The Perfect Sunrise

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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 How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?
@MarcinWolny - btw, if you are interested, I would love to continue the discussion on stabilization from weight in chat if you feel like it. It's a fascinating topic, just not a good fit for comments. :) (Plus I like any excuse to let people know about our chat room.)
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@MarcinWolny - sort of, comments are limiting, but the advantage of weight is inertial stabilization. If you can conduct the weight in to bone, inertia of the heavier object will better absorb random muscle spasms, however putting the muscle in to a more fatigued state (such as when not using bone on bone support for weight bearing) will produce more muscle strain and spasms that will generally result in more losses than the inertia gains. It's a complex balance though and not really strictly on topic for this. Main thing, proper support >> weight, which I think we agree on.
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+1, though it is worth pointing out that weight is a good thing for inertial vibration absorption, but it is also a poor thing as well due to added stress. If it pushes a tripod closer to it's limit, it can reduce how well the tripod holds still and it certainly has an impact on muscle vibration when under strain from being handheld vs a lighter device. The bigger thing is that it is big enough/designed to be held up to your eye. The third point of contact with your head is what offers the biggest hand held stabilization advantage. (Your head is much more stable than your hands normally.)
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Let us continue this discussion in chat.
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That said, I agree with most of what you said, but there are reasons why someone who enjoys photography might not share online and why they might not like shooting with a P&S much if they find the lack of adjustments and the slow shutter response frustrating, even if they like the idea of capturing images. There are many, many images I don't bother with because it would be too much of a nuisance to use my smartphone or because I know they wouldn't come out well enough on it's limited capability.
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comment How to figure out if a DSLR will help my interest in photography?
There is a difference between showing all your work online and sharing in private with people. I don't post much of my work, but I'll put up prints around the house or give it to friends. Not all my photography is for mass consumption. Similarly, I hate using point and shoot cameras or smart phone cameras. If I see a photo I absolutely feel I must capture, then I'll use my phone, but I don't go actively looking for things to photograph without my DSLR and wouldn't have any interest at all in using a P&S. I was taking some photos with a P&S before I went to a DSLR, but it increased a lot.
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A more efficient way to do it would still fit as an answer to that question. You can always vote up the question, add a comment to it, or with sufficient rep, post a bounty on the question to elicit further responses.
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+1 for trying to compare specifically how a DSLR meets the things he is missing.