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bio website ajhendersonphotography.com
location Troy, NY
age 30
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I am a software architect by day and a professional Audio/Visual tech by night. I graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2006 with a dual major in Computer Science and Electronic Media, Arts and Communications.

I operate a professional wedding photography business with the goal of bringing affordable, quality photographic services to my community. I am a die hard Canon since buying my first Canon GL2 for my wedding videography days that started back in high school.

I currently shoot with a 5D Mark iii with battery grip, 24-70 F/2.8L, 17-40 F/4L, 70-200 F/2.8L IS II, 70-300 F/4 IS, Speedlite 600EX-RT, Speedlite 320EX, CP-E4 battery pack, Lumiquest Softbox and QuickBounce. I use a Manfrotto Nano light stand with Frio cold shoe and Bogen Manfrotto 3036 legs with 501HD head for my tripod. I also use a H4n for audio recording when using the 5D for video. I also use an xTi in reserve as a backup camera. I also operate a Pixma Pro-1 and primarily use Canon Pro Luster paper for my in-house prints.

I'm also a die hard Adobe fan and have worked with Master Collection since CS2 and several of the sub-collections for many versions before that. I'm fluent in almost every Adobe product, though my skills in Flash and Fireworks have aged for the last few years.

I have been working with computers since I was 3 and writing code and playing with cameras since I was 6 or 7. Technology, Photography, Videography, Sound, Lighting, 3D Animation and SCUBA Diving are all lifetime passions of mine.

I was the IT Director for GameCube Café and then Wiicafé.com and also planned and ran their multimedia coverage of E3 from 2003 to 2006. I also do occasional development consulting with American Digital Services.


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comment Will my photo look good as a canvas?
Very true, I cried a bit when one of my clients set a photo I ranked as 1 star as their cover photo on Facebook. But hey, they were happy so it works for me (particularly since they didn't associate my name with the photo).
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@dpollitt - yeah, 150 is probably doable, but this would be even a bit under that. Note that I'm not doing a blatant wave off, just pointing out it will be a bit limited by the resolution, or do you think it would be safe even below 150? I don't have any experience with lower resolution canvas, so I'd be open to feedback to the contrary if your experience seems to indicate it would be ok.
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comment Do professionals really never use a 24-70 lens?
Agreed that primes better serve their need (which is what I concluded in my post as well.) My objection was simply to the statement "but the truth is 2.8 is just not fast enough for the kind of street photography you are after". They are fast enough, they are just too bulky and expensive compared to their prime counter-parts.
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comment How to adjust colours displayed on MacBook Pro?
@MichaelClark - My Datacolor Spyder constantly complains that it is too bright in my room. I believe the difference may be that you are talking about the standard for viewing prints, which need reflective light. I'm talking about viewing a screen, which is emitted light. They are different standards.
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comment Do professionals really never use a 24-70 lens?
I have to disagree about f/2.8 not being fast enough. Yes, primes give you more breathing room which makes them a better bet for this, but f/2.8 lenses work just fine in dimly lit churches and reception halls even without flash. That's the point of getting f/2.8 lenses for weddings. If you are using flash, there is no reason you wouldn't be ok with an f/5.6 (well other than the wider dof, but that isn't a good reason to spend an extra $1500 per lens).
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comment How do I take a “projector output” photo, showing the beam from my car's headlights?
@user1899082 - that'd be the easiest way. More light = easier focus and focus won't change as long as the camera (and the subject) doesn't move.
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answered How do I take a “projector output” photo, showing the beam from my car's headlights?
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answered So my iPhone 6 camera lens is as wide as my full frame 35mm DSLR lens?