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bio website burgaardphotography.com
location Los Angeles, CA, USA
age 40
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seen Oct 29 '12 at 5:44

I specialize in commercial assignments, event coverage and portrait photography.

I strive to capture engaging visual narratives of people connecting with their audience, becoming one with their media of expression, and flourishing with creativity as they exchange ideas with like-minded enthusiasts.

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Dec
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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awarded  Popular Question
Dec
8
awarded  Yearling
Aug
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comment How does altitude affect camera and lenses?
With temperatures around 20 F/-7 C at the top, you might want to bring extra batteries too and keep them at body temperature between use to maximize the usage.
Aug
27
comment RAW to TIF conversion creating GINORMOUS TIF Files
I use an online backup service too, but so far I've limited this to the final images due to bandwidth and storage rates. I agree the newly announced Amazon Glacier service sounds very interesting.
Aug
27
answered RAW to TIF conversion creating GINORMOUS TIF Files
Jun
21
awarded  Civic Duty
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Apr
22
comment Is there a ticket system available for photographing the general public?
I always carry a deck of business cards in my camera bag, and some more in my wallet. "Are you a photographer?" "Yes, here's my card!" -- unless you systematically photograph participants in runs, concerts, etc. then that should be enough to get you started
Mar
14
awarded  Convention
Dec
31
comment How useful is a tablet for photo editing?
The pressure sensitivity is awesome for controlling the intensity when brushing in dodge, burn, curves, clarity, saturation, ... you name it. I apply effects now in mere seconds with a precision and control that I couldn't achieve even after hours of work with a mouse.
Dec
20
answered How can I avoid reflections when photographing into store windows?
Dec
19
answered What is considered “sharp enough” w.r.t the landscape pictures from a DSLR with F16?
Dec
19
comment What is considered “sharp enough” w.r.t the landscape pictures from a DSLR with F16?
I love the colors in this picture--with such great tones, I wouldn't mind a little blurriness one bit. The Canon EF 24-105 f/4L is an excellent lens, capable of producing very sharp photos. The Canon 5D is also an excellent camera, if a little dated. The aperture and shutter speed settings also sound fine, regardless of whether the shot was taken handheld or on a tripod. Without knowing anything else about the shot, I'd guess either the focus is slightly off, or maybe the camera was mounted on a tripod and the IS failed to detect it.
Dec
18
comment How to achieve the photo effect of “Live Christmas Music at the Americana in Glendale, California” by Chris Yarzab?
The photographer's name is Chris Yarzab. Maybe he'd be willing to share what he did if you ask him? flickr.com/photos/chrisyarzab/3053772197
Dec
8
awarded  Yearling
Nov
30
comment Is there any Flickr/Picasa Web service to store and share RAW files?
I can second the recommendation for CrashPlan. I switched from another on-line backup provider when they started charging per GB stored. So far CrashPlan has been charging the same flat rate for unlimited storage and bandwidth.
Nov
27
comment What settings do I need to take a night cityscape with blue sky like Eric Rolph?
The EXIF data from Eric Rolph's photo provides the following information: 24mm, 1/30, f/2.8. I don't see the ISO value, but I'm guessing it was fairly high, perhaps 1600.
Oct
31
comment Does the liquid effect in these photographs have a specific name?
Jarek, the photographer, says this is a technique (capturing liquids frozen in mid-air), not a genre, according to this behind-the-scenes story published last week on Strobist: strobist.blogspot.com/2011/10/…