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bio website jaylance.com
location Spokane, WA
age 40
visits member for 3 years, 10 months
seen Feb 14 '12 at 21:58

One of a very small handful of actual working, professional photographers on photo-SE.


Aug
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on neutral-density-filter tag wiki excerpt
Aug
28
comment What can be unusual POVs/angles for capturing the speaker and/or the crowds?
@Anisha: Sure you did, but that doesn't mean you're not going to get teased about it. ;-)
Aug
27
comment What can be unusual POVs/angles for capturing the speaker and/or the crowds?
Francesco: Careful now, @Anisha really likes her Rule of Thirds! ;-)
Aug
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What can be unusual POVs/angles for capturing the speaker and/or the crowds?
Aug
25
revised Why do filter sizes vary for lenses of the same focal length?
Filter threads DON'T have different sizes *Filters* have different sized. Corrected the question to be valid...
Aug
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is noise in a digital photograph?
Aug
25
comment Why do filter sizes vary for lenses of the same focal length?
Filter thread sizes do not vary. Filter diameters vary.
Aug
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
19
comment An inexpensive way to make DIY gels?
Or you could just buy a few up-front (a hint, CTO, CTB, blue and red are the only colors you're going to use more than 75% of the time... There are colors in a '55 pack' that you will never use... On the other hand, you could invest $25 on full sheets with just these 4 colors only adding additional colors if you need to as things come up and you may never spend another dime on gels in your lifetime. That's a real value.
Aug
19
comment An inexpensive way to make DIY gels?
As if that isn't enough, with a 20x24 sheet you get the versatility of choice. You want to gel a bare lightbulb, studio strobe, or other 'unusual' lighting instrument for a certain effect you want to play around with? Good luck doing that with a 2x3 gel remnant out of a 'pack,' but with your own sheet you can cut a 6x6 piece and you're good to go. Store that piece you cut when you're done with the shoot and that gel swatch you cut will last for years. Seriously, you could invest $100 in full-sheet gels and then never buy another gel in your lifetime.
Aug
19
comment An inexpensive way to make DIY gels?
@Kalai: It may seem like $6 per sheet is a 'ripoff,' especially when compared to '55 gels for $12' type deals, but buying big sheets and cutting them yourself is waaaaaaay cheaper than buying a precut pack. Remember that with pre-cut packs you're not actually getting 55 different colors, you're getting ~15 different colored gels and multiples of your CTO and CTB gels (usually 5 to 10 of each) in 2x3 cuts. With a 20x24 sheet properly stored you can literally make a single 6 dollar gel sheet last more than a lifetime (I'm still working on gel sheets my father purchased more than 20 years ago).
Aug
19
revised How do I start promoting a children's portrait business?
Grammar and clarification...
Aug
19
revised An inexpensive way to make DIY gels?
Grammar edits
Aug
19
comment An inexpensive way to make DIY gels?
Whaaa? You're kidding, right? A 20x24 of gel in any color under the sun can be purchased for less than $6 a sheet... How much cheaper do you want them to be?
Aug
18
answered How do I start promoting a children's portrait business?
Aug
17
revised What's a concise “I'm not dangerous” phrase for a business card?
added 253 characters in body
Aug
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
17
revised What's a concise “I'm not dangerous” phrase for a business card?
Grammar polishing...
Aug
16
answered What's a concise “I'm not dangerous” phrase for a business card?
Aug
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are there rechargeable batteries which don't discharge when idle?