PIX 2015
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 D7200 and D7100 (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.

Comments

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On Butterfly in the -Short is Hot!- (in Full Colours Only) challenge (9 comments in total)

Love it!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2015 at 16:16 UTC as 3rd comment
On Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop article (73 comments in total)

So . . . because of some other Windows 10 problems I reinstalled Windows 7. Nope, no luck here either. Half way through the install it hangs. Simply a bad product . . . and pushed by dpreview for $$ advertising. Shame.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 05:14 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop article (73 comments in total)

If you speak Indian you might get further?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 01:03 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop article (73 comments in total)

Filed a complaint with PayPal after no help from Corel.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 00:06 UTC as 18th comment
On Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop article (73 comments in total)

After 60 minutes and 3 phone calls I still can't install ParticleShop! Windows 10. I have PS CS6. Now I have to deal with PayPal. Yuck! It downloads the exe file but about half way threw the install it hangs. Restarted the computer, deleted the old exe file, and tried to install version 2. Same after deleting version 2 and version 3.

What a piece of junk.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On Surfing dolphins in the Mammals up close and personal challenge (9 comments in total)

Wow. I love this shot! I used to do these flip turns when body surfing what we called "shore breakers". Hopefully you land on your feet.

Makes me want to travel to Aussie land!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 16:55 UTC as 4th comment
On Kate in the -I'm Too Sexy for My Shirt- (in Full Colours Only) challenge (11 comments in total)

Very, very nice!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2015 at 01:38 UTC as 9th comment
On Looking for TRI-X effect in the VSCO FILM 01 challenge (6 comments in total)

Tri-X had a very long toe. This image goes to black way too fast. Made a living shooting this film for sports.
Nice image, though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 20:15 UTC as 4th comment

I actually tested my copy of this lens at 10' using a 2' x 3' ISO 12233 chart and found it excellent at 80mm - where I will probably be using it the most. The CA can be instantly mitigated without losing resolution using ACR, but it is there to some extent. All-in-all, as good a DX lens as I have tested (probably 15 or so). And yes, this would include my Sigma 17-50 which I gave to my wife. Excellent lens, but not quite as good as the Nikon 16-80.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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SETI: Heh, green skintones again =)

Fact: 8% of all men are partially color blind. I wonder!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 20:30 UTC
On Sexy at the beach... in the Expressing 'Sexy' challenge (16 comments in total)

Very nice photo. More, please! Lovely model, lovely pose - except for the hands. Congrads.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 23:19 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Fish Tails in the What were they thinking? challenge (3 comments in total)

Few = a small number of.
Great shot!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2015 at 19:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On 11043354_445028002324286_6218311566680398111_o photo in thegreat26's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I love this! Way too far to travel, though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 15:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Hawaii-June 1969 & June 2014 in the Memories challenge (35 comments in total)

Great post! God love you both.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 02:45 UTC as 22nd comment
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)

Wow! Amazing. Approaching mf Pentax 645, but not there yet. I don't own a digital Canon. Never have. But these are awesome results. Now I wonder what Sony will come out in the coming month?

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 16:20 UTC as 10th comment
On photo in sample 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
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 3rd 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 35th 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
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