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bio website jazzyflight.blogspot.com
location Lakewood, CO
age 43
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I have 25 years of programming experience, going back to the Apple ][ days and Vic-20s and so on. Wrote my first commercial app (something I got paid for) in 1982, and I wrote a locally-successful game for the C-64 in 1985. I work in telecom, and have a company of my own. My hobbies currently are programming, RC model aircraft (planes and helicopters), rifle and pistol marksmanship, and photography.


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comment How do I achieve this look #84934837
IMO, those examples are just "lousy" photography probably with a cheap camera or cell phone. I don't see a deliberate effect there?
Dec
19
comment Timelapse video, pictures taken over a year. Sky flashing
Oh also... potentially a duplicate of: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/22541/…
Dec
19
comment Timelapse video, pictures taken over a year. Sky flashing
Well that's the problem. The photos actually are varying in brightness. You can reduce this by taking one photo from each day, at the same time of day, and using only those in your time-lapse video. You can also make the time-lapse incredibly slow, taking 1 second or more for each day, making the natural waves of brightness more pleasing to the eye. But, the brightness IS going up and down, so your video is going to reflect that if you use all the photos.
Dec
18
comment Will my photo look good as a canvas?
Not enough contrast, too hazy, but that's my opinion. This isn't a good question for this site - you're asking for opinions. There's already quite a few answers on here for how to prep for printing.
Dec
10
answered do mirrorless camera lenses have automatic diaphragms
Dec
10
comment How to prevent condensation inside the camera when taking pictures in a cold place?
Yeah you will have to get over that to take full advantage of your kit. Just remember, the camera is designed specifically so that the lenses can be switched safely. A little bit of dust inside won't hurt anything. Clean it after you do outdoor work, and you'll be fine. I photograph a lot of aircraft, so I encounter dust blowing up constantly, and it doesn't do any damage to the camera, just gets it dirty. And, it's way less dirty than I expected.
Dec
9
comment How to prevent condensation inside the camera when taking pictures in a cold place?
O btw... one thing that has ruined my day is dust on the front element. If a helicopter is landing nearby, clean your camera after that event is over, and don't switch lenses until a while after the helicopter lands. Helicopters have ruined my day three times. Shots of the landing were great, but the shots after that were bad until I realized the dust coating that it deposited on the front. Again, simple to fix with a rocket blower - amazon.com/Giottos-AA1900-Rocket-Blaster-Large/dp/B00017LSPI
Dec
9
comment How to prevent condensation inside the camera when taking pictures in a cold place?
I switch lenses outside all the time, in Arizona, the dustiest state in the union. It's not a problem, the camera is designed to be used that way. You'll get dust in there but it won't ruin your day as long as you maintain your camera appropriately in between outings. Rocket blower into the mirror is all I ever need. Otherwise, this question is a duplicate... photo.stackexchange.com/questions/3730/… and photo.stackexchange.com/questions/25191/…
Dec
5
answered Can I use a 55mm close-up filter on a lens with 67mm filter threads?
Dec
1
comment Why would someone want a plain screw rather than a release plate?
No it's a mismatch between the plates and the two tripods. They fit tightly when they are on the right one.
Dec
1
comment Why would someone want a plain screw rather than a release plate?
I did this at one point - stuck the QR plate on my camera more or less permanently. It was a BAD idea. Due to microscopic differences in the tripods I use, some of the plates wobble on some of the tripods.
Nov
25
comment Will a 18-140 lens be good for basketball stadium photographs?
@Blake - that's pretty much what my answer is saying. You should have enough zoom for most basketball-size places. Baseball and football size places may require more zoom, which is why I posted the example. I needed 300mm for that, and the photo is cropped.
Nov
25
comment Will a 18-140 lens be good for basketball stadium photographs?
Sorry about the baseball photo, I'm not a basketball fan :)
Nov
25
comment Will a 18-140 lens be good for basketball stadium photographs?
I didn't say it was the best beginner lense. I meant, since you have it, use it, and that it wouldn't really hurt you. And yeah, in general I'm following your rule with my kit. I've got $2500 of lenses but they fit a lot of bodies, I'm using a $1000 body ATM.'
Nov
24
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Nov
24
comment Will a 18-140 lens be good for basketball stadium photographs?
I added an opinion on that, but I'm not an instructor or anything.
Nov
24
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Nov
24
answered Will a 18-140 lens be good for basketball stadium photographs?
Nov
21
comment How should I respond to a lowball offer for commercial use of one of my photographs?
One dollar is a typical "minimum legal offer" in the US, and it is often used as a legal instrument. For example, a large corporation donated a hospital to the church in my town - the official transaction was that the church bought the hospital for one dollar. It's just to make it legal, but they are basically asking for a donation.
Nov
21
comment How should I respond to a lowball offer for commercial use of one of my photographs?
This is what we are currently doing in the aerial video market. We send our videos, already water-marked, to TV stations for free usage, with the requirement that the water-mark not be altered or covered up, and a request to mention the name of the company. It's great free advertising.