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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 Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?
Hard to tell. Look like there is some motion related stuff from wind possibly moving the branches. Some of the blur seems to be directional and my impression is that I'd expect it to probably be slightly sharper, but it isn't horrible either (and I have no direct experience with the f/4 lens.)
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comment Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?
Btw, if you are curious, here is an image from a 5Dm3 with the 24-70 f/2.8L II. Not that it is exactly relevant but it should help give an idea of the upper end of what's possible in a zoom lens. Focus on the area above the sign on the tree.
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revised Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?
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reviewed Close Is it fundamentally possible to capture an orthographic image of the real world?
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answered Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?
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comment Why Isn't This Photograph Pin Sharp?
Which specific lens are you using? I don't have a RAW file viewer that can read lens details on me atm. I'm assuming it is the f/4 since it has IS.
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revised What are resources for a report on digital vs film cameras?
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comment What are those little hooks on extension tubes for?
@MichaelT - took a second for me to figure out you meant the one jean was referring to in the comment. Yeah, I was just referring to the knob that latches the lens in to place on the lens plate. That's the same role as the push down things in the image on the original post. I agree that it is a vastly different construction for the comment one.
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reviewed Close What could cause pictures to come out too dark when using a ring flash?
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reviewed Close How can I take long exposures on Nikon D7000 with a wireless remote?
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reviewed Leave Open What kinds of images can I produce the least noise in when shooting in low light?