jrtrent

jrtrent

Lives in United States United States
Joined on Jul 4, 2005

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  • One of my favorite landscape photographers and authors is Brian Bower.  His definition is that landscape photography is any photography that is "place" rather than "people" or "flora and fauna" ...
  • I saw a similar spec for the Canon Rebel XS, saying that its auto focus points work with an exposure value range of -0.5 to +18 (at ISO 100). Some points of reference (from the exposure table at ...
  • Replied in Really? No...
    I'm one of those who have purchased a DSLR with kit lens and never removed or changed the lens. For the last several years that I shot film regularly, the 50mm normal focal length lens was all I ...
  • While a useful tool, a meter is not a necessary part of using the exposure triangle, so substituting or including the word metering in the term would seem to make it even less accurate and more ...
  • I think you're right, but I also believe that most articles on the exposure triangle have as an underlying premise that you are using shutter speed, aperture, and ISO to control how bright the ...
  • One of my favorite topics re-visited, and I appreciate your perspective on this. I would classify myself as among the "quite a lot of other people." I liked Gerry's explanation in his 4-week old ...
  • Replied in 16:9
    Interesting comment about focal length and aspect ratio. My preference for a normal focal length for 3:2 cameras (like my old 35mm film SLR's or my current APS-C DSLR) has been somewhere in the ...
  • I see this thread is about to fill up, so just a couple of quick replies. The camera I alluded to is the Sigma DP2s. I chose this after talking with Sigma USA and bought one of their refurbished ...
  • I'm a little confused here. If I've read other posts and linked articles correctly, the exposure that results in almost perfect brightness does not often result in maximum quality. The ETTR ...
  • Maybe I'm missing something very basic, but as I mentioned in my earlier post, an exposure meter is not a necessary part of using exposure triangle concepts, which basically just tells people the ...
  • I think you're making this needlessly complex.  When I read articles or book chapters on the exposure triangle, it seems to simply be a way letting people know that instead of only having sets of ...
  • Yes, but bear in mind that, as others have mentioned in this thread, the best settings for an out-of-camera JPEG will not necessarily be the best settings for a RAW image and whatever processing a ...
  • Replied in purist
    I enjoyed Gerry's post above in which he talked about his early fascination with darkroom work, and how that aspect of photography is every bit as important as what goes on prior to pushing the ...
  • I agree with Cherylynne1's advice and would only add that there's nothing wrong with getting adorable pictures of your children when they're not on the run.  As I look at a few generations of ...
  • I like the smaller models, too, and can't say that I've been at all disappointed in my Samsung GX-1S.  It was a clone of the Pentax *ist DS2, one of the most compact and lightweight DSLR models at ...
  • Replied in Audubon
    If you're referring to Audubon's entry requirements, I'm not sure about that.  I didn't do a careful reading of their full rules, but I didn't see B&W mentioned when I scanned over their rules or ...
  • Replied in Audubon
    The way the National Audubon Society explains what they're looking for in contest entries embodies what I think of as basic post-processing. In their contest rules, they say they are looking for ...
  • Brand loyalty, if that is a virtue, has not been my strong point.  I like cameras for their value as fun toys in addition to their ability to take pictures.  I've owned and enjoyed models from ...
  • I like the distinctions you've made. That term "artistic" can be troublesome because it can mean such disparate things, including something as basic as striving for a reasonably pleasing ...
  • Some of us finish with snaps, too. I found this an interesting comment of yours, "to me a snap is a photo I’ve taken purely as a record of something, with no artistic thought given to it." I think ...
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