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Have been teaching photography for more than a decade. Owner of Jay Lance Photography in Spokane, WA. Visit us at www.jaylance.com!


In terms of questions I tend to answer, and subjects I feel I 'know a thing or two' about, I especially like questions having to do with lighting and studio photography, the 'art of photography' and 'the business of photography.'

I also think that too many people worry far too much about the technical side of producing photographs and in all their navel-gazing and 'worrying about the minutia,' they forget to actually get out and take pictures in order to become better photographers. Two things that I'm always telling students of mine are: 'get the art right, and the technical will fall into place.' and 'you only have to worry about the technical side of photography if your pictures suck.'


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accepted How do I use 'surface shims' to level out a sloping floor?
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comment How can I level a sloped floor?
I went ahead and posted it as a separate question here: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/4232/…
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comment How can I level a sloped floor?
I think you've put the final nail in the coffin for SLC. :-) I'm starting to lean towards the 'pearling' option you describe, and I think I get it, based on your description, but I'm a super-visual guy... I'm trying to find some pictures of the process on the internet to use as reference and I can't find anything searching with the word 'pearling.' Is there another word or phrase that I could search on? Sorry to ask so many questions... I'm a lot of things, but 'naturally handy' isn't really one of them. :-) I really appreciate your thoughts and advice...
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comment How can I level a sloped floor?
Someone actually also suggested the 'pearlings' method you describe (also didn't know it was called that... Learning lots!), and that does sound relatively easy, however the thing I am having trouble 'wrapping my mind' around is that if I have to add 3/4 plywood + the flooring, won't that make the room around an inch higher than the floor in the adjoining rooms? Thoughts?
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comment How can I level a sloped floor?
Yes, what we're installing is a floating floor solution. Jacking up the structure is not an option without some major work that I'm not prepared to put into the project. So knowing that we're planning on putting a floating floor in, does that change your opinion about using SLC, or would you still recommend against it?
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Grammar nit picking...
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