Clyde Thomas

Clyde Thomas

Lives in United States St. Louis, MO, United States
Works as a Photosopher
Has a website at www.ctphotographx.com
Joined on Dec 4, 2010
About me:

Thirty five years self employed photographer. Here to help through sharing experience. Here to learn from everyone.

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On Sigma announces dp1 Quattro article (199 comments in total)

Cute as an anvil.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 01:16 UTC as 23rd comment
On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (68 comments in total)

Good article for this exercise. Consider dropping another sheet on the foreground for cleaner color than the green grass may cast.

I support any article that encourages users to become more accomplished photographers. Good show DPR!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 15:08 UTC as 15th comment

I've carried my cameras this way for three decades. I hate straps around my fingers and controls. This is a well conceived product.

WARNING... If you're not used to carrying this way, you must be very cautious. Always pick camera up from table by the strap first. Grabbing the camera will quite often (quite often) let the strap dangle and loop around the edge of a chair or anything. Raising the camera will YANK it out of your hand to fall upon the floor, perhaps in many pieces. Top mount straps don't allow that because your hand acts as a break if the strap latches onto something.

It is a most comfortable way for shooting and carrying. It is also very dangerous for the inexperienced.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 03:38 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)

I come here mostly for the colorful comments. Some of you guys are hilarious. Thanks for the laughs Pentax. Hope you do well with this.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 22:55 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR article (206 comments in total)
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Everlast66: With all their history from the glorious days of Asahi to the legendary Limited lens series, I don't see how Pentax came out with this thing.

First it was the K-01 a few years back, now this.

You mean, the glorious days of Honeywell?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 22:51 UTC

Kudos to Casio ingenuity for the era we live. Bout time someone cracked the glass ceiling of potential.

Bravo Casio. I hope this does well for you!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 22:47 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Portfolio: Martin Kimbell's 'Light Paintings' article (36 comments in total)
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fuego6: Film!?! and how the hell does he just "throw" the hoop that high in the air? Terrible "inteview"...

I would suppose... he's obviously using wide or ultra wide angle lenses. Throw hoop from camera and it will appear much larger than where it actually hits the ground. The height is an optical illusion from the ultra wide lens.

I don't know for a fact this answers your question.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 02:43 UTC

Excellent lighting and treatments. Very tasteful.
Well executed and entertaining concept.

Bravo!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 05:20 UTC as 21st comment
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

Two of these and a camera drone could accommodate most of my portrait sessions from the comfort of my office.

Release the hounds.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2014 at 02:12 UTC as 9th comment
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2031 comments in total)

I never understood why this is so hard to understand.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 292nd comment | 1 reply
On Adobe announces new 'Focus masks' feature in CC update article (16 comments in total)

I'd rather they fix, or return the crop tool to previous versions. I don't mind an option for new crop tool, but forcing me to use it is unacceptable. Adobe has killed my workflow, treating me like a pony in their circus.

Canceling my CC subscription soon, now that I'm spending more time back in CS6. Will consider returning when Adobe respects the way I want to work.

Yes I know many of you like the new crop tool. Good for you. Please don't try and convince me that it's good for me. I think it's broken, and affects my bottom line for business hours spent on image editing. Anything that does that gets the boot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 12:34 UTC as 1st comment

Contax and Rollie both produced exotic vacuum back cameras to keep the film perfectly flat. Precision German engineering made a really big deal about that back when.

Is Sony throwing us a curve or shooting straight here?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 03:23 UTC as 132nd comment | 3 replies
On PicTricks offers cheap photo 'fixes' article (20 comments in total)

Funny some folk claim these type of services are killing off professional photography.

Client based pro-tography was never about retouching, or camera, or studio, or lighting, or sharp lenses, or any of those mechanicals.

The successful PRO-tographer forms good relationships with good clients. Services such as this get me away from the mechanics, and allow me to spend more time building relationships. Pretty simple math.

I'll be checking out PicTricks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 03:53 UTC as 5th comment
On Flickering fireflies in time-lapse article (34 comments in total)

Well done Vincent. Quite enjoyable. Excellent music scoring too.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 02:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On Journey to the center of the Earth with Robbie Shone article (49 comments in total)

Wow

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 17th comment
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

They need to implement a "Drone Day" every other Tuesday.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 17:41 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

Whew I'm safe! I use tripod or handheld.

Amazon camera attached to a Disney Land stanchion.

They sure do like that Mickey Mouse.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 17:38 UTC as 31st comment
On 'City of Samba': Rio Carnival in tilt-shift article (48 comments in total)

Love it! Kudos to you Keith for shooting something with vision and personal signature... instead of hanging out hating on forums.

Bravo!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 14:17 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (581 comments in total)

I swear this thing should have a CONTAX RTS label on it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 04:03 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (581 comments in total)

Compared this X-T1 to my Sony a7R in the store recently. I must say the Fuji and lens felt much better in hand all around. The slightly bigger-er size and extreme high quality feel made my little Sony feel cheeky.

Now I know where the old Minolta designers must have reincarnated after Sony killed them off. Big difference when a camera company designs compared to an electronics gaming company.

I've been with Sony since the beginning, and with Minolta for 20 years before that. This Fuji X-T1 felt like a real photographers tool compared to the Sony a7 techno-craft wizbanger.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 03:49 UTC as 60th comment | 2 replies
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