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by Lars Kotthoff

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bio website rcvisualarts.com
location Denver, CO
age 36
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Photography has always been an interest of mine. In college, while taking an intro Photography course I realized that I was seeing the world around me through a rectangle, even without my camera. The bug had bitten and bitten hard.

I later enrolled in Brooks Institute of Photography where I graduated with honors. Then I took over the photo and art dept of the Ojai Valley News where I won several State and one National Award for the paper.

I currently run my freelance business, RCVisual, from Denver with my wife Stephanie and daughter Kiya.

Equipment:

Nikon D700 24-70mm Nikkor f/1.4 50mm Prime Nikkor SB-800 and SB-600 (and a bunch of other toys, too!)


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awarded  Curious
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awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
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awarded  Notable Question
Feb
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answered Corrupted photos
Dec
5
comment What causes and how can I avoid this moiré pattern in a composite night sky photograph?
Are you trying to compile multiple images? If so, can you provide your settings?
Oct
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comment Is it possible to shoot moving water in HDR?
That was gonna be my suggestion. Utilizing RAW files you could create a file set that provides images from a larger range of exposures.
Sep
30
revised What causes an f/0 error on a Nikon D700?
changed preposition from "of" to "or"
Sep
30
comment What causes an f/0 error on a Nikon D700?
Sending camera and lens in for repair and maintenance. Will report back when I know what's going on award points if valid. Thanks!
Sep
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awarded  Excavator
Sep
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revised Is it dangerous to do a lens change with power on?
spelling
Sep
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asked What causes an f/0 error on a Nikon D700?
Sep
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
26
answered How to pause a batch operation in photoshop to allow for user interaction?
Jul
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comment How to pause a batch operation in photoshop to allow for user interaction?
John, I think PS related questions are by nature photo related. Its the equivalent of asking about chemical storage for a darkroom. Maybe not directly relating to f/stops, but still very much about photography.
Jun
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
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answered Why do I see so much skin softening in portrait photography?
May
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answered Does TTL by definition overexpose your subject?
May
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answered What is the recommended pratice for publishing a photo subject's name in a caption, from public event, with or without release?
May
15
comment What are the pros and cons of using a watermark?
I don't think that's a good option because so much of image usage (and theft) occurs online. To be clear though, I watermark EVERYTHING that goes online EXCEPT for client images. Product delivered is for their use to promote their company, not mine. If pics are stolen from their site, the best protection is copyright registry. Taking time into consideration, I have my website set up to watermark images as they upload and photoshop scripts set for facebook images.
May
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comment What is the minimum shutter speed for handheld?
Well said AJ. Breath is a huge part of technique and creative flow.