Steve Bingham

Steve Bingham

Lives in United States Payson, AZ, United States
Works as a Retired Photo Instructor. Now does Fine Art Photo
Has a website at www.dustylens.com
Joined on May 25, 2001
About me:

Second web site:
www.ghost-town-photography.com

I have been actively involved in all aspects of digital photography for the past 23 years. Used Photostyler before Adobe bought them out and came out with Photoshop 2.5 for the PC (now use PS CS6). I currently use the Nikon D7100 and D300 (wife's) with the Nikon 14-24mmf2.8, Nikon f2.8 24-70, Nikon 12-24 f4, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Nikon 70-200mm VR f2.8, Nikon 300mm f4, Nikon 105mm VR, as well as a Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro and Tamro 2.8 28-75. . . and others. I change lenses often. Velbon Carmagne carbon tripod coupled with a Kirk head. Epson 3880 and 2880 (wife's), and a wide format Epson 7900. Flash is Nikon SB800 and Sigma EF500 with 5' umbrellas in the field, etc. Studio units are Elinchrome 1200 ws with 3' x 4' soft boxes.

I am a over-the-hill, retired photography instructor (MS in Photography from Brooks Institute). I no longer do corporate reports, weddings, portraits, stock photos, catalogues, or submit to magazines. I just shoot for FUN! (http//www.dustylens.com) (http//www.ghost-town-photography.com)
For this reason the nature of my work has changed. It no longer appeals to the average person. Some hate it. Some love it. It matters not. Even as I review my own work I can see some photos are very weak - and some are excellent. Funny thing is, few people agree with me on which is which!!! And that`s good.

Update: Switched from Nikon D7100 to Sony A7II and A7r along with the Sony 35mm f2.8 and Sony 55mm f1.8. 90mm f2.8 macro will be next.

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On DSC_0042-ACR-ISO100 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Yuck. Why not test it with a better lens at wide open? This photo is not sharp. And why wide open at f1.8? Brutal.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 19:51 UTC as 1st comment

At slightly less than 1 pound, this looks like a great 85mm portrait lens. The MTF is stunning and equals the much more expensive Otus 85mm - probably one of the sharpest lenses ever made.

Now lets see what it does against the new Sony 90mm macro, also due out this summer.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:54 UTC as 1st comment

I'll pass. They will take up way too much room in my bag and leave lenses vulnerable to damage. Changing a rear lens cap takes mere seconds.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 22:28 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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exapixel: That is one damn fine photograph, Steve. Thank you.

Thank you . . . and fun to take also. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 14:20 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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KodaChrome25: Nice photograph. But I like the non-saturated version on your website better.

Yeah, me too. Thanks. I grabbed the wrong version.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 14:19 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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ADMint: Excellent job Steve. Love this one. Congrats on 1st place, well deserved.

Thank you for the kind words. It's one of my favorites.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:11 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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Neurad1: This picture is glorious. Love it.

Long live Sudebakers. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:10 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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Robert Kempen: Fantastic

This is why photography is such a wonderful art form

Yes, I love it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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grigorgio: Wonderful work , very beautiful scene

The entire place burned to the ground 18 months ago. Truly one-of-a-kind photo.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:08 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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BoomVenus: Fantastic! Old America always in our hearts!

Yeah, me too!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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FodgeandDurn: The fact that such a great picture was taken on a 13 year old camera body is quite humbling.

How about by an old fart with one foot in the grave. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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LeeStar: Nice! Congrats.

Thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:06 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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papa natas: This is the last thing that possum saw before shaking hands with Jesus..
GREAT IMAGE!!!!
It never fails to amaze me that all those old cars seem to have a facial expression of their own. Some smile, while others look so grave and imperative.
You'll NEVER get that from a Prius...But a mouth without dentures.

Yes, it sure talked to me. I have a hundred more, but this is my favorite.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:06 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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o_23: Wow! Outstanding! This image waited 8 years to win first place and this car waited several decades to show its beauty. Those birds knew they will be in a winner picture. Congrats!

Studebakers are a lost breed. At one time in America they were even popular. Honest! :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:05 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Wow! This needs to be the cover for the next King's book!

Man, that would be nice! I have had book covers but never from someone like King.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:04 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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mayurgogoi: really fantastic ! congrates!

Thank you! Sometimes we get lucky.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:03 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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D Gold: Image is there, needs a tighter crop.

D Gold. I would love to see your 10th place entry. Really. What year was it? I did a search in this years contest and came up empty.

I have only managed to win a 2nd and an Honorable Mention from the Spider Awards (not counting Nominees).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 19:01 UTC
On Old Studebaker-medium in the Old Classic Cars (or Trucks) challenge (40 comments in total)
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D Gold: Image is there, needs a tighter crop.

Interesting. I didn't know they offered a 10th place. I was a Nominee in the same contest, but no cigar. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 18:54 UTC

2 pounds? $50,000 camera on a $20,000 drone? Dig deep, brother. And take lessons!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:12 UTC as 8th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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ZeneticX: Capture One Pro ftw

Good bye Thomas Knoll. I have upgraded from every version since PS1. I have taught PS - and you benefited far more than I.

My last version was PS CS6 and it will be my last. Greed is not a good thing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 02:30 UTC
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