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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 Can I take pictures at Little League game without official permission or payment?
@Andy depending on the jurisdiction she might not have it though. If it is private property and they say no commercial photography allowed somewhere then it would possibly be trespassing to engage in commercial photography. The legal details really need a local lawyer.
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comment Can the external environment produce vertical banding on a DSLR?
If the banding is yellow in color, it is probably from the lighting in the factory. Florescent lights cause banding at faster frame rates.
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answered How should I respond to a lowball offer for commercial use of one of my photographs?
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answered What are the differences in cost per picture for home photo printers?
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reviewed Leave Open Who shaped portraiture pre 1960, and how?
Nov
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answered Why is my Canon Digital IXUS/ELPH making distorted photos with purple cast
Nov
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comment 50mm f/1.8 or the 40mm f/2.8 STM?
@ElendilTheTall - for what it is worth, this is NOT a product recommendation question as it is comparing two specific models. It is, however, unclear what the OP is asking as he does not give enough detail about his objectives to have an answer be anything more than meaningless personal preference. The closure is correct, but product recommendation is not the reason why it is valid. Product recommendation only applies when it will "tend to become obsolete quickly." Which lens is better for a given use case between two specific models isn't going to change.
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reviewed Close What setup would I need to photograph the numbers of a plane overhead?
Nov
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reviewed Close How to judge the difference between the real photo and what you see in LCD?
Nov
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reviewed Leave Open Choosing between a normal lens and a zoom 35-70mm lens
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reviewed Leave Open Night portrait photography problem in lightning
Nov
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reviewed Close which tripod suitable for beginner?
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reviewed Reopen Can I enable pixel binning on Canon PowerShot G1X?
Nov
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answered Night portrait photography problem in lightning
Nov
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answered Can I take pictures at Little League game without official permission or payment?
Nov
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comment Why is “fine art” photography predominantly in B&W?
@moorej - you complained about my answer because I pointed out the deeper shadow and lower noise of B/W in modern sensors. The fact that some art can be grainy doesn't matter so your point is irrelevant. My point was simply that lots of art photography DOES care about large DR with low noise.
Nov
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comment Why is “fine art” photography predominantly in B&W?
@moorej - yes, but many of them do. The question didn't claim ALL fine art is black and white, it asked why lots of fine art photography is and the added ability to get deep shadows is both a current and historical part of that reason.
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comment Why is “fine art” photography predominantly in B&W?
@moorej - true, but it does have something to do with being aesthetically pleasing for most people's work. It's common to "save" an image by going black and white if noise is a problem and if you are trying to get the maximum amount of DR and shadow for a really vibrant image, B/W helps get that.
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reviewed Leave Open Recommended wildlife photography lenses for Nikon DX bodies with no AF motor
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reviewed Close Can I enable pixel binning on Canon PowerShot G1X?