online has changed over the years with the way I use the web.  What about you?

How do you share your images?  Do you share them in more than one place?  I’ve created a multiple choice poll below that covers some of the popular sharing sites and general categories of how we share images.

Take a few seconds to make your picks.  Additionally, feel free to eloborate on how you share your images in the comments below and why you choose those methods over alternatives. We’ll take a look at the results and your comments in a follow-up soon.


Poll: Megapixels vs. Noise

A commenter on the Sony A350 sample images got me thinking about who needs what.  So I’m putting it to you.  Do you really need all those megapixels or could we do without a few of them?  Have your say by voting in the poll below.  If you’ve got additional thoughts on the topic, sound off in the comments at the bottom of the post.


Movie Mode Poll Results

Movie Mode Poll ResultsLast week’s poll asked whether you wanted to see a movie mode in your DSLR.  The results from the 211 votes (not quite as passionate as the nearly 2000 votes we saw on the New DSLR poll) were pretty even, with the anti-movie mode crowd edging the proponents out by a hair.

Additional commentary is certainly welcomed if you didn’t get a chance to vote.  Just drop a line in the comment field below.

Poll: DSLR Movie Mode

This week’s poll relates to Photography Bay’s recent article covering the DSLR Movie Mode Patent Application.  If you’ve not read the interesting technological developments, you should check it out.

We’ve seen and heard several responses from around the web expressing both joy and disdain for such a feature.  Let’s see how those numbers shake out in the poll below.  If you’ve got any additional thoughts on why you do or don’t want a movie mode on DSLRs then sound off in the comments below.


New DSLR Poll Results

Poll - New DSLR

Last week, Photography Bay asked which new DSLR you’re buying.  After over 1800 responses, it appears that the new offerings from Pentax/Samsung are the most popular among Photography Bay readers, capturing about 66% of the total votes.  Additionally, 8% of responders don’t intend to purchase on of these new-fangled cameras and 6% still shoot film.

Take a look at all the numbers on the original post.  (Click “view results” at the bottom of the poll)

New DSLR for You?


Got additional commentary? Sound off in the comments below.