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About me: I've served a year in Iraq for the U.S. Army, then dedicated a year to helping veterans get into college. I earned my pilots license with the motivation of flying my friends out to dinner. I hiked a 14,000 ft. mountain with a 70lb pack and a DSLR and shot everything in JPEG (doh!). I was an officer in a maximum security prison and then bumped into an inmate after he was released. I've seen Mesopotamia. I picked up a customer service job at a college, found my calling, and was promoted 4 times in 4 years where I now serve as a director. I hope to do more once I hit 30, but I still have a little ways to go.

To live life with a purpose, you must be purposeful.


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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is it possible to mount a Flash on a Tripod?
2d
answered Help to choose lens
Apr
19
answered Shooting from a helicopter
Apr
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Which laptop features are important to consider for Photoshop processing when traveling?
Apr
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is f/number more relevant than aperture and/or shutter speed?
Apr
15
accepted Why are phase detect lenses adapted onto contrast detect bodies so much slower?
Apr
14
revised Can work with RAW to be the next step for the development?
clarification on HDR for OP
Apr
14
comment Can work with RAW to be the next step for the development?
@mattdm I think this question is more focused on RAW's role in developing as a photographer. This isn't necessarily addressed in the other questions.
Apr
14
answered Can work with RAW to be the next step for the development?
Apr
12
comment Are Lightroom 5 Smart-Previews Useful?
If they are on two drives with equal performance, I doubt there would be little, if any, advantage to smart previews.
Apr
11
revised Are Lightroom 5 Smart-Previews Useful?
clarification
Apr
11
revised Are Lightroom 5 Smart-Previews Useful?
clarification
Apr
11
answered Are Lightroom 5 Smart-Previews Useful?
Apr
11
asked Why are phase detect lenses adapted onto contrast detect bodies so much slower?
Apr
10
revised What factors should one consider when charging for editing and organizing photos?
Removed opinion based componenents
Apr
9
revised What factors should one consider when charging for editing and organizing photos?
tidying up and a new example
Apr
9
answered What factors should one consider when charging for editing and organizing photos?
Apr
8
accepted Canon GP-E2 GPS error on Canon 7d
Apr
8
comment Canon GP-E2 GPS error on Canon 7d
It was likely a faulty unit. I rented, but borrowlenses refunded my rental once it was sent back. The trip was to Yellowstone. Hot and humid time of year.
Apr
8
comment How do I create this soft bright look?
It might also help to desaturate the original image first. This softens the colors that you don't want to emphasize.