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Creative Director Highlands Church

Some pictures I've done


Mar
23
comment Is light the only difference? Or does the camera and lens make all the difference?
@BjarniJóhannsson -A little bit of directional lighting adds depth, strong directional lighting adds texture. You want direction, just not a a lot. Here's a shot with just a small amount of direction The 18-135mm is still definitely a lower end lens - you've traded a long zoom range for a reduction in clarity. A 27-40mm f/2.8 or a 50mm f/1.8 (or f/1.4) or a 85mm f/1.8 (or 1.4) would be considerably sharper. Dead in the center is generally but not always no no.
Mar
23
awarded  canon
Mar
23
awarded  technique
Mar
23
answered Is light the only difference? Or does the camera and lens make all the difference?
Mar
21
comment Will I damage the command dial on my D5200 if I rotate it quickly?
+1 - Trust the guy with 100k rep on the EE.se site ;)
Mar
21
comment Any help on suitable milkyway lenses
Regarding proper focus - this question
Mar
19
comment how to capture the details of a face?
Maybe I should rephrase then. I mean, while you certainly have to do significant post to get there - I don't think any amount of post would make it like that without the way the lighting is done.
Mar
19
comment how to capture the details of a face?
Definitely see this question and @MattGrum 's answer . If its not a duplicate of that question, its very very close.
Mar
19
comment how to capture the details of a face?
While I think post is certainly part of it - I think the majority comes from the lighting.
Mar
19
comment how to capture the details of a face?
Do you have a camera you'd like to try to replicate it with as close as possible, or are you looking for whatever it takes to get that look (ie new equipment) ?
Mar
19
comment how to capture the details of a face?
Can you link a specific picture that you link?
Mar
18
comment What do Pentax, Sony, and Olympus DSLRs offer that differs from Canon and Nikon?
Having now used more than one brand (one pentax and one Nikon) - I think the statement "Pentax has the easiest cameras to use" cannot possibly be objective. While they (Pentax cameras) are not difficult to use, there are many, common actions that objectively require more button presses to navigate to than the equivalent Nikon. I'm not saying they're bad or that I won't eventually "get used to it", but objectively I don't think "easiest cameras to use" can be made because of more physical action required.
Mar
18
comment What are the pixel needs for huge prints?
If you can get ahold of somebody at Smugmug, they regularly get prints done very very large for their office. I believe @Shizam works there.
Mar
17
comment How to photograph an adult and a child together such that the adult doesn't dominate the scene?
I gave more of a 'supporting answer' because I felt Dan and Vertigo had covered enough of other techniques that I didn't need to write a thesis on the proper placement of children and adults. And I certainly think that simply having the child in front of the adult still allows for tons of flexibility - this answer doesn't dictate some 1980s studio pose.
Mar
17
comment What does fast/normal/slow mean for Pentax auto-iso?
I"m got to dissect all that, but I'm glad that SR doesn't effect exposure time like you're suggesting. You're assuming a static subject it seems.
Mar
16
answered How to photograph an adult and a child together such that the adult doesn't dominate the scene?
Mar
16
comment What does fast/normal/slow mean for Pentax auto-iso?
Ok, its more complicated than that even. At 70mm f/2.4 its 50/100/200 at 2.8 its 60/120/250. Its just confusing.
Mar
16
comment What does fast/normal/slow mean for Pentax auto-iso?
Hmm I guess so. It's just very non-obvious. It obviously depends on focal length, but there's some kind of limits. For example, at 70mm, slow/normal/fast is 50/100/200 shutter speed. Its that at 50mm as well. At 25, its like down to 25/50/100. At 18 its also like 25/50/100.
Mar
16
comment What does fast/normal/slow mean for Pentax auto-iso?
I guess I'm looking for something more specific. When you say "Exactly what the preferences are, I'm not sure." - that's what I'm wondering.
Mar
16
revised Why is my camera metering indoor scenes as darker than I expect it would?
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